Upcoming Events

COA Activity

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Making Sense of Numbers: What Statistics Can and Can Not Tell Us 


Join Dr. Jim Suojanen of Medfield for this unique and informative presentation on statistics and how they affect our lives. Join us on Wednesday, October 6 at 4:00 p.m. Call to register for this event.


Shred-it Event 


Have you ever been the victim of identity theft? If so, you know what a huge hassle it is – not to mention how unsettling it is to have your privacy invaded. That’s why it’s important to shred documents that have any of your personal information on them. This event is sponsored by the Middlesex Savings Bank, Needham Bank, COA and Medfield Public Library on Saturday, October 9 from 9 a.m.—12 noon in the Center’s parking lot. Bring your bag of papers and let the truck take care of them!


How to lose the Covid-15 


Feeling like COVID did not help with your nutrition and health? Join us for a nutrition discussion and healthy tips on how to lose the COVID-15! My name is Kelsey, I have been a Registered Dietitian for about 6 years and have experience in both inpatient dietetics and nutrition counseling. I have a passion for helping people to lead healthier lives and am excited to be available to discuss nutrition topics with you all! Join me on Thursday, October 7 at 2:30 p.m. for a discussion on healthy living, eating and ways to lose those nagging pounds. Maintaining a healthy weight and exercising regularly is so important. Call the Center to be part of this discussion with HESSCO Dietician, Kelsey McEntee.


Oktoberfest Supper Club—Wednesday, October 13 @ 5:00 p.m. 


Fall has arrived and so have our monthly Supper Clubs. However, this month we will be celebrating our own Oktoberfest. If you recall, last year we had an Oktoberfest parking lot party. This year we will feature an indoor event catered by Basil. German music and delicious apple strudel will make the evening perfect. Initially, seating will be limited to Medfield residents and reservations must be made by October 6 with payment of $6.  


School Presentation at the Center 


Attend a special information session with the School Building Committee (SBC) on October 18 at 3 p.m. Chair of the SBC, Mike Quinlan, will share some important highlights and key details, such as tax impact, of the proposed new elementary school with our members. The Town of Medfield is participating in the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) process for a new elementary school to replace the existing Dale Street School (grades 4 and 5) originally built in 1941. Participating in the MSBA program allows our town to receive approximately $18 million in reimbursement towards the project. The new proposed school would be built behind the Wheelock School, creating an elementary school campus. There will be ample time to answer any of your questions


Men's Night at the Center 


Men and Retirement Join us at the Center for a Men’s Night on Wednesday, October 20 beginning with pizza and drinks at 5:30 followed by a unique presentation by Henry Quinlan on issues around men and retirement. Mr. Quinlan states that statistics show that men have more difficulty than women responding to loss and change in the retirement years. There are also more challenges for men in creating a meaningful and enjoyable retirement life. In this presentation, Mr. Quinlan offers strategies to combat these men-specific issues, and offers ideas that challenge both men and women in creating a meaningful and enjoyable retirement. It might seem like retirement is a time to take it easy and devote yourself to gardening, golfing, and napping. But don't take it too easy, for optimal well-being, you need to stay engaged — with your own interests as well as with other people. Pre-registration is required for this event by calling the Center at 508-359-3665.


Saturday Programming Coming Soon


Saturday Programming will start on September 18. The Center will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Stop in for a Saturday schedule.


Calling All Woodcarvers 


Every Thursday morning at 9 a.m. the woodcarvers meet at the Center to do some carving. Not only does this group exchange ideas about carving projects, they also exchange ideas on anything and everything. It’s carving and it’s social! This group has been meeting since the Pfaff Center days and the group is looking for more members. If you currently carve or have in the past, stop by and get acquainted with the group. If you have never carved, stop in and see what they do. The display case in the lobby this month will feature completed projects by the group. See what a hand carved Santa Claus, golfer, fish, duck and even a clock, looks like. They are beautiful masterpieces that make treasured gifts. The group meets Thursday at 9 a.m.


Calling All Crafters! 


Join us our Wednesday, October 13 at 10:45 a.m. in our Crafting Corner as we learn how to make decorative seashells. This is a fun and relatively easy craft to learn. Be part of our crafting group on a weekly basis using the Center’s space to work on your individual projects and enjoy learning new crafts from those around you. Craft ideas are always welcome for our monthly group projects. Call the Center to sign up for this activity.


