May Events at Chatham Council on Aging

A little something for everyone...

Chatham Council on Aging

193 Stony Hill Road

Chatham, MA 02633



May 2019 Events


Scrabble:  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!


Bridge:  Thursdays, 12:30pm

Do You Like to Play Bridge? Come join the COA Bridge group and play with us! We are always looking for new participants. We meet on Thursdays at 12:30pm, here at the COA.  Join the fun!


FREE Blood Pressure Clinic

Thursdays, May 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th from 9:00am - 10am

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


FREE MOVIE at the COA CINEMA: “The Wife” (Rated R, running time 99 min.)

Monday, May 6th, at 1:00pm

An aging wife and mother undergoes a late-life crisis in the wake of her husband's Nobel Prize for Literature. Burdened by evidence of her husband's infidelities and her own unrealized literary ambitions, she refuses to play the role of a self-effacing and supportive wife any longer. Rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America for Language, Sexuality. Starring: Glenn Close, Annie Starke, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater, Max Irons, Karin Franz Körlof, Elizabeth McGovern, Elaine Mozell, and Alix Wilton Regan.


Friends of Chatham Council on Aging Annual Meeting

May 7, 2019 at 11:00am

The public is welcome and refreshments will be served!  The Friends of the Chatham Council on Aging is a private 501(3)c, non profit, tax exempt organization which supports the programs and services of the COA for the benefit of Chatham seniors and caregivers.


FREE ~ Grief Yoga Class

2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the Month: May 8th & May 22nd, at 1pm

What is Grief Yoga?  This program uses yoga, movement, breath and sound to release pain and suffering. Grief Yoga combines many forms of yoga, movement, and breath techniques to help students process grief and use it as fuel for healing. This practice is not as much about physical flexibility as it is about emotional release.  Students become aware of the present moment and where they hold struggle or pain in the body and mind. This compassionate space helps express and release struggles through movement, breath and sound in exercises and flowing meditations. In this way, students may let go of pain and reconnect to love and the gift of life. Come join Peggy Wilbur, LICSW, Social Work and Bereavement Counselor from Broad Reach Hospice and release the emotions associated with grief and loss of any type. Reservations are required. Space is Limited. Call the COA for more information at 508-945-5190.


May Birthdays Celebration

Wednesday May 8th, 2pm

If you were born in the month of May 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.



Mother’s Day Luncheon & Show Featuring Entertainment by Glenn Starner-Tate

Monday, May 13th at Noon

Join us for a Luncheon and Show in honor of Mother’s Day. Local performer and pianist, Glenn Starner-Tate will be “tickling the ivories” for us. Glenn has generously donated his time and talents for this special performance at the COA. Reservations are required. Transportation is available. Tickets are $7. All guests who are mothers, will be treated to a reduced price of $5. Mothers will also receive a special token gift of appreciation from the COA.  On the menu for lunch:

Roasted Cod with Mango Cucumber Salsa over Greens, with an Avocado Green Goddess dressing, and Key Lime Pie for dessert.


Classes at the COA Colin Campbell Computer School: iPad Level 2

Tuesday, May 14th, 10:00 am - Noon

Previous experience or beginner class required.  Learn about Contacts, Calendar, Find iPhone, Maps, Camera, Photos, Music, Podcasts, YouTube, Exercise, Health, Emergency, Files, Cost to Participant $20, Registration required.


Free COA Presentation: English Gardens Featuring Sharon Oudemool, Barnstable County Master Gardener

Monday May 20th, at 1pm

Master Gardeners are adults of all ages who love gardening, have previous gardening experience, and come from all walks of life. They are willing to learn about horticulture and share that research-based information with others! Sharon is a lifetime Master Gardener and currently vice-president of the organization. She has been a garden traveler for many years, and loves to share what she has seen from various parts of the world. This presentation will combine scenes from separate trips to England, and will be looking at gardens through time, as styles and ideas have changed. Gardens that exhibit standard features such as: ponds, paths, perennials, shrubs, stately homes and smaller cottages. Well-known, as well as, lesser known, but just as beautiful, places will be discussed. Come learn about English Garden traditions with Sharon. The Presentation is FREE. On the menu for lunch is:  Pesto Crusted Chicken with Orzo, Tomato and Spinach Salad, Garlic Bread, and Strawberry Shortcake for dessert. Tickets are $7. Reservations are required.


Senior Tax Work-Off Program - Information and Enrollment Session

Tuesday, May 21st at 1pm at the COA

Year Eight of the program will run through FY 2020, July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020.  To Enroll you must present a valid ID.  If your property is held in Trust, you must provide a copy of the Trust showing you as Trustee for the property.  You must provide a copy of the current tax bill showing you as the taxpayer on the property. To register, or for more information, call the COA or visit


COA Daytrip Destination: Market Basket Shopping & Lunch at The Café

Wednesday May 22nd

We will travel to Market Basket in Bourne, for some of the best shopping deals in our area. This is a great opportunity to stock up on staples, or to get ready for the Memorial Day Weekend. The Bus departs the COA at 9:30am. Reservations are required. Transportation is FREE. Lunch at The Café is at the cost of the diner.  Space is limited, so call the COA early to reserve your spot.


Gourmet Café Lunch – Mondays, 12pm Eat in or take to go



May 6th ~ $7 Mediterranean Spiced Turkey with a Cucumber Tzatziki, served with a Moroccan Quinoa Salad, and Caramel Cookie Sundae for dessert

May 13th~$7, ($5 for Mothers) Roasted Cod with Mango Cucumber Salsa over Greens,

with an Avocado Green Goddess dressing, and Key Lime Pie for dessert

May 20th ~ $7 Pesto Crusted Chicken with Orzo, Tomato and Spinach Salad, Garlic Bread, and Strawberry Shortcake for dessert

May 27th~ Memorial Day - COA Closed


Enjoy SOUP TO GO - $4/Pint

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.


May 6th - Tuscan Turkey

May 13th - Caribbean Chicken & Vegetable Stew

May 20th - Butternut Squash

May 27th - COA Closed, No Soup welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on