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  • Annual Town Meeting April 30 – Support Article 15

  • The Council on Aging has placed Article 15 on the Town Warrant. This article speaks to the increase in the aging population and the need for an addition to the Center. The COA is seeking funds to hire a Project Manager, an architect and the development of bid documents to begin the process. Please join us at the next COA meeting Wed., April 4 at 10:30 a.m. to discuss this article.


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  • There will be NO Saturday programming at the Center on Saturday, May 26! The Center will be closed for Memorial Day weekend


  • The Center at Medfield welcomes you to join us on Saturdays from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. A special grant awarded to The Center from MetroWest Health Foundation allows us to offer a variety of Saturday activities. Transportation is available to The Center simply by calling the transportation line at 508-359-3665 and selecting option 1. The bus will run at 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Please remember your transportation request must be received by 9:00 am on Saturday. Reference the Saturday schedule for activities.

  • COA Calling – A new, innovative program

  • The Center at Medfield is excited to announce an innovative program designed to bring companionship and break up an otherwise mundane day. COA Calling matches volunteers with seniors for weekly home visits for a minimum of a year. Our Outreach Coordinator, Lisa Donovan, will introduce you to a volunteer with mutual interests for a weekly visit in your home. COA Calling has the potential to create long–lasting friendships by bringing the generations together to share ideas, opinions, and experiences.
    To become involved in our new COA Calling program, call us at 508-359-3665.

  • Planning for Medicare for Those Approaching Medicare Eligibility

  • Susan Flanagan, from Blue Cross and Blue Shield, will present information valuable to those entering the phase of life where it is important to understand health insurance options outside of employer-sponsored coverage. Whether you plan to retire or continuing working, The “Planning for Medicare – Countdown to 65” seminar will help you gain confidence in making informed decisions about individual health coverage options.

    Topics covered in the seminar will include:
    • An 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

    Please join us at the Center at Medfield on Wed. May 9 at 6:30 pm for this important, informative presentation. Call the Center at 508-359-3665 to register in advance.

  • Acrylic Art Class

  • Allyson Brown will provide a 5 week course in Acrylic painting beginning Saturday, May 5 from 10:30 – 12:30 p.m. at the Center. As difficult as this medium can be it is quite simple with instruction. You will learn various techniques to create the landscapes, portraits or abstracts you desire. This class is for beginners and for those looking to explore beyond oils and water colors. Cost of this unique opportunity is $25/ 5 classes and supplies must be purchased prior to the first class. A supply list is available at the Center.

  • May Supper Club

  • Join us on Wednesday, May 16 at 4pm for a social hour followed by a delicious dinner prepared by our guest chefs Bill and Hong Bruno. Following dinner enjoy the sounds of The Larger Circle, a folk band based at Medfield’s First Parish, plays songs and dance tunes from around the world A group of enthusiastic amateur musicians who enjoy delving into the moods and traditions of different countries and cultures, the band currently includes violin, flute, mandolin, accordion, guitar, piano, and percussion. When they play at the Center on May 16, they will include some traditional couple dances like the waltz – so feel free to rise and take a turn with a partner!

  • Girls Who Care

  • Be sure to sign up for the Girls Who Care Ice Cream Social on Saturday, May 12 from 12:30— 2:30p.m. This group of young ladies provide a variety of service projects and events in our community. We look forward to having the Girls Who Care at the Center.

  • Climate Change Presentation

  • On Thursday, May 3 at 1:30 p.m., Dover resident, Bob Loebelenz will provide an overview and slide presentation of Nobel Prize winner Al Gore’s presentation on Climate Change. Some believe the sneaky and/or obvious change from our climate is now in our midst. It is difficult to get a real picture of the entirety of weather events in our planet currently and into the future for our children. The slide show will present Mr. Gore’s pictures of these changes and what they might mean to us

  • Senior Archery

  • On the Mark Archery, a mobile archery company that serves individuals, recreation departments, schools and non-profit groups across Massachusetts will be at the Center on Monday, June 18 from 2-3:30 p.m. to offer a special free trial archery introduction event. The unique experience of shooting a traditional recurve bow combines physical health benefits like muscle memory, posture and flexibility with mental focus and concentration. Please sign up for this new and exciting program.

  • FOSI Presents the Tune Timers Swing Band

  • Enjoy an afternoon of music and dancing on Wednesday, May 23, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 P.M. Hear the sounds of the past with the music from a group of talented musicians. Big band music is still around and FOSI will be hosting this great event for all. A suggested donation of $3 is greatly appreciated! Spread the word so we can fill up our hall!


  • 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. Join us at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 22 at The Center at Medfield. You will enjoy a trip to the Franklin COA for a tour of their Low Vision Technology Center. Seats are limited to 10, so please RSVP to Lisa Donovan as soon as possible. For more information call Lisa at (508) 359-3665.

