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.


Enjoy a Free 15-Minute Chair Massage

Thursday, July 18th

Appointments beginning at 10:00am

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

Massages provided by Teresa Colangelo, Licensed Massage Therapist


Shamballa Reiki Sessions

Tuesday, July 23rd

Appointments from 9:30am – 3:00pm

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

Linda Luck of “Lady Luck healing therapies” will be accepting appointments for Shamballa Reiki at the Chapin Senior Center on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 9:30am - 3:00pm.

During the Reiki sessions, Linda 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.


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.

Slower Spokes for Older Folks Bike Group - Wednesdays

Slower Spokes for Older Folks will be operating again this year, on Wednesdays. It is the easier biking group for those who want time “to smell the roses” as well as get some exercise. Somewhat shorter rides, somewhat easier routes, and a more leisurely pace characterize this group. If you might be interested, send an email to Mary at eysen@tds.net. Starting date will depend on weather. Suggestions for routes always welcome.

Line Dancing with Dee Connor - 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. 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.

Bike Group - Thursday mornings

The COA Bikers trek forth every Thursday morning from Spring through Fall for a 25-mile (more or less) bike ride from various locations in New Hampshire and occasionally, Vermont. Our goal is enjoying the scenery and getting a bit of exercise. Call COA at 526-6368 for more information or to be placed on the email contact list for schedule information. Weekly schedule also available at www.coachapincenter.org.

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.


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

Blood Pressure Clinic - Monday, July 1st at 9:30am

This is a walk-in program.

Computer Tutoring with Nick Oursouff

Tuesdays, July 2nd, July 9th, July 16th, July 23rd, July 30th

9:00am – 11:00am & 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Please call COA at 526-6368 to register.

Nick will be available for ½ hour one-on-one tutoring sessions for the beginning computer user to the knowledgeable user who needs collaboration or advice. Learn to use your laptop, tablet or android device for a variety of tasks. Receive help with spreadsheets, email or designing a website. Nick has an extensive background in computers from teaching to programming. Please bring your laptop, tablet.

Parkinson’s Support Group – Tuesday, July 2nd at 1:00pm

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

Gentle Yoga - Tuesdays, July 9th and July 23rd from 3:00-4:00pm

Please call COA at 526-6368 to register. 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

VNA Foot Care Clinic at COA - Friday, July 12th at 9:30am-1:00pm

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

Humanist, Agnostic, Atheist Discussion Group - Thursday, July 18th 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.

Caregiver Support and Discussion Group – Thursday, July 25th 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.

Movie & Pizza Matinee - Tuesday, July 30th at 12noon

“On the Basis of Sex”

Please call COA at 526-6368 to sign up.

Inspired by the true story of a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg – then a struggling attorney and new mother – who faces adversity and numerous obstacles in her fight for equal rights throughout her career. There is no charge for this event. Come check out our new projector! Please call COA at 526-6368 to sign up.

Genealogy Assistance

Are you interested in learning more about your family history? Have you tried climbing your family tree without much success? Have you hit a brick wall in your research? Do you even know how to begin tracing your ancestry? Would you like to join one of the legacy societies: Mayflower, Daughters of the American Revolution, Sons of the American Revolution, etc.?

Marilyn Soper, a resident of New London and Newbury, is a member of the NH Society of Genealogists, a researcher at the NH Historical Society, and a volunteer at the NH Vital Records office in Concord. She is also a member of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants and of the Mercy Hathaway White Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. As an amateur genealogist, she is willing to volunteer her time to consult individually or in small groups with those interested in doing their own genealogical research. While the goal would vary with each person’s interests and desires, the hope would be to develop a documented family tree going back several generations or to complete the appropriate application for membership in one of the many legacy societies. Please call Karen at 526-6368 if interested.


July 2019 ORFS Schedule

Tuesday, July 2nd: Hike or kayak the Ompompanoosuc River and the Connecticut River in Norwich, Vt. Gene Stamphill is leading the group.

Tuesday, July 9th: Contoocook River. Take 202/9 south toward Concord. Take the right after Dunkin Donuts, just before Stump-Field bridge, on to Stump Field Road. When you see a big Cabin cruiser boat on your left, go right. A little ways further, you will see the launch site on your right. Lots of parking.

Tuesday, July 16th: Paddle or hike Little Lake Sunapee. From New London take the Newport Rd. toward Newport. Just before I-89, see the yellow sign for Little Lake Sunapee. Take that right on to Otterville Road to Little Lake Sunapee Rd. The put in is on the right

Tuesday, July 23rd: Grafton Pond. Take I -89 North to exit 12 to Rt. 114 to Springfield, N.H. Turn right on to George’s Mills Rd, to 114 Springfield. About 1.5 miles, turn right on to Main Street. 1.7 miles turn right on to Bowman,1 mile turn left at 4 Corners Road.1 mile up, turn left on to Rt. 4 A. 5 miles, take a sharp right on to Grafton Pond Rd.

Tuesday, July 30th: Webster Lake. Out of New London, to Rt 11, and the Flying Goose. Go left keeping the Flying Goose on your right. Follow Rt. 11 until it becomes Rt. 11 & 4 toward Andover. Find the Franklin Highway on your left. Take that left and follow that until you see Webster Lake on your Left. Lunch at the beach or eat at Asian Delights restaurant in Franklin.