Hello and welcome to the City of Rolling Hills Estates Virtual Recreation Center. We are committed to ensuring that our residents have resources to maintain healthy lives, grow meaningful relationships, and have motivating experiences. In these challenging times, our Virtual Recreation Center will bring programs and resources to you and your family in the comfort of your own home with the hope of making it easier for you to prioritize your health and well-being. We will update this page regularly with new resources as they become available.
At this time, RHE parks remain open as the Safer At Home Order does permit passive use of publicly available park space as long as social distancing requirements are being met. No gatherings, organized sports, activities, meet-ups or play dates are permitted. Hiking trails at George F Canyon and Chandler Preserve are closed. All playground areas, tennis, volleyball and basketball areas are also closed as required by the Safer At Home Order. Reminder: no strollers or bicycles permitted on bridle trails.
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Bob's Weekly Tennis Tip #7:
Tennis 🎾 tips... Lob...in doubles the lob is an important stroke... you can use a lob as a “defensive “ or an “offensive “ weapon! To hit a defensive lob we use a continental (volley) grip .. this allows the racket face to be open so the ball goes up ..we hit the ball like we’re trying to lift it in the air... this swing with the racket face being open makes the ball go “up” and “forward “ over the opponents head while they are at the net! There are two defensive reasons we use a lob... one... to move an opponent from the front( net) to the back( baseline) or two... to give a player “time” if they’re out of position on the court ! The “offensive “ lob is hit with the intent of “winning “ the point when we hit it! We use semi- western (groundstroke) grip and hit the ball like we’re hitting a high ground stroke .. it will look “loopy “ and have accentuated forward spin! When it hits the ground it spins forward and becomes extremely difficult to get.. the defensive lob is used much more often in doubles in the 2.5-4.0 range.. the offensive lob is used with the defensive lob in 4.5 and above levels... it is a very necessary shot so practice it and keep your opponents frustrated with you! Hope this helps! Hope to see you soon!
RHE Tennis Club.
Hope to see you soon!
Below are a few ideas for staying active indoors.
- Take a Virtual Fitness Class - there are a plenty of FREE options online.
- Do Yoga with Me - Free yoga videos.
- Fitness Blender - Variety of free videos.
- Nike Training Club - Mobile application filled with free fitness videos.
- Here are specific videos for kids:
- Fitness Blender for Kids
- Cosmic Kids Yoga
- Little Twisters Yoga
- 87 Energy-Busting Indoor Games & Activities
- Go Noodle - Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts.
- The OT Tool Box - At home OT, OT, and ST resources designed to build skills in children through movement and play.
Although we're all social distancing physically, as humans we need to stay connected emotionally. Try one or two of these every day.
For all ages
Connecting with Others
- Video chat with a friend or relative you haven't spoken to in a while to check-in.
- Write a letter. US Postal service is an essential service which means your letters will be delivered!
- Support a local restaurant - Many restaurants are still open for take-out or delivery orders. Support your favorite places and order food for pick up or try Postmates, Doordash,Ubereats or other delivery apps and have it brought to you
Science with Professor Egghead - Free Livestream daily at 12:00 PM covering different topics in science with demonstrations on states of matter, polymers, chemical reactions, force and motion! https://www.youtube.com/user/proegghead/featured
Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.
It's easy to veg on video games and television while at home, but it's just as important to stay physically active as it is to stay mentally active! Try these resources to keep your mind sharp.
- Wide Open School (Online Teaching Resources for Teachers and Families)
- Use this online library to read some new books
- Play a daily crossword puzzle
- Download the Scrabble App
- Solve Riddles With Your Friends and Your Children
- Solve a Puzzle
- Play Sudoku
- Teach Yourself a New Language With Duolingo
- Give Meditating a Try
- Play a Word Search
- Google Earth - Take a Virtual Vacation or explore the world. Use Street View to see places like you’re actually there.
- Monterey Bay Aquarium - Head to the Aquarium through their live stream.
- Virtual Museum Tours - Visit museums around the world through their virtual tours.
- San Diego Zoo - Check out their live animal cams and videos.
