Upcoming Virtual Events

Connect with others virtually through live virtual events - keep your mind and body active, learn something new, or just have fun!   

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LEARN

Resolving Conflict without Blame

Hosted by Saint Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii

Saturday, December 4

9:00 am

Learn tips and techniques to manage the care of your loved ones without causing conflict or bitterness among family members. Learn some techniques that focus on the desires of the loved one. Establish agreements and rules that everyone can live by.

Presenter: Katie Ranney, Special Programs Coordinator, Mediation Center of the Pacific, Inc.

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STRENGHTEN

Easy to Follow Tai Chi

Hosted By Senior Planet

Monday, December 6

Wednesday, December 8
9:00 am

This gentle, slow, flowing form of exercise can be done seated as well as standing, by people of all ages and all abilities. Taiji Fit is easy to follow along and easy to do. There is no right or left, no right or wrong. Just move, breathe, flow.

 

Zoom Meeting Link: 

https://seniorplanet.zoom.us/j/170361931

Meeting ID: 170 361 931

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STRENGTHEN

Barre

Hosted by Senior Planet

Tuesday, November 7

Friday, December 10

9:00 am

This class combines ballet-inspired moves and elements of Pilates. The workout is great for balance, posture and toning. Don’t worry; no ballet barre is needed! Just use the kitchen counter, the back of the sofa, or a sturdy chair.

Zoom Meeting Link:

https://seniorplanet.zoom.us/j/84122851320

Meeting ID: 841 2285 1320

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CREATE

ORIGAMI WITH CRYSTAL

Tuesday, December 7

2:00-3:00 pm

Learn to make fun, easy origami creations with material you have at home.  No experience necessary and you do not need to have origami paper.  We'll use dollar bills and teach you to cut paper you already have.

 

Christmas Tree

Materials needed:

3 sizes of square paper 3", 4", 5"
Glue

Optional: blank card

Zoom Meeting Link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85423084516

Meeting ID: 854 2308 4516

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CONNECT

Waikiki Citizen Patrols with the Honolulu Police Department 

 

Tuesdays 

4:30pm Waikiki Baptist Church

6:30pm Eaton Square

 

Thursdays

4:30pm Banyan Tree by Duke Statue

7pm Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor (by Harbormaster's Office)

 

Get to know your neighbors during regular patrol walks.  Residents of all ages are welcome to a citizen patrol walk with HPD around the neighborhood.

For more information please contact officer

Stephanie Virardi at

(808) 723-3349 or svirardi@honolulu.gov 

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LEARN

Season's Eatings

Hosted by Blue Zones Project Hawaii

Wednesday, December 8 

5:00 pm 

 

The holidays are full of opportunities to indulge. But keeping up with a healthy diet doesn’t have to end when the holidays begin. We’ll discuss strategies to help you maintain your health (and weight) while enjoying the festive season. Learn how container size, design, and proximity can influence eating habits.

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LEARN

English Conversation

Thursdays, December 2, 9 & 16

10:00 - 11:00 am

Free weekly Conversation in English. A great way to improve your English Fluency! The teacher may suggest a topic to talk about, but this is not a structured class.

 

Donna Prather is an experienced second language teacher. She has an M.A. in Second Language Studies from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa and has taught in junior high, high schools, pre-collegiate settings and in Adult Basic Education. This is her eighth year at WCC.

 

SIGN UP BY CLICKING HERE

 

*FREE Class - Sign Up to get materials from the teacher 

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LEARN

Advance Care Planning: A Gift for Those You Love

Hosted by AARP HI

Friday, December 10 

2:00 pm 

 

One of the best gifts family members can give to one another is the gift of advance care planning.  Taking the time to do this can help avoid family in-fighting and prevent families from having to guess what a loved one wants during a health crises or serious illness.

  • Learn how to document your wishes in an Advance Health Care Directive.

  • Get tips on how to engage in family conversations around this issue. 

 The best way to help your loved one go through this process is to go through it yourself.  Participants in the session should review the conversation starter kit and Advance Care directive prior to the webinar. We recommend trying to complete the Advance Care Directive for yourself.  You will have the opportunity during the webinar to ask questions to help you complete it.

ACP Conversation Starter Kit

Advance Healthcare Directive

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ENERGIZE

ZUMBA GOLD LIVE ON ZOOM

with Robin Bush

Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri/Sat

10:00 am

Zumba Gold is perfect for active older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba® class that recreates original moves at a lower-intensity. It introduces easy-to-follow choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination. This class is free but you must register by emailing Robin at pcrobin@gmail.com.

