IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
Tuesday, Jan 29 — Foxwoods Trip $28 (Click HERE for the event flyer)
Thursday, February 14 – Chocolate Tasting 2-4pm $3
Wednesday, March 13 – St. Patrick’s Day Dinner 5pm $15
Thursday, April 18—Newport Playhouse and Cabaret Restaurant $89
Saturday, April 27— The Center Yard Sale 8am-2pm
May 29-31—Down East Bar Harbor Maine Trip (see flyer)
Thursday, June 13 – Newport Rail Tour $89
Tuesday, July 16— Nantucket Fast Ferry Day trip $99
Wedneday, August 7 - North Shore Music Hall “Jersey Boys” $110
Tuesday, August 20 — Essex Valley Steam train & Riverboat Cruise Tour $99
September (dates to be decided) - Quebec City Spectacular (see flyer)
Saturday, October 5 — Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and 9/11 Memorial $99
Tuesday, November 12—” Crooning the Classics” at Aqua Turf Showtime $89
*******More information on these trips to follow-some dates may change*******
Help Us Plan
January 7 is our 11th year in this building!!! We had a great 10 year celebration last year. Join us for lunch on Monday, January 7 as we come together to gather suggestions for the Center’s future!
The Center at Medfield has grown tremendously over the last ten years. As home to the Medfield Council on Aging, the Center’s presence has evolved into an active and vibrant community, offering over 900 seniors an extensive and broad range of activities, resources and events. A grant was submitted to MetroWest Health Foundation in October 2017 for funding to open our doors on Saturdays. And it was approved! Plan to visit the Center for programming each Saturday from 10:00 a.m.— 3:00 p.m.
Saturday Zumba at 9:00 am
Perfect For everybody and every body! Beginning Saturday, October 6 at 9:00 a.m. enjoy exercising to the beats of salsa, flamenco, and meringue. The music feels more like a dance party than a workout, which is exactly what makes Zumba so popular. The Latin-inspired dance workout is one of the most popular group exercise classes in the world. ... You don't need to be a great dancer to feel welcome in our Zumba class. All welcome to join this early morning workout at the Center. Only $5/class.
Coffee and Conversation
Make a New Year’s resolution to try something fun! Start your New Year off with an enjoyable, casual and informative group at the Center. Join us on Monday mornings at 10am for Coffee and Conversation. This group is designed to promote conversation, camaraderie and a time to pose questions to like-minded individuals about life - where you’ve been, challenges you may now face, obstacle that you have overcome and where you would like to be! Come have a cup of coffee and share your wisdom!
Join Canavan on Monday, January 14 at 1:30 pm for a presentation on Protecting Yourself From Scams. It happens all the time and right here in Medfield. Information is power, be informed
Lunch at the Center
The Center serves lunch Monday through Friday at 11:30. Below are the specials offered. ($3)
Every Wednesday enjoy Soup and a Sandwich
Thurs. Jan. 17– Enjoy a roast turkey lunch (Thanksgiving in January)
Thurs. Jan. 24– Birthday lunch-always delicious and entrée varies.
Fri. Jan. 25– The best HOT DOG around.
Sign up with Kim!!! Let’s grow our lunch program. Look for in house food preparation in 2019.
Low Vision and Low Hearing
Low Vision Group Meeting
You are not alone in your vision challenges! Come share your successes and struggles and together we shall navigate the journey of life with low vision. Join us for our next support group meeting on Tuesday, January 8 at The Center at Medfield from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Contact Lisa Marie Donovan, Outreach Coordinator at (508)359-3665 for information.
Caregiver Support Group
Come share your experience, advice, and support to other caregivers. The group offers a safe place to discuss the stresses, challenges, and rewards of providing care for a loved one. Our group meets Thursday, December 27 at 9:30 a.m. in our Library. Please feel free to contact Lisa Marie Donovan, Outreach Coordinator at (508) 359-3665 with any questions or concerns.
Adult Respite Care
The Club – Adult Respite Care
Are you caring for a loved one at home? Could you use a break? Inquire about The Club on Tuesday and Thursday. It may be just the relief that you need.
Historian Gary Hylander - Upcoming Presentation Series
Upcoming dates include; Feb. 4, April 29, June 17, August 19, October 28 and December 2, at 2 pm.
