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Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable

Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization of men and women incorporated in 1999. The goal of the Roundtable is to raise awareness about the issue of domestic violence through community education and networking and to improve the coordination between public and private services for victims and families touched by domestic violence.

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Upcoming programs from the Council on Aging: Tai Chi, Zentangle, Archaelogy for Genealogists

THE TAI CHI PARADIGM: Master Calvin Chin Academy. “A modern approach to an antiquated way”  New offering at  WaylandCOA!   Free “Try-Its” on  Monday Mar. 19 & 26 2-3pm, Large Hearing Room. Attend the free introductory, informational sessions taught by both Master Calvin Chin and Lucien Zoll. Experience exercises designed to reinforce posture and fundamental movement of the Tai Chi Paradigm, a form of mindfulness meditation in motion. This unique and highly regarded program is appropriate for all levels.

ZENTANGLE, A Meditative Art Form,  Two  session class:  Weds, March 28, and April 41:30-3:30pm, COA.  2 week course: $15, all materials included, Pre-register.  ZENTANGLE is an easy-to-learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns that anyone can learn and enjoy!   People of all ages with varying artistic skills all find it equally captivating. It is a fascinating new art form that is fun and relaxing.  It increases focus, creativity and an increased sense of personal well-being. Taught by a Certified Zentangle Teacher, CZT.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR Karen Keefe: PhD in Naturology (psychology and healing). Certified Holistic Educator, Certified Transformational Breath facilitator and Master trainer; a Usui Shiki Ryoho and raku Ki Reiki Master; Certified practitoner in music and imagery therapy, nutritional herbology, attitudinal healing and health consulting, Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT). 

ARCHAEOLOGY FOR GENEALOGISTS, Presenter: Tonya Largy, Archaeologist. Tuesday, March 27,  1:00pm,  COA. No charge but reservations requested. Historical archaeologists work from existing documents but their excavations are subjecting the written information to “ground truth”.  In Archaeology, this means that the data recovered either supports or challenges what was written about past persons and events.  Ceramics and other types of artifacts, as well as archaeobotany, archaeofaunal analysis, radiocarbon dating, ground penetrating radar and other scientific techniques are used to make conclusions about cultural life at a particular place during a particular time.  Sometimes that recovered data raises new questions! Reserve now for this interesting presentation with Wayland resident, Tonya Largy.

 ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Tonya Largy is an archaeologist with extensive experience analyzing both botanical and man-made materials from archaeological sites throughout New England and the U.S.  Currently an independent consultant, Tonya previously worked at Harvard University’s Peabody Museum and is a past president of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society.



Swing Into Spring!

Are you “In the Mood” for a good time? Come Swing into Spring with your family at an intergenerational concert and dance on Sunday, March 25 from 2-4pm in the Town Building’s Large Hearing Room. Enjoy the unique sound that only an 18-piece big band can produce.

The Soft Touch Dance Band, with vocalists Caroline Griep and Gordon Russell, specializes in the irresistible music of the Swing Era. Bring your family, and expose your kids to music and movement from the swingin’ 1940s.

When you’re not dancing, relax in Pops-style seating and enjoy free refreshments while you listen to the music.

This second annual community concert is sponsored by the Wayland Council on Aging (COA), with support from the Friends of the COA, and by a grant from the Wayland Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Introduction to Duplicate Bridge, Wednesday evenings at the COA

INTRODUCTION TO DUPLICATE BRIDGE, Wednesday evenings.  COA Town Building  6:30pm. Pre-registration required (508 358 2990)

Experienced bridge players who are comfortable with bidding and play, as well as those with 0-20 ACBL Masterpoints, will find this to be an enjoyable evening. Advance sign-up is required for each weekly game as only full tables will be played. At the end of EACH individual hand, the instructor will discuss the bidding, the play and the results. Eight to ten hands will be played each evening and the evening will wrap up before 9pm. The cost is $5 per evening.  Reservation is required for each evening session. This game is ACBL-sanctioned.  Call COA 508 358 2990 to make reservations Games schedule for Jan 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21.

Instructor Jim Culhane is an American Contract Bridge League Certified Bridge Teacher, Club Director and elected board member for the Central Massachusetts Bridge Association (Unit 113). He is an ACBL-ranked Bronze Life Master and writer on their website.

