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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 Time To Tell Senior Writing & Poetry News

SCOSA Let's Draw & Paint Series News

 

Upcoming Older Adult Education Programs

 

 Let’s Draw & Paint – Learn to Draw
Wednesday, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2015 10:00am – 12:00pm (ongoing - no new registrations are being accepted)
Atlantic County Library System, Egg Harbor Township Community Room, 1 Swift Drive, Egg Harbor Twp., NJ 08234 (609-927-8664). 
Tom Sandor, Instructor    
Learn to draw what you “see”, at your own pace, developing powers of observation and defining individual style. With emphasis on self-discovery and skill development, the class will focus on building and refining basic skills, exploring a broad range of drawing materials and sharing ideas and techniques. You must purchase and bring your own materials (see flyer for list). No experience necessary, however those with a sample of previous work, are encouraged to bring it to the class. 

Learn & Practice Techniques for Health & Well-Being…Have Fun While Relaxing Your Body & Mind
Thursdays, April 9, 16, 23, 30, 2015 9:30am – 10: am No registration necessary.
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: $6.00 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 and bring your friends.
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.

 

Mindfulness, Meditation, and Being in the Now – Practice and Discussion Group
Thursdays, April 9, 16, 23, 30, 2015 11:30am – 12:30 pm
Woodview Estates Assisted Living, 5030 Unami Blvd., Mays Landing 609-625-4878
No registration necessary. Fee: $6.00 per session, collected by presenter.
Linda Schwartz, Certified Yoga and Meditation Instructor     Flyer
Explore and experience meditation techniques, the mind/body connection, wellness, expanding awareness and living in the moment, and how to calm the mind and soothe the emotions through stress reduction practices, Using focused interactive discussion and dialogue concerning human perception and thought processes and their effect on the emotions and the body we will explore mindfulness, present moment awareness, and a variety of other mind-body topics. In class we will practice experiential guided visualizations for the body and mind as well as meditation.

 

Learn & Practice Techniques for Health & Well-Being…Have Fun While Relaxing Your Body & Mind
Thursdays, May 7, 14, 21, 28, 2015 9:30am – 10: am No registration necessary.
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: $6.00 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 and bring your friends.
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.

 

Mindfulness, Meditation, and Being in the Now – Practice and Discussion Group Monthly Event
Thursdays, May 7, 2015 11:30am – 12:30 pm
Woodview Estates Assisted Living, 5030 Unami Blvd., Mays Landing 609-625-4878
No registration necessary. Fee: $6.00 per session, collected by presenter.
Linda Schwartz, Certified Yoga and Meditation Instructor      Flyer 
Explore and experience meditation techniques, the mind/body connection, wellness, expanding awareness and living in the moment, and how to calm the mind and soothe the emotions through stress reduction practices, Using focused interactive discussion and dialogue concerning human perception and thought processes and their effect on the emotions and the body we will explore mindfulness, present moment awareness, and a variety of other mind-body topics. In class we will practice experiential guided visualizations for the body and mind as well as meditation.

A Tour of Poetry for Seniors
Saturday, May 9, 2015 11:00am – 1:00pm      Flyer
The Otto Bruyns Public Library of Northfield, 241 W. Mill Road (between Shore & New Road), Northfield 08225 609- 646-4476. No registration necessary.

Time to Tell: Writing Memory Stew…A Creative Non-fiction Workshop - New dates and location
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Stockton Galloway Campus, Campus Center Meeting Room 2, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ 08205
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 at: stockton.edu/scosa or call (609) 626-3591.

Learn Handcrafted Lace Crochet (ongoing - no new registrations are being accepted)
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 10:30am – 12:30pm
The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, 733 Lily Lake Road, Oceanville (Galloway), NJ 08231.  
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.

Time to Tell - Creative Writing Workshop: Tapping the Source: Exploring Our Wounds, Trusting Our Wisdom
Saturday, May 16, 2015 10:30am – 12:30pm
The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, Lily Lake Rd, Oceanville (Galloway), 08231. Call 609.652.8848 to register.  (New registrations will be accepted after September 1)
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.

Continue to Live Independently… Aging in Place
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 10:00am – 11:00am
Galloway Community Services Senior Center, 621 W. White Horse Pike, Egg Harbor, NJ
Pat Laychock, RRT, CSA, CDCP, Instructor     Flyer
Free. No registration necessary.
Aging in Place means you continue to live in the home of your choice safely and independently as you get older. What impact will it have on you and members of your family? What Services are needed and available to help you Live at Home?

Basket Making: Scone Serving Basket
Saturday, May 30, 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
$35.00 materials fee collected by the Noyes Museum at registration.
Each student will weave an oval basket with copper and beaded handles and then sample scones that can be made at home with recipes that are included in this class.