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Education for Older Adults

Stockton Center on Successful Aging

Older Adult Education Opportunities - Nurturing Boy, Mind & Spirit through Research, Education & Service

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

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

Upcoming Events - Atlantic County

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Food for Thought – Financial Management Retirement Planning: Plan now or else
Charles C. Weeks, Jr., JD, CFP®, Assistant Professor of Finance, RSCNJ Flyer
Woodview Estates Assisted Living, 5030 Unami Blvd., Mays Landing, NJ 08330 (609-625-4878)
Register Online or Call 609.626.3591
This presentation will discuss the various factors in retirement planning including portfolio withdrawal rates, investment returns, portfolio construction and inflation to name a few. We will also discuss how modeling your retirement plan around average returns can be dangerous and strategies you can implement to increase the likelihood of not outliving your money. Lunch compliments of Woodview Estates Assisted Living.

Thursday, July 31, 2014 11:00am – 12:00pm
Laughter is the Best Medicine
Maryann Prudhomme, RN    Flyer
Hammonton Canoe Club Senior Center, 100 Sports Drive, Hammonton, NJ 08337 856-322-7082. No registration necessary.
Humor & Laughter - a prescription for living better. Join Maryann Prudhomme, a Registered Nurse with over 30 years of management and clinical experience in health care and nursing in both acute care and home care settings, to learn how you can use humor and laughter to feel better and age well. Take home laughter guides to share with your family and friends.

Note:  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.

Thursdays, July 31, 2014 - Every Week from July 10, 2014 to December 18, 2014 (except 11/27/14) 9:00 am am – 11:00 am  
Learn & Practice Techniques for Health & Well-Being…Have Fun While Relaxing Your Body & Mind
Linda Schwartz, Certified Yoga and Meditation Instructor      Flyer 
Galloway Community Services Senior Center, 621 W. White Horse Pike, Egg Harbor, NJ 08215 609-568-5073. Register Online or Call 609.626.3591.
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.

Thursdays, August 7, 14, 21, 28, 2014 - Every Week from July 10, 2014 to December 18, 2014 (except 11/27/14) 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Learn & Practice Techniques for Health & Well-Being…Have Fun While Relaxing Your Body & Mind
Linda Schwartz, Certified Yoga and Meditation Instructor     Flyer
Galloway Community Services Senior Center, 621 W. White Horse Pike, Egg Harbor, NJ 08215 609-568-5073. Register Online or Call 609.626.3591.
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.

Saturday, August 9, 2014 10:30am – 12:30pm
Time to Tell - Creative Writing Workshop: Tapping the Source: Exploring Our Wounds, Trusting Our Wisdom
Cynthia Inman Graham, Instructor     Flyer
The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, Lily Lake Rd, Oceanville (Galloway), 08231.
Call 609.652.8848 to register.
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.

