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News and Updates from the Council on Aging, August 31, 2012

First Wednesday COA CAFÉ
Wed. Sept. 5, Noon
Pizza, Salad, Dessert; reservations required ($2). Special thanks to this month’s sponsor: Doug Leard, Realtor, Coldwell Banker (Weston).
MOVIE: GIRLFRIEND (filmed in Wayland)
Fri. Sept. 7, 12:30pm, No Charge

COMMUNITY SALUTE TO RETIRING VETERANS AGENT JOHN TURCHINETZ
Wed. Sept. 12 10-11:30am
Please stop by the Wayland COA between 10 and 11:30am as we pay a special tribute to retiring Veterans Agent, John Turchinetz, recognizing his commitment to Veterans and the Wayland community. State Rep. Tom Conroy is scheduled to present a citation at 10:30am. Special cards are available in the COA for personal notes that will be placed in his scrapbook. If you are not available Sept. 12, please mail or drop off a card to be included. Continental Breakfast will be served. The Black Eagles Jazz Band pianist, Bob Pilsbury will provide patriotic background music with special songs from WWI, WWII and more. Reservations are not needed; just drop in at your convenience that morning to be part of our special salute.

ZUMBA
Fall Session begins Wed., Sept. 12
Call COA to confirm location for the first class only, $3

MONTHLY “DINE AROUND”
September: MORSE TAVERN
Tuesday, Sept. 18, 11:30am
85 East Central Street (Rte 135) Natick (508-655-7878)
Do you enjoy going out to lunch with others? Consider joining us each month as we try new locations. Meet at the restaurant at 11:30am. Call the COA to let us know if you plan to be there and if you will need transportation. We will notify the restaurant of the approximate number and request that separate checks be given. The Morse Tavern menu is available at the COA.

COA “THINK TANK” LUNCHEON
Wednesday, Sept. 19, Noon
Be a part of the planning process that will help guide programs and services at the COA! Complimentary Luncheon in exchange for your ideas. Please make a reservation.

Are you interested in day trips. overnight trips, increased art programs, museum or concerts tours? Would you like to help suggest a local travel schedule for our new 16-passenger van or share ideas for special events, speakers, services. Be part of our “think tank” luncheon. Each table will focus on a specific topic. You’ll chat over lunch with your tablemates. During dessert, we will hear briefly from each table about the interesting ideas discussed. It should be great fun! To assist us with the order for the caterers, please make a reservation. When you make your reservation, please also indicate your table topic of greatest interest. Table Topics: 1) Overnight trips, 2) Day Trips, 3) COA Van Shuttle Service locations, 4) Educational workshops, 5) Speakers, 6) Health and Wellness programs, 7) Special Interest programs or gatherings (For ex: Bridge, Mahjong, Quilting, Genealogy). If you have additional ideas not related to your table topic, there will be an opportunity to share those thoughts as well.

SELF DEFENSE FOR THE RELUCTANT WOMAN
Wed., Sept. 19, 6:30pm-8:30pm, Wayland COA, Pre-registration required, $10
Be ready visually, verbally and physically to protect your personal boundaries.
You know you need car insurance even though you hope you never have an accident. You know you need a fire extinguisher even though you hope you never have a fire! YOU KNOW YOU NEED SELF-DEFENSE TRAINING EVEN THOUGH YOU HOPE YOU NEVER HAVE TO USE IT! This is a one evening, self-defense seminar to be offered at the COA. Learn to be assertive in protecting your boundaries – and if need be – to take physical steps to keep yourself safe. This seminar will include exposure to a trade marked system called PBSS (Progressive Boundary Setting System). PBSS places less emphasis on the physical side of self defense and greater emphasis on being visually and verbally able to protect your personal boundaries. Learn tried and true tactics geared for WOMEN! Nothing fancy or tricky! You will not need to be Bruce Lee or Chuck Norris to get the job done! This is a workshop in self-confidence and self defense. Class size is limited so register early.
Instructors: Robin Natanel and Erik Kondo
*Robin Natanel is a Master Tai Chi instructor and has had specialty training in women’s self-defense with Erik Kondo. Robin offers Tai Chi classes at the Wayland COA.
*Erik Kondo has been in involved in the study of self-defense and the martial arts for 20 yrs and holds a 3rd degree black belt in Jujitsu. Erik is the Founder of a self-defense non-profit “NOT-ME!” It is Erik who has developed and trademarked the innovative teaching tools of PBSS. You will be amazed; he teaches from his wheelchair.

TRIP TO PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM
Thurs. Sept. 20
Leave Wayland at 10am; Leave Museum at 2pm sharp, return to Wayland by 3pm. $30 (includes Museum Admission, bus and driver gratuity. Lunch on your own.)
PEM is currently featuring two exhibits – Ansel Adams – “At the Water’s Edge” and “Hats – An Anthology (on loan from London’s Victoria and Albert Museum). Your trip fee includes transportation and museum admission. Lunch is on your own. There will be three hours to spend pursuing your interests, in or out of the museum. The bus will leave promptly at 2pm from the Museum Entrance. (Café Menu and additional information available at the COA).

MOVIE: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Friday, September 21 at 12:30pm, No charge

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