Chatham Council on Aging
193 Stony Hill Road
Chatham, MA 02633
February 2019 Events
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!
Fridays, Through February:
NEW SHOPPING OFFERING - Shaws
Back by popular demand, the COA bus will be offering trips to Shaws in Harwich on Fridays through January. Shopping transportation is by reservation, preferably 48 hours in advance. When you call to make your reservation, you will have a choice of the following: 830am Shaws, 9:30am Stop & Shop; 10:30am Stop & Shop; or 1:30pm Shaw’s. Once dropped off, shoppers will have approximately one hour to complete their shopping before the return trip to Chatham. For more information, to register for the COA’s Transportation Program, and to make your shopping reservations please call 508-945-5190
Mondays and Wednesdays 8:30am - 2:30pm February 4th - April 10th
AARP Foundation Tax Preparation
AARP Foundation Tax preparation is available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 60+ ensuring they receive applicable tax credits and deductions. AARP Foundation Tax Aide is offered in cooperation with the IRS. Chatham seniors will be served at the AARP regional site at the Chatham Community Center, appointments are now available. Transportation available. Stop by the CHATHAM COA to make an appointment and receive your Intake Packet. Call 508-945-5190 for more information.
Monday, February 4th, at 10am - Noon
Beginning iPad Class
This class will cover the basics: Buttons and controls, Keyboard, Siri, Settings, Apple ID, Messages, Email, Safari, News, App Store, Facetime Audio and Video, and Troubleshooting. The cost to attend this class is $20. All Classes are held at the Chatham COA Colin Campbell Computer School, 193 Stony Hill Road, Chatham, MA 02633. Classes are open to residents of ANY town! All Classes Led by Regina McDowell. Call 508-945-5190 for information or to register.
Monday, February 4th, at 12pm
COA Gourmet Café - Gourmet Lunch
Join us for a delicious lunch of: Beef Stew with Winter Vegetables, Arugula and Roasted Beet Salad, and Spice Cake with Caramel Frosting. Tickets for Lunch are $7. Reservations are required. Transportation is available. Call the COA 508-945-5190.
Monday, February 4th, at 1pm
FREE MOVIE at the COA CINEMA: “First Man” Rated PG, running time: 131 min.
This drama is a look at the life of astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the First Man to Walk on the Moon, on July 20, 1969. The screenplay is based on the book by James R Hansen. Director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling depict the journey of Neil Armstrong. Armstrong, along with his fellow pilots, including Buzz Aldrin (Corey Stoll), must work his way through the rigorous space program of the 1960s, sacrificing his personal safety and time with his wife Janet (Claire Foy) and their children to defy death and push the boundaries of human exploration. Starring: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler and Corey Stoll. Call the COA for reservations and transportation at 508-945-5190.
Thursday, February 7th
Balancing Act: FREE Fall Risk Screenings
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 completely FREE 10-minute screening appointment at Chatham COA. The appointment is 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, February 11th, at 10am - Noon
Beginning iPhone Class
The basics: Phone, Contacts, Buttons and Controls, Keyboard, Siri, Settings, Apple ID, Messages, Email, Safari, News, App Store, Facetime Audio and Video, Camera and Photos, Troubleshooting. The cost to attend this class is $20. All Classes are held at the Chatham COA Colin Campbell Computer School, 193 Stony Hill Road, Chatham, MA 02633. Classes are open to residents of ANY town! All Classes Led by Regina McDowell. Call 508-945-5190 for information or to register.
Monday, February 11th: 12pm – “My Country Valentine” Luncheon Party and Show, Featuring Entertainment from: “Yesterday’s Country Band”
Join us as we celebrate Valentine’s Day, with a Luncheon Party and Show. This entertaining 5-piece country band is back at the COA by popular demand. Since 2011, this group of semi-retired musicians have been playing for folks all over Southeastern MA and Cape Cod. Now, they are back at the COA to delight you, with your favorite old-fashioned country tunes. On the Menu is: Pesto and Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken, with a Roasted Tomato Sauce, and Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables, Dark Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Sauce for dessert. Reservations are required. Transportation is available. Tickets for Luncheon Party and Show are $9. Call the COA at 508-945-5190.
Tuesday February 12th: 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. 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 are welcome. Transportation is available. Call the COA at 508-945-5190 for more information
Wednesday, February 13th, 2pm
February Birthdays Celebration
If you were born in the month of February and reside in Chatham, we hope you will join us at the COA for our monthly Birthday celebration. Guests are encouraged. Reservations are required. Transportation is available. Call 508-945-5190 to register.
Thursday, Februarys 14th, 21st, 28th 9:00am - 10am
FREE Blood Pressure Clinic
Transportation is available. Call the COA at 508-945-5190 for more information
Monday, February 18th:
Presidents Day – COA Closed
Tuesday, February 19th ,10:45am
“Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Workshop”: Sailor’s Valentines / Keepsake Boxes
Join Us to Make Sailors’ Valentines / Keepsake Boxes. Participants will have a variety of materials to work with, including shells; to decorate square or rectangular wooden boxes in the tradition of old fashioned Sailors Valentines with a modern twist. Boxes can be used to store your favorite keepsakes, jewelry, watches; or, even everyday items such as remote controls, batteries and devices. Come have fun with us and create a box with your own personal style. Participants are asked to contribute $3 towards the cost of materials. All materials are included in the $3 fee. Reservations are required. Transportation is available. Call the COA 508-945-5190.
Monday February 25th, at 10:00am
iPhone – Level 2 Class (Previous experience or beginner class)
Contacts, Calendar, Find iPhone, Maps, Camera, Photos, Music, Podcasts, YouTube, Exercise, Health, Emergency, Files, Fast.com. The cost to attend this class is $20. All Classes are held at the Chatham COA Colin Campbell Computer School, 193 Stony Hill Road, Chatham, MA 02633. Classes are open to residents of ANY town! All Classes Led by Regina McDowell. Call 508-945-5190 for information or to register.
Monday February 25th, at 11:00am – Noon
Beat the Winter Blues with HYGEE (pronounced: Hoo-Ga) Workshop
Come and learn about a fundamental quality of Danish Culture: HYGEE! Hygge means creating a sanctuary of coziness, happiness, warmth and comfort for yourself. In the midst of the cold season; join us at the COA, as we host Peggy Wilbur from Broad Reach Hospice; who will talk about ways to find positivity in the cold, short days of this season. We’ll be making a special gift for you to bring home a little light and warmth. Give yourself a Hygge! Reservations are required. Transportation is available. Call the COA 508-945-5190.
Monday February 25th, at 12:00pm
COA Gourmet Café - Gourmet Lunch
On the Menu is: Cod Picatta over Pasta, Mixed Green Salad with a Balsamic Vinaigrette, and Bananas Foster for dessert Transportation is available. Tickets for Luncheon are $7. Consider staying for a Free Art Show immediately following lunch. See details below. Reservations for either the luncheon, or the art show, or both, are required. Call the COA at 508-945-5190.
Monday February 25th, at 1:00pm
FREE “Artful Aging” Art Show Presentation
The COA and the Artful Aging Art Class Participants cordially invite you to a showing of their works of art. Featuring an afternoon of sharing their Artfully Aging Art Journals, conversations, and social gathering. This show is the culmination of the participants’ experiences in a 4-week series of classes led by local artist, Gail Tilton. The Artful Aging Art Classes were held at the COA and sponsored by the Friends of the Council on Aging. Consider Joining Us for Luncheon Beforehand, at 12pm. On the Menu is: Cod Picatta over Pasta, Mixed Green Salad with a Balsamic Vinaigrette, and Bananas Foster for dessert. Reservations for either the Presentation or the Luncheon, or both, are required. Transportation is available. Tickets for Luncheon are $7. The Art Show is FREE.
Call the COA at 508-945-5190 to reserve your spot.
Wednesday, February 27th, 10:00am
DAYTRIP DESTINATION: Scargo Pottery Studio Tour and Gallery, Followed by Luncheon
at The Marshside Restaurant.
We will travel to Scargo Pottery Studio and Gallery in Dennis. The studio creates and displays functional pottery for everyday use. They also create clay sculptures, wall tiles, bird baths, and castles. Their works feature stunning glazes developed and passed along over generations. Founded in 1952 by renowned potter Harry Holl. Scargo Pottery is currently owned and operated by potters Tina Holl, Kim Holl, and Meden Parker. Followed by the Tour, we will have lunch at the nearby Marshside Restaurant, which offers a variety of delicious luncheon menu items and specials and overlooks fabulous scenic marsh lands. The bus departs the COA at 10:00 am. Admission to the Scargo Pottery Tour is FREE. Transportation is FREE. Lunch is at the cost of the diner. Reservations are required. Call the COA at 508-945-5190.
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.
Beef Stew with Winter Vegetables, Arugula and Roasted Beet Salad, and Spice Cake with Caramel Frosting
My Country Valentine Luncheon & Show: Featuring: “Yesterday’s Country Band”
Pesto and Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken with Roasted Tomato Sauce, Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables, and Dark Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Sauce
No Lunch - President’s Day
Cod Picatta over Pasta, Mixed Green Salad with a Balsamic Vinaigrette, and Bananas Foster
Enjoy SOUP TO GO
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.
Mexican Chicken Soup
(non-spicy, this recipe appeals to every palate!)
Coconut Curry Sweet Potato