Welcome to NEST Online!

The links below will take you to the online classroom for your regularly scheduled NEST programs and events. You can also call the phone number and, when prompted, enter the Meeting ID. These events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

Ongoing Exercise Classes

Feldenkrais Movement Class – Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 11:00 am

Contact the NEST office if you would like to be on the Feldenkrais mailing list.
These classes, led by Gail Thompson and Deonne Poston, use the Feldenkrais Method (both teachers) and Bones for Life (Deonne) of gentle movements to help students function with increased comfort, flexibility, and balance. Safe, relaxing, and varied movement lessons stimulate the brain’s neuroplasticity to increase awareness and explore options for how we use our bodies in sitting, reaching, walking, and other activities. Movements may help improve balance, reduce pain, and decrease peripheral neuropathy. No experience needed; lessons can be done in chairs (Tuesday) or floor (Tuesdays and Wednesdays). Students should wear warm, comfortable clothing and use a flat-bottomed chair or a mat/blanket on the floor. Gail and Deonne send students weekly emails with Zoom links.

Mind, Body, Spirit, Healing, Community: Qigong – Thursdays at noon

Click here to join the Zoom Meeting with video or call 253-215-8782 with your phone.
Meeting ID: 936 5963 6795
Password: 015290
Quiet the mind, experience a grounded and centered state using focused intent, breath, and body postures. Deeply relax and practice self-healing meditations in still (internal) and moving (external) forms. Virtual Class materials: floor space, armless chair/stool, comfy place to sit, stand, + lie down for relaxation forms. If your internet signal stretches and you have safe access to the outdoors with social distance, consider practicing with us in nature!

Classes and Events

*MEMBERS ONLY* On Our Own Again

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 1:00 pm
Click here to join.
Meeting ID: 871 3996 8668
Password: 845032

On Our Own Again is open to those who wish to discuss any important losses in their lives, not only the loss of a spouse, with the focus on coping with daily life while living alone. Share conversation and companionship with people who are navigating the same challenges as you. This group meets on the first Wednesday of each month online via Zoom

Low Vision Support Group

Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 2:00 pm
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Meeting ID: 832 7713 6000 Password: 390606
Join us on the second Thursday of the month to discuss challenges and changes that accompany any vision loss and share resources and coping strategies. Facilitated by NEST Member Janet Wright.

*MEMBERS ONLY* NEST Zoom Gathering

Tuesday, March 16 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Click here to join Zoom Meeting with video or call 253-215-8782 with your phone
Meeting ID: 874 2557 5881
Password: 723182
In lieu of NEST potlucks for now, we bring you a virtual NEST gathering on the third Tuesday of the month, where we can still be social and connected with each other while social distancing! Let’s have a fun and friendly conversation about hobbies or interests, sports, food, movies — you name it, let’s talk about it. Moderated by NEST members Marilyn Layton and Nancy Nordquist

High Tea – March 17, 2021 at 2:00 pm

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Meeting ID: 892 0738 8406
Password: 556672

High Teas offer presentations every other month on subjects ranging from disaster preparedness and home safety to theatre and culture, in partnership with our sponsor, Family Resource Homecare. This month, we have the musical talent of Steve Mason. In addition to his daytime passion as the Sales and Marketing Director at Emerald City Senior Living, as a singer/songwriter, Steve’s been referred to over the years as Steve Seattle due to his music‘s resemblance to John Denver. Steve delivers many of life‘s most important and thought-provoking messages with music, humor and heart. Celebrating the ways in which music chronicles our lives, Steve shares wonderfully poignant and memorable originals along with oldies and not-so-oldies from artists such as Elvis, James Taylor, Neil Diamond, and so many more. Your heart will be warmed and musically satisfied from one of Steve’s performances, and best of all, you’ll get to keep the lasting memories.

Making Healthy Meals In Your Kitchen – March 18,  2021 at 2:00 pm

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Meeting ID: 859 4109 4039
Password: 938238

If you are craving a little more guidance about healthy eating and want to learn to cook meals that don’t take much effort, this class is for you! Once a month via Zoom, Debi Quirk, RN and NEST member and volunteer will guide you through a recipe and demonstrate how to put the meal together. You may watch, or you may cook along with her, and enjoy something delicious at the end of the class. An ingredient list, the recipe, and the nutritional facts will be sent out monthly to those that register in advance. The recipes can be adjusted for those who prefer vegetarian or vegan meals.

Trivia Time! – March 22, 2021 at 2:00 pm

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Meeting ID: 506 878 3176
Password: 5256378

Calling all intrepid quiz master, know-it-alls, and possessors of random knowledge!  In partnership with Nathan Hale National Honor Society Club, we bring you TRIVIA TIME!  Come test your knowledge for some good fun and oh yes, there will be prizes.

*MEMBERS ONLY* Poetry Reading Group

Wednesday, March 24 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Click Here to join the Zoom Meeting with your computer or call 253-215-8782 on your phone.
Meeting ID: 870 7336 3862
Password: 030009
Join your NEST friends for reading, sharing, and appreciating great poems and poets. Please bring one or two of your favorite poems (can include poems you have written) to read aloud with the group.
This group meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month and is facilitated by NEST Members Rosemary Blakemore and Debbie Anderson.

*MEMBERS ONLY* Science Club

Thursday, March 25 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Click here to join the Zoom Meeting with your computer or call 253-215-8782 on your phone.
Meeting ID: 857 2117 5104
Password: 009510
Calling all scientists and science enthusiasts! Join us on the fourth Thursday of each month for an afternoon of intellectual engagement. Bring an article that you found fascinating on anything – black holes or black bears, geology or genetics – and we will discuss it as a group. All scientific interests are welcomed here!

*MEMBERS ONLY* Ladies’ Lunch

Friday, March 26 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Call NEST to register and to receive the link or call-in number
The expert chefs at Ida Culver House Ravenna will be preparing free box lunches for the ladies of NEST, and will be delivered to the houses of registered participants the fourth Friday of each month.  Join Ida Culver’s Executive Director/Community Relations Director for some fun and interesting topical discussion while lunching in the comfort if your own home,  Lunch is limited to 10 people.

NEST Annual Member Meeting

Tuesday, March 30 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Call NEST to register and to receive the link or call-in number