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Be sure to visit again to learn more about our upcoming May programs!



Reiki Informational Workshop

Tuesday, May 14th at 1:00pm

Linda Luck of “Lady Luck healing therapies” will be conducting an informational workshop regarding Shamballa Reiki at COA. During the workshop, she will describe a typical session including what Shamballa Reiki can do for you. Linda will also talk about energy work in general and if you are interested, you may participate in a short experience of feeling and working with personal energy.

Linda has Master’s Degrees in Education and Metaphysics and is a Master Healer Teacher of Shamballa Reiki. Linda has been practicing and teaching Reiki for over 15 years. She is also a Nationally Certified Hypnotherapist with over 17 years’ experience. Linda does hypnotherapy for stress reduction, habit cessation and weight control among other uses. She has also received specialized training in Past Life Regression and has been practicing PLR for over 10 years.

Linda will also be available for 15-minute one-on-one Reiki sessions on the 4th Tuesday of each month beginning June 25th. Appointments available between 9:30am and 3:00pm. $15/session.

Please call COA at 526-6368 to register for the May 14th workshop or for an appointment on June 25th.


Enjoy a Free 15-Minute Chair Massage

Thursday, May 16th

Appointments beginning at 10:00am

Massages provided by Teresa Colangelo, Licensed Massage Therapist

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



with Deborah Coffin

Tuesday, May 21st at 1:30pm

Zentangles are miniature pieces of unplanned, abstract, black and white art created through a very specific method from a collection of simple, structured patterns called tangles. Zentangles are not only beautiful, they are fun and relaxing to create. The process of creating a Zentangle is a form of artistic meditation as one becomes completely engrossed in making each pattern, deliberately focusing on one stroke at a time. The creativity options and pattern combinations are boundless. Anyone can do it and Deborah will guide you through the entire process! There is no charge for this class. Maximum number of students is 12. Please call COA at 526-6368 to register.


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 (Begins May 8th)

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.

Tai Chi - Wednesdays at 2:30pm

There wil be no Tai Chi May 1 - May 22. Classes will start on May 29.

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. 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

VNA Foot Care Clinic at COA

Friday, May 3rd & May 10th at 9:30am-1:00pm

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

Computer Class with Laura Thompson

Saturday, May 4th 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. LOCATION CHANGE: Tutoring sessions will take place at Tracy Memorial Library in New London in the first-floor meeting room.

Blood Pressure Clinic

Monday, May 6th at 9:30am

This is a walk-in program.

Computer Tutoring with Nick Oursouff

Tuesday, May 7th and Tuesday, May 21st 9:00am – 11:00am & 2:00 – 4:00pm

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. Please call COA at 526-6368 to register.

Parkinson’s Support Group – Tuesday, May 7th at 1:00pm

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

Morning Book Group - Tuesday, May 14th at 9:30am

The Feather Thief by Kirk W. Johnson

"Documents the astonishing 2009 theft of an invaluable collection of ornithological displays from the British Museum of Natural History by a talented American musician, tracing the author's years-long investigation to track down the culprit and understand his motives, which were possibly linked to an obsession with the Victorian art of salmon fly-tying." - Novelist

Please call COA at 526-6368 to obtain the book.

Gentle Yoga

Tuesdays, May 14th and May 28th 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

Humanist, Agnostic, Atheist Discussion Group

Thursday, May 16th 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.

Caregiver Support and Discussion Group – Thursday, May 23rd 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. Please call COA at 526-6368 to register.

Movie & Pizza Matinee

Tuesday, May 28th at 12noon

“Green Book”

Dr Don Shirley is a world-class African-American pianist, who is about to embark on a concert tour in the Deep South in 1962. In need of a driver and protection, Shirley recruits Tony Lip, a tough-talking bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx. Despite their differences, the two men soon develop an unexpected bond while confronting racism and danger in an era of segregation. Please call COA at 526-6368 to sign up. There is no charge for this event. Come check out our new projector!

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.



May 7- Hike lovely MINK BROOK TRAILS in HANOVER and have soup, drinks, and desserts at Knight’s home following. Leaders/hosts, Brenda and Jim 277-9306. Directions: to the trail from I-89, exit 18- go north on Rte 120 past the hospital. Bear left at the Y by the small co-op and gas station onto Lebanon St. Go thru a few lights then left on Rte 10 at the T. Go down Rte 10 about ½ mile almost to the bridge then turn left on Brook Road. Follow about 0.03 mile to ball field parking lot. To Knight’s house afterward- 6 Storr’s Rd. Go back thru Hanover, turn right onto Lebanon St., and look for signs on your right as you pass the co-op and gas station. Storr’s Rd is the LAST st. on your right going uphill just before the white picket fence on the right. Good idea is to follow someone who knows. {NH Atlas: pg 32, J-2 & pg. 62, J-6} WEDNESDAY ALTERNATIVE WEATHER DATE


May 14-Hike Pine Ridge Rd area in Sunapee. Leaders are Al Peterson, 763 5456, and Eileen Gobeil. A couple options for dirt road, paved road, and trails into Dexters Inn. Directions: from Rte 11 Sunapee, take 103B ½ mi, R on Stagecoach Rd 1.0 mi, R on Young Hill Rd ½ mi, L on Pine Ridge Rd- go around loop counter-clockwise ¼ mi where you see the view, and park on rd by #82 (avoid mailbox for delivery). Bring lunch and some bring chairs to eat afterwards at Al’s. WEDNESDAY ALTERNATIVE WEATHER DATE


May 21- ACTIVITY is Mini-Golf at FORE-U GOLF CENTER WEST LEBANON. 298 Plainfield Rd. 298-9702. Leader is Lois Giblin, 526-8823. Play mini-golf with groups and/or practice on the driving range. Golf pro on hand. Eat at the Weathervane or bring lunch to eat at Golf Center’s picnic tables. Hot dogs and ice cream available. See greens coupon section for savings on pages 3 and 7 in Conn. River Valley telephone book. DIRECTIONS; Take I-89 North to exit 20. Turn left off exit onto Rte 12A South. Follow about 0.6 mile to traffic light. Turn right at Home Depot. Fore-U Golf Center is on south side. {NH Atlas: pg. 32, 11-A} WEDNESDAY ALTERNATIVE WEATHER DATE


May 28- HIKE or KAYAK around KEZAR LAKE in WEST SUTTON. Leaders- Al Peterson 763-5456, Skip Hause. First paddle of the season. Make a loop around the island will see wildlife on a tributary, or walk as far as you want on the rural road around the lake. Bring lunches to eat at picnic tables in Wadleigh State Park. DIRECTIONS: Rte 114 South towards North Sutton. After passing general store on left, turn right onto Wadleigh Rd. then left onto the parking lot. Kayakers can put in across the street but plan to carry lunch in boat. Hikers can walk or drive to picnic spot. {NH Atlas: pg. 34, J-5} (Wednesday may not be available for a weather date)


June 4- HIKE or KAYAK OTTER POND, New London. Leaders: Eileen Gobeil and Al Peterson. Bring lunch to have at the beach. Please observe the ‘no parking’ signs on the right side of Otterville Rd. DIRECTIONS: Rte 11 at the New London/Georges Mills line. WEDNESDAY ALTERNATIVE WEATHER DATE