Medfield COA

The Center at Medfield

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ABOUT THE COUNCIL ON AGING

The Council on Aging’s mission is to foster an atmosphere of wellness during the aging process among Medfield's senior population. We address the emotional, social, physical and often spiritual needs of older individuals and their families. Our goal is to enhance our member’s quality of life and promote independence through our varied programs, active social events, wide services and confidential referrals.  Visit us at The Center or call us to learn more about how we can meet the needs of our elder community members during their life journey.

Read our current newsletter, listed below, to learn about activities and upcoming events.

Special Announcements

IMPORTANT WINTER WEATHER REMINDER

With winter upon us it is important to remind you that when 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.).  Also, all scheduled programs are weather permitting.  If we determine that it is unsafe for trips, activities and/or transportation, the COA can cancel any program at any time.  It is important to be sure to write your phone number down on any sign up sheet, so we have easy access to informing you of any changes in our schedule.

Help Us Plan

January 7 is our 11th year in this building!!!   We had a great 10 year                     celebration last year.  Join us for lunch on Monday, January 7 as we come     together to gather suggestions for the Center’s future!

Fuel Assistance

Fall is Here, Winter is Coming—Fuel Assistance is Available! Need help paying for fuel this winter? You are not alone.  We can help with fuel assistance!!
 
Fuel assistance helps thousands of local families with home heating bills each year. Did you know, fuel assistance is not just for oil, gas, or electricity, if you heat your home with a pellet or wood stove you may receive assistance with that too!    The application process may seem daunting and I am happy to assist you in this task! 

The application period is from November 1, 2018- April 30, 2019.  If you previously received fuel assistance you should have received a renewal application in the mail.  If it has not arrived, simply call SMOC at 508-620-2342 and they will re-issue another one for you.  If you are new to fuel assistance and are wondering if you might qualify, I am happy to meet with you and go through the application process. 

Please contact the Center at  508-359-3665 and ask for Lisa Marie Donovan, Outreach Coordinator, for a confidential appointment.

Public Health Nurse at the Center

Director’s Note:   I am thrilled to introduce you to our new Public Health Nurse, Alyssa Kaiser, RN from the Natick Walpole VNA.  I have met with Alyssa and she is a wealth of information and is available to you at the Center on the first Tuesday of the month at 10:00 a.m.  This month the first Tuesday is New Year’s Day, so Alyssa will be with us on Wed. Jan. 2 at 10:00  am.  Stop in and say hello and feel free to chat about any health concerns you may have.  Alyssa will be providing articles of healthy options in upcoming newsletters!  (Robert Lynch)

Reference the COA January Newsletter link, below, for a message from Alyssa Kaiser.

Saturday Hours at the Center

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.                               

                           


                                

Current COA Newsletter