Chatham Council on Aging
193 Stony Hill Road
Chatham, MA 02633
April 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 April:
SHOPPING OFFERING – Shaw’s & Stop N Shop
The COA bus will be continuing to offer trips to Shaw’s 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 Now through 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, April 1st, 10:00 am - Noon
CLASSES AT THE COA COLIN CAMPBELL COMPUTER SCHOOL
iPad Level 2: (Previous experience or beginner class required)
Contacts, Calendar, Find iPhone, Maps, Camera, Photos, Music, Podcasts, YouTube, Exercise, Health, Emergency, Files, Fast.com. Cost to Participant - $20.
Monday, April 1st, at 12:00pm
COA Gourmet Café
On the Menu for luncheon is: Ginger Sesame Salmon with a Lime Curry Sauce, Thai Noodle Salad, and Key Lime Pie for dessert. Tickets are $7. Reservations are required. Transportation is available. Call the Chatham COA at 508-945-5190.
Monday April 1st, at 1:00pm
FREE MOVIE at the COA CINEMA: Academy Award Winner - “Green Book”
Rated PG-13, running time: 130 min.
A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South. Dr Don Shirley is a world-class African-American pianist, who is about to embark on a concert tour in the Deep South in 1962. In need of a driver and protection, Shirley recruits Tony Lip, a tough-talking bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx. Despite their differences, the two men soon develop an unexpected bond while confronting racism and danger in an era of segregation. Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini. Call the COA for reservations and transportation at 508-945-5190.
Monday, April 8th, 9:00 am – 11:30am
CLASSES AT THE COA COLIN CAMPBELL COMPUTER SCHOOL
iPad / iPhone - One on One:
Ask questions, learn some tips, or try something new. Call to schedule a 30-minute individual appointment for April 8th, between 9:00am - 11:30am. Call the COA 508-945-5190.
Monday, April 8th, at 12:00pm
COA Gourmet Café: Luncheon & show: Sinatra and Elvis Tribute Concert ~
“Come Fly With Me…It’s Now or Never”
Featuring: Vocal Artist & Musician, Bill Reidy
Join us for a Gourmet Luncheon and Show and enjoy the sounds of both “Ol’ Blue Eyes” and “The King” of “Blue Suede Shoes”, in an opportunity to enjoy both at the same concert! Vocal performer and talented musician, Bill Reidy, will entertain us with the magic of these famous gentlemen’s tunes. Mr. Reidy has been performing professionally since the early 1970s, in dozens of venues with a variety of different acts, including blues bands, rock bands, acoustic duos and as a solo performer. He has also performed at special events in front of as many as 4,000 people. A show not to be missed! On the Luncheon Menu: Baked Ham with Spinach Pie, Chopped Salad with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing, and Chocolate Mousse Pie for dessert. Tickets for Luncheon & Show are $9.00. Reservations are required. Transportation is available. Call the COA at 508-945-5190 early to reserve your spot!
Tuesday April 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. 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 Wednesdays of the Month: April 10th & April 24th, at 1pm
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: April 10th & April 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 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 April 10th, 2pm
April Birthdays Celebration
If you were born in the month of April 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, April 4th,11th, 18th, 25th 9:00am - 10am
FREE Blood Pressure Clinic
Transportation is available. Call the COA at 508-945-5190 for more information.
Monday April 22nd, at 11:00 am
FREE PRESENTATION: “Let’s Talk About Your Healthcare - It’s Your Choice!”
Everyone is on a Health Care Journey. Every Journey Needs a Plan!
Through your life, every competent adult can make a personal health care plan to direct their care choices. Your personal plan is your road map which tells your family and doctors what's important to you. Join Julie Tooher RN, a trained facilitator from the VNA of Cape Cod for this informal discussion. Leave feeling empowered and knowledgeable about making a plan that honors your values and choices. Presentation is FREE. Transportation is available. Reservations are encouraged. Consider Joining Us for Luncheon After the Presentation: see below 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.
Monday April 22nd, at 12:00pm
COA Gourmet Café - Gourmet Lunch
On the menu is: Caramelized Onion, Spinach and Boursin Stuffed Chicken Breasts, with Roasted Tomato Chutney, Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables, and Angel Food Cake with Fresh Fruit for dessert. Tickets are $7. Consider Joining us for a FREE presentation before lunch. See above 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 April 29th, at 12:00pm
COA Gourmet Café - Gourmet Lunch
On the Menu is: Barbecue Pulled Pork, Black Bean Corn and Cabbage Salad, Honey Cornbread, and Brownie Sundae for dessert. Tickets for Luncheon are $7. Reservations are required. Transportation is available. Call the COA at 508-945-5190.
Monday April 29th, at 1:00pm
FREE Presentation Workshop ~ Make a Stepping Stone in Memory of Your Loved One
Join us to create your own personalized stepping stone – a lasting tribute to someone you loved. Collect sea glass, beads, junk jewelry, broken glass and/or dishes, mementos, laminated photos (we can assist with the lamination) or whatever strikes your fancy and will survive the elements. Bring the items with you, wear your comfortable clothes and create a special piece to memorialize your loved one. Led by Peggy Wilbur, Bereavement Counselor from Broad Reach Hospice. Consider joining us for luncheon beforehand; see above for details. This program is free to participants and generously sponsored by the Friends of the Chatham Council on Aging and Broad Reach Hospice. Reservations are required. Transportation is available. Call the COA at 508-945-5190 to register for this FREE Program.
Tuesday, April 30th, 9:30am
DAYTRIP DESTINATION: Cape Cod Maritime Museum and Luncheon at Columbo’s Café & Pastries
Join us as we travel to the Cape Cod Maritime Museum in Hyannis, for a Docent-Led Tour that explores the Museum’s unique collection of artifacts, models, and fine art chronicling the nautical history of some of Cape Cod’s most important nautical events and people. The cost of admission to the Museum and the Docent-Led Tour is $5.00 per participant. Following the group’s tour, we will head over to Columbo’s Café & Pastries on Main St., Hyannis where will enjoy luncheon from their mid-day menu, featuring a variety of luscious Italian specialties, bakery, and café items. The COA Bus departs the COA at 9:30am. Admission to the Museum and Lunch is at the cost of the participant. Transportation is FREE. Reservations are required. Space is limited. Call to reserve your spot. Call the COA 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.
April 1st ~ $7
Ginger Sesame Salmon with a Lime Curry Sauce, Thai Noodle Salad, and Key Lime Pie for dessert
April 8th ~ $9
Luncheon & Show: “Come Fly with Me… It’s Now or Never”
Sinatra and Elvis Tribute Concert, Featuring Bill Reidy
Baked Ham with Spinach Pie, Chopped Salad with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing, and Chocolate Mousse Pie for dessert
No Lunch - COA Closed -Patriots Day
April 22nd ~ $7
Caramelized Onion, Spinach and Boursin Stuffed Chicken Breasts, with Roasted Tomato Chutney, Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables, and Angel Food Cake with Fresh Fruit for dessert
April 29th ~ $7
Barbecue Pulled Pork, Black Bean Corn and Cabbage Salad, Honey Cornbread, and Brownie Sundae 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.
April 1st : Coconut Curry Sweet Potato
April 8th: Spring Pea
April 15th: No Soup
April 22nd: Chicken and Rice
April 29th: Corn Chowder