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No Saturday Programs on March 24 and No Programs on Monday, March 27 Due to the Town Election
Whist: 12:00 PM
Cribbage: 1:00 PM
BINGO: 3:00 PM
I can’t believe it’s already March. I’m looking forward to the warmer weather and seeing people enjoying our outside space. I’m pleased to share the exciting things (some new) we have planned for this month. We are holding our St. Patrick’s Day Supper on Wednesday, March 15 from 5 — 7 p.m. (Details inside). People have requested for us to start a BUNCO group here at the Center. Cheri Autry has offered to lead this group. BUNCO will begin Thursday, March 2 from 1:30-3 p.m. and will be offered each Thursday after that. Beginners and experienced Bunco players are encouraged to sign up. We are also excited to bring back our DVD Lecture series, starting Monday, March 6 at 11 a.m. Our first lecture will be on Early American History. Thank you to Anthony Centore for offering to help with this program. As always, each time you come to the Center, you should be checking in at the kiosk located by reception desk. If you don’t have a card, or need a refresher on how to sign in, please ask. I look forward to seeing you soon! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Annual FOSI Yard Sale
Start now to de-clutter your home and box unwanted items for the FOSI yard sale scheduled for April 29, 2023. We love your stuff! Items can be dropped off at the Center April 24 - April 28. Call the Center for more details.
Important March Dates
- Wednesday Bingo and Card games resume to regular schedule. Please see calendar.
- Thursday, March 2 - BUNCO from 1:30-3 p.m. **NEW PROGRAM! Be sure to register as we need to have a certain number of people to play.
- Thursday, March 2 at Noon. FOSI Volunteer Meeting for the Annual Yard Sale.
- Monday, March 6, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. - DVD Lecture Series **Returning Program!! Please register and join us for an hour each Monday this month to learn about Early American History. *No class on March 27.
- Monday, March 6 - Deadline to call and order special St. Patrick’s Grab-N-Go Corned Beef sandwich for Wednesday, March 15. Details inside.
- Tuesday, March 7 - NO YOGA
- Thursday, March 9 and Saturday, March 11, NO ZUMBA,
- Monday, March 13, NO FITNESS FUN
- Tuesday, March 14 - 11:30 a.m. Rescheduled Tri-County Luncheon. This event is FULL; we will have a new sign up available April 3.
- Tuesday, March 14 - Legal Clinic with Attorney Ladimer. Beginning at 2 p.m. By appointment only.
- Wednesday, March 15 - St. Patrick's Day Supper — $12 per person. Registration opens to Medfield Residents on March 1. at 9 a.m. Registration opens to all Tuesday, March 7, at 9 a.m.
- Friday, March 24 - No access to the dining hall, All Programs will be held in the classrooms.
- Monday, March 27 - NO PROGRAMS. ELECTION DAY. If you need transportation to vote, please call the Center.
- Wednesday, March 29 at 5:45 p.m. - Turning 65? Special Presentation on Medicare, — open to all!
- Thursday, March 30 at 1:00 p.m. - Caregiver Support Group
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 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 the sign-up sheets so we have easy access to inform you of any changes in our schedule. Thank you!
Winter Fall Prevention
Due to icy and snowy conditions, in the winter, the incidence of injuries due to slips and falls increases. Here are a few tips to help keep you safe and keep you from becoming a fall statistic. Approximately 36 million falls occur each year in the senior population. Concentrate on the path ahead, take your time and proceed slowly. Avoid slippery surfaces; take a route around wet leaves, icy areas or snow banks. Wear appropriate footwear with waffled, ridged or heavily textured soles. Use handrails when they are available. Make sure entrance paths and stairs are clear of snow and ice. Be aware of changes in the walking surfaces you use. Clean your shoes when you go inside; caked snow and ice on shoes can be treacherous.
Do not be cold this winter! You may qualify for Fuel Assistance. Call Susan Longmoore for a confidential phone appointment. This will determine if you are eligible to apply and what options are available.
The Real ID
The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) has extended the REAL ID enforcement date from May 3, 2023 to May 7, 2025. Beginning May 7, 2025, every air traveler age 18 years and older will need a REAL ID compliant driver’s license or identification card, or another TSA- acceptable form of identification, for domestic air travel and/or to enter certain federal facilities. To learn more visit https://www.mass.gov/ID.
Medfield Assessor’s Office
Senior (low-income), Blind or disabled Veteran property owners may qualify for local property exemptions (must file by April 1). Qualifications are determined by MA General law. Contact Yvonne Remillard, Town Assessor at 508-906-3016 for more information and how to file.
Medfield Public Nurse
Brenda Healy Brenda has been a registered nurse graduating from the Peter Bent Brigham School of Nursing in 1984. She is an active member of the school’s alumni board. She has many years of ICU nursing in multiple hospitals in MA including Norwood Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Melrose Wakefield Hospital and Mount Auburn Hospital. She is currently a Doctoral Candidate at Walden University and working on her project of improving vaccination rates in the senior population. The past 18 months she has completed an internship with the Walpole Board of Health and fell in love with public health nursing. She looks forward and is excited to work with the community of Medfield and meeting members of the Center. Brenda will be at the Center on Wednesdays to meet with you individually for any concerns you may have. Call the Center for an individual appointment with Brenda.
