For 110 years, Wellesley Friendly Aid has been there for residents in their times of greatest need, but that doesn’t mean the venerable non-profit doesn’t also know how to throw a party.
Help them celebrate a century plus of care and concern on Sunday, October 20th, 2pm – 4pm in the Arnold Wakelin Room of the Wellesley Free Library. There will be a birthday party (that means cake!) at the gathering jointly sponsored by Wellesley Friendly Aid, Wellesley Free Library, and the Wellesley Historical Society. Celebrants will go back in time to 1909 with refreshments, music, photographs, and children’s games from the early 1900s as well as a presentation by Wellesley native, Tory DeFazio.
Some of the services offered by Wellesley Friendly Aid include:
- medical equipment loans
- camp scholarships
- financial aid for emergency expenditures
- social activities for the elderly
- support for first generation high school students through the college application process
A group of dedicated trustees and volunteers provide this support to Wellesley residents with the help of generous donations from townspeople and local businesses.
For more information contact:
Karen Mondell, Program Administrator
Wellesley Friendly Aid Association
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SPONSORED POST: The Wellesley Square Merchants’ Association is getting ready for its big “Fall into Wellesley Square” fundraising/shopping event Thursday, October 17 through Sunday, October 20. During those four days when you shop at participating stores, a portion of their proceeds will support one of three Wellesley community partnerships. In addition, some stores are adding extra specials.
Here’s the fundraising breakdown:
Central Street stores will support all Wellesley PTOs
Participating Central Street stores will donate a portion of their proceeds during “Fall into Wellesley” to support all Wellesley PTOs. Thanks to the Wellesley PTO’s, schools are able to provide Creative Arts & Sciences programs, fund all field trip costs including buses, supply new library books and audio/visual equipment, and more.
PTOs that will benefit from your shopping support: Bates, Fiske, Hardy, Hunnewell, P.A.W.S., Schofield, Spraque, Upham, Wellesley High School, Wellesley Middle Schoo.l
Church Square stores will support Friends of the Wellesley Council on Aging
Participating Church Square stores will donate a portion of their proceeds during “Fall into Wellesley” to support Friends of the Wellesley Council on Aging (FWCOA). The FWCOA provides financial support for enhanced facilities, programs, activities, and other needs for the Wellesley Council On Aging.
Grove and Washington Streets stores will support the Wellesley Free Library Foundation
Participating Grove and Washington Streets stores will donate a portion of their proceeds during “Fall into Wellesley” to support the Wellesley Free Library Foundation. The Foundation’s goal is to enrich tax-based support for the Library through gifts, grants, and bequests from individuals and organizations. Through donations, the Foundation provides additional copies of high demand books, technology and building improvements, and operation of the privately funded Fells Branch Library.
All this and free parking, too
The Board of Selectmen has waived parking fees at all 2-hour meters (on street and lots) in Wellesley Square for this Thursday – Saturday event.
As part of this year’s Boston Book Festival, volunteers in various suburban towns, including Wellesley, have hidden books by the Festival’s participating authors as a way to build excitement about the free event, which takes place in Copley Square and Roxbury on October 19th and 20th.
In Wellesley the search is officially on for Boston Book Festival presenter and Wellesley High School 1989 graduate Louise Miller’s novel, The Late Bloomer’s Club. When Nora is left an unexpected inheritance, she’s also left with some hard decisions. Should she cash out the acreage, on which a developer is eyeing as the site for a big box store, or hold tight to the land and keep it beautiful for today’s and future generations of Vermonters?
How to find the hidden book:
Clue #1: The hiding place for The Late Bloomer’s Club is “Near the house that moved.”
Go or Stay: Housing Choices for Older Adults
WHEN: Tuesdays, October 15 and Tuesday, October 29
LOCATION: Main Library, Wakelin Room
Attend a series of two panel discussions debating the question of whether one should age in place or move to a retirement community.
On October 15, the ‘Stay’ panel will address questions about different approaches to staying in one’s home. What challenges were encountered? What modifications have been required? How do the costs compare with those associated with moving?
On October 29, the ‘Go’ Panel will discuss the factors that influenced the panelists’ decisions to move to a retirement community. What distinguishes the different forms of retirement communities? How one decide which is the right community?