Stockton Center on Successful Aging

Event Cancellation Procedure

Check the Stockton Homepage for campus wide closures.  Check this space for SCOSA off-campus event cancellations and rescheduling.



 SCOSA Vision and Mission

The Stockton Center on Successful Aging promotes education, research, and services to respond to local, regional, and statewide needs related to population aging. The Center’s core mission is to encourage older residents to “age successfully” through vital involvements and engagement in their community.

 David C. Burdick
David C. Burdick, PhD
SCOSA Director

Current & Upcoming Programs 

SCOSA Winter-Spring (January - June) 2014 Older Adult Education Brochure is now online.
Click here to view online          Click here to download PDF

SCOSA Summer-Autumn (July - December) 2014 Older Adult Education Brochure is now online.
Click here to view online            Click here to access a printable version 

SCOSA Let's Draw & Paint Workshops Now Scheduled - Register Now
Beginner Watercolor  Flyer
Drawing Fundamentals    Flyer

Attention Artists & Crafters

Diamond Frandsen, owner of Ivy Cottage, would like to reward older adults who attend 6 "cultural" events sponsored by SCOSA, with AT LEAST one being a craft class by Frandsen. The reward will be in the form of a $15 gift certificate to the Ivy Cottage. A cultural event would be defined as an event that engages the senses and involves them in the arts.  Diamond wishes to include any crafts classes, writing classes/lecture, or art classes/ lecture, sponsored by SCOSA.  Her goal for this year is to get folks to "try something new in 2014," she hopes this will help. Each event attended counts as one. 
Contact Gina Maguire for details at 609-626-5590.

 Save the Date:

Stockton Center on Successful Aging
2014 Festival

Staying Happy and Healthy in Home and Community

Arthritis Foundation Health Summit 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014  9:00 am - 4:00 pm  

Richard Stockton College Campus Center, Galloway, NJ 08205

Click here for details and updates

Save the Date Flyer

Sponsor, Donor, Exhibitor & Advertiser Prospectus

Sponsor, Donor, Exhibitor & Advertiser Application 

Professional Education

Organizational Leadership in the Healthcare Setting
Thursday, May 1, 2014  4:00pm - 6:30pm   Flyer    Register
Spring Oak Assisted Living of Vineland, 1611 South Main Road, Vineland, NJ 08360
The Stockton Center on Successful Aging is Pleased to Present:
Linda Coppinger, M.A., Executive Director, South Jersey Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter 
This presentation will provide useful information for administrators, managers, and first-line supervisory personnel. It is designed to introduce participants to organizational leadership topics, including leadership styles, decision-making, and conflict management techniques. Upon completion of the course you will be able to identify leadership styles used in the workplace and determine which style you use. You will use information discussed in the course to create an action plan for a personal work situation.
The seminar, designed for professionals, para-professionals, and other caregivers who work with older adults is free of charge and includes dinner (sponsored by Right at Home and Spring Oak Assisted Living of Vineland). Upon completion, participants will receive 2 CE’s for Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Licensed Professional Counselors and 2 Contact Hours for Nurses*.
Online advanced registration is required by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 25, 2014 and can be accessed by clicking the Register link above. For registration assistance only contact ?William Albert at 609-652-4512.  For updates and cancellation procedures please visit the SCOSA website.
The Richard Stockton College of NJ is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. P#P288-1/13/16.
The Richard Stockton College is an approved provider of Social Work continuing education credits.

~You Can Use Technology~  Computers and other gadgets
SCOSA would like to help you understand and use technology with the assistance of Ken Goodman.
Ken Goodman has been working with computers since 1984, both PCs and Macs. He loves to help family and friends of all ages learn about their computers. He worked in Boston for Tufts University in computer networking for many years, as well as teaching introductory computing and computer networking classes as an adjunct at UMass Boston. Mainly retired now, Ken moved to Atlantic County when his wife began teaching at Stockton College in the Business School. Ken has a BA from Williams College in Massachusetts, as well as an MBA from Yale University.

Ken donated his time in 2013 to teach five workshops in a series called Internet Fun for SCOSA. Those workshops addressed texting, the cloud, digital images, social media and financial information on the internet.

We would like to develop new workshops in Atlantic County for 2015 that address the issues you are facing with technology today. But we need your help to do that. We need to know what you need help with and what you would like to learn.

Please take a few moments to complete a survey that you can access by clicking HERE. We expect the workshops to be popular and we will need to limit capacity. If you supply us with your contact information on the survey we will contact you once the workshops have been scheduled and you will have the first chance of registering for any or all of the workshops.

It’s our pleasure to offer quality programming that you want. Thanks for helping us do that.


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Click here to acess the online verison of the SCOSA Annual Report 2012-2013

Click here to download the pdf version of the SCOSA Annual Report 2012-2013


SCOSA Joins Road Scholar Institute NetworkRoad Scholar

SCOSA Supports:

Active Aging Week: September 21 - 27, 2014
Active Aging Week promotes the benefits of a healthy lifestyle on a national scale by giving older adults the opportunity to experience activities and exercise in a safe, friendly and fun atmosphere.  Active aging promotes the vision of all individuals—regardless of age, socioeconomic status or health—fully engaging in life within seven dimensions of wellness: emotional, environmental, intellectual/cognitive, physical, professional/vocational, social and spiritual.
Access the SCOSA Summer Autumn Brochure for scheduled events (coming soon).

Senate Aging Committee Launches Anti-Fraud Hotline and Web Form for Older Adults
The U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging has set up a new, toll-free hotline (1-855-303-9470) to help older adults who suspect fraud or a scam may be occurring. The hotline will make it easier for older Americans to report suspected fraud and find assistance for themselves or for someone they know. A team of investigators will help figure out what steps to take to combat possible investment scams, identity theft, bogus sweepstakes and lottery schemes, Medicare and Social Security fraud, and a variety of other consumer issues.
Anyone with information about suspected fraud should reach out to an investigator by telephone (9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. EST) or through a web form that will send an email to the investigative team. 

Caring for Caregivers Respite Relief Volunteer Program  Brochure  Contact Jennie Roberts at Caring, Inc. (609-484-7050 x 246) for details.

Save the Date - Senior Theatre USA 2014  Click here for flyer 

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Stockton Channel 9 airs Aging Insights on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30pm   

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