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Goldman, seniors present library art exhibit

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

The Westwood Public Library is a hub of creativity. Children and adults alike mill about in their free time, finding books that interest them and topics that inspire. 

The library, though, is also known to have a myriad of offerings for those...

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COA Halloween luncheon full of treats

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Halloween is typically focused on kids and candy, but it’s truly an opportunity for everyone to
break away from the stress of everyday life and have some fun. Case in point: seniors at the
Westwood Council on Aging recently engaged in their own merriment — and noshed on their
own fair share...

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COA cooks with Chef Roberta

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Westwood seniors recently gathered at the COA at midmorning on Thursday, October 6, for a Thai cooking lesson with Chef Roberta Hing. The course covered a few simple dishes that could easily be replicated at home. 

Seniors eagerly jumped at the opportunity...

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COA Hiking Club explores Blue Hills

Due to heat, bugs, and vacation, the hiking club tends to have less people participate in the summer leaving the core group to hike alone.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

The Westwood COA hiking club meets year-round, always on a Tuesday, and usually explore...

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Pen-pal program launches at Westwood COA

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Everyone gets lonely. Since March, everyone has been feeling it a bit more than usual. People didn’t have their usual summer hangouts. Many have switched to working remotely. For everyone, this year has been filled with too much isolation. For our most high-risk neighbors, this...

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COA responds to pandemic demands

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

The Westwood Senior Center closed its doors in March as the pandemic was sweeping the nation. Since then, staff members have been trying to provide seniors with entertainment and assistance as they safely remain in their homes. The Westwood Council on Aging (COA) team has...

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COA tries to keep seniors engaged

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

There’s no question that, from a physical standpoint, COVID-19 hit the senior population the hardest. Unfortunately, with people being hesitant to visit their grandparents, seniors being hesitant to leave their homes knowing how hard it hits them, and the unfortunate reality of Massachusetts having lost...

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Senior Center Closed through June

The Westwood Council on Aging has announced that the Patricia Carty-Larkin Senior Center will continue to be closed through June. Additionally, all special programs, trips, and events have been cancelled during the summer months.

While it is disappointing that the senior center will remain closed for the time being, seniors...

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Westwood COA celebrates Thanksgiving

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff On Thursday, November 21st, guests arrived at Westwood’s Council on Aging to have their own Thanksgiving feast.  Guests were greeted by the sound of violins playing as they entered the room and picked their spots at tables. Friends, gathered together for the last time before the holiday, talked about their...
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COA hosts Annual Ladies Tea

On Thursday May 31, the Westwood COA hosted their fourth Annual Ladies Tea sponsored by the Julia Ruth House of Westwood. Over 40 ladies came with hats and gloves to enjoy a delicious lunch of fruit, tea sandwiches, scones and dessert....
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Westwood COA takes to Powisset Farm

The Westwood COA partnered with Powisset Farm in Dover to offer two exciting cooking classes at the Farm last week. The first was an “Understanding and Working with Herbs” session last Thursday, which was enjoyed by 12 participating seniors. The second session was an intergenerational cooking class, during which six seniors and six students made...
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Real Estate 101 at Westwood COA

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter The real estate market is seemingly always in flux, and to understand it seems at times like a grand undertaking. This is made easier with the help of a real estate agent - someone like Elaine de Reyna, for example, who gave a presentation at the Westwood Council on...
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Westwood COA hosts Super Bowl party

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter The entirety of New England was stunned on Super Bowl Sunday when the Patriots came back from a 25-point deficit to beat the Atlanta Falcons and win the game. The night of, people went crazy, running into the streets of Boston and partying the night away. However, a large...
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