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ENJOY

Movie Night: In the Heights

Hosted by AARP HI

Monday, December 13

5:30 pm

Usnavi is a bodega owner who longs to go back to his native Dominican Republic. In the meantime, he spends his time in a small neighborhood in Washington Heights pining after Vanessa, a beautiful lady working at the beauty salon and looking after Abuela Claudia, the elderly Cuban lady living next door who raised him, among many others. One day, Usnavi's childhood friend Nina comes back from college with a secret, and Abuela Claudia wins the lottery.

Based on a stage musical co-written by Lin Manuel Miranda.

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CREATE

Fast, Healthy & Ono Cooking: Holiday Meal for Two

Hosted by AARP HI

Thursday, December 16

5:00 pm

A traditional dish in many parts of the United States and beyond, the Pot Roast is a dish that is easy to prepare and delightful to share. Using the Braising method learned in previous classes, we will make this traditional dish in the classic way by first browning our meat then deglazing and slow cooking with stock, vegetables and potatoes. Lucky for us this dish creates its own sauce making it a complete meal in one lidded pot. Join us for this classic, perfect for the holiday season.

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EXPLORE

Young at Heart Expo

December 3-4

9am-5pm

Hawaiʻi Convention Center
1801 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815

Young at Heart is an event offering lifestyle-improving tips aimed at those 50 and older in Hawai‘i, featuring the latest in healthy living, financial planning and leisure in your later years.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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COOK

Spice It Up: Holiday Appetizers

Hosted by AARP

Monday, December 6

2:00pm

Engage with us live on Zoom as we learn about spices, including how to make custom blends. From tarka popcorn to crispy chickpeas, the right seasoning will elevate your ingredients. Ask your questions as our instructor demonstrates awesome small bites that will become your go-tos for holiday entertaining.

About the Instructor: April Dodd, lead culinary instrutor at the Milk Street Cooking School has had a long career, managing Middlebury College's food preservation program, working in a bio bakery in France, founding a culinary skills training program in Nairobi, and working as a consultant to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.

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LEARN

ESL Class

Tuesdays, November 30, 

December 7, 14, 21

10:00 - 11:00 am

A weekly class with a lesson plan built around a topic. New vocabulary will be introduced as well as useful structures, such as ways to express an opinion. The focus is on giving you tools to improve your conversational skills.

 

Donna Prather is an experienced second language teacher. She has an M.A. in Second Language Studies from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa and has taught in junior high, high schools, pre-collegiate settings and in Adult Basic Education. This is her eighth year at WCC. 

SIGN UP BY CLICKING HERE

*FREE Class - Sign Up to get materials from the teacher

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ENJOY

Movies for Grownups: RESPECT

Hosted by AARP

Tuesday, December 7

3:00 pm 

 Academy Award® winner Jennifer Hudson stars as the legendary “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin in RESPECT. Inspired by the musical legend who helped shape her own career, Ms. Hudson learned to play the piano and performed each of Ms. Franklin’s iconic songs live. As a child, Aretha is a beacon of light in her father’s church choir; as an adult, she overcomes controlling men and inner demons. Empowered by friend and mentor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., she becomes a civil rights activist and through a spiritual journey finds her voice. RATED R

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STRENGHTEN

Boxing Fundamentals

Hosted By Saint Francis Healthcare Systems of Hawaii

Tuesdays, 

December 7 through 28 
6:00-6:30 pm

Enjoy the health benefits of boxing by learning the basics with Coach Bill in the comfort of your own space. Join others virtually to practice punches, combinations, and footwork to improve your stamina, balance, agility, strength, and confidence. Participants can do this seated or standing. Work at your own pace but keep moving throughout the 30-minute session.

Instructor: Bill Asing, certified Kukkiwon 1st Dan with the World Taekwondo Federation and Personal Safety Coach

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LEARN

Identifying, Preventing & Responding to Domestic Violence & Abuse

Hosted by Saint Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii

Wednesday, December 8 

5:00 pm 

 

Family caregivers with learn more about the key components of healthy relationships, domestic violence, and elder abuse.  Explore strategies and resources available to caregivers in nurturing healthy relationships as well as increasing protective factors against abuse.


