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  • LOW VISION GROUP MEETING

  • 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. Join us for our next support group meeting on Tuesday, January 9th at The Center at Medfield from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Contact Lisa Marie Donovan, Outreach Coordinator at (508)359-3665 for information.
  • LOW HEARING SUPPORT MEETING

  • The Low Hearing support group meetings are scheduled several times a year. Susan Bernstein is available to facilitate the discussions, answer questions and provide helpful resources and information.  As one of our participants has said, “I learn something new each time I come to the group.” We know there are more people with hearing issues who have never come to the group; we suggest people attend the meetings for valuable information.  For information call Susan at 508-359-3665 ext. 203.

  • SCHEDULED EVENTS

  • 10 Year Celebration – January 7, 2-4 pm

  • Join us as we celebrate the Center at Medfield on Sunday, January 7, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Let’s acknowledge our growth, achievements, and all the people who make the Center a special place – ALL of YOU! The event will include light refreshments, entertainment, testimonials, and is free to the public.

  • Breakfast Returns With BINGO to Follow-January 11

  • Join the Center for Breakfast on Thursday, January 11 at 8:30 a.m. We will be serving delicious pancakes and sausage, coffee and juice, for only $3/person. This first breakfast will be followed by a “semi-high stakes” game of Bingo. The more people who play, the larger the stakes! Sign up with a friend for this breakfast experience and try your luck at BINGO (only $1/bingo card)!

  • JULIET Outing – January 12

  • Pending confirmation, we will be visiting AstraLuna, a distillery, located in Medfield , MA . We will tour the facility and learn how the spirits are made from fermentation to bottling. This facility provides an environment that creates premium hand crafted spirits. All of the equipment is “purpose-built” for spirits. Their still, “The Duchess,” is custom engineered by Vendome Copper and Brass ..Learn more on the tour on Friday, January 12 at 11:00 a.m. Following the tour we will enjoy a delicious luncheon at one of our local restaurants (TBD, please make suggestions).
  • ROMEO Outing – January 19

  • Join Bill (Welcome Back !!) on January 19 for a unique outing to the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library in Lexington. The special exhibit is on many World War I posters. The bus will leave at 10:30 a.m. and lunch will be at a local restaurant. Seats are limited so sign up today! Cost is $5 for transportation and lunch is on your own

  • Supper Club and Dr. Gary Hylander-January 17

  • Join the COA on Wed. January 17 at 5:00 for a pasta and meatball dinner. Why cook, when for $6 you can join us here for a social hour, a delicious supper and an interesting talk by Dr. Gary Hylander. On Monday, January 15, 2018, we celebrate Martin Luther King Day and the Center is closed. It is a federal holiday held on the third Monday of January. It celebrates the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr., an influential American civil rights leader. He is most well-known for his campaigns to end racial segregation on public transport and for racial equality in the United States. Join us for supper and a presentation by Dr. Hylander on the history and achievements and more of Dr. King. Please make reservations for dinner on/or before Friday, January 12. Cost of this evening is $6/person.

  • Protect Yourself From Medicare Fraud! – January 22

  • Did you know that $60 to $90 billion of our tax dollars are lost to Medicare fraud each year? Come meet Judy Gertler, a representative of the Massachusetts Senior Medicare Patrol (MA SMP) Program on Monday, January 22, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. at Medfield’s The Center at Medfield, 1 Ice House Rd., Medfield, MA 02052, and participate in a discussion on how to prevent, detect, report healthcare errors, fraud and abuse. We all can have an active role in protecting Medicare for ourselves and future generations. This free information workshop will provide you with the tools to become a more informed and engaged health care consumer. For more information and to reserve your seat please contact The Center at Medfield, at 508-359-3665 or stop in to sign up for this presentation. If you cannot attend this workshop but have questions about your healthcare bills, Medicare Summary Notices, or other health insurance explanation of benefits statements, please call the MA SMP Program office at 800-892-0890.

    This event is jointly sponsored by the Medfield Council on Aging and the Massachusetts Senior Medicare Patrol Program. The Massachusetts Senior Medicare Patrol Program is funded in part by grant number 90-MP 0226-03-01 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Community Living, Washington, DC 20201.

  • Laugh for the Health of it – Creating healthy lifestyles through laughter – January 24

  • Sign up to enjoy a community based health and wellness activity on Wednesday, January 24 at 4:15 p.m. Create and learn strategies that will help you to be happy, healthy and productive. In this workshop, participants will learn a systematic method of chuckles, chortles, giggling and guffawing that promises to help reduce stress, prevent hardening of the attitudes and contribute to world peace. The laughter routine, designed to make anyone feel better, works without using jokes or comedy to stimulate the laughter. Current research states that when people laugh and lighten up, there is a significant increase in positive attitudes and behaviors. Stress is a serious issue in our society where stress related illnesses are frequent terms of discussion. Anxiety and stress are two of the leading mental health challenges facing people today. This Program addresses these issues by teaching self-care strategies for healthy behaviors during our daily lives. As a Certified Laughter Leader, (CLL) and Laughter Wellness Facilitator, Trevor Smith facilitates the program in a fun supportive and non-judgmental environment. Sign up and experience this program. It is free, it is fun and may pull you out of those January Blues!! Sign up today!
  • MOVIES – Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. Check Calendar

  • WHY WATCH MOVIES
    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.

