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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

SCOSA 2014 Hesburgh Lecture
 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014  4:30pm - 6:00pm

Stockton Campus Center Theatre

101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ
 

Fresh water is arguably the planet's most imperiled resource, with more than one billion people worldwide lacking access to clean water. Locally, saltwater intrusion and contamination of well-water from past or present agricultural, industrial, or residential activities are growing concerns. How will the environment and human populations deal with this fresh water crisis, and what are possible solutions to ensuring a plentiful supply of clean fresh water for future generations?  This issue will be considered on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 from 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm in the Campus Center Theater on Stockton's Galloway, NJ campus.   


 
The session, open to the public, begins with a presentation on The Global Freshwater Crisis - Challenges and Solutions by Gary A. Lamberti, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame.  A panel discussion entitled "Reactions and Implications on the Local, Regional, and National Levels" will follow, moderated by Tait Chirenji, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Environmental Sciences at Stockton College.  Invited Panelists include Richard Bizub, Director of Water Programs, Pinelands Preservation Alliance; Patrick Hossay, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Coordinator, Sustainability Studies, Stockton College; and Luke MacDonald, Ph.D., Deputy Director of the John Hopkins University Water Institute.

 

Lamberti received his doctorate from University of California (Berkeley) in 1983, and has been at Notre Dame since 1989, where he teaches biostatistics, stream ecology, and restoration ecology. He is an aquatic ecologist and environmental scientist whose research focuses on salmon biology, invasive species, wetland conservation, and river restoration. He has authored more than 150 scientific publications, and has edited a book entitled Methods in Stream Ecology. Lamberti is also a past president of the Society for Freshwater Science.  


 
The Hesburgh Lecture, honoring Notre Dame Emeritus President Theodore M. Hesburgh, is co-sponsored by the Notre Dame Club of South Jersey and the Stockton Center on Successful Aging. The lecture and panel are part of Stockton's Global Awareness Week sponsored by the college's Office of Global Awareness. An extensive array of activities, open to the public, is planned for the week. To view the schedule, go to www.stockton.edu and enter "Global Engagement" in the search box. For more information on this and other events of the week please contact India Karavackas, Director, Office of Global Engagement, at (609) 652-3537, India.Karavackas@stockton.edu.  


 

Upcoming Older Adult Education Programs


Learn & Practice Techniques for Health & Well-Being ...
Have Fun While Relaxing Your Body & Mind
Thursdays, November 13, 20, 2014    9:00am - 10:00am
Presented by: Linda Schwartz, Certified Yoga & Meditation Instructor  
Galloway Community Services Senior Center
621 W. White Horse Pike, Egg Harbor, NJ  609-568-5073
Register Online or call 609-626-3591.

Presenter will charge and collect $5.00 per person per session. No mats needed. Wear comfortable clothing. The practices you learn in the classes consist of experiential exercises and gentle movements including breathing exercises, mindfulness, stress reduction, chair yoga, visualizations, meditation and relaxation. Through practice you develop a greater sense of self-awareness, learn new movement skills and tools for self-observation and monitoring your well-being.

 

Time to Create Art- "Home" Creative Writing & Color Craft

Wednesday, November 12, 2014  10:30am - 12:30pm

Presented by: Diamond Frandsen  Flyer

The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College

Lily Lake Road, Oceanville (Galloway) 

Call 609.652.8848 to register.

Materials Fee $17.00 (Collected by Noyes Museum).  Bring a story you have written about your ideas of "home" to share with the class, then use it to create a color painting as creative expression to share with family and friends.  Level:  Beginner. 
 

Time to Create Art - Let's Draw & Paint: 

Drawing Fundamentals

Wednesday, November 12, 2014  1:30pm - 3:30pm

Presented by: David Rhodes  Flyer

The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College

Lily Lake Road, Oceanville (Galloway)

Call 609.652.8848 to register. Fee: $10.00 (Collected by Noyes). 

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. 
 

Beginner's Card Making Class     

Friday, November 14, 2014  NEW- two sessions: 12:00pm - 1:30pm and 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Presented by:  Ann Blazovic & Gina Maguire

Manahawkin Instructional Site (MIS)
712 East Bay Avenue Manahawkin, NJ

Registration is required, MAXIMUM OF 14 PER SESSION.  
To register email: Gina.Maguire@stockton.edu or call 609-626-5590. 
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.

 

Time to Create Art - 

"Home" Creative Writing & Color Craft 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014  10:30am - 12:30pm

Presented by: Diamond Frandsen  Flyer

Stockton Kramer Hall, 30 Front St, Hammonton, NJ

Register Online or Call 609.626.3591. 

Materials Fee: $12.00 (Collected by Instructor).  Bring a story you have written about your ideas of "home" to share with the class, then use it to create a color painting as creative expression to share with family and friends.  Level:  Beginner

 

 

Time to Create Art - Let's Draw & Paint: 

Drawing Fundamentals

Wednesday, December 3, 2014  1:30pm - 3:30pm

Presented by: David Rhodes  Flyer

The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College

Lily Lake Road, Oceanville (Galloway)

Call 609.652.8848 to register. Fee: $10.00 (Collected by Noyes). 

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. 

Learn & Practice Techniques for Health & Well-Being ...
Have Fun While Relaxing Your Body & Mind
Thursdays, December 4, 11, 18, 2014    9:00am - 10:00am
Presented by: Linda Schwartz, Certified Yoga & Meditation Instructor  Flyer
Galloway Community Services Senior Center
621 W. White Horse Pike, Egg Harbor, NJ  609-568-5073
Register Online or call 609-626-3591.

Presenter will charge and collect $5.00 per person per session. No mats needed. Wear comfortable clothing. The practices you learn in the classes consist of experiential exercises and gentle movements including breathing exercises, mindfulness, stress reduction, chair yoga, visualizations, meditation and relaxation. Through practice you develop a greater sense of self-awareness, learn new movement skills and tools for self-observation and monitoring your well-being.


Time to Create Art- Holiday Paper Craft

Wednesday, December 10, 2014  10:30am - 12:30pm

Presented by: Diamond Frandsen  Flyer

The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College

Lily Lake Road, Oceanville (Galloway) 

Call 609.652.8848 to register.

Materials Fee $13.00 (Collected by Noyes Museum). 

Create small, medium, and large folded paper stars all using the same techniques.  Use these stars to adorn a window, garland or tree in your home during the holiday season.  Level:  Beginner.

 

A Tour of Poetry for Seniors

Saturday, December 13, 2014  11:00am - 1:00pm  Flyer

The Otto Bruyns Public Library of Northfield

241 W. Mill Road, Northfield

Register Online or call 609-626-3591.

Gail Gerwin, Guest Poet.

 

 

Time to Create Art- Holiday Paper Craft

Wednesday, December 17, 2014  10:30am - 12:30pm

Presented by: Diamond Frandsen  Flyer

Stockton Kramer Hall, 30 Front St, Hammonton, NJ 

Call 609.652.8848 to register.

Materials Fee $8.00 (Collected by Instructor). 

Create small, medium, and large folded paper stars all using the same techniques.  Use these stars to adorn a window, garland or tree in your home during the holiday season.  Level:  Beginner.