Chapin Senior Center Schedule for May

Press Release

May 2018 Programs and Activities
Tom & Tom’s Men’s Discussion Group
Mondays at 8:45 AM
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 4:15 PM
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 10:15 AM
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 AM
Please call COA at 526-6368 for more information.
This is a walk-in program.
Outdoor Recreation for Seniors
Tuesdays at 10 AM
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 AM
This is a walk-in program.
Walk-In Painting Group
Tuesdays at 1 PM
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.
Shamablla Reiki with Linda Luck
Fourth Tuesdays (beginning May 22)
Appointments from 10 AM to 3:30 PM
Linda Luck of “Lady Luck healing therapies” will be accepting appointments for Shamablla Reiki at the Chapin Senior Center on the fourth Tuesday of each month.  During the Reiki sessions, Linda will be checking the Chakras (energy centers) of clients to look for blockages in their energy system. Upon the completion of the session, she will review what was found concerning the Chakras and give the client paperwork explaining what any blockages mean for the client's health and what can be done about it.  Shamballa Reiki works on energy concerned with mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health. Sessions are 15 minutes in length and the cost is $15 per session. Please contact the COA at 526-6368 for an appointment.
Friends Program Bone Builders Exercise Classes
Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 – 11 AM
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 2:30 PM
Kearsarge Community Presbyterian Church, New London, NH
This is a walk-in program
Needlework Craft Group
Wednesdays at 1-3 PM
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.
Bike Group
Thursday mornings
See schedule in this newsletter
The COA Bikers trek forth every Thursday morning from Spring through Fall for a 25-mile (more or less) bike ride from various locations in New Hampshire and occasionally, Vermont. Our goal is enjoying the scenery and getting a bit of exercise. We definitely are not training for the Tour de France! The speed tends to be around 10 MPH. Please call COA at 526-6368 for more information or to be placed on the email contact list for schedule information.
Women’s Discussion Group
Fridays at 9 AM
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 PM
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 12:45 PM and Wednesdays at 9:15 AM
Contract Bridge – Thursdays at 9:30 AM
This is a walk-in program.
Poker – Tuesdays at 2:00 PM
Hand and Foot Card Game– Wednesdays at 1:00 PM
Mahjong – Fridays at 12:30 PM
Parkinsons Support Group
Tuesday, May 1 at 1 PM
You are invited to join this lively, welcoming and supportive group!
This is a walk-in program.
Computer Tutoring with Nick Ourusoff
Thursday, May 3 at 9 AM – 12 PM
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, May 4 & 11 at 9:30 AM -1:00 PM
$25 Please call COA at 526-6368 to schedule an appointment.
Computer Class with Laura Thompson
Saturday, May 5 at 9 AM – 11:00 AM
(1/2 hour appointments beginning at 9:00 AM)
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, May 7 at 9:30 AM
This is a walk-in program.

Morning Book Group
Tuesday, May 8 at 9:30 AM
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
This is a walk-in program. Please call COA for book information.
Sign up for a free 20-minute chair massage!
Wednesday, May 9  
Appointments from 1 PM -3:20 PM
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, May 10 at 12:30-2:30 PM
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,,  This is a walk in program.
Long-Term Care Planning
Friday, May 11 at 10:30 AM
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, May 17 at 1:30 PM
This is a walk-in program.
Aging Discussion Group
Tuesday, May 22 at 9 AM
We invite you to join Dr. Jack Kirk in a continued discussion of Vesper Time: The Spiritual Practice of Growing Older by Frank J. Cunningham. Dr. Kirk will touch upon the challenges and rewards of growing older. Participants are encouraged to share their thoughts and experiences. Feel free to join us for this discussion group even if you haven’t read the book! Please call COA at 526-6368 to register.

“Ask the VNA”
Thursday, May 24 at 1 PM
Do you or someone you know have concerns or issues with falling, home safety, chronic medical issues, personal care or other health issues? The Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice invites community members to a free information session with staff members. Learn about the services the LSRVNA provides. Please call COA at 526-6368 to register.