37 Pleasant Street | New London, NH | 603.526.6368

DECEMBER PROGRAMS

Tom & Tom’s Men’s Discussion Group - Mondays at 9:00am

We want to hear your stories and we’ll share a few of our own. This is a Zoom program until further notice.

Bingo!Mondays at 1:00pm

Ten games for $5. Ten bingo sheets with 6 cards on each sheet. Participants must be 55 years old and older. This is a walk-in program.

LSRVNA Foot Care Clinic at COA - Mondays at 9:00am-2:00pm.

$25. Please call the Lake Sunapee Region VNA at 603-748-1731 to schedule an appointment.

French Discussion Group - First and Third Mondays at 4:15pm

Join this casual, friendly group to practice your language skills. Participants at all skill levels are welcome. This is a walk-in program or participate via Zoom.

Chair Exercises – Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30am Masks are required

This low impact exercise program is perfect for those looking for an easy, effective exercise routine. This is a walk-in program.

Book Discussion Group - Tuesday, December 14th at 10:00am via Zoom

Be Frank with Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson. Reclusive author M.M. "Mimi" Banning has been holed up in her Bel Air mansion for years after her finances were destroyed in a Ponzi scheme, but a chance encounter with a new assistant for Frank, her nine-year-old son, changes the dynamic of Mimi's relationship with him forever. Please call COA at 603-526-6368 for registration information.

Memoir Writing Group - Tuesdays at 10:00am. This is a walk-in program.

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.

Hand & Foot Card Game – Tuesdays at 1:00

This is a walk-in program.

PokerTuesday at 1:00pm

This is a walk-in program.

Outdoor Recreation for Seniors – Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00am

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

Parkinsons Peer-to-Peer Support Group - First Wednesday at 1:00pm

A peer-led opportunity to share practical insights and provide mutual support to those also living with or caring for someone with PD. This is a walk-inprogram.

Caregiver Peer-to-Peer Support Group - Second Wednesday 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.

Line Dancing - Wednesdays at 10:00am

Kearsarge Community Presbyterian Church, New London. Line dancing includes a variety of styles of dancing, needs no partner, and is lots of fun! An excellent form of exercise for both the mind and body. Please call COA at 526-6368 to register prior to your first class.

Needlework Craft Group - Wednesdays at 1:00-3:00pm

Love to cross stitch, do needlework, quilt, knit or crochet? We'd love to chat, laugh, and get to know the folks who enjoy the same hobbies we enjoy. This is a walk-in program.

Humanist Discussion Group – Thursday, December 16th at 1:00pm (Please note time change)

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.

Mah-jongg - Thursdays at 12:30pm

This is a walk-in program.

Scrabble – Thursdays at 1:00pm

This is a walk-in program.

Computer Tutoring with Nick Oursouff

Nick is available for on-line tutoring sessions. Nick has an extensive background in computers from teaching to programming. Please call COA at 526-6368 for registration information.


DECEMBER OUTDOOR RECREATION FOR SENIORS - Tuesdays

WE MEET EVERY TUESDAY STARTING OUR ACTIVITY AT 10 a.m. PLEASE JOIN US!

December 7th-----Hike Fisherfield Park in Newbury-----Leaders are Jim Harris, 603-748-7244 and Gene Stanphill, 938-5683. Explore the variety of trails that loop from park center. Please bring hiking poles and ice cleats if needed. DIRECTIONS: From New London, take Rt. 11 West toward George's Mills. After passing underneath I-89, exit 12, turn left onto Rt. 103A by the Park'n Ride and continue to Newbury. Turn left at intersection of Rt. 103 and go about 300 yards to Old Post Rd. It is uphill and veers to the left. Keep going til you see the park sign and parking area on your left. We will have lunch together at Bubbas Bar & Grille at the harbor. 763-3290.

ATTENTION: Our regular holiday events with Caroling at Bittersweet and Buffet at Lyon Brook have been cancelled for safety of the residents. I have tried other places but they are either booked or unavailable. Since it is so unpredictable even at the last minute, I am choosing a tried and true last resort!

December 14th----You are cordially invited to our ORFS' Christmas Celebration 2021 at Coombs' Luna-See Lodge hosted by Kathy & Bill. 763-2307, or loonylodge@gmail.com. DIRECTIONS: From New London, take 1-89 to exit 12. Turn right onto Georges Mill Rd. Continue to intersection at Rt 114/Main St. Turn left and go 2 miles until you see the lake on left. We are 2643 Main St., diagonally across from the town beach in a big brown and green house.

1). Please dress for holiday and warm enough for a brisk walk around the lake or up to cemetery.

2). When you get back, warm up with some glogg. We will sing some carols accompanied by Al Peterson (without costumes or books!).

3). Around noon, we will line up for the smorgasbord. I am making chicken cordon bleu. BYOD and your special casserole, salad or dessert to complete our meal.

4). After our buffet, we will have our traditional Yankee Swap which is always entertaining. Please bring a wrapped gift to fight over. $10 limit.

5). I have been told emphatically by several ORFS women that I do too much and they want me to enjoy my parties! So I am decorating as I always do and providing only one entre, the mulled wine and egg nog toast. The rest is up to you to complete our menu.

6). It is always our pleasure to host you, dearest friends, over this blessed holiday to guarantee a fun party! We have so much to celebrate especially our good health and our loyal bonds in this unique group!

7). So hope to see you on the 14th if not next year!

December 21st, and 28th----enjoy every moment! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays with Joy & Peace to us all!