37 Pleasant Street | New London, NH | 603.526.6368

DECEMBER 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 scheduled listed in this newsletter 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 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. 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 - Fridays at 12:30pm

Computer Class with Laura Thompson

Saturday, December 1 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, December 3 at 9:30am

This is a walk-in program.

Computer Tutoring with Nick Ourusoff

Tuesdays, December 4th, 11th and 18th from 9:00am – 11:00am & 2:00pm – 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 or android device with you. Please call COA at 526-6368 for an appointment.

Parkinson’s Support Group - Tuesday, December 4th 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, December 7th & December 14th at 9:30am-1:00pm

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

Morning Book Group - Tuesday, December 11th at 9:30am

Fortune’s Rocks by Anita Shreve

This is a walk-in program. Please call COA at 526-6368 to obtain the book.

Humanist, Agnostic, Atheist Discussion Group

Thursday, December 20th 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.

DECEMBER OUTDOOR RECREATION FOR SENIORS (ORFS)

YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN OUR MERRY BAND ON TUESDAYS, AT 10 A.M.

DEC. 4th----Bowling at Meyer Maple Lanes, 125 Maple Ave. Claremont, NH. Bowl 10 pin or candle pin---Leader is Skip Hause, 603-440-2256. DIRECTIONS: From center of Claremont Opera House Square, take Pleasant St. (Rts 11 and 12) south toward Charlestown for 0.09 miles. Turn right at light on Maple St. In 0.6 miles turn at CITGO sign to Maple Lanes no. 125 behind the EZ Mart. Lunch at Chinese Imperial Buffet, 154 Washington St. Claremont, NH 03743.

ATTENTION, party animals! This is also the deadline to reserve your place for our annual Christmas party next week! Please make check out to Lyon Brook for $17.50 and send to Rosemary Silverberg at 101 Winslow Circle, New London, 03257.

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Dec. 11th---Annual Caroling, Christmas Party and Yankee Swap in New London---Program director, Kathy Coombs, 763-2307, and Party Coordinator, Rosemary Silverberg, 526-7940--- DIRECTIONS: Meet at Bittersweet Residence on Pleasant St., (past the Chapin Center on the next block on right.) After enjoying the refreshments, drive to Lyon Book at 332 Parkside Rd. in New London. Please wear seasonal festive attire. Choose a prop and hat in the outer hall when you arrive. It is always amazing how we manage to provide such great entertainment with no books or rehearsals. All you have to do is follow the leader! After we finish at Lyon Brook, we will go into their lovely dining room for a catered holiday buffet. We have permission to BYOB. Please bring a desirable gift for our infamous Yankee Swap, which is always a grand finale!

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Dec. 18th---no scheduled event

Dec. 25th---Merry Christmas!

Jan. 1st---Happy New Year!

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Jan. 8th---Hike or snowshoe the Kidder-Cleveland-Clough Trail in New London before ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING---Hike leader is Valerie Davey, 603-843-8615 and meeting leaders, Kathy and Bill Coombs, 763-2307. DIRECTIONS: Turn left past the Chapin Center onto Cougar Ct. Drive past the elementary school and Outing Club on your right. At the end of the road you will see a large fenced in parking area. Drive back to the fence where the trail begins. Afterward get back in your car or walk up to the Chapin Center's big downstairs room for lunch. (Help appreciated with food. Would you be willing to donate a crockpot of soup, a loaf of good bread, cider or dessert? Please let Kathy know. Thanks!) When we are well fed we will have our annual one- hour business meeting to assess how we are doing? Any ideas for new events and/or ideas for improvement? Please consider being a weekly leader or host. We also need more volunteers for monthly coordinators to share the responsibility of planning activities. We are thankful for every member's individual contributions. May we always strive to KEEP ORFS STRONG!