Stockton Center on Successful Aging

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.

Minor Time Change: April 16, 2014. "Advance Directives Lecture - commemorating National Health Care Decision Day".  A reception honoring GERO Graduates will begin at 4:00pm in the Campus Art Gallery (across from the Performing Arts Center). The presentation, in nearby L-112, will begin at about 4:45 p.m. and run to 5:30pm. We moved the reception before, and will start the presentation 15 minutes later than originally announced, to accomodate our Graduating Seniors, who will be honored from 5:00-6:00pm in the Campus Center Event Room.

On Vacation - Classes Cancelled March 26th & April 2nd: 

Learn & Practice Techniques for Health & Well-Being…Have Fun While Relaxing Your Body & Mind
at Galloway Senior Center, 621 W. White Horse Pike, Egg Harbor, NJ 08215 609-568-5073

Mindfulness, Meditation, and Being in the Now – Practice and Discussion Group at Woodview Estates Assisted Living, 5030 Unami Blvd., Mays Landing 609-625-4878

Continue to Live Independently - Aging in Place scheduled for the Egg Harbor City Senior Center has been rescheduled for March 26, 2015 at 9:30 am.

Time to Create Art: One Stroke Painting: Sessions 1 & 2 Postponed Indefinitely
Monday, March 23, 2015 12:30pm-2:30pm & Monday, March 30, 2015 12:30pm-2:30pm
Manahawkin Instructional Site (MIS) 712 East Bay Avenue Manahawkin, NJ 08050

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 2015 (January 2015 - June, 2015) Older Adult Education Brochure is now online as a booklet and in print form.   

 Me, My Brain, and I... Building a Healthy Brain for Today & Tomorrow
Join us on campus for a brain health event on Tuesday, April 14th from 4:30-6:00pm in Stockton's Campus Center Board of Trustees Room. Student presentations on the science behind keeping the brain healthy will include topics on nutrition, exercise, depression, changes in thinking, and cognitive reserve. Attendees can choose to attend two of the six presentations. For details visit the website.  Register by April 7, 2015. Dr. Fleck is a SCOSA Research Fellow and regularly includes students in her work.

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 john.bulevich@stockton.edu 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 (john.bulevich@stockton.edu; 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.

Congratulations to Time to Tell participant, Belinda Manning for her work titled: The Long Journey Home, selected as one of the winning entries to the 21st annual New Jersey Wordsmith Competition. Her piece will be presented by members of the Unlimited Potential Theatre Company during the Joyce Indik NJ Readers Theatre on Saturday, May 30th at 2:00pm at the Crossroads Theatre in New Brunswick. Encouraged to submit her work by her instructor, Cynthia Inman Graham, Belinda is thrilled by the honor. We all wish her great success.

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 nunnsal41@comcast.net.


SCOSA Supports:

Help Us, Help You!  Needs Assessment

The Atlantic County Division of Intergenerational Services is developing their service plan for years 2016-2018. In order to provide the best service to our seniors and focus attention where it will do the most good, we need your input.    START SURVEY 

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