Chapin Center Announces January Schedule

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.

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

The walking location has been changed from the Farrell Field House to the Theater House until further notice.

Please call COA at 526-6368 for more information.

This is a walk-in program.

Outdoor Recreation for Seniors

Tuesdays at 10:00am

Join this active group to bike, hike, kayak and more! Please see the scheduled listed in this newsletter.

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.

Tai Chi

Wednesdays  2:30pm

Kearsarge Community Presbyterian Church, New London, NH

This is a walk-in program

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

 Mahjong – Fridays at 12:30pm

Parkinsons Support Group

Tuesday, January 2 1:00pm

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

This is a walk-in program.

Computer Tutoring with Nick Ourusoff

Thursday, January 4   9:00am-11:00am

Friday, January 5   2:00pm-4:00pm

Monday, January 8   9:00am-11:00am

Tuesday, January 9   2:00pm-4:00pm

Monday, January 29   9:00-11:00am

Tuesday, January 30   2:00pm-4:00pm

Nick will be available for ½ hour one-on-one tutoring sessions for the beginning computer user to the knowledgeable user who needs collaboration or advice. Learn to use your laptop, tablet or android device for a variety of tasks. Receive help with spreadsheets, email or designing a website. Nick has an extensive background in computers from teaching to programming. Please bring your laptop, tablet or android device with you.

Please call COA at 526-6368 for an appointment.

VNA Foot Care Clinic at COA

Friday, January 5 & 12 9:30am-1:00pm

$25 Please call COA at 526-6368 to schedule an appointment.

Computer Class with Laura Thompson

Saturday, January 6   9:00am – 11:00am

(1/2 hour appointments beginning at 9:00am)

Are you looking for answers to questions about basic computer and iPad skills?  Sign up for a one-on-one half hour session by calling 526-6368.

Meditation Class

Saturday, January 6 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.

Morning Book Group

Tuesday, January 9  9:30am

The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict

This is a walk-in program.

Sign up for a free 20-minute chair massage!

Wednesday, January 10

Appointments from 1:00pm-3:20pm

Chair massage has been shown to boost endorphins, loosen muscles, enhance blood circulation, improve balance and flexibility, reduce pain and encourage overall well-being.

Call 526-6368 to schedule an appointment.

Climate Change Strategy Session

Thursday, January 11, 12:30-2:30pm

Join with others to discuss climate action in the greater New London area. Griffin Sinclair Wingate from will lead us through a time lining process and goal setting exercise to help craft a path forward for climate action in our local towns. Questions? Contact Joy or Joe Kubit, local Elder Climate Action members, 526-6678,,  Please call COA at 526-6368 to register.

Long-Term Care Planning

Friday, January 12  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.

Humanist Discussion Group

Thursday, January 18  1:30pm

This is a walk-in program.

Movie & Pizza Night

Friday, January 19   4:30pm

“La La Land”

An original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams

starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. Winner of 6 Academy Awards.

Please call COA at 526-6368 to sign up.