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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

SCOSA Let's Draw & Paint Series News

Upcoming Older Adult Education Programs

 

Time to Create Art: One Stroke Painting: Sessions 1 & 2 Postponed
Monday, March 23, 2015 12:30pm-2:30pm
Monday, March 30, 2015 12:30pm-2:30pm
Manahawkin Instructional Site (MIS) 712 East Bay Avenue Manahawkin, NJ 08050


Time to Tell Memoir Writing Theme Two
Friday, March 27,, 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
Please join us for an introductory session of personalized instruction. 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.

My Body Says I'm Old, But My Mind Says 35 
Tuesday, March 31, 2015   12:00pm – 2:00pm
Brandywine Senior Living at Brandall Estates, 432 Central Avenue, Linwood
Register online or call 609.626.3591. Presenter: Marguerite Heaton-Colella, MSW, LCSW, BCPCC.   Flyer   Join us for lunch - compliments of Brandywine Senior Living.
How can we maintain the youthful enthusiasm for life even when our bodies are yelling "STOP"?  Many ideas will be shared as we discuss the uphill and downhill aging process.  

Let’s Draw & Paint – Learn to Draw
Wednesday, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2015 10:00am – 12:00pm (ongoing - no new registrations are being accepted)
Atlantic County Library System, Egg Harbor Township Community Room, 1 Swift Drive, Egg Harbor Twp., NJ 08234 (609-927-8664). Click to register or call 609-626-3591.
Tom Sandor, Instructor    
Learn to draw what you “see”, at your own pace, developing powers of observation and defining individual style. With emphasis on self-discovery and skill development, the class will focus on building and refining basic skills, exploring a broad range of drawing materials and sharing ideas and techniques. You must purchase and bring your own materials (see flyer for list). No experience necessary, however those with a sample of previous work, are encouraged to bring it to the class.

Time to Create Art: Needle Felted Daisy Brooch
Thursday, April 2, 2015 12:00pm- 2:00pm
Manahawkin Instructional Site (MIS) 712 East Bay Avenue Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Registration is required. Gina.Maguire@stockton.edu or call 609-626-5590 Fee: : $18.00 includes instruction, materials, & tool use
Presented by: Diamond Frandsen, owner of Ivy Cottage
Time for Spring, and time for flowers. Bring a touch of the outdoors into your wardrobe this season and create a wool daisy to wear on your favorite blouse or jacket. Follow instructor, Diamond Frandsen as she guides you through the basic needle felting and sculpting skills of wool needle felting. This is a hands on class and each student will leave with a completed pin. Instructor will provide all materials and tools needed to complete project. Material fee payable to instructor on the day of class.
Skill Level: Beginner

 

Beginner's Knitting
Friday, April 3, 2015 11:30pm- 1:00pm
Manahawkin Instructional Site (MIS) 712 East Bay Avenue Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Registration is required. To register email: Gina.Maguire@stockton.eduor 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.
 

Learn & Practice Techniques for Health & Well-Being…Have Fun While Relaxing Your Body & Mind
Thursdays, April 9, 16, 23, 30, 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.

 

Mindfulness, Meditation, and Being in the Now – Practice and Discussion Group
Thursdays, April 9, 16, 23, 30, 2015 11:30am – 12:30 pm
Woodview Estates Assisted Living, 5030 Unami Blvd., Mays Landing 609-625-4878
No registration necessary. Fee: $6.00 per session, collected by presenter.
Linda Schwartz, Certified Yoga and Meditation Instructor     Flyer
Explore and experience meditation techniques, the mind/body connection, wellness, expanding awareness and living in the moment, and how to calm the mind and soothe the emotions through stress reduction practices, Using focused interactive discussion and dialogue concerning human perception and thought processes and their effect on the emotions and the body we will explore mindfulness, present moment awareness, and a variety of other mind-body topics. In class we will practice experiential guided visualizations for the body and mind as well as meditation.

 

Staying Healthy & Happy as You Age
Friday, April 10, 2015 10:00am – 11:00am
Hammonton Senior Center, 310 Bellevue Avenue, Hammonton, NJ 609-625-7000, extension 6537. 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.

 

A Tour of Poetry for Seniors
Saturday, April 11, 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 No registration necessary.

