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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's Summer-Autumn Older Adult Education Brochure
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SCOSA Time To Tell Senior Writing & Poetry News

 

Upcoming Older Adult Education Programs

 

Atlantic County Programs

Learn Handcrafted Lace Crochet - Registration still open
Wednesday, September 16, October 14, November 18, December 16, 2015   11:30am – 1:30pm
Anatolia Art & Craft Studio, 2200 Fairmount Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401 609-541-3184 anatoliaartcraft.com. Register Online or call 609-626-3591.
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. $25.00 materials fee collected by the presenter first class.

Time to Tell - Creative Writing Workshop: Tapping the Source: Exploring Our Wounds, Trusting Our Wisdom
Saturday, August 29, 2015 10:30am – 12:30pm     Monthly Event - Accepting New Participants in September
The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, Lily Lake Rd, Oceanville (Galloway), 08231. Call 609.652.8848 to register.
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.

Chair Yoga - Have Fun While Relaxing Your Body & Mind
Thursdays, September 3, 10, 17, 24, 2015 9:30am – 10:30 am 
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 
To Register Call (609) 568-5073. 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.

Meditation Group
Thursday, September 3, 2015 11:30am – 12:30 pm 
Woodview Estates Assisted Living, 5030 Unami Blvd., Mays Landing 609-625-4878
To Register Call (609)625-4878 or email residentservices@woodviewestates.com. Fee: $6.00 per session, collected by presenter.
Linda Schwartz, Certified Yoga and Meditation Instructor     Flyer 
Meditation practice, interactive dialogue on the practice and the application of mindfulness in daily life. 

Find, Get and Keep the Job You Want… A New Environment Calls for New Strategies
Tuesday, September 8 & Mondays, September 14, 21, 28, 2015 10 am – 12 noon
Stockton Kramer Hall, 30 Front Street, Hammonton, NJ 08037
Michael Kuhlman, National Council on Aging, Facilitator      Flyer
Register online or call 609-626-359. You must be able to attend all sessions.
Four weekly sessions will take you through the SELFIE (Self-Empowering Learning for Innovative Enlightenment) model created by Michael Kuhlman.
• Identify and overcome obstacles that keep you from the job that’s right for you.
• Discover what you have to offer and find your competitive edge in this changing work environment.
• Learn what our community employers need and want in their employees.
• Develop strategies for a successful presentation, from creating your resume to your final job interview.
• Practice your new presentation skills on a group of your peers and benefit from their objective critique, while learning about your competition.

Let’s Draw & Paint – Learn to Draw
Wednesdays, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30 & 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28 10:00am – 12:00pm
Atlantic County Library System, Egg Harbor Township Community Room, 1 Swift Drive, Egg Harbor Twp., NJ 08234 (609-927-8664). Click to register or call 609-626-3591.
Tom Sandor, Instructor     Flyer
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.

Basket Making: Casserole Basket
Saturday, September 12, 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
$34.00 materials fee collected by the Noyes Museum at registration.
Each participant will weave a rectangular basket with wire and wood swing handles which will fit your own 9”x13” baking pan. Samples of apple crisp and a recipe are included. This basket is perfect for carrying your favorite dish to church suppers or family gatherings.

Food for Thought: Avoiding Scams & Identity Theft
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Woodview Estates Assisted Living, 5030 Unami Blvd., Mays Landing
Call 609-625-4878 or email residentservices@woodviewestates.com for directions and to register.
Presenter: Money, Management International, a non-profit credit counseling organization.      Flyer
Identify theft can happen to anyone and the damage it causes can take years to undo. This workshop will teach you about the most common scams and how to protect your identity, money, and credit history. Learn to identify common scams, safeguard your personal information, monitor your credit report for signs of possible identity theft, and take action if you believe you are the victim of identity theft. Luncheon begins at 1:00pm - compliments of Woodview Estates. Workshop begins at 2:00pm.

Introduction to Computers, Smart Phones, and the Internet
Friday, September 18, 2015 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Stockton at Kramer Hall, 30 Front St, Hammonton, NJ 08037
Requirements: Seating is limited. Register online or call 609-626-3591.
Presenter: Richard Jeffries?     Flyer
This session will explain commonly used terms, equipment, and provide an introduction on how you can use computers to improve your life.

A Tour of Poetry for Seniors
Saturday, September 19, 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

Time to Tell - Creative Writing Workshop: Tapping the Source: Exploring Our Wounds, Trusting Our Wisdom
Saturday, September 26, 2015 10:30am – 12:30pm     Monthly Event - Accepting New Participants in September
The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, Lily Lake Rd, Oceanville (Galloway), 08231. Call 609.652.8848 to register.
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.


Manahawkin Older Adult Education Offerings for September:

Knit with Lois- Six Weekly Sessions            FLYER                                                                                                        Tuesdays, September 8, 15, 22 ,29,and October 13 & 20, 2015    11:00am-1:00pm                                        Manahawkin Instructional Site (MIS) 712 East Bay Avenue Manahawkin, NJ  08050                                                        To register email: Gina.Maguire@stockton.edu or call 609-626-5590.   Registration is required, MAXIMUM OF 15     Fee payable to instructor: $40.00 includes instruction and materials for 6 weekly lessons.                                            Presented by Lois Allen                                                                                                                                                  Beginners and Advanced class in knitting, for individuals who either have never before tried to knit or who have forgotten how to knit AND for individuals who know the basics of knitting and want to attempt a more advanced project! All supplies included.

Fall Still Life: Paint and Party                                FLYER                                                                                                Date: September 9, 2015                Time: 12:00-2:00                                                                                                  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                                      Fee payable to instructor: $26.00                                                                                                                                  Presented by: Diamond Frandsen, owner of Ivy Cottage                                                                                                    Join instructor Diamond Frandsen as she brings the "still" to life with Paint.  Capture the spirit of painting and use your artist eye to create a sweet painting that you can enjoy in your own home

Beginner’s Card Making Class                 FLYER                                                                                                           Friday, September 11,, 2015       Session 1: 12:00pm-1:30pm  Seating is limited to 10                                                Friday, September 11,, 2015        Session 2: 1:30pm-3:00pm  Seating is limited to 10                                                       Manahawkin Instructional Site (MIS) 712 East Bay Avenue Manahawkin, NJ 08050                                                         To register email: Gina.Maguire@stockton.edu or call 609-626-5590.                                                                   Presented by: Gina Maguire and Ann Blazovic                                                                                                                      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.