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.

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.

SCOSA's Summer/Autumn 2016 Older Adult Education Catalog
Printable PDF

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. 

Atlantic County Programs

Mondays & Wednesdays, September 12, 14, 19, October 3, 5, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31  8:00 am - 10:00 am 
Stockton University Sports Center, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway 08205  
Registration RequiredRegister online or call 609-626-3591. Players must register in advance. Registrants will receive an email confirmation with play dates. Do not attend until you receive confirmation. Play will begin on the first play date of each month following registration. Players must sign-in upon arrival at the registration desk before being allowed to play. You may be required to show identification.

Time to Tell - Creative Writing Workshop: Tapping the Source: Exploring Our Wounds, Trusting Our Wisdom
Saturday, August 20, September 24, October 15, November 19, December 17, 2016 10:30am – 12:30pm
Campus Center Meeting Room 1, Stockton University, 101 Vera King Farris Dr, Galloway, 08205 Register online or call 609-626-3591.
Cynthia Inman Graham, Instructor.  Flyer

A Tour of Poetry for Seniors
Saturday, September 10, October 8, November 12, December 10, 2016 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 

Let’s Draw & Paint – Learn to Draw
Wednesday, September 7, 14, 21, 28 & October 5, 12, 19, 26, 2016 10:00am – 12:00pm
Atlantic County Library System, Egg Harbor Township Community Room, 1 Swift Drive, Egg Harbor Twp., NJ 08234 (609-927-8664).  Register online  or call 609-626-3591.
Tom Sandor, Instructor   Flyer

Food for Thought: LIVE Independently, Vibrantly & Educated
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm     Flyer
Woodview Estates Assisted Living, 5030 Unami Blvd., Mays Landing, NJ 08330
Requirements: Free - Call 609-625-4878 or email for directions and to register. Free program includes lunch, compliments of Woodview Estates.

Learn Basketry, Experience Local History & Culinary Delights - Apple Pie Basket
Saturday, September 10, 2016 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Swan Bay Folk Art Center, 300 Sooys Landing Rd., Port Republic, NJ 08241 Register online at HandsOnHistory.comor call Niki at (609) 652-0366 to register and for more information and directions.
Niki Giberson, Instructor      Flyer

Avoiding Scams & Identity Theft - Outsmart the Scammers
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Village Grande at Little Mill, 1 Milroy Rd., Egg Harbor Twp., NJ 08234 Register online or call 609-626-3591.
Presented by Jason Diefer, Financial Advisor.   Flyer

Older Adults & Heart Disease
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Brigantine Senior Center, Brigantine Beach Community Center, 265 42nd St South, Brigantine, NJ 609-264-7350
No registration necessary.
Leslie Baruffi, MBS, MBA, Presenter   Flyer

Avoiding Scams & Identity Theft
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Galloway Senior Center, 621 W. White Horse Pike, Egg Harbor, NJ 08215 609-568-5073 No registration necessary.
Presented by Money Management International, a non-profit credit counseling service.   Flyer

Ocean County Programs

One-Stroke Painting August Project: Trifle Bowl                                                FLYER

Wednesdays, August 24 & 31, 2016                          11:30am - 1:30pm

Location: Manahawkin Instructional Site (MIS), 712 East Bay Ave, Manahawkin

Requirements: Participants limited to 15. $22 fee payable to instructor at first session and includes instruction, supplies and paints for 2 weekly lessons. Brush kits can be purchased from instructor for $10 (12 brushes). 

In this project, Lois will teach you to decoratively paint a floral still life onto a glass trifle bowl.

Register by email: or call 609-626-5590.

Presenter: Lois Allen