- Council on Aging
- Upcoming Events
The Center is open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Stop in for a Saturday schedule.
What to Do When Hearing Leaves You - Thursday, May 4, 1:00 p.m.
Jonathan O'Dell from the Mass. Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing will be discussing resources and aides that are available for people who are hard of hearing or deaf. Hearing loss is especially challenging as it can limit the simplest interactions between us, compromise personal safety, and make day to day functioning very difficult. Join us on Thursday, May 4 at 1:00 at The Center. You don’t want to miss this outstanding presentation. Please be sure to sign up.
- POP-UP CARDS Wednesday, June 14 at 10:45 with Bri. We will be working on another creative pop-up greeting card. Be sure to register so we can be sure to have enough supplies. No charge for this class.
- CLAY POT PAINTING Wednesday, June 28 at 10:45 a.m. with Annette. Bring in your own pot (whatever size you’d prefer) and we will provide the paint. Be sure to sign up!
Father's Day Gathering - Friday, June 16 from 11 a.m. -12 p.m.
We will be celebrating Father’s Day a little early here on Friday, June 16 from 11 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Join us for some pizza, beverages and great conversation. Sign up required. Limited to 15. “Dads hold our hands for a little while and hold our hearts forever” - unknown
Summer Cookout - Wednesday, June 21 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Are you ready to bring back our Summer Cookouts? We are! “Welcome to Summer” cookout will take place on Wednesday, June 21 starting at 5:00 p.m. for cocktail hour. Grilled hot dogs along with coleslaw and chips will be served at 6:00 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by The Elderly Brothers. The price is $6 per person and we ask that you make checks payable to the Town of Medfield - COA. Seats are limited to 60. Sign up begins Thursday, June 1 at 9:30 a.m. for all events.
Mosquito and Tick-borne Diseases Education Program June 22 at 2 p.m.
Please join Kaitlyn O’Donnell, entomologist at Norfolk County Mosquito Control District for a presentation on mosquito and tick-borne diseases. Kaitlyn will discuss mosquito and tick biology, the diseases they carry, and how best to protect you and your loved ones. Lyme disease is the most commonly reported vector-borne disease in our area. Kaitlyn will also discuss the work that Norfolk County Mosquito District does to abate mosquitos in the area. Come learn right from the expert! Be sure to sign up.
Leaping Lizards With Joy Marzolf -Tuesday, June 27 from 2-3 p.m.
You don’t want to miss this one! Join us on Tuesday, June 27 from 2-3 p.m. for a live presentation with lizards! From a tiny anole and a huge Komodo dragon to the venomous Gila monster, lizards can look very different. How are they similar? How do their differences actually help lizards survive around the world and even here? Find out about some of the amazing abilities of different lizards and don’t miss our special lizard guests. Free program, but registration is required.
Book Club Thursday, June 29 at 2:00 p.m.
Our next book club meeting with Moira will be held at the Center at Medfield on Thursday, June 29 at 2:00 p.m. Please register in advance. We look forward to seeing you.
New Entertainer - Patrick Hoye on the Acoustic Guitar Tuesday, June 6 at 2 p.m.
Join Patrick and his acoustic guitar as he sings many popular tunes and old favorites. He has an Irish brogue and is very knowledgeable about the songs he sings. He invites the audience to participate by singing, clapping or even tapping your toes! Lois, our new Volunteer/Program Coordinator, is thrilled to be bringing him to Medfield. Be sure to register and join us for this exciting new entertainer.
Protect Yourself From Medicare Fraud! Wednesday, June 7 at 5:30 p.m.
Did you know that over $60 billion of our tax dollars are lost to Medicare fraud each year? Come meet Judy Gertler, a representative of the Massachusetts Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) Program, on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. at the Medfield Senior Center, and participate in a discussion on how to prevent, detect, and report health-care errors, fraud, and abuse. We all can have an active role in protecting Medicare for ourselves and future generations. This free information workshop will provide you with the tools to become a more informed and engaged health-care consumer, including the importance of protecting your Medicare number. Although new Medicare cards have random numbers and no longer Social Security numbers, you still need to be vigilant and protect yourself from becoming victim to deceptive marketing and medical identity theft. Please register for this important program.
