Chatham Council on Aging
193 Stony Hill Road
Chatham, MA 02633
October 2018 Events
Monday, October 1st: 12pm
COA Gourmet Café
Chicken Marsala with Roasted Fall Vegetables, and Spice Cake with Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting for dessert. Tickets for lunch are $7. Consider joining us after Lunch at 1pm for a FREE Movie in the COA Cinema. See below for details. Reservations are required for either the Lunch or the Movie. Transportation is available. Call the COA at 508-945-5190.
Monday, October 1st: 1pm
FREE MOVIE at the COA CINEMA
“Secondhand Lions” – Rated PG, Running time: 109 Min.
Walter has had a hard life for a 13-year old. His no good floozy of a mother tends to get together with many equally despicable men. Before going on yet another husband-hunting trip, she drops Walter off at the house of his great-uncles Hub and Garth. In their youth, they would disappear for quite a while. The two are rumored to have acquired a great fortune, which Walter's mother hopes to get her hands on if he can ingratiate himself enough to the two cantankerous men. Though reluctant to put up with him at first, Hub and Garth grow to accept Walter. They begin to tell him fantastic stories of what they were up to while they went missing. When his mother returns, Walter must take charge of his own life, and decide what he's going to do with it. Rated PG by MPAA for: thematic material, language and action violence. Starring: Michael Caine, Robert Duvall, Haley Joel Osment, Nicky Katt, and Kyra Sedgwick. Reservations are required. Transportation is available. Call the COA at 508-945-5190
Tuesdays, 2:30pm – 3:45 pm
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chatham Chapter 409 at Chatham Senior Center
Are you ready to stop dieting and start making real changes? Please join us at TOPS Chatham Chapter 409, on Tuesdays, and start your journey now. Your first visit to the chapter is free. TOPS can help you reach your weight-loss goals by providing you with the tools, information, support, and accountability you need to be successful. This has been a winning formula for TOPS members for nearly 70 years. At TOPS Chatham Chapter 409 we can offer support through each stage of your journey, including after you reach your goal weight, and help you appreciate who you are on the inside and the outside right now. We are a friendly and caring support group, we share recipes, products that work, encouragement, motivation and laughter. For more information, please contact TOPS 409 Chapter Leader, Nancy Petrus at: [email protected] or at
Thursdays, October 4th, 11th, 18th, & 25th: 9:00am - 10am
FREE Blood Pressure Clinic
Transportation is available. Call the COA at 508-945-5190 for more information.
Thursdays, October 4th, 11th, 18th, & 25th: 1pm – 2:30pm
“Wings” with Elsa Bastone
“Take Wing” and learn to create new life experiences... Wings is a program designed by Elsa Bastone, Ph.D. to assist an individual to take action toward a goal that is desired, but is fraught with ambivalence (wanting to, and yet not wanting to, all at the same time). Have you always wanted to de-clutter, start exercising, improve your time management or weight management skills, write poetry, take an art class, or play an instrument? The list goes on... These classes will involve identifying the resistances, and learning to deal with them; so that the individual can take action, and “Take Wing” to create new life experiences. Reservations are required. Transportation is available. Call the COA at 508-945-5190.
Monday, October 8th
Columbus Day – COA Closed
Tuesday, October 9th: 10am – 11:30am
FREE Podcast Club, Led by Regina McDowell
A podcast is talk radio, but on demand. It's a series of audio episodes focused on a topic or theme that you can subscribe to and listen to whenever you want. Today, podcasts tend to be completely original content. Many escape the shackles of traditional radio formats to explore brilliantly original approaches and completely niche subjects. No matter what your interests, you will find a show that suits you.
By listening to a podcast, you use your brain in a new way, expand memory, practice empathy, and hone your discussion skills-- and you learn a great amount of interesting stuff, and laugh a lot! Our podcast Club allow us to sample many subjects, many ideas, many personalities, and hear some great stories! Come with your snack or beverage, relax in a comfy chair, and join the group. We will create notes and follow up on how to access your favorite shows. The Podcast Club meets in the COA Library, the second Tuesday of the month. Reservations are encouraged, but drop–ins welcome. Transportation is available. Call the COA at 508-945-5190 for more information.
