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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 Winter/Spring 2015 (January 2015 - June, 2015) Older Adult Education Brochure is now online as a booklet and in print form.  

SCOSA Time To Tell Senior Writing & Poetry News

 

Upcoming Older Adult Education Programs

 

Atlantic County Programs

 

Learn & Practice Techniques for Health & Well-Being…Have Fun While Relaxing Your Body & Mind Weekly Event
Thursdays, May 7, 14, 21, 28, 2015 9:30am – 10: am No registration necessary.
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 
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.

Continue to Live Independently… Aging in Place
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 10:00am – 11:00am
Galloway Community Services Senior Center, 621 W. White Horse Pike, Egg Harbor, NJ
Pat Laychock, RRT, CSA, CDCP, Instructor     Flyer
Free. No registration necessary.
Aging in Place means you continue to live in the home of your choice safely and independently as you get older. What impact will it have on you and members of your family? What Services are needed and available to help you Live at Home?

Basket Making: Scone Serving Basket
Saturday, May 30, 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
$35.00 materials fee collected by the Noyes Museum at registration.
Each student will weave an oval basket with copper and beaded handles and then sample scones that can be made at home with recipes that are included in this class.

Learn & Practice Techniques for Health & Well-Being…Have Fun While Relaxing Your Body & Mind Weekly Event
Thursdays, June 4, 11, 18, 25, 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 - Monthly Event
Thursday, June 4, 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.

Avoiding Scams & Identity Theft
Friday, June 5, 2015 10:00am – 11:00am
Hammonton Senior Center, 310 Bellevue Ave, Hammonton, NJ
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 participants about the most common scams and how to protect their identity, money, and credit history. Participants will learn how to: identify common scams, safeguard their personal information, monitor their credit report for signs of possible identity theft, and take action if they believe they are the victim of identity theft.

Time to Tell - Creative Writing Workshop: Tapping the Source: Exploring Our Wounds, Trusting Our Wisdom Monthly Event
Saturday, June 6, 2015 10:30am – 12:30pm
Cynthia Inman Graham, Instructor    Flyer
The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, Lily Lake Rd, Oceanville (Galloway), 08231. Call 609.652.8848 to register.
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.

A Tour of Poetry for Seniors - Monthly Event
Saturday, June 13, 2015 11:00am – 1:00pm   Flyer
The Otto Bruyns Public Library of Northfield, 241 W. Mill Road (between Shore & New Road), Northfield 08225 609- 646-4476. Register Online or Call 609.626.3591.

Basket Making: Strawberry Pickling Basket
Saturday, June 13, 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
$28.00 materials fee collected by the Noyes Museum at registration.
Each student will complete two small strawberry picking baskets with heart shaped wire swing handles, one to keep, and maybe one to give away. Sample delicious chocolate dipped strawberries and receive instructions on how to make these delicacies at home.

Staying Healthy & Happy as You Age
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 10:00am – 11:00am
Brigantine Senior Center, 265 42nd Street South, Brigantine City, NJ 609-264-7350 No registration necessary.
Maryann Prudhomme, RN   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 setings, 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.

Ocean County Programs

Time to Create Art: Berry Basket Making
Thursday, June 4, 2015 12:00pm- 3:00pm ** note extended time
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, Skill Level: Intermediate Materials Fee payable to instructor: $20.00
Presented by: Diamond Frandsen, owner of Ivy Cottage
Join Diamond in learning one of her family's heritage baskets, The South Jersey Berry Basket. Created using natural materials and three different weaving techniques this little basket has it all. An heirloom basket that will be a treasure to pass down from generation to generation. Start your family's tradition today!

Beginner's Knitting
Thursday, June 4, 2015 11:00pm- 1:00pm
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
Presented by: Robin Resnick
Beginner's class in knitting, for individuals who either have never before tried to knit or who have forgotten how to knit. We will be starting work on a simple scarf. You will need to bring size 8 needles and one 100 gm skein of worsted yarn (4). Note: the scarf will not be finished in one session.

Beginner's Card Making Class
Thursday, June 11, 2015 Session 1: 12:00pm-1:30pm Seating is limited to 14 people.
Thursday, June 11, 2015 Session 2: 1:30pm-3:00pm Seating is limited to 14 people.
Manahawkin Instructional Site (MIS) 712 East Bay Avenue Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Registration is required, MAXIMUM OF 14 PER SESSION
To register email: Gina.Maguire@stockton.edu or call 609-626-5590.
Presented by: 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. Please bring scissors, adhesive (glue sticks work), and colored pencils to each class.

Time to Tell Memoir Writing Theme Four
Thursday, June 18,, 2015 1:30pm – 3:00pm Seating is limited to 15 people.
Manahawkin Instructional Site (MIS) 712 East Bay Avenue Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Registration is required, MAXIMUM OF 15 PER SESSION
To register email: Gina.Maguire@stockton.edu or call 609-626-5590.
Presented by: Gina Maguire, MSW, LSW
This is a continuation, which will have monthly meetings, to help you chronicle the stories of your life. Creative writing styles, including poetry and photographs, will also be introduced to help tell your story. Please bring a notebook and a pen to each session.

Beaded, Silver Wire Crocheted Necklace - Two Sessions
Monday AND Tuesday, June 29 & 30, 2015 12:30pm-2:30pm
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: $25.00 includes instruction and materials for both lessons
Presented by Lois Allen
Enjoy two consecutive afternoons of learning to crochet silver wire with beads. At the end of the second class, you will have a beautiful necklace. Wire and choice of beads will be available at the first class.