From the Chatham Council on Aging:
Chatham Council on Aging
September 2017 Events
Monday September 4, - LABOR DAY
Chatham COA will be closed for the Holiday.
Monday September 11, 12pm
LUNCH AND A SHOW – FEATURING: HARRY FRENCH
We will be treated to a show after lunch, with the wonderful sounds of vocalist and musician Harry French, who is a popular entertainer from our area. On the Menu for lunch is Ginger Sesame Salmon
with a Lime Curry Sauce and Thai Noodle Salad and Key Lime Pie for dessert. Tickets are $9. Space is limited. Reservations are required. Transportation is available. Call the COA
Tuesdays, September 12th – October 17th 1:30pm – 3pm (1 class, 6 meetings)
NAVIGATING THROUGH GRIEF: A Support Group for the Loss of a Loved One
YOU ARE NOT ALONE IN YOUR GRIEF. Join us for SUPPORT, EMPATHY, and UNDERSTANDING. When a life ends, those living are left to grieve their loss. Your grief is as individual as your life. Yet, evidence shows participating in a group can facilitate the process of healing and help one move forward. The group will meet at the Chatham COA, is led by Judy Hunter, Bereavement Coordinator of Beacon Hospice. (Drop-ins accepted first two meetings only). Space is limited. Reservations required. Call the COA at 508-945-5190. Transportation is available.
Wednesday, September 13, 10am – 3pm
CHATHAM COA OPEN HOUSE – The Chatham COA invites you to help us celebrate National Senior Center Month! Please join us for our Open House where staff and volunteer Board Members will be on hand to give tours and answer your questions. Refreshments will be served and transportation is available. Please call 508-945-5190 for more information.
Wednesday, September 13
FREE- DAYTRIP- SENIOR DAY AT WHOLE FOODS & TRADER JOE’S
The Chatham COA will be offering transportation to and from Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s on August 16th. Seniors are invited to visit the Whole Food’s store for a variety of different events, samplings and educational classes. The van makes a second stop at Trader Joe’s in Hyannis. The event begins at 10am; the COA van will leave Chatham at 9am. Reservations are required, space is limited. Call the COA at 508-945-5190 for information & registration.
Wednesday, September 13, 2pm
SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
If you were born in the month of September and reside in Chatham, we hope you will join us at the COA for our monthly Birthday celebration. Guests are encouraged. Transportation is available.
Call 508-945-5190 to register.
Thursday, September 14th & 21st, 9am-12pm (1 class - 2 sessions)
COLIN CAMBELL COMPUTER SCHOOL AT THE CHATHAM COA
iPad Beginners Plus
We will start with very basic functions and move to use of email, use Facetime, Safari browser, taking photos, printing and student requested topics. Each student will be given a booklet regarding topics covered, and will also be provided with information on a free on-line learning site to work with at home. Cost $30. Reservations are required. Transportation is available. Call the COA
Monday, September 18, 1pm
FREE - “IDENTITY THEFT AND FRAUD PREVENTION” PRESENTATION
Robin Putnam, Research and Special Projects Manager from the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation, of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, will present on identity theft and fraud prevention. The presentation will include information about their office and what they do. It will also cover how to spot and avoid scams, how to prevent identity theft, as well as offer resources to help consumers. Please consider joining us for a gourmet lunch in the COA Café at 12pm, before the presentation. Tickets for lunch are $7. Please see lunch details below. Space is limited. Reservations are required for both the presentation and the lunch. Call the COA at 508-945-5190. Transportation is available.
Thursdays, September 21st – October 26th, 1pm – 2:30pm (1 series – 6 meetings)
FREE - “TED TALKS” – BACK BY POPULAR REQUEST….
The Chatham COA is again offering a series of 6 sessions in which short, powerful, entertaining and fascinating videos called “TED Talks” will be presented. These talks are by some of the world’s most knowledgeable and inspired thinkers, and cover a wide range of topics which are of interest to the information seeking and “curious souls”. Each short video will be followed by a group discussion, facilitated by Elsa Bastone, Ph.D., on the subjects and ideas presented. Some of our past presentations have covered subjects including creativity, happiness and responsibility, and other topics concerning human nature. They are well presented, informative, and entertaining. We will all have a grand time learning. The series will be held at the COA on Thursdays: September 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26 from 1-2:30pm. Space is limited. Reservations required. Transportation is available. Call the COA at 508-945-5190.
Monday, September 25th at 10:30am
FREE - “HEALTH CARE PLAN OPTIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH MEDICARE” PRESENTATION
If you’re already enrolled in Medicare, you may be wondering if you chose the right options. We understand that Medicare can be confusing. This seminar explains your health insurance options, including the rules for Medicare, so you can be confident you’ve made the right choices. This seminar is a presentation and discussion led by a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts representative. It typically includes: Explanation of Medicare Parts A, B, and C, Medicare enrollment timeline, Medigap plans that help supplement Medicare coverage, Medicare Advantage plans, such as HMO’s and PPO’s, and Medicare Part D Prescription drug plans. Consider joining us for a gourmet lunch in the COA CAFÉ afterward. Tickets for Lunch are $7. Please see lunch details below. Space is limited. Reservations required for the presentation and the lunch. Transportation is available. Call the COA at 508-945-5190.
Monday September 25, 1pm
MOVIE MONDAY at the COA CINEMA, FREE!
“THE MEDDLER” With a new iPhone, an apartment near the Grove, and a comfortable bank account left to her by her beloved late husband, Marnie Minervini has happily relocated from New Jersey to Los Angeles to be near her daughter Lori, a successful (but still single) screenwriter, and smother her with motherly love. But when the dozens of texts, unexpected visits, and conversations dominated by unsolicited advice force Lori to draw strict personal boundaries, Marnie finds ways to channel her eternal optimism and forceful generosity to change the lives of others – as well as her own – and find a new purpose in life. Starring: Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne, J.K. Simmons, Jerrod Carmichael. Call the COA for reservations at 508-945-5190. Transportation is available.
Gourmet Café Lunch – Mondays, 12pm – Menu
INCLUDES BREAD BASKET, ENTRÉE, BEVERAGE & DESSERT
SPACE IS LIMITED. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. CALL THE COA AT 508-945-5190 TRANSPORTATION IS AVAILABLE.
September 11th: Lunch & A Show - $9: Ginger Sesame Salmon with a Lime Curry Sauce and
Thai Noodle Salad; for dessert, Key Lime Pie
September 18th: Chicken Picatta with an Orzo, Tomato and Spinach Salad; for dessert, Caramel Ice Cream Sundae
September 25th: Mediterranean Turkey Burger with a Moroccan Quinoa Salad; for dessert, Sorbet and Cookies
Reservations for Lunch and Programs can be made at the COA office or by calling 508-945-5190.
SOUPER MONDAYS! SOUP TO GO
$4/PINT IS AVAILABLE ON MONDAY AND THROUGH THE WEEK WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.
September 11th : Coconut Curry Sweet Potato
September 18th: White Bean, Tomato and Greens Stew
September 25th: Butternut Squash Bisque