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


Chair Yoga - Have Fun While Relaxing Your Body & Mind
Thursdays, December 3, 10, 17, 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, December 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. 


Wool Needle Felting: Christmas Ornaments
Saturday, December 5, 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
$20.00 materials fee collected by the Noyes Museum at registration. 
Using wool from Niki Giberson’s sheep farm, each participant will create an angel and a personalized ball to hang on your own tree to enjoy for years to come.


Time to Tell - Creative Writing Workshop: Tapping the Source: Exploring Our Wounds, Trusting Our Wisdom
Saturday, December 12, 2015 10:30am – 12:30pm     
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.


Learn Handcrafted Lace Crochet 
Wednesday, 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.


Food For Thought - LIVE Independently, Vibrantly & Educated

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Woodview Estates Assisted Living, 5030 Unami Blvd., Mays Landing, NJ 08330
Requirements: Free - Call 609-625-4878 or email residentservices@woodviewestates.com for directions and to register.    Flyer
Join the Cape Atlantic Coalition for Health to learn how you can: 
• Know your options… set your objectives
• Prepare - don’t wait for a crisis
• Know where to find information & resources & where to go for help
• Practice preventative care
• Keep a personal record
• Take charge of your life: eat better, move more, improve safety in your home, & properly manage medications
• Make your wishes known
• Show off your skills playing LIVE Bingo
Luncheon begins at 1:00pm - compliments of Woodview Estates. Workshop begins at 2:00pm.


A Tour of Poetry for Seniors
Saturday, December 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


Manahawkin Older Adult Education Offerings for Late September and October:

Time to Create Art: One Stroke Painting: Six Weekly Sessions               FLYER                                                         Wednesdays, October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4, & 11, 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.   Fee paid to instructor first session: $40.00 includes instruction and materials for 6 weekly lessons                                                                                          Presented by: Lois Allen     

One Stroke Painting is sweeping the decorative painting world. It's fun!  It's easy!  It's quick!  One Stroke is a multi-loading style of acrylic decorative painting that is very friendly to novice painters. It is equally usable on metal, plaster, glass, wood, fabric and ceramic surfaces.  You will be excited too, when you find out for yourself how easy One Stroke is. Imagine, blending, shading, and highlighting all in One Stroke!  Classes teach you to freehand various strokes and to build your own unique pattern.          


Fall Décor- Needle Felted Pumpkins                         FLYER
Date: November 4, 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: $22.00                                                                                                                                   Presented by: Diamond Frandsen, owner of Ivy Cottage

Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumpkins, decorate with soft and sculpted wool pumpkins this autumn season.  Join Diamond as she guides you in needle felting techniques to make wool pumpkins to add to your fall centerpiece or to place on your end table.


Beginner’s Card Making Class                                                                                                                                           Friday, November 13,, 2015                     Session 1: 12:00pm-1:30pm Seating is limited to 10                                         Friday, November 13,, 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.