Saturday, August 9, 2014 11:00am – 1:00pm
A Tour of Poetry for Seniors   Flyer
The Otto Bruyns Public Library of Northfield, 241 W. Mill Road (between Shore & New Road), Northfield 08225 609- 646-4476. Register Online or Call 609.626.3591.
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.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Food for Thought – Financial Management Five Money Questions for Women
Jason Kiefer, Financial Advisor, Instructor     Flyer
Brandywine Senior Living at Brandall Estates, 432 Central Avenue, Linwood, NJ 08221.
Register Online or Call 609.626.3591.
A 45 minute educational program that shares perspective on a process women can use to identify goals and set a strategy. Answers the questions: Where am I today? Where would I like to be? Can I get there? How do I get there? How can I stay on track? Registration and dinner begins at 5:30 pm. Lecture begins at 6:00 pm. Dinner compliments of Brandywine Senior Living at Brandall Estates.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 and September 17, 2014 10:30am – 12:30pm
Time to Create Art - Watercolor Woven Brooch, Part 1 & 2
Diamond Frandsen. Instructor    Flyer
The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, Lily Lake Rd, Oceanville (Galloway), 08231.
Call 609.652.8848 to register.
Must attend both sessions. Materials Fee $40.00 (Collected by Noyes Museum). Session 1: Explore your personality by painting an abstract watercolor on paper while learning color blending & mixing techniques. All tools & materials supplied by instructor. Session 2: Return with your watercolor, cut and weave it into a paper brooch, add fix weaving palette onto fabric backing and add a touch of whimsy to complete the brooch. All tools & materials supplied by instructor. Level: Beginner.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Time to Create Art – Let’s Draw & Paint: Drawing Fundamentals
David Rhodes, Instructor    Flyer
The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, Lily Lake Rd, Oceanville (Galloway), 08231.
Call 609.652.8848 to register.
Fee: $10.00 (Collected by Noyes Museum).
Learn the basic skills and techniques of drawing by focusing on observational rendering, use of line, shading, mark making, elements of composition, and creativity. Draw from a variety of subjects, build technical skills, and develop personal expression. This class is geared toward mature adults, but all adults are welcome. Basic supplies provided for use of students. If there is an interest, classes will be continued through the fall.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 and Wednesday, September 24, 2014 10:30am – 12:30pm
Time to Create Art - Watercolor Woven Brooch, Part 1 & 2
Diamond Frandsen, Instructor    Flyer
Stockton Kramer Hall, 30 Front St, Hammonton, 08037. Must attend both sessions.
Register Online or Call 609.626.3591.
Materials Fee: $30.00 – Parts 1 & 2 (Collected by Instructor)
Session 1: Explore your personality by painting an abstract watercolor on paper while learning color blending & mixing techniques. All tools & materials supplied by instructor. Session 2: Return with your watercolor, cut and weave it into a paper brooch, add fix weaving palette onto fabric backing and add a touch of whimsy to complete the brooch. All tools & materials supplied by instructor. Level: Beginner.

Saturday, August 23, 2014 10:30am – 12:30pm
Time to Create Art - Small Hearth Basket
Niki Giberson, Instructor    Flyer
The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, Lily Lake Rd, Oceanville (Galloway), 08231.
Call 609.652.8848 to register.
Materials Fee $35.00 (Collected by Noyes Museum). This sloping side basket, (8" x 16") is great for flower arrangements or vegetable gathering.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Food for Thought – Financial Management Medical Care in Retirement: Take care of yourself so others won’t have to
Charles C. Weeks, Jr., JD, CFP®, Assistant Professor of Finance, RSCNJ - Instructor    Flyer
Woodview Estates Assisted Living, 5030 Unami Blvd., Mays Landing, NJ 08330 (609-625-4878)
Register Online or Call 609.626.3591
This presentation will discuss Medicare, Medicaid, MediGap and Long Term Care Insurance. Many people wrongly assume at age 65 they no longer have to worry about medical expenses, this couldn’t be further from the truth. We will explore what is covered and what is not covered, how to accurately project likely medical costs and what options are available to insure against medical catastrophes. Lunch compliments of Woodview Estates Assisted Living.

Upcoming Events - Ocean County

Thursday, July 24th at 12:30
Time to Tell session presented by Gina Maguire at Stockton’s Manahawkin Instructional Site, 712 East Bay Avenue, Manahawkin, NJ 08050.
Join us for personalized instruction with monthly meetings to help you chronicle the stories of your life. Creative writing styles, including poetry and photographs, can also be used to tell your story. No need to worry about being behind, you can begin this program at any point! Registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Gina Maguire via email: Gina.Maguire@stockton.edu.

Purple Heart Recipients Sought for National Database
The Veterans History Program, which is sponsored by the Library of Congress, is asking for those who earned a Purple Heart, in any war, register through www.thepurpleheart.com , so they may be recognized. The Purple Heart Wall of Honor is located on the Hudson River, in new Windsor, New York. There is no charge to become a part of the Wall of Honor, applicants are asked to submit the DD-214 or other discharge forms listing awards, medical forms or a photograph of the back of the medal bearing the recipient's name. Help honor those who served and were injured by spreading the word!