Kingsbury Club Swimming
Starting January 1st, the Kingsbury Club will be tracking your participation in their swim program for year-end insurance reimbursements. The Center will track your participation in all our exercise programs only. Any questions, please reach out to Sarah.
The Center Library
Need a new book or a puzzle? The Center library has quite a selection available to share. Stop in and look, The library is open most days except when we have SHINE appointments or the monthly legal clinic.
Bread and Bagel Bonanza
Every Wednesday beginning at 10:00 a.m. visit the Center and pick up your favorite bread products from Blue Moon, Shaw’s, Donut Express, and Brother’s Market. No early birds please as our volunteers are busy sorting.
AARP Tax Program
Appointments are being accepted for the tax program by calling 508-359-3665. This service is provided by AARP trained tax preparers and is intended for simple tax returns. It is available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income. The program runs each Wednesday morning starting February 8, 2023 until March 29, 2023. Once an appointment is made, we will confirm the date and time with a letter detailing what you need to bring to your appointment. These appointments always fill up. Call to book today. 508-359-3665.
Clash of the Titans, Presented by Stanley Forman.
APRIL 12, 5:30 p.m., with pizza served at 5:00 pm. Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse and the personal clash over their ideas leading to the dawn of universal electricity! How did we actually end up with the electric system of today? Who were the winners and losers in that Struggle! Don’t miss this interesting presentation. Please be sure to sign up.
Players Needed! We are looking to start a BUNCO group here at the Center. 12 players are needed. We are looking to play once a week once we have enough interest. What is BUNCO? It’s a social, fun group dice game that requires no skill, just rolling dice and keeping score! *Sign up is required in order to be sure we have enough players. This group will be instructed by Cheri Autry.
St. Patrick's Day Supper
Another St. Patrick’s Dinner has been planned! Sign up to enjoy a delicious and traditional corn beef dinner catered by Basil Restaurant on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 from 5-7 p.m. We will feature live music by The Elderly Brothers. This event is sponsored in part by Rehab Associates and an event you won't want to miss. Space is limited and the cost of this event is $12.00 per person. Payment is due when you sign up. Registration for Medfield residents begins on Wednesday, March 1 at 9:00 a.m. - Registration for all others outside of Medfield begins on Tuesday, March 7 at 9:00 a.m.
Join us as we begin a new Book Club with Maggie Joseph and Moira from the Medfield Public Library. We are excited to be collaborating with the Medfield Public Library. Moira will help with securing the books, providing discussion points and helping us choose topics for all. This group is open to all, come join us for our first meeting on Thursday, March 30 at 2:00 p.m. here at the Center. Please register by Thursday, March 16 so we can be sure to have enough books.
Tri-County Luncheon Update
Last month’s Tri-County Luncheon was rescheduled to March due to the Center being closed. All people who signed up for February’s lunch will be offered spots for March. A new sign-up sheet for April’s Luncheon will be posted on April 3.
Ice Cream Social with music by Patrick Durkin Thursday, March 23 at 2 p.m.
Enjoy Patrick's energetic piano playing and vocals that will have you singing and tapping your toes for the hour. Ice cream will be provided. Registration is required.
BCBS Medicare Countdown to 65. Wednesday, March 29 from 5:45—6:45 p.m.
If you or someone you know is getting close to Medicare eligibility, this seminar is for you. Whether you are planning to retire or will continue to work, it's important to know your Medicare options. Did you know that missing your Medicare enrollment deadlines could cost you money?
We know that Medicare can be confusing, so we designed this seminar to help you be confident that you’re making the right health coverage decisions.
What will Planning for Medicare - Countdown to 65 cover? This seminar is a presentation and discussion led by a knowledgeable Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts representative. We'll be sure to answer your specific questions, in addition to covering these topics:
- Explanation of Medicare Parts A, B, and C
- Medicare enrollment timeline
- Medigap plans that help supplement Medicare coverage
- Medicare Advantage plans, such as HMOs and PPOs
- Medicare Part D prescription drug plans
- Plans and programs available to early retirees, such as COBRA
Join us at the Center on Wednesday, March 29 at 5:45 p.m. as BCBS Rep., Sue Flanagan, will present this information. Call to sign up! Open to all!
Beginning Watercolor with Nan Rumpf
Each Friday, March 31 - May 5 from 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Cost is $60 per person Demos, handouts, and critique will be provided by the instructor. Please bring your watercolor supplies to class. Ask for a supply list at the front desk.
Early American History, DVD Lecture Series Mondays beginning March 6, from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Join us as we restart our DVD Lecture Series. This month we are starting with Early American History: Native Americans through the Forty-Niners. This series has 3 parts, which has 10 lessons/30 minutes per lesson. Some of the lessons will focus on Pilgrims and Puritans, Life in Colonial America, The Great Awakening and Enlightenment, Men of the Revolution, The Trails West, West to California, The Constitution and so much more! **No class on Monday, March 27. Please be sure to register so we can plan for seating.