Upcoming Events

COA Activity

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Saturday Programming 


The Center is open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Stop in for a Saturday schedule.


Help Needed!


We have a wonderful group of BINGO players here at the Center. This very popular game is played at the Center twice a week. Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. and on Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. We are looking to train a few different volunteers to help call Bingo on these days. If you can give a few hours a week (either on Wednesdays or Saturdays), please reach out to Sarah or Susan. We will train you on how to use the bingo machine and call the numbers. It’s very simple and rewarding knowing how many people enjoy this activity. 

Annual FOSI Yard Sale

Start now to de-clutter your home and box unwanted items for the FOSI yard sale scheduled for April 29, 2023. We love your stuff! 

Also, on Thursday, March 2, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. a volunteer meeting for the annual FOSI yard sale will be held. If you’d like to volunteer, please come to this meeting. 

February Highlights

  • Tech Time—Friday, Feb. 3 from 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m. 
  • Tri-County Culinary Students serving delicious HOT lunch *NEW* Tuesday, Feb. 7, 11:30-12:30 Sign up required. 
  • Legal Clinic with Attorney Ladimer. Tuesday, Feb. 7, starting at 1:30 p.m. By appointment only. 
  • AARP Appointments. Each Wednesday morning starting Feb 8 from 9 a.m–12:00 p.m. By appointment only. 
  • Valentines Day Pop-Up Cards Craft. Wednesday, Feb 8 at 10:45 a.m. 
  • Emergency Preparedness sponsored by DA Morrissey. Thursday, Feb. 9 from 10a.m.-11:30 a.m. Please sign up. 
  • National Pizza Day, Wednesday, Feb. 9 at 12:00 pm. Stay for Bingo after! $5 per person. Registration required. 
  • Annual Chocolate Tasting, Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 2 p.m. Registration required. Tickets are $3 /person and limited! 
  • Laughter Yoga, Thursday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. 
  • OA IS CLOSED, Monday, February 20. Happy Presidents’ Day. 
  • Scrapbooking with Annette. Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 10:45 a.m. 
  • Podiatry Clinic, Thursday, Feb. 23. By appointment only. 
  • Clash of the Titans Presented by Stanley Forman, Thursday, February 23 at 2:00 p.m. 
  • Caregiver Support, Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 2 p.m. AARP Care giving Essentials. 

Looks what’s being planned for 2023! Happy New Year! 

  • February 14 - Valentine's Day Chocolate Tasting 
  • March - Encore Casino Trip in Boston 
  • March 15th - Annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner 
  • April - Wine and Fine Art Day Trip 
  • April 29th - Annual FOSI Yard Sale - accepting donations starting Friday, April 21 
  • May - Friesians of Majesty 
  • June - Martha's Vineyard Day Trip 
  • July - Lobster Bake Cruise 
  • August - Boston Lunch Cruise 
  • September - Hampton Beach 
  • October - Day Trip to Salem, MA 
  • November - Newport Playhouse 
  • December — Something Wonderful, to be decided 

Caregiver Support

Do you need assistance navigating the care-giving journey? Be part of the Caregiver Support Group on Tuesday, February 11 at 2:00 p.m

Crafters Corner 

  • Wednesday, February 8 at 10:45 a.m. Join us at the Center to make Valentine’s Day Pop-Up cards with Bri from the Medfield Public Library. Be sure to sign up so we can plan for materials. **This is just a sample card borrowed from the internet. Bri’s project will be just as amazing! Be sure to sign up! 
  • Wednesday, February 22 at 10:45 a.m. Join Annette Wells in the craft room with your own pictures and supplies, and spend the hour scrapbooking, or working on an unfinished craft project. Open Craft time is always the best time! 

Intro to IPAD with Judy Lorantos - Selective Mondays in Jan/Feb 10:00 - 11 a.m. 

January 9, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20. Judy Lorantos returns as our Technology Instructor and will provide 6 lessons on how to send emails, use google, shop and so much more! Sign up for these lessons and have the ability to take the IPAD home with you to practice for the entire 6 weeks. This class is free. Be sure to sign up. Class size is limited to 9 people. *Home WIFI required for maximum usefulness. 

