The Center is open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Stop in for a Saturday schedule.
December Special Events
You can register for all December events on Friday, December 1 at 9:00 a.m.
- Tue. Dec 5, Day Trip to Danversport Yacht Club, Holiday Luncheon & show! Open to all. $109 pp. Registration req. 9:45 a.m. departure.
- Wed. Dec 6 at 11:30 a.m. Evergreen Arranging - If you have some evergreen clippings to share; please bring them.
- Thur. Dec 7 at noon, FOSI Meeting
- Fri. Dec 8 at 11:00 - Sustainable Medfield Cooking Demo
- Fri. Dec 8 bus leaves at 9:00 a.m. Juliet Breakfast Sunday, Dec. 10 from 12-2 p.m. MEDFIELD LIONS SENIOR CHRISTMAS PARTY. Sorry this event is only for Medfield residents only. SOLD OUT
- Mon. Dec 11, Holiday Spice workshop. Noon. Sign up required, limited to 20 participants! Thank you to FOSI for sponsoring this fun make and take workshop!
- Mon. Dec 11 - Legal Clinic by appointment only. 2 p.m.
- Tue, Dec 12 - 9 a.m. Coffee with Veterans Service Officer
- Wed. Dec 13 Crafts with Bri - Needle Felting, Don’t miss it! And at 11:30 Bring your own wired ribbon and make a bow with Loretta from the Medfield Garden Club.
- Thur. Dec 14 French Toast Breakfast with Medfield Fire Department here at the Center at 8:30. Sign up required. A very special thank you to Michael LaFrancesca for cooking!
- Thur. Dec 14 at 1:45 p.m. Music with Patrick Durkin
- Fri. Dec 15 at 10 a.m. join Lois to make a quick diamond art project. A holiday card or a holiday ornament.
- Tue. Dec 19 at 1:00 p.m. Gingerbread House competition. You have one hour to decorate a pre-built gingerbread house. Materials included. Two people to a team. Sign up today!
- Wed. Dec 20 at 10:45 a.m. - Snowman craft with Annette!
- Wed. Dec 20 at 12:30 Movie with hot chocolate and treats!
- Thur. Dec 21, Silvertones Christmas Concert. Enjoy a concert with our COA singing group led by Maggie Joseph.
- Fri. Dec 22, Romeo Breakfast - bus leaves at 9 a.m.
- Monday, Dec 25 - Merry Christmas, the Center is closed.
- Tue. Dec 26 - Chair/Mat Yoga Cancelled. Tue. Dec 26 Caregiver Support Group at 2 p.m.
- No Respite Program/The Club on Tue. Dec. 26.
- Fri. Dec 29 at 11:45 a.m. Ice Cream Social and 2024 Capsule
Thursday, December 14 from 1:45—2:45 p.m. Join us for an hour of signing and listening to Patrick play the piano.
The Silvertones - Thursday, December 21 at 2 p.m.
Christmas Concert with the Center’s very own Silvertones.
New Year's Luncheon
Sign up now for the New Years Chinese Lunch Party with music on Wednesday, January 3 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. for only $7/pp. Bingo to follow.
Annual Holiday Drive for Active Duty Military
Norfolk County RSVP will once again be collecting personal care items for active duty Military members between Thanksgiving and Christmas. This is their fourth annual holiday drive and the Center in Medfield is pleased to partner again on this endeavor. Items can be donated in a bin located at the Center at Medfield. A complete list of items will be available and posted at the Center in the coming weeks. Some of wish list items include bug repellent lotion, deodorant, eye drops/eyewash, foot powder, hand sanitizer, hand wipes, face tissues, hand and body lotions, mouthwash, cotton swabs, shampoo and conditioner, shaving items, shower gel or soap, sunscreen, toothbrush, toothpaste, candy, coffee singles, packaged cookies, gum, mints, hot chocolate, microwave popcorn, microwave soups, protein bars, snack foods, trail mix, flashlights, new hats & gloves, paper and pens, new socks, new T-shirts, new towels and washcloths, travel games. All donated items must have a shelf life of at least six months. We appreciate your support!
Evergreen Arranging - December 6 at 11:30 a.m.
Enjoy a morning with friends on Wednesday, December 6 at 11:30 a.m. and create an evergreen centerpiece for your table or to give as a gift. All the greenery will be clipped and ready for you and your creativity. Simply bring in a container and clippers (if you have them) and any decorations you might have at home, we will supply scissors, wet foam and a lot of laughs! Start the season off with an arrangement that will bring the smell of the holidays into your home! Pre-registration is required for this event.
Holiday Spices Workshop with Therapy Gardens Monday, December 11 at 12:00 p.m.
Spices have a special power to evoke cherished memories. Nothing compares to the scents and flavors of the holiday season. Come learn how to make pumpkin spice, mulling spices for wine or cider, and other holiday spice blends. Participants will leave with their own blend of a holiday spice mixture, along with recipes for other mixtures. Everyone gets 1 custom-spice packet. Additional custom packets available for a small fee. Great for gifts! Limited to 20 participants. Thank you to FOSI for sponsoring this fun make-and-take workshop!
Bow-Making with Loretta Wednesday. December 13 at 11:30 a.m.
Join us for a holiday bow-making class. Loretta Carrigan is a wonderfully-talented member of the Center, as well as the Garden Club in Medfield and has agreed to teach this class. Sign up to learn “how to make a bow” as there is no need to spend $$ on a fancy bow when you can learn to make it on your own. Simply bring in a 2-3” wide roll of your favorite wired ribbons and learn this craft. Sign up to learn bow-making! Limited space!
Holiday French Toast Breakfast Thursday, December 14 at 8:30 a.m.
Sign up for a French Toast and Sausage morning treat. Mike LaFrancesca returns to delight our pallet and start our day in the right direction! Sign up today! While we have breakfast, Firefighter/EMT Bill Deking and Firefighter/P Meaghan Mcginn will be joining us to on health and fire safety. They will answer any questions you have about emergency treatments and what the Fire Department can do for you. The Fire Department has many programs available and would like to share these with members of the community on Thursday, December 14 at 8:30 a.m. Please be sure to sign up; this is a free breakfast, but we need you to sign up no later then Monday, December 11.
Gingerbread House Decorating Contest Tuesday, December 19 at 1 p.m.
It's back for its third year; sign up with a partner to decorate a gingerbread house. We will supply all the fixings and you will be the artist. This morning activity will be held in the dining hall on Tuesday, December 19 at 1 p.m. Hot Cocoa .
Holiday Movie with hot chocolate and treats! Wednesday, December 20 at 12:30 p.m.
Join us for a free movie here at the Center. Hot Cocoa and treats will be served. Please sign up for seating.
Chess Players Wanted
Do you play chess? Or do you want to learn? Tom Wong is interested in putting a group together here to play. An interest sign up sheet will be posted. Please sign up!
Cards with Bri - Wed. Dec 13 - 10:45 a.m.
Join us for a Needle-Felted Craft with Bri. This is a FREE event, but we do require registration for material count.
Crafts with Annette - Wed. Dec. 20 - 10:45 a.m.
Join Annette for another fun winter craft. FREE, but we do require registration for materials. Thank you!
Friday, Dec. 8. Bus to leave for breakfast at 9:00 a,m.
Friday, Dec. 22. Bus to leave for breakfast at 9:00 a,m.
Our Book Club will take a break for December and regroup in January.
Drop-In Blood Pressure Clinic Update
For the month of December, we will hold our blood pressure clinic at the Center on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. with Kathy Thompson
MONTHLY AND WEEKLY EVENTS
COA Walking Group — Thursday's at 9:00 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
Senior Swim Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 10 a.m. $5/session. 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.
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.
Select Board Member Office Hours
Select Board Member Peterson holds office hours each month. The next session is Friday, December 1, between 9—10 a.m.
Veterans Service Agent
Melissa Bingham will be at the Center Tuesday, December 12 from 9-10 a.m. Melissa can also be reached at 508-906-3025
Attorney Julie Ladimer will be available for legal consultations on Monday, December 11 at 2:00 p.m. Please call the Center for an appointment.
Do you need assistance navigating the care-giving journey? Be part of the Caregiver Support Group Tuesday, December 26, at 2:00 p.m.
Singing with Maggie Joseph
Do you like to sing? Join us each Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. Join Maggie Joseph as she leads the singing group into the Holidays with great songs, lots of laughs and a chance to SING! There are so many benefits from singing. Self confidence, breathing right, great posture, memory training, socialization and most important, just sheer JOY! All this is possible to anyone who wants to sing! So this is your invitation to sign up for a weekly Wednesday late morning sing along with Maggie on Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m.
Fitness Fun on Mondays 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!
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 Market, 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.
- Dec. 6 - Chicken Salad
- Dec. 13 - Turkey and Cheese
- Dec. 20 - Seafood Salad
- Dec. 27 - 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.
On Thursday, October 26 at 2:00 p.m. learn about the latest resources and specialized telephones from Massachusetts Equipment Distribution Program for people with low vision.
Day Trips - Sign Up Required
- Tuesday, December 5, Holiday Luncheon and Show - “Sleigh Bells Swing” at the Danversport Yacht Club
Monday afternoon shopping pick-ups begin at 12:00 p.m. CALL THE CENTER at 508-359-3665 BY 8:30 A.M to SIGN-UP.
- Dec. 4– Stop N Shop & Target
- Dec. 11– Kohls Dec. 18– Dollar Store & Big Lots.
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.
Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m.
CARDS, CARDS, CARDS!
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 1:00 pm
Woodcarving - Thursdays at 9:00 am
Bowling-Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.
Coffee and Conversation - Fridays at 10:00 am