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  • Town Election June 11

  • Have a voice! Be part of your community…remember to vote on June 11, at The Center

  • Thoughts From Gus Murby

  • This year’s Annual Town Meeting left Medfield facing critical issues that are likely to have a significant impact on the direction the town takes in the years to come. The most direct impact involved passage of five spending articles that collectively present the town with the question of whether taxpayers are prepared to approve as much as $3.2 million in override funding to support funding for five warrant articles that received approval at Town Meeting. If this entire amount is approved at the election to be held on June 11th, real estate taxes will jump by more than 10% in FY19. Less obvious, but more importantly, this outcome presents the town with the question of how it will define itself as a town going forward from here. The traditional spirit in Medfield where the town comes together during the budgeting process to collectively consider the needs of the entire town was not present in the process that culminated in this year’s Town Meeting.

    I have scheduled two public information sessions at the Center on Ice House Road on Monday, June 4 at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, June 5 at 2:30 p.m. to provide an overall debrief of the outcome of the Annual Town meeting, and to explain the five questions included on the ballot for the June 11th election. While all five questions involve approval of Proposition 2 1/2 overrides, there are three different types of overrides involved. It is important for voters to understand the specific differences between these three types of overrides. The intent of this session is to provide information that will help inform voters about the ballot questions they will be asked to consider at the June 11th election and to answer any other questions they have about the ballot questions or the articles considered at this year’s Town Meeting. The sessions are not intended to be advocacy sessions pushing taxpayers one way or the other on the issues, but they are intended to help taxpayers feel more comfortable that the decisions they make at the June 11th election are well-informed. Medfield has become the town that it is because of the civic spirit and commitment of its citizens, past and present, who wanted a town that provided its residents with a great place to live and raise families. At the end of the day, it should be left up to the citizens to answer for themselves what should be done now to maintain that aspiration for Medfield.

  • Summer Cookouts

  • Summer is here and we have our cookout schedule set!! Hard to believe that our first cookout was June 23, 2010. We are starting our 8th year of summer cookouts and here is our line up: Bocce available all afternoon, Movie at 2pm, Bingo at 3:15 pm, Social hour at 4 pm and Dinner served at 5 pm along with music from 5-7pm. Cookouts are $6/person and always a great time!

    Wednesday, June 6– Sponsored by Roche Bros. and entertainment provided by Jeff Jarvis and be sure to look your best as he will be manning the “photo booth”!!

    Wednesday, June 27– Sponsored by Rehabilitative Associates and entertainment by the big band sounds of Old Kids on the Block.

    Wednesday, July 18– Sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care and entertainment by the talented Robert Black.

    Wednesday, August 8– Entertainment by Mr. DJ, Tad Travis. Wednesday, August 29– Entertainment by the Tune Timers Swing Band.

  • Yard Sale News

  • YARD SALE NEWS Many of you may already know, but this past yard sale was the best in the history of FOSI sales. The sale generated over $8000.00 and this is the most that the sale has EVER brought in. Not only did we do well, a generous family offered to match that amount! FOSI wants to thank the people who donated their gently used unwanted items, the people that worked to sort, clean, price and arrange our merchandise, all our shoppers, the DPW for providing the 2 dumpsters and electronic signage, the Salvation Army and New Life Home Refurnishing for taking away all the remaining items. Thank you everyone for supporting FOSI and making this sale a huge success!


  • 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.

  • Coffee and Conversation

  • Please join us on Monday mornings at 10am for a new group being offered at the Center, Coffee and Conversations. This group is designed to promote conversation, camaraderie and an opportunity to pose questions to like-minded individuals about life – where you’ve been, challenges you may now face, obstacle that you have overcome and where you would like to be!

    Come have a cup of coffee and share your wisdom

  • Suicide Prevention

  • SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING The newly-formed Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention (“MCSP”) invites interested community members to attend a free suicide prevention training taught by Riverside Trauma Center on Saturday, June 16 at 10:30 a.m. at the Center. The training is intended to help address this public health crisis by raising awareness of suicidal behavior and teaching tools that can help prevent suicide. Older adults in particular are encouraged to attend, but the training is open to adults of all ages. Content will be broad and will cover suicide prevention across the lifespan. RSVP not required, but kindly appreciated. Please call the Center to sign up for this very important and informative training.


