Stockton Center on Successful Aging

Program Changes & Event Cancellation Procedures

Time Change for Learn & Practice Techniques for Health & Well-Being…Have Fun While Relaxing Your Body & Mind at the Galloway Community Services Senior Center. New time is 9:00 am - 10:00 am on Thursdays.

Date Change for Time to Create Art: Farmer's Market Basket at the Noyes Museum of Art from September 13 to September 20, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Correction to Older Adult Education Summer-Autumn Brochure:
Time to Tell Memoir Writing Series, Manahawkin Class is currently full

Check the Stockton Homepage for campus wide weather-related or emergency 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.

Alzheimer's LogoThe Atlantic City Walk to End Alzheimer's occurs on Sunday, Oct. 26th 2014 at Boardwalk Hall & Kennedy Plaza. SCOSA and the GEROS Club hope to sponsor a large Stockton team and raise $5,000 to fight Alzheimer’s. CLICK HERE to join our team to donate and/or walk with us.  Questions: Contact SCOSA Service Chair Christine.Gayda@stockton.edu, or for general questions about the Walk or Alzheimer's disease call the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900.

Current & Upcoming Programs

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 Time To Tell Senior Writing & Poetry News

SCOSA Let's Draw & Paint Series News

Time to Create Art – Let’s Draw & Paint: Drawing Fundamentals
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 1:30pm – 3:30pm
David Rhodes   Flyer
The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, Lily Lake Rd, Oceanville (Galloway), 08231. Call 609.652.8848 to register.
Fee: $10.00 (Collected by Noyes Museum). 
Learn the basic skills and techniques of drawing by focusing on observational rendering, use of line, shading, mark making, elements of composition, and creativity. 
Draw from a variety of subjects, build technical skills, and develop personal expression. This class is geared toward mature adults, but all adults are welcome. 
Basic supplies provided for use of students. If there is an interest, classes will be continued through the fall.

Tour of Poetry for Seniors
On Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 11:00am - 1:00pm      Flyer     Register
Guest poet Diane Lockward will lead a creative writing group titled "Workshop: Exploiting a Fruit" at the Otto Bruyns Public Library of Northfield. Participants will be engaged in an activity which focuses on memory, descriptive details, and metaphors and similes. Lockward will share some of her own poetry, including "Blueberry," and participants will discuss the work, noting the details and the figurative language. Participants also will note where the poem turns and moves into memory. After this close reading and discussion, Lockward will lead participants through a step-by-step writing activity and offer take-home revision suggestions.

SCOSA and ARHU Presents
Come & Dance
Tuesday, October 28, 2014  10:00am - 11:00am    Flyer
Stockton Galloway Campus Dance Studio (H Wing, H104)  Register online or call 609.626.3591
Come take a basic dance movement class with Dance Now! Miami, a professional dance company from Miami, FL. Wear clothes that are comfortable to move in.
This class is part of the Dance Company Residency taking place at Stockton College for two weeks in Fall 2014. The residency culminates in a performance of the company in Stockton's Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Nov. 8th. Participants in the workshop receive a coupon for two discounted tickets to the performance.
Dance NOW! Miami creates, promotes and produces contemporary dance of the highest caliber and through performance, arts education, community leadership and innovative programming, nurtures new talent, fosters artistic collaborations and makes the art of dance accessible to diverse audiences locally, nationally and internationally. Dance NOW! Miami, in residence at Miami’s Little Haiti Cultural Complex, was founded in 2000 by Diego Salterini and Hannah Baumgarten through a chance encounter at a South Florida dance collective. The two quickly became dance partners and creative collaborators; their work bridges their diverse backgrounds in ballet, modern dance, and jazz, creating poetic narrative and theatrical artistry filled with fierce athleticism. 

Attention Artists & Crafters
Diamond Frandsen, owner of the Ivy Cottage, would like to reward older adults for “trying something new” that engages the senses and involves them in the arts. SCOSA participants who attend 6 or more arts or writing related SCOSA events will receive a $15.00 gift certificate to the Ivy Cottage. This must include at least one event by Diamond Frandsen. Contact Gina Maguire for details at 609-626-5590.

~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 access the online version of the SCOSA Annual Report July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014

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SCOSA Joins Road Scholar Institute Network    



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.

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.

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

SCOSA wins People's Choice Award for Best Government & Education Resources Web Sites 2012