Flower Seed Packets

Announcing Bay Aging’s “Growing Together” Initiative

With all the safety measures we must take during the COVID-19 pandemic, coming up with creative ways to engage with one another can be challenging.  Bay Aging volunteers and staff miss our time together with you, so we’ve come up with a fun new initiative called “Growing Together” that we hope you’ll take part in.  We encourage you to participate in Growing Together by exercising your green thumb and growing the seed packet we sent into Cosmos, Sunflowers or Zinnias.

Let’s have some fun!  As you grow your flowers take a picture and email it to Bay Aging at:  growing@bayaging.org

Don’t have a phone that takes pictures or use email?  No problem! We’ll ask a Bay Aging volunteer or staff person to take pictures of you and your flowers and post them on Bay Aging’s website and/or Facebook page!

Don’t have a green thumb?  No problem!  Draw or paint a picture of your favorite summertime scene and we’ll ask a Bay Aging volunteer or staff person to take a picture of your artwork.  Just like the pictures of flowers, we’ll post your artwork on Bay Aging’s website and/or Facebook page.

We love you and miss you and hope this opportunity to grow together with your Bay Aging family this summer is lots of fun!

Sincerely,

Your friends at Bay Aging

Take exercise classes, reduce stress through meditation, boost your immune system and discover tips to prepare healthy meals – all from the comfort of home.

Staff Picks:

  • The AARP offers a wide variety of articles and resources, including workouts, cooking tips, recipes and healthy living tips.
  • The YMCA has shared a series of health and fitness videos that are available on-demand.
Seniors Exercising

Many arts organizations have made performances free to watch online. Enjoy theater, concerts, opera and dance performances.

Staff Picks:

Peggys Gospel Singers at Westmoreland Active Lifestyle Center

Animal lovers will be pleased to know that many zoos and aquariums offer live cams so you can observe and enjoy the animals from home.

Staff Picks:

  • The Smithsonian’s National Zoo – Watch giant pandas Tian Tian and Mei Xiang on the zoo’s two Panda Cams.
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium – Choose from 10 live cams, from sea otters to jellyfish.
  • San Diego Zoo – Watch a variety of animals, from apes to koalas, penguins to tigers.
  • American Eagle Foundation’s Eagle Cams – Explore the world of Bald Eagles through five different high-definition, live-streaming cameras placed over wild and captive Bald Eagle nests, including a wild pair residing at the National Arboretum in Washington, D.C.
  • Aquarium of the Pacific – View live cams of penguins, sharks and more. Visitors can also connect to a variety of educational resources such as videos, online exhibits and recorded lectures.
Polar Bear at zoo

It is possible to visit museums and historic sites from around the world without leaving your house. Visitors can enjoy online exhibits, view collections or take virtual tours.

Staff Picks: 

  • Enjoy artwork from around the world. Thousands of museums and galleries have partnered with Google Arts & Culture to display their collections through virtual tours.
  • The Smithsonian’s National Air & Space Museum, Washington, D.C. – Take a virtual tour of the hundreds of aircraft and spacecraft on display at the National Mall Building (Washington, D.C.) or Udvar-Hazy Center (Chantilly, VA).
  • Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY – Take a virtual tour and view the collection of the museum considered to be architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece.
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY – Take a virtual tour and explore the museum’s collection.
  • The Museum of Flight, Seattle, WA – Take a virtual tour; access the cockpits and interiors of aircraft in the collection.
  • Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami, FL – Tour the opulent estate and lush gardens, originally the home of businessman James Deering, now owned by Miami-Dade County and open to the public.
Female art expert holding painting at museum

Staff Picks:

Virginia State Capitol Building

Tour one of the many national parks offering digital tours and experiences that you can access anytime.

Blue Ridge Mountains view from trail

Never underestimate the power of a good game!  Playing a game is a great way to stay engaged, alert and focused.  Give those mental muscles a workout with some of these web links below.

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