City Of Manteca

Virtual Recreation Center

​​​​Welcome to the City of Manteca Parks and Recreation's

Virtual Recreation and Resource Center!

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This is your palce for fun, education, and resources through these wild and turbulent times. We are commited to ensuring that our resilient community members have resources to maintain healthy lives, grow meaningul relationships and continue to have extrordinatory experiences. Visit this page often or follow us on Facebook at City of Manteca - Local Government for new updates and ideas to keep you and your loved ones healthy, entertained and informed. Please note that we do not endorse or receive funds to advertise any of the third-party sites or services listed or referenced on this page. Have a great resource you'd like to share? Email us at parks@mantecagov.com.

Stay active! As our daily lives are filled with more indoor time, there are many ways to stay healthy and active. Here are a few ideas.

INDOOR ACTIVITIES

Take a virtual Fitness Class - there are plenty of FREE options online!  Here are just a few:

15-Minute Beginner's At-Home Cardio Workout

10 Tai Chi Moves for Beginners

15-Minute Morning Yoga for Beginners

20-Minute Beginner Workout Routine

Some of our very own Manteca Parks and Recreation instructors have online options, too:

Val's Zumba Friends - join our local instructor's Facebook page for some awesome virtual classes!

GK Music - offers Skype lessons for individual private lessons. Call 209-456-7279 for more info!

Young Rembrandts - has interactive posts and downloadable pages! They are hosting their own March Showdown using Crayola colors; download your bracket here!

Our very own Little People Creative Play Preschool is offering this fun activity packet for you to download and complete with your preschool-age children: Preschool Packet.pdf

 

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Did you know that the current Shelter in Place recommendation allows for individuals to engage in ourdoor exercise, provided the individuals comply with the social distancing guidelines? Click here for information on social distancing from San Joaquin County Public Health Services.

• Take a bike ride with the family!

• ​Take your dog for a walk; it's important our pets get exercise, too!

• Walk/run around your neighborhood and say "hi" (from a distance) to all of your neighbors who are getting outside, too!

• ​Click here for a fun backyard scavenger hunt!

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STAY CONNECTED

Although we're all social distancing physically, as humans we need to stay connected emotionally. Try one or two of these every day:

• Call a friend or relative you haven't spoken to in a while to check in.

• Write a letter

• Facetime

• Support a local restaurant - many are staying open for takeout or delivery orders. Try DoorDash, GrubHub, or Ubereats and have it brought to you!

• Volunteer - there are many opportunities to volunteer to help those in our community. The Second Harvest Food Bank is in need of extra help during this period of high demand. Sign-up for a shift on the food bank's website.

• Take breaks from watiching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.

• Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep and make time to unwind.

• Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.

• Work on Mindfulness. Mindfulness is a type of meditation in which you focus on being intensely aware of what you're sensing and feeling in the moment, without interpretation or judgement. Practicing minfulness involves breathing methods, guided imagery, and other practices to relax the body and mind and help reduce stress.

 

EXERCISE YOUR BRAIN

• Visit Manteca's Virtual Library - the library has tons of free ebooks ready for your enjoyment (library card required)! Click here for movies and games!

• Sacramento State's Web Academy tutoring for students, grade K-12!

 Click here for sensory bin instructions along with some other activities for toddlers!

 Learn how to do science activities using household supplies

 ​Visit The Red Planet through NASA Science Mars Exploration Program 

 Khan Academy offers free online Courses, Lessons, and Practice

 Learn a new language using Duolingo

• Sylvan Learning Center offers personal tutoring, STEM activities, and test preparation

• Click here to see 75+ educational activities for when you're stuck indoors

• Continue distance learning with this Farm to You Virtual Field Trip!

• Learn all about robots with this fun read-a-long and art project! 

 

FOR THE KIDS (or kids at heart)

• Hold a virtual play date through Facetime.

• Weekly Dance Class with the Rockettes - Live!

• Teach a young person how to write and send a letter.

• Click here for Storytime on Facebook

• ​Learn how to bake cookies!

• Free online Toddler Frozen Dance class!

• Take a virtual vacation! Explore the world using Google Earth; use street view to see places like you're actually there.

• Head to the Monterey Bay Aquarium through their live stream web cams.

• Visit one of many museums around the world through their virtual tours.

• Virtually visit some zoos like the San Diego Zoo or the Houston Zoo

• Visit the Wall of China

 Visit GoNoodle for free movement and mindfulness videos

 Visit the Van Gough Musuem

• Daily Doodle lessons by Mo Willems.

• Click here for over 200 free online educational resources for kids!

• Scholastic Learn at Home

• Learn or keep up with your basketball skills with the Dribble Up Basketball application

• Join an online Recreation League here!

 

STAY INFORMED

Be in the know - visit these sites for the latest local information regarding COVID-19.

• Visit the City of Manteca - Local Government's Facebook Page dedicated Coronavirus Information Page for COVID-19 updates

• California Department of Public Health

• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

• San Joaquin County Emergency Medical Services Agency

• San Joaquin County Public Health Services

• San Joaquin County Office of Emergency Services

• ​What does it mean to "Flatten the Curve?" 

• Helpful comic to explain COVID-19 to kids

• Are you experiencing COVID-19 symptoms? Need to get tested? Click here to find out how and where to go.

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STAY NOURISHED

• Manteca Unified School District is offering "Grab and Go" meals for students in need ages 2-18 at all MUSD School locations beginning March 23 until April 3, 2020 from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm. For more information, click here.

• Second Harvest Food Bank - food programs for all. For services or information, call (209) 239-2091

• St. Paul's United Methodist Church Food Pantry is the only local food pantry that offers home delivery to seniors and those without transportation. For more information, call (209) 823-7154.

 

INFORMATION FOR OUR VALUABLE SENIOR CITIZENS

• Tax Services - information on getting help with your taxes

• Meals on Wheels (209) 468-1104 and St. Paul's United Methodist Church Food Pantry (209) 823-7154 offer home delivery for seniors

• Some local grocery stores are offering special accommodations for senior citizens and at-risk community members:

   * Safeway: each Tuesday and Thursday, 7:00 am to 9:00 am

   * Target: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8:00 am to 9:00 am (seniors and pregnant women)

   * Dollar General: every day, 8:00 am to 9:00 am

   * Food-4-Less: every day, 7:00 am to 8:00 am

   * Walmart: Tuesdays, 6:00 am to 7:00 am

   * Costco: each Tuesday and Thursday, 8:00 am to 9:00 am (seniors 60+ and those with physical disabilities) 

   * Grocery Outlet: will make deliveries for seniors that call (209) 239-4295

   * Nature's Corner: will make deliveries for seniors that call (209) 239-5355

   * Raley's: every day starting March 21, the store is offering Senior Essential Bags for $20 in-store or curbside; these bags are filled with pantry staples and available daily as supplies last

• Manteca Senior Center Congregate Lunch Program: Seniors 60+ need to call the Manteca Senior Center at (209) 456-8650 each Friday between 9:00 am to 3:00 pm to reserve a meal box that will include 5 lunches that are frozen/non-perishable items. The meals will be delivered to seniors on Monday morning by Senior Center staff. Daily congregate lunches will no longer be offered at the Senior Center; this is the replacement provided by San Joaquin County. There will be a limited supply of lunches available.

• Manteca Senior Center: Senior Brown Bag Program is available for seniors 60+ that need groceries. Contact the Manteca Senior Center at (209) 456-8650 to reserve a bag; limited supplies are available.

Manteca Transit Center (209) 456-8888: call for scheduling and availability

Van Go! operates through San Joaquin RTD (209) 943-1111

• Games to keep your minds occupied!