5 PM to 7 PM
Ever wonder what the Wellesley Council on Aging (COA) does? Have you ever been to the Tolles Parsons Center? Are you curious as to what programs, activities, and services the Wellesley COA offers? Now’s your chance. At the Wellesley COA we offer a myriad of programming, activities, and events. We are excited about this opportunity to invite all Wellesley older adults to come check out our building and a sample of our program offerings. You are welcome and invited to come check out as many activities and spaces that are of interest.
Registration is encouraged, but not required. Call us at (781) 235-3961 or email us here to sign-up today or for questions.
Are you a current participant of the COA? Has it been a while since you attended? Wish you knew more about other programs that we offer? Our Wednesday Welcome is open to you as well. Stop in and say hello and see some of the other programs we offer.
Join us on Wednesday, October 6th from 5 PM to 7 PM at the Tolles Parsons Center at 500 Washington Street, for our COA Sampler. Check out our schedule/hosted activities available below:
Community Service Bears
Do you like to sew? Have you ever been interested in getting involved in a community service group that benefits all ages of our community? Stop by the Wellesley Bank Arts & Crafts Room on the 2nd floor to check out our famous Community Service Bears group. These dedicated crafters meet every Wednesday.
Did you know that we have a fitness center located on our second floor open to Wellesley Residents over the age of 60? We are in the process of procuring additional fitness equipment to expand the available use of the Fitness Center in November. Stop in and take a peak to see what we have to offer.
Friends of the Wellesley COA
Join the Friends of the Wellesley COA, the COA’s non-profit fundraising arm, in the Mary Bowers Café to learn about what it is that they do and how you too can get involved. Refreshments will be available for all to enjoy in the Café area.
How to Age Well Q & A
Each week our Social Worker, Kate Burnham, offers an in-person facilitated discussion group on various topics ranging from: Making New Social Connections; the New Normal; Retired, now what?; to Widowed and Alone. Join Kate in the Lee Conference Room on the second floor for a Q&A around local resources/topics such as: housing, downsizing, insurance, estate planning, etc.
LaBlast Dance Class
Join instructor Karen Karten as she hosts 20 minute LaBlast dance classes back to back in the John & Dwin Schuler Multipurpose Room on the first floor. LaBlast is a dance fitness program based on all the dances you see on “Dancing with the Stars.” It’s partner-free ballroom dance fitness to all kinds of music.
Have you ever heard of Mah Jongg? There is a lot of excited buzz about Mah Jongg! Come learn about what Mah Jongg is and why it is so fun to play. Join instructor Sue Seltzer in the American Legion Room.
We recently acquired a ping pong table that we set up every Friday afternoon for anyone to stop by and play. Stop in and start up a game with another resident in the American Legion Room on the 2nd floor.
Wellesley Pool (Billiards) League
Have you ever played billiards? Been curious about the game? Want an opportunity to play with other folks who are equally excited about playing? Stop by the Pelzcar Cards & Games Room on the second floor to meet some of the League members and see what all the excitement is about.
Did you know the COA works closely with the Wellesley Health Department? Did you know that together we offer monthly wellness clinics where you can get your blood pressure taken and say hello to the Town’s Public Health Nurse, Ann Marie? Stop by the Social Worker’s Office on the second floor to visit the Wellness Clinic.