Fulton County Moves Senior Activities and Arts Classes Online

Fulton County has moved some of its programming online amid facility closures. Free classes for seniors began on April 13. Arts classes for all ages began on April 14.

The online curriculum for seniors includes classes on health cooking, basic computer and smartphone skills and fall prevention. A variety of exercise classes are also being offered from guided yoga and Tai Chi to aerobics sessions. Classes are accessible by visiting https://www.fultoncountyga.gov/services/senior-services or the department’s dedicated YouTube channel.

“We are providing the necessary resources to keep Fulton County seniors active and connected,” said Senior Services Director Ladisa Onyiliogwu. “We know that physical activity and connections with others are vital for seniors to maintain good physical and emotional health.”

The online classes will continue after multipurpose facilities reopen. The move will provide greater access to seniors who would typically be unable to participate due to capacity or schedule conflicts.  

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has cancelled much of the spring arts and culture session, free drop-in classes are also being made available online. Classes are accessible at http://www.fultonarts.org/index.php/virtual-classes.

The Abernathy Arts Center is offering painting, collage, wheel pottery and mixed media arts classes, as well as yoga and introductory guitar. West End Performing Arts Center is providing drawing, mixed media, acting, piano and yoga for seniors, dance movement, West African dance and guitar classes. The Emma Darnell Museum and Conference Center’s roster includes hand quilting, chair yoga and urban line dance for seniors, creative movement, fabric applique, creative quarantine and jazz dance classes.

The virtual arts classes will be available through May 16.

Photo: Instructor Jamal Jones teaches an online class on textile designs.

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