Upcoming Events from the Wayland Council on Aging

Wayland Police Chief Robert Irving


Hail to the Chief!  “A Salute to Retiring Police Chief Robert Irving”
Wednesday, September 6 at 12pm at the Town Building: COA
Wayland Council On Aging will celebrate the career of retiring Wayland Police Chief Robert Irving on Wed, Sept. 6, Noon in the COA. Residents are invited to stop by to thank the Chief for his years of service to Wayland. There will be a Presentation at noon, a light buffet as well as some retirement ideas for the Chief’s consideration! There is no charge but reservations are appreciated (508 358 2990)
Medication Take Back will be held as usual from 11:30am-Noon in the COA. This has been an on-going program with the Police Dept at the COA. Bring your expired or no longer needed meds to the COA for disposal.

How could Techniques Used in TV News and Commercials make you More Comfortable and Confident?
Morning classes start September 6; Evening classes start Sept 7
Register through Wayland COA

Want to do something “NEW” and different this Fall and be able to use what you learn? You will watch TV in a whole new way. Learn to deliver On Camera Commercial copy from a professional casting director. Your new skills will make you more relaxed and effective in group settings or in front of a camera – like local cable. This is a fun class. There is no memorization involved. Join other residents who are equally curious about this unique opportunity.

“Techniques For On Camera Commercials” is a 4-week course starting in September. Classes are 90 minutes each. Both day time and evening sessions will be offered at the Town Building.

Pre-registration required. Call the COA at 508 358 2990; $40/session (4 classes). Evening session starts Sept. 7 at 7pm. Morning session starts Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 10:00am This course is taught by long-time Casting Director Ann Baker whose credits include several television shows including “Spenser For Hire”

Great Courses DVD Lecture Series at COA
September: The Guide to Essential Italy
Mondays, September 11, 18, 25 1pm-2pm
Closed Captioning (Note: Wayland Town Building closed September 4)
Working with experts from Smithsonian and their renowned cultural travel program, Smithsonian Journeys, The Great Courses has created this “Grand Tour”. Explore Rome, Florence, Venice, and other culturally rich locations, such as Pompeii and Perugia. It highlights countless masterworks of artistic genius, and examines the impact of Italian history on the rest of the world. Your video tour guide is Professor Kenneth R. Bartlett, University of Toronto, who has devoted much of his career to bringing Italian culture and history into classrooms. He has also led tours of Italy for more than 30 years.
No charge. Reservations are not needed.

Way-Secure: Help Public Safety Officials Help You

On Wednesday, June 21 at 7pm the Wayland Fire Department will give a presentation on WAY-SECURE, a new program that provides public safety responders with your critical information in the event of an emergency. Way-Secure is available to everyone, but is particularly designed for those with medical and cognitive conditions. The presentation will be at the Council on Aging in the Town Building.

Residents who register for Way-Secure provide information about their home and medical conditions that is kept in a secure database. The information is available only to emergency personnel when they respond to an emergency call originating from your address.

Way-Secure has four components, and residents can choose to register for some or all. They are:

  1. The Structure File, a secure database used by the Wayland Fire Department, includes information about the home as well as medical information and emergency contacts;
  2. The File of Life, which residents keep at home, includes detailed medical information including allergy alerts, prescriptions, insurance, and doctor and hospital preferences;
  3. The Home Safety Evaluation is completed by a firefighter who will make suggestions on how to eliminate unnecessary hazards in the home; and
  4. The Safety Net Tracking System, which helps locate a resident at risk for wandering.

Wayland residents who wish to register for Way-Secure will complete a registration form, providing information for any or all of the program’s four components. Forms will be available at the presentation on Wednesday, June 21 or by calling the Wayland Fire Department at 358-6910 or the Council on Aging at 508-358-2990.

Jazz and Comedy Club, September 23

♫ What are you doing New Year’s, New Year’s Eve?  No, no, that isn’t right.  What are you doing on Saturday evening, September 23?  You don’t know?  Well, do we have something special for you!

Nationally known social and political comedian Jimmy Tingle and the Shane Wood Jazz Trio will be playing at Sandy Burr Country Club on September 23rd at 7:30pm, sponsored by the Friends of the Wayland Council on Aging.  No, there won’t be lobster but there will be fun and laughter, good times with friends, smooth music to get you moving, a live auction, and hors d’oeuvres and dessert.

Tickets for this festive fundraiser are $75 per person and will be available at the Village Bank, the Council on Aging, and soon online.  So put the date into your calendar and then have a nice summer

New Wayland program aims to keep people secure

Firemen training with Safety Net Tracking system. Photo from Wayland Fire Dept Facebook Page

Wayland Town Crier 5/23/17: New Wayland program aims to keep people secure. Town officials are teaming up to promote an array of services to help keep seniors and others safe. The services, which include new and existing efforts, are being promoted under the WAY-SECURE program, Fire Chief David Houghton said. “It certainly is being proactive,” Council on Aging Director Julie Secord said of the program, which in part seeks to provide firefighters with valuable information before an emergency happens.