Chapin Senior Center – July 2019 Program List

Press Release

Enjoy a Free 15-Minute Chair Massage
Thursday, July 18

Appointments beginning at 10 AM
Please call COA at 526-6368 to schedule an appointment.
Massages provided by Teresa Colangelo, Licensed Massage Therapist


Shamballa Reiki Sessions
Tuesday, July 23
Appointments from 9:30 to 3 PM
Please call COA at 526-6368 to schedule an appointment.

Linda Luck of “Lady Luck healing therapies” will be accepting appointments for Shamballa Reiki at the Chapin Senior Center on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 9:30 to 3 PM.

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.


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 bones, 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 call COA at 526-6368. Starting date will depend on weather. Suggestions for routes always welcome.

Line Dancing with Dee Connor – Wednesdays at 10 AM
Kearsarge Community Presbyterian Church, New London
Line dancing includes a variety of styles of dancing, needs no partner, and is lots of fun! An excellent form of exercise for both the mind and body. 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.

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 to enjoy the scenery and get 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

Blood Pressure Clinic – Monday, July 1 at 9:30 AM
This is a walk-in program.

Computer Tutoring with Nick Oursouff
Tuesdays, July 2, July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30
9 to 11 AM  & 2 to 4 PM
Please call COA at 526-6368 to register.
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.

Parkinson’s Support Group – Tuesday, July 2 at 1 PM
You are invited to join this lively, welcoming and supportive group! This is a walk-in program.

Gentle Yoga – Tuesdays, July 9 and July 23 from 3 to 4 PM
Please call COA at 526-6368 to register. 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. Carol Filbin, Certified Yoga Teacher

VNA Foot Care Clinic at COA – Friday, July 12 at 9:30 to 1 PM
$25 Please call COA at 526-6368 to schedule an appointment.

Humanist, Agnostic, Atheist Discussion Group – Thursday, July 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 religion, 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, July 25 at 1 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. This is a walk-in program.

Movie & Pizza Matinee – Tuesday, July 30 at noon
“On the Basis of Sex”
Inspired by the true story of a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg – then a struggling attorney and new mother – who faces adversity and numerous obstacles in her fight for equal rights throughout her career. There is no charge for this event. Come check out our new projector! Please call COA at 526-6368 to sign up.