Upcoming Events

COA Activity

Special Announcements

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.

"Connect to Wellness" Health Fair

Please join us on Thursday, May 23 from 1-3 p.m. for our Connect to Wellness Health Fair.  The Natick Walpole VNA, the Medfield Board of Health and the Council on Aging  have worked to create a collection of healthy information for you. A variety of vendors will be here to share what they  offer promoting wellness and the benefits of healthy living.

Meet the New Norfolk County Sheriff

Please join the Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Medfield Council on Aging on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 12:30 PM at the Center at Medfield for a meet and greet with Norfolk County’s new Sheriff, Jerome P. McDermott. Sheriff McDermott looks forward to meeting the residents of Medfield and discussing programs available to all Medfield seniors. Refreshments will be served. 

For additional information or any questions please contact Norfolk Sheriff’s Office at 781-751-3516.

Supper Club 

On Wednesday, May 22, at 5:00 p.m. Hong and Bill Bruno and daughters will he hosting their annual supper club.  Sign up and enjoy their delicious offering.  Cost is $6/person

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

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

Thursday, May 23 - Health Fair at the Center

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

                                       
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


Join us in the library at 10:00 a.m. (schedule below) for an enjoyable, casual and informative group at the Center 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!


Schedule 

Mon, May 13

Mon, May 29
 

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.


Oral Health Outreach Program at the Center


On Monday, May 20th from 2:00PM-4:00PM, the staff and doctors of Medfield           Dental will be visiting the Center to provide oral health information to its members. As part of this outreach program, Dr. Mari Bae, DMD and her staff with be                  presenting on oral health-related topics that affect the aging community and staff will be giving out free sample bags. There will also be time for the members to speak with the doctors, hygienists and staff, and light refreshments will be provided. Please sign up if you are interested in participating in this program.


Mother's Day Tea

Hear the story of the Arabian Princess of Zanzibar, Monday, May 13 at 1:30 p.m.  Suggested donation is $5.
 
 

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, May 14 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, May 30 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 

The next Birthday Party is scheduled for Tuesday, May 28 at 11:30pm. Music provided by JoeyB-Bop. Sign up today.

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.

Book Groups

Great Books Discussion Group

Enjoy a lively discussion on the first Thursday of the month at 1:00 p.m. All welcome. The book schedule is: 

May 2: Tobacco Road by Erskine Caldwell 

June 6: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCuller. All Welcome    

Page Turners

"Chestnut Street" by Maeve Binchy is the book chosen for our meeting on May 6th at 10:15. Join us for a lively discussion of Irish life and manners in Dublin, as deftly drawn characters find their way through the ups and downs of life.

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

Oral Health Outreach Program

On Monday, May 20th from 2:00PM-4:00PM, the staff and doctors of Medfield           Dental will be visiting the Center to provide oral health information to its members. As part of this outreach program, Dr. Mari Bae, DMD and her staff with be                 presenting on oral health-related topics that affect the aging community and staff will be giving out free sample bags. There will also be time for the members to speak with the doctors, hygienists and staff, and light refreshments will be provided. Please sign up if you are interested in participating in this program.
 
Outside Events

Chickie Flynn's luncheon - Thursday, May 30 at 11:10 am

Movies at the COA

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

Sat., May 4 -  Gentleman’s Agreement  A reporter pretends to be Jewish in order to cover a story on anti-Semitism, and personally discovers the true depths of bigotry and hatred. 

Wed., May 8 -  Vice — The story of Dick Cheney, an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush. 

Sat., May 11 -  On the Basis of Sex. The true story of Ruth Bader Ginsberg.  Learn about her struggles for equal rights, and the early cases of a historic career that lead to her nomination and confirmation as us Supreme Court Associate Justice. 

Sat., May 18 -  Victoria and Abdul -  Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.
 

TRIPS 

Shopping

TBD

Special Trips 

Twin Rivers - May 9  Bus leaves at 10 a.m./ $5 per person per trip

Castle Island - May 21  Bus leaves at 10 a.m./ $5 per person per trip

BOARD GAMES 

Mah Jongg

Play Mah Jongg every Monday at 1 p.m.; Wednesdays on May 15, 22, and 29 at 1:00 pm and Saturdays at 12:30 pm.

Bingo

Join us for an intergenerational game of BINGO on Wednesday, April 17 at 3:15 p.m.  Girl Scout Troop # 69048 (who treated us to an ice cream social in March) will be playing with us during their vacation week.

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.