 

Time to Tell: Writing Memory Stew…A Creative Non-fiction Workshop
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Stockton Kramer Hall, 30 Front St, Hammonton, 08037
Jennifer Robinson, Instructor     Flyer
Do we create our memories? Or do they create us? In this workshop, we will learn how to write with structure while allowing for variations along the way. We will focus on subjects such as setting, theme, plot, characterization and structure that create the story and how to utilize them effectively. Stirring all of these together, we’ll create a true story stew; separate ingredients that, together and with time, become a wonderful feast to share with everyone. Advance registration is required for all classes. Register online at: stockton.edu/scosa or call (609) 626-3591.

 

Learn Handcrafted Lace Crochet  (ongoing - no new registrations are being accepted)
Wednesday, April 15, 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.
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 flexibility. 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. $30.00 materials fee collected by the Noyes Museum at time of registration.

 

Beginner's Card Making Class 
Presented by: Gina Maguire
Friday, April 17,, 2015 Session 1: 12:00pm-1:30pm Seating is limited to 14 people.
Friday, April 17,, 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. 
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.

 

Basket Making: Brûlée Tray Basket
Saturday, April 18, 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
$30.00 materials fee collected by the Noyes Museum at registration.
Each participant will weave an 11”x 8” rectangular basket with side handles which is perfect for serving at least 6 individual ramekins of creme brulee. All will sample their own serving of this delicious custard and receive the recipe to try at home.

 

Laughter is the Best Medicine
Monday, April 20, 2015 10:00am – 11:00am
Buena Senior Center, 604 Central Avenue, Buena Borough, NJ
Maryann Prudhomme, RN. No registration necessary.     Flyer
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 settings, to learn how you can use humor and laughter to feel better and age well. Take home laughter guides to share with your family and friends.

 

Time to Tell Memoir Writing Theme Three
Presented by: Gina Maguire, MSW, LSW
Friday, April 24,, 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.
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.

 

Time to Tell - Creative Writing Workshop: Tapping the Source: Exploring Our Wounds, Trusting Our Wisdom
Saturday, April 25, 2015 10:30am – 12:30pm (new registrations will be accepted after September 1)
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 & Practice Techniques for Health & Well-Being…Have Fun While Relaxing Your Body & Mind
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.

 

Mindfulness, Meditation, and Being in the Now – Practice and Discussion Group
Thursdays, May 7, 14, 21, 28, 2015 11:30am – 12:30 pm
Woodview Estates Assisted Living, 5030 Unami Blvd., Mays Landing 609-625-4878
No registration necessary. Fee: $6.00 per session, collected by presenter.
Linda Schwartz, Certified Yoga and Meditation Instructor      Flyer 
Explore and experience meditation techniques, the mind/body connection, wellness, expanding awareness and living in the moment, and how to calm the mind and soothe the emotions through stress reduction practices, Using focused interactive discussion and dialogue concerning human perception and thought processes and their effect on the emotions and the body we will explore mindfulness, present moment awareness, and a variety of other mind-body topics. In class we will practice experiential guided visualizations for the body and mind as well as meditation.

A Tour of Poetry for Seniors
Saturday, May 9, 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.

Time to Tell: Writing Memory Stew…A Creative Non-fiction Workshop
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Stockton Kramer Hall, 30 Front St, Hammonton, 08037
Jennifer Robinson, Instructor      Flyer
Do we create our memories? Or do they create us? In this workshop, we will learn how to write with structure while allowing for variations along the way. We will focus on subjects such as setting, theme, plot, characterization and structure that create the story and how to utilize them effectively. Stirring all of these together, we’ll create a true story stew; separate ingredients that, together and with time, become a wonderful feast to share with everyone. Advance registration is required for all classes. Register online at: stockton.edu/scosa or call (609) 626-3591.

Learn Handcrafted Lace Crochet (ongoing - no new registrations are being accepted)
Wednesday, May 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.
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. $30.00 materials fee collected by the Noyes Museum at time of registration.

Time to Tell - Creative Writing Workshop: Tapping the Source: Exploring Our Wounds, Trusting Our Wisdom
Saturday, May 16, 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.  (New registrations will be accepted after September 1)
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.

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.
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.