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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Medicare Open Enrollment


October 15 through December 7.  Reference the November newsletter for more information.

                 
Special Town Meeting, November 18 at 7:00 P.M

 

A Special Town Meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 18th starting at 7 PM in the High School Gymnasium. The primary purpose of this Special Town Meeting is to request taxpayer approval of proposed zoning changes required to enable the town to move forward in the process of redeveloping the State Hospital property along the lines of what is described in the Medfield State Hospital Master Plan. The proposed zoning changes must be passed by a 2/3 majority. If the proposed zoning changes pass at the Special Town Meeting, the town will then move ahead and request proposals from prospective developers for the redevelopment of the property. Before any contract is signed with a developer, however, taxpayers will have another chance to approve the specific redevelopment proposal that has been selected for the property through a land disposition vote at a future town meeting.


Medfield State Hospital Master Planning Committee  (MSHMPC) Presents!


For many years you have heard about Medfield State Hospital.  The town is at a point where the proposal from the MSHMPC can begin to move forward.  At the Special Town Meeting, you will be asked to vote on a zoning change that will allow the town to begin the process of turning this beautiful piece of land into something special.  This is the first step.  Please join Randy Karg and Lucille Fisher at the Center on Wednesday, November 6 at 1:00 p.m. for information on the zoning change and answer any questions or concerns you might have.   Be informed and attend the Special Town Meeting on November 18. Transportation is available by calling the Center.


Annual Christmas Party 


Medfield Seniors mark your calendars for the Annual Tri-Club Plus Christmas Party Saturday, Dec. 14  from 11 a.m. at St. Edward’s Church Hall. Be sure to sign up!
 


IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

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

Tuesday, November 12—” Crooning the Classics” at Aqua Turf Showtime $89

*******More information on these trips to follow-some dates may change*******

NOTABLE EVENTS                     

Celebrating Veteran’s Day - Thursday, November 14 at 1:30 p.m


In honor of Veteran’s Day, the COA is bringing a unique program, Reconstructing History & Genealogy: Mom’s WWII Letters ,  to the Center on Thursday, November 14 at 1:30 p.m.  Corinne H. Smith will share her story of finding her mother’s stash of more than 100 letters from 16 service men that she had corresponded with in 1944-1945.  Most of the men were from her mother’s home town of Allentown, Pennsylvania or from her college roommates hometown of Trenton, New Jersey.  Nearly all the writers were now gone and could no longer offer information or explanations for what they had written.  Corrine began to trace the soldiers’ family trees with one goal in mind to return the letters in person to their children.  Learn about her on-going project, and hear some of the stories of the men, their experiences and what their relatives have to say today.  This presentation links history and genealogy to present-day research and diligence.  It revisits a time that we may not want to forget.  And it may prompt audience members to wonder for       themselves what treasures may be lurking in their own old family boxes.  Join us for this interesting presentation on Thursday, November 14 at 1:30 p.m.  All welcome!


Thinking of Spring...Thinking of Selling Your Home


So many factors go into deciding if you’re ready to sell your home. Will local market trends make the sale worthwhile? Are you ready to part with your home and all the memories you’ve made there? Where do I start and what do I do?  The Center at Medfield welcomes you to this retirement presentation on Wednesday, November 13 at 6:30 p.m.  Learn what is required from a legal perspective when selling your home and also, the fundamentals of preparing your home for sale and simple staging techniques.  Join Mary  Cusano, a realtor with Berkshire Hathaway   Commonwealth and Attorney Dina Browne with the law offices of Bletzer and Bletzer P.C.  as they help you navigate the path of preparing your home for sale. Please call the Center at 508-359-3665 to register for this program  on Wednesday, November 13 at 6:30 p.m.


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. Riverbend


Ice Cream Social


November 12 at 12:15, Stop into the Center and enjoy an Ice Cream Social with all the fixings!


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.


Supper Club


November 20, 4:00 pm - 7:00 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, November 21 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 


Men’s Book Club 


Are you a history buff? On Thursday, Nov. 14 at 1:00 p.m. join the Men’s Book Club (more members are needed)!  Enjoy a  discussion on Nathaniel                     Philbrick’s  In The Hurricane’s Eye which details the final days of the Revolutionary War with victory at Yorktown and the events leading to the defeat of the British at Yorktown with the aid of the French

Page Turners Book Group

Mon. Nov. 4 @ 10:15 am

Persuasion, by  Jane Austen

How would you describe Lady Russell? Does her—or did her—influence over Anne work toward Anne's betterment or detriment?  

Great Books Discussion

Thursday, Nov. 7 at 1 p.m.

Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens        

What message do you think Charles Dickens intended to come from Oliver Twist 

Outside Events

Romeo Outing-  Join Peter on Friday, November 15 at 9 a.m. for breakfast at Brookside in Norwood.                               

Juliet Luncheon– Join Roberta on Friday, November 8 at 11:15 a.m.  at Yama Fuji in Medway.

Movies at the COA

Show times: Wednesdays at 2 pm and Saturdays at 10:15 am hosted by Joan Lee

 Sat. Nov. 9  –  Nobody’s Fool  
 A stubborn man past his prime reflects on his life of strict independence and seeks more from himself.  

Wed. Nov. 13 – What They Had Bridget returns home at her brother's urging to deal with her ailing mother and her father's reluctance to let go of their life together.  

Sat. Nov. 16 -  Black Robe    In the 17th century, a Jesuit missionary nicknamed Black Robe by the natives and his small party of companions try reaching the Huron tribe in Canada all while facing mistrust, Iroquois warring parties and harsh winter conditions.  

Sat. Nov. 23 –  The Farewell      
 A disillusioned relationship brings two lovers together once more to pick up the pieces and move on from their shattered ho

TRIPS 

Shopping: (12:15 pm)

Monday, Nov 4 – Market Basket                                                         

Monday, Nov 18 – Dollar Store N More

Monday, Nov 25 - Market Basket

Special Trips 

Tuesday, November 12—” Crooning the Classics” at Aqua Turf Showtime $89

*******More information on these trips to follow-some dates may change*******

BINGO

Wednesdays, Nov. 6 and 20 at 3:15 pm AND Every Saturday at 1:00 pm

BOARD GAMES 

Mah Jongg

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 !

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.