Online & Distance: Offerings and Resources

Printable Calendars of Online & Call-In Events

May 2021 Calendar

Live, Online & Distance Classes & Events

For ZOOM programs: Click on the links to register for the Zoom link for that event sent to your email. 
Live streaming for selected events can also be found on our YouTube Channel.
For Conference Line-based events: Dial (727) 731-8717 during the scheduled time.

Listings & Registration Links

Fun & Learning
(on Zoom)
  • Monday thru Thursday 11:15 AM Programs (Click links for registration form.)

    Mondays in May
    Bingo w/ Joe
    (No Bingo on Memorial Day, 5/31)

    Tuesdays in May 
    4/27 – Bluegrass Music w/ The Original Haw River Crawdaddies
    5/4 - Spill the Beans with Liz
    5/11 - Chatham Striders with Guest Kathy Streng, Arthritis Foundation
    5/18 -Evidenced-Based Preventive Care - Part 2 of Virtual Health Expo Presentation W/Julie from UNC
    5/25 - Bluegrass Music with the Original Haw River Crawdaddies

    Wednesdays in May
    4/28 - Science with Alan
    5/5 - Wood turning with Alan
    5/12 - Diabetes Discussion Group -Nutritious & Delicious Desserts with Tara Gregory
    5/19 - Legal Aid Outreach for Seniors w/ Melany
    5/26 - Celestial Science with Alan

    Thursdays in May
    4/29 – Trivia w/Faye
    5/6 - Apple Tech Help with Conor
    5/13 - Looking Up When You're Feeling Down with Cheryl of Therapeutic Alternatives
    5/20 - May Birthday Celebrations
    5/27 - Trivia with Faye and Jackie

(on Zoom)
  • MAY

    No classes on Memorial Day, Monday 5/31!

    Arthritis Exercise - 10:00 AM Mondays & Thursdays

    Tai Chi for Arthritis - 3:00 PM Mondays and Thursdays

    Body Conditioning with Jackie - 8:00 AM Tuesdays & Thursdays
    (on site at the Eastern Center. Contact Jackie Green to reserve your space:

    Strong & Fit with Jackie - 9:00 AM Tuesdays & Fridays

    Matter of Balance - 1:00 PM Tuesdays & Thursdays
    (contact Liz for info:

    Chair Yoga with Liz - 10:00 AM Wednesdays

    Virtual Yoga for Senior Athletes - Fridays at 3:00 PM
    (Contact Liz for info:

    1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 10:00 AM - Virtual Walk (May 5th & 19th)

Before exercising, check out "How to Stay Safe During Exercise & Physical Activity" by the National Institute for Aging.
See bottom of page for Fitness Class Disclaimer.

Bible Study with Neriah
2nd and 4th Wednesday at 10:00 AM (May 12th & 26th)

On the Conference Line

For Conference Line-based events:
Dial (727) 731-8717 during the
scheduled time.

(See below for a link to archived conference calls and short stories calls.)

COA Fitness Class Playlists & Archives

New recordings added regularly!

Senior Fitness YouTube Playlist

Chair Yoga with Liz on YouTube

Tai Chi for Arthritis YouTube Playlist

Facebook Live Video Archive

Click here or above to view our archive of Facebook Live programming, including fitness and other events. 

Other COA Event & Class Playlists & Archives

New recordings added regularly!

Science with Alan YouTube Playlist

COA Educational Program YouTube Playlist

Wood Turning with Alan YouTube Playlist

COA Live! Music & Entertainment YouTube Playlist

Conference Call & Story Time with Chris Archives

To access recordings of our weekly call with Dennis Streets or our Short Stories with Chris events, visit our meeting "wall" (as shown above) and click on the call you want to listen to in the Meeting Resources section: 

Notes and other handouts from those calls can also be accessed via that page, in the Meeting Resources section. (We are currently updating that archive.)

Note: Calls aren't in date order, so you will have to click on the numbers at the bottom of the page to find your selected call. Be sure to bookmark that page for updates!

COA Live! Events & Presentations Archive

Executive Director Dennis Streets interview with the Chatham News + Record, along with Layton Long from the Chatham County Public Health Department. April 2, 2020.

How to Use Video Conferencing

If you are using Zoom on your computer,  you will want "Zoom Client for Meetings."
For a smartphone or tablet, you will want "Zoom Mobile Apps"

Follow the Council on Aging on Social Media

Non-COA Online/Virtual/Distance Offerings

The following list of online and virtual activities is provided as a convenience, but is not an endorsement by the Chatham COA of any of the groups or individuals involved in the production or administration of these offerings. These organizations, businesses or individuals are not employees of the council, nor were these offerings created or delivered on behalf of the Council.

We hope you have a positive experience with these options. 

Tips, Information & Other Resources

InFocus Photography Group Archive

Live-Streaming Events

Local Online Events

Carolina Tiger Rescue

  • Live stream events added regularly

Chatham Community Library

State, National & International Online Events

Royal Opera House (live streams of previous performances):

24/7 Options


Before exercising, check out "How to Stay Safe During Exercise & Physical Activity" by the National Institute for Aging.
See bottom of page for Fitness Class Disclaimer.

YMCA Exercise for Active Older Adults

Leslie Sansone "One Mile Happy Walk"

Silver Sneakers 42 Minute Workout

Seven Minute Yoga for Older Adults

Five Minute Balance Improvement

Bodyweight Strength Exercises For Seniors

Home Workout Playlist (includes adapted workouts for those with limited mobility)

Go4Life Exercise Video Playlists

Go4Life Exercise Video Playlist

Go4Life Balance Exercise Playlist

Go4Life Building Strength Playlist

Staying Active During the Coronavirus Pandemic from the American College of Sports Medicine (PDF)

Calming & Meditation

Calm: Soothing Meditations

"Have you caught Coronavirus Panic? Stop your stress and mentally reset!"
(A great listing of online sites and activities to help "Take a deep breath and wash your hands' of all unnecessary stress and anxiety," courtesy of

Arts & Culture

Virtual Museum Tours via Google Arts & Culture
(Includes a variety of museums from around the world!)

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma's "Songs of Comfort" Series:

Books & Literature


Arts & Crafts

Fitness Class Disclaimer

The Chatham County Council on Aging strongly recommends that you consult with your physician before beginning any exercise program. You should be in good physical condition and be able to participate in the exercise.

The Chatham County Council on Aging is not a licensed medical care provider and represents that it has no expertise in diagnosing, examining, or treating medical conditions of any kind, or in determining the effect of any specific exercise on a medical condition.

You should understand that when participating in any exercise or exercise program, there is the possibility of physical injury. If you engage in this exercise or exercise program, you agree that you do so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating in these activities, assume all risk of injury to yourself, and agree to release and discharge the Council from any and all claims or causes of action, known or unknown, arising out of your use of the Council's fitness materials and classes.