Coffee with the Captain Wednesday, June 7 at 11 a.m.
Join us for Coffee with Medfield Fire Captain, Bill De King on Wed. June 7 at 11:00 a.m. In honor of National Home Safety Awareness, Bill will discuss Senior Safety Matters. Stop in for a cup of coffee and great conversation. Thank you to our Outreach Coordinator, Susan Longmoore, for coordinating this special event.
A Day Trip to Martha’s Vineyard, Monday, June 12
The group will travel to the scenic Island of Martha’s Vineyard. You will first arrive in Falmouth to board your ferry, the Island Queen. Your thirty-five minute ride to Martha’s Vineyard will be most invigorating as you make your way across Nantucket Sounds. The day is free today to enjoy as you would like to! There are local guided tours, beaches, restaurants, and much more to choose from! A great way to enjoy the cape! Includes: transportation and ferry. Lunch is on your own. PLEASE NOTE: If you miss the ferry, there is no other ferry until the next morning. You will be responsible for getting yourself off the island and home.
$95.00 per person. Call the Center to register! Please make checks payable to the Town of Medfield - COA.
- 8:00 a.m. Arrive at Center for Day Trip
- 8:15 a.m. Bus leaves COA
- 10:30 A.M. Ferry Departs
- 11:05 a.m. Arrive in Oak Bluff
- 3:00 p.m. be at Ferry. Last Ferry!
- 6:00 p.m. estimated Arrival back to Medfield
Castle Island Day Trip - Monday, June 26 at 11:15 a.m.
$5.00 per person, Limited to 11 people and sign-up required.
Frugal Fannies - Thursday, June15
Bus leaves at 12:30 p.m. and cost is $3 per person. See newsletter for details.
MONTHLY AND WEEKLY EVENTS
COA Walking Group — Thursday's at 10:00 a.m. Weather Permitting
With the better weather arriving, we will be resuming our walking group right here each week on Medfield’s new and beautiful Rail Trail. We walk at all different paces, some faster than others, but we stay together. This group will resume on Thursday, April 6 at 10 a.m. Come into the Center to sign in, and then we will leave promptly at 10am. We will walk 15 - 20 minutes down the path and 15 – 20 minutes back. Did you know that we’ve had some pretty impressive people walking all along, in rain, and snow, and on cold days? Let’s join those people, and have their dedication rub off on us.
Kingsbury Club Swimming
The Kingsbury Club will be tracking your participation in their swim program for year-end insurance reimbursements. The Center will track your participation in all our exercise programs only. Any questions, please reach out to Sarah.
The Center Library
Need a new book or a puzzle? The Center library has quite a selection available to share. Stop in and look, The library is open most days except when we have SHINE appointments or the monthly legal clinic.
Selectman Office Hours
Selectmen Peterson holds office hours each month. Simply call 508-359-9190 Friday, June 2nd between 9—10 a.m. and Selectman Peterson will meet with you by phone!
Veteran Service Office Hours
Call the Center to set up an appointment for Veteran-related services.
Bowling League Looking for Additional Players
Did you know that the Center has a bowling league? John Ledwith organizes this group on Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. Meet the group at Millis Bowling Alley (Ryan's Family Amusements) on Rte. 109 or meet at the Center at 12:45 and car pool over. Three strings of bowling and shoes for only $11. Call the Center to sign up so we know how many people will be attending.
