6th Running with Friends 5k Race!

Sunday September 27 start at 10 am Town Hall. 

Click here for 5K registration details.

Run, Cheer or Volunteer!

Live Music by the Hardy Boys Band!

Silent auction for N.E. Patriots tickets at the 5K race!   

Game: Pats vs Washington 11/8/15   Section 201 Family Circle section overlooking the Pats entry tunnel  Row 11 Section 7. May the best bid win!

 Register on RACE DAY!  Registration is $25.00. Registration opens at 9:00 to 10:00 am at Arlington Town Hall, Friends of the Council on Aging table.

 See and visit our sponsors and supporters below.

Our support organizations for the 2015 5K race!  These are businesses in our community which care about our elders!  Click on a company logo and visit their website  Please shop and keep them strong and going.

 GOLD Sponsors:

Silver Sponsors: 

 

 Bronze Sponsors:

 
 
 
 

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Selectmen approve 5K race.  

More than $14K donated by Friends! 

The Board of Selectmen approved the 6th annual Running with Friends 5K charity race which is held by the  Friends of the Arlington Council on Aging.  The race has been approved for Sunday September 27th with a start at 10 am at Town Hall.  Registration and details will be available shortly on this website.  Click Here for Prior Race Photos.

The group goes before the Selectmen to get approval and update Arlington about the nature of the work they do to support  the Council on Aging and Senior Citizens.

Founding member Art Budnik announced his retirement and passed the presidency torch over to prior treasurer Ken Greenly.  President Ken Greenly discussed the September 5K race answering questions of the Board of Selectmen. 

The Friends group announced their donation of more than $14,000 in support of Arlington’s seniors.

Over $11,000 was donated by the Friends to help support programs for the Arlington Council on Aging for its upcoming 2015 program calendar.  Executive Director of the COA Susan Carp noted the importance of funding projects outreaching to our elders.  This year’s donations includes funds for:

The Tai Chi and LGBT exercise programs, as well as general wellness programs.  This year the Friends have fully funded the popular "Walk the Rink" exercise program.

Popular socialization and information programs, such as the Chinese New Year event luncheon. 

The Friends’ Emergency Assistance Fund has been replenished; and a small fund for after-hours medical trips is provided to help keep our senior citizens living well and at home. 

What's more, the Friends group coordinated and donated an additional $3,000 and more for the benefit of Arlington seniors during last year’s Holiday Stocking Stuffer program. The Friends’ Holiday program received donations directly from Arlington residents, as well as a generous in-kind celebration which was hosted by Arlington's BrightView Assisted Living.  These donations helped to provide about 70 Santa-style stockings which were delivered to Arlington senior citizens in need.

A Full House for the        Ice Cream Social!

The ice cream scoops were flying fast at the  Main Hall of the Senior Center for the Ice Cream Social.  Fifty people  filled their sweet tooth by ice cream from Chilly Cow and listened to the  Comedy of David Shikes  showing again that laughter is the best medicine.

David, comedian and storyteller gained full audience attention hanging and waiting for a punch line  and then David had them break into laughter.  After the laughter based on our life and the world we live in, the audience filled their insides with a delicious ice cream sundae scooped by Chirs Morello, manager of Chilly Cow and COA Director Susan Carp.    This fun summertime event was generously sponsored by the Friends of the Arlington Council on Aging.

Its a Spring Fling!

Hosted for the Friends by Brightview Arlington.

THANK YOU!

 A fun day with food, games and happiness. Donations and raffle proceeds were for the Friends of the ACOA!