Judy has also offered to have open hours the first Friday of each month from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. for technology questions and trouble shooting. Thank you Judy!

Annual Chocolate Tasting

Join us for our Annual Valentine’s Day Chocolate Tasting on, Tuesday, February 14 from 2-3pm Tickets are on sale at the Center beginning February 1, and the cost is $3/per person, limited to 50 people. Don’t miss out on this much loved event. 

Laughter Yoga

On Thursday, February 16 from 2:00 –3:00 p.m. Certificated Laughter Yoga Master Trainers, Bill and Linda Hamaker of “Let’s Laugh Today” (www.letslaughtoday.com) will show you how to bring more laughter into your life. Enjoy this unique exercise of laughter and clapping combined with gentle breathing that brings more oxygen to the body’s cells. This oxygen boost gives enhanced vitality, energy and a feeling of well-being. Any age and any level of physical ability can participate in this uplifting experience! You can sit or stand. There are no fancy poses. They will show you how you can add more laughter to your life and how you can use laughter to ease your stress. You will see that laughter is the best medicine! Bill and Linda are graduates of the American School of Laughter Yoga, The Dr. Kataria School of Laughter Yoga, and Laughter Yoga International. Sign up required. This class is being offered to you for FREE. Sign up and come attend this unique class and let’s laugh together! 

AARP Tax Program

Appointments are being accepted for the tax program by calling 508-359-3665. This service is provided by AARP trained tax preparers and is intended for simple tax returns. It is available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income. The program runs each Wednesday morning starting February 8, 2023 until March 29, 2023. Once an appointment is made, we will confirm the date and time with a letter detailing what you need to bring to your appointment. These appointments always fill up. Call to book today. 508-359-3665. 

National Pizza Day

We are celebrating National Pizza Day a day early! Come enjoy a pizza lunch on Wednesday, February 8 at 12:00. After lunch at 1:30 p.m. we will be playing BINGO. It’s a lot of fun and we encourage you to stay and play after lunch. Pizza lunch is $5 per person. Sign up is required. 

Emergency Preparedness

District Attorney Michael Morrissey is proud to sponsor with the Commonwealth: Emergency Preparedness to help older adults be prepared for natural hazards and emergencies. Join us here at the Center on Thursday, February 9 at 10:00 a.m. and learn safety and coping skills and how to be personally prepared to survive. Each participant will receive a free backpack with essential survival supplies (valued over $75). Limit one bag per household.

Clash of the Titans, Presented by Stanley Forman. 

Thursday, February 23 at 2 p.m. Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse and the personal clash over their ideas leading to the dawn of universal electricity! How did we actually end up with the electric system of today? Who were the winners and losers in that Struggle! Don’t miss this interesting presentation. Please be sure to sign up. 

Podiatry Clinic

Mark your calendar, the next Podiatry Clinic is Thursday, February 23! Call to book an appointment.

Tech Time

If you need help with a cell phone, smart watch, laptop, tablet or Ipad, Judy L. has offered her assistance between 11:00 — 12:30 on Friday, February 3.

BUNCO -New

Players Needed! We are looking to start a BUNCO group here at the Center. 12 players are needed. We are looking to play once a week once we have enough interest. What is BUNCO? It’s a social, fun group dice game that requires no skill, just rolling dice and keeping score! *Sign up is required in order to be sure we have enough players. This group will be instructed by Cheri Autry. 

Book Club 

Do you enjoy reading? Join us for a new book club and discussion. This program is in collaboration with the Medfield Public Library and will be held at the Center. It will be great to get the book club together again, meet new people and enjoy stimulating conversation. Stay tuned for more details coming.

Mah Jong - Tuesdays at 1 p.m. 

Join the Center for Mah Jong. Mah Jong is similar to the Western card game rummy. It is a game of skill, strategy, and calculation and involves a degree of chance. The game is played with a set of 144 tiles based on Chinese characters and symbols. Although some regional variations may omit some tiles and/or add unique tiles. Mah Jong is always played with four players seated around a table. Tiles are shuffled, die are cast, and rituals involving the allocation of tiles and then the exchange of tiles begin. The first person to match a hand of 14 tiles and “call Mah Jong” ends the game whereupon tiles are scored and a winner is declared. Be sure to sign up for this class as there is a limit on the number of people. Minimum of 4 and a maximum of 12. We welcome beginners and experienced players. Please sign up so we plan accordingly. 

