Many things stop for the summer, but not Wellesley Neighbors, a non-profit organization for singles and couples over age 55 in Wellesley and surrounding towns. Spring activities included beer-making at Barleycorn’s in Natick, and summer fare ranges from regular events, like the monthly Men’s Lunch and Women’s Night Out, to restaurant outings, the Larz Anderson Auto Museum of Brookline, and Thirsty Thursday at the Wellesley College Club, to name a few.
Anyone interested in learning about Wellesley Neighbors - for themselves or an older family member - is invited for refreshments to a WN member’s home on Tuesday, June 19, from 4-5 p.m. Residents of Dover, Natick, Needham, Wellesley and Weston are welcome. For information and the meeting-place address, contact Executive Director Joyce Wadlington at (781-283-0417, ext. 1).
The six-year-old organization was inspired by Beacon Hill Village in Boston and a growing “village movement” for seniors who wish to age in their communities. Members find new friends and enjoy activities that create a virtual neighborhood of people they can rely on. A member-vetted list of service providers is available, and WN volunteers offer rides and other small services to members who need a bit of help to remain independent at home. WN dues are less than most villages and may be discounted for people who qualify.