Lunch on the Patio (Wellesley Residents Only)
Are you missing lunch at the Tolles Parsons Center? Well, wait no longer! Lunches are back in May. We will be able to accommodate up to 10 people on the Patio each week. Due to space restrictions, we will be offering this program only to Wellesley Residents at this time. We know this is not a large number, but, we hope to increase this over time.
Lunch will be held once a week starting in May, on Wednesdays from 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM.
Where will we eat?
Lunch will be served on the patio. The idea behind lunch is to provide a nice meal to our senior residents along with an opportunity for safe socialization. In the event of anticipated inclement weather, staff will reach out by phone to let all lunch goers know that the Patio will be closed for lunch. Instead, our bus driver's will deliver meals to each address signed-up for lunch.
What is the cost of Lunch?
All lunches must be prepaid at the time of ordering (credit card or check). We have a sliding scale on the costs for lunches. When you call to register, you will be asked if you would like to have your cost subsidized by the Friends of the WCOA, or if you would like to pay the full cost. The full cost of lunch will be $10 and the subsidized cost of lunch will be $5. If you have any financial concerns, please contact Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. All financial transactions are kept private.
What is for Lunch?
The Menu for May will be:
5/5 North End Pizza, Greek Wrap w/ Chicken
5/12 Captain Marden's, Salmon Wrap w/ Cornbread & Coleslaw
5/19 Papa Razzi's, Eggplant Parm Sandwich w/Side Salad
5/26 Fiorella's, Caesar Salad w/Chicken
Will there be coffee to drink?
No. At this time, we will be offering a bottle of water to each lunch goer upon arrival.
How do I sign-up for Lunch?
Interested in signing up for lunch? Call us at (781) 235-3961 to get signed-up today. Please note that due to limited space, lunch will be limited to Wellesley Seniors over 60 only and each caller will only be able to sign-up and pay for a maximum of two people.
When is the last day I can make changes to my Lunch reservation?
The last day to sign-up for Lunch is Monday's at 4 PM.
Activity on the Patio (Wellesley Residents Only)
Missing in-person activities? Come and join us. Our first activity on the Patio is scheduled for May 20th at 1:30 PM, BINGO. If you would like to sign-up, please call us today at (781) 235-3961. This activity will be limited to 10 people. As additional activities are scheduled, they will be announced in the Townsman and on our weekly email news blasts.
Tuesdays on the Patio (Wellesley Residents Only)
We have some great facilitated discussions scheduled for May and June. Each of these discussions are designed to offer residents an opportunity to share in dialogue and promote meaningful conversations. Kate Burnham, Health & Social Services Administrator at the TPC, will lead the groups in a structured format. Each group has a max of 9 participants and is currently limited to Wellesley Residents Only. The topics will be:
- Community Concerns (5/4 & 6/1);
- Widowed & Living Alone (5/11 & 6/8);
- Building New Social Connections (5/18 & 6/15); and
- Loved one with Memory Loss (5/25 & 6/22).
Please call us to register today at (781) 235-3961.
Is the Patio open?
Yes, the Patio is open to all except for when we are hosting: lunch, an activity, or a facilitated group. We will have a sign at the entrance of the Patio which will indicate if the Patio is closed. In general, the Patio will be closed weekly on Tuesdays from 11 AM -12:30 PM and on Wednesdays from 12:15 PM to 1:45 PM.
Will there be movies showing in May?
Yes, movies will be shown in the Multipurpose room on Wednesdays. We will be offering two showtimes for the same movie, 10:15 AM and 1:15 PM. We are limited to five participants at a time and the movie that we will show will be advertised the week in advance. If we have enough interest, we may offer additional showings. Please call us at (781) 235-3961 for our next showing and to sign-up.
Can I make an IT appointment with Lois?
Lois will continue to hold remote help sessions on Thursdays and has begun meeting at the TPC with folks in person to assist with their IT needs on Tuesdays. Please call for more information and to schedule a 45-minute appointment today at (781) 235-3961.
The Mask Order is being relaxed, do I still have to wear a mask on the Patio?
The Governor's latest order goes into affect on Friday, April 30th and allows for the relaxation of the outdoor mask requirement only if people are able to maintain 6 ft social distance.
Where can I read more information about the re-opening plan?
If you are interested in seeing the most up-to-date plan, and/or looking further ahead at what we project, please check out the full plan click here. As we progress forward, we will continue to keep the most up-to-date plan available on the main page of our website at www.wellesleycoa.org. The plan is broken out by category: building access; Covid precautions; programming in-person; programming – remote; services- in-person; services – remote; and transportation. In the plan, a colored-in space means the service/program is expected to be operating/in affect that month. Numbers in parentheses indicate the maximum number of participants for that activity during that month. Please note that while programs begin to slowly return to the TPC, most, if not all, of our programs will continue to be available as a remote option. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at (781) 235-3961 or click here to email us.