Chapin Senior Center – May 2019 Programs

Press Release

Reiki Information Workshop
Tuesday, May 14 at 1 PM
Linda Luck of “Lady Luck healing therapies” will be conducting an 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.

Linda has Master’s Degrees in Education and Metaphysics, 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 the 4th Tuesday of each month beginning in June. Appointments available between 9:30 AM and 3 PM. $5/session.

Please call COA at 526-6368 to register for the May 14 workshop, or for an appointment on June 25.


Enjoy a Free 15-Minute Chair Massage
Thursday, May 16
Appointments beginning at 10 AM
Massages provided by Teresa Colangelo, Licensed Massage Therapist
Please call COA at 526-6368 to schedule an appointment.

with Deborah Coffin
Tuesday, May 21 at 1:30 PM
Zentangles are miniature pieces of unplanned, abstract, black and white art created through a very specific method from a collection of simple, structured patterns called tangles. Zentangles are not only beautiful, they are fun and relaxing to create. The process of creating a Zentangle is a form of artistic meditation as one becomes completely engrossed in making each pattern, deliberately focusing on one stroke at a time. The creativity options and pattern combinations are boundless. Anyone can do it and Deborah will guide you through the entire process! There is no charge for this class. Please call COA at 526-6368 to register.

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 to 10 AM
Please call COA at 526-6368 for more information. This is a walk-in program.

Outdoor Recreation for Seniors – Tuesdays at 10:00 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.

Slower Spokes for Older Folks Bike Group – Wednesdays
Slower Spokes for Older Folks will be operating again this year, on Wednesdays. It is the easier biking group for those who want time “to smell the roses” as well as get some exercise. Somewhat shorter rides, somewhat easier routes, and a more leisurely pace characterize this group. If you might be interested, please contact COA at 526-6368. Starting date will depend on weather. Suggestions for routes always welcome.

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.

Bike Group – Thursday mornings
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. Call COA at 526-6368 for more information or to be placed on the email contact list for schedule information. Weekly schedule also available at

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.

Bingo! – 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

VNA Foot Care Clinic at COA
Friday, May 3 & May 10 at 9:30 to 1 PM
$25 Please call COA at 526-6368 to schedule an appointment.

Computer Class with Laura Thompson  
Saturday, May 4 at 9:30 to 11 AM
(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. LOCATION CHANGE: Tutoring sessions will take place at Tracy Memorial Library in New London in the first-floor meeting room.

Blood Pressure Clinic
Monday, May 6 at 9:30 AM
This is a walk-in program.


Computer Tutoring with Nick Oursouff
Tuesday, May 7 and Tuesday, May 21,  9 to 11 AM & 2 to 4 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. You are invited to join this lively, welcoming and supportive group! This is a walk-in program.

Morning Book Group – Tuesday, May 14 at 9:30 AM
The Feather Thief by Kirk W. Johnson
“Documents the astonishing 2009 theft of an invaluable collection of ornithological displays from the British Museum of Natural History by a talented American musician, tracing the author’s years-long investigation to track down the culprit and understand his motives, which were possibly linked to an obsession with the Victorian art of salmon fly-tying.” – Novelist
Please call COA at 526-6368 to obtain the book.

Gentle Yoga                                        
Tuesdays, May 14 and May 28 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, May 16 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, May 23 at 1:30 PM
There is no instructional 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 52 6-6368 to register.

Movie & Pizza Matinee
Tuesday, May 28  at Noon
“Green Book”
Dr. Don Shirley is a world-class African-American pianist, who is about to embark on a concert tour in the Deep South in 1962. In need of a driver and protection, Shirley recruits Tony Lip, a tough-talking bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx. Despite their differences, the two men soon develop an unexpected bond while confronting racism and danger in an era of segregation. Please call COA at 526-6368 to sign up. There is no charge for this event. Come check out our new projector!