Much of the world has turned “virtual” due to the recent stay-at-home orders, but that doesn’t mean you can’t remain active and enjoy some of the activities that you’re used to in order to. Here’s a sampling of things to do digitally.
• Line dancing: Visit Pittsburgh resident Roland Ford’s Facebook page to enjoy virtual line dancing through Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/roland.ford.10
• Exercise classes: SilverSneakers has taken its classes online for adults ages 65 and older in participating healthcare plans. To check your eligibility and access more than 200 exercise videos that you can do at home in your own time, visit silversneakers.com.
• Educational courses: Virtual Senior Academy offers exciting ways to engage with your peers online. Review their course catalog and learn about their free programs at virtualsenioracademy.org.
• Visit the theater: The Pittsburgh Public Theater is hosting an online Public Playtime at 7 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays. Enjoy classic plays and extraordinary works by Pittsburgh writers right in your living room. Simply click on this zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/805576064. (You must have Zoom.us installed on your computer.)
• Have a virtual party: Host a dinner or game night with friends over video chat. Follow this Good Housekeeping link for 10 fun games you can play on Zoom: goodhousekeeping.com/life/entertainment/g32098665/best-games-to-play-on-zoom/
• Enjoy the symphony: The Pittsburgh Symphony has a series of musical offerings that they’re presenting virtually. Learn more and tune in at pittsburghsymphony.org.
• Venture out for a car-based Zoofari: Visit the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPB Aquarium from the safety of your car with a Zoofari Drive-Thru. Tickets are $60 per vehicle, $50 for member vehicles. Purchase at pittsburghzoo.org.
Learn about even more virtual events at visitpittsburgh.com. Check out more tips for connecting at the Administration for Community Living: acl.gov/COVID-19.