37 Pleasant Street | New London, NH | 603.526.6368

All indoor programs are limited to 10 attendees. Pre-registration and masks are required.

January 2021 Programs

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

We want to hear your stories and we’ll share a few of our own. Please call COA at 526-6368 to join.

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

Join this casual, friendly group to practice your language skills and have fun. Participants at all skill levels are welcome! Please call COA at 526-6368 to join.

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. Please call COA to register. Limit of 10 participants.

Chair Exercises – Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 10:30am

This low impact exercise program is perfect for those looking for an easy, effective exercise routine. Please call COA to register. Limit of 10 participants.

VNA Foot Care Clinic at COA -Second and Third Mondays at 9:00am-2:00pm

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

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.

Memoir Writing Group - Tuesdays at 10:00am via Zoom

Please call COA at 526-6368 to join.

Book Discussion Group - Tuesday, January 12th at 10:00am via Zoom

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson.

A last-of-her-kind outcast and member of the Pack Horse Library Project braves the hardships of Kentucky's Great Depression and hostile community discrimination to bring the near-magical perspectives of books to her neighbors. Please contact Jo-Ann at jroy@tracylibrary.org for a link to attend the meeting.

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. Please call COA to register. Limit of 10 participants.

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. Please call COA to register. Limit of 10 participants.

Caregiver Support and Discussion Group – Thursday, January 28th 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 to register. Limit of 10 participants.

Women’s Discussion Group First and Second Thursdays at 1:00pm

Get to know your neighbors over a casual cup of coffee. Join friends, new and old, to visit, chat and share! Please call COA to register. Limit of 10 participants.

Computer Tutoring with Nick Oursouff

Nick will be 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.

January 2021 ORFS Schedule - TUESDAYS


HAPPY NEW YEAR Please remember to dress warmly for these cold months. Extra clothing and equipment for all conditions are a good idea !! Keep in mind safe distancing and mask.

JANUARY 5th: Leader is Anne Forzley ph # 860-670-9984

Sutton, Wadleigh State Park SRK Greenway Trail #12. There are two hiking options:

#1. Hike the Greenway Trail #12 from Wadleigh State Park south, then east past Gile Pond towards Kearsarge Valley Road. This trail is well marked. The woods are lovely and there are occasional views of a bog and old stone walls along the way. This route is fairly flat, but includes many roots and rocks, so hiking boots are recommended, and in winter, snowshoes might be appropriate. The entire section of Trail#12 is 3.9 miles one way, so hikers can simply venture out on part of the trail and back.

#2. For ORFS members looking for a more even surface, you can hike along Penacook Road along the shore of Kezar Lake.

Directions: From Route 11 and 114 in New London (four corners intersection by Flying Goose Pub) drive south 3 miles on 114. Bear right at the Meeting House, then straight, keeping a small park on your left and Kezar Lake to your right. Continue past the lake, bearing right onto Penacook Road, with the Park entrance gate on the right. If the gate is open, use the parking lot. If closed, park outside the gate.

Weather permitting; it might be fun to bring a bag lunch to enjoy at Wadleigh State Park after hiking.

JANUARY 12: Leader to be determined at start of hike.

Hike Sunapee Harbor/Lake Ave/Burkehaven. Starting in Harbor it’s possible to do the whole loop = 3 miles, either way involves a fairly steep hill. Or for a flatter walk, just continue along Lake Ave as far as you wish, turn around and return.

Directions:- Coming from New London, Rt 11 to Sunapee, at traffic lights at bottom of hill turn left to Sunapee Harbor. Park where you can in Harbor. Hike starts there. Bring Cleats in case of ice on road.

Lunch suggestion, Sunapee Pizza Chef. Might be a good idea upon returning to Harbor to call in your order, 603-763-2515, then drive west along RT 11 a short distance, SPC is on the left. There you can pick up your order and eat outside or in car ( COVID RESTRICTIONS no dining inside)

JANUARY 19: Leader is Phyllis Piotrow ph# 526-2755

Hike New London, County Road and Morgan Hill.

Directions: Meet and park in Hannaford Parking lot, near Mascoma Bank off Rt 11 in New London. Cross Rt 11 at roundabout and walk left up County Road and onto Morgan Hill Rd as far as desired. ( can follow leader through Hilltop Place bearing right to County Road, then left if desired). Wear yaktracks Bring lunch and eat tailgate style, in lot, depending on weather.

JANUARY 26: Leaders are Brenda and Jim Knight ph # 603-277-9306

Golf Course in Hanover, NH. Snowshoe or walk on the eastern part of the Hanover Golf Course.

Directions: From New London area, take I-89 north to exit 18. Turn right on NH-120 and follow up the hill, past the hospital, then downhill continuing into Hanover. At the Y by the Co-op stay right at the light and continue on Park Street, then turn right on NH-10 north ( don’t go straight into the Dewey lot). At the traffic circle by the little Co-op take a right at the first exit onto Reservoir Rd, then an immediate right into a large parking lot.

Depending on snow conditions, we can snowshoe or hike on the golf course – bring poles. If it’s a warm day, bring your chairs, thermos, lunch, and blanket and enjoy a safely distanced lunch with friends. Don’t forget your mask.

Coordinators for January 2021 Leon and Valerie Davey ph # 603-843-8615