Online Programs & Resources
We now offer ways for you to participate off site that may help keep you engaged and energized. Click on the links below to view different offerings.
Badger Talks features over 350 UW- Madison faculty and staff who are available to give talks virtually around Wisconsin. We have temporarily paused requests for face to face talks due to COVID19, but if you would like to request a virtual talk, feel free to check out Badger Talks website, where you can search for speakers by topic or keyword using the search bar at the top, and submit a request for a virtual talk.
FREE Online video exercises by Deliver Rehab, designed specifically for our respected elders within the community. Minimal household items to no equipment needed. Gentle range of motion, flexibility, deep breathing exercises. Can be performed in the comfort and safety of your own home.
Work out at home for free with these Go4Life exercises for older adults. Offered by National Institute On Aging.
Practice strength training exercises at home. Offered by National Institute On Aging.
Stretching has many benefits and this link has five brief options. Offered by National Institute On Aging.
Check out these easy, short classes to help maintain your balance. Offered by National Institute On Aging.
In an effort to provide older adults with a resource for guidance on home safety and exercises, a resource guide is available. Falls are the #1 cause of injury deaths in Wisconsin for older adults. It is important to keep moving and to eliminate fall hazards in your home. If you are worried about falling and would like guidance on helpful exercises and home safety during COVID-19, please call Ron Dorr at 608-212-9120 Monday through Friday between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. This resource is provided by Safe Community of Madison/Dane County.
Well Connected is a community for seniors. Well Connected members call in via a toll-free number at a set time each week, with some groups also offering the option to connect via computer, tablet, or mobile device. Most groups last 30 minutes to an hour with around 12 participants. Newcomers are always welcome! Over 70 activities, educational classes, and support groups are available, over the phone or online from the comfort of your own home! See the Well Connected brochure for details.
Dane County Area Agency on Aging has published a Social Isolation Resource Guide. It is full of ideas and tools to help combat social isolation and loneliness, to include:
- Social Connections
- Physical Activities
- Brain Health
- Music & Art
- Resources & webinars
For help with urgent needs or virtual events and resources, visit the National Council on Aging (NCOA) website.
Trivia Questions and Answers for Seniors.
Click the links below for free online games: