Program Changes & Event Cancellation Procedures
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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
SCOSA Sponsors Internet Technology Workshops at Stockton Kramer Hall in Hammonton
(30 Front Street, Hammonton 08037 609-626-3835)
Computer Basics & Facebook
Free Workshops – Limited Capacity – Register Now
Communications Specialist Ginna Petrillo will facilitate the workshops.
Figuring out Facebook
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Facebook has become one of the most popular social networking sites on the Internet and it is a great tool for family members to keep in touch. In this workshop, you will learn how to create your own account, adjust your privacy settings to keep from sharing too much information with the world, and of course you will learn how to make status updates, upload pictures, and view a friend’s or family member’s profile.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Do you feel intimidated by computers? This workshop will help you become more comfortable with your computer. We will navigate through different tricks and tips on browsing the Internet to syncing a new device to your computer. We will address questions from participants.
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.
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SCOSA Joins Road Scholar Institute Network
NJ Alzheimer’s Commission Survey: Your Participation Requested
In June 2013, Governor Christie established the NJ Alzheimer’s Disease Study Commission to develop a comprehensive state plan to address the Alzheimer’s epidemic in New Jersey. The Commission is charged with recommending appropriate courses of action:
- to help families identify & access proper care and support services,
- to raise awareness about one of our country’s most significant health epidemics,
- to facilitate the continued development of integrated and responsive community based services and
- to ease the burden of the disease on persons with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and their family members and caregivers through expanded support.
If you would like to provide input for this vital plan please click this link and complete a brief anonymous survey. It should only take you 10-15 minutes to complete. Please share this link with others touched by Alzheimer’s so that they can also complete the survey. The survey will be available until February 20th. A Spanish Language version is in final preparation and should be available by February 1st at the Study Commission’s Web-site.
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.
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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