WINTER WEATHER POLICY
With winter upon us it is important to remind you that when the Medfield schools are closed due to inclement weather, the Center at Medfield is closed and all programs are cancelled. If the schools have a 2-hour delay, the Center will also have a 2-hour delay (opening at 11 a.m. instead of 9 a.m.) If there is a snow storm on a Saturday, the Saturday program will be cancelled. Also, all scheduled programs are weather permitting. If we determine that it is unsafe for trips, activities and/or transportation, the Center can cancel any program at any time. It is important to clearly print your name and phone number on sign up sheets, so we have easy access to inform you of any changes in our schedule.
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
(If the event is underscored, click it to view and event flyer)
Friday, February14 – Annual Valentine’s Day Chocolate Tasting
Thursday, March 12- COA trip to the Boston Flower & Garden Show
Wednesday, March 18– Annual St. Patty’s Day Dinner at the Center
Sunday, March 29 —Mood Swings Orchestra Concert
Saturday, May 2— Annual FOSI Yard Sale
Thursday, December 31– Celebrate New Years at Noon on the Boston Harbor
December — Boston POPS holiday concert (Date & Time pending)
Give Yourself the Gift of a Cruise
Join the COA for a fantastic Cruise to Bermuda on June 12—June 19. Information and reservations can be made by calling our NCL Cruise Consultant, Maria Umpierre at 1-954-514-4314. Several cabins have been reserved, waiting for you to book! June is a summer month in Bermuda. This is the month when the weather warms up and the temperature stays between an average high of 81 degree Fahrenheit to a low of 73 degree. The water temperature also rises to about 77 degree. So the time is now to book for a great summer vacation for swimming, relaxing, sightseeing and other beach activities.
Medfield resident, Attorney Tim Borchers, will de-mystify Trusts on Wednesday, January 22 at 6:30 p.m. (snow date Jan.29). What is a trust? What kind of trusts are there? What is the difference between revocable or irrevocable? When is an irrevocable trust needed? How does a trust help my estate plan? There are so many questions about trusts. Join us at the Center and learn more about trusts and how they can help your estate plan. Pre-registration is required.
Bowl with the Center
Thanks to Medfield resident John Ledwith, the Center will be offering Thursday afternoon bowling. This new activity will begin on Thursday, January 9. You can drive yourself to Ryan Family amusements in Millis or hop on the bus at 12:45 p.m. for bowling from 1-2 p.m. Cost is $3/string and usually 3 strings per hour are played. If you do not bowl, join the bowling party! You can keep score or cheer your neighbors on. Bowling is a great indoor activity during anytime of the year, but especially in the winter.
It may surprise most to realize that bowling is also great exercise. The best part is: there are almost no limits on who can bowl. It's a low impact, easy-to-learn sport, making it great for all ages especially senior citizens! What is really good to know are the benefits of bowling. Bowling burns anywhere from 175-300 calories an hour. With the repeated grasping and swinging of the ball you strengthen your muscles in your hands and shoulders. The movements associated with bowling improves your flexibility, along with hand-eye coordination. Bowling is a social sport. Having fun and being with people helps to prevent depression, so why not sign up for some indoor fun, meet new people, have a few laughs and bowl! If interested,
Do You Like To Sing? Good Voice or NO Voice?
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 you get from singing: Self-confidence! Breathing right! Great posture! Memory training! Socialization! Bye to the Blues! And most important, just sheer JOY! All this is possible to anyone who wants to sing! So this is an invitation to sign up for a weekly Monday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. Sing-Along. Come join us, let’s resurrect the golden oldies and holiday favorites and do ourselves a great favor.
Stephanie Caljouw, RD LDN; the nutritionist for HESSCO Elder Services is at the COA once a month and available to discuss any nutrition questions and dietary advice. Set a goal for your health this New Year by signing up on Wed., January 8 to meet and discuss your dietary goals. Taking care of yourself is key to feeling well, having energy and living a long, healthy life.
The Pointe Première School of Dance will be performing at the Center on Wednesday, January 8th at 4:15. The girls are very excited to come in their costumes and show you their ballet talent. Please sign up at the Center to enjoy the entertainment. Light refreshments will be served.
