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In an effort to continue some of its popular events, the Jo Story Senior Center for Active Adults is going to transition some of its programs to Facebook Live or other means of distance socialization.

The first of these will be Facebook Live Yoga, led by Angie Merritt which will take place at its normal time of 10 a.m. on Friday. 

The Jo Story center Facebook page can be found at this link. If a person misses the yoga class they can go back later and replay the class, center Supervisor Thomas Goble said.

Starting next week, the center will be playing bingo over the phone. 

Using any phone, participants will call in to a specific number and hear the numbers being called out by Bill Mueller. 

Participants must sign up in advance so they can get the bingo cards. No prizes will be awarded at this time, Goble said. “It's just for fun.”

For those who have participated in the center’s tai chi classes, links will be posted to the center’s Facebook page of the exercises that you can follow at home.

“We have started weekly check-in calls, and staff is available at the center if you need help with anything, or if you would just like to talk.” 

Books, puzzles, crosswords, playing cards, and other items are available for people who would like staff to bring them something to make social distancing easier. 

Anyone who would like to be added to the center call list, or know a senior that could benefit from this service call 252-533-2847 extension 5, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

“This is a challenging time for us all, but we are going to do our very best to still offer some of the social and wellness programs that are so important to our older adults,” Goble said.

Call the number listed above for more information or ways to help.