Chapin Senior Center – February Program List

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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 10:00 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 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.

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 six cards on each sheet. Participants must be 55 years old and older.

Blood Pressure Clinic
Monday, February 3 at 9:30 AM
This is a walk-in program.

Parkinson’s Support Group – Tuesday, February 4 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, February 7 & February 14 at 9:30 AM to 1 PM

$25 Please call COA at 526-6368 to schedule an appointment.

Morning Book Group – Tuesday, February 11 at 9:30 AM
The Day the World Came to Town : 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland by Jim DeFede
Shares the experiences of the citizens of Gander, Newfoundland, who were hosts to the more than six thousand passengers of thirty-eight U.S.-bound jetliners forced to land there in the wake of the September 11 attacks. ~ NoveList This is a walk-in program. Please call COA at 526-6368 to obtain the book.

CBD Oil – It’s Uses, Benefits & Risks
Tuesday, February 18 at 10 AM

Christopher R. Lopez ParmD, BCACP, CDE
Cannabidiol (CBD) oil has been touted for a number of health benefits. But it is important to know it’s uses, benefits, and risks. Join New London Hospital pharmacist Christopher Lopez to learn more about CBD oil. Please call COA at 526-6368 to register.

Movie & Pizza Matinee – Tuesday, February 18 at noon
“Downton Abbey”
The beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the king and queen of England soon unleashes scandal, romance and intrigue — leaving the future of Downton hanging in the balance. Please call COA at 526-6368 to sign up.

Humanist, Agnostic, Atheist Discussion Group – Thursday, February 20 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, February 27 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.