Chatham Council on Aging
193 Stony Hill Road
Chatham, MA 02633
March 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 March:
SHOPPING OFFERING – Shaw’s & Stop N Shop
The COA bus will be continuing to offer trips to Shaws and Stop n Shop 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; or 10:30am Stop & Shop. 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 March 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, March 4th, at 12:30pm
COA Café – It’s The Copacobana …at The Chatham COA!
Get Ready to Blast Back to the Festive Copa…Bring a friend and Come Socialize! FREE Refreshments: Hot Hors d'oeuvres, Petite Desserts & Drinks. FREE Entertainment: featuring Cha-Cha Performances by 'Lola and Rico' (AKA: Leora and Richard) from the Cape Cod Ballroom Dancers. Reservations are required; RSVP is appreciated by Feb 27th. Sponsored by The Women's Club of Chatham. Transportation is available. Space is limited. Call the Chatham COA to Reserve your spot 508-945-5190.
Thursday, March 7th at 12pm
COA – Gourmet Café Hearty Soup and Salad Day!
Join us at the COA Café in the Dining Room for a luncheon of Hearty Soup and Salad, prepared by Chef Heather. Tickets are $5. Reservations are required. Transportation is available. Call the Chatham COA at 508-945-5190.
Monday, March 11th: 12pm –
COA Gourmet Café: “From Ireland to America” St. Pat’s Luncheon Party and Show,
Featuring Entertainment by: Folksinger, Roger Ticknell
Join us at the COA St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon and Party for a luncheon, and festive entertainment that celebrates traditional Irish Music and Culture. It includes traditional Irish and Irish-American folk songs and Celtic instrumentals. Lovely ballads, work songs and familiar Irish sing-alongs which are interspersed with lively jigs and reels. A show not to be missed! On the Menu is Traditional Irish Boiled Dinner: Corned Beef and Cabbage, Potatoes and Carrots, Irish Soda Bread, and Ice cream with Carmel Sauce, for dessert. Tickets for Luncheon Party and Show are $9. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Chatham Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Additional support is provided by the Friends of the Chatham Council on Aging. Reservations are required. Transportation is available. Call the COA at 508-945-5190 to reserve your spot!
Tuesday March 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
2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the Month: March 12th & March 26th, at 10:45am -11:45am
FREE ~ Grief Yoga Class
What is Grief Yoga? This program uses yoga, movement, breath and sound to release pain and suffering. Grief Yoga combines many forms of yoga, movement, and breath techniques to help students process grief and use it as fuel for healing. This practice is not as much about physical flexibility as it is about emotional release. Students become aware of the present moment and where they hold struggle or pain in the body and mind. This compassionate space helps express and release struggles through movement, breath and sound in exercises and flowing meditations. In this way, students may let go of pain and reconnect to love and the gift of life. Come join Peggy Wilbur, LICSW, Social Work and Bereavement Counselor from Broad Reach Hospice and release the emotions associated with grief and loss of any type. Reservations are required. Space is Limited. Call the COA for more information at 508-945-5190.
Wednesdays: March 13th, 27th & April 10th, 24th - at 10am
Spring Cooking Classes at The Chatham COA with Chef Heather
Join us for Cooking Classes! Following the lesson, the group will share the prepared lunch.
Wednesday March 13th: “Mediterranean Cuisine”, Wednesday March 27th: “All You Ever Wanted to Know About Plant-Based”. Wednesday April 10th: “Eating to Improve our Memory”. Wednesday April 24th: “Celebrate the Flavors Spring”. $3 per participant, per class. Space is limited. Reservations are required. Transportation is available. Call the COA at 508-945-5190.
Wednesday March 13th, 2pm
March Birthdays Celebration
If you were born in the month of March 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, March 14th, 21st, 28th 9:00am - 10am
FREE Blood Pressure Clinic
Transportation is available. Call the COA at 508-945-5190 for more information.
Monday March 18th, at 12:00pm
COA Gourmet Café - Gourmet Lunch
Chicken Marsala with an Orzo Parmesan Pilaf, Chopped Salad with a Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing, and Brownie Sundae for dessert. Tickets are $7. Consider Joining us for a FREE presentation after lunch. See below for details. Reservations are required for either the lunch or the presentation, or both. Transportation is available. Call the Chatham COA at 508-945-5190.
Monday March 18th, at 1pm
FREE PRESENTATION: Everything you ever wanted to Know about Funeral Planning,
But Were Afraid to Ask…
At the Chatham COA. Most of us plan for important life events such as: weddings, our children’s education, and retirement. But, few of us prepare for the inevitable. This program with a media presentation, addresses the importance of making your final arrangements in advance and the necessary steps to take. It also highlights the advantages of pre-arranging a funeral, including the benefits of planning, and the steps involved in the planning process. Come alone, or with a loved one, and have your questions answered with a clear mind, not an emotionally charged heart. Join us for a presentation from Tiffany Simpson and Ron Eaton of Dignity Memorial, Nickerson Funeral Homes. Consider Joining Us for Luncheon Beforehand: see above for luncheon details. Reservations for either the Presentation or the Luncheon, or both, are required. The Presentation is FREE. Transportation is available. Call the COA 508-945-5190.
Tuesday, March 19th, 10:00am
DAYTRIP DESTINATION: Hidden Cove Restaurant
Join us as we travel to the Hidden Cove Restaurant in Harwich, located inside the Cape Cod Tech School. Hidden Cove Restaurant is a hidden gem known for delicious fare, and friendly service, at reasonable prices. It's a student-operated and staff-supervised restaurant that's open for lunch several days each week. We will be going inside the school to check-in through security; so please bring your driver’s license. Luncheon will begin at approximately 11:30AM. The Bus will depart the COA to go to the Hidden Cove at 10:30AM. Transportation is Free. Lunch is at the cost of the diner. Reservations are required. Space is limited. Call the COA at 508-945-5190.
Monday March 25th, at 12:00pm
COA Gourmet Café - Gourmet Lunch
On the Menu is: Salmon with a Citrus and Olive Relish, Roasted Vegetables, Rice Pilaf and Spice Cake with a Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting for dessert. Tickets for Luncheon are $7. Consider staying for the Free Movie after lunch, at 1pm. See details below. Reservations are required. Transportation is available. Call the COA at 508-945-5190.
Monday March 25th, at 1:00pm
FREE MOVIE at the COA CINEMA: “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” Rated R, running time: 106 min.
In this award-nominated drama, biographer Lee Israel forges the letters of well-known writers in order to earn a living after a series of unfortunate events drives her to take desperate measures to secure funds. It works, but not long after getting her best friend Jack to help her, more eyes are on her endeavors than she may think. Rated R by the Motion Picture Association for Brief Drug Use, Language, Sexual Situations. Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells, Jane Curtin, Ben Falcone, Gregory Korostishevsky, Stephen Spinella, Christian Navarro, Pun Bandhu, Erik LaRay Harvey. Call the COA for reservations and transportation 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.
~ Free: Copacabana Social ~
A generous variety of Hot Hors d'oeuvres, Petite Desserts and drinks, with a Performance by “Lola & Rico” from Cape Cod Ballroom Dancers. Sponsored by the Women’s Club of Chatham.
THURSDAY, March 7th
Hearty Homemade Soup and Salad Luncheon
St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon & Party - with Entertainment by Folk Singer Roger Ticknell
Traditional Irish Boiled Dinner: Corned Beef and Cabbage, Potatoes and Carrots, Irish Soda Bread, and Ice Cream with Carmel Sauce for dessert.
Chicken Marsala with an Orzo Parmesan Pilaf, Chopped Salad with a Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing, and Brownie Sundae for dessert.
Salmon with a Citrus and Olive Relish, Roasted Vegetables, Rice Pilaf and Spice Cake with a Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting for dessert
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.
March 4th: No Soup
March 11th: Lentil
March 18th: Mexican Chicken
March 25th: Tuscan Turkey