Crawford COA News; offering Zoom Classes

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GRAYLING – The Crawford County Commission on Aging and MSU Extension are offering several opportunities for online instruction and exercise programs in July.

Classes include:

Online introduction to Zoom class on July 14 from 3-4 p.m. Walk through how to register for classes, log on, and use Zoom so you can take classes online. Try out Zoom and play with its features while someone is available to talk you through any challenges. You can join in using a laptop or desktop computer, tablet, iPad, or smartphone. A call-in phone number is also available through Zoom, which functions like a conference call. Visit https://tinyurl.com/Intro-to-Zoom-July-2020 to register.

Walk in the Woods is back in action! Walking is low impact, strengthens your heart, and boosts energy levels! Come out Tuesday and Thursdays starting on July 21 at 1 pm to explore the beautiful trails around Crawford and Roscommon County. Meet at different trailheads and walk as a group throughout the woods for 5 weeks. Contact Kaitlyn Grieb at kgrieb@crawfordcoa.org for trail locations or program updates.

Board games via Zoom. These games can be played from the comfort of your own home while still interacting with friends and having fun! To play participants will need a computer or other internet-enabled device with a camera and microphone along with a piece of paper, pencil, and dice. Join the following games: Yahtzee—July 6 at noon; Boggle—July 13 at noon; and Bingo—July 20th at 2 p.m.

Senior Project Fresh Farmers Market Nutrition Program. Qualified older adults receive $20 worth of coupons that are used to purchase fresh Michigan produce at participating Project Fresh Markets. Coupon distribution will take place on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants must schedule a one-on-one telephone appointment with Advocacy and Resource Coordinator, Tammy Findlay, to receive their coupons.

Zumba classes via Zoom on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10am. All classes are free of charge and will feature modifications to accommodate all skill levels. No sign up is necessary: just email Kaitlyn (kgrieb@crawfordcoa.org) to receive the URL and password to enter the Zoom Room.

Demystify Medicare. Join the Crawford County Commission on Aging on Wednesday, July 22 at 1 p.m. via Zoom for a presentation that will help demystify the issues surrounding Medicare. Tammy Findlay, Advocacy & Resource Coordinator, and volunteer Medicare/Medicaid counselors will discuss the various parts of Medicare including what is covered or not covered, Medicare Supplement and Prescription Drug Plans, and how Medicare recipients who have low income can get assistance paying for Prescription Drug Plans and the Medicare Part B premium. For more information or to get the Zoom link, email Tammy at tfindlay@crawfordcoa.org.

For information on these and other programs call the center at 989-348-7123.

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