Chapin Senior Center September Programs

Press Release

Easterseals: Part-Time Employment Opportunities
Tuesday, September 17   10 AM
Please call COA at 526-6368 to register
Learn about the flexible, part time job opportunities that Easterseals New Hampshire has to offer! They offer paid employment for those who might be looking to pick up a few hours a day or week. It’s an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others. Employment opportunities include Homemakers & Health Services, Youth Support Specialist, Direct Support Associate, and School Bus Driver or Monitor. Easter Seals mission is to provide exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities.


ServiceLink Information Workshop
Tuesday, September 24th at 9:30AM
Please call COA at 526-6368 to register.

ServiceLink is a well-known, highly-regarded referral organization serving New Hampshire.
Learn how you can receive assistance and connections to services for housing, chronic disease management, disability resources, caregiver support, Veteran’s services, Medicare and Medicaid assistance, and much more.

ServiceLink Resource Center is here to help you find the right path for you and your family. Serving  people of all ages, income levels and needs. This workshop is an important opportunity for you to learn more about this wonderful resource center BEFORE you many need support services!


Shamballa Reiki Sessions

Tuesday, September 24th
Appointments from 10 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 10 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 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 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.

Gentle Yoga – Second and Fourth Tuesdays from 3:00 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

Friends Program Bone Builders Exercise Classes
Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 to 11 AM
This senior exercise program helps strengthens bones, builds muscle and improves 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
This is an 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. Suggestions for routes always welcome.

Line Dancing with Dee Connor – Wednesdays at 3 PM.

 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 to  enjoy 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.

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
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.

Computer Tutoring with Nick Oursouff
Tuesdays, September 3 & September 17  9 AM to 11 AM & 2 PM 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 device.

Parkinson’s Support Group – Tuesday, September 3rd at  1 PM
You are invited to join this lively, welcoming and supportive group! This is a walk-in program.

Morning Book Group – Tuesday, September 10th at 9:30 AM
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
“Deemed unrepentant by a Bolshevik tribunal in 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is sentenced to house arrest in a hotel across the street from the Kremlin, where he lives in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history unfold.” ~ NoveList 
This is a walk-in program. Please call COA at 526-6368 to obtain the book.

VNA Foot Care Clinic at COA
Friday, September 6th & September 13th at 9:30 AM to 1 PM
$25 Please call COA at 526-6368 to schedule an appointment.

Humanist, Agnostic, Atheist Discussion Group – Thursday, Sept. 19th at 1:30pm 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.

Movie & Pizza Matinee – Tuesday, September 24th at 12 PM

Please call COA at 526-6368 to sign up.
Martha is an introverted woman who moves to a retirement community. Hoping to be left alone, she meets Sheryl, a fun-loving neighbor who insists that they become best pals. After coming out of her shell, Martha and her new friend decide to form a cheerleading squad with their fellow residents. As the two women hold auditions, they soon learn that it’s never too late to follow your dreams, even when the odds are stacked against you. There is no charge for this event. Come check out our new projector!

Caregiver Support Group Wednesday 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.