October Events and Ongoing Programs at the Senior Center of the Chathams

Senior Center of the Chathams October 2022

Writing Workshop
Monday, October 3, 11:00 a.m.
Try this fun, introductory writing workshop which is open to all types of aspiring writers. All writers and aspiring writers are welcome. No fee but please call the Center to sign up.

Bob Dylan Revisited
Monday, October 3, 1:30 p.m.
Victor Bruno returns to the Senior Center with his presentation about Bob Dylan, his life and songs, his impact on rock and roll, and his revolutionary lyrics. Call the Center to sign up.

Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m., starting October 4
Rummikub will be played on Tuesdays; all game materials provided. Please call Center to sign up.

Watercolor Classes
Thursdays, 10:00 a.m., starting October 6
The first class will learn how to paint an ‘Autumnal Bouquet.’ Fee is $8 per class. Instructor: Philla Barkhorn. Call Center to sign up and for future art subjects.

Caregiver Support Group
Thursday, October 6, 1:00 p.m.
This group provides caregivers with the emotional support and education they need to better understand Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. To register, call the Center.

Short Story Reading Club
Friday, October 7, 10:00 a.m.
Join the discussion about a short story. Call for story title and to sign up.

Healthy Eating
Wednesday, October 12, 1:30 p.m.
Learn about healthy eating from Atlantic Health Dietitian, Jamie Mansing. Call to sign up.

Pet Therapy Program
Thursday, October 13, 11:00 a.m.
A pet therapy dog that will be visiting with his volunteer. call to sign up.

Free Blood Pressure Screening
Thursday, October 13, 11:45 a.m.
Get your blood pressure checked for free.

Fridays, October 14, and 21, 10:00 a.m.
Please call the Center to sign up.

AARP Driver Safety Two-Part Program
October 17 and 20, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
The Senior Center will host the AARP Safe Driver Course. Call to sign up.

Script Reading
Tuesday, October 18, 12:45 p.m.
Join the table read directed by Judy French and show off your acting chops. Call to sign up.

Oktoberfest Party
Wednesday, October 19, 1:00 p.m.
Event is free but sign-up is required.

Marlene Dietrich: Glamor Is My Stock In Trade
Friday, October 21, 1:30 p.m.
John Kendrick, returns to tell us about German-born American actress, Marie Magdalene “Marlene” Dietrich. Call sign up.

Paper Shred Fundraiser
Saturday, October 22, 9:00 a.m. – Noon
At Chatham Middle School, 480 Main Street. The event takes place rain or shine. The suggested minimum donation is $5 per grocery bag, $10 per medium cardboard box, and $15 per large trash bag or large storage bin.

Medicare Presentation
Monday, October 24, 1:00 p.m.
Annual enrollment begins on October 15 and ends December 7, 2022. This session will provide an overview of the 2023 Medicare program. Please call the Center to sign up.

Coffee & Apple Strudel
Wednesday, October 26, 11:30 a.m.
The October theme at the Senior Center continues with some coffee and apple strudel. Event is free but sign-up is required. Sponsored by Allaire Health Services.

Travel To Germany
Wednesday, October 26, Noon
This presentation will explore travel to Germany, best places to visit, as well as important travel tips, requirements, and precautions. Presenter: Nish Verma, Travel Advisor.

Reminiscence Group
Thursday, October 27, 11:00 a.m.
This is a very informal get-together where participants have a chance to share their good memories and personal stories. Come to meet new friends and enjoy a great cup of coffee.

Dental Health Presentation
Thursday, October 27, 11:30 a.m.
Learn about the importance of maintaining dental health as we age. Call the Center to sign up.

Nonfiction Book Group
Friday, October 28, 1:00 p.m.
All are welcome to join the discussion. Call Center for title. Copies of the book will be available to borrow at the Center.

Halloween Magic Show
Monday, October 31, 1:00 p.m.
Enjoy a magic show on Halloween day! Sponsored by CareOne at Parsippany. Please call the Center to sign up.

Canasta Lessons
Mondays, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Learn how to play the game at the Center. Lessons are taught by Judy French. Please call the Center to sign up.

Grief Support Group
Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m.
Sessions take place on Tuesdays through October 21. Call to sign up.

Connections Self Discovery Group
Fridays, 10:00 a.m.
Participants endeavor fun, self-discovery, and mutual support in this group facilitated by Claire Solu-Burd, LSW. Call to sign up.

Line Dancing
Mondays, 1:30 PM
Instructor Linda Hyland will teach line dancing using all kinds of music, not just country. Classes are free but sign-up is required.

Salsa Dancing Classes
Tuesdays, 2:00 p.m.
Salsa for Life is specifically intended for older adults and meant to be enjoyed by all who are able to dance – or simply want to enjoy the music. Five classes will be taught through Tuesday, October 11. Sign-up is required.

DVD Lecture Series
Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.
Documentaries will be shown that are in keeping with the month’s theme. No sign up necessary. Sponsored by Pine Acres Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, Madison.

Men’s Basketball
Mondays & Fridays, 10:00 a.m.
Game is played in the gym. Sign up is required. Fee for October-December is $20.

Gentle Exercise Classes
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, 12:20 p.m.
The Gentle Exercise classes sequence is Balance & Flex on Mondays and Thursdays, and Gentle Stretch on Tuesdays. Contact Center for fee information and to sign up.

Intermediate Exercise Classes
Tue., Wed., and Fri., 9:00 a.m.
The Intermediate Exercise Classes sequence is Balance & Flex on Tuesday, Mat Stretch & Alignment on Wednesday, and Low Impact Cardio on Friday. Contact to sign up.

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:00 a.m.
Game is played upstairs in gym. Sign-up is required. Fee is $20 for October-December.

The Women’s Circle
Tuesdays, 1:00 p.m.
A social discussion group where women get to know one another by talking about issues and topics that interest them.

Open Bridge Practice
Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m.
The session is open to those who want to practice playing bridge. Bring some friends and we’ll provide the cards. Call the Center the day before to confirm that play will be on.

Nifty Knitters
Wednesdays, 1:00 p.m.
They welcome all knitters interested in contributing to their cause.

Bridge For Experienced Players
Thursdays, 10:00 a.m.
Cost is $7 per class.

Thursdays, 12:30 p.m.
Call the Center for titles.

Men’s Discussion Group
Fridays, 10:30 a.m.

Beginner Knitting Class
Fridays, 11:30 a.m.
Free class. Sign-up is required.

Table Tennis
Five Days a Week, 12:30 p.m.
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays are for experienced players; Tuesdays & Thursdays are for those new to the game.

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