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Pool league a huge hit with Walpole COA

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter While the Walpole COA has an absurd number of activities for seniors, ranging from Zumba and tap dancing to mahjongg and dominos, perhaps the most popular activity is playing pool on one of two tables on the top floor of the Walpole Co-Operative Bank South Street Center. In fact,...
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Students, seniors meet for Tech Day

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Every year, it seems, there’s a new device, component, or system added to our already-challenging everyday technological landscape. For kids who have grown up with monthly iPhone updates, these changes are just routine. But using these devices can be difficult for those who were introduced to them later...
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K9 unit visits Needham seniors

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff On January 15, members from the TSA K9 program came to the Needham Center at the Heights to show seniors the work they do every day while patrolling Logan Airport. It was the first time most members of the audience had met working dogs. Officer Randy Cabral took the time...
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New decade, same ice cream

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Every year, millions of people face the ongoing problem of whether or not to stay up until midnight to celebrate the new year. This year, Medfield’s Council on Aging had a solution for some older folks: celebrating New Year before midnight. On December 31, the COA welcomed seniors...
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Ukulele players brush up skills

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Thursday afternoon, The Dover Library was full of the sound of muted strings, as Lisa Cohen taught a group of ukulele players various strumming patterns. Cohen, an Ayurvedic health counselor and yoga teacher, explained what was going on by noting: “This is just a skills workshop for ukulele. The...
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Walpole Council on Aging plays bocce

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Even though they’re meant to be fun, games can be intimidating. Anybody who's tried to play pool with somebody who clearly grew up with a table in their basement, or felt like they’re annoying a veteran card-shark when they need to have the rules explained to them, knows...
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Dover, Sherborn seniors unite for picnic

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Dover and Sherborn share a middle and high school, so there isn’t a huge need to create situations for the kids in the two closely aligned towns to come together. For seniors, however, that’s not the case. To remedy that situation, the Dover and Sherborn Councils on Aging...
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Tincknell performs ‘Swingin’ on a Star’

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Thursday, May 16, the Pilgrim Church hosted both their a-few-weeks-too-late Cinco de Mayo celebration, as well as the music and jokes of Roger Tincknell. Tincknell had performed for the Sherborn seniors for three years in a row, and since he had done Latin music last year, the...
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Eyemobile tests seniors at Pilgrim Hall

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_32854" align="alignright" width="300"]Pat Mulhall, Sherb and Sherb Jr. check-in patients for the Eyemobile. Pat Mulhall, Sherb and Sherb Jr. check-in patients for the Eyemobile.[/caption] On Thursday afternoon, the Sherborn Lions, a nonprofit offering free health screenings through the Lions Club...
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Martha Washington visits Sherborn

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff It’s rare that women from history get the attention they rightfully deserve. First Ladies, in particular, are rarely seen for their accomplishments in light of their husbands’ success. Seniors visiting Pilgrim Church on March 28 were given the chance to see those accomplishments a bit more clearly as...
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Scouts teach seniors phone technology

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Saturday morning, Boy Scout Troop Number One made the hike to the Dover Library to complete the third leg of their project designed to help local seniors better understand technology. While the first two sessions were largely focused on computers, this one was based on better...
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COA hosts St. Patrick’s lunch

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff There were no leprechauns to be found during Westwood’s Council on Aging‘s St. Patrick’s Day celebration. However, there was plenty of green. A sea of shamrock green filled the room to the brim - green sweaters, t-shirts, scarves, hats, pants, and ties. Some had bouncy shamrocks that moved every...
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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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Seniors invited to intergenerational pool hall

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_32090" align="alignright" width="225"]Daniel King keeps his eye on the ball during a game of ping pong. Daniel King keeps his eye on the ball during a game of ping pong.[/caption] Maybe the seniors were scared. On Tuesday night, the Needham Center...
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Chocolate tasting party lets seniors sample

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_31909" align="alignright" width="300"]After looking over the entire spread, a senior opts for a brownie… After looking over the entire spread, a senior opts for a brownie…[/caption] Supposedly, the connection between chocolate and Valentine’s Day began when Richard Cadbury, desperate for...
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Crafty Westwood seniors hard at work

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_31810" align="alignright" width="225"]Julie Pinel shows off their last craft, the Patriot’s scarves Julie Pinel shows off their last craft, the Patriot’s scarves[/caption] When asked for a final quote to put a bow on the day of crafts, the ladies of the...
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Scouts and seniors make music together

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By Alex Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_31545" align="alignright" width="300"]Many of the scouts were new to the instrument, so seniors lent them a hand when needed. Many of the scouts were new to the instrument, so seniors lent them a hand when needed.[/caption] Members of the Dover-Sherborn...
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South Street Center draws in seniors

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By Alex Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_31185" align="alignright" width="300"]The COA’s January birthday ladies are put in the spotlight for a singing of ‘Happy Birthday.’ The COA’s January birthday ladies are put in the spotlight for a singing of ‘Happy Birthday.’[/caption] Last Wednesday afternoon, the Walpole Council...
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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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Line dancing provides stress-free exercise

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter While vacations and cold and flu season cut the number of dancers at Needham’s Center at the Heights, the enthusiasm did not seem diminished in any way as Hsiu-Hui Chen led her pupils through stretching exercises, “The Cupid Shuffle,” and a John Travolta in “Saturday Night Fever”-inspired number...
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