- The Environmental Nature Center - Educational videos geared toward school-aged children.
- Aquarium of the Pacific - A collection of webinars, live-cam footage, and classes for all ages.
- Smithsonian Zoos and Museums - No need to travel to one of the Smithsonian’s zoos or museums — this website brings your child everything from live video of the National Zoo to the Smithsonian Learning Lab right to your screen.
Just for Fun
- All Kids Network - Crafts, activities, mazes, dot to dot, etc.
- Highlights Kids - Fun games, recipes, crafts, activities.
- Nomster Chef - Illustrated recipes designed to help kids ages 2-12 cook with their grown-ups. Recipes encourage culinary skills, literacy, math, and science.
- PBS Kids
- DIY Friendship Bracelets for Beginners
- Learn to Tie Dye
- Make a Pinecone Birdfeeder
- Make and Send a Pop Up Card
- How to Make Oobleck
- Make a Lava Lamp Experiment
- Daily Doodle With Mo Willems
- Learn How to Play Cat's Cradle
- Learn How to Play Go Fish
- Learn How to Play Checkers
- Learn How to Play Mancala
- Printable Coloring Pages From Crayola
- Make a Paper Bracelet
- Make Polka Dot Slime
- Laundry Basket Skee Ball
- Make Sock Puppets
- Scholastic Learn at Home
- Bed Time Math - Math as a fun part of your daily family routine.
- ECB - Games to get "into the book."
- Conjuguemos - Vocabulary, grammar, listening activities and games in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Korean, and Latin.
- Instructables - 3D printing projects and coding projects, involving math and other K-12 subjects.
- Climate Kids - This NASA initiative covers a wide range of topics including weather, climate, atmosphere, water, energy, plants, and animals.
- PBS Learning - PreK-12 digital media service with more than 30,000 learning materials.
- Quizlet - For students to practice and master whatever they are learning.
- Brainscape - Offers more than a million flashcard decks for every subject, entrance exam, and certification imaginable.
- Banzai - Exposes students to real-world financial dilemmas to teach them the importance of smart money management.
- 30 Educational Netflix Shows - List of educational shows on Netflix for all ages.
Stretches & Activities-
Grow Young Fitness Online exercise classes for seniors. Free classes included
Golden Talk Hotline- Our mission is to meet the immediate needs of low-income and homeless seniors within Los Angeles County through the provision of system and health navigation services, and social isolation prevention programs... Read More...
CDC Stress and Coping- The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger... Read More...
Friendship Line (Institute on Aging)- 24 hour toll-free crisis line for people who are aged 60yrs and older (or adults with disabilities), Can also make ongoing outreach calls to lonely older adults (800-971-0016) https://www.ioaging.org/services/all-inclusive-health-care/friendship-line
GENESIS - Program offered through LA County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH) that offers specialized services to meet the mental health needs of older adults (60+). Services can be provided in home or the community.213-351-7284 https://dmh.lacounty.gov/our-services/older-adults/
LA Warmline- Confidential overnight telephone support service for loneliness, confusion, substance, mental health concerns (855-952-9276) https://www.211la.org/211search/more?site_id=1064930001
Just For Fun
Films Suggestions AARP- Since theaters (except a few drive-ins) are closed, movies that would have been seen on the big screen are arriving on TV and streaming services up to six months early... Read More...
Netflix Free Trial- Watch on Smart TVs, Playstation, Xbox, Chromecast, Apple TV, Blu-ray players, and more.
Spring Craft Ideas - With the painted rock trend still going strong, we decided to make some adorable painted rock chicks for spring and Easter! Who doesn’t love a cute and easy kid’s craft? Read More...
Spring Time Dessert- Easter Oreo Dirt Cake – A Creamy And Delicious Easter Dessert Filled With Oreos, Pudding, Cool Whip, Cream Cheese, And Powdered Sugar That Everyone Will Love To Decorate And Eat! Read More...
Online Classes- https://financebuzz.com/10-best-sites-for-free-online-education
COVID 19 What you need to know- The situation around the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is changing rapidly, and NCOA is taking proactive steps to share the best information we have to protect the public’s health, especially among older adults... Read More...