37 Pleasant Street | New London, NH | 603.526.6368

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

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August 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.

VNA Foot Care Clinic at COA -Second and Third Mondays at 9:30am-2:00pm

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

Chair Exercises - Mondays 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.

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.

Outdoor Recreation for Seniors - Tuesdays at 10:00am

Join this active group to bike, 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.

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

Book Discussion Group - Third Tuesday (8/18) at 10:00am via Zoom

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Newlyweds Celestial and Roy, the living embodiment of the New South, are settling into the routine of their life together when Roy is sent to prison for a crime he didn't commit. An insightful look into the lives of people who are bound and separated by forces beyond their control. For more info. or to get a link to the virtual meeting, please contact jroy@tracylibrary.org.

Slower Spokes Bike Group - Wednesday morning departures

We welcome new members who want a relaxing, but challenging weekly ride, using either pedal or electric bikes. Most rides are between 15 and 20 miles in length with gradual hills. Biking speed varies according to those riding, weather, and route. Please call COA at 526-6368 to register prior to your first activity and to be placed on the email contact list for schedule information.

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.

Bike Group - Thursday morning departures

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. Please call COA at 526-6368 to register prior to your first activity and to be placed on the email contact list for schedule information.

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.

Humanist, Agnostic, Atheist Discussion Group – Third Thursdays 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. Please call COA to register. Limit of 10 participants.

Caregiver Support and Discussion Group – Fourth Thursdays 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.

Computer Tutoring with Nick Oursouff

Nick will be available for ½ hour on-line tutoring sessions. Nick has an extensive background in computers from teaching to programming. Please call COA at 526-6368 for registration information.

ORFS August 2020 Schedule

REMINDER: We meet Tuesdays at 10 a.m. for hiking or paddling. Always a good idea to bring your name tag, walking poles, water, sun cover, and even some bug spray. If you have been to another pond or waterway, please wash off your kayak or canoe so that invasive species are not transported into the ponds and lakes we enjoy.

August 4 - Little Lake Sunapee

Leader/Host: Anne Forzley 860-670-9984 anneforzley@gmail.com

104 Murray Pond Road, New London.

Directions: From I 89 exit 12, Newport Road, turn towards New London and drive 1.3 miles to Murray PondRoad on the left. Murray Pond Road is across from a sign that indicates that the speed limit is about to drop to 30mph. Drive all the way down Murray Pond Road. My house is just after the beach. Park at my house, a tall, skinny grey house #104. I can fit four cars in my parking spot. Others can park along the road, and beyond my house, at the dead end, but please don't block any driveways. If the neighbors are not going to be around, they will let me park cars in their spots as well. When you arrive, I’ll let you know which driveways we can use.

Hike Leader: Joe Kubit (603)-526-6678

Hikers: From my house on Murray Pond Road, Joe Kubit will lead the group up Newport Road to Cricenti’s Bog to explore the bog.

Bring your lunch, a chair, a swimsuit, and a towel. I will supply cold beverages and dessert.

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August 11 - Kolelemook Lake, Springfield, NH – The Coombs

Leader/Hosts are Bill & Kathy

Don't be afraid to come to our "FUN IN THE SUN" DAY at Luna-see Lodge in SPRINGFIELD. Laugh, relax, and be carefree as you frolic in the sunshine. Hike around, paddle on, or jump in the lake. Leader/Hosts are Bill & Kathy at loonylodge@gmail.com or 763-2307.

Old fashioned box lunches ( prepared with great care) will be provided along with wrapped desserts and individual beverages on an outside table. Bring your own chair to place safely on the front or side lawn. Have your mask handy for less than 6 feet. Sanitized indoor bathrooms available. Let's celebrate the return of simple good times with best buds!

DIRECTIONS: From I-89, get off at Exit 12A onto Georges Mill Rd. Continue to the intersection of Rt. 114, which is also Main St. Turn left and go 2 miles where you will see the lake on the right. Coombs are diagonally across from the town beach at 2643 Main St. Please park where you can. ( Some drop off stuff and go down to the recreation field.)

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August 18 - Crystal Lake in Enfield, NH
Leaders: Joy and Joe Kubit
(603)-526-6678

A beautiful small lake with a nice sand bar area for swimming. Bring lunch to eat near the boat launch area. Hiking is available on dirt road along the lake.

Directions from New London: Take route 114 North through Springfield Center to 4 Corners Rd. Turn right at the Town Meeting House and go to Bowman Rd. Turn left and proceed until you reach Rte. 4A North (which is a left turn). Go about 8 miles, pass Enfield Center then turn right onto Shaker Hill Road. Turn right onto Crystal Lake Rd to put in.

Kayaker Leader: Joy Kubit

Hiker Leader: Joe Kubit

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August 25 Pillsbury State Park in Washington

Leaders: Steve and Catherine Priest
(603) 582-2413

Kayak around two wilderness ponds. Hikers get a map at the office to decide which wooded hiking trail to enjoy. Park information and maps located at https://www.nhstateparks.org/visit/state-parks/pillsbury-state-park. Bring your chair and lunch to the picnic area at the end of the park road.

DIRECTIONS: From the traffic circle in Newport, continue straight on Rt.10, which is Main St. for 10.8 miles. Take a slight turn onto Rt. 31 South Washington Rd. for 5.5. miles.

Tum left onto Pillsbury State Park Rd. and drive to the park office to sign in. $4 fee or free for over 65.

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