Chatham Council on Aging
193 Stony Hill Road
Chatham, MA 02633
February 2020 Events
FREE Zumba Gold Exercise Class
Wednesdays at 11:30 am-12:30 pm & and Fridays, 11:45 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 10:30am – 11:30am
Transportation is available. Call the COA at 508-945-5190 for more information.
COA GOURMET CAFÉ
Monday, February 3rd, at 12pm
Beef Stew with Winter Vegetables, Arugula and Roasted Beet Salad, and Spice Cake with Caramel Frosting for dessert. Tickets are $7. Reservations are required. Transportation is available. Call the COA at 508-945-5190.
COA Cinema – FREE Movie Mondays – “The Pursuit of Happyness”, running time 117 min.
Monday, February 3rd, 1pm
Chris Gardner's nearly one-year struggle being homeless. Directed by Gabriele Muccino, the film features Will Smith as Gardner, a homeless salesman. Smith's son Jaden Smith co-stars, making his film debut as Gardner's son, Christopher Jr. The screenplay by Steven Conrad is based on the best-selling memoir of the same name written by Gardner with Quincy Troupe. The film was released on December 25, 2006 by Columbia Pictures. For his performance, Smith was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe for Best Actor. Starring: Will Smith, Thandie Newton and Jaden Smith. Rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association for some strong language. Reservations are required. Transportation is available. Call the COA at 508-945-5190.
Northeastern University Study - PARTICIPANTS NEEDED!
Monday, February 3rd, 2 sessions: 10 am and 1pm at Chatham COA
Researchers at Northeastern University are recruiting participants to join a study examining the independence needs of older adults during emergency evacuations.
¨ An adult 65 years and older, OR
¨ An adult 18 years or older who is a family member or friend of the above, OR
¨ An adult 18 years or older with at least 1 year of experience working as a caregiver of an adult 65 years or older.
¨ Able to read, write, and communicate in English
¨ Have experience with or own smartphones such as iPhone, Samsung, LG, etc are
preferred but not required.
Help us understand things that you might care about, and how you react in an emergency response situation by participating in a 90-minute group discussion to generate design ideas. Participants who complete the study will receive $40! For more information, please contact: 617-373-2740,
Email: [email protected]
COA GOURMET CAFÉ
Monday, February 10th, at “High Noon”
SADDLE UP! - FOR AN OLD-FASHIONED COUNTRY VALENTINES at Chatham COA!
Lunch & Show ~ Featuring Musical Entertainment by: “Country Flavored” Band
Lunch and a Show featuring the musical entertainment of the 4-member band, called “Country Flavored”. The Band plays traditional country music and a mix of popular and folk tunes. The band’s collective experience spans decades, and they most recently performed at the Acushnet COA. The band plays ballads and classic tunes by George Jones, Merle Haggard, Wayland Jennings, Marty Robbins, Hank Williams, and other country artists. The also cover tunes made famous by the Mavericks, Wayne Hancock, and Bruce Springsteen. On the Menu for Lunch: Pulled Pork over Honey Cornbread, Cabbage & Carrot Slaw, Sautéed Collard Greens, Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Mousse Pie for dessert. Tickets are $9. Reservations are required. Transportation is available. Don’t miss the fun, Part’ner, call the COA at 508-945-5190.
COA Daytrip: Lunch with a View, at Canalside Dining
Wednesday, February 12th
Join us for a luncheon outing to Canalside Dining located within the Upper Cape Tech School in Bourne. Enjoy your lunch and the scenery overlooking Cape Cod Canal with your friends. Choice of chicken or fish entrée required with advanced registration by February 3rd. Lunch is at the cost of the diner. Transportation is FREE. The bus departs the Chatham COA at 10:00am. Reservations are required. Space is limited. Call the Chatham COA 508-945-5190.
February Birthdays Celebration
Wednesday, February 12th, 2pm
If you were born in the month of February 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.
Swift 911 Chatham Emergency Notification System ~ Registration Clinic
Friday, February 14th, 9am – 11am, &
2nd Friday of the Month, thereafter
In order to provide reliable and effective communication to residences, the Town of Chatham has implemented “Swiftreach Networks, Inc.” as our emergency notification provider. Swift911 is a high-speed notification system designed to make calls to specific people or areas in the event of an emergency or for sharing important information. The Chatham Emergency Management Agency and other town departments will use this system to notify residence by telephone of important information regarding you and your property. The system can make thousands of calls in a minute to convey vital information. These messages may include information on floods, fires, water emergencies, road closures, missing persons, evacuation orders, weather and other emergencies.
Residents can add additional telephone numbers including a cell phone, and can also receive notification by email, text or pager. The address documented must be in Chatham, but the phone number can be for anywhere. Emergency messages can reach TTY (teletypewriter) phones used by the hearing impaired. Additionally, the system employs a Do Not Call component for those who do not wish to receive the alert. All the calls you receive will have a Caller ID indicating the Town of Chatham. Please visit https://www.chatham-ma.gov/emergency-management/pages/swift-911-chatham-emergency-notification-system to add or update your contact information. You may also remove yourself from the list. If you do not have access to a computer, you may call the Chatham COA at 508-945-5190 to make an appointment for the Swift 911 registration clinic.
Presidents’ Day – Chatham COA Closed
Monday, February 17th
Sight Loss Support Group
Tuesday, February 18th, 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.
COA Gourmet Café
Monday, February 24th, at 12pm
Cod Picatta over Pasta with a Caesar Salad, and Almond Pound Cake with Fruit for dessert. Tickets are $7. Reservations are required. Join us for a FREE Presentation after lunch. See details below. Transportation is available. Call the COA at 508-945-5190.
FREE Presentation at Chatham COA: “Identifying and Avoiding Financial Scams”
Featuring Guest Speakers: Taryn Wilson, Director of Fraud Prevention, Cape Cod 5
Chris St. Aubin, Director of Information Security, Cape Cod 5
Monday, February 24th, at 1pm
Experts from the Cape Cod 5 Bank will be here to help you navigate the everchanging world of cyber-banking and explain how you can recognize and avoid Financial Scams that are directed toward older adults. Learn how to protect yourself and enjoy the online banking processes safely and securely. Join us beforehand for Luncheon. See details above. Reservations are required for either the luncheon or the presentation, or both. Tickets for Luncheon are $7. Transportation is available. Call Chatham COA 508-945-5190.
“DIY” (Do-it-Yourself) Project at the Chatham COA - Terrarium Workshop
Wednesday, February 25th, at 1pm
Come Join Us and Let’s Look Forward to Spring with a little Greenery! We will be creating small terrariums, just right for your shelf or side table, using a variety of materials. No experience is necessary, just bring your creativity. Please contribute $4, toward the cost of materials, which will be supplied by the COA. Reservations are required by February 18th. Space is limited. Transportation is available. 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.
February 3rd ~ $7
Beef Stew with Winter Vegetables, Arugula and Roasted Beet Salad, and Spice Cake with Caramel Frosting for dessert.
February 10th ~ Lunch & Show, Featuring: Musical Entertainment by: “Country Flavored” Band ~ $9
Pulled Pork over Honey Cornbread with Cabbage and Carrot Slaw with Sautéed Collard Greens, and Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Mousse Pie for dessert.
COA Closed - President’s Day
Lunch & FREE Presentation ~ Cape Cod 5 Experts: Identifying and Avoiding Financial Scams ~ $7
Cod Picatta over Pasta with a Caesar Salad, and Almond Pound Cake with Fruit 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.
Winter Squash Bisque
Mexican Chicken Soup
No Soup - COA Closed
Coconut Curry Sweet Potato