37 Pleasant Street | New London, NH | 603.526.6368

JANUARY PROGRAMS

Tom & Tom’s Men’s Discussion Group - Mondays at 8:45am

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 4:15pm

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 10:15am

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 8:30-10:00am

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

Outdoor Recreation for Seniors - Tuesdays at 10:00am

Join this active group to bike, hike, kayak and more! Please see the weekly schedule listed at www.coachapincenter.org or call COA at 526-6368.

Memoir Writing Group - Tuesdays at 10:00am

This is a walk-in program.

Walk-In Painting Group - Tuesdays at 1:00pm

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 Tuesday from 3:00-4:00pm (Begins January 8th)

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.

Gentle care for your body, mind and spirit

Carol Filbin, Certified Yoga Teacher

Friends Program Bone Builders Exercise Classes

Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:00-11:00am

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 1:00-3:00pm

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 2:30pm

Kearsarge Community Presbyterian Church, New London, NH. This is a walk-in program.

Caregiver Support and Discussion Group - Fourth Thursday at 1:30pm

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. Please call COA at 526-6368 to register.

Women’s Discussion Group - Fridays at 9:00am

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 2:00pm

Ten games for $5. Ten bingo sheets with 6 cards on each sheet. Participants must be 55 years old and older.

Bridge - Duplicate Bridge – Mondays at 12:45pm and Wednesdays at 9:15am

Contract Bridge – Thursdays at 9:30am

Games!

Poker – Tuesdays at 2:00pm

Hand and Foot Card Game– Wednesdays at 1:00pm

Mahjong - Fridays at 12:30pm

Morning Book Group - Tuesday, January 8th at 9:30am

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

This is a walk-in program. Please call COA at 526-6368 to obtain the book.

VNA Foot Care Clinic at COA

Friday, January 4th & January 11th at 9:30am-1:00pm

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

Computer Class with Laura Thompson

Saturday, January 5th at 9:00am – 11:00am

(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.

Blood Pressure Clinic

Monday, January 7th at 9:30am

This is a walk-in program.

Movie & Pizza Matinee

Thursday, January 10th at 1:00pm

“Chappaquiddick”

On July 18, 1969, Sen. Ted Kennedy drives his car off a bridge on Massachusetts' Chappaquiddick Island. The accident results in the death of passenger Mary Jo Kopechne, a 28-year-old campaign strategist who worked for Kennedy. The ongoing investigation into the mysterious and scandalous events forever alters his political legacy -- and ultimately changes the course of presidential history. Please call COA at 526-6368 to sign up. There is no charge for this event.

Enjoy a Free 15-Minute Chair Massage

Thursday, January 17th

Appointments beginning at 10:00am

Massages provided by Teresa Colangelo, Licensed Massage Therapist

Call COA at 526-6368 to schedule an appointment.

Teresa Colangelo graduated from the Mt. Nittany Institute of Natural Health in State College, PA in December 1999. She began her own business, “Almost Heaven Massage Therapy & Day Spa” where she practiced massage until she moved to Eastman in September 2013.

She settled into living in Eastman with her husband, where she enjoyed the activities and gardening, however, her passion for helping and pampering people persisted. She missed the contact that she had enjoyed so much with her clients in Wellsboro, especially those she visited in the local nursing homes and senior centers. She decided to renew her massage license and is now able to practice in New Hampshire.

Her “calling” is to provide soothing touch and relaxation to seniors who can benefit so much from massage. Massage can offer an overall feeling of well-being and aid in the relief of anxiety and tension. In addition, it increases circulation and assists in increasing joint movement and muscle flexibility. Most of all, it feels good and helps the body increase the production of endorphins, your body’s natural pain reliever.

She is excited to begin offering the gift of touch through seated chair massage at COA Chapin Senior Center.

Humanist, Agnostic, Atheist Discussion Group

Thursday, January 17th 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 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.

Join us for a Lunch Road Trip to Lui Lui’s in Lebanon, NH

Thursday, January 17th

COA will be covering the cost of the bus. Participants are responsible for the cost of their meals.

Please call COA at 526-6368 by January 14th to reserve your seat on the bus.

(Please park in the parking lot behind the daycare across the street from COA)

Bus leaves COA at 11:30am.