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Knee Slapping, Toes Tapping – Comedy & Jazz Coming to Wayland

The Friends of the Wayland Council On Aging is sponsoring a fundraiser featuring nationally known Social and Political Humorist Jimmy Tingle and the Shane Wood Jazz Trio, Saturday, September 23, 2017, 7:30pm at Sandy Burr Country Club. In addition to hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, there will be a fabulous dessert buffet. All proceeds benefit the Wayland Council on Aging. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased online here, The Village Bank or The Wayland Council on Aging. Tables of four can be reserved if 4 tickets are purchased at the same time. The Friends of the Wayland Council On Aging is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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.

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Impossible Dream 1967 Red Sox

Wednesday, May 24, 1:30pm
with author- Red Sox historian HERB CREHAN
Wayland Town Building – COA

The 1967 Boston Red Sox were 100:1 underdogs to win the American League Pennant—and most experts even thought that was generous. And yet the Impossible Dream team defied all odds and clinched the AL Pennant on the last day of the 1967 season.

Herb Crehan has interviewed 21 members of this Impossible Dream team—also known as “The Cardiac Kids”—plus Manager Dick Williams and Coach Bobby Doer.

As a long-time feature writer for the Red Sox, Herb Crehan has had unprecedented access to these iconic players. He loves to tell the inside story of how the 1967 Red Sox built the foundation of Red Sox Nation.

Don’t miss this fascinating program. No charge but reservations appreciated.

Legal Check-Up Presentation, Wednesday, April 19

Legal Check-Up Presentation, Wednesday, April 19, 10:30am
Wayland COA at Town Building
Presenter: Elder Law Attorney, Denise Yurkofsky

What is an Estate Plan and why does everyone need one? It is not just for the elderly, the wealthy or those concerned about estate taxes. Come and understand the importance of each document in a simple estate plan—a will, durable power of attorney, healthcare proxy, living will, homestead declaration and a trust. Learn how they can be helpful to most people in the event of incapacity and at death. Understand the importance of making sure the titling on your assets and beneficiary designations are consistent with your plan. Presentation will also address the probate process, estate taxes, risks of joint ownership and basic long-term care planning. No charge, but reservations appreciated.

Wayland Council on Aging invites anyone 50 or older to: “Barnraising for SENIORS – A Retirement Planning Program” on Thurs, May 4, at 5:30 p.m. [No Cost to Participants]

Barnraising for SENIORS is a ‘People-Helping-People’ Program

The Wayland Council on Aging would like to enroll 24 pre-retirees for “Barnraising for SENIORS – A Retirement Planning Program”. The 4-hour program is free and the organization is a non-profit [501(c)3]. was started in Wayland more than ten years ago, and has been featured on the front page of 14 newspapers, NPRs ‘Marketplace’ and on TV.

The “Barnraising for SENIORS” retirement planning program is scheduled for Thursday, May 4, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. The program is open to anyone interested in getting help with their retirement planning – but, you must register by calling the Wayland COA at 508-358-2990.

Anyone 50 or older who can’t make the Wayland program is invited to attend the Waltham Senior Center program on Tuesday, April 25th, from 5:30 to 9:45 pm. Call 781-314-3498 to register.