January 29, 2021

2021 Retiree Health & Wellness Webinar Series

Source:  NYSUT Retiree Services
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2021 Retiree Webinars

From live music to chair yoga to spring gardening, there's something for everyone in our upcoming health and wellness webinars for NYSUT retirees. And best of all: they're free! Sign up today to help you stay engaged, stay healthy, beat loneliness and learn new skills.

The Retiree Webinar Series will air a different topic on Wednesdays @ 1 p.m. beginning Feb. 24.


Workshop Descriptions and Registration Links

Cabin Fever Concert: Sounds of the 60’s

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 1 p.m. via Zoom

Local Capital District Musician, Mike McMann, will perform a selection of songs from the ‘60’s. Wear your favorite 60’s garb, bring you memorabilia and memories and join Mike and Emcee, Jim Larson for a fun cabin fever relieving concert to be enjoyed on your favorite couch or armchair.


Chair Yoga

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 1 p.m. via Zoom

Certified Kripalu Yoga Instructor Geralyn O’Reilly will guide you through a chair yoga session designed to boost your immune system, strengthen your core, relieve stress and anxiety and increase your energy level. All movement can be done seated or standing with chair used for support. The session will begin with focus and attention to breath, gentle warm-ups and flow through yoga movements and end with five to ten minutes of deep relaxation. Participants to provide their own straight-back chair, preferably with no arms.


Getting Ready for Spring Gardening

Wednesday, March 10th at 1 p.m. via Zoom

This Spring let’s set ourselves up for success. Join Capital Roots’ Garden Educator, Amanda Vrsalovic, for a virtual class that will discuss ways to prepare your garden plot and yourself for the upcoming growing season. We’ll explore how to plan your plot, prep your soil, and warm up your mind and body for gardening.

Since 1975, Capital Roots has been working to reduce the impact of poor nutrition on public health in the Capital District Region. We organize community gardens, improve access to healthy food, offer nutrition and horticulture education for all ages and coordinate urban greening programs throughout the four-county region. For more information, go to our website at www.capitalroots.org. You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Total Body Fitness: Spring Training Workout

Wednesday, March 17th at 1 p.m. via Zoom

Staying at home doesn’t mean you can’t stay fit. Join AFAA spinning instructor, Susan Lafond, for a 45-minute, strength-conditioning interval workout to re-energize an active lifestyle and fight the Quarantine 15. No equipment is needed, but hand weights are optional. The low-impact, aerobic session is appropriate for all ability levels.

Presenter: Susan Lafond (AFAA certified Primary Group Exercise Instructor/Level II Spinning Instructor)

Susan Lafond is an AFAA certified Primary Group Exercise instructor and Level II Spinning® instructor with Mad Dogg Athletics with a long history in public education and working with adults. With her love for music, creativity, and attention to detail, she is a website publishing team member of Indoor Cycling Association for profiles, playlists and song contributions. Susan carefully adheres to proper fitness guidelines rather than contraindicatory movements in order to maximize results while building foundational skills. She inspires others to develop and work toward achieving their long-term fitness goals while providing the best experience in the safest environment.

How to Register

The Retiree Webinar Series will air a different topic on Wednesdays @ 1 p.m.

The live sessions will give participants the chance to ask questions, and to interact with the presenters and with each other. Sign on a few minutes early for an easy set-up, and have a chance to chat with others before the webinar starts.

Click the title of each webinar of your choice for description and to register.

Upon registration, participants will receive a link by email that will allow them to connect directly to their chosen webinar(s).

To join a webinar, participants will need to open the email on the scheduled date, and click on the included link at the 1 p.m. start time.

Connecting a few minutes early is recommended.

After you register, a pre-webinar reminder, session handouts and any follow-up materials will also be emailed directly to you. All the webinars will be recorded and posted on the NYSUT Retiree website at a later date.

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