Upcoming Events

COA Activity

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Summer Cookouts

It’s that time of year again.  Summer is a perfect time to enjoy our outdoor space,     listen to music and enjoy a delicious meal.  As in past years, our social hour begins at 4pm, dinner is served at 5pm and our entertainment ends at 7pm, all for 6/person.  It’s a fun evening, be sure to bring a friend with you and let’s enjoy this wonderful time of year. Our cookouts are scheduled for:  June 26, July 10, July 31, August 14 and August. 28!  

Summer “Armchair Traveler” Series at the Center

Do you want to travel this year?  Join the Center each month this summer as we travel to  the Colorado Plateau parks of the Southwest on June 12, Alaska  parks on July 17 (the best time to visit Alaska), and finish with the California/Pacific  parks on August 21.  All presentations will start at 6:30 p.m. and all community members are welcome to attend.  Pre-registration is suggested.  Click HERE for more details.


IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

(If the event is underscored, click it to view and event flyer)                     

Tuesday, July 16 - Nantucket Fast Ferry Day Trip $99

Wednesday, August 7 - North Shore Music Hall “Jersey Boys”  $110 

Tuesday, August 20 — Essex Valley Steam train & Riverboat Cruise Tour $99

September 16-19 - Quebec City Spectacular

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*******

NOTABLE EVENTS

Public Safety Information Cookout

On Wednesday, July 24 at 11:30 a.m., Sheriff McDermott will discuss the Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office public safety programs that are particularly beneficial to the senior citizens of Medfield. Norfolk County Sheriff's Office will supply and staff members will cook and serve Hot Dogs, Hamburgers and cold drinks to Medfield Senior Citizens. Be sure to sign up for this event!

HESSCO Medical Nutrition Therapy

Meet Stephanie Caljouw, RD LDN; on Wednesday, July 10 at 9:30 a.m., the nutritionist for HESSCO Elder Services. Stephanie will be providing one-on-one          Medical Nutrition Therapy sessions for anyone                             concerned about weight loss, nutrition or diet related questions.  Sign up for this free service from HESSCO on the second Wednesday. HESSCO is a nonprofit                organization with a goal to ensure that choices of                          programs and services are available and acceptable to meet the diverse needs and changing lifestyles of older adults and adults with disabilities.  HESSCO has             collaborated with the State Executive Office of Elder    Affairs to address these ever-growing health conditions and offer this Free Medical Nutrition Therapy service through a grant provided by the MetroWest Health        Foundation.   Limited to 3 consultations each month.

Technology 101: Topic - What's App?

Unlock the mysteries of your phone and learn how to connect with family and friends on Thursday July 11 at 2 p.m.  Your smart phone can seem complicated and annoying unless you can break down the basic skills needed to use it. Medfield TV's General Manager, Brett Poirier, will give you tips and answer your questions about your phone and how to best utilize it to connect with people.

Drop In Art Session

On Wednesdays at 9:30, bring your art supplies and join others as you create           something beautiful under the supervision of local artist Tom Sweeney.  Painting and creating something artistic can be comforting, relaxing and a hobby that can be done all year long.  Learn about colors, different types of strokes, different mediums and so much more.  This class is ongoing and welcomes all artistic levels. A $3 drop-in donation is suggested.  This is a great way to learn something new and make new friends!

Ancient Civilizations of North America

Get out of the heat this summer with our new Video Class beginning Tuesday, July 9 at 1:30 p.m. Reference the newsletter for details.

Coffee and Conversation


If you are new to Medfield or to the Center, please stop in for one of our Coffee and Conversation meetings.  It is a great way to get to know people and learn about the Center and what is offered.  If you have an idea for programming, a trip suggestion or activity, bring it along and share with the COA staff. Join us on Monday July 8, Thursday, July 18 or Monday July 22, always at 10:00 a.m.                              


Saturday Hours 

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.


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 


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. Contact Lisa Marie Donovan, Outreach Coordinator at (508)359-3665 for information. 



CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP

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, July 25 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.


SCHEDULED EVENTS 

 

Birthday Party 

Our monthly birthday celebrations will resume in September! Happy birthday to all the summer birthdays!!

Book Groups

Great Books Discussion Group

Enjoy a lively discussion on the first Thursday of the month at 1:00 p.m. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCuller on June 6. All Welcome

Page Turners

Join us for a light-hearted review of the absurdity of politics. We will be discussing "Thanks Obama: my hopey, changey White House Years" by David Litt at 10:45 am on the first Monday of June

Men's Book Club??

Interested in joining a men's book club? You’re a guy and maybe you like books. Maybe you like talking with people about books. So what's stopping you from having your own book club?  Share your humble opinion on books about sports, crime, military, making money and contemporary novels you may read-- and if you're lucky, make some of the greatest friends. If you are interested in reading and discussing books please sign up at the Center and for questions email Tony Centore  at acentore@verizon.net


Outside Events

ROMEO'S: Join Peter Burke on Friday, June 14 at 11:00am and travel to  Town Spa in Stoughton for their world famous pizza.  This will be a great opportunity to identify outings that can be scheduled over the next several months! Be sure to sign up and bring your outing ideas.

JULIETS: Join Roberta for a lunch outing on Friday, June 28.  The bus will leave at 11:00 a.m.  We will dine at Cibo Matto Caffe in Mansfield. A 4+ star rating Italian cuisine with outdoor seating if weather permits.

Movies at the COA

Show times: Wednesdays at 2 pm and Saturdays at 10:15 am

SAT. June 1 - Gaslight (1944) Years after her aunt was murdered in her home, a young women moves back into the house with her new husband. However, he has a secret that he will do anything to protect, even if it means driving his wife insane. 

Sat. June 8 - The Mule  A 90-year-old horticulturist and Korean War veteran turns drug mule for a Mexican cartel.  

Wed. June 12 - The Upside A comedic look at the relationship between a wealthy man with quadriplegia and an unemployed man with a criminal record who's hired to help him.  

Sat., June 15 - The Upside 

Sat. June 22 -  Rust    An overachieving college student gets lost on her way to a job interview. A wrong turn leaves her stranded deep in the Kentucky forest. 

Sat. June 29 - Apollo 11 Documentary  A look at the Apollo 11 mission to land on the moon led by commander Neil Armstrong.
 

TRIPS 

Shopping

TBD

Special Trips 

"Museum of Fine Arts"

Sign up to enjoy an outing to the Museum of Fine Arts on Tuesday, June 11 at 10:00 a.m.  

"Nantasket Beach"

Sign up to enjoy a day trip to Nantasket Beach on Tuesday, June 18 at 10:00 a.m. (WEATHER PERMITTING) Start

(If the event is underscored, click it to view and event flyer)                     

Thursday, June 13 - Newport Rail Trail Tour $89

Tuesday, July 16 - Nantucket Fast Ferry Day Trip $99

Wednesday, August 7 - North Shore Music Hall “Jersey Boys”  $110 

Tuesday, August 20 — Essex Valley Steam train & Riverboat Cruise Tour $99

September 16-19 - Quebec City Spectacular

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*******

BOARD GAMES 

Mah Jongg

Play Mah Jongg every Monday at 1 p.m.; Wednesdays on June 19, 26 at 1:00 pm and Saturdays at 12:30 pm.

CARDS, CARDS, CARDS !

CANASTA 

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.

WHIST 

Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. It is a fun game of strategy and communication between four players.

3-13 

Mondays at 12:00 p.m.