Program Changes & Event Cancellation Procedures
Check the Stockton Homepage for campus wide weather-related or emergency closures. Check this space for SCOSA off-campus event cancellations and rescheduling.
Cancellation: Learn & Practice Techniques for Health & Well-Being…Have Fun While Relaxing Your Body & Mind, Thursday, February 26, Galloway Senior Center
March Events - March 5th - Woven Mason Jar & Flowers class is from 12:00pm to 3:00pm, Manahawkin Instructiional Site
SCOSA's Research Participant Pool - call John Bulevich at 609-652-3821 or email John.Bulevich@stockton.edu
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.
Current & Upcoming Programs
Go Red For Women
Stockton plans to “GO RED FOR WOMEN” as part of the American Heart Association’s efforts to raise awareness and funds in the fight against heart disease and stroke. Click here for a list of participating partners and events.
Older Adults: For information about how to join SCOSA’s Research Participant Pool, please Click Here.
SCOSA has a new resource for faculty researchers - the SCOSA Older Adult Participant Pool. A common barrier to investigating issues relevant to aging is gaining access to a group of participants. The process of recruiting participants can be expensive and time consuming. Recently, SCOSA has begun to build a database of older adults (65 and older) willing to participate in scholarly research.
With upcoming grant opportunities due soon (See Stockton's Fund Times for details), this is the perfect time for faculty to begin or expand their research project on aging. Interested faculty researchers should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the process of requesting older adult participants.
Older adults wishing to be considered as research participants can also contact John Bulevich (email@example.com; 609-652-3821) for more information or visit www.stockton.edu/SCOSA/recruit.pdf.
Through the fence, between the curling flower spaces, I could see them hanging.... SCOSA Time to Tell Creative Writing Group Hangs Their Work on a Literary Clothesline.
Join us on March 25th at 12:15 pm in Campus Center Meeting Room 1 as Dr. Lisa Cox (SCOSA's Research Chair) explores the Power of Autobiography Groups as part of Stockton's 15th annual Day of Scholarship. Dr. Cox will introduce Cynthia Inman Graham, Writing Instructor, and members of SCOSA's Tapping the Source: Exploring Our Wounds, Trusting Our Wisdom Creative Writing group will read selected works. If you can't make this presentation we will be repeating it at SCOSA' s Successful Aging Festival on May 13th.
SCOSA Participates in National Healthcare Decisions Day 2015
SCOSA is planning several events to commemorate National Health Care Decisions Day (NHDD) on or around April 16, 2015. Designed to inspire, educate and empower the public and healthcare providers about the importance of advance care planning, it encourage citizens to express their wishes regarding healthcare before they become seriously ill. You can find out more about the national initiative at www.nhdd.org. Watch this space for information about SCOSA programs. Our initiative is being spearheaded by Sally Nunn, RN. To contact Sally, write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Stockton presents a wealth of events free and open to the public that may be of interest to our mailing list. For additional information go to www.stockton.edu.
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