Minds in Motion  


Last year, Minds in Motion won a prestigious award from the National Council on Aging. It was cited as the BEST program of its kind in the nation. Ask those who have participated and they’ll tell you Minds in Motion is popular for three reasons. One, it’s fun, with lots of laughter throughout the hour. Two, it’s stimulating. You’ll be exposed to a host of topics that will spark your imagination. And, three, Minds in Motion is all discussion – no lecturing whatsoever. Instead, you’re the center of attention, challenged to think, to feel, to imagine, and to share your thoughts and life experience. Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Pre-registration required. $15 fee. Limited to 15 participants.  


October Breakfast — October 26 at 8:30 A.M. 


Research has found even more reasons for making room for the "most important meal of the day." The most appealing benefit is that breakfast jumpstarts your metabolism and, thus, helps you burn more calories throughout the day. When you eat breakfast you're telling your body that there are plenty of calories to be had for the day. When you skip breakfast the message your body gets is that it needs to conserve rather than burn any incoming calories. Research also shows breakfast-eaters get more of certain nutrients—calcium, iron, vitamins A and C, and fiber—than those who skip. These nutrients are a critical part of a healthy diet and living your best life. Following breakfast we will have a presentation by Amy Schram and Robin Putnam from the MA Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation. Together they will cover the most common scams currently circulating the community, major “red flags” to watch out for, and the precautionary steps we can take to protect ourselves from falling victim. Call the Center to sign up for breakfast!


Drop-in General Grief Support Group 


The Center at Medfield recognizes that navigating the loss of a loved one can be challenging. You need not travel this path alone. This new initiative, a drop-in grief support group, offers a way to gain peer support and companionship, especially when times are difficult. The group will meet twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. Please call Lisa Marie Donovan at the Center if you have any questions or want more information 508-359-3665 X 203 or email Lisa at ldonovan@medfield.net .

Join our walking club, now on Thursdays

Participating in a walking club rewards both body and soul. Our walking club started off with a bang. It seemed as if every Monday it rained or was 90+ degrees, so, we have moved the walk to Thursdays at 10 a.m. Walking is inexpensive and easy to do and good for you. Walking boosts energy levels, improves blood circulation, lowers blood pressure, combats depression and reduces stress. Most important, walking club members build strong friendships and have a lot of fun!!! Join the Center’s Walking Club on Thursday at 10 a.m. Call to sign up by providing your contact information so we can share the meeting location.

ROMEO and JULIET Outings


JULIETS JOVIAL UNIQUE LADIES INDEPENDENTLY EATING TOGETHER ! Sign up for lunch at Lowell’s in Mendon on Thursday, October 14. The bus leaves at 11:15 a.m. 


ROMEOS RETIRED OLD MEN EATING OUT! Sign up to enjoy lunch at Pleasant Café in Roslindale on Friday, October 22. The bus leaves at 11:15 a.m. 

Lisa Donovan Meeting at Tilden Village

Lisa Donovan, Outreach Coordinator, will be available for individual appointments at Tilden Village on Tuesday, October 19 at 2:00 p.m.

Video Classes Available for Viewing in Your HOME!

We have many Great Courses available to loan you during your time at home. Learn something new from history to art and many topics in-between. Here are a few of the possibilities: The History of Ancient Egypt, Churchill, Great Masters: Beethoven, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The American Civil War, The Everyday Gourmet: Making Healthy Food Taste Great, Medical School for Everyone: Grand Rounds Class and so much more. Call us to borrow a course on a first come, first served basis.

MONTHLY EVENTS

Selectman Office Hours

Selectmen Peterson holds office hours each month. Simply call 508-359-9190 Friday, October 1, between 9—10 a.m. and Selectman Peterson will meet with you by phone!

How Would You Handle It? 

Everybody handles things differently. Someone who wins the lottery may give all the money away and someone else may splurge on him/herself. How would you handle winning a lot of money? Join us on ZOOM for a fun and interactive exploration of interesting scenarios that are presented to you to ignite your problem solving skills and to get you thinking about…”How would you handle it?” Bring your sense of adventure and creative ingenuity for a meeting of the minds! Please contact the Center to sign up for this program via Zoom on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Sign up with your email! 

Bagel and Bread Bonanza 

Monday after 9:30 a.m. (Shaw’s products) 

Wednesday after 10:30 a.m. Shaw’s, Donut Express, Brother’s and Blue Moon. 

