COA’s Chapin Senior Center January Programs

Press Release

Join us on Thursday, January 23, for delicious dining at The Coach House Restaurant for Thursday’s Child…earning critical charitable support for the Chapin Senior Center.

Our friends at the New London Inn have again invited COA to partake in this important evening of giving back to our community.

Join friends, neighbors, and fellow COA members for this incredibly fun, important evening of delightful food, drink, and community support.

Please make your reservations by calling the Inn at 603.526.2791.

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
New participants please call COA at 526-6368 for registration instructions.

Outdoor Recreation for Seniors – Tuesdays at 10 AM

Join this active group to bike, hike, kayak, and more! Please call COA at 526-6368 to register
prior to your first activity.

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, Third and Fourth Tuesdays 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. Carol Filbin, Certified Yoga Teacher

Friends Program Bone Builders Exercise Classes
Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 to11 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. 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.

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 at least 55 years old.

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

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

Parkinson’s Support Group – Tuesday, January 7 at 1 PM

You are invited to join this lively, welcoming, and supportive group! This is a walk-in program.

Morning Book Group – Tuesday, January 14 at 9:30 AM
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
A socially awkward, routine-oriented loner teams up with a bumbling IT guy from her office to assist an elderly accident victim, forging a friendship that saves all three from lives of isolation and secret unhappiness. – NoveList  This is a walk-in program. Please call COA at 526-6368 to obtain the book.

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

Movie & Pizza Matinee – Tuesday, January 21 at noon
“The Greatest Showman”
“The Greatest Showman” celebrates the birth of show business and tells of visionary P. T. Barnum who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.
Please call COA at 526-6368 to sign up.

Humanist, Agnostic, Atheist Discussion Group – Thursday, January 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 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, January 23 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.