March Programs at Chapin Senior Center

Press Release

March 2018 Programs and Activities

Tom & Tom’s Men’s Discussion Group
Mondays at 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 at 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 at 8:30-10:00am
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 our newsletter or call
COA at 526-6368.

Memoir Writing Group
Tuesdays at 10:00am
This is a walk-in program.

Walk-In Painting Group
Tuesdays at 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 at 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 at 2:30pm
Kearsarge Community Presbyterian Church, New London, NH
This is a walk-in program

Needlework Craft Group
Wednesdays at 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 at 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 at 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

VNA Foot Care Clinic at COA
Friday, March 2 & 9 at 9:30am-1:00pm
$25 Please call COA at 526-6368 to schedule an appointment.

Computer Class with Laura Thompson
Saturday, March 3 at 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.

Blood Pressure Clinic
Monday, March 5 at 9:30am
This is a walk-in program.

Computer Tutoring with Nick Ourusoff
Tuesday, March 6, 13, 20, 27 from 9:00am-11:am & 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.

Parkinsons Support Group
Tuesday, March 6 at 1:00pm
You are invited to join this lively, welcoming and supportive group!
This is a walk-in program.

Long-Term Care Planning
Friday, March 9 at 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, March 10 at 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, March 13 at 9:30am
The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon
This is a walk-in program.

Sign up for a free 20-minute chair massage!
Wednesday, March 14  
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, March 15 at 12:30-2:30pm
Join with others to discuss climate action in the greater New London area. Questions? Contact Joy or Joe Kubit, local Elder Climate Action members, 526-6678,,  Please call COA at 526-6368 to register.

Humanist Discussion Group
Thursday, March 15 at 1:30pm
This is a walk-in program.

Movie & Pizza Night
Friday, March 16 at 4:30pm
“Miss Pettigrew Lives for the Day”
It's 1939 and governess Guinevere Pettigrew finds herself out of work and on the bread line. Middle-aged and running out of options, Miss Pettigrew takes an uncharacteristic gamble when, after being refused work at an employment agency, she steals the details of a juicy assignment and pursues the job herself.
Please call COA at 526-6368 to sign up.

Reiki Informational Workshop
Tuesday, March 20, 1:00pm
Linda Luck of “Lady Luck healing therapies” will be conducting a free informational workshop regarding Shamballa Reiki at COA. During the workshop, she will describe a typical session including what Shamballa Reiki can do for you.  Linda will also talk about energy work in general and if you are interested, you may participate in a short experience of feeling and working with personal energy.

Ms. Luck has a Masters Degree in Education and is a Master Healer Teacher of Shamballa Reiki.  Linda has been practicing and teaching Reiki for over 15 years. She is also a Nationally Certified Hypnotherapist with over 17 years’ experience.  Linda does hypnotherapy for stress reduction, habit cessation and weight control among other uses.  She has also received specialized training in Past Life Regression and has been practicing PLR for over 10 years.

Linda will also be available for 15-minute one-on-one Reiki sessions on
Wednesday, March 21 between 9:30am and 3:00pm. $15/session.

Please call COA at 526-6368 to register for the March 20th workshop or for an appointment on March 21st.