Coronavirus Resource Guide
Ways to Connect Virtually
Ways to connect Virtually
Zoom: WiseUp has purchased an account for members to use for meetings
For video conferencing for Interest Groups to hold virtual meetings: Free accounts are limited to 40 minute calls. For video conferences it requires a computer or tablet or smartphone with a camera, but you can call in with a regular phone. Click link for a tutorial video on YouTube:
Wondering how to get on ZOOM? Here’s a tip sheet to walk you through the steps!
Here’s a video tutorial:
How to join a Zoom meeting:
Zoom Instructions from Senior Planet:
Skype (requires creating an account, can Skype for free to others with Skype accounts)
Facetime (for Apple Products) and Facebook Messenger are other ways to do video phone calls.
Digital Library Access (for all Libraries in Cook County)
Residents who do not currently possess a Public Library Card can receive a temporary 30-day card remotely. The Library wants everyone in Evanston/other Suburbs to be able to make use of digital services like Kanopy, Hoopla, Overdrive, ebooks, and e-audiobooks. Fill out the online form to take advantage of this offer.
Link to online registration form: https://ccs.polarislibrary.com/polaris/patronaccount/selfregister.aspx?ctx=19.1033.0.0.2
Well Connected engages and connects people over the phone. Participants find companionship, information, and intellectual stimulation through a wide array of programs. Whether you like art or zoology, music or meditation, there is a program for you. Each Well Connected session offers groups and classes on a wide range of topics. Because Well Connected meets 365 days a year, there’s always a chance to connect.
From the Website Encore.org a listing of Articles and Resources:
Activations/community engagement ideas:
Advice for organizations:
Advice for older adults: