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Dolly Madison visits Needham

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff On June 12, an audience at the Center at the Heights in Needham was treated to a meeting with one of America’s most beloved first ladies. At one o’clock, the room was filled as people waited to hear from Dolly Madison, fourth First Lady of the United States...
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From Japan to Needham

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff
 The best way for people to learn about a new country is often by talking to people who have grown up in that country. Talking to people older than themselves can be even more helpful. Sharing each of their experiences makes for a perfect exchange of culture. Visitors to...
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‘Ragtime’ Jack Radcliffe wows Needham seniors

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Thursday afternoon, Needham’s seniors were treated to “Ragtime” Jack Radcliffe’s unique brand of great music and self-proclaimed terrible jokes as he gave an hour-long concert at the Center at the Heights (CATH). Radcliffe began by giving the crowd a brief history of country music, introducing himself as hailing...
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Register of Deeds informs seniors

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By Robby McKittrick Hometown Weekly Reporter On Wednesday, October 17, the Council of Aging hosted a talk at the Center at the Heights featuring Norfolk County Register of Deeds William O'Donnell. Around 36 Needham residents visited the senior center for their monthly breakfast and lecturer. O'Donnell explained why it is important for his office to speak...
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Sarah Gardner Trio gets the Heights hoppin’

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter Visitors to the Center at the Heights in Needham were singing, tapping their feet, and dancing up a storm as they listened to the Sarah Gardner Trio perform classics and original music alike. Dozens filled into a room at the Center to hear favorites like “Pennies from Heaven” and...
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CATH celebrates health with music

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter If you’ve ever felt your spirits lifted or your stress melt away after listening to a song, then you’re probably already aware that music has many health and wellness advantages. The Golden Tones, a chorus comprised of retirement-aged men and women, aim to reap the benefits of music and...
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The Center hosts first Snow Ball

By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter On December 13, Needham’s Center at the Heights invited seniors to dance the cold (and the evening) away at the first ever Snow Ball. Although most seniors would prefer to never endure the New England winter’s snow again, a handful happily welcomed a chance to hit the dance floor and enjoy...
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COA celebrates St. Patrick’s in May

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter St. Patrick’s day is the biggest holiday in the month of March. Green shamrocks and “kiss me I’m Irish” t-shirts are ubiquitous. For those who enjoy Celtic culture, there is an abundance of musical and artistic performances. One of these performers is Davis Bates, a storyteller and singer. Bates...
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Generations meet through pen pal program

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter The divide between generations can be hard to bridge, especially when it comes to the very young and the older. However, the brilliant minds at Mitchell Elementary School and the Needham Council on Aging have come up with a plan to help bridge this gap and facilitate the transfer...
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Vintage Voices soar at COA

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter They say people don’t change. Whether that’s true or not, there is ample evidence to suggest that at least passions don’t wither. Every Tuesday, a group of 25 to 30 seniors gather at the Center at the Heights to sing. No experience or musical background is required, simply a...
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Jazz Social hosted by COA

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By James Ensor Hometown Weekly Reporter On a balmy Friday afternoon, The Center at the Heights for the Needham Council on Aging played host to Ross Petot and his jazz band. The event was held for the annual ‘Friends Report and Meeting’ that takes place every July. The Friends are the fundraising branch of...
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