September Events at Chatham Council on Aging

A little something for everyone...

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!


FREE Blood Pressure Clinic

Thursdays, September 12th, 19th, 26th   from 9:00am - 10am

(Please note there will be No Blood Pressure Clinic on Sept. 5th)

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


Monday, September 2nd – Labor Day Holiday – COA Closed


FREE Fall Risk Screenings

Thursday, September 5th 11:00 - 12:00

Have you noticed that your balance isn’t as good as it used to be?   Are you afraid of falling?

Sign up to reserve a 10-minute screening appointment at Chatham COA. Completely FREE!  Conducted by a Registered Physical Therapist, through the VNA of Cape Cod. Learn how you can improve your balance and ways to stay FALL-FREE!  Call the COA at 508-945-5190 to Reserve Your Appointment.



Monday September 9th at Noon

On the Chef’s Menu:  Classic Cobb Salad with Chicken, Avocado and Bacon with a Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing, and Brownie Sundae for dessert. Lunch tickets are $7. Why not consider Joining us for the Free Movie after the luncheon? See below for details. Reservations are required for either the presentation, or the movie. Call the COA 508-945-5190.



COA CINEMA: “Rocketman” Rated R, Running time 121 min.

Monday, September 9th, at 1:00pm

His music inspires you, his life will surprise you. Rocketman is a one-of-a-kind musical celebration set to Elton John’s most beloved songs. Discover how a shy, small-town boy becomes one of the most iconic figures in rock & roll. Featuring an all-star cast, this truly spectacular and utterly electrifying ride is filled with show-stopping musical performances and is “unlike anything you’ve ever seen". Rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America for Drug Use/Content, Language, and Sexuality. Starring: Taron  EgertonJamie Bell and Richard Madden. Reservations are required. Transportation is available. Call the Chatham COA at 508-945-5190 for reservations.


COA Daytrip DestinationLet’s Go to the Beach! ~ Harding's Beach & Picnic Lunch

Wednesday, September 11th

September is still a beautiful month to go to the beach on Cape Cod, and arguably a perfect time to enjoy what the shore has to offer, as the bulk of summer vacationers head home, we can take this opportunity to relax.  Come with us to enjoy a morning of salt air breezes and sunshine warmth as we set up on Harding's Beach. We will have a canopy set up for those that want to take a break from the sunshine, but please bring your own chairs and blankets, sunscreen, hats, even consider a light weight long sleeved sweatshirt, depending on the temperature that day. The Beach is not lifeguarded at this time of the year, so swimming would be at your own risk.  You are welcome to pack your own lunch, but we are also offering an opportunity for participants to purchase a boxed lunch in advance.  The Bus will depart the COA at 9:30am.  Transportation is FREE. Boxed Lunches need to be reserved advance, through our office, and are at the diner’s cost.  Reservations for the trip, or lunch are required.  (Rain Date September 25th). Call the COA at 508-945-5190 for more information, and to reserve your spot





FREE ~ Yoga for Grief Care at the COA...

 Wednesday September 11th, at 1pm

Come join Peggy Wilbur, LICSW, Social Work and Bereavement Counselor from Broad Reach

Hospice, the 2nd Wednesday of the Month, starting, from 1-2pm, and release the emotions associated with grief and loss of any type. What is Yoga for Grief Care? 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. Reservations are required.  Space is Limited. Call the COA for more information at 508-945-5190.


September Birthdays Celebration

Wednesday September 11th, 2pm

If you were born in the month of September and reside in Chatham, please join us at the COA for our Birthdays celebration. Guests are encouraged. Reservations are required. Transportation is available. Call 508-945-5190 to register.



Monday September 16th at Noon

On the Chef’s Menu:  Ginger Sesame Salmon with a Lime Curry Sauce and Thai Noodle Salad, and Key Lime Pie for dessert.  Lunch tickets are $7. Why not consider Joining us for the Free Older Adult Wellness Expo before the Luncheon? See below for details. Reservations for the lunch. Call the COA 508-945-5190.