Kingsbury Club Swimming

Starting January 1st, the Kingsbury Club will be tracking your participation in their swim program for year-end insurance reimbursements. The Center will track your participation in all our exercise programs only. Any questions, please reach out to Sarah. 

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MONTHLY AND WEEKLY EVENTS

Selectman Office Hours

Selectmen Peterson holds office hours each month. Simply call 508-359-9190 Friday, February 3rd between 9—10 a.m. and Selectman Peterson will meet with you by phone!

Bowling League Looking for Additional Players


Did you know that the Center has a bowling league? John Ledwith organizes this group on Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. Meet the group at Millis Bowling Alley (Ryan's Family Amusements) on Rte. 109 or meet at the Center at 12:45 and car pool over. Three strings of bowling and shoes for only $11. Call the Center to sign up so we know how many people will be attending. 


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.


Fitness Fun on Mondays at 10:00 a.m. 

Try our new exercise program beginning Monday, January 10 at 10:00 a.m. Lourdes Fournier has created a new class that will provide a total body workout utilizing weights, aerobics and stretching. This Monday class can be done standing or seated, so do not hesitate to try it out. Any time your body is moving is a very good thing! Monday is a great day to exercise especially after a weekend that may have been higher in calories or more sedentary than your weekdays! All welcome to attend and class is complimentary the month of January. 

Celebrate the New Year

After the New Year Celebration What would the New Year be without Chinese food and good friends? The New Year is a time to remember the past year and look forward to the new year ahead. Let’s come together for an celebration and enjoy each others company on Wednesday, January 4 at 1 p.m. followed by our regular BINGO game with extra prizes for the winners! Lunch is $6 and as usual Bingo is $3 for 3 cards and $5 for 6 cards. Let’s have fun! 

Bagel and Bread Bonanza (Stop in to shop what is donated!)

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

Wednesday after 10:00 a.m. Shaw’s, Donut Express, Brother’s and Blue Moon. 

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

Grab and Go Lunches

Call Mondays to order your HESSCO Grab-N-Go Wednesday Lunch! Wednesdays are a busy day at the Center. Order your Grab N Go meal and enjoy lunch in between the scheduled activities or make plans with a friend to enjoy lunch at the Center!  

Call 508-359-3665 on each Monday before 8:30 a.m. to order a Wednesday lunch. 

  • Feb. 1 — Chicken Salad 
  • Feb. 8 — Turkey and Cheese 
  • Feb. 15 — Seafood Salad 
  • Feb. 22 — Ham and Cheese

Low Vision

As we age, things change, including our vision. Resources are available so please call the Center for important information that may help you or a loved one. 


TRIPS 

Monthly Fox Tour Day Trips - Click Each Link for Details (Flyers available at The Center)

  • TBD

Shopping Trips

In additional to our weekly food shopping trips to Shaw's, Market Basket and Roche Brothers we will also be going to Trader Joe’s & Patriots Place on Monday, Jan. 9 at 12:00 p.m. and Big Y Norwood & Dollar Store on Monday, Jan. 30. Please call the Center by 9am for a ride 

BINGO

Every Wednesday at 1:30 pm and Saturday at 12:30 pm

PING PONG

Saturdays at 9:00 a.m.

Table is available at other times - please call to schedule a time to play.

CARDS, CARDS, CARDS!

3-Thirteen - Mondays at 12:00 pm

Pokeno - Mondays at 1:30 pm

Hanna Adams Bridge - Mondays at 7:00pm

Duplicate Bridge - Tuesdays at 12:00 pm

SCAT - Wednesdays at 10:00 am

Whist - Wednesdays at 11:00 pm,

Cribbage - Wednesday's at 12:00 pm

Canasta - Thursday's at 11:30 pm

Poker - Thursdays at 12:30 pm

Other Games and Groups

Quilting - Mondays at 9:30 am

Fit to Knit - Wednesdays at 2:00 pm

Woodcarving - Thursdays at 9:00 am

Bowling-Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.

Coffee and Conversation - Fridays at 10:00 am