  • THURSDAY, JUNE 21 AT 12:30 P.M. The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is designed to support adults with pre-diabetes in reducing their risk for developing type 2 diabetes. This one year program, consisting of 25 sessions, provides a welcoming environment where participants work together in a small group to learn about healthier eating and increasing their physical activity. This classroom based program will be offered at the Center at Medfield this Summer/Fall, and is facilitated by a Y-USA trained Lifestyle Coach. The program includes a 12-week YMCA family membership to the YMCA. This program will be offered as a covered benefit to Medicare recipients – so there are no out of pocket costs to participate! Research by the National Institutes of Health has shown that programs like the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can reduce the number of new cases of type 2 diabetes by 58% and 71% in adults over age 60. Program Goals: Reduce body weight by 7% and increase physical activity to 150 minutes per week Who can participate?: Participants who qualify for the program must be at least 18 years old, overweight (BMI > 25)* and at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes indicated by a confirmatory blood value† or a clinical diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes (GDM) during previous pregnancy. Participants will receive a notebook which contains worksheets and handouts for them to use in each of the sessions of the lifestyle intervention. Participants will also receive a weekly journal and be asked to track their food and physical activity during the program. The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program uses a Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-approved curriculum in the CDC’s Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program. A detailed presentation will be held on Thursday, June 21 at 12:30 p.m. for anyone interested in learning more and registering for this unique healthy opportunity.

  • 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.

  • 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.


  • 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, June 12 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.


  • Join us on Thursday June 7th at 10am to discuss issues pertaining to problems you or a loved one might be having with a hearing loss. We will have Tina Roberts, M.S.,CCC-A from Speech-Language and Hearing Associates of Greater Boston to facilitate the discussion and answer your questions. Possible topics for discussion might include hearing aid options, what to look for when buying a hearing aid and how to get used to wearing a hearing aid. Please let Susan know if you will be able to join us by calling 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, June 28 at 9:30 a.m. in our Library. We will also be visiting the assisted living facility in Ashland, The Residence at Valley Farm on Thursday, June 21 leaving at 10:00 a.m. 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.


  • 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. Last session is Tuesday, June 5 at 1:30 p.m.


  • Nursing Services– Leandra McLean R.N. from the Walpole VNA is available on the 1st Tuesday, June 5 at 10:00 a.m.

    Health Insurance Counseling – Call the Center for appointments on the 4th Monday of the month.

    Elder Resource Center – Attorney Mary Roque will be available on Wednesday, June 6 from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. for one on one consultations.

    Selectman Office Hours- Osler Peterson holds monthly open office hours at the Center. Join him for conversation on Friday, June 1 at 9:00 a.m.

    Social Security/Financial Consultation- Call the Center to schedule an individual and confidential appointment with Jon Bicknell, CFP.

    Life Coaching– Confidential appointments with David Mobley, L.I.C.S.W. are available.

    RMV Near Me– The COA is offering RMV on-line services on Mondays from 1-3:30 p.m. Renew your license or registration or any other on line service.

    Personal Finance and Medicare Consulting – Call the Center to schedule an individual and confidential appointment with Elaine Ficcardi, CPA.

  • ROMEO Outing

  • Travel to the Attleboro Area Industrial Museum and lunch (TBD) on Friday, June 15. The bus will leave at 11 am and is limited to 14 gentlemen!

  • JULIET Outing

    On June 22, let’s gather and enjoy a delightful lunch together. Please submit your suggestions on or before June 15 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, June 28. Cost of transportation and lunch is $5 and the bus leaves at 11:10 a.m.

  • Birthday Party

  • Join us on Tuesday, June 19 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— June 4
    Dollar Store— June 18
    Natick Wegman’s – June 25
    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., June 6 & Sat. June 9
    DENIAL- Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel.

    Wed., June 20 & Sat. June 23
    MOLLY’S GAME – The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target.

    Check with the front desk for other Saturday movies.

    Please sign up for planning purposes


  • Great Books Group

  • Join the discussion of The Biography of Malcolm X, Thursday, June 7 at 1:00

  • 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 !!!

  • Core Balance

  • Core balance moves from Thursdays to Fridays at 11:00 a.m.


  • Castle Island and Twin Rivers

  • Enjoy a Summer trip to Castle Island on Thursday, June 7. Also, take a trip to Twin Rivers on Tuesday, June 26. For both trips keep the following in mind: the bus leaves at 10:00 a.m., limited to 14 people and cost is $5/person.

  • 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, June 13 and 20 at 1:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.

  • Bingo

  • June 6, 13, 20,27 at 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.