Older Adult Wellness Expo at the Chatham COA

Monday, September 16th, 10- 12 noon

Sponsored by Chatham Senior Center and VNA of Cape Cod. Refreshments provided by Friends of Chatham COA.  WALK-IN 10-12:  ~ SWIFT 911 Chatham Emergency Notification System Registration

            (please bring your cell phone and password if you have one). ~· VNA OF CAPE COD RESOURCE TABLE. 


INFO SESSIONS AT 10 AM & 11 AM  ~  Walk-ins Welcome:

· Chair Yoga and Fit, Fun & Fall Free ~ Demonstrations and resources for what you can do when home alone. According to the National Council on Aging, falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for people aged 65+.


· “Mental Health 101” ~ For you and your loved ones, with Bri Smith of Outer Cape Health        Services. Bri will review signs and symptoms of depression, anxiety, etc., answer your questions and offer resources for those seeking more information.


· Winter Safety and Emergency Preparedness Planning ~ With Chatham Police and Fire        Departments. Learn about programs available in the community:  Reassurance, Disability         Indicator & Special Assistance Programs; Knox (lock) Boxes; Community Risk Reduction, common-sense safety tips for you, your neighbors and loved ones.


· “Yak it up with a Friend” ~ Join Melanie Parrish for a tutorial on how to use FaceTime, Skype and other Social Media to stay connected to friends and loved ones.  Please bring your iPad and/or iPhone and know your password!   Transportation is available; call the COA at 508-945-5190 for more information.









Sight Loss Support Group

Tuesday, September 17th, 10:30am – 12noon

FREE Sight Loss Support Group at The Chatham COA Starting September 17, 2019 and meeting the third Tuesday of the month thereafter, Sight Loss Services, Inc of the Cape and Islands and the Chatham Council on Aging will be holding monthly support groups from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon at the Chatham COA.  These support groups will sponsor speakers and programs to encourage the exchange of coping skills and problem-solving strategies in order to foster confidence in maintaining an      independent and productive lifestyle.  Each month a different speaker will provide information on topics pertinent to vision loss or on topics that affect our daily living.  We also will let you know about Sight Loss Services Home Independence program.  Free transportation is available.  Please call the Chatham COA to register 508-945-5190 and to make transportation reservations.  Please call Sight Loss Services with any questions 508-394-3904.  We hope to meet you in September!


Free Presentation at the Eldredge Public Library: An Insider's View of Family Caregiving

Wednesday, September 18th, at 1:30pm

 Dr. Melanie P. Merriman, a healthcare consultant and author of Holding the Net: Caring for My Mother on the Tightrope of Aging, will share her personal story and lead a discussion about how to prepare for the challenges of aging and family caregiving. The presentation will address stages and pathways through aging, where to find help, and the power of cultivating “healthy interdependence.”

Free transportation is available through the Chatham Council on Aging.   Caregivers are welcome to bring their loved ones with dementia. The Alzheimer's Family Support Center of Cape Cod will be providing free respite care by running a dementia group during the program.  To register for the respite program, transportation or both, please call the Chatham COA at 508-945-5190.


COA Daytrip Destination: “Wings of Freedom Tour” – Plymouth Airfield

Followed by Luncheon at East Bay Grille

Thursday, Sept 19th

We will travel to Plymouth Airfield to experience World War II history, at the Wings of Freedom Tour! See the original WWII warbirds up-close and personal with walk through tours of authentically restored interiors of the B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberator and see the B-25 Mitchell, P-51 Mustang, and P-40 Warhawk on the ramp as well. Tours are self-guided. Availability of select aircraft for ground viewing is subject to change based on weather and maintenance circumstances. After the Tour, we will head the Historic Plymouth Waterfront for a luncheon at the East Bay Grille. East Bay Grille is Located on Plymouth’s Town Wharf and offers signature New England dining with water views. From fresh seafood, pastas and choice cut steaks, to salads, sandwiches and savory chowders; their menu strikes the perfect balance between classic and contemporary dishes to satisfy every palate. Admission to the tour is $15. World War II veterans are FREE.  The Bus will depart the COA at 9:30am. Transportation is FREE. Luncheon is at the cost of the diner. Reservations are required. Call the COA at 508-945-5190.


COA GOURMET CAFÉ: Gourmet Luncheon & Show ~ “So Young!”

