Upcoming Events

COA Activity

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

SPECIAL DAYS IN APRIL 

Thurs., April 1– Red Sox Home Opener Hot Dog Party 1-3pm. Sign up required/$3 suggested donation 

Tues., April 6– National Twinkie Day enjoy a Twinkie with your drive-thru coffee! 

Tues., April 13– National Scrabble Day! Sign up with a friend to play on our LARGE scrabble board. 

Tues., April 20– Volunteer Recognition Day– Invites to follow 

Fri., April 23– National Picnic Day Pack up a picnic lunch to enjoy on the Center’s patio. Play Bocce, horseshoes or ping pong. 

Mon., April 26– National Pretzel Day! enjoy a soft pretzel with dipping sauce on our patio. Sign up required!

Boston Red Sox Opening Day 

Join us on Thursday, April 1 at 1pm for a “Home Opener Hot Dog Party” $3. Enjoy hot dogs right off our grill, with a bag of chips and a water bottle. We will bring our large screen TV outside and see the first pitch at 2:10 p.m. In case of rain, we will have the grab n go option for your hot dogs. Please call the Center to sign up!

Tune Timers Swing Band 

Grab your lawn chairs and join us for an outside concert with the fabulous Tune Timers Swing Band. Concert start at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 29! Be sure to call and sign up for this springtime event!

Aging and Memory Loss Road Map Education Series 

Are you or a loved one concerned about memory loss or dementia? Has someone you know recently been diagnosed with dementia? Did you know that you could participate in a clinical research trial? Sign up for these monthly webinars and learn from the experts from Mass General Brigham. For questions or to register call the Sherborn COA at 508-651-7858 or email coadirector@sherborn.org. Hosted by Sherborn, Dover, Natick and Medfield Council on Aging 

Tuesday, April 20 at 11–12 noon: Road Map to Dementia Diagnosis 

Tuesday, May 18 at 11-12 noon: Road Map to Research Participation 

Tuesday, June 15 at 11-12 noon: Road Map to Caregiving 

Tuesday, July 20 at 11-12 noon: Road Map to Prevention

Dr. Gary Hylander Presents The Legacy of FDR on April 12 at 2:30 p.m. 

Franklin Delano Roosevelt served as President from March 1933 to April 1945, the longest tenure in American history. He may have done more during those twelve years to change American society and politics than any of his predecessors in the White House, save Abraham Lincoln. Of course, some of this was the product of circumstances; the Great Depression and the rise of Germany and Japan were beyond FDR's control. His responses to the challenges he faced made him a defining figure in American history. Join us on Monday, April 12 at 2:30 p.m. for this interesting and informative presentation. Call the Center to sign up with email. Weather permitting, under the tent may be an option!

“The New Normal New England Road Trip” 

During a challenging time when most people are limiting their travel, this talk takes folks along on a rollicking ride around New England— all in just one hour, and all from the comfort of their own home on Wednesday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m. by Zoom. Author of three books about New England and longtime “Chronicle” reporter Ted Reinstein is your tour guide as you go from Maine to Rhode Island, Mt. Washington to Mt. Mansfield, and Berkshire foliage to Fenway Park. But Ted’s 20-plus years of reporting and telling stories from all over New England means this is not your average bus tour. Prepare to meet colorful characters who’ve done the darndest things, learn odd facts about familiar places, and of course—this being a Ted talk—expect to visit at least a few fabulous classic diners. (Spoiler alert: Ted reveals where to find THE best clam chowdah in America—and it’s right here in New England!) Ted will take Questions following the talk. Call the Center at 508-359-3665 to sign up with your phone number and email.

Tune Timers Swing Band 

Grab your lawn chairs and join us for an outside concert with the fabulous Tune Timers Swing Band. Concert start at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 29! Be sure to call and sign up for this springtime event!

"VIRTUAL" Travel to Australia with Joy Marzolf 

Tuesday, April 27 AT 2 PM AUSTRALIA: ABOVE AND BELOW Joy returns with all those flying, hopping, crawling, swimming creatures; the wildlife of Australia. They are truly unique. You will tour through the temperate rainforests of Southern Queensland and the tropical rainforests of the Northeast. Enjoy views from above and then below as we also visit the home of “Nemo” and many other beautiful creatures found on the Great Barrier Reef. This presentation will reveal the marvels of a land so far away from where we are. Beautiful creatures are found in every place of this world. Join us by calling the Center at 508-359-3665 to register for a virtual trip to Australia.

TAI CHI and Core Balance Returns with Jeanne Donnelly

The Center welcomes back Jeanne Donnelly with her Core Balance and Tai chi classes. Core Balance begins on Monday, April 12 at 1:30 p.m. and again on Fridays at 11:00 a.m. Tai Chi returns to Fridays at 10 am beginning April 16. Classes will be held outside, weather permitting.

Quilting

Let’s meet on Monday, April 12 at 9:30 a.m. outside to discuss and plan future meetings.

Page Turners

We need you back here! Let’s plan on meeting outside Tues., 4/13 at 10 am to discuss books we have read over the past year and choose one for next month.

Fit to Knit

Spring has sprung, so let’s reunite on Wednesday, April 14 at 2pm, outside, to plan our projects and reconnect!

JOIN THE COA STAFF FOR A VARIETY OF ZOOM ACTIVITIES! 