    Wednesday, January 10 – Dunkirk— Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

    Wednesday, January 31 – Viceroys House— The final Viceroy if India, Lord Mountbatten, is tasked with overseeing the transition of British India to independence, but meets with conflict as different sides clash in the face of monumental change.

    Be sure to sign up so we have enough chairs ready for you!!
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  • Birthday Party
    January 23, 2018 11:30 AM

    The next Birthday Party is scheduled for Tuesday, January 23 at 11:30pm. Entertainment is provided by Patrick Durkin.

    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.

  • 10th Anniversary Planning

  • Join us on Tuesday, January 2 at 9:30 a.m. as we finalize plans for the 10-year celebration of this beautiful Center!

  • Great Books Group – January 4

  • There is no better way to stimulate your mind than reading some of the best written novels. The Great Books group have a classic lined up for discussion on January 4 at 1:00 p.m., “The Sun Also Rises” by Ernest Hemingway, a quintessential novel of the Lost Generation. The Sun Also Rises is one of Ernest Hemingway’s masterpieces and a classic example of his spare but powerful writing style. A poignant look at the disillusionment and angst of the post-World War I generation, the novel introduces two of Hemingway’s most unforgettable characters: Jake Barnes and Lady Brett Ashley. The story follows the flamboyant Brett and the hapless Jake as they journey from the wild nightlife of 1920s Paris to the brutal bullfighting rings of Spain with a motley group of expatriates. It is an age of moral bankruptcy, spiritual dissolution, unrealized love, and vanishing illusions. All are welcome to participate and contribute to the discussion. February’s read and discussion is on Thursday, February 1 at 1pm on “East of EdEn” by John Steinbeck.

  • Chickie Flynn’s

  • Enjoy Chickie Flynn’s luncheon on Thursday, January 25. The bus leaves at 11:10 and cost is $5 (lunch & transportation). Tips are in addition.

  • Video Class

  • The Wisdom of History video lecture series presented by Professor J. Rufus Fears is a dynamic and very interesting discussion on how history helps us to make decisions, sees our mistakes and provides insight into what has happened in our past. Lectures are on Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. and all are welcome.

  • Special Trips

  • TRIAD Tour of the Norfolk County Jail

  • Please join us for a tour of the Norfolk County Correctional Center in Dedham on January 16. The bus will pick us up at the Center at 8:30. Those attending will have to complete Security Clearance Forms which we will receive prior to the trip. Participants will get a first-hand look at the inner workings of one of the state’s most modern correctional facilities. The tour is roughly 2-3 hours long and requires some walking. This event is being sponsored by Norfolk County Sheriff Michael Bellotti’s TRIAD Program. “ Space is limited to 15 people with initial sign ups limited to Medfield residents only. A wait list for out of town guests will be made for any open seats.

  • Market Basket

  • Monday, January 29. Bus leaves at 12:15 p.m.

  • Page Turners Book Club

  • Monday, January 8 at 10:15 a.m. Are you interested in elegant tea-parties, Art Crawls through wonderful galleries, wine-tasting in vineyards and fashion shows with beautiful models wearing sophisticated gowns? Then go no further than the Page Turners current reading of Laura Childs’ mystery, “Steeped in Evil.” Murder and mayhem, a trendy tea shop, and elegant Southern living all contribute to the enjoyment! And as if that is not enough, Charlestown, South Carolina comes to life through the evocative language the novelist uses to paint an unforgettable picture of the town." Join the Page Turners for a thought provoking book discussion.

  • Mah Jongg

  • Play Mah Jongg every Monday at 2 p.m. and on Wednesday, January 3, 17, and 24 at 2 p.m.

  • Bingo

  • Wednesday, January 3 at 1:30 p.m.; Thursday, January 11 after the 8:30 breakfast; Wednesday, January 31 at 1:39 p.m.;

  • Cards! Cards! Cards!

  • 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, beginning November 6.

    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.

  • Minds in Motion – New Topics – Begins January 10

  • It’s like a college seminar without the homework, without the pressure, and a great deal more fun. That’s how people who have attended Minds in Motion describe this unique offering that begins with ALL NEW TOPICS on Wednesday, January 10 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Each of the four sessions features a different subject. It could be moral dilemmas, folk art, human emotions, expressing yourself in writing, women inventors, pop psychology, classical music composers, or something in the news such as an upcoming Supreme Court case. What distinguishes Minds in Motion is its interactive approach. “There is ZERO lecturing,” says course leader Jerry Cianciolo. “This is all about sharing your thoughts on various hands-on challenges I present.” What is asked of attendees is a spirit of adventure, an open mind, and a willingness to sometimes leave their comfort zone. Limited to 15 participants, Minds in Motion runs on Wednesdays from 1:00 to 2:00 on January 10, 17, 24, and 31. The cost is $15 and pre-registration is required. The deadline for registering is Friday, January 5. But act fast as the course usually fills up in days.

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  • 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, January 25th at 10:00 a.m. in our Library. Please feel free to contact Lisa Marie Donovan, Outreach Coordinator at (508) 359-3665 with any questions or concerns.

  • 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.