January Events at Chatham Council on Aging

A little something for everyone...

January 2019 Events


Mondays & Fridays, 9:30am

Do You like to Play Scrabble?... Come join the COA scrabble group and play with us! We are always looking for new participants. We meet on Mondays and Fridays at 9:30am, here at the COA.  Join the fun!


Fridays, Through January:


Back by popular demand, the COA bus will be offering trips to Shaws in Harwich on Fridays through January. Shopping transportation is by reservation, preferably 48 hours in advance.  When you call to make your reservation, you will have a choice of the following: 830am Shaws, 9:30am Stop & Shop; 10:30am Stop & Shop; or 1:30pm Shaw’s. Once dropped off, shoppers will have approximately one hour to complete their shopping before the return trip to Chatham.  For more information, to register for the COA’s Transportation Program, and to make your shopping reservations please call 508-945-5190


Thursdays, January 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th,31st   9:00am - 10am

FREE Blood Pressure Clinic

Transportation is available. Call the COA at 508-945-5190 for more information


Monday, January 7th, at 12pm

COA Gourmet Café -Gourmet Lunch

Join us for a delicious lunch of: Meatloaf (Turkey), Mashed Cauliflower and Potato,

 Garden Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette, and Brownie Sundae for dessert. Tickets for Lunch are $7. Reservations are Required. Transportation is available.  Call the COA 508-945-5190.


Monday, January 7th, at 1pm

FREE MOVIE at the COA CINEMA: “It’s Complicated” Rated R, running time: 120 Min.

Two-time Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin star in this hilarious look at marriage, divorce and everything in between. Jane (Streep) has three grown kids, a thriving Santa Barbara bakery and an amicable relationship with her ex-husband, Jake (Baldwin). Now, a decade after their divorce, an innocent dinner between Jane and Jake turns into the unimaginable - an affair. Caught in the middle of their rekindled romance are Jake’s young wife and Adam (Martin), a recently divorced architect who starts to fall for Jane. Could love be sweeter the second time around? It’s… complicated! From writer/director Nancy Meyers comes the comedy that critics call "laugh-out-loud funny" (Rex Reed, The New York Observer). Call the COA for reservations and transportation at 508-945-5190.


TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chatham Chapter 409 at Chatham Senior Center

Tuesdays, 2:30pm – 3:45 pm 

 Are you ready to stop dieting and start making real changes?  Please join us at TOPS Chatham Chapter 409, on Tuesdays, and start your journey now. Your first visit to the chapter is free. TOPS can help you reach your weight-loss goals by providing you with the tools, information, support, and accountability you need to be successful. This has been a winning formula for TOPS members for nearly 70 years. At TOPS Chatham Chapter 409 we can offer support through each stage of your journey, including after you reach your goal weight, and help you appreciate who you are on the inside and the outside right now.  We are a friendly and caring support group, we share recipes, products that work, encouragement, motivation and laughter.  For more information, please contact TOPS 409 Chapter Leader, Nancy Petrus at: [email protected] or at 508-255-0172.




Tuesday January 8th: 10am – 11:30am

FREE Podcast Club, Led by Regina McDowell

A podcast is talk radio, but on demand. It's a series of audio episodes focused on a topic or theme that you can subscribe to and listen to whenever you want. Today, podcasts tend to be completely original content. By listening to a podcast, you use your brain in a new way, expand memory, practice empathy, and hone your discussion skills-- and you learn a great amount of interesting stuff, and laugh a lot! Our podcast Club allow us to sample many subjects, many ideas, many personalities, and hear some great stories! Come with your snack or beverage, relax in a comfy chair, and join the group.  We will create notes and follow up on how to access your favorite shows. The Podcast Club meets in the COA Library, the second Tuesday of the month. Reservations are encouraged; but drop–ins are welcome. Transportation is available. Call the COA at 508-945-5190 for more information


Wednesday, January 9th, 2pm

December & January Birthdays Celebration

If you were born in the month of December or January and reside in Chatham, we hope you will join us at the COA for our monthly Birthday celebration. Guests are encouraged.  Reservations are required. Transportation is available. Call 508-945-5190 to register.


Monday, January 14th: 12pm COA Gourmet Café - Gourmet Lunch and FREE

Presentation: “Protect Yourself from Medicare Fraud”

On the menu is: Ginger Sesame Salmon with Lo Mein, Green Salad with a Lemon Ginger Vinaigrette, and Key Lime Pie for dessert. Tickets for Lunch are $7. Presentation is Free.

Tom Clarke, a representative of the Massachusetts Senior Medicare Patrol (MA SMP) Program, will be presenting information on how to prevent, detect, and report healthcare errors, fraud and abuse. We all can have an active role in protecting Medicare for ourselves and future generations. This free information workshop will provide you with the tools to become a more informed and engaged health care consumer, including information about the new Medicare card numbers.   Reservations are required for both the presentation and lunch.  Transportation is available.

