As we confront social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve dedicated our resource section at this time to content available for older adults to stay engaged and connected. By design most of the resources here are free.  Please reach out to us if you have any questions, comments, or other resources you would like to share. And feel free to share with others.

Some of Our Favorites:

Old Time Radio

https://archive.org/details/oldtimeradio

Radiooooo: Choose your country, your decade and genre.

https://radiooooo.com

Classic TV

http://www.classic-tv.com/watch

Classic Cartoons

http://www.classic-tv.com/cartoons

Memory Well: Interactive timelines to help families stay in touch. Upload memories, photos, videos, music, and movies.

https://app.memorywell.com/ecommerce/timelineintro           

Spiro100: Full-featured, on-demand wellness program

https://spiro100.spirofit.com/free-trial

San Diego Zoo:  The world of the animals and what they’re up to while the visitors are away. www.zoo.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams/

Aeronaurtics and Space

Boeing:   Explore  the latest engineering, technology, and   manufacturing  at Boeing.

www.boeingfutureu.com/virtual-field-trips

NASA Glenn Research Center: Explore missions and ultra-high-def videos of space missions.

www.nasa.gov/content/ultra-high-definition-video-gallery

NASA's 4K virtual tour of Earth's moon: Detailed sites on the moon and lunar terrains.

https://moon.nasa.gov/resources/168/tour-of-the-moon-4k/

Solar System Scope: Tour the  solar system, the night sky, and view outer space in real time.

www.nineplanets.org/tour

Atlanta Zoo Panda Cam: Pandas at the Atlanta Zoo !

www.zooatlanta.org/panda-cam

Aquariums and Zoos

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden:   Home Safari Facebook Live each weekday at 12 noon PST.

www.cincinattizoo.org/home-safari-resources  & www.youtube.com/channel/UCE3VoxyYmyQCReOXk2ogsVg

Georgia Aquarium:   Live webcams  of  African Penguins, Beluga  Whales, Seaotters, Piranhas, and more.

www.georgiaaquarium.org/webcam/beluga-whale-webcam

Monterey Bay Aquarium:  A  variety of  webcams:  aviary, coral reef, sharks, and jellyfish!

https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams/

San Diego Zoo:  The  world of the animals and what they’re up to while the visitors are away.

www.zoo.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams/

Art and Culture

Archdaily: Modern architecture

www.archdaily.com

Artsy: Current events  and  works  of up  and  coming  and renowned artists alike.

www.artsy.net

Dezeen: Modern art world.

www.dezeen.com

Google  Arts & Culture: Tour  renowned   museums  across  the globe.

https://artsandculture.google.com

The Kennedy Center: Performances  from  the  Kennedy Center’s stages.

https://www.kennedy-center.org/digital-stage

Live Streamed Classical Music: Classic Concerts

https://www.classicfm.com/music-news/live-streamed-classical-music-concerts-coronavirus/

Audiobooks and e-books

DigitalBook: Download free ebooks and audiobooks

www.digitalbook.io

Hoopla: Borrow digital movies, music, ebooks, and more.

www.hoopladigital.com

Libby: Login with your county library for ebooks and   audiobooks  for  free  (iTunes       / Google Play)

https://www.overdrive.com/apps/libby/

Project Gutenberg: Over 60,000 eBooks, available for tablet download.

Entertainment TV, Movies and Radio

Games

General Game Directories

www.arkadium.com/free-online-games

https://games.aarp.org

www.gamesforthebrain.com

www.mindgames.com

www.Onlinegamesforseniors.com

Brain Games

www.luminosity.com

www.Memozor.com

Casino Style/Gambling

www.gsn.com

www.vegasslotsonline.com/free

Classic Games

www.chess.com

www.freeonlinemahjonggames.net

Puzzles

The Jigsaw Puzzle (www.thejigsawpuzzles.com)

Sudoku (www.websudoku.com)

Social Word and Drawing Games

East of the Web:

www.eastoftheweb.com/games/

Scrabble:

https://www.scrabblegames.info/

Skribbl:  A  simple  “Pictionary”  type  of  drawing  game  with friends

https://skribbl.io/

Gardens

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden:   Home Safari Facebook Live each weekday at 12 noon PST.

www.cincinattizoo.org/home-safari-resources  & www.youtube.com/channel/UCE3VoxyYmyQCReOXk2ogsVg

Georgia Aquarium:   Live webcams  of  African Penguins, Beluga  Whales, Seaotters, Piranhas, and more.

www.georgiaaquarium.org/webcam/beluga-whale-webcam

Monterey Bay Aquarium:  A  variety of  webcams:  aviary, coral reef, sharks, and jellyfish!

https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams/

San Diego Zoo:  The  world of the animals and what they’re up to while the visitors are away.

www.zoo.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams/

Lifestyle

Next Avenue: Aging from leading experts in the field

https://www.nextavenue.org/

Positive Aging: Understand  “Positive Aging” and proven benefits of the practice.

https://positivepsychology.com/positive- aging/

AARP Online Learning: A variety   of   topics.

https://learn.aarp.org/online-events

Lifelong Learning

American Society on Aging: A leading  source on advocating, knowledge, and skills on behalf of older adults.

www.asaging.org/education

Coursera: Learn a new skill or deep-dive into a topic you’ve always been interested in!

