COA Chapin Senior Center, August 2017

Programs and Activities

Press Release

Tom & Tom’s Men’s Discussion Group

Mondays 8:45am

We want to hear your stories and we’ll share a few of our own.

Come visit over an endless cup of coffee!

This is a walk-in program.


French Discussion Group

First and Third Mondays at 4:15pm

Join this casual, friendly group to practice your language skills and have fun.

Participants at all skill levels are welcome!

This is a walk-in program.


Chair Exercises

Mondays and Fridays 10:15am

This low impact exercise program is perfect for those looking for an

easy, effective exercise routine.

This is a walk-in program.


Walking at Proctor Academy Gym

Monday through Friday 8:30-10:00am

Walk in the Farrell Fieldhouse year round.

Please call COA at 526-6368 for more information.

This is a walk-in program.


Memoir Writing Group

Tuesdays at 10:00am

This is a walk-in program.


Walk-In Painting Group

Tuesdays 1:00pm

Bring your current painting project to work on. This is an informal group and

we’d love to have you join us.

This is a walk-in program.


Friends Program Bone Builders Exercise Classes

Tuesdays and Fridays 10:00-11:00am

This senior exercise program helps strengthen bone, build muscle and improve balance. You can exercise     while seated or standing using small hand weights. Classes are held in the Newbury Heights Community Room, 52 Newbury Heights Road, Newbury.

This is a walk-in program.


Line Dancing with Dee Connors

Wednesdays at 10:00am

Kearsarge Community Presbyterian Church, New London

Line dancing includes a variety of styles of dancing, needs no partner, and is lots of fun! An excellent form of exercise for both the mind and body.

Classes will be held through October 25.


Needlework Craft Group

Wednesdays 1:00-3:00pm

Love to cross stitch, do needlework, quilt, knit or crochet? We do, too! We'd love to chat, laugh, and get to know the folks who enjoy the same hobbies we enjoy. Please join us!

This is a walk-in program.


Women’s Discussion Group

Fridays 9:00am

Get to know your neighbors over a casual cup of coffee.

Join friends to visit, chat and share!

This is a walk-in program.



Fridays 2:00pm

Ten games for $5. Ten bingo sheets with 6 cards on each sheet.

Participants must be 55 years old and older.

Please call COA at 526-6368 to register.



Duplicate Bridge – Mondays at 12:45pm and Wednesdays at 9:15am

Contract Bridge – Thursdays at 9:30am

This is a walk-in program.



Poker – Tuesdays at 2:00pm

Hand and Foot Card Game– Wednesdays at 1:00pm

Dominoes – Thursdays at 4:00pm

Mahjong – Fridays at 12:30pm

Parkinsons Support Group – Tuesday, August 1 1:00pm

You are invited to join this lively, welcoming and supportive group!

This is a walk-in program.


VNA Foot Care Clinic at COA

Friday, August 4 & Friday, August 11 9:30am-1:00pm

$25 (doctor’s order required for diabetics)

Please call COA at 526-6368 to schedule an appointment.


Blood Pressure Clinic

Monday, August 7 9:30am

This is a walk-in program.


Long-Term Care Planning

Friday, August 11 10:30am

Learn more about your options for long-term care with Wayne Blanchard from ServiceLink.

Please call COA at 526-6368 to sign up for this program.


Meditation Class

Saturday, August 12 10:00am

Meditation is a process of transforming the mind. It enhances clarity, concentration, relaxation and positive mind states while alleviating stress, anxiety, depression and other medical conditions. This is done by focusing the mind, staying present and being aware of thoughts. We will be sitting in chairs and will be doing some silent/guided meditation sessions along with contemplations. No prior meditation experience is necessary. These on-going classes will be guided by Ilene Venizelos. For questions or to register, please call COA at 526-6368.


Humanist Discussion Group

Thursday, August 17 1:30pm

This is a walk-in program.

Movie & Pizza Night

Friday, August 18 5:00pm


In early 20th-century Britain, the growing suffragette movement forever changes the life of working wife and mother Maud Watts (Carey Mulligan). Galvanized by political activist Emmeline Pankhurst (Meryl Streep), Watts joins a diverse group of women who fight for equality and the right to vote. Faced with increasing police action, Maud and her dedicated suffragettes must play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse, risking their jobs, homes, family and lives for a just cause. Please call COA at 526-6368 to register.


This program is brought to you in partnership with Over There, Over Here: World War I and Life in N.H. Communities, a multi-group collaboration commemorating the 100th anniversary of the United States entry into World War I.


Lunch is on the House at Abbott Library

Thursday, August 24 at 12noon

COA brings you “Lunch is on the House” at the Abbott Library in Sunapee.

Join us for a hearty meal and good company as you enjoy this beautiful library. This is a great chance to meet up with old friends or to get to know others who call Sunapee home. Looking forward to seeing you there! Lunch will be held at the Abbott Library, 11 Soonipi Circle, Sunapee, New Hampshire. Please call COA at 526-6368 to sign up.


A New Hampshire Humanities presentation

“A Walk Back in Time: The Secret of Cellar Holes”

Tuesday, August 29 5:00pm

Presented by Adair Mulligan, Executive Director of the Hanover Conservancy

Northern New England is full of reminders of past lives: stone walls, old foundations, a century-old lilac struggling to survive as the forest reclaims a once-sunny dooryard. What forces shaped settlement, and later abandonment, of these places? Adair Mulligan explores the rich story to be discovered in what remains behind. See how one town has set out to create an inventory of its cellar holes, piecing together the clues in the landscape.

Please call COA at 526-6368 to register.