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, December: 7, 12, 14 8:00 am - 10:30 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.

Learn Wool Felting, Experience Local History
Saturday, December 3, 2016 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Swan Bay Folk Art Center, 300 Sooys Landing Rd., Port Republic, NJ 08241 Register online at or call Niki at (609) 652-0366 to register and for more information and directions.
Niki Giberson, Instructor   Flyer
Wool Needle Felted Angel ($28 materials fee payable to instructor): Using wool from Niki Giberson’s sheep, each participant will sculpt a 14” Christmas angel for a mantle or tree top. Many different fibers will be incorporated into this beautiful decoration that will be treasured for years to come.

Social Security – What You Need to Know to Maximize Your Retirement Income
Tuesday, December 6, 2016  12:00pm – 1:30pm
Brandywine Senior Living at Brandall Estates, 432 Central Avenue Linwood, NJ 08221
Register online or call 609-626-3591  Free program includes lunch, compliments of Brandywine.
Christopher J. Carrozza, CPA, ChFC, CASL, Presenter    Flyer
We invite you and all members of your family or friends at or approaching retirement age.
When to begin your Social Security benefits to maximize your lifetime retirement income. Should you take early payments, begin payments at full retirement age, or delay taking benefits?
How to capitalize on benefits you may be entitled to based on your spouses earnings. Should you take only your benefits, spousal benefits, or a combination of the two?
Understand the potential impact continuing to work has on your ability to collect Social Security benefits.Other topics include benefits for divorced spouses, enhancing survivor income, planning for the tax consequences of Social Security benefits, the benefits of filing and suspending benefits and building an income bridge to enable you to delay receipt of Social Security benefits.

Staying Healthy & Happy As You Age
Wednesday, December 7, 2016  1:00pm - 3:00 pm
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.
Maryanne Prudhomme, RN, Presenter    Flyer
It’s easier than you think … 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 help yourself to stay healthy and happy by using the things that you love: food, sleep, and active fun.  Come, bring your family and friends and have some fun learning to be healthy and happy.

A Tour of Poetry for Seniors
Saturday, 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 

Time to Tell - Creative Writing Workshop: Tapping the Source: Exploring Our Wounds, Trusting Our Wisdom
Saturday, 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

Ocean County Programs

LGBTQ Intergenerational Group        FLYER

Thursday, December 8, 2016                                    


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

Beginner Card Making Class        FLYER

Friday, Dec. 9, 2016

Session Times: 12:00pm -1:30pm & 1:30pm - 3:00pm

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