Chapin Senior Center April 2019 Programs

Press release

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 weekly schedule listed at 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.

Friends Program Bone Builders Exercise Classes

Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 to 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.

Needlework Craft Group

Wednesdays at 1 to 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.

Tai Chi

Wednesdays at 2:30 PM  – Kearsarge Community Presbyterian Church, New London, NH. This is a walk-in program.

Women’s Discussion Group

Fridays at 9 AM – Get to know your neighbors over a casual cup of coffee. Join friends, new and old, 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.


Duplicate Bridge – Mondays at 12:45 PM and Wednesdays at 9:15 AM
Contract Bridge – Thursdays at 9:30 AM


Poker – Tuesdays at 2 PM
Hand and Foot Card Game – Wednesdays at 1 PM
Mahjong – Thursdays at 12:30 PM

Parkinson’s Support Group

Tuesday, April 2nd at 1 PM – You are invited to join this lively, welcoming and supportive group! This is a walk-in program.

VNA Foot Care Clinic at COA

Friday, April 5th & April 12th at 9:30 AM to 1 PM., $25. Please call 526-6368 to schedule an appointment.

Computer Class with Laura Thompson

Saturday, April 6 at AM to 11 AM – (1/2-hour appointments begin at 9 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. LOCATION CHANGE: Tutoring sessions will take place at Tracy Memorial Library in New London in the first-floor meeting room.

Blood Pressure Clinic

Monday, April 1st at 9:30 AM – This is a walk-in program.

Morning Book Group

Tuesday, April 9th at 9:30 AM – The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan – Collecting things dropped or left behind by others and writing stories about them as a tribute to the fiancée who died the day he lost one of her keepsakes, a man bequeaths his estate to his unsuspecting assistant, who bonds with new neighbors while attempting to reunite the objects with their owners. Please call COA at 526-6368 to obtain the book.

Gentle Yoga

Tuesdays, April 9th and April 23rd from 3 to 4 PM  – This wellness class will help you feel better and create a sense of inner calm as we focus on gaining flexibility, strength and balance. We will use yoga mats or chairs while we do yoga poses. At the end of each class there will be a time of relaxation. Gentle yoga is appropriate for all levels from beginner to experienced. Bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. Please call COA at 526-6368 to register. Carol Filbin, Certified Yoga Teacher

Humanist, Agnostic, Atheist Discussion Group

Thursday, April 18 at 1:30 PM – Welcome to those who are interested in delving into a variety of humanist and non-theist topics. We share our knowledge and experiences related to the challenging questions of religions, spirituality, and how they influence our lives. Using reason, critical thinking, and honest examination, we do our best to approach personal truths. Bring your thoughts, your questions, and an open mind, and join our lively, respectful monthly discussions. This is a walk-in program.

Caregiver Support and Discussion Group

Thursday, April 25th at 1:30 PM – There is no instruction manual for being a caregiver! Join this peer-led group to learn tips, strategies and advice from those experiencing the same challenges and rewards. Please call COA at 526-6368 to register.