The Friends of the Acton Council on Aging like many other friends’ groups has sought to improvise thoughtfully and safely when faced with the recent pandemic. The Annual Fair, a yearly tradition before the holidays, has been modified for the time being.
This year, the Friends held a mini-fair open to Acton seniors at the Senior Center on November 16th. It featured many of the usual items including jewelry, a boutique, bird houses, knitted goods, and a raffle basket. Deemed a success, it is likely that elements of the mini-fair will be offered throughout the year during popular programs.
The Friends has begun to underwrite Tuesday evening dinners which have been well-attended. Local restaurants have partnered with this effort including Legend Cafe, Bueno y Sano and As Good As It Gets Cafe. The Friends look forward to adding additional eating establishments to this list.
The Friends have been able to support major contributions to Senior Center programing through generous bequests. A new piano will allow for both more sophisticated concerts and spontaneous musical moments. Tuesday night dinners can now be paired with enhanced programing. Ted Reinstein’s September evening program on General Stores is the model for a recent bequest.