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September 20, 2020
Hopkins Activity Center News & Notes

Technology Tips

Where do you go to get your technology questions answered? Many people would say they turn to using the Google search engine as a resource to answer just about any question. Or one with a particular Smartphone may ask the voice of Siri for answers to their inquires. But, if you are someone who is not familiar with either the term Google or Siri, your interest in technology may have stopped right there. 

While technology can be extremely useful, it can also be daunting to some of us. To become more confident with technology, website offers 
15 Tips to help you become computer savvy. With the sage advice, "While exploring a new thing can be intimidating and scary, you know that you will get better with time. You have not come this far in your life by being timid, but by being brave."

Their top 3 tips to this end include: Conquer Your Fear,  Have A Positive Open Attitude, and Reach Out. 

For more technology tips and helpful senior resources, read on...

Tech Tip Tuesday

Social media can help you stay connected with family and friends, especially now when we are still distancing ourselves and not as likely to meet together in person. Even if you do not currently use social media platforms such as Facebook or Twitter, Nickie from Social Club Simple assists adults with learning about these communication tools in a breezy and supportive manner. With weekly Tech Tips and encouragement, Podcast learning, Spotify introductions, and resources for beginners to technology on the Social Club Simple Facebook page, you can be on your way to a discovery of new realms!

Wellness Resources

Creating a healthier you, through Juniper

Juniper's evidence-based programs help people across the state experience improved wellness and quality of life by creating a culture of health, where prevention and wellness are the norm.
Its programs give you the tools you need to take control of your health management in a way that works best for your life. Juniper programs provide self-care strategies, education, and fitness instruction. Resources include tools for building health strategies in Diabetes Prevention, Chronic Pain and Disease Management, and more.
To learn more about Juniper programs visit

Senior LinkAge Line

Speak directly with a local aging expert with assistance on a variety of needs:
Health Insurance Counseling, Medicare Open Enrollment, Prescription Drug Expenses, or Care Transitions. This free resources to seniors is offered weekdays by calling 1-800-333-2433.

Veteran Assistance

Veterans, when you and your family need support, the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs is available to connect you with resources and benefits. Be sure to visit their website listing state and federal benefit offerings at

Yoga Time Changes!

Mon, 8:30 am

Mat Yoga Zoom Class

Wed, 9:00 am 

Balance & Chair Yoga Zoom Class. This is the same time, no change here!

Fri, 1 pm

Mat Yoga Zoom Class

A slight change in Mat Yoga class times will be in place for a few weeks, as instructor Jessica is off. Thank you Patty for stepping up to continue offering this health and wellness practice remotely. We appreciate during this time the ability to be able to participate with you in a fitness routine in such a safe manner.

To attend a Yoga class this week, email

Connect to Learning

Childhood Toys & Memories - Tues, 1 pm

Toys can hold some of our most cherished memories. Join the Museum Educator at The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures, in Kansas City as she shares the story of the Nettie Wells dollhouse and the special memories held by its items. Come ready to participate, with a memory (picture or toy) to share!

The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures contains the world’s largest collection of fine-scale miniatures and one of the nation’s largest antique toy collections on public display. Register here by 9 pm Monday for an engaging virtual learning experience.

Poetry 101 - Thur, 1 pm
Get a poetry lesson through an exploration of one of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s sonnets by the ranger at the Longfellow House, Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site. Register 1 day prior to the Connect to Learning event!

Staying Connected

A "one stop shop" for staying connected with Activity Center news is to visit our website at, to find recent email notices, past newsletters, register for virtual programming, or visit our Facebook page. You can also find these helpful links at the bottom of this email each week.

And, for more helpful Resources for Seniors, we have a link on our website dedicated specifically to providing information for a variety of needs: nutritional assistance, household maintenance, medical equipment loans, and more! Find Resources for Seniors at:

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