Presenter: Chelsey Stewart, Training & Technical Assistance Specialist, Hawai’i State Coalition Against Domestic Violence

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LEARN

Holiday Scams to Watch Out For

Hosted by AARP

Thursday, December 9  

2:00 pm 

 

Do you know the latest holiday scams?
Chances are, if you can spot a scam, then you can avoid it. This will come in handy with the holidays around the corner since the holiday season is a scammer’s dream. Join us for this free fraud webinar to receive helpful advice and resources from the AARP Fraud Watch Network, a free resource that helps you spot and avoid scams and get support if you’ve experienced fraud.

We’ll discuss these common scams and more:
· Online shopping
· Zero value gift cards
· Charitable giving
· Delivery scams and more

Plus, you’ll have the chance to receive free 1:1 assistance through the AARP Fraud Watch Network Helpline. You won’t want to miss it.

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LEARN

Trusts, Wills, POA & Medical Decision Making

Hosted by Saint Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii

Saturday, December 11

9:00 am 

 

Explore important financial and legal subjects that we often put off such as how to avoid probate and addressing financial disputes.  Seniors and their caregivers will learn tips on various types of power of attorneys, guardianship, and medical decision making.
 
Presenter: Kristin Bryant, attorney in private practice, volunteer attorney advisor, mentor at the University of Hawai`i, Elder Law Program

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CRAFTY SENIORS WITH DONNA

Tuesday, December 14

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Join in virtually to see what our Crafty Seniors are up to.  No skills necessary.  Bring your current hobbies/projects.  We’re here to enjoy one crafternoon together! 

Zoom Meeting Link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85423084516

Meeting ID: 854 2308 4516

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LEARN

Why Weight?

Hosted by Blue Zone Project Hawaii

Tuesday, December 14

5:00 pm

Managing your weight can be challenging, but in this workshop, you’ll discover the fundamental tools for lifelong success. From understanding why weight management needs to be a priority to creating a support network, learn the keys of readiness, goal setting, nutrition, and exercise to create a sustainable plan.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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LEARN

Budgeting on a Fixed Income

Hosted by Lanakila Multi Purpose Senior Center

Thursday, January 25

9:00 am

Join in for a presentation by HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union on how to budget on a fixed income.

Zoom Meeting Link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88569147859?pwd=cmFLd3ovU0tWeE83VGVwN3cxK2Zwdz09

Meeting ID: 885 6914 7859

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STRENGTHEN

SENIOR MOVES WITH TRISH

Every Monday (except holidays)

9:00 am

Every Thursday (except holidays)

No Class 11/25/21

1:00 pm

Trish, WCC Senior Program Coordinator, will guide you thru one hour of gentle chair exercises to help you with balance, circulation, posture and fall prevention.  All you need is a chair and one hour!

Zoom Meeting Link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82316032982

Meeting ID: 823 1603 2982

Effective May 10, 2021:

Free in-person participation will also be available – limited to 8 participants per class.  In-person participants must wear a mask at all time during the class and while on WCC property.

 

Pre-registration for in-person attendance is required by calling (808) 923-1802 to register with staff.

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ENERGIZE

Chair Yoga

Hosted By Senior Planet

Tuesday, November 7

Thursday, December 9

7:30 - 8:30 am

Join us for this chair yoga class featuring poses and breath awareness. Verbal cues offered during class will help you develop better alignment and mind-body connection. Some movements will be done standing. This class is offered as part of the Team Senior Planet program.

Zoom Meeting Link:

https://seniorplanet.zoom.us/j/170361931

Meeting ID: 170 361 931

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LEARN

Lighting & Smart Bulbs

Hosted by Senior Planet

Tuesday, December 7

10:00 am

Overwhelmed by the options of lightbulbs available? This lecture reviews common lighting terminology like watts and lumens and explains the differences between the many types of bulbs currently on the market. You’ll learn which bulb offers the most in terms of energy efficiency that can help lower your utility bill. Additionally, we’ll explore the benefits of smart bulbs and smart lighting and how they can be controlled through apps and smart home hubs like Alexa and Google Home.

Zoom Meeting Link: https://seniorplanet.zoom.us/j/170203513

Meeting ID: 170 203 513

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LEARN

Health Educational Series with Humana

Hosted by Lanakila Multi Purpose Senior Center

Tuesday, December 7

3:00 pm 

 

Zoom Meeting Link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81486026161?pwd=eHUxRGZ1eFNKWUI2YVJYSnA5YnVGQT09

Meeting ID: 814 8602 6161

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CONNECT

LETTUCE TALK - 

Virtual Lunch & Chat 

Every Wednesday 

12:00-1:00 pm 

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Miss getting together with friends for lunch?  Join us for a weekly virtual group luncheon. Get your homemade or takeout lunch ready, click on our Zoom link and chat while lunching! 

