SCOSA Turns 10! Festival Pre-Plans:
May 18, 2017 – Save the date to help us celebrate SCOSA's 10th Anniversary! This year's national Older Americans Month national theme is AGE OUT LOUD. As usual, we will capture this theme with a variety of enjoyable and informative activities. You spoke, and we listened - this year's Festival will be a new adventure involving both older adults and professionals to learn, engage, and speak out! Let's just say, you won't want to miss this celebration, so stay tuned for details! In the meantime, email Gina.Maguire@stockton.edu with any questions.
News and Newsworthy:
SCOSA’s dedicated part-time staff have all been busy of late. A sampling …
Gina Maguire was quoted extensively in the Health Connections section of the Daily Journal in an article on how “Journal writing can help with healing and wellness”. Gina also receive another Adjunct Faculty Opportunity Fund stipend to research and develop a lesson tentatively named: Knowledge is the Key: Elder Mistreatment and Abuse in Society that will be added to her Aging & Health course.
Mico Lucide was quoted in an article titled “Proponents voice support for transgender policy at EHT schools” in The Current of Egg Harbor Township for his comments to the school board of EHT in support of their proposed Transgender Student Policy. In addition to his role with SCOSA, Mico also volunteers with Stockton's Women's, Gender & Sexuality Center.
Director Dave Burdick was interviewed for, and quoted in, the "Live Long and Prosper" Cover Story in the January 20th issue of Explore Magazine in the Press of Atlantic City. He was also interviewed by David Spatz on WOND-AM radio discussing SCOSA's new Memory Café. Dave also recently received a $50,000 grant from the Retirement Research Foundation for the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education for a project entitled Founders 3.0 that will fund revenue generation projects of various AGHE committees.
In addition …
SCOSA/Alzheimer's Memory Café's Inaugural was featured in a January 28th story in the Press of Atlantic City. Visit room F-121 at Stockton University any Saturday at 10:30am – 12:00 noon to experience this powerful and comforting program. See below for more details on how to register!
Michael Kuhlman's Find, Get, and Keep the Job You Want program, based on the SELFIE Method he developed, has received coverage from the Hammonton Gazette and Hammonton News. A well liked program by attendees, this workshop often gets positive coverage from local news outlets, and we thank Mr. Kuhlman for working with us!
Memory Café continues each Saturday!
If you or a loved one are living with early stages of cognitive impairment, you may know that it can be challenging to maintain social ties with people that don't understand Alzheimer's disease or related disorders. Every Saturday from 10:30-12:00noon in Stockton Room F-121, SCOSA and the Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter host a memory café for individuals living in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease or a related disorder and their loved ones. Socialize with peers, have fun and develop new friendships in a safe, relaxed environment facilitated by trained volunteers. Care partners are encouraged to attend. For more information or to register, please contact David Johnson at 800.272.3900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, SCOSA's Memory Café participant Anita Goldberg will hold an Alzheimer's Café at Spring Village on Wednesday, March 29th from 11:30am – 1:00pm. Lunch will be served; RSVP is required by calling (609) 404-1099.
Update on SCOSA's "Gray is Green" Sustainability Initiatives
SCOSA Sustainability Matters Five-Part Series Starts on March 25th
On consecutive Saturdays from March 25th through April 22nd, SCOSA will present Jeff Quattrone (Stockton Studies in the Arts, class of ’84) in a series of workshops focused on everything from how to be an effective sustainability advocate, to how to protect our beautiful and fragile Southern New Jersey ecosystem. The programs, free and open to the public, will run from 1:00 – 2:30pm in the Campus Center, Meeting Room 3. Click Here to see the flyer!
STEMing Aging Programs
In a continuation of his Fall Semester project designed to involve SCOSA older adult participants in programming related to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), Dan Hernandez, professor and chair of Stockton’s biology department and SCOSA Faculty Fellow, is conducting a number of intergenerational service learning activities with his students and older adults at various local assisted living facilities. In April, we will profile his efforts.
Other SCOSA Programs this Month:
Brown Bag Lunch & Learns: Free Webinars for Professionals, Faculty/Staff, and Students
Through our membership in the American Society on Aging (ASA), SCOSA continues our presentation of informative ASA Webinars. The programs run from 1:00 - 2:00pm. To register please e-mail Gina.Maguire@Stockton.edu, providing your full contact information, indicating which program(s) you plan to attend and whether you need her to e-mail you a temporary parking pass. For additional details on each program, please CLICK HERE.
- Wednesday, March 1, 2017: Living at Home with Diabetes
- Tuesday, March 7, 2017: Methods and Techniques for Early Screening for Dementia with People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Programs Sponsored by Others at Stockton *
* Please also note links to various Stockton organizations with programs of interest to the public in our newsletter footer each month.
The Stockton Center for Community Engagement in conjunction with the Superior Court of New Jersey will present a session on the laws surrounding foreclosure and what happens after someone receives a foreclosure notice on Thursday, March 16 2017 in room L-112 (near the Stockton Performing Arts Center). The free event will feature an expert panel and a question and answer period. Click here for additional information. Stockton is on spring break so there will be ample parking available.
Stockton's Kramer Hall Presents “The Golden Age of Hollywood”
Thursday, March 16 from 6PM - 8PM at Stockton’s Kramer Hall, located 30 Front Street in Hammonton. Hammonton's Third Thursday theme in March is "Hollywood!" The Golden Age of Hollywood (1934 - 1965) produced many musical films that the American public couldn't get enough of. This discussion will focus on musical style and content during the Classical Hollywood Era. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP to email@example.com. For more information, click here or visit www.stockton.edu/hammonton
Stockton World Language Tables provide a welcoming and no-pressure environment to practice world language skills. Community members who want to learn, practice, polish, or share their language skills are welcome to join this student-led activity. SEE FLYER HERE.
Programs Sponsored by SCOSA's Community Partners
Healthy Eating on a Budget with a Smoothie Demo. Through AtlantiCare's Lunch and Learns, you can find out how eating healthy doesn't have to be expensive! Participants will be provided with materials and tips to make healthy choices while staying within a budget.
Contact Cape Atlantic's 26th Annual Spring Sensation takes place on March 31, 2017. Sponsored by Mark Arbeit and Company, funds raised will help continue their programs for the elderly and disabled living in Atlantic and Cape May counties. There are more than 220 clients (the youngest is 45 years old and the oldest 101), who receive a free daily call as part of Contact Cape Atlantic’s Reassurance Program. Their Gatekeeper Program helps provide referrals for in-home services that help individuals continue to live safely at home. Tickets can be purchased at www.contactcapeatlantic.org