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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

SHINE Presents Information on Medicare


As people approach the age of 65 they are faced with a number of life decisions to consider as they prepare for retirement or senior living.  One issue that can be a challenge to understand is Medicare as a health care choice.  Melinda Morle, from SHINE (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone), will present free and unbiased health insurance information that is valuable to those entering this phase of life.  This information is crucial whether you are planning to retire or continuing to work.  As we get older, many questions arise regarding health care coverage, especially in 2020, with new Medicare changes that will affect you.  Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) is a law by which anyone eligible for Medicare on or after January 1, 2020 will not be able to purchase a Medigap policy which covers the cost of the Part B deductible, such as our Supplement 1 policy in Massachusetts.  The 2019 Part B deductible is $185.00.  As a result of this law, there will be additional Medigap policies which will be offered. This is an opportunity for SHINE to educate you about this and other changes to Medicare.  It is important to be informed as we approach the process of selecting health care plans and even negotiating favorable premium rates. Please join us at the Center at Medfield on Wed. September 25 at 6:30 pm for this important information.  Call the Center at 508-359-3665 to register in advance.


Falls Awareness Prevention Day on Sept 23


The annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day on 9/23 raises awareness about how to prevent fall-related injuries. Join us on Sept. 23 at 1:45 pm for a  presentation by ATI Physical Therapist, Dawn Miller who will provide the information.


Nutrition Therapy on Sept 11


Schedule your time to meet with HESSCO Dietician, Stephanie                       Caljouw on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 9:30 a.m.  Stephanie can help you navigate the in’s and out’s of good nutrition.  Healthy eating, regular exercise and social engagement is key to aging well!


New England General Stores: Exploring an American Classic


On Wednesday, October 2 at 6:30 p.m. enjoy a unique presentation on New England’s General Stores.  It harkens back to a simpler time and a more innocent and rural nation. It conjures a country-like place where kids come in to buy penny candy, and adults to buy everything from swaths of fabric, to fresh vegetables, to four-penny nails. It was a place to pick up mail, the newspaper, and perhaps tarry a bit on a cold, winter’s morning to chat over a cup of coffee and a warm wood stove. Long before “Cheers,” the general store was the vital and inviting heart of a community, where everyone not only knew your name, but how you took that coffee, how many kids you had, and how’s your dad doing, anyway? And in tough times, it was a place that often treated customers like family, extending credit when no one else would.  In short, the general store was real-life Norman Rockwell—deeply woven into America’s cultural identity, an integral part of the nation’s self-portrait from its earliest days. But over the last 50 years, many of New England’s general stores, competing with behemoths like Wal-Mart and Target, began to disappear.  But then a funny thing happened: people really missed them.  And in many towns, decided to hold onto them. 


In talking about New England’s General Stores: Exploring an American Classic, broadcast journalist Ted Reinstein shares the rich and colorful history of this iconic institution, how they figured in the rise of early American commerce, why they began to fade, and why—like another New England icon, the diner—they have begun to come back and even be re-invented and re-imagined for a new era.Told with anecdotes from a variety of local landmark stores across the region, the presentation is accompanied by the                    award-winning photography of Art Donahue. Join us on October 2 at 6:30 p.m. by calling the Center at 508-359-3665 or stopping in to sign up!


Minds in Motion - Starting Sept 11


"Have some fun, stretch your mind, and enjoy the company,” is how Jerry Cianciolo, creator of Minds in Motion , describes the goal of this five-year-old enrichment program returning to the Center on Wednesday, September 11. 


Every session features something new, says Cianciolo. But regardless of the topic, whether it’s psychology, art, music, food, or something in the news, “what you’ll find every time,” says Cianciolo, “are fun challenges and spirited discussions.”  


The focus is on interaction. “This is no sit still and listen class,” says Cianciolo. “There’s a lot of laughter, some gentle nudging on my part, and every participant is asked to respond to what they’re presented with.”


Minds in Motion runs Wednesdays from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on September 11, 18, 25, and October 2. Pre-registration is required and enrollment is limited to 15 people. Class costs $15/p.p.  Stop in to sign up or call (508) 359-3665 for more information.

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

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

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                     

Afternoon of Music - Sept 12


Thursday, September 12 at 1:30. Listening, singing and dancing enjoyment are all part of these events!  Call and sign up for lunch at 11:30 and make it a day.


Tune Timers Swing Band - Sept 10


Enjoy the sounds of a big band on Tuesday, Sept. 10 from 1-3:30 p.m.  Grab your friends or dance partner and have a great time, listening to music of years gone by! $3 donation at the door.


Technology Class  


Join Brett Poirier on the first Thursday of the month at 2:00 p.m. for on going technology  discoveries.  Adult children may not have the                    patience to help you with your phone, I pad, etc., but Brett does!!  These classes are free and open to all those who want to learn!


