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

INTERESTED IN BEING PART OF THE COUNCIL ON AGING BOARD?


Gwen Centore recently submitted her resignation from the COA Board after 6 dedicated years of service.  We are most grateful and appreciative of all her support and efforts during this time. Gwen provided a balance to the board with common sense and thoughtful guidance and advice. The COA is looking to fill the vacant seat and for anyone interested in considering this position, please see Roberta for a “Guide for Board Members” from the Executive Office of Elder Affairs.



WINTER WEATHER POLICY 


With winter upon us it is important to remind you that when the 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.)  If there is a snow storm on a Saturday, the Saturday program will be cancelled.  Also, all  scheduled programs are weather permitting.  If we determine that it is unsafe for trips, activities and/or transportation, the Center can cancel any program at any time. It is important to clearly print   your name and phone number on sign up sheets, so we have easy access to inform you of any changes in our schedule.

Medicare Open Enrollment


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

                 


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!


This annual event will be held  on Saturday, December 14 at 12 noon at a new location, . Edwards Function Hall.  Every year, many organizations come together to support this event.  These include; Medfield Lions Club, Medfield Sportsman’s Club, MEMO, Council on Aging, FOSI, Sons of the Legion and Medfield Legion Auxiliary.  As in years past, Tom McGue, owner of Basil Restaurant, will be providing the delicious plated meal for all to enjoy.  Following lunch, Friends of Medfield Seniors have scheduled the entertainment with impressionist Mike Petit. Mike is a  30-year entertainment professional, whose unbridled energy is infectious and hilarious. Born and raised in Massachusetts, his career started in the Boston radio market and he has blossomed as a national headlining comedian, an on-camera personality and public guest speaker. After moving to Hollywood and performing as a regular at the legendary Comedy Store, as well as performances in Las Vegas and numerous TV appearances on Comedy Central, ESPN and NESN, Mike and his family have returned to Massachusetts, and we are thrilled to have him perform at our annual holiday event.


Holiday Pancake Breakfast with Guest Speaker Kristine Trierweiler, Town Administrator


We have not scheduled a breakfast for quite some time; however, on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 8:30, please join us for a “Holiday Breakfast” with pancakes, sausages, fruit salad, coffee and juice.  Following breakfast, Kristine Trierweiler, Medfield’s Town Administrator, will say hello and give us her vision for the town.  It’s important to sign up at the Center, as this breakfast is on the house and we need to know how many pancakes to flip! 


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