  • Caregiver Support Group

  • Come share your experience, advice, and support to other caregivers. The group offers a safe place to discuss the stresses, challenges, and rewards of providing care for a loved one. Our group meets Thursday, May 31 at 9:30 a.m. in our Library. Please feel free to contact Lisa Marie Donovan, Outreach Coordinator at (508) 359-3665 with any questions or concerns

  • 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. For more details, reference “The Club” page on this web site. It may be just the relief that you need.


  • May Office Hours for Selectman Osler Petersen

  • Selectman Osler Petersen will host office hours at the Center on Friday, May 4 at 9:00 a.m.

  • Minds in Motion – one of the most stimulating hours you will spend all week

  • In this four-week workshop, there are NO art experts, NO lectures, and NO obscure details. You won’t feel confused, intimidated, or out of your element.
    Instead, you’ll be an armchair critic, introduced to a variety of art forms, such as music, painting, sculpture, literature, and dance.
    Be ready for an hour of spirited discussion and some fun exercises. Also, expect to leave with a new appreciation of artists you may not have been familiar with. All that’s asked of you is a spirit of adventure and a willingness to leave your comfort zone.
    Registration is limited to 15. Jerry Cianciolo, who hosts the popular Minds in Motion workshop for us, is the course leader. Sessions take place Wednesdays from 1:00 to 2:00 on April 18, 25,May 2, and May 9. The fee is $10 and the due date for registering is April 13. Keep in mind, though, that the last time this program was offered it filled up within days.

  • Healthy Eating for Successful Living in Older Adults

  • Healthy Eating is a program for older adults who want to learn more about nutrition and how lifestyle changes can promote better health. Based on the USDA MyPlate, the main components of the program include: goal setting, problem solving, group support, nutrition education, self-assessment and management of dietary patterns.
    In this workshop, you will

    • Learn to make healthier food choices
    • Receive tips for improving portion control and label reading
    • Plan meals to control fats, sugars, carbohydrates and sodium
    • Explore ways to add physical activity to your day
    • Enjoy a healthy, delicious meal together
    • Discover that making small changes can lead to BIG results!

    Sign up today for this free six week workshop on Mondays, April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21 & June 4 – From 12:30 to 3:00 pm

  • Video Class

  • Video Class– What Can You Learn from History’s Greatest Trials? What makes a trial one of the great ones in world history? According to award-winning law professor Dr. Douglas O. Linder of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, there are two main benchmarks.
    First, the trial must have grabbed the attention of society in its own time and place, whether in the courts of ancient Greece or 20th-century Los Angeles.
    Second, the trial must matter. Perhaps it matters because of how it shaped history; perhaps because it allows us in the 21st century to draw lessons that bring us closer to our highest ideals of justice; or perhaps because the trial provides an especially clear way of understanding a particular place or time.
    No understanding of the past is complete without an understanding of the legal battles and struggles that have done so much to shape it. Inside a survey of world history’s greatest trials are the key insights to critical issues we still talk about today. Join us on Tuesdays at 1:30pm beginning March 13.

  • Elder Resource Center

  • Attorney Mary Roque will be available on Wednesday, May 2 from 9:30 -10:30 a.m. for one-on-one consultations.

  • Personal Finance and Medicare Consulting

  • CPA, Elaine Ficcardi will be available on the 3rd Wednesday May 16 from 10 – 11:00am for consultations.

  • Finance Weekly Discussion Group

  • Join Jamie Turner, a Medfield resident with 34 years experience with personal/corporate financial planning for a weekly discussion on money matters and current events in the financial world. Meet each Tuesday at 9:30 for a lively discussion and exchange of information. All welcome!

  • ROMEO Outing

  • Call the Center at 508-359-3665 for details on the next Romeo event.

  • JULIET Outing

    On May 18, let’s gather and enjoy a delightful lunch together. Please submit your suggestions on or before May 14 and we will decide ! Limited to 11 women and the bus will leave at 11:30 a.m

  • Chickie Flynn’s

  • Chickie Flynn’s luncheon is scheduled for Thursday, May 31. Cost of transportation and lunch is $5 and the bus leaves at 11:10 a.m.

  • Birthday Party

  • Join us on Tuesday, May 29 at 11:30 for our Birthday celebration.

    Each month we celebrate the birthdays of that month. If you are 75 years or older you will receive a card from the COA with a gift certificate to be used at the party for you and a guest. Enjoy a delicious lunch, birthday cake and we always have entertainment or an activity to follow. Feel free to enjoy the party even if you do not have a birthday that month. The suggested donation for the party lunch is $3. Please remember it is important for everyone to sign up for the lunch, so that we can order the right amount of food.

