News and Updates from the Council on Aging, May 3, 2012

HEALTHY BACK, Starts Monday, May 7, 1-2pm, Hearing Room
3-Week series: 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, $19 (Pre-Register by 4/25)
Instructor: Ellen Cohen-Kaplan, Occupational Therapist and Certified Personal Trainer.  Learn practical, hands-on ways to prevent pain and build strength in your back. Learn proper body mechanics to strengthen your back and maintain function for everyday activities. Key concepts will include basic back anatomy, causes of back pain, prevention of injury, and maintaining range of motion for long term back health.

ZUMBA and CONDITIONING CLASS
Starts Wednesday, May 9, 11am-Noon
Wayland Town Building Gym
$3/class. Pay by the class.
Instructor: Ellen Cohen-Kaplan, OTR/L, MAS, CPT.
This high-energy cardio-fitness class is the latest addition to the Latin dance craze that is sweeping America. Learn easy-to-follow dance steps such as the salsa, meringue, and cha-cha. An excellent workout and lots of fun as you tone and sculpt your body while burning calories. No dance experience necessary, just lots of spirit and a willingness to try something new.  (May 9 is a “Free Try It”) 
 
2nd Wed BROWN BAG SEMINAR SERIES, Wednesday, May  9 at Noon, Town Building
Speaker: Researchers, M.I.T. AGE LAB
MIT’s Age Lab exists to invent new ideas and practical solutions for the improvement of health and function. Learn some of the different research approaches to understand better the aging process. Marvel at AGNES (Age Gain NowEmpathy System), a full “bodysuit” that calibrates the approximate motor, visual, flexibility, dexterity, and strength of a person in the mid-70s. This is a subscription series. The final session is June 13: Naturopathy with Dr. Li Hsu and Acupuncture Demonstration. The pro-rated fee to join for May/June is $10. Bring a sandwich. (Appetizer, beverage, dessert, speaker, and fascinating discussion included!)
 
“CUBA: SOCIALISM WITH A SALSA BEAT”
Photojournalist, Barry Pell
Thursday, May 10, 7pm, Town Building  ~Free~
Cuba, the Pearl of the Antilles, is the largest and least commercial Caribbean country. Political factors have prevented the onslaught of mass tourism resulting  in a nation of picturesque colonial towns, intriguing Afro-Cuban culture, catchy popular music, and enchanting countryside. This presentation explores the length of the island and describes how its recent revolutionary history has both shaped and preserved its culture. Based on Mr. Pell’s travels and accompanied by his photography, the program will describe current conditions in Cuba and the lives of its people.   (This presentation has been made possible by a grant from the Wayland Cultural Council, ,a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.)
 
IS YOUR 65TH BIRTHDAY APPROACHING? DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT  MEDICARE?
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 7pm,
Town Building COA, No Charge
No worries—we are here to help you! SHINE (Serving the Health Information Needs of Elders) are trained, qualified, independent, free, and confidential Medicare/Medicaid counselors. This informative overview will address those who are new to Medicare and those who would like a review of programs that may be available to help them with their insurance coverage. If you have additional questions, private, free counseling appointments may be scheduled
 
$2 WARM UP / COOL OFF LUNCHEONS ARE BACK WITH A NEW NAME: WAYLAND COA CAFE! 
The Friends of the Wayland Council On Aging have partnered with the Wayland Business community to provide a grant that will offset luncheon expenses, allowing for the $2.00 luncheons to continue on the FIRST WEDNESDAY of the month at noon. We have changed the name to the WAYLAND COA CAFÉ.  Reservations are required.  Our thanks to the FRIENDS COA and our business sponsors. 
WAYLAND COA CAFÉ, Wednesday, June 6 at Noon, Reservations Required, Luncheon Cost: $2
Menu: Pizza Buffet and Salad, beverage and dessert
Our thanks to June’s COA Café  business supporter:  BALDWIN INSURANCE,  260 Boston Post Rd., Wayland, MA (508 358-5383)
 
SUDBURY VALLEY NEW HORIZONS JAZZ BAND
Flag Day: June 14, 7pm-8pm, Town Building Courtyard
Music of the 30s, 40s and 50s!  No Charge!
Don't miss this fun, outdoor concert with the Sudbury Valley New Horizons Jazz Band!
COA is bringing back the outdoor concerts to the Town Building. The New Horizons Jazz Band will be a great kick-off. You'll find yourself toe tapping, singing or dancing to their music. Bring a folding chair or a blanket to position on the lawn… or take advantage of the available seating.  (In case of rain, this will become a "Pops Style” concert in the Hearing Room!)

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