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Education for Older Adults

Stockton Center on Successful Aging

Older Adult Education Opportunities

SCOSA offers a growing variety of educational opportunities for older adults. By bringing seniors to Stockton, and by "bringing Stockton to them", we hope to encourage vitality through intellectual stimulation.

Click here to view the Winter/Spring 2014 Event Brochure with events and full details from January through June

April, May & June 2014 Event Calendar

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Thursday, April 17, 2014 10:30am – 12:30pm
Time to Create Art - Woven Mason Jar & Flowers, Part 2
Diamond Frandsen, Instructor Flyer
Stockton Kramer Hall, 30 Front St, Hammonton, 08037. Register online or call: (609)626-3591.
Session 2: Using a specially designed flower frog we will use fresh flowers and greens to create a floral arrangement for your jar. All materials and tools provided by instructor. Level: Intermediate.

Thursday, April 24, 2014 10:30am – 12:30pm
Time to Create Art - Woven Mason Jar & Flowers, Part 2
Diamond Frandsen, Instructor. Flyer  
The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, Lily Lake Rd, Oceanville (Galloway), 08231. Call 609.652.8848 to register.
Session 2: Using a specially designed flower frog we will use fresh flowers and greens to create a floral arrangement for your jar. All materials and tools provided by instructor. Level: Intermediate.

Friday, April 25, 2014 12:30pm – 3:00pm
Time to Tell Autobiographical Memoir Writing
Gina Maguire, MSW, LSW, Instructor
Stockton’s Manahawkin Instructional Site, 712 East Bay Ave, Manahawkin 08050. Email or Call 609.626.5590 to register.
Participants will be guided and instructed through fourteen life themes. Sharing, support and constructive criticism will be incorporated into the sessions.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Time to Create Art - Creating an Image Using Different Charcoal Techniques
Jill Sluka, Instructor. Flyer
Stockton Galloway Campus, Campus Center Meeting Room 4, Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ 08205. Limited Capacity Register online or call: (609)626-3591.
Experiment, Create works of art, Illustrate your memoirs. Learn to create images using charcoal subtractive and additive techniques.
Workshop is free to older adults. You must supply and bring your own materials. See flyer for list.

Saturday, May 10, 2014 10:30am – 12:30pm
Time to Tell Creative Writing Workshop: Memory in Poetry and Creative Nonfiction
Jenna McCoy   Flyer
The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, Lily Lake Rd, Oceanville (Galloway), 08231 Call 609.652.8848 to register.
We will write poems and essays inspired by our own memories, stretch our creativity with a number of prompts and activities, and work to create our own community of writers.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 9:00am – 4:00pm
SCOSA 2014 Successful Aging Festival
SCOSA, Arthritis Foundation – Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter, South Jersey Marketing Group
RSCNJ – Galloway Campus, Campus Center, Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ 08205

Saturday, May 17, 2014 10:30am – 12:30pm
Time to Create Art - Tote Basket with Wooden Handle
Niki Giberson Flyer
The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, Lily Lake Rd, Oceanville (Galloway), 08231. Call 609.652.8848 to register.
Materials Fee $40.00 (Collected by Noyes Museum). A perfect basket for magazines, file folders, or books. 8" x 15" x 15"

Saturday, May 24, 2014 11:00am – 1:00pm
A Tour of Poetry for Seniors
SCOSA & The Otto Bruyns Public Library of Northfield presents Joel Dias-Porter    Flyer
The Otto Bruyns Public Library of Northfield, 241 W. Mill Road (between Shore & New Road) 609- 646-4476. Register Online or Call 609.626.3591.
Guest Poet Joel Dias-Porter will speak on Haiku and Sendryu and read some examples from his poetry. Learn more about Joel Dias-Porter.

Tuesday, May 27, June 3, June 10 & June 17, 2014 10:00am – 12:00pm
Let’s Draw & Paint – Learn to Paint With Watercolors
Alice White-Marks, Instructor Flyer
Stockton at Kramer Hall, Room 301, 30 Front Street, Hammonton, NJ 08037 (609-626-3840). Register Online or Call 609.626.3591
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.

Wednesday, June 4 and June 11, 2014 2:00pm – 3:00pm
F.O.C.U.S. How to Get Hired in Today’s Job Market
Rosemary Molloy     Flyer
Stockton Campus Center Meeting Room 1, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ 08205.  Register Online or Call 609.626.3591
For the mature job-hunter, this two-part course covers most aspects of the job search, including where to find open positions, applications and resumes, interviewing techniques, missteps to avoid, and related topics. The facilitator was manager of employment at Rider University for many years, and is retired herself. Two sessions of one hour each (with breaks), this course is lively, participatory, and fun for participants.
The aim is to make it easy for you to develop confidence in your ability to be hired into the job you want.

Wednesday, June 11, 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.

Thursday, June 12, 2014 10:30am – 1:30pm
Time to Create Art - South Jersey Berry Basket Making
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 $25.00 (Collected by Noyes Museum). Create a 3" round heirloom basket with unique handle using natural materials and colorful accents with three different weaving techniques. Level: Intermediate

Saturday, June 14, 2014 11:00am-1:00pm
A Tour of Poetry for Seniors
SCOSA & The Otto Bruyns Public Library of Northfield presents Intergenerational Poetry Celebration   Flyer
The Otto Bruyns Public Library of Northfield, 241 W. Mill Road (between Shore & New Road) 609- 646-4476. Register Online or Call 609.626.3591
Intergenerational Poetry Celebration: Readings from the Seniors Poetry Series mixed with readings from the High School Poetry Workshop Series. Learn more about the High School Poetry Workshop Series at the Otto Bruyns Public Library of Northfield.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 10:30am – 12:00pm
Time to Create Art – Travel Photography
Judith Heyman   Flyer
The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, Lily Lake Rd, Oceanville (Galloway), 08231. Call 609.652.8848 to register.
If you want to learn to take the most memorable digital photos to enhance your memoirs, please your family and friends or make the most out of an upcoming vacation, join Judith Heyman for an adventure into travel photography. Learn time-honored techniques and a few of Judith’s tips. Participants must have a working knowledge of their camera. Don’t forget to bring your camera and your vacation ideas.

Thursday, June 19, 2014 10:30am – 1:30pm
Time to Create Art - South Jersey Berry Basket Making
Diamond Frandsen, Instructor   Flyer
Stockton Kramer Hall, 30 Front St, Hammonton, 08037. Register Online or Call 609.626.3591.
Materials Fee: $20.00 (Collected by Instructor). Create a 3" round heirloom basket with unique handle using natural materials and colorful accents with three different weaving techniques. Level: Intermediate

Saturday, June 21, 2014 10:30am – 12:30pm
Time to Create Art - Water Needle Felted Bag
Niki Giberson Flyer
The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, Lily Lake Rd, Oceanville (Galloway), 08231. Call 609.652.8848 to register.
Materials Fee $25.00 (Collected by Noyes Museum). Learn the art of water felting to create a designer purse.