37 Pleasant Street | New London, NH | 603.526.6368

MARCH 2019 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.

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 - Thursdays at 12:30pm

Parkinson’s Support Group – Thursday, March 5th at 1:00pm

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

VNA Foot Care Clinic at COA

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

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

Computer Class with Laura Thompson

Saturday, March 2nd 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, March 4th at 9:30am

This is a walk-in program.

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

Educated by Tara Westover

A searing, unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, raised by Mormon survivalists in the mountains of Idaho and forbidden to go to school, defies her family and earns a PhD from Cambridge University. This is a walk-in program. Please call COA at 526-6368 to obtain the book.

Gentle Yoga

Tuesdays, March 12th and March 26th 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. Please call COA at 526-6368 to register. Carol Filbin, Certified Yoga Teacher

Enjoy a Free 15-Minute Chair Massage

Thursday, March 21st

Appointments beginning at 10:00am

Massages provided by Teresa Colangelo, Licensed Massage Therapist

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

Humanist, Agnostic, Atheist Discussion Group

Thursday, March 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 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.

MARCH 2019 ORFS SCHEDULE

Please be prepared to enjoy the trail whatever the conditions! Wintry? or Spring-like? A savvy ORFS knows this season can still be snow, ice or mud and brings assorted equipment just in case! Meet us each Tuesday at 10.00 AM for:

March 5th: Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park. Leaders: John & Judy Reisch, 603-443-3780

DIRECTIONS from New London: Follow Interstate 89 North into Vermont. Take Exit #1 and then follow Route 4 West (13 miles) into Woodstock, Vermont. After entering Woodstock Village, bear right onto Route 12 North. Cross the iron bridge over the Ottauquechee River, bear right onto River Road and take the first right into the parking lot at the Billings Farm and Museum. We will snowshoe in the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park. Admission to the trails is free. We will snowshoe along Mountain Rd. to Pogue Loop and take the loop around the pond, then follow Mountain Rd. back to Billings Farm. Lunch at Ruth's Table---61 Central St. Woodstock, VT.

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March 12th: Knight's Hill Nature Park in New London. Leaders, John & Christa Hill, 603-973-222-1501

DIRECTIONS: In New London, take a right off the rotary onto County Rd. Proceed a mile past the hospital until you see the entrance sign to Knight's Hill on your left and turn into the parking area. Enjoy the gentle loops before driving over to the Colby Sawyer College dining hall located on the lower level of Wheeler Hall in the Ware Student Union Building, The ample (all you can eat) buffet is only $8.

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March 19th: Fisher Field Park in Newbury. Leader: Gene Stanphill, 603-748-5633

DIRECTIONS: From New London, take Rt. 11 West. After passing under I-89, Exit 12, turn left onto Rt. 103 A by the Park & Ride and continue into Newbury harbor. Turn left at the intersection of Rt. 103 and go about 300 yards to Old Post Rd. which veers left uphill. Keep going until you see the sign for Fisher Field Park and parking area on your left. Explore the trails that extend from the park's center. Lunch following at Bubba's in Newbury harbor.

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March 25th: Pleasant Lake loop, Elkins. Leader: Neil Wallace, 603-748-4479

DIRECTIONS: From intersection of Rts. 11 and 114 in New London, turn left onto Rt. 11 and continue downhill until you see the sign for Elkins on your left. Follow Elkins Rd., past town beach and post office on your left until you reach #346 on your right that sits back from the road. Park in his long driveway or where there is room. We will walk around the lake which is 6 miles or as far as you choose. Neil will circle the group to offer a lift if needed. Bring your own complete lunch to eat in his house afterward.
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April 2nd: Sugar River Trail, Kelleyville to Claremont. Leaders: Bill & Kathy Coombs, 603-309-0228

DIRECTIONS: From New London, take Rt. 11 through Newport toward Claremont. Around 4 miles, turn left onto Chandler Mills Road just before Kelleyville bridge opposite Blood Car sign on right. Go about 2 miles to parking area on right. You have the opportunity to walk through 3 covered bridges! Hike as long as you want before meeting for lunch at Imperial Chinese Buffet in Claremont.