October 2021 Program Updates

Stockton is celebrating 50 Years of Education.  Our Gerontology Program has been educating future professionals in aging for 48 Years, and our Older Adult Education, Socialization and Recreation Programs (generally free of charge) are closing in on our 15th Anniversary

SCOSA is joining in the 24 Hour Fund Raiser and invites you to help us raise funds to support our many programs that you've learned about and/or participated in.  Please CLICK HERE to give a one-time donation in support of SCOSA.

Whether your gift is $50, $48, $15 or any other amount every dollar will be well-spent in supporting SCOSA's Mission to Nurture Body, Mind, and Spirit of NJ's Older Adult Citizens through Research, Education, and Services. and we'll be most grateful for your support.  

When You Give, you can make your donation in honor or memory of a loved one, a cherished teacher, or other special person. Or, you can help us recognize the hard work of our Older Adult Education Coordinator Gina Venturella-Maguire, who has set a $5,000 goal as one way to honor and commemorate the life of her dad, Pete Venturella, who passed away on September 21st with a $5,000 fundraising goal to support our programs for older adults and veterans.

CLICK HERE for the Main Ospreys Give Website to see all of the many opportunities and the Universitywide progress.
October, 2021 Additions to Older Adult Education, Socialization & Recreation Programs

We are pleased to announce the following programs for October, that have been added to the offerings listed in our October E-Newsletter.

October is virtual Family History Month (Hints on how to celebrate HERE ), so we have FIVE genealogy related programs! It is also National Cookbook  Month, and ONE of the genealogy programs relates to that!

Working with Unusual Single Records                            Register HERE
Tuesday, 10/12/2021,2:30-3:30pm, Online via Zoom | Have you found a document, postcard or an article in a collection that was given to you, and don’t know how they connect to the family? This program will show you ways to find the connections, friends, neighbors or family. Presented by: Cynthia Theusch of The Genealogy Center.

What Are you Going to Do with All That Stuff? Preparing Our Research for the Future
Wednesday, 10/13/2021, 2:30-3:15pm, Online via Zoom |      Register HERE
There are some basic steps we can take to help ensure our research lives beyond our years, or not. Join Curt Witcher from The Genealogy Center for this program.

Family Food: Using Recipes for Family History           Register HERE
Thursday, 10/21/2021, 6:30-7:30pm, Online via Zoom | As we approach the holidays, it is time to start thinking about how family recipes can help us learn about our family history. Learn how family recipes can be used to bring back memories and encourage family story sharing. Presented by Allison DePrey Singleton of The Genealogy Center.

Putting the Family Back into Family History: Adding Context and Character to our Ancestors
Wednesday, 10/27/2021, 2:30-3:15pm, Online via Zoom |     Register HERE
Enjoy seeing some unusual records and sources helpful in truly finding family stories. Presented by Curt Witcher of the Genealogy Center.
October is also National Health Literacy Month, so we are sharing TWO ASA Webinars pertaining to health!

ASA Webinar: Promoting Brain Health Through Education: Insights From Community-Based Programs and Healthcare Systems            Register HERE 
Tuesday, 10/26/2021, 2-3pm, Online via Zoom | This ASA webinar will discuss brain health refers to how well a person’s brain functions to support everyday activities to function in society. This webinar will discuss the intersection between brain health and dementia and resources the Administration for Community Living (ACL) has developed to help raise awareness around the importance of brain health.

ASA Webinar: Caring for those Who Care: Meeting the Needs of American Indian and Alaska Native Family Caregivers                                Register HERE
Thursday, 10/28/2021, 2-3:30pm, Online via Zoom | This ASA webinar will help providers further their understanding of the experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native caregivers, and improve their multicultural capacities to meet these caregivers’ needs. This webinar is part of the cultural competency training curriculum created by staff of the Diverse Elders Coalition and its six member organizations, with the support of a grant from The John A. Hartford Foundation.
National Hispanic Heritage Month ends on October 15th, and we have a program to celebrate on October 13th!

Noyes Museum Project: Mexican Repujado Activity   Register HERE 
Wednesday, 10/13/2021, 11am-12pm, Stockton at Hammonton, 30 Front St. |        
Repujado is the traditional Mexican art of metal embossing. Join staff from the Noyes Museum and Kramer Hall to design, emboss, and color your own repujado artwork!
Our October Walks celebrate National Go on a Field Trip Month!
Get Outside & Walk in October                                             Register HERE
Wednesdays, 10/6, 13, 20, & 27/2021 from 1 pm - 2 pm, Location Varies Weekly | Meet Michaelle at 1 pm on Wednesdays in October for a walk. All levels welcome! The location varies each time (click on title for details). You can attend one walk or all ! Let's get moving and take in some fresh air together. Please bring water and comfortable walking shoes.                                 
To see these programs (and more), click HERE to see our robust schedule of programs! Hope to see you at one soon!
Reminder about our October SILL Classes 
In October, we are offering two timely and thought provoking classes with members of Stockton’s world class faculty.   Each four-session course costs just $45. Choose to attend in-person (Masks Required) or via Zoom as the spirit moves you.   
Kameika Murphy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Atlantic History 
October 15, October 22, October 29 & November 5 (Fridays) 
2:30–3:30pm, F-226 (Galloway Campus) or via Zoom for those who prefer. 
Click here or call (609) 626-3591 to register. 
This course offers a Black Atlantic take on the American Revolution. The approach allows us to view the American wars for independence from the perspective of Africans and people of African descent. In so doing, we seek to cast a very familiar topic (the Revolution) into new light. The course traces various developments that resulted from the wars as they were understood and experienced by Afro descendants who participated as central actors shaping its outcome. 
Kameika Murphy is an Atlantic World historian with expertise on the Black Atlantic. She is an assistant professor whose research pays special attention to military communities as a lens through which politics, agency, mobility, and culture in slave societies can be understood in much broader contexts, beyond conflict and war.  
Professors Tait Chirenje and Patrick Hossay 
October 15, October 22, October 29 & November 5 (Fridays) 
3:45–4:45pm, F-226 (Galloway Campus) or via Zoom for those who prefer 
Click here or call (609)626-3591 to register. 
The fate of our survival, and that of the planet, is closely related to how we deal with the most pressing environmental challenges facing us. This course covers some of the major environmental issues we face: urbanization, water quality, air quality (including climate change), and loss of biological diversity. We will also examine some of the most promising solutions, including alternative energy, smart community design, and electric vehicles. 

Some of the older adult programs offered by SCOSA are partially funded under Title III of the Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended, through a grant by the Division of Intergenerational Services, Atlantic County, New Jersey. You may make voluntary donations to SCOSA. Such donations are not a fee and are not required. Any donations received will be used to develop and operate future programs. If you wish to donate directly to SCOSA please make your checks payable to SCOSA and send them to: 

SCOSA/SOBL, Stockton University, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ 08205-9441. 
Quick Links to Stockton Programs and Facilities: 

Arts & Humanities on Facebook and on YoutubePerforming Arts CenterHolocaust Resource CenterArt GalleryVeteran AffairsBayAtlanticSymphony.orgCarnegie Center, Atlantic CityManahawkin Instructional SiteKramer Hall, HammontonAnne Azeez Hall, WoodbineThe Noyes Museum of Art  
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