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Education for Older Adults

Stockton Center on Successful Aging

SCOSA offers a growing variety of educational opportunities for older adults.  By bringing seniors to Stockton, and by "bringing Stockton to you", we hope to encourrage vitality through physical, intellectual, and spiritual stimulation.

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

SCOSA Summer-Autumn (July-December) Older Adult Education Brochure Online Version

SCOSA Summer-Autumn (July-December) Older Adult Education Brochure Printable Version

SCOSA Time To Tell Senior Writing & Poetry News

SCOSA Let's Draw & Paint Series News

Upcoming Older Adult Education Programs

 

Atlantic County

 

A Tour of Poetry for Seniors

Saturday, December 13, 2014  11:00am - 1:00pm  Flyer

The Otto Bruyns Public Library of Northfield

241 W. Mill Road, Northfield

Register Online or call 609-626-3591.

Gail Gerwin, Guest Poet. 

 

Time to Create Art- Holiday Paper Craft

Wednesday, December 17, 2014  10:30am - 12:30pm

Presented by: Diamond Frandsen  Flyer

Stockton Kramer Hall, 30 Front St, Hammonton, NJ 

Call 609.652.8848 to register.

Materials Fee $8.00 (Collected by Instructor). 

Create small, medium, and large folded paper stars all using the same techniques.  Use these stars to adorn a window, garland or tree in your home during the holiday season.  Level:  Beginner.
 

Learn & Practice Techniques for Health & Well-Being…Have Fun While Relaxing Your Body & Mind
Thursdays, January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2015 9:30am – 10:30 am Register online or call (609) 626-3591.
Galloway Community Services Senior Center, 621 W. White Horse Pike, Egg Harbor, NJ 08215 609-568-5073.
Linda Schwartz, Certified Yoga and Meditation Instructor   Flyer
Fee: $5.00 per session, collected by presenter. No mats needed. Wear comfortable clothing. We must have a minimum of 10 participants to continue the program so plan to join us, bring your friends and register now.
The practices you learn in the classes consist of experiential exercises and gentle movements including breathing exercises, mindfulness, stress reduction, gentle movement, chair yoga, visualizations, meditation, and relaxation. Through the practices you develop a greater sense of self awareness, hone the attention of your mind, learn new movement skills and tools for better self-observation and monitoring your well-being. These practices open you to experiencing life directly and being at peace.

Be A Partner in Your Healthcare
Thursday, January 8, 2015 10:00am – 11:00am
Egg Harbor City Senior Center, 341 - 351 Cincinnati Avenue, Egg Harbor City, NJ
Presenter: Atlantic-Cape Community Coalition
No registration necessary. Flyer
Learn to manage your own health care by using a personal health record, getting to know your primary care doctor, preparing for your doctors’ visits, learning about your medications, and setting personal goals to become involved in your individual care decisions.

A Tour of Poetry for Seniors
Saturday, January 10, 2015 11:00am – 1:00pm
The Otto Bruyns Public Library of Northfield, 241 W. Mill Road (between Shore & New Road), Northfield 08225 609- 646-4476. No registration necessary.   Flyer

Basket Making: Gingerbread Loaf Basket
Saturday, January 10, 2015 10:30am - 12:30pm
The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, 733 Lily Lake Road, Oceanville (Galloway), NJ 08231. Call 609-652-8848 to register.
Niki Giberson, Swan Bay Folk Art, Port Republic, Instructor   Flyer
$32.00 materials fee collected by the Noyes Museum at registration.
Gingerbread is a wonderful wintertime comfort food that can be served in this basket. Each participant will create a 6” x12” rectangular basket with handles on either side for easy serving. Everyone will also enjoy a sampling and a gingerbread recipe along with ideas for serving and gift giving.

Be A Partner in Your Healthcare
Monday, January 12, 2015 10:00am – 11:00am
Egg Harbor Township Senior Center, 5045 English Creek Avenue, Egg Harbor Township, NJ
Presenter: Atlantic-Cape Community Coalition
No registration necessary. Flyer
Learn to manage your own health care by using a personal health record, getting to know your primary care doctor, preparing for your doctors’ visits, learning about your medications, and setting personal goals to become involved in your individual care decisions.

