NEXT Village and District 2 University (D2U) events on our calendar are open to all adults 60+ in northeast San Francisco. You do not need to be a member of NEXT Village to attend. Events are free unless indicated. Events are currently being held on Zoom (online or by phone) until we can meet in person again.
- 04January 4, 2021
- 05January 5, 2021https://nextvillagesf.org/event/posture-alignment-series/Join Roxanna Benjamin for a weekly series to assess alignment in the 4 most common postures: standing, sitting, lying and walking. Learn how your body should hold itself up in a safe way that won’t strain your joints, will activate your muscles, strengthen your core and move more freely. Benefits of improved posture include better breathing, improved digestions, increased mobility and strength. Tuesdays January 5, 12, 19, & 26.Roxanna Benjamin is a fitness instructor who focuses on POP Pilates and PIIT28 instruction. She also has a special interest in digestive health and nutrition from her personal journey toward a plant based diet and teaches seminars in these topics along with food preparation demonstrations.
- 05January 5, 2021https://nextvillagesf.org/event/try-something-new-seven-day-challenge/
It’s a new year. Start it off right by joining NEXT Village’s Try Something New Seven Day Challenge.
We’re making it super simple to get outside of your normal routine and try something new. Who knows, you might just discover something you really enjoy doing or a good habit you want to continue!
At our kick-off event, we’ll have a list of ideas for inspiration, or you can come up with your own. The key is to make sure things are manageable and do-able in a relatively short period of time. Include things you think will be fun, as well as a few that challenge you to make positive improvements in your life.
Our Zoom meeting for the Challenge will be casual as we want you to be inspired by each other. Rather than a formal speaker, we will break into small groups so you can share your ideas or get tips from others. Who knows, you might even find someone who wants to join you in doing something. It can be fun to have company – even when socially distanced trying a new Zoom activity together!
Examples of ideas include: walk 10 minutes longer than normal on a new route; call a friend or family member you haven’t talked with in a long time; put on a song and dance around like no one is watching; try a new recipe; try a group activity you’ve never done before (NEXT offers lots of options – from Trivia to Improv to Drawing to Writing); perform a random act of kindness for someone else; write down three things you are grateful for before you go to bed; etc.
Each day during the week, write down something new you did that day and pat yourself on the back.
For those who want to follow up after a week to compare notes, we’ll have an optional debrief on Jan 12 at 1 PM so you can give others ideas on things they should try and share things that surprised or delighted you.
- 06January 6, 2021https://nextvillagesf.org/event/low-impact-cardio-strength/In this four part series, we will be going over the basics for maintaining physical health and well being. Our main focus areas will include cardio, strength, balance and mobility. These exercise routines can be done in the home or the gym, with minimal equipment required. Each exercise will come with options to make the experience more comfortable or challenging. Wednesdays January 6, 13, 20 & 27.
Tony Jones is a certified personal trainer from the Bay Area. He loves to help his clients develop and maintain long term active lifestyles. He believes that exercise is as much a tool of self empowerment as it is a way to get in shape. He uses different training strategies and styles to help clients build self confidence, resilience, and stay active for life!”You will be required to complete a waiver to participate. The waiver will be sent through Docusign after you register.
- 06January 6, 2021https://nextvillagesf.org/event/womens-conversation-group-d2u-4/
Women’s Conversation Group (D2U)
Featuring Ace Volunteers Alex & Leslie Pellegrini
Weekly on Wednesdays, 1 – 2 pm: January 6, 13, 20 & 27
Alex and Leslie continue their popular facilitated weekly women’s conversation group.
This has become a highlight of the week for women wanting to have a weekly anchor event to keep them laughing and connected (via a safe, socially distanced Zoom gathering!).
This is a special community for women who want to join a close knit and welcoming weekly group. You never know what questions will be asked as you learn more about each other’s interests, values, and lives.