Workshops, Programs On Tap At Chatham Senior Center

Caregivers support, a watercolor workshop, a nutrition series and free blood pressure screenings are all on the agenda in September at the Senior Center of the Chathams.

The senior center is located in Chatham and can be reached at 973-635-4565 or Participants do not need to be Chatham residents to participate in the programs.

The Dementia Caregivers Support Group will meet on Sept. 10, from 10:30 a.m. to noon The group offers a safe and confidential place for caregivers to meet and develop a mutual support system. It is moderated by Phyllis Flemming, former executive director of Victorian Garden Adult Day Center and an experienced dementia support group leader.     

A watercolor workshop with Ed Schuh will be held Sept. 13 from 10 a.m. to noon.   

Poker, with chips only, will be played on Fridays beginning Sept. 14 at 12:30 p.m.   

Brain Games, an interactive presentation about memory and brain health, will be held Sept. 17 at 12:30 p.m. Topics such as food for the brain, exercise and proper rest will be touched upon. There will also be specific brain games that will be played to help stimulate different areas of the brain to help improve memory.  

A nutrition series, “Meals for One or Two,’’ will be held on Sept. 18 at 12:30 p.m., presented by   Nichol O’Brien, registered dietitian at ShopRite of Chatham.

The Fiction Book Club will meet on Sept. 18 at noon. This month’s selection is “News of the World,’’ by Paulette Jiles.  New members are always welcome to join in the discussion.

A free blood pressure screening will be held on Sept. 20 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Walk ins are welcome.

A team trivia contest and pizza event will be held Sept. 21 at noon. Trivia Revolution LLC will host a lively game of trivia. The game will be preceded by a pizza lunch. There will be prizes. Pre-registration is required. The event is offered free of charge courtesy of TD Bank.  

Painting with Acrylics will take place on Sept. 24, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All levels of ability are  welcome. Pre-registration is required. There is a $15 fee for the class.

A balance and stability workshop will be held on Wednesdays from Sept. 26 through Nov. 28 at 10:15 a.m. Tone and Flex instructor Donna Sue Dowton will provide in-depth knowledge about how balance works from the ground up. Participants will improve balance with targeted exercises to help maintain independence and increase functionality in daily life activities. There is a fee of $75 for the class.

The Nonfiction Book Group will meet on Sept. 28 at 11 a.m. This month’s selection is “Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery,’’ by Scott Kelly. New members are welcome.  

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