37 Pleasant Street | New London, NH | 603.526.6368


Please check back at the end of October for November's full calendar of exciting events, programs, and activities.

Some of our regularly-scheduled activities are listed below. Feel free to call us a 603.526.6263 to inquire about more of our programs.

Money Smarts for Older Adults

Thursday, November 1 at 1:00pm

Presented by Bar Harbor Bank

Learn important points to consider in planning for a more secure financial future, including how to guard against identify theft and other forms of financial exploitation, as well as how to prepare for unexpected life events. Please call COA at 526-6368 to register.

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body

Thursday, November 15 at 1:00pm

Presented by Carrie Amorim Good, MSW Program Coordinator, State of NH Alzheimer’s Association. Sponsored by Summercrest & the Alzheimer’s Association.

For centuries, we've known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. Please pre-register with the Alzheimer’s Association by November 13 at 1-800-272-3900.

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!

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.

Shamablla Reiki with Linda Luck

Fourth Tuesdays

Appointments from 10:00am to 3:30pm

Linda Luck of “Lady Luck healing therapies” will be accepting appointments for Shamablla Reiki at the Chapin Senior Center on the fourth Tuesday of each month. 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. Please contact the COA at 526-6368 for an appointment.

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.

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. We definitely are not training for the Tour de France! The speed tends to be around 10 MPH. Please call COA at 526-6368 for more information or to be placed on the email contact list for schedule information.

Caregiver Support and Discussion Group

Fourth Thursdays 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.

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.


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.

Please call COA at 526-6368 to register.


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

Contract Bridge – Thursdays at 9:30am

This is a walk-in program.


Poker – Tuesdays at 2:00pm

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

Mahjong - Fridays at 12:30pm