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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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Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

Identity theft is an unfortunate reality of modern life. Learn how to protect yourself. Join us Thursday, June 20 at 1:30 p.m. at the Council on Aging, when Amy Schram from the Better Business Bureau will review the most common scams, red flags to watch out for, and steps you can take to protect yourself. She will also talk about how to use the Better Business Bureau to find qualified businesses and contractors. This is part of the COA’s Aging in Wayland initiative.

Come Enjoy Outdoor Summer Concert Series

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It’s time for the 8th annual Community Concert Series in the Town Building Courtyard on Thursday evenings, 7 – 8 p.m., from Thursday, June 13 through Thursday, July 18 (no concert Thursday, July 4). Come enjoy a summer evening and fun music with friends and neighbors. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. (Concerts will be in the Large Hearing Room in uncooperative weather.)

Kicking off the series on June 13 will be Studio Two, a Beatles tribute band. June 20 features the Daybreakers playing rock & roll. On June 27 the Club Soda Band will play top 40s, and on July 11 our own Sudbury Valley New Horizons Band will present a wide range of audience favorites. Wrapping up the series on July 18 will the The Standards, playing oldies and rock.

Sponsored by the Council on Aging, this Community Concert Series is an opportunity to bring the generations together at a feel-good community event. The COA is very grateful to the series’ sponsors: Alkon & Levine, P.C., CPA; Avenu at Natick; Bret Leifer, Professional Numismatist; Traditions of Wayland; The Village Bank; Joanne Berry, Coldwell Banker of Weston; and Middlesex Savings Bank.

Plan to join the fun!

 

Important Legal Questions As We Age

Join us at 7pm on Wed., May 29, for a presentation by Attorney James Tabner from the Mass. Bar Association Elder Law Education Program. He’ll cover estate planning, estate taxes vs. gift taxes, the probate process, the various versions of power of attorney, trusts, and more. Whether you are creating a plan for yourself or helping a loved one, join us for this informative free program. In the Council on Aging at the Wayland Town Building. This is a popular program; please call us at 508-358-2990 to reserve a seat.

Take the COA Community Survey – For All Ages!

The Council on Aging community survey seeks to identify residents’ needs and concerns as they or a loved one thinks about growing older. Whether you are GenX or a Baby Boomer or one of the Greatest Generation, we want to hear from you. Are you or a family member thinking about how or whether you will stay in your home when your needs change? What about transportation? We want to know your questions and concerns. This is part of our year-long Aging in Wayland initiative. Click here for the online survey; paper copies are also available at the COA, or call 508-358-2990. Please let us hear from you!

Come to the “Aging in Wayland” Vendor Expo! Wed. April 17, 2:30 – 6pm, Wayland High School Commons

How can technology help seniors live more safely at home? What are some transportation options for non-drivers? What services can provide support at home? Is home renovation or moving the best choice?

Bring your questions to our Aging in Wayland Vendor Expo, where you can explore the products and services of more than 30 vendors who can help support community members as they grow older. Aging in Wayland is the Council on Aging’s year-long initiative to help people think about and plan for the future.

Best Buy and other technology vendors will demonstrate smart-home devices that support safety and facilitate easy communication with family and friends.

In-home service providers will include organizations focusing on health and wellness, nutrition, down-sizing, and move management. Representatives from co-housing groups and legal services will also be there.

Whether you are looking ahead toward your own “golden years,” or helping a family member or friend, you’ll find lots to learn and think about at the Expo, and plenty of materials to bring home to read and follow up on.

Enjoy live music and light refreshments while you explore the resources available. And don’t miss our top-of-the-hour free raffles. Join us for a fun and fact-filled look at Aging in Wayland!

 

“Wayland City Limits” at Sandy Burr Country Club March 23

“Wayland City Limits”, comprised of many local musicians, returns to the ballroom at Sandy Burr Country Club on Saturday, March 23rd for their third musical fundraiser bash.

Join your friends of all ages and dance to rock, blues, funk, and more!

Ticket sales will benefit Wayland Council on Aging, and help to provide programs and outreach services to and on behalf of seniors to enhance quality of life and promote independent living.
It’s sure to be a fun night of community and music.
Advance Sale Tickets are available online for $20. at Friendsofwaylandcoa.org and $25 at the door.
Doors open at 7:30. Expanded cash bar available.

Songbirds of the Northeast

Thursday, March 21, 1:30 p.m., at the Council on Aging. Naturalist John Root will explore the role of song in birds’ lives, using both photographs and recordings of our region’s songbirds. Why DO birds sing? Come find out! He will also talk about songbirds’ diets, social behavior and other adaptations for survival, and how to make an attractive habitat for songbirds. Please call 508-358-2990 to reserve a spot. (Thanks to the Wayland Cultural Council for supporting this program.)