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.


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! 

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.

Walking Club - It's Back!

Walking in groups as opposed to walking alone offers several great advantages. First, it gets you off the couch and out of the house! This fact alone can allude to what a positive move you would be making in the improving your health category. Just a half hour every day can increase cardiovascular fitness, strengthen bones, reduce body fat, boost muscle power, endurance and be beneficial to one’s mental health! Secondly, walking in groups provides you with motivation and support from other group members giving you the wonderful opportunity to meet new friends. One of the BEST parts of being part of a walking club at the Center is the fun you will undoubtedly have socializing with your group as you embark on a new destination each week! Join Lisa on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. beginning April 13th. All Welcome to Walk.

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Meditation Class Every Tuesday in May 

Join Jim Suojanen EVERY Tuesday in May at 11:00 a.m. for a weekly meditation session. Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years. It originally was meant to help deepen understanding of the sacred and mystical forces of life. These days, meditation is commonly used for relaxation and stress- reduction providing a sense of calm, peace and balance. Please be sure to sign up for these classes. ALL WELCOME ! 

Mother's Day Tea

The idea for an official Mother’s Day holiday that we now celebrate originated in the US in 1905 when a woman named Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her own mother in St. Andrews Methodist Church. Anna’s mother, Anne Reeves Jarvis, was a notable advocate for women and had started ‘Mother’s Day Work Clubs’. When Ann Reeves Jarvis passed away, her daughter Anna Jarvis wanted a way to celebrate and acknowledge the sacrifices mothers like her own had made for their children. This celebration became one of the driving forces of Mother’s Day. Anna fought and campaigned for the celebration to become a regular holiday to celebrate all mothers. After 6 years, it was finally recognized as a holiday on the second Sunday in May of every year. Join us on Tuesday, May 10 at 1pm for an afternoon tea in celebration of Mother's Day. White gloves and hats are optional! This event is limited to 25 ladies, so do not wait to R.S.V.P. 

Medfield State Hospital Redevelopment Plan

Please join us for a presentation at the Center by representatives from Trinity Financial on Wednesday, May 18th at 11:00 am to hear the plans to rehabilitate the existing historic buildings into a modern neighborhood. They will detail their plans for building re-use into residential apartments as well as public access to the town and state-owned open space and future Cultural Arts Center. Light refreshments will be provided by the organizers. Sign up today to be informed! 

Sustainable Medfield Presentation

Join us at 2pm on Thursday, May 19th to learn about Sustainable Medfield and how the group helps the Medfield community learn about actions they can take for the environment. Sustainable Medfield, a Medfield Foundation, Inc. Initiative, is a group of friends, neighbors and local groups who are helping our town reach its environmental goals. We provide a one-stop library of Medfield-specific actions for residents to learn from and act upon. The Action Library includes actions/resources on topics including: MassSave energy audits, solar panels, electric vehicles, native gardens, the unusual items collection at the library and many more. We will walk through the sign-in process to create a profile so you can track the steps you have already taken and learn about and identify actions you'd like to take in the future. Bring your phone or laptop and we can help you get started. Visit SustainableMedfield.org to learn more. 

Crafter's Corner 

Wednesday, May 11 at 10:45 - Sign up to create a beautiful unique piece of jewelry, i.e. necklace, earrings or a bracelet. All materials included. 

Wednesday, May 25 – Revisit “Button Art” with a twist. All materials included, but if you have buttons you want to donate, we will accept them gladly! Benefits of Crafting: -It stimulates creativity and the imagination. -It encourages communication and socialization. -It increases the capacity for concentration. -It encourages participation and teamwork. -It reduces stress and anxiety too! So join us in our Crafter’s Corner! 

Beginning Watercolor Class with Nan Rumpf 

Six sessions (two hours each) Fridays 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. May 6, 13 and 20 then June 3, 10 and 17 Dive into the wonderful flowing world of Watercolor. You can paint in your own home without worrying about fumes or thinners. Join this class to guide you through exploring the characteristics or the paints and techniques of watercolor painting. These classes will explore the following: Watercolor washes and glaze, Painting simple landscapes using washes, Learning about color families, Creating interesting shapes, Creating form with watercolors, Testing your colors to discover their characteristics and how to mix your own greys and blacks. Sign up for this beginner class and learn how to paint! Class Series fee is $50.00/person. Call the Center for more information and to register.

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration held on May 5, which commemorates the anniversary of Mexico's victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Join us from 1:00—2:00 for Nachos and Mock Marguerita's and a little bit of Salsa music! Be sure to sign up! 

