JubileeCare While Staying Home
Through our new JubileeCare program, we are keeping people connected while staying home through new virtual programming. Even if you cannot fully participate in the activity, this is an opportunity to see friends and engage with your community. Please visit our events page weekly to see which activities are being offered that week. If you need help with Zoom, contact Nyla Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 301-949-8628 ext.168.
Want to share a photo or video about how you are spending your time at home with the Jubilee community? Send it in to email@example.com!
Join Jubilee Activities on Zoom
Jubilee will host a daily radio talk show Monday – Friday from 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. The show will include interviews with people in the Jubilee community, updates and Q&A opportunities for staff, clients, family members, volunteers, and board members.
This midday “pick me up” gets everyone off the sofa and moving their bodies. No special equipment needed.
Dance Party Friday
Dance like nobody’s watching! Join up with your friends via Zoom for a dance party. DJ Maxwell spinning your favorite tunes.
Participate in a guided meditation to start the week on an uplifting note. Led by certified wellness practitioner Nyla Jones.
Each session will emphasize a component of the five-part wellness approach (deep meditation, nutrition, yoga & movement, stress management, self-love & mindfulness) and will begin and end with a guided meditation.
Salad and Movie Night
Discuss a favorite movie over a salad dinner. This is virtual, if you want to eat something else for dinner, it’s ok too! Movie to pre-watch for:
- April 30 – Hop
- May 7 – Richie Rich
- May 14 – Christopher Robin
Spirit Club invites you to Virtual Yoga every Tuesday at 4:00 p.m.!
Special Olympics of Maryland – Virtual MOVEment
Special Olympics Maryland’s unique home-based health and wellness campaign, Virtual MOVEment consists of fitness exercises from Special Olympics Fit5, WWE School of Strength, and NFL PLAY 60, as well as interactive social groups, healthy cooking tips, and other fun boredom busters. Join them in staying active and social from the comfort of your own home via their Facebook group! You must hit “Join Group” to be able to post and comment on the page.
Other Activity Ideas
Start Journal/Writing Projects
Writing or recording what you’re thinking and feeling is one way to process what’s happening during this time. You can use whatever paper you have on hand at home, or here’s a resource for a free online journal https://penzu.com/. Or you can record yourself talking into your smart phone. You can keep it private or share it online with your friends and family.
- Write a story with your roommates
- Write a story from a picture
- Write letters to friends and family, put them in the mail, it will brighten the day of your loved ones
- Read books. Dust off an old favorite from your shelf, or head to https://montgomerycountymd.libguides.com/az.php to see what the Montgomery County Public Library has online. In addition to books, they have magazines and audio books.
- Don’t love to read, but love stories? Check out free audio books on the computer from the local library, or purchase on www.audible.com
- Take long walks: Collect small rocks, then when you get home paint them. Once they are dry, place them around your neighborhood to bring a smile to people’s faces. Add the hashtag #socialdistancerocks. See if you can find your rock on social media!
- Bird Watching: Print out a list of local birds, how many can you identify?
- Yard Work
Keeping The Faith
- Dress up (if you wish) and watch together a live stream service of your religious affiliation
Around the World from Home
Plan a night celebrating other cultures. For example, plan an Italian Culture evening where you play music by great Italian singers and cook a dinner featuring Italian foods like spaghetti and meatballs. You can visit great sites in Italy via the Internet. Check out the Coliseum in Rome, the Duomo in Florence, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa! “Virtually” fly over to Greece and check out the Parthenon in Athens!
- Tackle a drawer or a closet a day. Clean out items you don’t use or don’t wear. This is a tough time for many, instead of throwing out, think about what you can donate and bag it up for a donation pick up.
- Deep clean the fridge. Take everything out, wash down the shelves, and put everything back neatly.
- Pantry – dispose of expired items, neatly label and organize your food items.
Arts & Crafts
- Make a homemade greeting card – mail them to your friends and family. I bet it will bring a smile to their faces!
- Make a list of people you want to give a gift to. Pick a craft and then make them something. A homemade art project is always a great gift.
- Look at your walls. Do they need some new art? Paint, color, draw – then hang it up!
- Easy Craft
- See what art projects you have at home. This may be a good time to: Color, Bead, Crochet, Knit, Paint, or Draw
Games & Imaginative Play
- Bingo tournaments
- Indoor Scavenger Hunt
- Dress up. Try out different characters from the items in your closet. Put on a fashion show or a play.
Video games can be interactive if you have the equipment to play with friends remotely. Here are two sites to consider.
This is a great time to get on the phone with your family and ask questions about your family history. After you have the information, turn it into a beautiful family tree. This can be an art project and/or a writing project.
Baking & Cooking
This is a great time to learn some new cooking skills. There are a lot of tutorials online and cooking shows on TV. If you have recipe books at home, they can be fun to read and pick out some new recipes to try. Here are two ideas to get you started.
Animal Web Cams
When you can’t go to the zoo, the animals come right to you via these incredible animal webcams!