Wednesday, October 10th: 9am
DAYTRIP Destination: National Seashore Beach Drive, Salt Pond Visitor’s Center, Lunch at The Knack Sandwich Shop
Join us on a Beach Shore Drive, as we visit the beautiful coast line along the Outer Cape. We will follow up with a stop at the Salt Pond Visitor Center to browse the exhibit, and visit the gift shop there. Following our stop, we will refresh with lunch at The Knack, serving the most delicious and fresh iconic cape cod food: Burgers, lobster rolls, clam rolls, hot dogs, onion rings, shakes, and ice cream. The bus departs the COA at 9am, and will be returning to the COA by approximately 2pm. Transportation is FREE Admission is FREE. Lunch is at the cost of the Diner. Reservations are required. Call the COA at 508-945-5190.
Wednesday, October 10th: 2pm
September Birthdays Celebration
If you were born in the month of October, and reside in Chatham, we hope you will join us at the COA for our Birthday celebration. Guests are encouraged. Transportation is available. Call the COA at 508-945-5190 to register.
Monday, October 15th: 12pm
COA Gourmet Café
Lemony Baked Cod with an Orzo Pilaf, Garlicky Green Beans, and Autumnal Fruit Crisp for dessert. Tickets for lunch are $7. Consider joining us after lunch, at 1pm, for a FREE Presentation on Medicare Open Enrollment. See below for details. Reservations are required. Transportation is available. Call the COA at 508-945-5190.
Monday, October 15th: 1pm
FREE Presentation – SHINE MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT
Medicare Beneficiaries—Don’t Delay! Once again it’s time to review your Medicare health and prescription coverage. Medicare’s Annual Open Enrollment runs from October 15 —December 7. During this time you can enroll, dis-enroll or switch your Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan or Medicare Advantage Plan (HMO, PPO). Tracey Benson, Regional SHINE Director, will present changes for Plans available for 2019. Please call the COA at 508-945-5190 to register for this important presentation.
Transportation is available. Call the COA at 508-945-5190. Why not join us for lunch beforehand in the COA Café? See above for the menu and reservation details. Call the COA at 508-945-5190 or stop by the Front Desk to sign up for either the lunch or presentation, or both.
Tuesdays, October 16th, 23rd, & November 6th, 13th: 10:45am – 12:30pm
Artful Aging – Art Class Series
Absolutely NO art experience is Needed! Open to All - NO Prerequisite Necessary.
This class provides inspiration to participants for Aging Artfully by combining art materials, music, movement, sound, poetry, humor, and meditation as tools for self-care and wellness. These tools reduce stress, get in touch with feelings, and give voice to the soul. Come join local artist, Gail Tilton, as we let our inner child out to play. This program is generously supported by the Friends of the Council on Aging. Reservations are required. Transportation is available. Call the COA at 508-945-5190.
Monday, October 22nd: 9:45am - 3:00pm
AARP Driver Refresher Course
NEW! - A Power Point Presentation Format of the AARP Smart Driver Course!
AARP Smart Driver Course, offered by AARP Driver Safety, is designed especially for drivers age 50 and older. In the AARP Smart Driver Course you’ll learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and how to operate your vehicle more safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment. See our newsletter for additional course description information. You may be eligible to receive a multi-year auto insurance discount upon completing the course (consult your insurance agent for details). AARP membership is not required to take the course and there are no tests to pass. The class fee is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. The classroom course will run from 9:45am to 3:00 pm with an hour break for lunch, at 12pm to 1pm. You can either bring a lunch or, purchase lunch at the COA Café. Reservations are required to attend this course. Call the COA at 508-945-5190.
Monday, October 22nd: 12pm
COA Gourmet Café
Classic Turkey Chili with Rice and all the Fixins, Guacamole and Chips, and Brownie Sundaes for dessert. Tickets for Lunch are $7. Reservations are required. Transportation is available. Call the COA at 508-945-5190.
