Upcoming Events

COA Activity

Special Announcements

IMPORTANT DATES                       

Mon., November 12 - The Center is closed in observance of  Veteran’s Day!   

Wed., November 14—The Center is hosting a Council on Aging Board Training from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. for Medfield and neighboring community board members. 

Thurs., Fri., and Sat., November 22, 23 and 24—The Center will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Annual Fall Luncheon

Every year Walpole Cooperative Bank and Norfolk County on Aging celebrate Fall with an Annual Fall Luncheon.  Attendees enjoy a delightful lunch, entertainment, guest speakers, door prizes, raffles, good company and all at no cost to our guests.  The Annual Fall Luncheon will be held at Lake Pearl Ballroom, located at 299 Creek Street, Wrentham, MA. The luncheon will be served promptly at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14. Transportation from the Center will be provided with the bus leaving at 10:45 a.m. A variety of speakers and entertainers have been scheduled.  Please sign up at the front desk as this event is limited to 10 Medfield residents.  A ticket will be handed out the day of this event.  If you sign up and decide you can not attend, please let the Center know immediately so that we can advance up on the waitlist.

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.



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. Join us for our next support group meeting on Tuesday, November 27 at The Center at Medfield from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Contact Lisa Marie Donovan, Outreach Coordinator at (508)359-3665 for information. 


Low Hearing Group Meeting


Are you missing out on conversations or feeling unaware of what is happening around you? Join us on Thursday, November 15th at 10am to discuss issues pertaining to problems you or a loved one might be having with hearing loss.  We will have Tina Roberts, M.S.,CCC-A from Speech-Language and Hearing Associates of Greater Boston to facilitate the discussion and answer your questions.  Possible topics for discussion might include; how to determine hearing loss, hearing aid options, what to look for when buying a hearing aid and how to get used to wearing a hearing aid. Come with your questions and discover useful information and support. After our discussion, Tina will provide a hearing screening for an hour following the meeting. Please sign up for the meeting and if you would like to have a no cost hearing screening or simply call 508-359-3665 and we can add you to the list



Caregiver Support

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 29 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 


NEW CLASS STARTING THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15 - WINTER IS ON ITS WAY...ARE YOU AT RISK FOR FALLING? REVERSE THE AGING PROCESS, REGAIN YOUR BALANCE


The possibility of a fall worries most older adults an their families especially nearing the winter months. Falls are often the most common cause of nonfatal injury for older adults, often causing hospitalization and interfering with an independent life style.  Beginning Thursday, November 15 at 1:30 p.m., the Center is offering a new class,     REGAIN YOUR BALANCE.  Steve Avellino, Certified Fitness Trainer and  Corrective Exercise Specialist,  will lead a 6 week program to help you regain your balance.  This is a structured, action-based program working on balance (center of mass over base support), sense of balance (joints and muscles communicating with the brain) and proprioception (the body knowing where it is in space).  You will improve your posture, strengthen you stabilizer muscles, improve your motor control and regain your balance.  This is not a drop-in program and         regular  attendance is required.  Mr. Avellino provides a holistic, step by step approach.   The group is limited to 12 people and cost of this 6 week program is $30.00.


Thursday, November 15 at 10:00 am - Learn About Essential Oils for Natural Health

Join Tracy Buckley on Thursday, November 15 at 10:00 a.m. and learn how essential oils can support your health and well-being! This hands-on class teaches how pure essential oils can be a powerful ingredient in a holistic and preventative approach to your health. You'll get a clear understanding of the why, what and how of essential oils and which oils may be good choices for you and your family. You'll leave feeling more empowered, educated and with choices on how to improve your well-being by bringing them into your home. We will be using doTERRA essential oils during this discussion.  Here's a list of 10 popular essential oils and the health claims associated with them:  


Peppermint: Used to boost energy and help with digestion. 

Lavender: Used for stress relief. 

Sandalwood: Used to calm nerves and help with focus. 

Bergamot: Used to reduce stress and improve skin conditions, like eczema. 

Rose: Used to improve mood and reduce anxiety. 

Chamomile: Used for improving mood and relaxation. 

