Upcoming Events

COA Activity

Special Announcements

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

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

Thursday, February 14 – Chocolate Tasting 2-4pm  $3 

Wednesday, March 13 – St. Patrick’s Day Dinner 5pm  $15 

Thursday, April 18—Newport Playhouse and Cabaret Restaurant $89 

Saturday, April 27— The Center Yard Sale 8am-2pm 

Thursday, May 23 - Health Fair at the Center

May 29-31 Down East Bar Harbor Maine Trip

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*******

Notable Events

March 7 from 2-4 pm: Celebrate Bill Pardi's Service to the COA and The Center

They say nothing stays the same and change is good! Bill Pardi has been with the COA for 8 years and recently he gave his notice to retire,again! Please join us on Thursday, March 7 from 2-4 for a celebration of Bill, his contributions, his caring and all the support he has given to so many people and to the Center.

CELEBRATE VALENTINE’S DAY AT OUR 3RD ANNUAL CHOCOLATE TASTING 

On Thursday, February 14 from 2-4 p.m.  we will celebrate Valentine’s Day with a variety of chocolate confections.  Chocolate is rarely considered a health food, but dark chocolate has been shown to have a number of health benefits.  Of course, this doesn't mean you should go all out and consume lots of chocolate every day. It is still loaded with calories and easy to overeat however once a year at our Annual Chocolate Tasting is o.k.!  Chocolate Tasting tickets are available at the desk for $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.


Coffee and Conversation


Make a New Year’s resolution to try something fun! Start your New Year off with an enjoyable, casual and informative group at the Center. Join us on Monday mornings at 10am for Coffee and Conversation.  This group is designed to promote conversation, camaraderie and a time to pose questions to like-minded individuals about life - where you’ve been, challenges you may now face, obstacle that you have overcome and where you would like to be! Come have a cup of coffee and share your wisdom!
 

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 


Tues. Feb. 19– Low salt hot dog


Thurs. Feb. 23– Birthday lunch-always delicious and entrée varies. 


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. Join us for our next support group meeting on Tuesday, February 12 at The Center at Medfield from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Contact Lisa Marie Donovan, Outreach Coordinator at (508)359-3665 for information. 



Caregiver Support

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, February 28 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 


Historian Gary Hylander - Upcoming Presentation Series

Gary Hylander returns with a presentation about Alexander Hamilton on Monday, February 4 at 2:00 p.m. Alexander Hamilton wasan American statesman and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Hewas an influential interpreter and promoter of the U.S. Constitution, as wellas the founder of the nation's financial system, the Federalist Party, theUnited States Coast Guard, and the New York Post newspaper. Join us for theinside scoop on Mr. Hamilton as Dr. Hylander always presents some side-barstories from whatever topic he presents. Be sure to sign up, as seating is limited.

Birthday Party 

The next Birthday Party is scheduled for Thursday, February 21 at 11:30pm. . Enjoy the music provided by Tommy Rull. A Singer/Entertainer he will perform hisshow “A Musical Journey Through the Years” at the Center at Medfield, onThursday, February 21stfrom noon to 1:00 p.m. If you have a birthday inFebruary or want to celebrate everyone’s birthday in February, sign up for ourBirthday celebration. Enjoy a delicious lunch for only $3 and the music ofSinatra, Neil Diamond, Paul Anka, Barry Manilow, Kenny Rogers, Perry Como, LouRawls, Engelbert and many more great entertainers. This program is supported inpart by the Medfield Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by theMassachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. 

Each month we celebrate the birthdays of that month. If you are 75 years or older you will receive a card from the COA with a gift certificate to be used at the party for you and a guest. Enjoy a delicious lunch, birthday cake and we always have entertainment or an activity to follow. Feel free to enjoy the party even if you do not have a birthday that month. The suggested donation for the party lunch is $3. Please remember it is important for everyone to sign up for the lunch, so that we can order the right amount of food.

Supper Club

The next Supper Club is scheduled for Wednesday, February 20.  Social Hour starts at 4:00 pm, Dinner at 5:00 pm. Dance and Dine with Frankie until 7:00 pm 

Relaxation Class Returns

Meditation is the process of gently focusing our attention inwardly.  By practicing meditation, it allows us to live more presently, with a deeper focus and awareness in the present moment.  We live in a society where many people live reactively, and are experiencing a great deal of stress.  Stress is the root cause of many illnesses.  While reacting to some situations is necessary, responding to them could be a better option.  With a dedicated meditation practice, one’s quality of life will improve. Join Kat Cammarata  on Mondays at 2pm beginning Mon. Feb., 25.  ($24/6 weeks)

Great Books Discussion Group

Join us on Thursday, Feb 7 at 10:00 a.m. to discuss Pride and Prejudice               by Jane Austin

Pied Potter Hamelin Pottery Demonstration and Lecture

Master Potter, Rick Hamelin will present “All About Poets and Potters” on Friday, February 8 at 10:00 a.m. This unique presentation, is supported in part by a grant from the Medfield Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.  Mr. Hamelin will detail the many writers that have alluded to clay and the potter at work in numerous poems and stories throughout time.  Massachusetts poet’s Longfellow, Whitman, Thoreau and Gibran celebrated the potter in their writings and reflected on the forming of clay as a metaphor for life in various ways.  In this one hour program, Mr. Hamelin will demonstrate “throwing” at the pottery wheel while exploring their verses and the historical connections of Massachusetts potters to these poets.

Hands on, we will be passing from person to person a freshly made pot from the potter’s wheel and a chance to feel a dry and a wet pot as it rotates on the wheel. Each person will make a pinch pot (cup made from a ball of clay by pinching the clay with the thumb and finger).  The unfired piece goes home with the participant. Sign up for this new opportunity as space is limited.


Outside Events

Chickie Flynn's luncheon - Thursday, March 28 at 11:10 am

Movies at the COA

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

Sat. Feb 2 -  First Man - A look at the life of astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the moon on July 20, 1969.                                                                             

Wed. Feb. 6 –   First Man                                                                      

Sat., Feb. 9 - The Wife - A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for literature.                                                        

Sat., Feb. 16 - The Big Sick - Pakistan born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and graduate student Emily fall in love and struggle as their cultures clash.                             

Wed., Feb. 20 –  Lion -  A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home.  He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia.  25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.                                                             

Sat., Feb. 23 -  A Star is Born  (2018) A musician helps a young singer find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral

TRIPS 

Shopping

Dollar Store and More  - February 4 at 12:15 pm

Market Basket - February 25 at 12:15 pm

Special Trips 

Please reference the top of this page. 

BOARD GAMES 

Mah Jongg

Play Mah Jongg every Monday at 1 p.m.; Wednesdays on February 13 and 27 1t 1:00 pm and Saturdays at 12:30 pm.

Bingo

Wednesday, February 13 at 3:15 p.m.

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.