Wednesday, October 24th: 9am
DAYTRIP Destination: JFK Museum, and Luncheon at The Black Cat Tavern
Join us as we take a tour of the JFK Museum, in downtown Hyannis where they “animate Kennedy the man and illuminate Kennedy the statesman.” Explore the new RFK: Ripple of Hope Exhibit, the 2018 exhibit: “Creating Camelot” and more. Following the Museum Tour, we will Luncheon at the Black Cat Tavern; a popular waterfront restaurant is located right on the docks of Hyannis Harbor. The menu features everything from thick, juicy burgers and garden-fresh salads to fresh native seafood and prime beef. The bus departs the COA at 9am, and will be returning to the COA by approximately 2pm. Reduced Cost of Museum Admission is $6.00. Lunch is at the cost of the Diner. Transportation is FREE. Reservations are required. Call the COA at 508-945-5190.
Monday, October 31st: 12pm – 2:30pm
Halloween Luncheon Party
Join us for Festive afternoon, starting with a delicious lunch of Roast Pork with Apples and Onions, Mashed Sweet Potato and Sautéed Greens, and Pumpkin Mousse with
Dark Chocolate Drizzle for dessert. Following lunch, we will have fun filled activities! Don’t forget to wear your best Halloween Outfit - prizes will be awarded! Tickets for lunch are $7. Reservations are required. Transportation is available. Call the COA at 508-945-5190. Sponsored by the Women’s Club of Chatham
Wednesdays, October 31, Nov.7th, 14th, 28th, Dec. 5th & 12th: 1pm – 3pm
SAVVY Caregivers Class
A series of 6 FREE consecutive classes on becoming an expert in Caregiving is offered at the Chatham Senior Center. Taking care of someone with a dementia is specialized work. This FREE six week class will help you to better understand dementia, learn the skills you need to manage daily life, take control and set goals, communicate more effectively and learn to take care of yourself. Better yet, this class includes FREE RESPITE for your loved one. Facilitated by our community service partners at the Elder Services Family Caregiver Support Program and Alzheimer’s Family Support Center, pre-registration is required. For more information, or to register please call Beth Gilmore at Elder Services of Cape Cod & the Islands at 508-394-4630, ext. 450.
Wednesdays, October 31, Nov.7th, 14th, 28th: 10am
Fall Cooking Classes with Chef Heather Bailey
Join us for Fall Cooking Classes with Chef Heather! Following the lesson, the group will share the prepared lunch. Each Class will feature a different topic. Wednesday October 31st: Autumn Soups and Stews; Wednesday, November 14th: Keeping the Holidays Healthy; Wednesday November 28th: Plant Based Casseroles; Wednesday December 12th: Holiday Treats to Make, Eat, and Share. The class cost is $3 per participant, per class, payable at the COA Front Desk. This program is generously supported by the Friends of the Council on Aging. Space is limited. Reservations are required. Transportation is available. Call the COA at 508-945-5190.
Friday, November 2nd: 10:00am - 12:00pm
FREE MEMORY SCREENINGS
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 Friday, November 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00pm. 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.
Please call the Chatham Council on Aging at 508-945-5190 to pre-register.
Gourmet Café Lunch – Mondays, 12pm – Menu
INCLUDES BREAD BASKET, ENTRÉE, BEVERAGE & DESSERT; SPACE IS LIMITED. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. CALL THE COA AT 508-945-5190. TRANSPORTATION IS AVAILABLE.
Chicken Marsala with Roasted Fall Vegetables, and Spice Cake with Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting for dessert
No Lunch - COA Closed - Columbus Day Holiday
Lemony Baked Cod with an Orzo Pilaf, Garlicky Green Beans, and Autumnal Fruit Crisp for dessert
Classic Turkey Chili with Rice and all the Fixins, Guacamole and Chips, and Brownie Sundaes for dessert
Roast Pork with Apples and Onions, Mashed Sweet Potato and Sautéed Greens, and Pumpkin Mousse with Dark Chocolate Drizzle for dessert
Enjoy SOUP TO GO
Available through the week, or while supplies last. Heat and enjoy at home, or stock up your freezer!
October 1st: Mushroom Barley
October 15th: Portuguese Kale
October 22nd: Mexican Chicken
October 29th: Pumpkin Bisque