WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2014/2015

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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103 w i n t e r 2 0 1 4 / 2 0 1 5 | W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e Frank Villa, whose knack for demystifying topics like global warming and stem cell research has made his "Science in the News" class a perennial favorite. Kondo's wife, Kyoko, who was featured in the sum- mer 2014 WellesleyWeston Magazine, has taught an origami course. Call it Council on Living If you look back at Council on Aging calendars from 30 years ago, they tend to be dominated by shopping excursions, health programs, and card games. Today, as the retirement years can stretch over 40 years, the councils are finding that they are in effect serving two generations of seniors. While still offering health and social support programs for older seniors, the councils are trying to surmount an image problem. "We are not just a place where people who are old and infirm come to play bingo on Tuesday afternoons," says Gayle Thieme, director of Wellesley COA. "I like to think of us an opportunity center rather than a senior center." Weston COA's Bogle stresses that she takes her cues from the resi- dents. "I'm really a facilitator — how are we going to engage people and keep them active," she says. "The most fun for me is when I see people who don't know each other meeting for the first time and real- izing that they don't live that far from each other." P A I G E T O B I E

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