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Students share music with Westwood seniors

With the Senior Center closed until June 1 and town events cancelled, local students and teachers are looking for new ways to share music with Westwood’s seniors. Music Matters, a music appreciation program that was scheduled to take place at the Senior Center, has moved online to a YouTube channel for the remainder...

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Students share music with Westwood seniors

With the Senior Center closed until June 1 and town events cancelled, local students and teachers are looking for new ways to share music with Westwood’s seniors. Music Matters, a music appreciation program that was scheduled to take place at the Senior Center, has moved online to a YouTube channel for the remainder...

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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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Wellesley learns mahjong

By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Thursday afternoon, the Tolles-Parsons Center held a teaching event dedicated to learning the American version of the game mahjong, before the beginner crowd was replaced by a more serious, veteran group of players. Mahjong is a difficult game to learn, though some card players have noted its similarity to gin...
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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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Tolles Parsons Center welcomes curious seniors

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By Robby McKittrick Hometown Weekly Reporter On Monday, Nov. 19, the Tolles Parsons Center (TPC) held a welcome breakfast for seniors in the community. Director of Senior Services Gayle Thieme explained that the event was intended for residents of the community who had never had a tour of the center. “The target audience was people who hadn’t...
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Walpole senior citizens compete at puzzles

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By Robby McKittrick Hometown Weekly Reporter On Wednesday, October 31, the Council on Aging hosted its monthly Olympic games. Every month, seniors come together to compete at a particular mind game. On this day, the game was a variety of dot-to-dot puzzles. “You exercise your body, you exercise your spirit, but what about your mind?”...
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Council on Aging hosts volunteer fair

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By Robby McKittrick Hometown Weekly Reporter On Wednesday, October 31, the Walpole Council on Aging held a volunteer fair for members of the community. The Senior Center hosted the fair because the facility is moving to a new home at the beginning of 2019, where there will be additional volunteer opportunities. “We are getting ready to...
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Ground broken on new senior center

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Correspondent Though construction has just started, there is already much excitement over Walpole’s senior center. Members of the community gathered on Monday, October 30 to break ground on the new South Street facility, which will eventually replace the current center on School Street. The new senior center will consist of...
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Wellesley voters approve Senior Center project

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff Wellesley voters took to the polls on May 10 for a special election, and passed a debt exclusion for the construction of a new Senior Center. With 25 percent of Wellesley’s 15,900 registered voters casting their votes, the debt exclusion question passed with a vote of 2,221 for the...
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