Senior Services Of The Chathams Offer December Programs

Free snow removal for eligible Chatham seniors, as needed, is available throughout the winter season. The Chatham Senior Center, in partnership with Chatham High School students and the Chatham Safe Routes to School Committee, is offering free snow removal from walkways and sidewalks for eligible seniors and disabled persons. Services will be $15 per hour for those with resources to hire a student. To learn more about the program, contact Center Executive Director, Pam Mansfield at srcenterpam@comcast.net or call 973.635.4565.
On Mon., Dec. 5 to 19, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. a continuation of The Great Courses lecture series, “The World’s Greatest Geological Wonders,” has been set. Tour the most amazing natural wonders. Each session consists of three 30 minute lectures. No need to sign up. Participants do not need to be Chatham residents.
Mon., Dec. 12, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Technology support for seniors has been scheduled. For assistance with your iPhone, iPad, laptop, etc. Call Center at 973.635.4565 beginning Mon., Dec. 6 to schedule a 1-on-1 appt with a Chatham High School student volunteer.
Health screenings are set to be held on Thurs., Dec. 15, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Blood pressure, reading by Right-At-Home, Chatham, NJ, and pre-diabetes, Madison Area YMCA – Diabetes Prevention Program, at the Chatham Senior Center.
Book club to be held Tues. Jan. 17, 2017 at noon. “The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry” – by Gabrielle Zevin. A tale of transformation and second chances. Participants do not need to be Chatham residents. Bus service available to Chatham residents only.
Balance workshops set for Wed., 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 .a.m., Jan. 18 to Mar. 22, 2017 at the Chatham Senior Center. Sessions include in-depth knowledge about how balance works from the ground up. Will improve balance with targeted exercises to do in class and at home. Goal of sessions is to minimize risk of falling, increase functionality in daily life and help maintain independence. Cost is $75 got 10 classes and workbook. Class size is limited to 10 people. Second class offered at 11:15 a.m. if enough interest. Must sign up. Participants do not need to be Chatham residents.
Kati’s Yoga is set for Tues. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Exercises and stretches with attention to effective breathing, for all levels of ability. $45 for six-week session; $9 per class. Instructor: Kati Walker. Open to non-Chatham residents. Bus service available to Chatham residents only.
QI GONG/TAI CHI set for Tues. and Thurs. 11 a.m. to noon. Helps with balance, muscle control and strength with contributing to an overall feeling of well-being and stress release. All levels. $65/10 classes; $40/5 classes; $9 per class. Instructor: Cesar Godoy. Participants do not need to be Chatham residents. Bus service for Chatham residents only.
The Social dancing scheduled for Tues. at 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. instruction; 2:15 p.m. to 3 p.m. practice. Charge is $30 for six-week session or $7 per class. Instructors Frank Pagano and Ramona Rademacher will lead participants with or without a partner in “ballroom” dances. All levels. Participants do not need to be Chatham residents. Call Center at 973.635.4565 for more information.
Reflections set for Tuesdays at 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Women’s friendship and support group discusses issues that concern mature women. New members always welcome.
A Men’s discussion group of current events is set for Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Participants have found this to be a good venue for informal discussion on timely topics as well as a sharing of their past experiences. No prior membership required and all area gentlemen are welcome.
Meditation sessions are set to be held Fridays at 11 a.m. to noon.; $5 per session. For lasting changes to mind, body and soul. Cesar Godoy, facilitator.
Many more activities available, for more information contact the Senior Center at 973-635-4565; chathamseniorcenter.org.

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