Chatham Council on Aging
193 Stony Hill Road
Chatham, MA 02633
November 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!
Now at the Chatham COA …FREE Zumba Gold
Wednesdays and Fridays, 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Zumba® Gold takes the Latin and international dance rhythms used in the original Zumba and adapts them for active older adults or beginners! The design of the class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba®
choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination. Come ready to sweat and prepare to leave empowered and feeling strong! To participate, you must have a Liability Release form on file and your Medical Release form must be updated annually. Sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield and Tivity Health through December 2019.Space is limited, call the COA to register at 508-945-5190.
FREE Blood Pressure Clinic
Thursdays, from 9:00am - 10am
Transportation is available. Call the COA at 508-945-5190 for more information.
Chatham COA Open Enrollment Presentation
Monday, November 4th, 10:30am
Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late! Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period is October 15 – December 7
This is a Medicare Overview and Open Enrollment Presentation at the Chatham COA given by presenter: Tracey Benson, SHINE Representative. This presentation is for Medicare Beneficiaries, family members, caregivers, caseworkers and representatives. Medicare Advantage (Part C)
and Prescription (Part D) plans change every year! A quick review of your plans could save you money! Reservations are required. Transportation is available. Please call the Chatham COA at
COA GOURMET CAFÉ
Monday, November 4th, at 12pm
Veterans’ Luncheon at the Chatham COA with Special Guest Speaker: MSgt. Debra Halsey, USAF, 102 Intelligence Wing, Otis Air National Guard Base
The Chatham COA will be honoring our veterans and military spouses this Veterans’ Day with a free lunch for veterans and/or military spouses who are Chatham residents aged 60 or older. This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy an afternoon of socialization with fellow Veterans, and our special guest speaker from Otis Air Force Base, MSgt, Debra Halsey. On the menu: Cornbread and Apple Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Onion-Cranberry Glaze, Herbed Mashed Potato and Cauliflower Puree, Spinach Salad with Cranberries and Walnuts, and Pumpkin Pie for dessert. Reservations are required by: November 1st, at 2pm. Call the COA at 508-945-5190. Transportation is available.
COA Cinema – FREE Movie Mondays – “Taking Chance”, Rated PG, running time: 78 min.
Monday, November 4th, 1pm
The remarkable true story of one soldier's death in battle, another soldier's journey of discovery and a nation's reverence and gratitude toward its war dead. After hearing of the heroic death of a young Marine in Iraq, veteran officer Lt. Colonel Michael Strobl volunteers to escort the remains of Lance Corporal Chance Phelps back to his hometown in Wyoming. Starring Kevin Bacon. Running time 78 minutes. Reservations are required. Call the COA 508-945-5190.
Tuesdays, November 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th 10am - Noon
NEW! – Quilter’s Group
Calling All Quilters! - New at the Chatham COA: Tuesday Quilters Group
Beginning Tuesday, October 15th, 10 am – Noon, Come join our new weekly group! All levels of skill are welcome. Bring your projects in process or start a new one! Socialize & share stories, quilting tips and ideas. Call the COA to register at 508-945-5190.
Fall Cooking Classes at the COA with Chef Heather Bailey
Wednesday November 6th & Wednesday November 20th, 10am - Noon
Join us for Cooking Classes! Following the lesson, the group will share the prepared lunch. Wednesday October 9th: Cooking for One.
Adjusting to cooking for one can be a challenge. This class focuses on keen menu planning and using up perishable foods you have in a variety of simple and healthful preparations. Wednesday October 23rd: Tackling Inflammation. Do you live with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Asthma or Diabetes? These conditions and others can find a root cause in inflammation. Learn what diet changes you can make to conquer inflammation. $4 per participant, per class. Payable at the COA Front Desk. Space is limited. Reservations are required. Transportation is available. Call the COA at 508-945-5190.
Monday, November 11th – Veterans Day Holiday – COA Closed
November Birthdays Celebration
Wednesday October 13th, 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.
COA Daytrip Destination: Colony Place Shops & Lunch
Wednesday, November 13th, 8:30am
Join us for some holiday fun and get your holiday gifts and goodies purchased! Transportation is FREE! We will travel to Colony Place Shops at Plymouth, which has a variety of shops and larger stores offering a wide selection and pricing. Colony Place has several different dining options to choose from for lunch, such as: sandwich shops, cafes, and restaurants. Lunch is at the cost of the diner. Transportation is FREE. We will periodically stop near predetermined location stops; however, participants should plan for a significant amount of walking on this trip. The bus departs the COA at 8:30am, with an estimated arrival back to the COA at 3:00pm. Reservations are required. Call the COA at 508-945-5190.
