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In accordance with the Dept of Health, COVID-19 safety restrictions have changed to allow community locations to reopen with limited operations. Therefore, at this time, PACC employees are permitted to begin to provide services out in the community again with their clients, including dining, museums, shopping, parks, gym/fitness centers, movies and theaters, etc., etc. PACC will also continue with Virtual classes, PACCTV Events.

 

For the month of January, February, March and April the following will remain in place for PACC service delivery:

 

- PACC can provide In-home services or take 1 individual into community at a time.
- All COVID-19 Safety precautions apply: Including the wearing of Face Masks, hand sanitizing, social distancing, following all safety guidelines at community locations, and continue with temperature checks/health screening questions before the start of service delivery.
- PACC is not permitted to be in groups with other employees and clients during service delivery. (Except for clients who reside in the same home). PACC employees are not permitted to meet with other employees and clients from other providing agencies during service delivery. NO GROUP activities at this time.
- PACC will not have any Day Service groups, Evening or Weekend group activities at this time.
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IMPORTANT!! Please email Jenn(click here) to reserve a spot for a PACCTV Event, Thanks.

Come On, Join Us on GotoMeeting For PACC-TV. It’s Easy!

  • Click on the link next to the event you want to access at the time specified
  • Join with your browser or download the browser app
  • Before you join the meeting, you’ll see a preview screen with options to activate your Mic and Camera
  • When the session starts, you can access Attendees, Chat, and Mic & Camera settings using the menu bar in the top-right corner.
  • Use the buttons at the bottom of the screen to easily control your Mic, Camera, and Screen Sharing settings.
  • View a quick video tutorial at YouTube Click Here

Monday 4/19/21

Attention: Character Masters is now on Wednesdays 4pm-5pm – Starting in May there will be Monday morning activities again.

4:00p-5:00p Hot Cocoa Chat with Kim : https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/848168365
Grab your favorite warm drink, and your coziest blanket and join us for a relaxed chat as Kim and Kris guide an open discussion, focusing on expressing emotion, and sharing thoughts & feelings in a safe place. Get comfortable & meet us weekly for Cocoa Chats!

6:00p-7:00p Sports Talk with Nick: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/927474229
Join Nick T as you discuss all things sports!

Tuesday 4/20/21

10a-12p Story Corner with Stacie: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/194181101
This month we will be reading from the book “Natural World, Questions and Answers”. No additional supplies needed today!
Questions and Answers of the Natural World (Children’s Reference): Anita Ganeri, Jen Green, Lucinda Hawksley, Malcolm Penny, Joyce Pope and John Stidworthy: 9781405416825: Amazon.com: Books

3:30p- 4:30p Social Hour with Alex: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/885108597
Join Alex for an hour to talk about anything you want! Let’s socialize and get to know each other better “virtually”!

5pm-6pm Sing Along With Jenn- Theme night! https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/314952533
Pop music night!! We will be playing some awesome pop hits from the last several decades!! Please email Jenn if your client has a song request by the morning of the sing along.

Wednesday 4/21/21

10a-11a Healthy Choices with Kris: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/901354709
Class will begin with a 10 min Zumba workout. Please bring water and wear comfortable clothes. We will learn how to make decisions in our lives that increase our health! Let’s learn to live our best lives by incorporating healthy choices!

11a-12p Stretch/Relaxation with Kris: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/901354709
In our Stretching and Relaxation class, we will learn simple stretches and breathing exercises that you can do at home to relax your muscles and reduce stress and tension. Let’s learn ways to destress together! Please have a mat (if you have one) a towel, a pillow, and water. Wear comfortable clothes. We will stretch in socks or bare feet.

12:30p-2:30p Creative Movement with Michelle: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/603643741
Light stretching which can be done in any chair, on floor, or standing up. We will use music to move our bodies. We will create shapes with our arms, and clients can mirror Michelle with arm movements and use our hands to follow along and clap to different beats like a drum. During the second half of the class we will be learning all about a new animal of the week!

