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.
Time Change - Saturday, August 9, 2014 10:00am – 12:30pm
Correction to Older Adult Education Summer-Autumn Brochure:
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.
Current & Upcoming Programs
SCOSA Winter-Spring (January - June) 2014 Older Adult Education Brochure is now online. Click here
SCOSA Summer-Autumn (July - December) 2014 Older Adult Education Brochure is now online.
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A Tour of Poetry for Seniors
On Saturday, August 9th from 11am-2pm, we welcome guest poet Bob Evans and Memory in Creative Writing. Participants will explore the uses of memory in this engaging creative writing workshop. We'll start by looking at epigrammatic quotations on the subject of the day, write briefly about one or more of these quotations, and discuss those that interest us most. We'll also read a selection of contemporary poems that employ memory as a subject matter and discuss how we might use memory--or the loss of memory--as a springboard into our own work. Participants will respond to writing exercises from Steve Kowit's In the Palm of the Hand: A Poet's Personal Workshop, writing pieces inspired by snapshot memories of their past. We'll conclude with an informal reading/workshop of the work created during the session. Flyer. Register.
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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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.
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