Upcoming Events

COA Activity

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTED 6/23/20

The Club’s Virtual Companionship Program

 Are you a caregiver at home needing a break? Our Club Program has gone virtual! Have your loved one join Kathy and Tricia on Tuesday and Thursday from 10am-12noon. We will be offering a virtual respite program for your loved one. Kathy and Tricia incorporate exercise, music, gardening, dog therapy and many of the same programs previously offered. If you are interested in more information call the Center at 508-359-3665 and Kathy will be able to review the program with you

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. 

Sidewalk Jigsaw Puzzle Give-a-Way

THURS., JULY 2 Stop by the Center from 10 am – 2 pm for our sidewalk JigSaw Puzzle Give-a-Way!! Grab your puzzle for the weekend! 

Conference Call BINGO 

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

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

POSTED 6/16/20: SIX WEEK "ZOOM" WORKSHOP: MY LIFE, MY HEALTH -CHRONIC DISEASE SELF-MANAGEMENT

The Center at Medfield offering a NEW Program…even if we’re closed.

Are you living with a physical or mental health condition such as diabetes, heart disease, asthma, COPD, cancer, arthritis, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, or other ongoing health condition?

Learn how to manage your health and improve your well-being. This FREE six-week workshop helps you devise a personalized approach to managing chronic illness symptoms on a daily basis.

Topics include: Exercise and nutrition, Managing pain, fatigue, difficult emotions, and depression, Medications and making treatment decisions, and more!

You will learn skills to help you have increased energy and physical activity, decreased pain, fatigue, depression and fewer social limitations.

Participate from the comfort of your home, either by virtual on-line Zoom session, or by phone session. The program encompasses 6 weekly sessions and consistent attendance is required.

You may choose to register for either format:

The virtual on-line-Zoom session has 8-12 participants who will meet for a full class session of 2-2.5 hours each week. We will go over subjects in depth and you will have more time for group discussion and brainstorming.

Starting July 16 through August 20, Thursdays from 1:00-3:30.

The phone session has 4-6 participants who will meet for an abbreviated class session of one hour each week. This format relies on your ability to do individual self-study. There will be a brief discussion of subject material and sharing of action plans to help keep you on track. 

Starting July 14 through August 18, Tuesdays from 2:30-3:30.

For more information and to sign-up today, please call The Center at Medfield at 508-359-3665 and leave a message with your name, phone number and email.


Federal Census -What You Need tp Know


The 2020 Census counts every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories.  The Constitution in Article 1, Section 2, mandates that the country conduct a count of its population once every 10 years. The 2020 census will mark the 24th time that the country has counted its population since 1790. The census is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency.  Each home will receive an invitation to respond to a short questionnaire online, by phone or by mail. On March 12 there will be a mass mailing by the Census Bureau.


The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others need to know in order to provide daily services, products, and support, including your Council on Aging.  Funding that is provided to the Medfield Council on Aging from the state of Massachusetts is dependent on the census.  The Formula Grant that the Medfield COA receives yearly from the State is based on the Federal Census.  This year the COA received $12.00 per 60+ person based on the 2010 census, for which Medfield was noted to have 2010 60+ plus residents.  According to our town census in 2019, there has been a significant increase to 2733 in Medfield’s 60+ population.  It is imperative that you respond to the U.S. census, as State funding to the Medfield COA is based on that total number for the next 10 years.


Participating in the census is required by law, even if you recently completed a survey from the Census   Bureau.  A complete and accurate count is necessary for you and our community, because the results of the 2020 Census will affect funding, congressional representation, and more. If you need help completing your questionnaire, please stop into the Center and we will be glad to help you.


FOSI YARD SALE - The Center at Medfield

Date to be announced 

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

CLICK HERE FOR THE 2020 DAY TRIP SCHEDULE

(If the event is underscored, click it to view and event flyer)

Thursday, March 12- COA trip to the Boston Flower & Garden Show. The bus will leave promptly at 9:30 and this trip is limited to 14 people.  Cost for ticket and           transportation is $21/ pp

Thursday, August 13 — Enjoy a majestic Maine cruise and lunch at Cook’s Lobster House

Thursday, September 17— Enjoy a trip to Vermont for a Friesian Horse Performance and lunch at the New England House Restaurant.

Thursday, October 15— Colorful foliage trip Fabulous on the N.H. Turkey Train.

Thursday, December 31– Celebrate New Years at Noon on the Boston Harbor

December — Boston POPS holiday concert (Date & Time pending)

NOTABLE EVENTS

Art Classes


TBD

           

CANCELLED - 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.


Lunch at the Center


The Center serves lunch Monday through Friday at 11:30.  Below are the specials offered. ($3)    


Every Wednesday enjoy Soup and a Sandwich 


Sign up with Kim!!!  Let’s grow our lunch program. 


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. 


CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP

POSTED 6/23/20: Caregiver ZOOM Support Group

Caregiver Zoom Support Group Share your experience, advice and support on Wed. 7/15 at 10 am. Call the Center for your zoom invite

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 


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)

Join the COA for a visit to the Flower Show on Thursday, March 12!  The bus will leave promptly at 9:30 and this trip is limited to 14 people.  Cost for ticket and transportation is $21/ pp!

Boston to Bermuda COA Cruise

It’s not too late to join the COA for a fantastic Cruise to Bermuda on June 12—June 19, Our Group Number is 1006218. Information and  reservations can be made by calling our NCL Cruise Consultant, Maria Umpierre at 1-954-514-4314.  Several cabins have been reserved—waiting for you to book!  Park you car at the Center, hop on the bus and off we go!  

Movies at the COA

TBD

TRIPS 

Shopping: The bus leaves at 12:15 p.m.                                  

POSTED 6/23/20: reference the newsletter, found at the bottom of the COA website home page, for all the details

Special Trips 

TBD

BINGO

TBD

BOARD GAMES 

Mah Jongg

Cribbage

CARDS, CARDS, CARDS !

CANASTA 

Whist

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POKENO