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.


Page Turners Reunites for 2022 

Maggie Joseph, who has been running the book club and literature classes since 2003, wants to bring this back to the Center in 2022. All of you who love to read and discuss books are invited to join Maggie for the first planning meeting on Wednesday, January 12 at 11:00 a.m. Please call the Center to sign up. “All I have learned, I learned from books” -Abraham Lincoln 

Caregiver Support 

If you have questions about caregiving, call the Center and we can help you navigate the challenges you may be facing. Stop in for the monthly support group on Jan. 27 at 2:00 p.m. 

New Year’s Resolution: Get Your Mind in Motion 

Here’s a New Year’s Resolution for you. Brighten your spirits, challenge your outlook, and enjoy a healthy dose of laughter in 2022 by registering for Minds in Motion, the nationally award-winning program that returns to the Center in January. “This is not a lecture hour,” advises Jerry Cianciolo, the program’s founder. “Instead, participants are engaged in thought-provoking challenges from the minute they sit down.” Topics run the gamut, from culture, self-awareness, the arts, truth, the law, and society in general. Join us Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on January 12, 19, 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16. Limited to 15. Pre-registration is required. Fee for the program: $10. 

Medfield Fire Department Outreach 

Offering Life Safety Home Inspections 

Captain Bill Deking and Firefighter/Paramedic Meghan McGinn will be offering Life Safety Inspections of your home. Often times, you may not even realize what might be a serious hazard. An example of areas that will be addressed are Smoke/Carbon Dioxide detectors. Has it expired? Does it need a new battery or be replaced? Can it be heard in every room? Is the bathroom safe? Does the tub need a grab bar or nonslip strips? Do exterior doors have secure locks? Are exterior walkways safe and free of tripping hazards? There are so many areas that can cause potential falls or problems that a fresh pair of eyes can help to identify. Call the Center at 508-359-3665 to sign up for a Home Safety Inspection with our fire department. To sign up, simply provide your name, address and phone number at the Center and Captain Deking will contact you to schedule an inspection of your home. 

Fall and Fall Prevention 

Join Bill Deking and Meaghan McGinn on Thursday, January 13 from 9-11 a.m. Their focus will be on falls and fall prevention. We know that falls can be devastating and prevention is the best medicine. However, if you do fall, there are ways to get up off the floor, when you should call for assistance and so much more. Stop in and speak one on one to Meaghan or Bill and get your questions answered. 

Supper Club

Sign up to be part of our first Supper Club in 2022! Join us on Wednesday, January 19 following our BINGO game for pasta and meatballs beginning around 5pm (when BINGO ends). Enjoy the Center’s signature pasta sauce along with a delicious-tossed salad all for only $6. Keep in mind for those who do not like to drive when it is dark, the bus can pick you up and bring you home! Be sure to sign up for planning purposes. 

Have You or a Loved One Experienced a Loss? 

Vickie Harrison is famous for her quote “Grief is like the ocean; it comes in waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm and sometimes it is overwhelming; all we can do is learn to swim”. True as that statement is, you need not “learn to swim alone”. Come feel the support of those that can truly identify with how you are feeling. Loss is still one of the hardest challenges we as people endure. Loss comes in all forms none of which are easy. The loss may be a spouse, a friend, a child, even a beloved pet. Each person’s loss is as unique as the relationships and bonds you hold with. You are not on this path alone. Please join us for this 6-week group and embark on a journey of healing alongside others who have found themselves on this path. The Center is offering a 6-session support group that starts on Tuesday, Jan.18 at 11:00 a.m. and concludes on Tuesday, February 22. Please call the Center 508-359-3665 or email ldonovan@medfield.net for more information and to reserve your spot! 

Start the New Year with a Meditation Class with Dr. Jim Suojanen 

Meditation is a form of self-care; a daily dose of self-love we can give to ourselves, when we learn to establish a dedicated practice. Many studies have been conducted to look at how meditation may be helpful for a variety of conditions, such as high blood pressure, certain psychological disorders, and pain. A number of studies also have helped researchers learn how meditation might work and how it affects the brain. There are many types of meditation, but most have four elements in common: a quiet location with as few distractions as possible; a specific, comfortable posture (sitting, lying down, walking, or in other positions); a focus of attention (a specially chosen word or set of words, an object, or the sensations of the breath); and an open attitude (letting distractions come and go naturally without judging them). Join Dr. Jim Suojanen on Thursday, January 6 at 2:00 p.m. for his Meditation class. Find your peace and calm in this new year. All welcome to attend! 

Eliminate Clutter Once and for All 


f you have lived in your house for many years and sometimes you look around and think, “How did I get so much stuff”! Join us on Thursday, January 20 at 2:00 p.m. for a presentation to learn how to start the de-cluttering process. Barbara Graceffa’s presentation will help you determine what to keep, toss or donate; and provide you with strategies for maintaining a clutter-free home. You are invited to bring in photos and/or a list of your biggest challenges and discover solutions that really work! This presentation is perfect if you want to get rid of “stuff”, or if you are beginning to think about downsizing or simply to make your home less cluttered. Be sure to sign up for this unique opportunity to learn from a professional how to de-clutter! All welcome! 


