Events

  • Rock and Roll at the Center

  • Friday, August 17 from 7-10 p.m.
    SPUR

    If you grew up with or enjoyed the music of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s you will surely want to be at the Center on Friday, August 17 from 7-10 p.m. A band formed in the early nineteen seventies by high school friends, SPUR, has now reunited! They have replaced some of their brass instruments with electronics but they still perform with the same vigor and enthusiasm as they did as youngsters. Back in the day, this Boston based band crafted their art with the influence of Chicago, Blood, Sweat & Tears, and Tower of Power as the initial impetus to create SPUR. Under the guidance and management of the Surf Music Company, this band of friends performed at a host of venues throughout New England including the Surf Nantasket Beach, “Summer Thing”, many clubs throughout the city of Boston, several college campuses including; MIT, Curry College, Springfield College and countless high school dances and proms. Who knows, Spur may have performed at your high school or college event! Their song list offers a variety of classic songs from the sixties, seventies & eighties and includes a wide range of music enjoyed by generations that embrace the artists that pioneered Rock & Roll. Join the Center on Friday, August 17 for an evening of great classic rock n roll music. Tickets are $10/person and available at the Center.
  • Dr. Gary Hylander Presents on Monday, August 27 at 2:00 p.m.

  • The Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the End of World War II

    During the final stage of World War II, the United States detonated two nuclear weapons over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, … Be here to listen to Dr. Hylander’s thoughts on these historic days. Please call to register for this program.

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    Your newsletter label will indicate the month and year that your last home delivery donation was received. Remember to update your home delivery yearly.

  • Election September 4, 2018

  • Have a voice! …remember to vote on September 4, at The Center

  • Summer Cookouts

  • Summer is here and we have our cookout schedule set!! This is 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, July 18– Sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care and entertainment by the talented Robert Black.

    Wednesday, August 8– Sponsored by Natick’s Mary Ann Morse Skilled Nursing Facility and with entertainment by Mr. DJ, Tad Travis.

    Wednesday, August 29– Sponsored by our own M.E.M.O and entertainment by the Tune Timers Swing Band.

  • Yard Sale News- Table Top Sale

  • Stop in to the Center and see FOSI’s Sizzling Summer Table Top Sale, happening right in our lobby. There are many delightful items available to help support Friends of the Seniors!

  • SATURDAY HOURS!!

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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 on the second Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m. For more information, contact Lisa Donovan at Lisa at (508) 359-3665.

  • LOW HEARING SUPPORT GROUP MEETING

  • Hosted by Susan Bernstein, the Low Hearing group meets every few months and there a variety of topics discussed which 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 check the calendar for meeting times and let Susan know if you will be able to attend 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. The group meets the last Thursday of the month 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.

  • SCHEDULED EVENTS

  • Video Class – A New Series Begins Tuesday, August 7 at 1:30 p.m. Forensic History: Crimes, Frauds, and Scandals

  • Modern history is filled with terrible crimes, baffling hoaxes, and seedy scandals. The infamous Jack the Ripper slayings. The alleged survival of Anastasia Romanov, the youngest daughter of the murdered Tsar. Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong’s public fall from grace. The Chicago Tylenol poisonings and the copycat crimes that followed.
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    These events have the power to captivate us with their mystery and shock us with views into the darkest parts of the human psyche. As a society, we seek resolution of these crimes and scandals, to bring their perpetrators to justice and hopefully prevent such events from occurring again.

    Step into the world of forensic science and study the most fascinating historical crimes and mysteries from the last two centuries in Forensic History: Crimes, Frauds, and Scandals. Delivered by acclaimed Professor Elizabeth A. Murray of Mount St. Joseph University, a forensic anthropologist with nearly 30 years of experience in the field, these 24 lectures are a remarkable blend of storytelling and science—a whirlwind tour that takes you from the gas-lit streets of Victorian London to the mountains of Puerto Rico to small-town America. As you journey around the world and into the past, you’ll re-examine modern history’s great crimes and scandals using the tools and insights of forensic science. In doing so, you’ll learn how cutting-edge advancements in science and technology are applied to investigations and how to evaluate evidence and think like a forensic scientist.

  • AVAILABLE RESOURCES

  • Nursing Services– Leandra McLean R.N. from the Walpole VNA is available on the 1st Tuesday of the month 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 the first Wednesday of the month from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. for one on one consultations. Please call for an appointment.

    Selectman Office Hours- Osler Peterson holds monthly open office hours at the Center on the first Friday of the month at 9:00 a.m.

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

    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

  • Look for the next ROMEO outing in the September newsletter.

  • JULIET Outing

  • OH, JULIETS, JULIETS WHERE SHALL WE GO?
    Check out the September newsletter for their next adventure!

  • Chickie Flynn’s

  • Chickie Flynn’s luncheon is scheduled for Thursday, September 27. Cost of transportation and lunch is $5 and the bus leaves at 11:10 a.m.

  • Birthday Party

  • Join us on Tuesday, September 18 at 11:30 for our 3 month Birthday celebration, July, August and September..

    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— August 6
    Dollar Store— August 13
    Patriot’s Place- August 20
    Bus leaves at 12:15 p.m.

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

    Wed. July 18 at 2pm – Chappaquiddick

    Sat. July 21 at 10:15am – Chappaquiddick

    Sat. July 28 at 10:15am – Death of Stalin

    Please sign up for planning purposes

  • BOOKS

  • Great Books Group

  • Join the next Great Books discussion on Thursday, September 6 at 1:00.

  • Core Balance

  • Core balance moves from Thursdays to Fridays at 11:15 a.m.

  • SPECIAL TRIPS

  • Castle Island and Twin Rivers

  • Enjoy a Summer trip to Castle Island on Thursday, July 19 and Thursday, August 16. Also, take a trip to Twin Rivers on Tuesday, July 31 and Tuesday, August 21. 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.

  • 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

  • BOARD GAMES

  • Mah Jongg

  • Play Mah Jongg every Monday at 1:00 p.m. and on Wednesday, July 25 at 1:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.

  • Bingo

  • Enjoy BINGO every Wednesday at 3:15 p.m. AND on Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.

  • CARDS, CARDS, CARDS !

  • CANASTA on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. with program leader Phyllis Fitzpatrick! All welcome!

    3-13 Card Game- Mondays at 12:00 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 12:30 p.m. It is a fun game of strategy and communication between four players.

    CRIBBAGE – Wednesday 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.