Ylang-Ylang: Used to treat headaches, nausea and skin conditions. 

Tea Tree: Used to fight infections and boost immunity. 

Jasmine: Used to help with depression, childbirth and libido. 

Lemon: Used to aid digestion, mood, headaches and more


New Video Class


Beginning Tuesday, November 20 at 1:30 p.m. enjoy a new class given by Professor Fears, Greek Myths . Great myths and grand tales teach people about the hopes and values of their cultures, and they impart invaluable life lessons that can teach, guide, and inspire. The ways in which the human imagination can transform historical events, people, and themes into powerful myths that endure through the ages is nothing short of awe-inspiring. And to examine the core of the world's greatest myths and tales figure in them—is to confront some of history's most basic human truths. It's also an engaging opportunity to better         understand them, learn from them, and possibly even apply them to your own everyday life


Birthday Party 

The next Birthday Party is scheduled for Tuesday, November 27 at 11:30pm. . Enjoy the music provided by DJ Robert Vartanian.

Each month we celebrate thebirthdays of that month. If you are 75 years or older you will receive a card from the COA with a gift certificate to be used at the party for you and aguest. Enjoy a delicious lunch, birthday cake and we always have entertainmentor an activity to follow. Feel free to enjoy the party even if you do not havea birthday that month. The suggested donation for the party lunch is $3. Pleaseremember it is important for everyone to sign up for the lunch, so that we canorder the right amount of food.

Outside Events

Chickie Flynn's luncheon - November's luncheon is reserved for The Club

Movies at the COA

Wed. Nov.7 - Leave No Trace

A father and his thirteen year-old daughter are living an ideal existence in a vast urban park in Portland, Oregon, when a small mistake derails their lives forever.  

Sat. Nov., 10–   Leave No Trace

Sat. Nov., 17 –  Blindspotting

While on probation, a man begins to re-evaluate his relationship with his volatile best friend.  
Wed., Nov.,  28— BlacKkKlansman

Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who   eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events. 

Sat., Dec. 1– BlacKkKlansman

Meditation Classes

Kat Cammarata  continues the meditation classes on Mondays at 2:15 p.m.  After your day of errands and catch up from the weekend, join Kat as she will guide you through the process of gently focusing on attention to within ourselves.  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.  By gently shifting our attention inwardly, we are able to learn to live more presently, in the moment, with a deeper sense of compassion and acceptance.  All welcome, $5 per class (unless you signed up for the 8 weeks).

Minds in Motion

Discover how thoughtful you are. Stay mentally sharp.  Register for Minds in Motion, a lively program that explores topics like culture, morality, food, art, psychology, music, and issues in the news.  Limited to 15 participants. October 31, November 7,14,28. 1:00pm - 2:00 pm. $15 for all four sessions.

Annual Lions Club Chowder Fest on Saturday, November 3, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

TRIPS 

Shopping

Dollar Store - November 5

Market Basket - November 19

Christmas Tree Shops - November 26

Special Trips 

2018 Holiday Boston Pops - Thursday, December 13

Want to celebrate the holidays with the Boston Pops? If so, let The Center make it easy and convenient. We’ve arranged for luxury motor coach transportation, a luncheon, and first balcony seating at a 4:00 pm performance on Thursday, December 13th.  Bus leaves at 11 am for lunch at the No Name then on to Symphony Hall for a 4pm concert. Cost $139/person.  View the event flyer for details.

New Year's Eve at Noon Boston Odyssey Harbor Cruise-Monday, Dec. 31 

There comes a time when staying up until midnight to ring in the New Year just isn’t what it used to be.  The COA suggests you ring in the New Year at Noon  on Boston Harbor with an Odyssey Cruise and a delicious buffet lunch.  Grab your friends and celebrate with us.  The coach bus leaves at 9:30 a.m. and we return approximately 4:30 p.m. It is a great way to celebrate and have some fun on New Years Eve!  Cost is $89/pp. View the event flyer for more details.

BOARD GAMES 

Mah Jongg

Play Mah Jongg every Monday at 1 p.m. and on Wednesday, November 14 at 1:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 12:30 pm.

Bingo

Wednesdays at 3:15 p.m.

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.