WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2012

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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Sages & Seekers "I can't believe I'm saying this," she said to me as we concluded our first conversation (after I had promised to consider joining her pro- gram), "I think I started to channel something out of thin air right then and there." A Brilliant Program That "something" became Sages & Seekers. In breaking down the barri- ers age tends to erect around elders, it enriches their sense of self-esteem through a better understanding of their lives. Meanwhile, teens build empathy toward older people and learn how to relate to them as peers. And how to put this simply? The kids get a good, hard dose of what it's like to have made a life over the course of seven or eight decades. That's a commodity that tends to be scarce during the teenage years. 116 WellesleyWeston Magazine | fall 2012

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