COA GOURMET CAFÉ ~ $7
Monday, November 18th, at Noon
On the Menu: Lemony Cod Picatta over Pasta, served with Caesar Salad and Garlic Bread, and Apple Crisp for dessert. Consider joining us for a Free Presentation after lunch, from Larry Dapsis, the “Tick King of Cape Cod” - Barnstable County Entomologist. Learn what you can do to protect yourself from acquiring tick-bourne illnesses. Call the Chatham COA at 508-945-5190, to reserve your spot for either the lunch or the presentation, or both.
FREE Presentation: Larry Dapsis, Entomologist: “Deer Ticks Are All-Year-Round…
Don’t let one bite change your life”
Monday November 18th, at 1pm
Tick-Borne Diseases are completely preventable…come learn how. Barnstable County has the fourth highest incidence rate of Lyme in Massachusetts. Other diseases like Babesiosis, Anaplasmosis, Relapsing Powassan virus can each be serious as well. The “Tick King of Cape Cod”, Entomologist, Larry Dapsis from Barnstable County Cooperative Extension, will share his knowledge with you so you can protect yourself and your family. The presentation is FREE. Reservations are required. Consider joining us for lunch beforehand. See the details above. Call the COA at 508-945-5190.
FREE Memory Screenings
Tuesday, November 19th, (by appointment), 10am -12 noon
November is National Memory Screening Month. Free, 30-minute, confidential Memory Screens will be administered by the Alzheimer's Family Support Center of Cape Cod at the Chatham Council on Aging on Tuesday, November 19th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Memory Screens can help to identify possible causes of memory loss and you will receive information on actions that can be taken if there is reason for concern. Transportation is available. Please call the Chatham Council on Aging at 508-945-5190, for more information.
Sight Loss Support Group
Tuesday, November 19th, 10:30am – 12noon
FREE Sight Loss Support Group at The Chatham COA, 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.
November “DIY” (Do-It-Yourself) at the COA: Handcrafted Holiday Card Making Class!
Tuesday, November 19th at 1pm - 2:30pm
Join us to create beautiful handcrafted Holiday Cards to send to your friends and loved ones in our “DIY” Card-Making Class, led by Jill James. No experience is necessary! A Variety of Holiday-Inspired Materials will be provided. Participants are to contribute $5 towards the materials cost.
Registration is required. Call the COA at 508-945-5190.
Chatham Rotary Thanksgiving Luncheon for Chatham Seniors at the Wild Goose
Thursday, November 21st, 11:30am
Please join us at this community luncheon for Chatham Seniors who will enjoy the company of Rotarians and students at each table! Join us at The Wild Goose Tavern, Chatham Wayside Inn. On the menu will be Traditional Turkey Dinner, with all the trimmings and dessert. All guests are asked to arrive 11:30am, and lunch is served at Noon. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Chatham. First come, first served. Space is limited, and reservations are required by November 13th. Transportation can be provided. Call the COA at 508-945-5190.
COA GOURMET CAFÉ:
Monday November 25th, 12pm
Beef Stew with Autumn Vegetables, Mixed Green Salad with Pears and Cranberries and a homemade Blue Cheese Dressing, and Spice Cake with a Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting for dessert. Tickets are $7. Reservations are required. Transportation is available. Call the COA at 508-945-5190.
COA Cinema – FREE Movie Mondays – “Edie”, running time: 97 min.
Monday, November 25th, 1pm
83-year-old Edie believes that it is never too late - packing an old camping bag, leaving her life behind and embarking on an adventure she never got to have - climbing the imposing Mount Suilven in Scotland. She leaves in the hopes of recapturing the magic from her youth, but what she discovers is much more than that. Starring: Sheila Hancock, and Kevin Guthrie. This film contains infrequent strong language, and is rated suitable for 12 and over, by the Irish Film Classification Office. Reservations are required. Call the COA 508-945-5190.
Gourmet Café Lunch – Mondays, 12pm Eat in or take to go
INCLUDES BREAD BASKET, ENTRÉE, BEVERAGE & DESSERT; SPACE IS LIMITED. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. CALL THE COA AT 508-945-5190. TRANSPORTATION IS AVAILABLE.
November 4th - Veterans FREE Luncheon
Special Guest Speaker: MSgt. Debra Halsey, USAF, 102 Intelligence Wing, Otis Air National Guard Base
Cornbread and Apple Stuffed Chicken Breasts with a Onion-Cranberry Glaze served with Herbed Mashed Potato and Cauliflower Puree, and Spinach Salad with Cranberries and Walnuts, and
Pumpkin Pie for dessert.
Veteran’s Day - COA Closed
November 18th ~ $7
Lemony Cod Picatta over Pasta served with Caesar Salad and Garlic Bread, and Apple Crisp for dessert.
November 25th ~ $7
Beef Stew with Autumn Vegetables, Mixed Green Salad with Pears and Cranberries and a homemade Blue Cheese Dressing, and Spice Cake with a Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting for dessert
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.
Veteran’s Day - No Soup
Sweet Potato and Apple Bisque