COMCAN Educational Event - Medical Marijuana Presentation

Join us Monday, May 23, at 2:30 p.m. for a Medical Marijuana presentation. Together in partnership, Canna-Wise Medicine and Commcan Inc., will educate the community about how to obtain a Medical Marijuana Card. Information on how cannabis can help your daily health and wellness will be discussed, along with how cannabis interacts with prescription medications. Important tips about how to practice safe cannabis storage, proper cannabis dosing and legal transportation will be presented. If you are curious about any aspect of medical marijuana, definitely attend. Bring your questions with you so that you get your answers. Be sure to sign up for this very unique and first time presentation at the Center by stopping in or calling the Center at 508-359-3665. 

Joy Marzolf Returns with The Nature of the Maya World

Join us on Wednesday, May 25 at 1:00 p.m. as Joy Marzolf returns with another one of her very interesting programs. If you recall, last year she visited the Center with snakes, a turtle, her beloved alligator and more! During this event, Joy will talk about the Mayan civilization which originated about 2600 BC and was prominent in Mesoamerica in 250AD. The Maya were known for many things including their elaborate stone buildings which often contained carvings relating to their calendar system and hieroglyphic writing. See some of the ancient sites in Belize that can be visited today, from Caracol with its temples, to caves with ancient artifacts. Find out about the origination of an important aspect of Maya culture (hint: chocolate!), and how it came to be incorporated into our modern world. From big cats like jaguars, to birds like the keeled-billed toucan and colorful parrots, learn about the wide variety of animals found in this part of Mesoamerica, and how the Maya incorporated many of them into their stories and intricate carvings. Ancient sites, and protected forests around them, still provide homes for many jungle species such as howler monkeys, that can often be seen and heard while experiencing the wonders of the Maya. Sign up and learn! 

Tour of the Dedham County Correctional Center

Please join us for a tour of the Norfolk County Correctional Center in Dedham on Thursday, May 26 (time to be decided). Those attending will get a first-hand look at the inner-workings of one of the state’s most modern correctional facilities. They will also learn about educational and vocational programs available to offenders, the day-to-day operations of the facility, including food service, medical treatment, recreation, and investigations. The tour is roughly 1 ½- 2 hours and requires some walking. This event is being sponsored by Sheriff McDermott’s Senior Program. Pre-registration is required along with completing paperwork for a CORI check. Having participated in the last tour several years ago, it is extremely interesting and does provide insight into the correctional-facilities operations.

Authentic Maine Lobster Bake

Enjoy a delightful day trip on Tuesday, July 12 leaving the Center at 8:00 a.m. for York Village, Maine. Enjoy a stroll along Ocean Drive or shop the many boutiques along the costal walkway. Then be ready to feast on plenty of delicious food at Fosters, including Clam Chowder, Mussels and Maine Clams, Fresh Lobster with Drawn Butter (or BBQ Chicken), Roasted Red Bliss potatoes and Onions and finally a delicious Blueberry Crumb Cake. Arrival home is early evening with a full belly and many memories! ($99/pp).

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MONTHLY AND WEEKLY EVENTS

Selectman Office Hours

Selectmen Peterson holds office hours each month. Simply call 508-359-9190 Friday, May 6, 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.


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!  

Call 508-359-3665 on each Monday before 8:30 a.m. to order a Wednesday lunch. 

May 4 — Chicken Salad 

May 11 — Turkey and Cheese 

May 18 — Seafood Salad 

May 25 — Ham and Cheese 

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. 



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. 

TBD

Saturday movies are at 12:30 p.m. 

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TRIPS 

Monthly Fox Tour Day Trips - Click Each Link for Details (Flyers available at The Center)

Castle Island Trip - Monday, May 23, 11:00 am. Cost: $5.00

Join us for our monthly trip to Castle Island for an afternoon of walking, relaxation, watching the airplanes, and enjoying Sullivan’s for lunch! Sign up today as space is limited 

Thursday Shopping Trips (Pick-ups begin at 12:00 PM)

May 5 – Target/Stop N Shop 

May 12 – Christmas Tree Shop

BINGO

Every Wednesday at 3 pm and Saturday at 12:30 pm

PING PONG

Saturdays at 9:00 a.m.

Table is available at other times - please call to schedule a time to play.

CARDS, CARDS, CARDS!

3-Thirteen - Mondays at 12:00 pm

Pokeno - Mondays at 1:30 pm

Hanna Adams Bridge - Mondays at 7:00pm

Duplicate Bridge - Tuesdays at 12:00 pm

SCAT - Wednesdays at 11:00 am

Cribbage - Wednesday's at 1:00 pm

Whist - Wednesdays at 12:00 pm,

Canasta - Thursday's at 11:30 pm

Poker - Thursdays at 12:30 pm

Other Games and Groups

Quilting - Mondays at 9:30 am

Fit to Knit - Wednesdays at 2:00 pm

Woodcarving - Thursdays at 9:00 am

Coffee and Conversation - Fridays at 10:00 am