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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 Summer-Autumn (July-December) Older Adult Education Brochure Online Version

SCOSA Summer-Autumn (July-December) Older Adult Education Brochure Printable Version

SCOSA Time To Tell Senior Writing & Poetry News

SCOSA Let's Draw & Paint Series News

Upcoming Events - Atlantic County

Tuesday, September 23, 30 & October 7, 14, 2014    10:00am - 12:30pm
Let's Draw & Paint - Learn to Paint With Watercolors - Class is Full
Alice White-Marks, Instructor  Flyer
Stockton at Kramer Hall, 30 Front Street, Hammonton, NJ  08037  (609-626-3840)  Class is full - waiting list only.
Learn the fundamentals of painting with watercolors in this four-week course. We will discuss the selection of brushes, paints and watercolor papers as well as other related topics. Students will learn basic techniques as they begin to paint. The instructor will supply initial painting inspiration, but students are encouraged to develop their own inspirations as well. This class is geared toward mature adults, but all adults are welcome. You must bring your own supplies – see flyer for list.

Thursdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2014 - Every Week from July 10, 2014 to December 18, 2014 (except 11/27/14) 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Learn & Practice Techniques for Health & Well-Being…Have Fun While Relaxing Your Body & Mind
Linda Schwartz, Certified Yoga and Meditation Instructor     Flyer 
Galloway Community Services Senior Center, 621 W. White Horse Pike, Egg Harbor, NJ 08215 609-568-5073. Register Online or Call 609.626.3591.
Fee: $5.00 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, bring your friends and register now.
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.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014  5:30pm – 7:00pm
Food for Thought – Financial Management Navigating Your Next Adventure: Managing your income in retirement
Jason Kiefer, Financial Advisor, Instructor    Flyer    Register Online or Call 609.626.3591.
Brandywine Senior Living at Brandall Estates, 432 Central Avenue, Linwood, NJ 08221. Register Online or Call 609.626.3591.
A 45 minute educational program that addresses what steps you should take to prepare for health care costs to help ensure your retirement savings stay healthy.
Covers the cost of health care during retirement, preparing for long-term care expenses, using insurance to address long-term care costs, building a healthy retirement portfolio, pre-Medicare checklist.
Registration and dinner begins at 5:30 pm. Lecture begins at 6:00 pm. Dinner compliments of Brandywine Senior Living at Brandall Estates.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Time to Create Art – Let’s Draw & Paint: Drawing Fundamentals
David Rhodes   Flyer
The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, Lily Lake Rd, Oceanville (Galloway), 08231. Call 609.652.8848 to register.
Fee: $10.00 (Collected by Noyes Museum). 
Learn the basic skills and techniques of drawing by focusing on observational rendering, use of line, shading, mark making, elements of composition, and creativity. 
Draw from a variety of subjects, build technical skills, and develop personal expression. This class is geared toward mature adults, but all adults are welcome. 
Basic supplies provided for use of students. If there is an interest, classes will be continued through the fall.

Saturday, October 11, 2014  11:00am-2:00pm
A Tour of Poetry for Seniors
The Otto Bruyns Public Library of Northfield, 241 W. Mill Road (between Shore & New Road), Northfield 08225 609- 646-4476.           Flyer    Register Online or Call 609.626.3591.
Guest poet: Harmer B. Cole, Jr.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 10:30am – 12:30pm
Time to Create Art - Fall Décor – Needle Felted Acorns
Diamond Frandsen     Flyer
The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, Lily Lake Rd, Oceanville (Galloway), 08231. Call 609.652.8848 to register.
Materials Fee $20.00 (Collected by Noyes Museum). Needle Felted Acorns in Display Bowl: Use needle felting techniques to make colorful wool acorns to display in your selected bowl. Level: Beginner.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 10:30am – 12:30pm
Time to Create Art - Fall Décor – Needle Felted Acorns
Diamond Frandsen     Flyer
Stockton Kramer Hall, 30 Front St, Hammonton, 08037. Register Online or Call 609.626.3591.
Materials Fee: $15.00 (Collected by Instructor). Needle Felted Acorns in Display Bowl: Use needle felting techniques to make colorful wool acorns to display in your selected bowl. Level: Beginner

