Seniors & Veterans

Register for the "Seniors to Seniors" event at the

Wakefield Senior Center on Wednesday, November 16th at 11:00am

by calling 781-245-3312.

Are you a senior, or do you know a senior, who would like to participate in a cross-generational project?

Register today and join us Wednesday, November 16th at the Wakefield Senior Center for "Seniors to Seniors." From 11:00am to 2:00pm seniors will enjoy lunch and then participate in a one-on-one interview with senior students from Wakefield Memorial High School.

We need 20 seniors to pair up with 20 students.

Registration is required by 12:00pm on Tuesday, November 15th. No writing experience necessary, so if you'd love to be able to pass down some stories but would like somebody else to do the writing--this is a great opportunity to let the younger generation do the writing!

Lunch will be provided for all participants by The Savings Bank and professional photographs will be provided by JC Marketing. If you are interested in being part of this fun and inspirational collaboration--

Please register by calling:

Wakefield Senior Center at 781-245-3312.

See information about the Seniors and Veterans daytime series immediately below and scroll further for information about our evening series in November for Veterans, Active Service, Guard and Reserves.

The below series are free to participants thanks to our sponsors:

The Savings Bank, BGC Stoneham & Wakefield, and Wakefield Cooperative Bank.

Workshop facilitators above (left to right): Colleen Getty, Sally Chetwynd, Linda Malcolm and Kathleen Shine Cain.

Get your thoughts, memories, stories, histories, and personal experiences down on paper! This workshop series is approachable for those hesitant to write and fulfilling for those wanting to grow in their writing experience.

Participants will experience three unique approaches to written expression. At the first workshop, participants will meet the instructors, learn about their writing, and how they got started writing. The following weeks participants will experiment with writing poetry, memoir, and fiction.

Seniors


Workshops are held at the Wakefield Senior Center

every Tuesday in October,:

October 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th from 1:00 – 2:15.

No registration necessary.

Click here for a printable flier!


Wakefield Senior Center

30 Converse Street

Wakefield, MA.

If you have questions, please contact Linda Malcolm, Coordinator of Senior and Veteran Programming for The Room to Write, at 781-439-1080 or linda@theroomtowrite.org.

The Room to Write has received several requests for more writing opportunities and workshops for seniors in the communities we serve.

Workshops are designed to be approachable for those hesitant to write and fulfilling for those wanting to grow in their writing experience. Workshops will include the opportunity to get thoughts, memories, stories, history and personal experiences on paper and an invitation to share when comfortable. Participants will be guided according to individual needs and goals.

Veterans


Workshops are held at the

Boys & Girls Club of Stoneham's Teen Center

the first three Wednesdays in November,:

November 2nd, 9th, and 16th from 7:00 – 8:30.

No registration necessary.

Click here for a printable flier!


Boys & Girls Club of Stoneham’s Teen Center

79-81 Central Street, Stoneham, MA

(Previous location of All Saints Episcopal Church)


If you have questions, please contact Linda Malcolm, Coordinator of Senior and Veteran Programming for The Room to Write, at 781-439-1080 or linda@theroomtowrite.org.


As we build relationships with the many organizations that serve seniors in communities north of Boston, Veterans emerged as a natural partner through our outreach.

We welcome veterans of all ages to participate in our writing programs.

Linda Malcolm - Coordinator of Senior and Veteran Programming

We are so pleased to have Linda Malcolm as the Coordinator of Senior and Veteran Programming for The Room to Write.

Linda is a local non-fiction writer and author of Cornfields to Codfish, a collection of short personal essays. Throughout the last ten years or so, she has been writing short, non-fiction, personal essays. In 2018, she was one of sixteen non-fiction writers selected to attend the annual New York State Summer Writers Institute at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY.

To learn more about senior and veteran writing programs, contact Linda Malcolm at linda@theroomtowrite.org.