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New Hampshire Humanities presents:

Family Stories: How and Why to Remember and Tell Them

Tuesday June 4th at 10:30am

Please call COA at 526-6368 to register.

Telling personal and family stories is fun - and much more. Storytelling connects strangers, strengthens links between generations, and gives children the self-knowledge to carry them through hard times. In this active and interactive program, storyteller Jo Radner shares foolproof ways to mine memories and interview relatives for meaningful stories. Participants practice finding, developing, and telling their own tales.

Jo Radner received her Ph.D. from Harvard University. Before returning to her family home in western Maine as a freelance storyteller and oral historian, she spent 31 years as professor at American University in Washington, DC, teaching literature, folklore, American studies, Celtic studies, and storytelling.


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Life Lessons from Kindergarten

with Becky Fowler, retired Kindergarten teacher

Tuesday, June 18th at 1:30pm

Please call COA at 526-6368 to register.

Becky shares the true stories and actual quotes from 5-year-olds which reflect their learning and becoming good citizens and leaders of tomorrow. Precocious, hilarious, and often thought provoking, we all can learn a thing or two from a Kindergartner!


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Reiki Sessions at COA

Appointments on Tuesday, June 25th from 9:30am - 3:00pm.

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

Linda Luck of “Lady Luck healing therapies” will be accepting appointments for Shamballa Reiki at the Chapin Center on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 9:30am-3:00pm.

During the Reiki sessions, Linda will be checking the Chakras (energy centers) of clients to look for blockages in their energy system. Upon the completion of the session, she will review what was found concerning the Chakras and give the client paperwork explaining what any blockages mean for the client's health and what can be done about it. Shamballa Reiki works on energy concerned with mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health. Sessions are 15 minutes in length and the cost is $15 per session.


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

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

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

Blood Pressure Clinic

Monday, June 3rd at 9:30am

This is a walk-in program.

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

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

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

Less by Andrew Sean Greer
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. "Receiving an invitation to his ex-boyfriend's wedding, Arthur, a failed novelist on the eve of his 50th birthday, embarks on an international journey that finds him falling in love, risking his life, reinventing himself and making connections with the past." - Novelist Please call COA at 526-6368 to obtain the book.

Gentle Yoga

Tuesdays, June 11th and June 25th 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, June 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.

Movie & Pizza Matinee

Tuesday, June 25th at 12noon

“Victoria & Abdul”

Abdul Karim arrives from India to participate in Queen Victoria's golden jubilee. The young clerk is surprised to find favor with the queen herself. As Victoria questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance that her household and inner circle try to destroy. As their friendship deepens, the queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes, joyfully reclaiming her humanity. Please call COA at 526-6368 to sign up. There is no charge for this event. Come check out our new projector!

Caregiver Support and Discussion Group – Thursday, June 27th 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.

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.


June 2019 ORFS Schedule

June 4th Hike or Kayak Otter Pond, New London

Leaders : Eileen Gobeil and Al Peterson

Al Home 763 5456, Cell 603229-2948

Bring lunch and chair to have at the beach.

Please observe the NO PARKING signs on the right side of Otterville road.

DIRECTION:From New London take Route 11 to Otterville Road on your right.


June 11th Hike and Kayak - Enfield, NH Mascoma Lake

Bring Lunch and chair to eat at the beach.

Leaders: Judy and John Reisch

Home # 603 523 2734 Cell# 401 573 3940

Hike Leaders: George and Nancy Smith

Home # 1 802 436 2616 Cell 1 802 369 4048

DIRECTIONS:From New London take Route 11 East to 4A left - North to Enfield.

After La Sallette Shrine you will see the lake and Shaker Bridge on the right.

Or take 1 89 to Ext 17 turn right on 4 to 4A and right to Shaker Bridge. Kayakers park at put-in, Hikers park in the upper parking lot.


June 18th Hike or Kayak - Kilowatt South Park, Wilder, VT

Meet at 10:00 AM Bring lunch and chairs

Kayak Leader: Jim Harris Home: 877 0254 301 502 6694

Hike Leaders: George and Nancy Smith - Home # 1 802 436 2616 Cell # 802 369 4048

Hikers will hike the kilowatt Park Trails, Kayakers will paddle north on the Connecticut River,

From 1 91 north in Vermont take Exit 12 and turn right toward Wilder on Bugbee St. go .3 miles and turn left onto Hartford Ave (Rte 5)

.,7 mile right on Depot St. .1 mil turn left on Norwich Ave. after 112 ft turn right on Passumpic Ave (no sign) goes over the rail road bridge.

Over the bridge turn left and then right and proceed down to the boat ramp. Park in the large lot to the right.


June 25th Hike or Kayak -Bradley Lake in Andover, NH

Meet at 10:00 AM Bring Lunch and Chair

Leader: Kayak: Jim Harris Home 877 0254, Cell# 301 502 6694

Hike Leader: Ed Blanchard Home: 526 2832

Directions: From New London take Route 11 east to Andover, NH just before the gas station, turn right on Lawrence St.in a short distance turn right on Bradley Lake Road which will take you to the lake put-in.