Cooking Demonstration - Sept 9


On Monday, September 9 at 1:00 p.m., join Roberta Powlis as she navigates our kitchen.  Her menu will intrigue you with unique and                      delicious chicken salad recipes. Suggested donation for demo and tasting is $3/person


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. 


Low Hearing Group


 We will be meeting on Thursday, September 19th at 10:00 with the new            Audiologist at Speech Language and Hearing Associates of Greater Boston. Please come and meet  Kathleen Aspinall, Au.D.Doctor of Audiology and discuss issues about your hearing and possibly the benefit of hearing aids. Hearing loss often develops slowly and may go unnoticed.  Perhaps family members have noticed that you ask them to repeat things often?  Is your TV set blaring?  Is it difficult to hear over your phone? These may be signs of hearing loss.  I encourage you to come to our support group to learn new information in a safe environment.  Please let Susan know if you will be attending so we can set up the room appropriately


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, Sept.26 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 


Men’s Book Club 


On Thursday, September 12 at 1:00 p.m. we will be discussng Franklin and Winston by Jon Meacham. Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill were the greatest leaders of "the Greatest Generation." In Franklin and Winston, Jon Meacham explores the fascinating relationship between the two men who piloted the free world to victory in World War II.  All welcome to join in!

Page Turners Book Group

The "bildungsroman" is a type of novel that began in Germany in the 18th         century. Today it is so common, both in film and fiction, that few people realize that they are familiar with it. Its modern name is the "coming of age" story. On September 9 at 10:15 a.m., the Page Turners will discuss the Irish-American prototype of the bildungsroman: A Tree Grows in  Brooklyn .  When we read it in days gone by, many of us thought of it as just an interesting story. Today,     however, we  realize that it is more than that: it shows what many Irish families went through a hundred years ago; it stresses the courage of the women who were forced to cope; it portrays the flowering of the young heroine; and its feminism is implicit without being intrusive. We hope that you will join us for what  promises to be a lively morning!

Outside Events

ROMEO'S: Join Peter for a visit to Doyles for lunch on Friday, September 20.  Bus leaves at 11:00 a.m. and limited to 14 gentlemen.

Movies at the COA

Show times: Wednesdays at 2 pm and Saturdays at 10:15 am hosted by Joan Lee

Wed. Sept. 4– It Happened One Night (1934) A newsman (Clark Gable) rides a bus and shares a cabin with a tycoon's (Walter Connolly) runaway daughter (Claudette Colbert).  

Sat. Sept. 7– Love in the  Afternoon  An older American playboy (Gary Cooper) loves a private eye's (Maurice Chevalier) young daughter (Audrey Hepburn) in Paris.  

Sat. Sept. 14 - If Beale Street Could Talk   A young woman embraces her pregnancy while she and her family set out to prove her childhood friend and lover innocent of a crime he didn't commit. 

Wed. Sept. 18– If Beale Street Could Talk 

Sat. Sept. 21-  The Public   An act of civil disobedience turns into a standoff with police when homeless people in Cincinnati take over the public library to seek shelter from the bitter cold.  

Sat. Sept. 28– Late Night A late-night talk show host hires a female staff writer to help smooth over concerns about workplace diversity.

TRIPS 

Shopping: (12:15 pm)

Monday, Sept 9 – Market Basket                                                         

Monday, Sept 16– KOHL’S in Walpole

Monday, Sept 23 – Dollar Store/Job Lot

Monday, Sept 30 - Xmas Tree Shops/Trader Joe

Special Trips 

Bay Pointe Waterfront Restaurant - Sept 26

Enjoy a  delicious lunch with breathtaking views at Bay Pointe Waterfront Restaurant in Quincy on Thursday, Sept. 26.  The bus will leave at 10:30 a.m.  Cost of transportation is $3 and lunch is on your own.  Limited to 14

Dairy Barn to Ice Cream Parlor - Tuesday, Sept. 10

The farmhouse in Westford that is now the ice cream stand began as a dairy barn in 1908. At that time the Kimball family sold milk wholesale. In 1934, two salesmen stopped by: one was selling his freezer cabinets, the other his ice cream mix. They suggested the Kimball’s make ice cream. Jack and Clara took a leap of faith and in 1939 turned the woodshed on the end of the house into an ice cream parlor.  Visit Kimball Farms on Tuesday, Sept. 10 and see how it has grown.  The bus will leave at 9:45 a.m. Enjoy an afternoon of exploring the Country Store, enjoy lunch, play mini-golf, check your driving range distance, try your skill at pitch & putt, swing in those batting cages, try your best in the arcade or go wild and enjoy a zip line

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.