Featuring Musician & Entertainer, Glen Starner Tate

Monday September 23rd at Noon

Chatham Senior Center celebrates National Senior Center Month and welcomes back Glenn Starner - Tate for a Luncheon and Musical Show celebrating -- YOU!  Glenn Starner-Tate will “tickle the ivories”, serenading you with much-loved all-time favorites!  Glenn is a musical director and performance pianist for productions at several local theaters and is donating his time and talents for this performance. On the menu: Chicken Picatta with an Herbed Orzo Pilaf and Caprese Salad over Arugula, and Almond Pound Cake topped with Stewed Cherries.  Tickets are $7. Reservations are required. Transportation is available. Call the Chatham COA 508-945-5190.






“DIY” - Do-it-Yourself Workshop at the COA: Project - Tile Trivets

Tuesday, September 24th at 10:30am

Join us for this workshop, and you will see how simple it is to turn tile pieces into a useful and decorative kitchen trivet, in a few easy steps.  We will use a variety of craft papers, and tile pieces to create this project. Tiles will be kept at the COA to dry and can be picked up in a couple days.  All materials will be provided by the COA. Participants are asked to contribute $3 toward the cost of the project materials.  Reservations are required. Transportation is available. Call the COA at 508-945-5190.


FREE Chatham COA Presentation:  Have You Done Your Swedish Death Cleaning?

Guest Speaker ~ Julie Brooks, Certified Professional Organizer® 

Monday September 30th, at 11:00am

According to the bestselling book The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning, we all have an obligation to clear away our own life's clutter so our survivors don't have to. This is easier said than done!  Get advice, motivation, and a compassionate reality check from Julie Brooks, Certified Professional Organizer ® and owner of Peaceful Place Home and Office Organizers, based in Brewster.   

She will outline the book and break down overwhelming projects (like clearing out a basement) into manageable tasks.  You will get practical knowledge on how to   tackle that space full of stuff.   Julie and her team have helped many people with their own Swedish Death Cleaning and will share inside knowledge on what's worth money, what can be donated, and how to dispose of the rest using local                resources.  There will be ample time for questions, there will be many laughs, and most importantly, you will leave with the desire to stop procrastinating and take care of your own Swedish Death Cleaning now!  Reservations are required. Transportation is available.  Call the COA at 508-945-5190. Consider Joining Us for Luncheon after the Presentation. See below for details.



Monday September 30th at Noon

On the menu: Mediterranean Seasoned Turkey topped with Salsa Verde served with a Moroccan Quinoa Salad, and Sorbet and Cookies for dessert. Consider Joining us for a Free Presentation before lunch, see details above, or the Free Movie after lunch, or both!



COA CINEMA: “Bohemian Rhapsody” Rated PG-13, Running time 134 min.

Monday, September 30th, at 1:00pm

This is a biographical drama about Freddie Mercury, the lead singer of the British rock band Queen. It follows the singer's life from the formation of the band up to their 1985 Live Aid performance at the original Wembley Stadium. It was directed by Bryan Singer,  and produced by Graham King and Queen manager Jim Beach. It stars Rami Malek as Mercury, with Lucy BoyntonGwilym LeeBen HardyJoe Mazzello, and Mike Myers in supporting roles. Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor served as consultants. Reservations are required for movies. Transportation is available. Call the COA at 508-945-5190.


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



September 2nd

COA Closed for Labor Day Holiday - No Lunch


September 9th

Classic Cobb Salad with Chicken, Avocado and Bacon with a Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing,

 and Brownie Sundae


September 16th

Ginger Sesame Salmon with a Lime Curry Sauce and Thai Noodle Salad, and Key Lime Pie


September 23rd ~ Lunch & Show: “So Young!”

featuring Musician & Entertainer ~ Glenn Starner - Tate

Chicken Picatta with an Herbed Orzo Pilaf and Caprese Salad over Arugula, and Almond Pound Cake topped with Stewed Cherries


September 30th

Mediterranean Seasoned Turkey topped with Salsa Verde

served with a Moroccan Quinoa Salad, and Sorbet and Cookies


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.


September 2nd

No Soup


 September 9th

Butternut Squash


 September 16th

Coconut Curry Sweet Potato


September 23rd

White Bean, Tomato and

Greens Stew


September 30th

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