37 Pleasant Street | New London, NH | 603.526.6368

FEBRUARY 2019 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 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.

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 Thursday 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 - Thursdays at 12:30pm

Parkinson’s Support Group – Thursday, February 5th 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, February 1st & February 8th at 9:30am-1:00pm

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

Computer Class with Laura Thompson

Saturday, February 2nd 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, February 4th at 9:30am

This is a walk-in program.

Morning Book Group - Tuesday, February 12th at 9:30am

Star of the North by D.B. John

"More than two decades after her twin is kidnapped by North Korean operatives, brilliant CIA employee Jenna obtains information that her sister may still be alive and undertakes a daring mission into the heart of the regime." - Novelist

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

Gentle Yoga

Carol Filbin, Certified Yoga Teacher

Tuesdays, February 12th and February 26th 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.

Humanist, Agnostic, Atheist Discussion Group

Thursday, February 21st 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.

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.

ORFS 2019 FEBRUARY SCHEDULE

Join us for the following February hikes. Meet at 10 am at each of the hiking sites.

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February 5th: Sugar River Trail in Newport. Leaders: Leon and Valerie Davey 843-8615

Directions: Take Rt.11 entering Newport at the green turn right, and take Rt.10N. After Richard's Library on left, turn left onto Belknap Street and go past Hodge Podge knitting store. Turn right into Irving Oil and Park in the rear by the trailhead. Lunch will be at Salt Hill Pub in the center of town.

February 12th: Hike or snowshoe Great Brook Trail/Cocoa’s Path or walk the road. Leaders: Jim and Brenda Knight, 277-9306.

Directions from center of New London: North Pleasant St. north past the bank. Continue down the hill, past Pingree Road, to the trail parking lot just before sharp curve onto Lake Shore Road. We will return to Joe and Joy Kubit’s home (526-6678) at 229 Barrett Road for lunch.

February 19th NOTE CHANGE: Hike or snowshoe trails at The Fells, 456 Route 103A. Leader: Jane Birk, 860-676-1156

Directions from New London round-about: Parking at the Fells is limited so we will meet at Bubba’s parking lot in Newbury Harbor. Take County Road south (103A) 8 miles to Newbury Harbor. Turn right on 103W. Bubba’s is on your left. Park in the back and we will car pool to the Fells. Please arrive early as we will leave there at 10:00. We will return to Bubba’s for lunch.

February 26th: Hike or snowshoe Morris Trail, Kelsey Fields, Colby Sawyer College. Leader: Jane Birk 860-676-1156

Directions from New London: On Main Street at the First Baptist Church, turn south on Seamans Road, continue behind the College and turn right at Mercer Field to the K Parking Lot. We will meet at the very end of the lot and walk across the Seamans to the trail head. Buffet lunch ($8) to follow at the college dinner hall located on the lower level of Wheeler Hall in the Ware Student Union Building.

March 5: Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park. Leaders: John & Judy Reisch, 603 443-3780.

Directions from New London: Follow Interstate 89 North into Vermont. Take Exit #1 and then follow Route 4 West (13 miles) into Woodstock, Vermont. After entering Woodstock Village, bear right onto Route 12 North. Cross the iron bridge over the Ottauquechee River, bear right onto River Road and take the first right into the parking area at the Billings Farm and Museum. We will snow shoe in the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park. Admission to the National Park trail is free. We will snow shoe along Mountain Road to the Pogue Loop and take the loop around the pond. We will then follow Mountain Road back to Billings Farm. Lunch at Ruth's Table -- 61 Central St., Woodstock, VT.

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IMPORTANT REMINDER: Winter conditions are unpredictable! To be prepared bring ALL necessary equipment in your car including boots, snowshoes, ice walkers, XC skis, poles and even an extra hat, gloves and scarf. That way you will be warm and ready to meet any challenge that awaits. HAPPY TRAILS!