The Life and Times of Frank Sinatra by Bruce Hambro
Bruce Hambro, a music and motion picture historian, will be presenting The Life and Times of Frank Sinatra on Thursday, January 9 at 2 p.m. This program is a fast-paced, one-hour PowerPoint lecture that includes a treasure-trove of music and images from the vast catalogue of the career of Ol’ Blue Eyes. Beginning with the start of Frank Sinatra’s singing career in the 1930’s, this presentation follows Mr. Sinatra’s meteoric rise to fame in the early 1940s...his fall from grace later in the decade...and his historic comeback in the 1950s. During the program, the audience will hear many classic Sinatra recordings such as I’ll Never Smile Again, Young at Heart, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, New York, New York and My Way. The audience members are encouraged to sing along while the lyrics are projected on the screen! Pre-registration is required.
Plan ahead. Interested in a new hobby? Look for sign-up sheets for art classes beginning on Thursday, March 5 at 2 p.m. with Artist Nan Rumpf, a member of the Concord Art Association and the Wellesley Society of Artists. She is an Artist Member of the Rhode Island Watercolor Society, and is a Signature Member of the New England Watercolor Society. Additional information to follow!
Cooking Demonstration - Monday, January 6 at 1:00 p.m.
Are you going to a Super Bowl party in early February and need to contribute to the menu? Or are you hosting your own Super Bowl event? This month’s cooking demonstration can help you with this. Roberta Powlis plans to show you how to make easy and delicious appetizers using puff pastry. Of course you can make your own puff pastry; however, using the readyto-bake products are easier and save you time. Join us on Monday, January 6 at 1:00 p.m. and gather ideas and sample these puff-pastry delights! Be sure to sign up. The cost of the demonstration is $3, to be paid the day of the class.
Minds in Motion
Minds in Motion is an adventure for the heart and mind, filled with spiritual discussions of fascinating topics like food photography, etiquette, Tin Pan Alley, animal rights, limericks, the meaning of life, Picasso, the Supreme Court, eaotional intelligence, American protest songs, ethics, and women inventors. Everyone participates in fun challenges, and chimes in with their thoughts and opinions. Best of all, there is no right or wrong answer, and no one is judged. Minds in Motion, open to adults of all ages, runs from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on January 15, 22, 29 and February 5. Limited to 15 and pre-registration is required. Program fee is $15.
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.
January15, starting at 5:00 pm
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
Hearing loss happens as we age. Contact Susan Bernstein for information on ways to manage your hearing loss. Learn strategies to maintain your quality of life and relationships.
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, January 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.
Men’s Book Club
Deceiving the Sky: Inside Communist China's Drive for Global Supremacy, by Bill Gertz. Thursday, January 9 at 1:00 pm
Page Turners Book Group
Mon. Jan. 13 @ 10:15 am
Founding Mothers, by Cokie Roberts
Enjoy a discussion on the women who played important roles in America’s independence
Great Books Discussion
Thursday, January 9 at 10:00 a.m.
The Rape of the Lock, by Alexander Pope
Sign up for a delicious lunch at Chickie Flynn’s in Foxboro! The bus leaves at 11:10 a.m. on Thurs., January 30 and the cost is $5/pp.
Movies at the COA
Show times: Wednesdays at 2 pm and Saturdays at 10:15 am hosted by Joan Lee
Sat. Jan. 4 – The Unforgiven Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner Ned Logan and a young man, The "Schofield Kid" .
Wed. Jan. 8 – Plus One Longtime single friends agree to be each other's plus one at every wedding they are invited to.
Sat. Jan. 11– The Manchurian Candidate A former prisoner of war is brainwashed as an unwitting assassin for an international Communist conspiracy.
Sat. Jan. 18 – The Joker In Gotham City, mentally troubled comedian Arthur Fleck is disregarded and mistreated by society. He then embarks on a downward spiral of revolution and bloody crime. This path brings him face-to-face with his alter-ego: the Joker.
Wed. Jan. 22 — Downton Abbey A chronicle of the lives of the British aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the early twentieth century.
Sat. Jan. 25 — Sisters Brothers Based on Patrick DeWitt's novel, The Sisters Brothers revolves around the colorfully named gold prospector Hermann Kermit Warm, who's being pursued across 1000 miles of 1850s Oregon desert to San Francisco by the notorious assassins Eli and Charlie Sisters. Except Eli is having a personal crisis and beginning to doubt the longevity of his chosen career. And Hermann might have a better offer.
Mon. Jan 6 — Market Basket 12:15 p.m.
Mon. Jan 13 — mas Tree/Trader Joes 12:15 p.m.
Mon. Jan 27 — Market Basket 12:15 p.m.
*******More information on these trips to follow-some dates may change*******
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 !
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.
Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. It is a fun game of strategy and communication between four players.
Mondays at 12:00 p.m.