The Hometown Weekly for all your latest local news and updates! Delivered to every Home and Business... each and every week!  

Tag Archives: COA

Medfield COA helps seniors get vaccinated

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

About a year ago, councils on aging were still hosting in-person events to bring seniors together for activities like yoga, line dancing, card games, educational programs and birthday parties. But as was the case with many other professions, once COVID-19 hit the USA, the role...

Read more

Seniors calling COAs for vaccination help

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

As anyone that has tried to register for college classes, apply for government-assisted health insurance, or even buy a concert ticket online knows, for even the most tech savvy among us, signing up for things on the internet can be a confusing and frustrating process....

Read more

Walpole begins vaccination rollout

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

One of the unique issues with the COVID-19 vaccine rollout is that the group of people who most need it, seniors, are the same group of people who have the most trouble both registering for and physically getting it. To remedy this situation, Walpole has...

Read more

COA steps up during crisis

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

To an occasional visitor, working at the Walpole Senior Center seems like a pretty sweet gig. You sign in a couple of seniors, maybe do some scheduling, watch a little pool, catch a presentation on Broadway music of the 1940s, grab a sugar cookie, and...

Read more

Tune Timers entertain old timers

[ccfic caption-text format="plaintext"]
By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter As the clock inched towards 1 p.m., one of Medfield’s seniors walked through the doors of the Center, the town’s Council on Aging, and stepped over to the front desk. “Is the swing band playing in there?” she asked the woman behind the desk, pointing to the bright and airy...
Read more

Seniors continue bocce tradition

[ccfic caption-text format="plaintext"]
By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Every Friday from April to October, a group of women from the Dover Council on Aging set aside a couple of hours to get together and play bocce. While it may not be as popular of an activity nowadays, these women have an absolute blast playing. “It’s obviously social,...
Read more

‘Up In Smoke BBQ’ June 13

The Friends of the Dover Council on Aging are inviting all Dover residents to join them outdoors at the Caryl Community Center for an “Up In Smoke BBQ” on Wednesday, June 13, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. This is event's fifth year. The cost is $5 per person pre-registration, or $10 on the day...
Read more

Pine Hill students sing for seniors

[ccfic caption-text format="plaintext"]
By Laura Drinan 
Hometown Weekly Reporter Sherborn’s Pine Hill School has many traditions, but there is one that the town’s seniors particularly enjoy: the annual senior trip to the school. For the past seven years, Pine Hill has invited members of the community to visit their school for a catered lunch and a chorus concert from...
Read more

Medfield chows down to support COA

[ccfic caption-text format="plaintext"]
By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Nine years ago, Tony Centore and his fellow Council on Aging (COA) member, Tom Sweeney, sat in the newly constructed Medfield COA on Ice Hill Road. They chatted about the space, noting the beauty of the high ceilings, welcoming paint color, and abundance of natural light. It wasn’t long...
Read more

Tax Work-off Program accepting applications

The ongoing Tax Work-off Program administered by the Council on Aging has an exciting new change. At last spring’s town meeting the town voted to increase the benefit for Tax Work-off volunteers. The program allows persons 60 and over, who have lived in Medfield for a minimum of three years, who own a home with...
Read more

A day at the Medfield COA

[ccfic caption-text format="plaintext"]
By Christina Perrone Hometown Weekly Intern On Wednesday, June 14, Hometown Weekly visited The Center at the Medfield Council on Aging (COA) to celebrate Flag Day with a cookout. Many of the seniors there had been veterans and wore red, white, and blue in honor of the holiday. However, the cookout was not the main...
Read more

Dover residents await Lifetime Learning

[ccfic caption-text format="plaintext"]
By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff Spring is here (on paper, at least), and it seems everyone is looking for their own personal "something" that marks the end of winter. For some, it’s the return of the Red Sox that means spring has truly sprung. Others may listen for spring peepers singing in the night. Some look out...
Read more

Medfield COA hosts Great Books group

[ccfic caption-text format="plaintext"]
By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter In today’s hectic world, it can be difficult to make time to simply read a book. With the responsibilities of everyday life, as well as the fast-paced world of technology surrounding us, reading can often fall to the wayside. Not so for members of the Great Books Discussion Group at...
Read more

‘Nutcracker’ excerpts delight at COA

On Tuesday, December 27, over 75 guests of all ages attended “Excerpts from ‘The Nutcracker’” by members of Methuen Ballet Ensemble (MBE) at the Wellesley Council on Aging. The performers dazzled the audience with dances from the Land of Sweets, second act of The Nutcracker. This is the fourth year that Methuen Ballet Ensemble performed...
Read more

COA to offer pottery classes

This November, the Wellesley Council on Aging offered a brand-new beginner’s pottery class and it was a success. All students enjoyed creating beautiful, decorative pieces that they will forever cherish. Due to the interest in the class, instructor Ramune Jauniskis is offering six sessions this winter. Ramune is a Wellesley resident and she teaches locally...
Read more

Jazz Social hosted by COA

[ccfic caption-text format="plaintext"]
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...
Read more