ROMEO and JULIET Outings

JULIETS (Jovial Unique Ladies Independently Eating Out):  Travel to Norwood on Thursday, Jan. 13 and enjoy lunch at One Bistro. The bus will leave at 11:45 a.m.  

ROMEOS (Retired Old Men Eating Out): Head over to Needham on Friday January 21 and enjoy lunch at Hearthstone Pizza. Bus will leave at ~11:30 a.m.   

Let’s Laugh in the New Year 

On Tuesday, January 11th from 2pm to 3pm Certified 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 without using comedy, jokes or humor! 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 real 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 both The American School of Laughter Yoga, The Dr. Kataria School of Laughter Yoga, and Laughter Yoga International. They founded "Let's Laugh Today” over thirteen years ago and have been spreading the joys and health benefits of laughter yoga through free laughter clubs, corporations, schools, medical centers, senior centers, assisted living homes, and private events.

JANUARY CRAFTERS CORNER - Moved to Mondays at 11:30 AM

January 3 – Winter Pinecone Door Hanger 

January 10 – Coffee & Cards with Sarah 

January 24 – Button Art with Annette 

January 31 - Valentine’s Day Tin Can Centerpiece  

Soup and Sandwich (NEW)

Join us on the first and third Tuesday in January for a Soup and Sandwich lunch at Noon. Signing up the Friday before to place your order is required. For $5.00 you’ll get a delicious soup and sandwich lunch! January 4 – Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Tomato Soup January 18 – Chicken Salad Sandwich with Chicken & Rice Soup Chips, Pickle and Beverage included - Cost is $5! 

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.

New Year's Chinese Luncheon

Thursday, December 30 at 1:00 pm. Cost is $5

FOSI Yard Sale

Plan ahead for this important event on Saturday, April 2, 2022.  We love your stuff!

MONTHLY AND WEEKLY EVENTS

Selectman Office Hours

Selectmen Peterson holds office hours each month. Simply call 508-359-9190 Friday, January 7, between 9—10 a.m. and Selectman Peterson will meet with you by phone!

Weekly Health Clinic


The Center will be offering a weekly health clinic on Tuesday 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. beginning November 2. Medfield resident and COA volunteer Gaby Harrison who is an RN licensed in MA, NH and ME and a Nurse Practitioner licensed in MA will be providing this weekly clinic. Her background includes experience in all major Boston hospitals and a past member of the Medfield Board of Health. Gaby will be available for individual blood pressure checks and address any questions or concerns you might have. A signup sheet will be available for scheduling. Thank you Gaby for offering your expertise to the Center!


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 .


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.


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.

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. 

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 (Stop in to shop what is donated!)

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) 

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! 

Jan. 3 — Chicken Salad 

Jan. 10 — Turkey and Cheese 

Jan. 17 — HOLIDAY 

Jan. 24 — Ham and Cheese 

Jan. 31— Tuna Fish

Drop-in General Grief Support Group

The Center at Medfield recognizes that navigating the loss of a loved one can be challenging. The group will meet twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. Please call Lisa at the Center if you want more information 508-359-3665. X 203 or email Lisa at ldonovan@medfield.net .

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.

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

Page Turners Reunites for 2022 Maggie Joseph, who has been running the book club and literature classes since 2003, wants to bring this back to the Center in 2022. All of you who love to read and discuss books are invited to join Maggie for the first planning meeting on Wednesday, January 12 at 11:00 a.m. Please call the Center to sign up. “All I have learned, I learned from books” -Abraham Lincoln 

Great Books Discussion

TBD

Movies at the COA - Wednesday movies are at 1:00 p.m. and Saturday at 12:30 p.m. 

Wednesday movies are at 1:00 p.m. 

Wed. Jan. 5– Failure to Launch—Matthew McConaughey is a Trip, a 35 year old who still lives with his parents. Desperate to get him out, they go to extraordinary measures. 

Wed., Jan. 19– The Ugly Truth– Katherine Heigl is a morning show producer looking for a lot in a man. The challenge begins when she tangles with an obnoxious TV star. 

Saturday movies are at 12:30 p.m. 

Saturday’s in January we will feature Hollywood Classic Westerns. 

Sat., Jan. 8 – McLintock! - John Wayne stars as George Washington McLintock who’s estranged from his wife…..Katherine (Maureen O’Hara). 1963 

Sat., Jan. 15 – Santa Fe Trail—Under the shadow of the Civil War, Jeb Stuart battles abolitionist John Brown and befriend George Cluster (Ronald Reagan) –all while romancing Kit Carson. 1940 

Sat., Jan. 22– The Outlaw— When wounded gunfighter Quirt Evans (John Wayne) wanders onto the Worth property, daughter Penny (Jane Russell) becomes smitten. 1943 Sat., 

Jan. 29— One-Eyed Jacks- Thieves Dad Longworth ( Karl Malden) and Rio (Marlon Brando) rob a bank. Dad makes off with the gold and Rio is captured. Now the fun begins. 1961 

TRIPS 

Shopping

Call the Center to sign up for our shopping; pickups begin at 11:45 a.m. 

Jan. 6 – University Ave Shopping 

Jan. 13 – Stop n Shop & Target 

Jan. 27 – Christmas Tree Shop 

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