Time to Tell: Writing Memory Stew…A Creative Non-fiction Workshop
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Stockton Kramer Hall, 30 Front St, Hammonton
Jennifer Robinson, Instructor   Flyer
Do we create our memories? Or do they create us? In this workshop, we will learn how to write with structure while allowing for variations along the way. We will focus on subjects such as setting, theme, plot, characterization and structure that create the story and how to utilize them effectively. Stirring all of these together, we’ll create a true story stew; separate ingredients that, together and with time, become a wonderful feast to share with everyone. Advance registration is required for all classes. Register online or call (609) 626-3591.

Learn Handcrafted Lace Crochet
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 10:30am – 12:30pm
The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, 733 Lily Lake Road, Oceanville (Galloway), NJ 08231. Call 609-652-8848 to register.
Via Asal, Anatolia Art & Craft Studio, Instructor   Flyer
Explore the richness of this beautiful art, discover all the possibilities that it o?ers, and open your hands and mind to a new textile adventure. The beauty of crochet is in its ?exibility. Knowing how to make a single and a double crochet can create hundreds of beautiful stitches and patterns. If you know how to crochet, chances are you know how to crochet lace. With crochet lace you can create jewelry, scarves, wraps — an endless list. In this class you will learn the basics of crochet lace: the basic stitches, how to choose the right materials, how to follow patterns, and how to create your own designs. Learn with a few simple, logical steps, progressing from the basics to a completion of the lace necklace. $30.00 materials fee collected by the Noyes Museum at time of registration.

Be A Partner in Your Healthcare
Thursday, January 15, 2015 10:00am – 11:00am
Dr. Arthur Leinweber Center, 235 Dolphin Avenue, Northfield. No registration necessary.
Presenter: Atlantic-Cape Community Coalition   Flyer
Learn to manage your own health care by using a personal health record, getting to know your primary care doctor, preparing for your doctors’ visits, learning about your medications, and setting personal goals to become involved in your individual care decisions.

Be A Partner in Your Healthcare
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 10:00am – 11:00am
Galloway Community Services Senior Center, 621 W. White Horse Pike, Egg Harbor, NJ
Presenter: Atlantic-Cape Community Coalition   Flyer
No registration necessary.
Learn to manage your own health care by using a personal health record, getting to know your primary care doctor, preparing for your doctors’ visits, learning about your medications, and setting personal goals to become involved in your individual care decisions.

Time to Tell - Creative Writing Workshop: Tapping the Source: Exploring Our Wounds, Trusting Our Wisdom
Saturday, January 24, 2015 10:30am – 12:30pm
The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, Lily Lake Rd, Oceanville (Galloway), 08231. Class is currently full.
Cynthia Inman Graham, Instructor   Flyer
Poetry and Memoir (Creative Non-Fiction) will be the tools we use to shape the thoughts and experiences which have inspired our writing. Prompts and activities will allow our stories to surface, then critiquing by group members and revision will “fine tune” our work in this non-threatening community of fellow writers, both amateur and experienced. Our goal will not only be self-expression, but communication with our readers, whether they be grandchildren, friends, or a future publisher. Resources will be presented to help answer the question- “I’ve written it. Now, what do I do with it?” Writers will be encouraged to submit their work to journals, blogs, or local publications.

Avoiding Scams & Identity Theft
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 10:00am – 11:00am
Martin Luther King Center, Jackson Road, Newtonville
Presenter: Money Management International, a non-profit credit counseling organization     Flyer
No registration necessary
Identify theft can happen to anyone and the damage it causes can take years to undo. This workshop will teach participants about the most common scams and how to protect their identity, money, and credit history. Participants will learn how to: identify common scams, safeguard their personal information, monitor their credit report for signs of possible identity theft, and take action if they believe they are the victim of identity theft.