Zoom Meeting Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83422799264

Meeting ID: 834 2279 9264

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STRENGHTEN

Body & Brain Tai Chi

Hosted by St Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii

Thursdays, December 2-30

9:00 am

Physical health, emotional well being and spiritual satisfaction are not separate. Body&Brain practice provides practical techniques and programs to help you care for all three of these important aspects of life. Explore training methods designed to Improve your flexibility, balance, agility, and energy. Modifications to the exercises will be provided for those with different levels of mobility and fitness. Carol Miyasato, a certified instructor for Body&Brain Yoga Tai Chi, and her team of trainers will provide guidance to mindfully manage stress, health and find peace in your days. 

Instructors: Body&Brain Yoga Tai Chi Trainers

 

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LEARN

Fast, Healthy and Ono Cooking: Holiday Pies: Sweet and Savory

Hosted by AARP HI

Thursday, December 9  

5:00 pm 

 

Everyone loves a fresh slice of Pie. Sweet or savory, they can be a savory meal in one or the perfect ending to a delicious dinner. We will first make a simple and tender piecrust, and then discover the many different fillings that can be used to create some classics. A side or two couldn't hurt either, so let's add that too.

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STRENGTHEN

Big Moves! Monday

Hosted by Saint Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii

Mondays, December 13 & 20

8:00-9:00 am 

 

This exercise program is designed to activate all the muscles in your body with big intentional movements to help reduce stiffness, improve circulation, coordination, and balance.

Trainer: Glen Higa is a certified personal trainer (NASM-CPT) and was diagnosed in 2018 with Young Onset Parkinson's. He has adopted exercise into his daily life to keep physically and mentally strong. He continues his own training with George Ma of Fitness Therapy Hawaii and trains fellow Parkinson's patients and caregivers as a way to give back to everyone who has helped him along his journey.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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CREATE

Make it Merry, Make it Sustainable

Hosted by AARP

Monday, December 13

2:00 pm

Join on Zoom for advice on making this season more sustainable. We'll explore ethical shopping and gift ideas, demonstrate gift wrapping using recyclable materials, and plan a meal that leaves no waste.

About the Instructors: Sheeco (pronounced she-co) is a sustainability consulting firm founded by two friends with a passion for making the world a better place. 

Diana Andrew, MS, is a Nashville-native and sustainability professional. Diana enjoys helping people problem-solve to make their city more beautiful and resilient. Her ten years of experience in research, project management, and sustainability education provide the perfect background for helping incorporate evidence-based solutions for a sustainable home. Diana has a B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and a M.S. in Sustainable Practice from Lipscomb University.

Nicole Brose, MSL, combines her passion for sustainability and her love for live entertainment to help her community thrive. Nicole has a B.S. in Event Management from the University of Central Florida and a Master of Sustainability Leadership from Arizona State University. 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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LEARN

One Day University Lecture: Christmas in America

Hosted by AARP

Wednesday, December 15

5:00 pm

Was Christmas really banned in Massachusetts until the 1850s? How did the eight reindeer get their names? Why do we bring pine trees into our houses at Christmas? How did Santa go from a 4th century Turkish bishop, to a tiny elf, to a life-size grandfatherly figure dressed in red? What role did Coca-Cola play in this? Where does the Yule log fit into Christmas? Why are so many Christmas songs like “Rudolph” written by Jewish composers? What’s with the recent trend of upside-down Christmas trees? And is there really a “War on Christmas?” During this talk, Professor O’Donnell will take on these and many more Christmas-related questions.

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LEARN

Conversations of Topics on Aging

Hosted by Lanakila Multi Purpose Senior Center

Monday, January 10

1:00 pm

Presented by Dr. Michael Cheang

Future Presentations:

Monday, Jan 24, 2022 1:00 pm

Monday, Feb 7, 2022 1:00 pm

Monday, Mar 7, 2022 1:00 pm

Monday, Mar 21, 2022 1:00 pm

Monday, Apr 4, 2022 1:00 pm

Monday, Apr 18, 2022 1:00 pm

Zoom Meeting Link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82804751409?pwd=YWhsTk5JRm5UNDV5djY3WW4wSFB3dz09 

Meeting ID: 828 0475 1409