TUESDAY AND FRIDAY AT 11:30 AM – CONFERENCE CALL BINGO - 2 cards are provided to all players and end of month winners 1st and 2nd place receive FOSI jackpot prizes! 

THURSDAY AT 10:30 AM- HOW WOULD YOU HANDLE IT? Join Lisa on Zoom and discuss different situations and how YOU would handle it. No answer is wrong! 

THURSDAY AT 2:00 PM– Join our AUDIO BOOK CLUB with host, Susan Bernstein. Enjoy a half hour read followed by a group discussion.

Relax: Let Go of Anxiety and Stress

 Beginning on Wednesday, May 12 from 10:00am to 10:45am, join Tracy Buckley as she helps you learn to let go of anxiety and stress. Do you feel like you have too much on your plate? Not sleeping well? Mind racing with worry? It’s impossible to completely avoid stress, right? We actually need some stress in our lives to grow, learn, and create. It’s only unhealthy if we’re stressed out too much, too often. This 4-week series will help us learn to manage our stress using different practices like breathing techniques, muscle relaxation, meditation, and more! Join us for an interactive workshop that will provide you with simple and effective tools to manage stress and start to relax. Cost of this 4 week program is $25 and pre-registration is required by calling the Center at 508-359-36656.

ZUMBA: NEW SCHEDULE

FRIDAY's April 2 nd April 9 AT 10:00 AM - ZUMBA via Zoom. Call the Center today to register with your email! 

THURSDAY'S STARTING  April 15 AT 10:00 AM - ZUMBA via Zoom. Call the Center today to register with your email!

MONTHLY ANNOUNCEMENTS

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! 

The Coffee House Drive-Thru 

Visit the Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10 -10:30 a.m. for your to-go coffee (decaf or regular). 

Yoga with Tracy Buckley

Chair Yoga -Tuesdays at 9:15 a.m.  Starting April 12, the class will start at a new time, 9:30 am.

Mat Yoga - Thursdays at 9:15 a.m. Starting April 12, the class will start at a new time, 9:30 am.

We need your email address to participate in these classes

Bread, Bagel, Donut Bonanza

Stop by the Center on Wednesdays from 12 –1 p.m. to pick up your favorites from Blue Moon and Donut Express.

Audio Books*

Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. – Enjoy an audio book with others through Conference Call. We will feature short stories followed by a discussion at the end of the read. Enjoy this unique way to get together and enjoy each other’s company and have a discussion at a distance.

Selectman Office Hours

Selectmen Peterson holds office hours each month. Simply call 508-359-9190 Friday, Apr. 2, between 9—10 a.m. and Selectman Peterson will meet with you by phone!

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.

Grab-and-Go Lunch - Wednesdays

People have enjoyed picking up a delicious Grab N Go lunch on Wednesdays from 11:30-12. If you do not drive and are unable to come by, please call the COA by Monday at noon to sign up for a lunch and ask for a volunteer to deliver it. The volunteer will bring it to your door for a $3.00 donation to HESSCO. Call 508-359-3665 to order. 

April 7 — Chicken Salad

April 14 — Turkey and Cheese

April 21 — Seafood Salad

April 28 — Ham and Cheese 

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. 

Quilting

TBD

Conference Call BINGO

Tues. & Fri. at 11:30 a.m. 1-978-990-5000 access code 859729# Cards still available!

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

Most 2021 special trips have been cancelled due to COVID 19, but please keep checking this website, the COA Facebook page, and with The Center for more information as the year progresses.


NOTABLE EVENTS

Art Classes


TBD

       

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. 



SCHEDULED EVENTS 


Men’s Book Club 


TBD

Page Turners Book Group

TBD

Great Books Discussion

TBD

Outside Events (reference top of page for a complete listing and select flyers)

TBD

Movies at the COA

TBS

TRIPS 

Shopping

Regular Shopping Trips at 9:00 a.m.: Mondays we go to Shaw’s, Fridays we go to Roche. Bros. in Millis

Special Trips 

Fox Tours Presents "New Hampshire Turkey Train" 

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 Enjoy a delightful day tour traveling through scenic Hew Hampshire during the peak of the foliage season. Enjoy a Hart’s Turkey Farm Roast Turkey lunch with all the fixings on the scenic railroad car. The bus leaves at 9:00 a.m. and will return approximately 5:30 p.m. Cost is $99/person.

"VIRTUAL" Travel to Australia with Joy Marzolf 

Tuesday, April 27 AT 2 PM AUSTRALIA: ABOVE AND BELOW Joy returns with all those flying, hopping, crawling, swimming creatures; the wildlife of Australia. They are truly unique. You will tour through the temperate rainforests of Southern Queensland and the tropical rainforests of the Northeast. Enjoy views from above and then below as we also visit the home of “Nemo” and many other beautiful creatures found on the Great Barrier Reef. This presentation will reveal the marvels of a land so far away from where we are. Beautiful creatures are found in every place of this world. Join us by calling the Center at 508-359-3665 to register for a virtual trip to Australia.

BINGO

Play CONFERENCE CALL BINGO on Tuesday and Friday at 11:30 a.m. 

BOARD GAMES 

Mah Jongg - TBD

Cribbage - TBD

CARDS, CARDS, CARDS !

CANASTA - TBD

Whist - TBD

3-13 - TBD

POKENO - TBD 

 

*To access any of these programs simply dial 1-978-990-5000 and then your Access Code 859729. We look forward to sharing these activities with you in hopes of adding to your day in the safest way possible.