Ocean County 
 
Beaded, Silver Wire Crocheted Necklace - Two Sessions
Presented by Lois Allen
Tuesday AND Wednesday, January 6 & 7, 2015 12:30pm-2:30pm
Manahawkin Instructional Site (MIS) 712 East Bay Avenue Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Registration is required, MAXIMUM OF 15
To register email: Gina.Maguire@stockton.edu or call 609-626-5590.
Enjoy two consecutive afternoons of learning to crochet silver wire with beads. At the end of the second class, you will have a beautiful necklace. Wire and choice of beads will be available at the first class.
Fee payable to instructor: $25.00 includes instruction and materials for both lessons
  

Time to Create Art: Needle Felted Dove for Peace
Presented by: Diamond Frandsen, owner of Ivy Cottage
Thursday, January 8, 2015 12:00pm- 2:00pm
Manahawkin Instructional Site (MIS) 712 East Bay Avenue Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Registration is required. To register email: Gina.Maguire@stockton.edu or call 609-626-5590
The international symbol for Peace… the Dove. Try your hand at needle felting and bring the soft touch of wool into your home. Using basic needle felting and sculpting techniques create a Dove to use as a decoration or to give as a gift to someone your love. This is a hands on class where students will leave with a completed project. Instructor, Diamond Frandsen will provide all materials and tools needed to complete the Dove. Material fee can be paid directly to instructor on the day of the class.
Skill Level: Intermediate Fee: $28.00 includes instruction, materials, & tool use

Christmas Themed Brown Bag Scrapbook
Presented by: Ann Blazovic
Tuesday, January 13,, 2015 12:00pm-2:00pm
Manahawkin Instructional Site (MIS) 712 East Bay Avenue Manahawkin, NJ 08050
To register email: Gina.Maguire@stockton.edu or call 609-626-5590.
Make a scrapbook out of brown lunch bags! Using decorative Christmas papers we will transform simple lunch bags into a fancy scrapbook to hold your treasured holiday pictures.
Fee includes all materials: $20, payable to instructor at beginning of class.

Beginner’s Card Making Class
Presented by: Ann Blazovic & Gina Maguire
Friday, January 16,, 2015 Session 1: 12:00pm-1:30pm Seating is limited to 14 people.
Friday, January 16, 2015 Session 2: 1:30pm-3:00pm Seating is limited to 14 people.
Manahawkin Instructional Site (MIS) 712 East Bay Avenue Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Registration is required, MAXIMUM OF 14 PER SESSION
To register email: Gina.Maguire@stockton.edu or call 609-626-5590.
Join us for this free beginner’s card making class. You will make greeting cards suitable for sending to your friends and family. This is planned to be a series of classes, so come and enjoy the art of paper crafting. Please bring scissors, adhesive (glue sticks work), and colored pencils to each class.

Time to Tell Memoir Writing Introduction
Presented by: Gina Maguire, MSW, LSW
Friday, January 23,, 2015 1:30pm – 3:00pm Seating is limited to 15 people.
Manahawkin Instructional Site (MIS) 712 East Bay Avenue Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Registration is required, MAXIMUM OF 15 PER SESSION
To register email: Gina.Maguire@stockton.edu or call 609-626-5590.
Please join us for an introductory session of personalized instruction. There will be monthly meetings, to help chronicle the stories of your life. Creative writing styles, including poetry and photographs, will also be introduced to help tell your story.
Participants will receive a packet of instructions including specific themes with prompts that will guide you in choosing topics. They are only guides to help you think of the important experiences and themes in your life. Please bring a notebook and a pen to each session.

Crochet Class- Session 1
Presented by Lois Allen
Monday, January 26, 2015 12:30pm-2:30pm
Manahawkin Instructional Site (MIS) 712 East Bay Avenue Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Registration is required, MAXIMUM OF 15
To register email: Gina.Maguire@stockton.edu or call 609-626-5590.
This is the first of an eight week class for beginners who wish to learn how to read a pattern and correct mistakes, or more advanced crocheters who would like some guidance. By the end of the session, students should be able to make something for themselves or a gift for someone special. Fee payable to instructor: $50.00 includes instruction and materials for 8 weekly lessons.

Avoiding Scams & Identity Theft
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Martin Luther King Center, Jackson Road, Newtonville
Money Management International, a non-profit credit counseling organization Flyer
No registration necessary.
Identify theft can happen to anyone and the damage it causes can take years to undo. This workshop will teach participants about the most common scams and how to protect their identity, money, and credit history. Participants will learn how to: identify common scams, safeguard their personal information, monitor their credit report for signs of possible identity theft, and take action if they believe they are the victim of identity theft.