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 10:00am – 11:00am
Come and Dance
Dance Now! Miami     Flyer
Stockton Galloway Campus Dance Studio (H104), 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ 08205
Come take a basic dance movement class with Dance Now! Miami, a professional dance company from Miami, FL. Wear clothes that are comfortable to move in.
This class is part of the Dance Company Residency taking place at Stockton College for two weeks in Fall 2014. The residency culminates in a performance of the company in Stockton's Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Nov. 8th. Participants in the workshop receive a coupon for two discounted tickets to the performance.
Dance NOW! Miami creates, promotes and produces contemporary dance of the highest caliber and through performance, arts education, community leadership and innovative programming, nurtures new talent, fosters artistic collaborations and makes the art of dance accessible to diverse audiences locally, nationally and internationally. Dance NOW! Miami, in residence at Miami’s Little Haiti Cultural Complex, was founded in 2000 by Diego Salterini and Hannah Baumgarten through a chance encounter at a South Florida dance collective. The two quickly became dance partners and creative collaborators; their work bridges their diverse backgrounds in ballet, modern dance, and jazz, creating poetic narrative and theatrical artistry filled with fierce athleticism.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 11:00am – 12:00pm
Heart Health Awareness - FH - Familial Hypercholesterolemia
Marilyn Viventi – FH Foundation Advocate     Flyer
Hammonton Canoe Club Senior Center, 100 Sports Drive, Hammonton, NJ 08337 856-322-7082. No registration necessary.
Familial Hypercholesterolemia is an inherited disorder that leads to aggressive and premature cardiovascular disease.
Marilyn will present her perspective as a person living with the disease and explain the misperceptions and barriers to early recognition and early treatment of FH.


SCOSA Programs at the Manahawkin Instructional Site, 712 East Bay Avenue, Manahawkin, NJ 08050


Friday, September 19th 12-2
Beginner's Card making Class Presenters: Ann Blazovic & Gina Maguire
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. Registration required, maximum of 16 in the class. To register: email Gina.Maguire@stockton.edu or call 609-626-5590.

Wednesday, October 1st 11am-1pm --- FOR PROFESSIONALS
Working with LGBT Older Adults presented by the LGBT Older Adult Project
Is aging the same for everyone? Should we treat all older adults exactly alike? This workshop introduces participants to issues of aging that are specific to older adults within the LGBT community. Attendance at this workshop will provide participants with information which will help the client feel more comfortable and trusting of the provider and increase the provider's awareness of needs specific to this population.
Who should attend this training? Anyone working with the older adult population! Attendance, training and materials are free, courtesy of Monmouth University's LGBT Older Adult Project.
Time: Approx 2 hours depending on group size and level of participation. Registration required. To register: email Gina.Maguire@stockton.edu or call 609-626-5590.

--FOR OLDER ADULTS
Fall Décor- Needle Felted Acorns

Thursday, October 2, 2014 12:00pm -2:00pm
Presented by: Diamond Frandsen, owner of Ivy Cottage
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
Bring the soft touch of wool into your home by making the season's cutest décor accessory. Using needle felting techniques make a bowl of wool acorns to top your Fall table or to give as a bread and butter gift. Various wool colors will be provided from naturals to "pop". Instructor will provide selection of small dishes and bowls to select from to use in your completed project.

"There's No Crying in Baseball!"

Friday, October 3, 2014 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by: Dr. Debra Dagavarian
Manahawkin Instructional Site (MIS) 712 East Bay Avenue Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Registration is required. To register email: Gina.Maguire@stockton.edu or call 609-626-3883
During WWII, hundreds of ballplayers joined the military and left way for players who might not ordinarily have made it to major league rosters: older men, very young players, men classified as 4F for military service, and seemingly handicapped players. One happy outcome of men leaving to serve our country was the establishment of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, which played from 1943 to 1954. Young women from our heartland were scouted for this league, which was based in the midwest. Teams had names like the Racine Belles, the Grand Rapids Chicks, and the Rockford Peaches.
We know a little about this unique phenomenon because of the film we will watch today, "A League of Their Own." Stockton's Deb Dagavarian interviewed one of the star players in the AAGPBL, Sophie Kurys, over 20 years ago. Ms. Kurys passed away in 2013, but Dr. Dagavarian will share with us what she learned. So come and join us for an entertaining look at this fascinating slice of Americana. A League of Their Own, 1992 (2:08)

Beginner's Card making Class
Presented by: Ann Blazovic & Gina Maguire
Friday, October 17, 2014 12:00pm-2:00pm
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. Seating is limited to 16 people.
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.