Beginning Tuesday, November 20 at 1:30 p.m. enjoy a new class given by Professor Fears, Greek Myths . Great myths and grand tales teach people about the hopes and values of their cultures, and they impart invaluable life lessons that can teach, guide, and inspire. The ways in which the human imagination can transform historical events, people, and themes into powerful myths that endure through the ages is nothing short of awe-inspiring. And to examine the core of the world's greatest myths and tales figure in them—is to confront some of history's most basic human truths. It's also an engaging opportunity to better understand them, learn from them, and possibly even apply them to your own everyday life
The next Birthday Party is scheduled for Thursday, January 24 at 11:30pm. . Enjoy the music provided by country-western performer Jorene Lange.
Each month we celebrate the birthdays of that month. If you are 75 years or older you will receive a card from the COA with a gift certificate to be used at the party for you and a guest. Enjoy a delicious lunch, birthday cake and we always have entertainment or an activity to follow. Feel free to enjoy the party even if you do not have a birthday that month. The suggested donation for the party lunch is $3. Please remember it is important for everyone to sign up for the lunch, so that we can order the right amount of food.
The next Supper Club is scheduled for Wednesday, January 16. If you recall a couple of years ago we had a jigsaw puzzle tournament. We are going to repeat this event after supper club. We are looking for 6 teams of two to compete for the “Mirror Ball Puzzle Trophy”. Sign up with your partner and let’s have a great competition and see who really is the champion of jigsaw puzzles. As always, we will have Bingo at 3:15pm (thank you Ginny), social hour at 4pm, supper served at 5:00pm and our puzzle competition at 6pm. Cost is $6/person Winning the “Mirror Ball Puzzle Trophy” is an honor that you can hold for one year until our next competition!
Ice Cream Social
Start your New Year resolutions not on the 1st or the 2nd, but on January 3. Join us on Wednesday, January 2 at 1:00pm for an Ice Cream Sundae Social followed by a movie at 2:15 p.m. Start your New Year’s Resolution to diet, get healthy and exercise after you indulge yourself with ice cream, hot fudge and whipped cream. Please sign up for our New Year’s Ice Cream Sundae Social and movie!
Dr. Jim Suojanen Presents "Optimal Aging"
Join us on Wednesday, 30 at 6:30 p.m. for the most recent research and data on Optimal Aging. Dr. Suojanen will discuss what it takes to age well, what you need to consider and what you can to do. All supported by documented research. Sign up today!
Writing...Just for FUN - Saturday, January 26
Jerry Clanciolo of Minds in Motion helps you take a crack at writing regardless of talent. To view details on this laughter-filled hour occurring on Saturday, January 26 from 1 pm - 2 pm reference the COA January Newsletter
Great Books Discussion Group
On January 3 at 1:00 p.m., the book Night by Elie Wiesel will be up for discussion. Published in English in 1960, the book is about Wiesel’s experience with his father in the Nazi German concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald in 1944–1945. A deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps at the height of the Holocaust toward the end of the Second World War.
Chickie Flynn's luncheon - Thursday, January 31 at 11:10 am
Movies at the COA
Wed. Jan 2 - Marshall
Young Thurgood Marshall faces one of his greatest challenges while working as a lawyer for the NAACP. Marshall travels to conservative Connecticut when wealthy socialite Eleanor Strubing accuses black chauffeur Joseph Spell of sexual assault and attempted murder.
Sat., Jan. 5 – Marshall
Sat., Jan. 12 - Mission Fallout
Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate - an International rogue organization.
Sat., Jan. 19 - Colette
Colette is pushed by her husband to write novels under his name. Upon their success, she fights to make her talents known, challenging gender norms.
Wed., Jan. 23 – Old Man and the Gun
At the age of 70, Forrest Tucker makes an audacious escape from San Quentin, conducting an unprecedented string of heists that confound authorities and enchant the public.
Sat., Jan. 26 - Old Man and the Gun
Market Basket - January 7 at 1:00 pm
Dollar Store - January 14 at 10:00 am
Kohl's & Frugal Fannies - January 28 at 12:15 pm
Play Mah Jongg every Monday at 1 p.m.; Wednesdays on January 9, 16, and 30; and Saturdays at 12:30 pm.
Wednesday, December 5 at 3:15 p.m.
CARDS, CARDS, CARDS !
Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. with program leader Phyllis Fitzpatrick! All welcome!
The object of the game is to form all the cards in your hand into combinations. It’s an easy to learn and fast paced game. Get in on the fun.
Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. It is a fun game of strategy and communication between four players.
Mondays at 12:00 p.m.