Here's the latest from the Sherborn Council on Aging.


Karen Wellerson Juhl is the director of the Sherborn Council on Aging, and may be reached at 508-651-7858 or via email at

Come travel with the COA

Don’t let the winter blues get you down. A day trip is a great way to meet friends and have some fun. The COA has a lot of things planned for this winter/spring AND summer. Whether you want to stay local or head out on a multi-day excursion, consider joining us (and others from Dover and Westwood).

Boston Symphony Chamber Players: Sundays, March 11 and April 22.

All performances begin at 3 p.m. (van will leave Sherborn at 1:30 p.m.).

We get group rate tickets, but you must let us know in advance by Feb. 15. Checks are due at the time of your reservation. Transportation will be $10 per trip. Call the COA to reserve a seat.

Boston Flower Show — Thursday, March 15

Come join the Sherborn, Dover and Westwood COAs as we head to Boston Flower Show. This year the theme is “Savoring Spring,” which focuses on the crusaders, innovative tools and legendary plants that help make us champions in the battle for garden supremacy in the spring time.

Departure is from Dover and Westwood (approx. 8:30 a.m.). We will have lunch at the Venezia Restaurant. Return time: approx. 4:30 p.m. Cost: $90. Make check payable to the Town of Westwood/COA.

Peabody Essex Museum — Georgia O’Keeffe Exhibit

Join the Dover-Sherborn Travel Club on Friday, March 23, as they travel to the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem to experience “Georgia O’Keeffe: Art, Image, Style.” The show focuses on her use of compact masses, organic silhouettes, minimal ornamentation and restrained color palettes. $45 includes transportation, lunch, and museum admission. If you are interested, don’t delay making a reservation. Limited seats remain.

Lifetime Learning Continues

Don’t let winter keep you inside when you could be enjoying yourself and learning! This winter/spring session is filled with interesting topics. Below you will find a listing of our upcoming classes.

From Selfish to Self-Help: Hobbes and Rousseau in the Modern World

Thomas Hobbes in the 17th century and Jean-Jacques Rousseau in the 18th have been credited with the moral and political foundations of capitalism, communism, and the way we live now. We will look at their writings in the light of the apparent contemporary decline of civility, the persistence of aggression and war, and the uneasy teetering of democracy.

Presenter: Maud Chaplin

When: Mondays, April 2, 9, 23, 30 10:30 a.m.-noon

Where: Pilgrim Church, 25 South Main St., Sherborn

Cost for four sessions: $40

The Story of Swing

From 1910 into the 1950s, dance bands left an amazing imprint on American culture. During the “swing era,” band leaders developed their own theme or signature songs and singers emerged as superstars. Learn how technology allowed singers to become more prominent and the big role radio played in the swing era.

1927-1930, Crooners Emerge, featuring Wayne King, Cab Calloway, Louis Armstrong, Glen Gray, Rudy Vallee, Pee Wee Hunt, Russ Columbo, Betty Grable and others.

1931-1933, Broadcast Era, featuring Eddy Duchin, Fats Waller, Xavier Cugat, Ruby Newman, Pinky Tomlin, Kay Starr, Arlene Francis, Ted Straeter and others.

Presenter: Jack Craig

When: Fridays, 1:30-3 p.m., April 27 and May 4

Where: Woodhaven Community Room

Cost for two sessions: Single $25, Couple $40

Senior Café

Held every Thursday as noted below. Seniors 60 and older welcome.

Cost: $3. Call the COA at 508-651-7858 to reserve your spot each week.

Feb. 22 — The Metrowest Fire Explorers is a teen volunteer group that represents the future of fire service.

In addition to their fire-related duties, they are responsible for helping in the community. They will visit with us and provide a delicious dinner that is a highlight of the year. You won’t want to miss it.