37 Pleasant Street | New London, NH | 603.526.6368

In order to conserve resources and remain fiscally responsible, we are no longer printing a monthly newsletter. Please contact COA at 526-6368 if you would like to be emailed a monthly program list.

Medicare prescription drug plan annual enrollment

October 15th – December 7th.

Wayne Blanchard from Merrimack County ServiceLink will be available on most Friday mornings beginning October 18th to review your Medicare Rx plan (and/or your Medicare Advantage plan) and make any potential changes if needed. You can call Wayne directly at 228-6625 ext. 1200 to schedule an appointment. Meetings with Wayne at the Chapin Senior Center can be arranged.



Shamballa Reiki Sessions

Tuesday, November 19th

Appointments from 10:00am – 3:00pm

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

During the Reiki sessions, Linda Luck of “Lady Luck healing therapies” 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.


Enjoy a Free 15-Minute Chair Massage

Thursday, November 21st

Appointments beginning at 10:00am

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

Massages provided by Teresa Colangelo, Licensed Massage Therapist


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 call COA at 526-6368 to register

prior to your first activity.

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, Third and Fourth Tuesdays from 3:00-4:00pm

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 10:00-11:00am

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. There will be no Tai Chi in November.

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.


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

Contract Bridge – Thursdays at 9:30am


Poker – Tuesdays at 2:00pm

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

Mahjong - Thursdays at 12:30pm

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.

VNA Foot Care Clinic at COA

Friday, November 1st & November 8th at 9:30am-1:00pm

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

Blood Pressure Clinic

Monday, November 4th at 9:30am

This is a walk-in program.

Parkinson’s Support Group – Tuesday, November 5th at 1:00pm

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

Morning Book Group - Tuesday, November 12th at 9:30am

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
Sneaking out to get readings from a traveling psychic reputed to be able to tell customers when they will die, four adolescent siblings from New York City's 1969 Lower East Side hide what they learn from each other before embarking on five decades of respective experiences shaped by their determination to control fate. ~ NoveList This is a walk-in program. Please call COA at 526-6368 to obtain the book.

Movie & Pizza Matinee - Tuesday, November 19th at 12noon

“Ocean’s 8”

Please call COA at 526-6368 to sign up.

Upon her release from prison, Debbie, the estranged sister of legendary conman Danny Ocean, puts together a team of unstoppable crooks to pull of the heist of the century. Their goal is New York City's annual Met Gala, and a necklace worth in excess of 150 million dollars. There is no charge for this event. Come check out our new projector!

Caregiver Support and Discussion Group – Thursday, November 21 at 1:00pm

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.

Humanist, Agnostic, Atheist Discussion Group – Thursday, Nov. 21st 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.

Nov. Outdoor Recreation for Seniors Schedule

NOVEMBER 5: Hike Fisherfield Park in Newbury. Leader is Gene Stanphill: 938-5683.

DIRECTIONS: From New London take Route 11 West to Route 103A. Follow 103A South to Route 103. The Route 103 south and turn left on Old Post Road. After one mile you will see a sign for Fisherfield Park. Lunch is at Bubba’s Restaurant in Newbury.

NOVEMBER 12: Hike the Morris Trail, Colby Sawyer College, New London. Leader is Jim Harris: 603-748-7244.

DIRECTIONS: From Main Street in New London turn onto Seamans Road (at the First Baptist Church) continuing behind Colby Sawyer. Turn right at Mercer Field. Take first left and drive to far parking area. Trailhead is across Seamans Road at Kelsey Field. Lunch will be at Colby Sawyer College Cafeteria, Ware Student Center, Building 20. Cost is $8.00 per person plus tax.

NOVEMBER 19: Hike around all or part of the road around Pleasant Lake, Elkins. Leader is Neil Wallace: 603-526-8097.

DIRECTIONS: From Main Street in New London tun left (east) onto Route 11. Proceed one mile and turn left onto Elkins Loop Road. Just past the Elkins Post Office park in Neil’s driveway or in roadway. After hike return to Neil’s house with your lunch and Neil will provide beverages and dessert.

NOVEMBER 26: Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS), Quechee, VT. Leader is George and Nancy Smith: 802-436-2616.

DIRECTIONS: From New London take I-89North to Vermont. Take Exit 1 and follow signs toward Woodstock (Route 4). Park at Quechee Gorge. VINS provide avian and raptor species aid. There is a new 900’ foot long, 100’ high canopy walkway. Cost is $12.50 per person, which is $3.00 off the regular rate. A portion of the entrance fee helps support VINS. Bring lunch to eat inside the VINS facility.

November coordinator: Bill Coombs – 763-2307

ATTN - DECEMBER 10: The annual ORFS Christmas Songfest, Yankee Swap and lunch at Lyon Brook. Save the date and wait for a special email from Rosemary Silverberg with details.