Medfield COA

The Center at Medfield

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS        

The Center will be closed Saturday, Sept. 3 and Monday, Sept. for the Labor Day holiday weekend.


From the Desk of Sarah Hanafin, Volunteer Coordinator

Happy September! The cooler weather is approaching, and the leaves will start to fall. This makes me think that a new season of Tax Work-Off will be right around the corner. This program is very helpful to so many town departments and for the person who is volunteering. When you volunteer for the required number of hours, you will receive close to $1000.00 off of your real estate tax bill. Information on when the applications for this program will be available will be in the October newsletter! 

Sarah Hanifan

From the Desk of Susan Longmoore, Outreach Coordinator

I am happy to join The Center at Medfield as the new Outreach Coordinator. I am learning the ropes and meeting new people each day. I am excited to be part of The Center and enjoy seeing the engaging programs and the daily activities that are offered. I hope to provide valuable resources and information to seniors in Medfield. I look forward to meeting each of you and hearing your thoughts. Please stop in to say hello or join me on Monday, September 12 at 2:30 for an open discussion to identify concerns, needs and suggestions to age well in Medfield. Let’s hope that September brings cooler days and beautiful foliage. 

Susan Longmoore

Meditation Class and Mat Yoga Class - Summer Update

Meditation Class is on pause for July and August and Mat Yoga has moved to Tuesday at 10:30 for the Summer. 

Men's Night

Join Rich Ryder for the next MEN'S NIGHT scheduled for Wednesday, September 14, 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm. Join us for a casual gathering with indoor and outdoor activities; Bocce, Corn Hole, Horseshoes and indoor Ping Pong. Join in for conversation, refreshments, and a light BBQ dinner. The cost is $6.00, and sign-up is required for an accurate headcount. 

Medfield Public Nurse

Brenda Healy Brenda has been a registered nurse graduating from the Peter Bent Brigham School of Nursing in 1984. She is an active member of the school’s alumni board. She has many years of ICU nursing in multiple hospitals in MA including Norwood Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Melrose Wakefield Hospital and Mount Auburn Hospital. She is currently a Doctoral Candidate at Walden University and working on her project of improving vaccination rates in the senior population. The past 18 months she has completed an internship with the Walpole Board of Health and fell in love with public health nursing. She looks forward and is excited to work with the community of Medfield and meeting members of the Center. Brenda will be at the Center on Wednesdays to meet with you individually for any concerns you may have. Call the Center for an individual appointment with Brenda.     

Essex Valley Steam Train and Connecticut Riverboat

Board the coach bus at 9 a.m. Monday, September 12 and head to Connecticut. Your first stop will be the Steak Loft Restaurant where you may choose from Baked Scrod or Chicken Breast (choice made at sign up). Following lunch you will arrive in the Town of Essex for your Steam Train ride through the Connecticut River Valley where you will meet your Riverboat crew and vessel to enjoy a 1 hour narrated Connecticut River cruise. A relaxing ride home will have you at the Center approximately at 6pm. A great day and cost is $109.00. Stop in to sign up!! 

Indian Princess Cruise & Lunch

Join us on Thursday, October 13, leaving the Center at 9 a.m. for a delightful fall foliage trip to Indian Ranch. We will board the Indian Princess for a narrated cruise. The Princess is a modern day replica of the grand riverboats that plied the Mississippi River in the late 15th century We will then visit Samuel Slater’s Restaurant over looking Lake Webster for a delicious lunch with your choice of Baked Cod, Tuscan Steak Tips or Chicken Piccata. Stop into the Center for a flyer and to sign up. Cost of this trip is $99 with a return to Medfield at approximately 5:30 p.m. 

Bob Hope's USO Style Show

A first time for the Center to travel to Connecticut’s Aqua Turf Club for a delicious luncheon and entertainment. We leave the center at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 15. Upon arrival we start with a welcome reception followed by a delicious family-style lunch. Then we sit back and enjoy entertainment by Bill Johnson as his performance brings Bob Hope’s humor and entertainment alive. He may have a few surprise guest entertainers as well. Cost of this trip is $99 with a return to Medfield at approximately 5:30 p.m. 

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Monthly Fox Tour Day Trips - Click Each Link for Details (Flyers available at The Center)

BOCCE TOURNAMENT 

Let’s play Bocce! Grab a partner and be part of our 2nd Annual Bocce Tournament on Thursday, September 15 and Friday September 16. The court is open for practice at any time. A grand prize will be awarded to the winning team! 

Crafter's Corner

  • Wednesday, September 14 at 10:45 join Bri from the Medfield Public Library for “Potato Stamping” You will be using potatoes to create your own stamp for post-card decorating. 
  • Wednesday, September 28 at 10:45 a.m. join Annette as she teaches you how to create a fall leaf bowl decoration. This unique craft can be used as an accent piece with your fall décor. Sign up for these today! 

