Chatham Council on Aging
193 Stony Hill Road
Chatham, MA 02633
March 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, March 2nd, at 12pm
Chicken Parmesan with Baked Ziti, Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Basil Vinaigrette, and Angel Food Cake with Fresh Fruit and dessert. Tickets are $7. Reservations are required. Transportation is available. Call the COA at 508-945-5190.
COA Cinema – FREE Movie Mondays – “The Rat Pack”, running time 120 min.
Monday, March 2nd, 1pm
The Rat Pack is a 1998 HBO film about the Rat Pack. In the 1950s and 1960s Frank Sinatra was the head of the infamous "Rat Pack". He, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop worked and played together. This film dramatizes their volatile relationships with each other and the Kennedys, Marilyn Monroe, mobster Sam Giancana, Judith Campbell Exner and the FBI. Sinatra helps John F. Kennedy get elected in 1960 with a little help from Giancana. Lawford, married to a Kennedy, is an unhappy go-between. Davis is fighting racism and insecurity. Campbell is having affairs with both Giancana and JFK who is also sleeping with Monroe. The movie stars Ray Liotta as Frank Sinatra, as Dean Martin, Don Cheadle as Sammy Davis, Jr., and Angus Macfadyen as Peter Lawford.
Reservations are required. Transportation is available. Call the COA at 508-945-5190.
COA GOURMET CAFÉ
Monday, March 9th, at 12pm
Moroccan Spiced Salmon with Citrus and Olive Relish, Roasted Vegetables, Rice Pilaf, and Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting for dessert. Tickets are $9. Reservations are required. Transportation is available. Call the COA at 508-945-5190.
FREE Chatham COA Presentation: “Arthritis Presentation: Tips To Care For The Painful Thumb”
Featuring Guest Speaker: Valerie Nichols, OT, Spaulding Outpatient Center
Monday, March 9th, at 1pm
The focus of this informal discussion will be on “Tips To Care For The Painful Thumb.” Valerie Nicholas, OT from Spaulding Healthcare will address causes of thumb pain, briefly review the anatomy of the thumb, walk through some simple exercises, and discuss adaptive equipment and hand orthotics. Participants are invited to ask the Occupational Therapist questions they may have about the importance of caring for the thumb; including, how to make it stronger and reduce pain and what is causing your thumb to be painful. There will be information handouts as well as other giveaways to take home. This program is Free. Reservations are required. Transportation is available. Feel free to join us for luncheon before the program at Noon. See the menu above for more details.
Artful Aging ~ Embracing Our Inner Mermaid
Tuesdays, March 10, 17, 31 & April 7 10:45am -12:30pm
For 4 weeks we will be riding the waves of aging with play, laughter, journaling, creativity, poetry, movement, and sharing of lots of recipes for healthy, artful aging. Mermaid kit of supplies to bring to class: Pencil, pen, scissors, journal, glue stick, a sketch pad from Job Lot, and a sense of open-minded adventure. No Art Experience is necessary. Final presentation on Monday, April 27. Join Facilitator, Gail Tilton, and embrace your inner mermaid. Made free to participants through the generous sponsorship of the Friends of Chatham COA. Reservations are required to participate. Transportation is available. Call the Chatham COA to register at 508-945-5190.
COA Daytrip: Boston Flower Show
Wednesday, March 11th ~ SOLD OUT
Swift 911 Chatham Emergency Notification System ~ Registration Clinic
Friday, March 13th, 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.
COA Gourmet Café
COA St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon and Party with Musical Entertainment by: “Julie and Denya”
Monday, March 16th, at 12pm
Join us for luncheon and festive entertainment that celebrates traditional Irish Music and Culture. Julie Charland and Denya Levine perform ancient and contemporary Irish songs, new and classic country favorites, sea shanties and lively jigs and reels, with a pinch of poetry and comedy. They play guitar, fiddle, Irish drum, and ukuleles. Their vocal harmonies on sea shanties and folk songs sparkle and inspire. They have decades of experience as soloists and in bands, and have performed for seniors, as well as all audiences. Their blend of comfort and joy music is infectious! On the Menu: Traditional Irish Boiled Dinner ~ Corned Beef and Cabbage, Potatoes and Carrots, Irish Soda Bread, and Assorted Cookies for dessert. This program is supported in part by the Friends of the Chatham COA and Chatham Village Market. Tickets are $9. Reservations are required. Transportation is available. Call the COA at 508-945-5190.
Sight Loss Support Group
Tuesday, March 17th, 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.
FREE Chatham COA Presentation: “All You Wanted To Know About CBD Oil But Were Afraid to Ask”
Featuring Guest Speaker: Greg Anderson
Monday, March 23rd, at 10:30am
Join us for an informal discussion and get all your questions answered about the Health uses of CBD Oil. Guest Speaker, Greg Anderson has been working with cannabis and its compounds for over five years and while working with another caregiver he purchased an Apeks Supercritical CO2 extractor to extract the plants beneficial oils. Greg has been on the forefront of solvent free extraction methods and helping to form the standard operating procedures used in the State of Massachusetts for cannabis oil extraction, as well as working closely with organic hemp farmers from New England, North Carolina, California and Oregon. He is a strong advocate for medicinal cannabis use and feels everyone would benefit from the plant. Consider joining us after the presentation for Luncheon. See details below. Reservations are required for either the luncheon or the presentation, or both. Transportation is available. Call Chatham COA 508-945-5190.
COA Gourmet Café
Monday, March 23rd, at 12pm
Chicken Marsala with an Orzo Parmesan Pilaf, Chopped Salad with a Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing, and Brownie Sundae for dessert. Tickets are $7. Reservations are required. Join us for a FREE Presentation before lunch. See details above. Transportation is available. Call the COA at 508-945-5190.
COA Daytrip: Monomoy Refuge Visitor Center Private Tour and Presentation
Wednesday, March 25th at 10am
Join us for a trip to Monomoy Refuge Visitor Center for a Private Tour and Presentation. Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1944 to provide habitat for migratory birds. Sand stretches for eight miles off the elbow of Cape Cod, forming the barrier islands of North and South Monomoy, along with numerous islets and shoals. Refuge Headquarters is located on a 40-acre unit on Morris Island, and consists of a visitor center, beach, and trail system. Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge’s mission is to protect the habitats critical to migratory birds, spawning horseshoe crabs, and other wildlife while affording the public an opportunity to experience this unique wilderness refuge. Admission and transportation are FREE. The Bus will depart the COA at 9:30am. Reservations are Required. Call the Chatham COA at 508-945-5190.
March & April Birthdays Celebration
Wednesday, April 8th, 2pm
If you were born in the months of March and April 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.
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.
March 2nd ~ $7
Chicken Parmesan with Baked Ziti, Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Basil Vinaigrette, and Angel Food Cake with Fresh Fruit for dessert.
March 9th ~ $7
Moroccan Spiced Salmon with Citrus and Olive Relish, Roasted Vegetables, Rice Pilaf, and Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting for dessert.
March 16th ~ $9 ~ St Patrick’s Party - Featuring Irish Musical Entertainment: “Julie and Denya”
Traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage, Potatoes and Carrots, Irish Soda Bread, and Assorted Cookies for dessert.
March 23rd ~ $7
Chicken Marsala with an Orzo Parmesan Pilaf, Chopped Salad with a Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing, and Brownie Sundae for dessert.
March 30th ~ $7
Coconut Curry Shrimp and Vegetables, served over Rice, and Key Lime Pie 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.
Curried Chicken & Vegetable Stew