News from the Bedford Council on Aging

The Bedford Council on Aging extends its wishes for a happy and healthy new year to everyone.

Many countries around the globe celebrate New Year on Jan. 1 and other cultures celebrate the civil holiday on the first and an additional celebration for their own special holiday on another date in the year. 

Council on Aging Director Alison Cservenschi says, “In the spirit of getting to know each other, and to learn more about the diverse cultures of Bedford, in 2023 we plan to incorporate more culturally rich programs and bring people together in different ways. We hope you are able to join us this month for our Chinese New Year events to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit.”

She adds, “2023 brings new hopes and possibilities. With this in mind, I would like to let you know that the Fix It Shop is offering an additional day and time for item drop-offs at the COA.”

Starting on Saturday, Jan. 7, the Fix It Shop drop-offs will be accepted from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays and from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Bring in an item, fill out paperwork, and the Fix It Shop will contact the person about their item. The shop does not accept pendulum or cuckoo clocks or anything containing gasoline. 

The volunteers at the shop are capable, eager, and waiting to fix, sharpen, repair, unstick, re-glue, and restore your household items and furniture. There is a minimum charge of $3 and parts are at an additional cost. For further information, call the COA during their Tuesday and Wednesday hours from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 781-275-6825.   

Cservenschi thanks Nina Oliveri and the staff of Bedford TV for recognizing the Fix It Shop as a “Hidden Gem” and for helping to spread the word about the good work being done in Bedford on local cable.

“I would also like to acknowledge our COA Connections Newsletter sponsors who, with their generous contributions, make this publication possible each month,” said Cservenschi.

Sponsors include: Train with Shain, Deb Haley, Assisting Hands, Barbara Aldorisio & Barrett Sotheby’s, Eternal Health, AHS Audiology & Hearing Solutions, Inc, Hawkeye, Davidson Law Office, Bedford Funeral Home, Inc., Rob’s Handy Home Service, Brown and Brown, P.C., Dale Tamburro, Carleton Willard Village, CareGivers and Friends Senior Center, Suzanne & Company, Minuteman Diner, Right At Home, Shawsheen Funeral Home, Inc., and HUB Physical Therapy as well as a generous sponsorship from a resident.

Anyone who would like to contribute to COA Connections Newsletter monthly newsletter through LPi Publications should contact the COA for more information.

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