Calling All Woodcarvers
Every Thursday morning at 9 a.m. the woodcarvers meet at the Center to do some carving. Not only does this group exchange ideas about carving projects, they also exchange ideas on anything and everything. It’s carving and it’s social! This group has been meeting since the Pfaff Center days and the group is looking for more members. If you currently carve or have in the past, stop by and get acquainted with the group. If you have never carved, stop in and see what they do. The display case in the lobby this month will feature completed projects by the group. See what a hand carved Santa Claus, golfer, fish, duck and even a clock, looks like. They are beautiful masterpieces that make treasured gifts. The group meets Thursday at 9 a.m.
Fitness Fun on Mondays at 10:00 a.m.
Try our new exercise program beginning Monday, January 10 at 10:00 a.m. Lourdes Fournier has created a new class that will provide a total body workout utilizing weights, aerobics and stretching. This Monday class can be done standing or seated, so do not hesitate to try it out. Any time your body is moving is a very good thing! Monday is a great day to exercise especially after a weekend that may have been higher in calories or more sedentary than your weekdays! All welcome to attend and class is complimentary the month of January.
Join us as we begin a new Book Club with Maggie Joseph and Moira from the Medfield Public Library. We are excited to be collaborating with the Medfield Public Library. Moira will help with securing the books, providing discussion points and helping us choose topics for all. This group is open to all, come join us for our first meeting on Thursday, March 30 at 2:00 p.m. here at the Center. Please register by Thursday, March 16 so we can be sure to have enough books.
Bagel and Bread Bonanza (Stop in to shop what is donated!)
Monday after 9:30 a.m. (Shaw’s products)
Wednesday after 10:00 a.m. Shaw’s, Donut Express, Brother’s and Blue Moon.
Friday after 11:00 a.m. (Roche Bros-Millis)
Grab and Go Lunches
Call Mondays to order your HESSCO Grab-N-Go Wednesday Lunch! Wednesdays are a busy day at the Center. Order your Grab N Go meal and enjoy lunch in between the scheduled activities or make plans with a friend to enjoy lunch at the Center!
Call 508-359-3665 on each Monday before 8:30 a.m. to order a Wednesday lunch.
- Jun. 7 — Chicken Salad
- June. 14 — Turkey and Cheese
- Jun. 21 — Seafood Salad
- Jun. 28 — Ham and Cheese
As we age, things change, including our vision. Resources are available so please call the Center for important information that may help you or a loved one.
Day Trips - Sign Up Required
- Monday, June 12, Martha’s Vineyard; explore the vineyard on your own $95 pp (transportation & ferry ticket only)
- Thursday, July 20, Essex Luncheon with tour of Gloucester and Rockport $110 pp
- Thursday, August 10, Charles River Boat Cruise in Boston with Lunch at the Venezia $115 pp
- Thursday, September 21, A day in Salem MA, with lunch and a tour $114 pp
- Thursday, October 12, Winnipesaukee Train Ride with Harts Turkey Farm luncheon on the train $115 pp
- Thursday, November 9, Newport Play House Cabaret Restaurant “Miracle on South Division” $115
- Tuesday, December 5, Holiday Luncheon and Show - “Sleigh Bells Swing” at the Danversport Yacht Club
Wednesday's at 1:30 pm
Every Wednesday at 3:00 pm and Saturday at 12:30 pm
Saturdays at 9:00 a.m.
Table is available at other times - please call to schedule a time to play.
CARDS, CARDS, CARDS! (Recent schedule change noted in RED font)
3-Thirteen - Mondays at 12:00 pm
Pokeno - Mondays at 1:30 pm
Hanna Adams Bridge - Mondays at 7:00pm
Duplicate Bridge - Tuesdays at 12:00 pm
SCAT - Wednesdays at 11:00 am
Whist - Wednesdays at 12:00 pm,
Cribbage - Wednesday's at 1:00 pm
Canasta - Thursday's at 11:30 pm
Poker - Thursdays at 12:30 pm
Other Games and Groups
Quilting - Mondays at 9:30 am
Fit to Knit - Wednesdays at 2:00 pm
Woodcarving - Thursdays at 9:00 am
Bowling-Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.
Coffee and Conversation - Fridays at 10:00 am