  • Shopping Trips

  • Market Basket— May 7
    Dollar Store— May 14
    Target and more – Mon., April 30; May 21
    Bus leaves at 12:15 p.m.

  • MOVIES – Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. Check Calendar

    Jack Nicholsen said during one of his Oscar award ceremonies, “they entertain us, they offer hope (and) give traumas; they take us places, we’ve never been, just even for a few moments; they can take us away, when we want to get away; movies inspire us; they challenge us and despite our differences, they are (the) common link to humanity, in all of us.” Movies let us escape from our world, let us experience someone very different from ourselves. Movies can open up the world to us, experiencing new places, new emotions, new relationships, reality and make us laugh and cry. Movies are magic. Join us at the Center for our movie presentations hosted by Joan Lee.

    Wed., May 2 & Sat. May 5
    The Commuter—A businessman is caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home.

    Wed., May 16 & Sat. May 19
    The Post— A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country’s first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government.

    Saturday, May 12-
    All The Money in the World-
    The story of the kidnapping of 16-yearold John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty to pay the ransom.

    Be sure to sign up so we have enough chairs ready for you!! A special thank you to Joan Lee for selecting and hosting our movies each month! (for years)!


  • Great Books Group

  • The classic Catch 22 will be discussed at the next meeting on Thursday, May 3 at 1 pm

  • Page Turners

  • The Page Turners enjoyed an animated discussion on Rebecca, that ever-popular novel by Daphne du Maurier. Everyone had something to say about the characters, the heroine, the “ghost” and the symbolism that foretold the plot of the novel. The new novel for the month of May is totally different. It is Jennifer Chiaverini’s The Quilter’s Apprentice . Gone, the Gothic symbolism of Rebeccainstead the Page Turners will read the first of a cozy, domestic series called The Elm Street Quilts . It is the story of a group women who, through their work, weave a sense of community and forgiveness in the little town, very like the way they sew together the different patterns of the quilts they all make. Come join us for a fun morning, guided by Maggie Joseph, Ph.D.

  • Zumba

  • A four-week session of the Latin dance exercise, ZUMBA, begins on Saturday, June 2 at 9:30 a.m. Instructor, Lourdes Fournier will lead this 4 week class and as always our classes are $5 and open to all !!!


  • Castle Island

  • Enjoy the first of several Summer trips to Castle Island on Tuesday, May 15. Bus leaves at 10:00 a.m., limited to 14 people and cost is $5/person.

  • Duck Tour – Thursday May 17

  • Join The Center for an exciting DUCK Tour and lunch at the No Name Restaurant on Thursday, May 17. Coach bus leaves at 9:00 am. Cost is $94

  • Jersey Shore Trip, June 11-14, to Wildwood Crest and Cape May

  • Start your summer off right with a delightful trip to the Jersey Shore. Simply park your car at the Center and leave on a beautiful coach bus for this 4 day, 3 night trip. Sign up and pack your suitcase for a little escape. The bus will leave the Center parking lot on Mon., June 11 at 7:00 a.m. and return on Thurs., June 14 in the late afternoon. Your package includes hotel, 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners, guided tour in Cape May, 3 exciting shows and a visit to Atlantic City with $25 slot play. Call the Center for pricing!!!

  • Boston Harbor Cruise – July 11

  • Wednesday, July 11– Spirit of Boston Harbor Cruise and Lunch Coach bus leaves at 9am $84/pp

  • Lobster Bake – August 16

  • Thursday, August 16– Bull and Claw Lobster Bake in Maine. Coach bus leaves at 8:30 am. $84/pp

  • Chocolate and Wine Tour – September 20

  • Thursday, September 20– Granite State Chocolate and Wine Tour. Coach Bus leaves at 8:30 am $79/pp

  • Foliage Special – October 11

  • Thursday, October 11– The Old Mill and Tower Hill Gardens Foliage Special. Coach bus leaves at 9am $79/pp

  • New Year’s Harbor Cruise – December 31

  • Monday, December 31– New Year’s at Noon Boston Odyssey Harbor Cruise. Coach bus leaves at 9:30am cost is $89/pp Riverbend


  • Mah Jongg

  • Play Mah Jongg every Monday at 1:30 p.m. and on Wednesday, May 9 and 23 at 1:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.

  • Bingo

  • May 2 and 16, 3:15 pm.


  • CANASTA on Fridays at 11:00 a.m. with program leader Phyllis Fitzpatrick! All welcome!

    3-13, another new game, starting on Mondays at 2:00 p.m. The object of the game is to form all the cards in your hand into combinations. It’s an easy to learn and fast paced game. Get in on the fun, every Monday!

    WHIST on Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. It is a fun game of strategy and communication between four players.

    CRIBBAGE – Learn to play cribbage on Mondays at 12 noon. It’s one of the best two-hand games and one of the most enduring. It has entertained card players as far back as the 7th century.