3pm-4pm Potterheads Book Club with Carroll! : https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/262950501
Join us weekly as we explore the the wizarding world of Harry Potter! Nothing needed but you and a great listening ear! We will have open discussion following the story. It will be MAGICAL!

4pm-5pm Character Masters with Carroll NEW TIME AND DAY: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/262950501
Learn to build your character traits at Character Masters. We will master different parts of what makes us great friends, family members and citizens of the world. Join in conversation and activities. The only supplies needed are paper, writing and coloring utensils, tape, and a good attitude!

6pm-7:30pm Bingo with Alex https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/829069005
Try your luck at bingo!! We will play 10 games of bingo for a chance to win some cool prizes!

Thursday 4/22/21

10a-11a Upcycle Crafts with Jenn https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/796268765
You must provide your own supplies Tin Can Clothespin Planter

Supplies Needed:

Tin can- soup can size
Wooden Clothes pins (separate them in advance so they are in two pieces)
Thin rope or twine for decoration
White acrylic paint and paint brush
Scissors
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Decorative small flowers for decoration
Optional- dirt/seeds or green foam and fake flowers if you are using as a flower pot.
Clothespin organizer collage

2:30pm-4pm Mixed Media Art with Gen https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/341752301
Earth Day Painting

You will need:

Red, yellow, green, blue, white, and black paints/colored pencils/crayons
Canvas or thick paper
Paint brushes if using paint

4pm-5pm Healthy Sweets & Treats with Kim: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/788012589
CHICKPEA COOKIE DOUGH This Chickpea Cookie Dough is made from wholesome ingredients, but will still satisfy your sweet tooth! Plus it’s Vegan, Grain-Free, and Refined Sugar-Free.

INGREDIENTS

1 ½ cups cooked Chickpeas*
¼ cup Peanut Butter
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
3 tbsp Oat Flour or ¼ cup Almond Flour
2 tbsp Maple Syrup*, plus more to taste
¼ cup Chocolate Chips
½ tsp Salt

INSTRUCTIONS

Add all ingredients, except for the Chocolate Chips, to a high-speed Blender or Food Processor. Process until a thick, even dough forms, scraping the sides of your device as necessary. Keep in mind that the dough will thicken even more after the flour absorbs some of the liquid and after it sits in the fridge. Taste the dough and add more Sweetener, if desired. Transfer the dough into a large bowl and use a Spatula to fold in the Chocolate Chips (or just pulse them in using your blender).

Serve and enjoy! Leftovers will keep in the fridge for up to one week.

6p-7p Sing Along with Kim- REQUEST LINE! : https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/788012589
Join us for dancing and singing along to some of our favorite songs! Lots of FUN! You get to request YOUR favorite song during this class!!

Friday 4/23/21

10a-11a “Your Story” with Kris: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/255455549
In our creative writing class, we will write a story together! We will discuss how we live out the positive virtue of the week and create a collective story from our experiences. Let’s inspire each other to shine!

11am-12pm Acting Games with Kris: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/255455549
We will be learning acting techniques, theatre lingo, warm-ups, and playing acting games just like the pros! ACTION!

2:30p-3:30p Drawing 101: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/189411845
Drawing 101: PARTICIPANTS CHOICE DAY! You will get to pick between two drawings that YOU want to draw today! You’ll need white paper, a marker for the lines and something to color with— such as crayons, colored pencils or even paint!

3:30p-4:30p Healthy Cooking: Let’s Make Dinner! https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/189411845
We will be preparing a simple meal together!

Chicken Quesadillas!

Ingredients:

1 cup cooked shredded chicken
2 cups chopped onions
1 green bell pepper, chopped
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp taco seasoning
1 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp pepper
2-3 cups Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
4 flour tortillas, soft taco size

7pm-8pm History N’At with Big Ed! https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/528624653
Tonight, Ed will be talking all about the beautiful Laurel Highlands of Southwestern PA!