Virtual Programs

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Explore with JCPRD 50 Plus here, “there," or anywhere! We welcome participation in our virtual programs from all, regardless of your geographic location. Come connect with us!

The courses listed below are offered via Zoom, an online video conferencing platform. Advanced registration is required. Programs are subject to meeting minimum registrations. Information on how to access the program will be sent no later than 9:00 am the day of the program to those who register/RSVP. Please register/RSVP for all programs at least 24 hours in advance.

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Registration for January - April 2023 activities starts Monday, Nov. 21!


Enrichment & Special Interest

Concert: New Horizons Band Concert Series
Clear your calendars & don't miss these performances by members of the New Horizons Band as they make beautiful music together. This top-notch entertainment is free of charge. Interested in watching online?  Contact Lisa at [email protected]
1 - 1 hr. event - FREE

23073      Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center                    12/12      Mon      7 pm

24384      Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center                    3/14        Tue        7 pm

24385      James C. Olson Performing Arts Center at UMKC         5/1         Mon      7 pm


Games: Scattergories® (Virtual) 
Think fast and write faster in this quick-paced game of alliterative words and categories.
1 - 1 hr. class - FREE  

23286     Virtual Program        11/2      Wed       10 am

24367     Virtual Program        1/25      Wed        10 am

24503     Virtual Program        2/8        Wed        10 am

24368     Virtual Program        3/8        Wed        1 pm

24504     Virtual Program        4/4        Tue          2 pm


Gardening: Gardening with a Master Gardener (Virtual)
What is that?  How do I grow or do this?  What should I put in my garden?  What type of garden do I like?  So many questions and no one to ask until now.  Join the K-State Extension Office on a variety of gardening topics and be free to discuss your gardening questions with a Master Gardener. 
1 - 1 hr. class - FREE

24282     Design a Rain Garden                                          Virtual             2/7        Tue       2 pm

24288     Pruning Evergreens                                              Virtual             3/7        Tue       2 pm

24289     Colorful Shade Gardens Beyond Hostas           Virtual             4/4        Tue       2 pm


Special Interest: Be in the Know…Alzheimer’s and Dementia (Virtual)
Learn how to recognize common signs of Alzheimer’s and dementia; how to approach someone about memory concerns; importance of early detection and benefits of diagnosis.  Presentations by Alzheimer’s Association
1 - 1 hr. class- Free      

23267     Virtual Program    Navigating the Holidays                              11/9        Wed         2 pm

23268     Virtual Program    Effective Communication                            12/7        Wed         2 pm  

24820      Virtual Program    10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's               2/8          Wed         2 pm  


Special Interest: Travels with Granddad - Travelogue Series (Virtual)
Join presenter, Hal Costly, as he shares his explorations of destinations he’s experienced with his grandsons.  
1 - 1 hr. session- FREE             

24863     Travelogue 1 - Cleveland, Niagara Falls, Rochester, and Gettysburg                                                            Virtual         1/13         Fri        10 am

24864     Travelogue 2 - Boston, Springfield, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore                                                       Virtual          1/20        Fri        10 am

24865     Travelogue 3 - St. Louis, the Cahokia Indian Mounds, and Hannibal                                                            Virtual          1/27        Fri        10 am

24866     Travelogue 4 - Dude ranch in Wyoming, North Dakota’s Badlands, and South Dakota’s Badlands         Virtual          2/3         Fri        10 am

24867     Travelogue 5 - St. Augustine Florida and other Florida Cities                                                                         Virtual          2/10        Fri        10 am


Special Interest: UFO Museum (Virtual) 
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a UFO! Enjoy a virtual presentation by the staff at the UFO Museum in Roswell, NM. 
1 - 1 hr. sessions - Free

24765     Virtual Program          3/14     Tue         10 am

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Fitness & Health

Exercise: AEA Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program (AFEP) – Virtual 

AFEP has now gone virtual! Enjoy this low intensity, chair-based exercise from the comfort of your own home.  

 Virtual courses are offered via Zoom, an online video conferencing platform. Advanced registration is required. Programs are subject to meeting minimum registrations. Information on how to access the program will be sent no later than 9:00 am the day of the program to those who register/RSVP. Please register/RSVP for all programs at least 24 hours in advance.

1 – 45 min. workout - FREE

14365     Virtual Program            9/1 - 12/28         Wed        11 am

21665     Virtual Program            1/4 - 4/26           Wed        11 am     


Exercise: Virtual Chair Yoga
Take yoga off the mat and onto the chair, incorporating breathing with movement while retaining all the benefits of yoga. Use the chair for support if needed during standing poses. This class will take place every Tuesday for 4 consecutive weeks. If you are unable to attend class at the scheduled time, you will receive a link to watch the recorded class at your convenience within 48 hours.     

3 - 50 min. sessions - $24 / $26 nonresidents

23099     Virtual Program             11/29     Tue       9:30 am

23102     Virtual Recording        12/1       Thu       9:30 am Class recording sent out weekly to do on your own schedule!  

2 - 50 min. sessions - $16 / $18 nonresidents

23104     Virtual Recording       12/20      Tue       9:30 am Class recording sent out weekly to do on your own schedule!  

7 - 50 min. sessions - $56 / $34 nonresidents      

24798     Virtual Program            1/3          Tue        9:30 am

24799     Virtual Recording       1/5          Thu       9:30 am Class recording sent out weekly to do on your own schedule! 

6- 50 min. sessions- $48 / $53 nonresidents

24806     Virtual Program            2/21        Tue        9:30 am

24800     Virtual Recording       2/23        Thu        9:30 am Class recording sent out weekly to do on your own schedule! 

6 - 50 min. sessions - $48 / $53 nonresidents

24807     Virtual Program            4/4           Tue        9:30 am

24808     Virtual Recording       4/6           Thu       9:30 am Class recording sent out weekly to do on your own schedule! 


Exercise: Virtual Strength and Stretching 
A stretching and strengthening class designed to increase strength and range of motion helping with activities of daily living. This class will take place on Zoom every Thursday. If you are unable to attend class at the scheduled time, you can request a link to watch the recorded class within 7 days.

3 - 50 min. sessions - $24 / $26 nonresidents

23118     Virtual Program           12/1       Thu      11:30 am

2 - 50 min. sessions - $16 / $18 nonresidents

23120     Virtual Recording     12/22      Thu      9:30 am Class recording sent out weekly to do on your own schedule!  

7 - 50 min. sessions - $56 / $34 nonresidents

24858     Virtual Program          1/5          Thu       11:30 am

6 - 50 min. sessions - $48 / $53 nonresidents

24859     Virtual Program         2/23         Thu       11:30 am 

6- 50 min. sessions - $48 / $53 nonresidents

24860     Virtual Program          4/6          Thu       11:30 am