Friday after 11:00 a.m. (Roche Bros-Millis)

The Virtual Club

Are you a caregiver looking for a few minutes to yourself? Our Virtual Club Program is on Wednesday from 11:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m. Your loved one can join Kathy and Tricia for conversation, music, gardening talk, dog therapy and a variety of virtual activities. If you are interested in a short break, schedule an in-person CLUB hour for your loved one with Kathy and Tricia. Your loved one will enjoy real conversation, a stimulating environment and more importantly, an hour or more for your enjoyment! Call Kathy Powers at 508-359-3665 for more information.

Grab-and-Go Lunch - Wednesdays

Call 508-359-3665 each Mondays before 8:30 a.m. to order your HESSCO Grab-N-Go Wednesday Lunch! Make your Wednesday lunch a “Grab N Stay” and enjoy your lunch on our beautiful patio! 

Oct. 6 — Chicken Salad 

Oct. 13 — Turkey and Cheese 

Oct. 20 — Seafood Salad 

Oct. 27 — Ham and Cheese

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, Volunteer Coordinator at 508)359-3665 for information on ways to manage your hearing loss. Learn strategies to maintain your quality of life and relationships. 



Book Clubs and Groups


Men’s Book Club 


TBD

Page Turners Book Group

TBD

Great Books Discussion

TBD

Movies at the COA

Holidays have special music, movies, decorations and other unique features. Halloween would not be Halloween without the movies that go along with it. This month, we will enjoy some of greatest chainsaw-wielding, spell-binding, hair-raising flicks to get you in the spooky season spirit. Wednesday movies are at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday at 12:30 p.m. 


Sat., Oct. 2– The Omen (1976) 

Sat., Oct. 9– Hocus Pocus (1993) 

Wed., Oct 13 – Psycho (1960) 

Sat., Oct. 16 – The Cabin in the Woods (2012) 

Sat., Oct. 23 – The Shining (1980) 

Wed., Oct. 27 – The Adams Family (1991) 

Sat., Oct 30 - The Witches of Eastwick (1987)

TRIPS 

Shopping

Check the calendar for shopping trips to Shaw’s, Market Basket, Roche Bros, Stop&Shop, Dollar Store, and Walgreens . Call the Center to sign up for our shopping and any programs or events held at the Center.  Check the newsletter calendar for day and time.

Sign Up For Our Fox Tour Trips (click link to view flyer online) 


Tuesday, October 12— N.H. Turkey Train with lunch provided by Hart’s Turkey Farm. $99/person 


Sunday, December 5-7— Atlantic City & NYC Christmas Special 


Gather your friends and enjoy a 2-night holiday trip. Board the bus at 7:00 a.m. on December 5 and travel to the beautiful Resorts, located on Atlantic City’s famous Boardwalk. On arrival, you’ll receive a $20 slot play, (2) $25 meal credits and tickets to the Resorts Casino Show! On Day 2, enjoy the Boardwalk and everything that is offered, pamper yourself with a spa treatment or a dip in the pool. On day 3, we will pack up and head to NYC for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular Show with Orchestra Seating. Enjoy a holiday get-a-way for some fun and relaxation. Tour costs are $369.00 per person double occupancy, $339.00 per person triple occupancy and $479.00 single occupancy. Flyers are available at the Center.


HARDCOPY FLYERS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE AT THE CENTER

BOARD GAMES 

Mah Jongg - Mondays at 1:00 pm

CARDS, CARDS, CARDS !

Hand N Foot - Mondays at 10:00 am

3-Thirteen - Mondays at 12:00 pm

Pokeno - Mondays at 1:15 pm

Hanna Adams Bridge - Mondays at 7:00pm

Duplicate Bridge - Tuesdays at 12:00 pm

SCAT - Wednesdays at 11:30 am

Cribbage - Wednesday's at 12:30 pm

Whist - Wednesdays at 12:30 pm,

Canasta - Thursday's at 11:30 pm

Poker - Thursdays at 1:00 pm

Hand N Foot - Fridays at 10:00 am

Other Games and Groups

Quilting - Mondays at 9:30 am

Ping Pong - Tuesdays at 11:00am

Fit to Knit - Wednesdays at 2:00 pm

Woodcarving - Thursdays at 9:00 am

Coffee and Conversation - Fridays at 10:00 pm