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.
Staying Healthy & Happy as You Age, scheduled for 2/9/16 at Village Grande at Little Mill is cancalled. Renovations to the clubhouse are not complete. Please check the program catalog for other sessions of the same program beeing held in the area.
Correction to Older Adult Brochure Print Version: Introduction to Personal Computers for Beginners is on April 12, 2016, not April 2, 2012.
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.
SCOSA encourages fragrance-free environments in all of our programming.
Chemical fragrances in many personal care, household and institutional cleaning products can cause severe reactions for some individuals and can be harmful to everyone in less apparent ways. SCOSA is in the process of developing a values statement and guidelines and we encourage participants in our programs to minimize their use of products containing chemical fragrances.
Use the catalog to find upcoming programs from January through June, 2016. If registration is required use the link provided in the program description to register.
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Use the Education for Older Adults Link in the left navigation panel to access upcoming programs
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 email@example.com 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org; 609-652-3821) for more information or visit www.stockton.edu/SCOSA/recruit.pdf.
Congratulations to SCOSA Time to Tell Crative Writing Instructor Cynthia Graham on a recent publication. Cindi encourages her students to submit their work for publication as often as possible - it's always nice to receive a letter like this one:
Congratulations! Your work entitled “Skin” has been selected to appear in the upcoming issue (#5) of The Notebook: A Progressive Journal about Women and Girls with Rural and Small Town Roots. The Winter 2016 issue (‘Women & Land’ is our theme) is scheduled for release later this month.
Copies of this issue can be purchased from Amazon and other online booksellers. You can enter the following string of key words into the Amazon search box to find all five issues of The Notebook: notebook progressive journal rural women.
Stockton Channel 9 airs Aging Insights on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30pm
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.
Some of the older adult programs offered by SCOSA are partially funded under Title III of the Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended, through a grant by the Division of Intergenerational Services, Atlantic County, New Jersey. You may make voluntary donations to SCOSA. Such donations are not a fee and are not required. Any donations received will be used to develop and operate future programs. If you wish to donate directly to SCOSA please make your checks payable to SCOSA and send them to: SCOSA/SOBL, Stockton University, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ 08205-9441.