New England’s Most Famous Feuds—Wicked Pissed 

Join us on Wednesday, September 7 at 6:30 p.m. for a unique presentation from Channel 5 Chronicle reporter Ted Reinstein. From sports to politics, food to finance, aviation to engineering, to bitter disputes over simple boundaries themselves, New England’s feuds have peppered the region’s life for centuries. They’ve been raw and rowdy, sometimes high-minded and humorous, and in a place renowned for its deep sense of history, often long-running and legendary. There are even some that will undoubtedly outlast the region’s ancient low stonewalls. Ted Reinstein, a native New Englander and local writer, will share fascinating stories, some known, others not so much, from the history of New England, bringing to life many of the fights, spats, and arguments that have, in many ways, shaped the area itself. Sign up for this interesting Wicked Pissed presentation! 

Beginner Ukuele

The Center will be offering an 8 week Beginner II Ukulele program. This program will be offered weekly on Thursdays from 2-3 PM. Proposed dates as follows: 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, (OFF 9/29 and 10/6), 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Continue your musical journey through this 8 week Intermediate Ukulele Program. This program requires your own SOPRANO, CONCERT-size, or TENOR ukulele (with GCEA tuning). We will review the chords of C, Am, F, G, Dm, G7, Am7, D, and C7 and the basic rhythms, strum patterns, and songs covered during Beginner I, including SINGLE, DOUBLE, ROCK, AND TRAIN strum patterns. This is an opportunity to continue to develop new ukulele skills as well as practice songs of increasing challenge and complexity. Prerequisite of Beginner I Ukulele is highly recommended, but anyone with prior ukulele experience who has some familiarity with the chords and strum patterns listed is welcome to join. 

Real ID

REAL ID compliance begins May 3, 2023, which means that a REAL ID compliant driver’s license or identification card, or a valid and unexpired Passport, will be required to fly domestically and to enter secure Federal buildings, such as Federal-courthouses and certain Social Security offices. The RMV is pleased to offer a REAL ID workshop to the Medfield Council on Aging on Thursday, September 22 at 1:00 p.m. The RMV’s REAL ID workshop helps people understand what a REAL ID is, identifies who will need to have a REAL ID, provides detailed instruction on how to apply for one, and answers pressing questions like, “Does everyone need to have a REAL ID?” (Answer: No, not everyone will need or want a REAL ID). Join us at the Center for a presentation by Michelle Ellicks, RMV Community Outreach Coordinator on Thursday, September 22 at 1pm. 

Office Hour with Stephanie Gray from the office of Congressman Auchincloss 

Stephanie Gray, Constituent Services Representative from the Office of Congressman Auchincloss, will be holding Office Hours at the Medfield Senior Center on Friday, September 23 from 11am-1pm. You can bring your concerns and/or casework requests relating to any Federal agency, including Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid, Veteran’s Affairs, Housing, Health and Human Services, Department of Defense, Internal Revenue Service, the US Postal Service, Small Business Association, Passports, or Immigration. Walk-ins are welcome; appointments are encouraged. Please call the Center for an appointment and Stephanie will listen to your issue, facilitate the required intake paperwork, and follow up with you later when she has connected with the appropriate agency. As a reminder, her jurisdiction is limited to the Federal government and Federal agencies only. 

Shredding Event Wednesday, September 28 from 10am—1 pm Sponsored by District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey 

DA Morrissey invites you to bring your sensitive documents to the Center parking lot to safely shred paperwork in an effort to heighten awareness about identity theft. Bring your boxes, bags and bundles of sensitive documents, including credit cards and identification cards and computer hard drives to The Center and pull your car up to the shredding truck – you don’t have to get out of your car! There is a screen on the truck to watch your papers shred if you want to watch. Staples and paper clips are fine to leave on; however, we ask that you please remove thick metal, like 3 ring binders and large binder clips. For those bringing computer hard drives to destroy, if you are unable to remove the hard drive, you can bring the laptop and/or computer tower and they are destroyed off-site. Protect your identity and shred personal documents. 

Norwood Theatre Combo Package

The Center has reserved 12 tickets for this unique matinee event on Thursday, September 22 with lunch from 11:30—12:30 at Limey’s Pub, followed by a special performance of Chris MacDonald’s “Memories of Elvis” beginning at 1:00 p.m. This is a one-time event for the Norwood Theatre and we are thrilled to be participating. Cost is $45/pp for lunch, gratuity and show. Sign up at the Center. 

September Supper Club-Welcome in Fall Enjoy an All Request Music Event

 Join us on Wednesday, September 21 (day before Fall begins) from 4:30-7:00 p.m. and enjoy our “special” sauce over pasta with meatballs and salad! Jeff Jarvis will be with us for an all-request music evening. Request forms will be on the tables so you can hear and dance to your favorite songs of the past and present! Dancing makes you feel alive, brings a smile on your face and can be fast or slow. The key is to enjoy the music and let your body move to the music! Sign up for our Supper Club dinner, cost is $6. 

Watercolor Class

Nan Rumpf returns with a fall Watercolor Class beginning Friday, October 7 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 6 sessions/$60 

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