Here's what the Council on Aging has planned for August

Jul 23, 2021

August is just around the corner, and the Dartmouth Council on Aging will be hosting a full schedule of events/activities. Here’s what’s coming up next month.

Council on Aging newsletter

The COA newsletter is available on the Town of Dartmouth website. Visit to check out the latest letter or previous newsletters.

Nature drawing and painting with Jane Bregoli

Join Dartmouth artist Jane Bregoli to learn more about methods and techniques of drawing and painting, as well as natural forms of art inspiration found outdoors.

Workshops will be held for three consecutive Mondays on Aug. 16, 23, and 30 from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $36.00. 

Artists are instructed to bring their own choice of art materials. 

Art for the Mind: “The Allure of Watercolor”

The presentation on watercolor paintings will be held on Aug. 17 at 1 p.m. It will feature a variety of watercolor images from earlier times to the 20th Century. 

Pre-registration is required.

Pickle making workshop

This free workshop will happen Tuesday, Aug. 24 at 1 p.m. All pickle making supplies will be included. 

Pre-registration is required.

Alzheimer’s support group

The Center’s Alzheimer's support group will resume meetings at the center on Aug. 10 and 24. This professionally led group is for caregivers. For more information, contact facilitator Carolyn Greany at (508) 304-4587.

YWCA Widow Person Program

The YWCA Widow Person Program will be returning to the Center on Aug. 8 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. for newly widowed and 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for all others. Walk-ins are welcome.

Family caregiver support group 

Join Coastline in a partnership with the COA for a monthly support group the first Thursday of the month from 1 to 2:30 p.m. No pre-registration needed.

Music at the Center

The popular Country Three Band will perform at the Center on Aug. 4 and 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. There will be live music, dancing, and refreshments. Tickets cost $4 at the door.

Legal advice

For other legal advice, the COA will host consultations with elder law attorney Brandon Walecka on Aug. 12 from 10 to 11 a.m. by appointment only.

For more information, visit, contact Walecka at or (774) 203-9003, or call the Council on Aging.

The COA also recommends reaching out to the Justice Bridge Legal Center, a UMass Law affiliate that can be reached by calling (508) 449-9296 or emailing

Justice Bridge will also hold a clinic on Aug. 25 from 2 to 3 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call the center.

Hearing clinic with At Home Healthcare

Hearing evaluations and hearing aid checks will be held Aug. 19 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Call the Center at (508) 999-4717 to schedule an appointment.

Classes at the Center 

Cam’s body awareness is held from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Wednesday and 1 p.m. Fridays. Cost is $2.

Gentle Yoga with Joan is held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Fridays. Cost is $5.  Walk-ins are welcome.

Strength and Flexibility with Larry will be held Mondays and Thursdays from 9 to 10 a.m. Larry will teach how to improve your muscle, bone strength, balance and flexibility with a full body routine using hand weights.This modified class is fit for all. 

Cost is $2. Walk-ins are welcome.

Tai Chi will be held Tuesdays from 9 to 10 a.m. Classes will return Aug. 10 as part of an eight week session. Cost is $30 for the eight weeks. Those who want to get a preview before doing more tai chi are encouraged to drop in for a free class.


Bridge will be held Mondays from noon to 3 p.m. Cribbage will happen Tuesdays from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Mah Jongg is on Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m.

Call the Center at (508) 999-4717 for more information.