Covia WellConnected: Staff, facilitators, presenters, and other volunteers who value being connected. All groups are accessible by phone from wherever you are at no cost to you. https://covia.org/services/well-connected/

Great Big Story: Cinematic human interest story telling at it’s best.

www.greatbigstory.com

Khan Academy: Free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. 

www.khanacademy.org

Mather Telephone Topics: Listen to wellness, education, music reviews, and live performances.

programs/telephone-topics

Memrise.com: Watch real conversational language from native speakers around the world. www.memrise.com

Open Culture: 1,500  free  courses  from top universities and 48 different languages

www.openculture.com

Senior Planet: Lifelong learning, technology education, financial literacy, and stories for older adults www.seniorplanet.org

Project Noah: Discover, share, and identify wildlife.

www.projectnoah.org

Museums

Baseball Hall of Fame: Baseball Hall of Fame with 360 degree tours.

www.baseballhall.org/discover-more/education/virtual-field- trip

British Museum, London -  Virtual tour of the Great Court, Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies.

https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/

Smithsonian Natural History Museum: Room-by-room tour of select exhibits.

www.naturalhistory.com/visit/virtual-tour

Guggenheim Museum, New York -  Tour Guggenheim’s famous art and culture.

https://artsandculture.google.com/streetview/solomon-r-guggenheim-museum-interior-streetview

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. – Featuring American fashion 1740-1895 and  Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer.

https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/national-gallery-of-art-washington-dc?hl=en

Musée d’Orsay, Paris - French artists who worked  between 1848 and 1914, Monet, Cézanne and more.

https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/musee-dorsay-paris?hl=en

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul - Korea’s popular  museums.

https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/national-museum-of-modern-and-contemporary-art-korea?hl=en

Pergamon Museum, Berlin -  One of  Germany’s largest museums.

https://artsandculture.google.com/entity/pergamon/m05tcm?hl=en

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam - Masterworks from the Dutch Golden Age

https://artsandculture.google.com/streetview/rijksmuseum/iwH5aYGoPwSf7g?hl=en&sv_lng=4.885283712

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam  -  See his works up close.

https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/van-gogh-museum?hl=en

The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles - European artworks from as far  back  as  the  8th  Century.

https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/the-j-paul-getty-museum?hl=en

Uffizi Gallery, Florence -  Art collection of one of Florence, Italy’s most famous families, the de'Medicis.

https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/uffizi-gallery?hl=en

MASP, São Paulo        -  Brazil’s first modern museum.

https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/masp?hl=en

National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City   -   Archaeology and Mexico’s pre-Hispanic heritage.

https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/the-national-museum-of-anthropology-mexico-city-ziko-van-dijk-wikimedia-commons/bAGSHRdlzSRcdQ?hl=en

The Louvre, Paris  -  The  Louvre  offers  virtual  tours  on  its  website.

https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/the-national-museum-of-anthropology-mexico-city-ziko-van-dijk-wikimedia-commons/bAGSHRdlzSRcdQ?hl=en

The Vatican, Vatican City, Rome     -  Vatican City State, the  independent city-state enclaved within Rome, Italy.

https://artsandculture.google.com/entity/vatican-city/m07ytt?categoryid=place

Wright Patterson National Air Force Museum: The National Museum of the United States Air Force

www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/visit/museum-exhibits/online- exhibits

Mental Health and Wellness

Spiro100: Full-featured, on-demand wellness program

https://spiro100.spirofit.com/free-trial

Mind, Coronavirus and Your Wellbeing: Coping with feelings of anxiety and residual effects of social distancing. www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your- wellbeing

Headspace: Meditations, sleep, and movement exercises

www.headspace.com

Live Life to the Fullest:   A variety of  forms  of  self-care and how to support those around you.

www.llttf.com/home/living-life-to-the-full-series/

World Health Organization Mental Health Considerations: Mental health    in    the  wake     of.  COVID-19
WHO mental health Covid 19

Travel

360 View of Stonehenge: Explore this mysterious and ancient structure

https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/stonehenge/history-and-stories/stonehenge360/

Aerial Tours Around the World:  A 360° virtual tour of the  most  beautiful    places   on Earth.

www.airpano.com

The Cotswolds, England: Quintessentially English market towns  and  villages countryside streets.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfIPGOI9dOc

Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island:  At the end of  eastern end of the Straits of Mackinac within Lake Huron.

www.grandhotel.com/about-grand-hotel/virtual-tours

Mount Vernon – George Washington’s home: Visit the historic home in vivid detail.

www.mountvernon.org/the-estate-gardens/the-mansion/mansion- virtual-tour

View from Empire State Building  View the most spectacular views of New York city and beyond.

www.iloveny360.com/panorama/empire-state-building-102th-floor

Yellowstone Tours Explore the natural wonders of Yellowstone National Park.

https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/photosmultimedia/virtualtours.html

Volunteering

Covia WellConnected:     Share   your  knowledge  by teaching a  class  to your  peers!

www.covia.org/services/well- connected

Virtual Volunteering:   Use  your talents  to  support  causes you  care  about.

www.livegenerously.com/inspiring-stories/virtual-volunteering.html

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