 Call the COA 508-945-5190.


Wednesdays, January 16th through February 20th ~ 1:30pm to 2:30pm

FREE Mythology Series: Joseph Campbell's "The Power of Myth" ~ Led by Elsa Bastone, Ph.D.

A Series of 6 classes on Joseph Campbell's The Power of Myth", will be offered at the Chatham COA. These sessions will examine, evaluate, and discuss the ideas presented by Joseph Campbell, the ancient myths, and their relevance, or not, to our lives today.  Prerequisite:  Reading the chapters of the book - OR - viewing the corresponding videos - OR - listening to the corresponding CDs of each day's discussion. These are all available at local libraries and in the CLAMS system (clamsnet.org, search Joseph Campbell).  FREE. Registration is required.  Space is limited. Transportation available. Call the COA at 508-945-5190


Monday, January 21st:

Martin Luther King Day – COA Closed


Wednesday, January 23rd, 12:30pm

DAYTRIP DESTINATION: It’s A “Foodies” Tour! -  Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory Tour, followed by Luncheon at Pain D’ Avignon Bread Factory & Café - Boulangerie

 We will visit the famous Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory in Hyannis, for a tour to see just how they get those chips to taste so yummy!   After the Tour and a trip to their gift shop, we will travel over to Pain D’ Avignon Café - Boulangerie for lunch.  At Pain D’ Avignon, their bakers have been making tasty and beautiful artisan breads and pastries since 1992, using Old World Traditions. Their high- quality breads are the center of the dining experience; and their restaurant provides a view into their kitchen where their artisans are busy making their creations. The Café serves a delicious selection of lunch menu items. The bus departs the COA at 10:30am, with an estimated arrival back to the COA around 2:00pm. Tour and Transportation is FREE. Luncheon is at the cost

of the diner.  Reservations are required. Call the COA at 508-945-5190.


Artful Aging Art Journaling Class

Tuesdays, January 22nd, 29th, & February 5th, 12th at 10:45am-12:30pm;

Final Presentation on February 25th, at 1:00pm

Come participate in our latest Free Artfully Aging Art Journaling Class.  Using a variety of art mediums, you can reduce stress, and add quality years to your life. No prior art experience is needed! Classes are led by Gail Tilton, local artist. Give yourself a wellness gift in the new year! This class is free for participants; and is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Chatham Council on Aging. Reservations are required. Transportation is available. Call the COA at 508-945-5190


Monday, January 28th: 12pm

COA Gourmet Café Luncheon and Concert featuring vocal artist Candida Rose

On the Menu for Luncheon is: Chicken Parmesan with Baked Ziti, Caesar Salad, and Angel Food Cake with Berry Sauce for dessert. Candida Rose captivates her audiences with the with a uniquely compelling voice that combines the overtones and undertones of jazz, rhythm and blues, and gospel with just the right touch of international spice. She developed her broad repertoire from over 20 years of experience singing with local and nationally known jazz, R & B, and funk bands and individual artists. She has performed for several Inaugurations for the Mayors of New Bedford; and at several events for former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. Candida currently travels the South Coast region of Massachusetts and various areas of Rhode Island singing for Senior Centers and other groups, where she performs much loved standards. Tickets for Lunch and show are $9. Reservations are a must. Transportation is available. Call the COA 508-945-5190.


Mondays and Wednesdays 8:30am - 2:30pm February 4th - April 10th

AARP Foundation Tax Preparation

AARP Foundation Tax preparation is available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 60+ ensuring they receive applicable tax credits and deductions. AARP Foundation Tax Aide is offered in cooperation with the IRS. Chatham seniors will be served at the AARP regional site at the Chatham Community Center, appointments are now available. Transportation available. Stop by the CHATHAM COA to make an appointment and receive your Intake Packet. Call 508-945-5190 for more information.


Gourmet Café Lunch – Mondays, 12pm – Menu



January 7th

Meatloaf (Turkey), Mashed Cauliflower and Potato, Garden Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette, and Brownie Sundae for dessert.


January 14th 

Ginger Sesame Salmon with Lo Mein, Green Salad with a Lemon Ginger Vinaigrette,

 and Key Lime Pie for dessert.


January 21st

No Lunch - Martin Luther King Day


January 28th

Chicken Parmesan with Baked Ziti, Caesar Salad, and Angel Food Cake with Berry

Sauce for dessert.




Available through the week, or while supplies last.  Heat and enjoy at home, or stock up your freezer!  Please see the COA receptionist for assistance.


January 7th

Tuscan Turkey


January 14th

White Bean and Escarole


January 21st

No Soup – COA closed – Martin Luther King Day


January 28th

Coconut Curry Sweet Potato

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