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, October 3 Cancelled, 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, 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, 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 

Continue to Live Independently – Age in Place
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Galloway Senior Center, 621 W. White Horse Pike, Egg Harbor, NJ 08215
Pat Laychock, RRT, CSA, CDCP, Presenter   Flyer   No registration necessary.

Medicaid Planning: Common Medicaid Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Woodview Estates Assisted Living, 5030 Unami Blvd., Mays Landing, NJ 08330
To register call 609-625-4878 or email Free program includes lunch, compliments of Woodview Estates.
Grayson H. Heberley, III, ESQ., CELA, Presenter    Flyer

Laughter is the Best Medicine
Thursday, October 13, 2016 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Hammonton Canoe Club Senior Cetner, 100 Sports Dr., Hammonton, NJ 08037 Register online or call 609-626-3591.
Maryann Prudhomme, RN, Presenter   Flyer

Come & Dance
Friday, October 14, 2016 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Stockton University Dance Studio (H Wing - Room H104), 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ 08205. Register online or call 609-626-3591.
LehrerDance, Buffalo, NY   Flyer

Learn Basketry, Experience Local History & Culinary Delights
Saturday, October 22, 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
Apple Cider Doughnut Basket ($30 materials fee payable to instructor)


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