37 Pleasant Street | New London, NH | 603.526.6368

MARCH PROGRAMS

AARP Presents - “The best defense against being a victim of frauds and scams is education”

Tuesday, March 3rd at 10:00am

(Snow date March 31st at 10:00am)

Presented by AARP trained “Fraud Fighter” Marc Boyd

Every day, millions of Americans lose their hard-earned money to identity theft, investment fraud and other types of scams. Last year alone, 12.6 million were victims of identity theft. AARP New Hampshire Fraud Fighters and the Chapin Senior Center are hosting a presentation to teach people the three Rs of fraud: recognize, resist and report. Marc will present and discuss an overview of local and national fraud trends, the Con Artist Playbook, prevention, available resources. Please call COA at 526-6368 to register.

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Enjoy a Free 15-Minute Chair Massage

Thursday, March 19th

Appointments beginning at 10:00am

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

Massages provided by Teresa Colangelo, Licensed Massage Therapist

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Savvy Social Security planning ; What Baby Boomers Need to Know to Maximize Retirement income

Tuesday, March 24th from 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Jon Bicknell, Certified Financial Planner, Cetera Advisors

Social Security is far more complicated than most people realize. The decisions baby boomers make now can have a tremendous impact on the total amount of benefits they stand to receive over their lifetime.

To help baby boomers better understand the Social Security system, this workshop will cover

  • 5 factors to consider when deciding when to apply for benefits
  • When it makes sense to delay benefits -- and when it does not
  • Why you should always check your earnings record for accuracy
  • How to estimate your benefits
  • How to coordinate benefits with your spouse
  • How to minimize taxes on Social Security benefits
  • How to coordinate Social Security with your other sources of retirement income

Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. Individuals may reserve space by calling COA at 603-526-6368. A light lunch will be served.

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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 New participants please call COA at 526-6368 for registration instructions.

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

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.

Gentle Yoga – Second, Third and Fourth Tuesdays 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. Carol Filbin, Certified Yoga Teacher

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'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.

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.

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

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.

Computer Tutoring with Nick Oursouff

Monday, March 2nd 2:00pm – 4:00pm and Monday, March 23rd & March 30th 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 device. Please call COA at 526-6368 to register.

Blood Pressure Clinic

Monday, March 2nd at 9:30am

This is a walk-in program.

Parkinson’s Support Group – Tuesday, March 3rd 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, March 6th & March 13th at 9:30am-1:00pm

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

Morning Book Group - Tuesday, March 10th at 9:30am

The Atomic City Girls by Janet Beard.

A novel inspired by the stories of everyday women who contributed to the Manhattan Project during World War II. This is a walk-in program. Please call COA at 526-6368 to obtain the book.

Humanist, Agnostic, Atheist Discussion Group – Thursday, March 19th 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. This is a walk-in program.

Caregiver Support and Discussion Group – Thursday, March 26th 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. This is a walk-in program.

Movie & Pizza Matinee - Tuesday, March 31st at 12noon

“Judy”

Thirty years after rising to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, showbiz legend Judy Garland (Renee Zellweger) arrives in London to perform a five-week sold-out run of the Talk of the Town. While preparing for the shows, Garland battles with management, reminisces with friends and adoring fans, and embarks on a whirlwind romance with soon-to-be fifth husband Mickey Deans. Featuring some of her best-known songs, the film celebrates the unyielding spirit and matchless talent of the “world’s greatest entertainer”. Please call COA at 526-6368 to sign up.

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March Outdoor Recreation for Seniors Schedule

March 3rd: Hike or snowshoe Paradise Park in Windsor, VT. Traverse the trails around the lovely historic property, and imagine the way it used to be!

Leaders are Nancy and George Smith, 802-436-2616, cell 802-369-4048

Directions: Take I-89 North past Exit 20 across the Connecticut River. Take the second right onto I-91 South and get off at Exit 9. Turn left onto Route 5 and go about 4 miles until you see a Dollar Store and grocery store on your left. The entrance to the park is across the street. Lunch at Harpoon Brewery, 336 Ruth H. Carey Drive, Windsor, VT.

March 10th: Hike and snowshoe Esther Currier Reserve in New London. Enjoy the wide main trail with outlooks over a pond and berm.

Leaders are Bill and Kathy Coombs, 763-2307, cell 603-309-0228.

Directions: From New London take Route 11 East left at the 4 Corners Grille/Flying Goose Pub intersection. Continue almost to the Elkins town line. You will see a small parking lot on the right leading to the trailhead. Park where you can. We will meet afterward at the Flying Goose Pub for lunch.

March 17th: St. Patty’s Day – Hike or snowshoe on the Northern Rail Trail in Lebanon.

Leader is Gene Stanphill, 938-5683, cell 748-5633

Directions: From New London take I-89 North to Exit 18. Turn left on to Route 120. Turn left onto Hanover Street and continue to Lebanon town green. Circle the green and take a right after the Lebanon Opera House. Drive all the way to the right in the huge back parking lot. The red brick CCBA building on Taylor Street is diagonal to the trailhead. Afterward you can walk back to the green to Salt Hill Pub for an Irish lunch and even have a green pint!

March 24th: Hike, Snowshoe, or X-Country Ski at Hanover golf course. Lunch at Molly’s in Hanover.

Leaders: Brenda and Jim Knight, 603-277-9306

Directions: I-89 North to Exit 18. Turn right on Route 120 and continue North to Hanover. Keep right at the Y (4.2 miles from Exit 18) to pass the Co-op store on your right and proceed straight through a couple of lights to the light at the intersection with Lyme Road (Route 10). Turn right at the light (do not go straight into the Dewey parking lot). Continue to roundabout and take first exit onto Reservoir Road. Large parking lot is immediately on your right next to the golf course. Total distance from Exit 18 is about 6 miles.

Directions from the golf course back to Molly’s in Hanover: Retrace route to roundabout and take the second exit South onto Lyme Road (Route 10). Turn left at light onto North Park (still Route 10), then turn right at the next light onto East Wheelock. Turn left onto Main at light (Dartmouth green will be on your right.) Molly’s is a long block away on the right at the intersection of Main and Lebanon Street. There is on-street metered parking, but our preferred parking lot is not far beyond Molly’s on the right…turn right onto Maple, then left into public parking lot (this lot has a pay-for-parking kiosk at the entrance). If lot is full, you could use the parking garage by returning on Maple, crossing Main, then turning left into parking garage.

March 31st: Hike or snowshoe The Fells in Newbury. Explore the trails that surround this State Historic Site, the home of John Hay.

Leader: Al Peterson 603-763-5456, cell 603-229-2948

Directions: From New London take Route 11 West. Immediately after Exit 12 on I-89 underpass turn left onto 103A. it is almost 5 miles to The Fells and the parking area on your right. Lunch afterward at Bubba’s. Take a right from the lot. Go to 103 and turn right. Look across the road and see Bubba’s across from Newbury Harbor.