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  • TAX WRITE-OFF 2018

  • The ongoing Tax Work-off Program administered by the Council on Aging has an exciting new change. At last spring’s town meeting the town voted to increase the benefit for Tax Work-off volunteers. The program allows persons 60 and over, who have lived in Medfield for a minimum of 3 years, who own a home with the deed in your name, or if your home is in a trust and you are the beneficiary of the trust, to receive a reduction in your real estate tax obligation. The amount was increased to $1000.00 in exchange for volunteering 91 hours in various town departments. Some specifics to the program:
    -Hours will need to be completed by October 19, 2018 (subject to change)
    -Reimbursement will be the same as last year.
    -The senior will NOT receive a paycheck but WILL receive a W-2.
    -The so called paycheck will be made payable to the town. -The senior’s real estate tax account will be credited for the $1000 less the OBRA (7.5% of gross wages) and the Medicare (1.45% of gross wages) tax.
    -The W-2 will show the $1000 in income and the OBRA and Medicare tax. You will need the W-2 to submit with your tax forms. The (OBRA) deduction is in lieu of a social security deduction and is mandatory. You can file to get this money returned to you only if you do not intend to participate again. -The town Treasurer cannot establish and terminate OBRA accounts multiple times. -If you filled out the tax forms last year, you will not need to fill out the paperwork again. -New applicants will be required to fill out the forms in order to participate in the program.

    We are grateful the Town will continue with the program as they see the benefit for our seniors.

    The Senior Tax Work-off program has been successful in many ways, making it a win-win situation for the senior, the department and the town by:
    -Offering seniors the chance to reduce their tax obligation in a time when taxes continue to go up. -Workloads within many Town departments are reduced because they are staffed with skilled, dependable senior volunteers. -Allows seniors the chance to put their skills to good use. -Assists some seniors with opportunities for socialization and a sense of purpose.
    Applications will be available beginning Wednesday, November 1, 2017 and should be returned to the COA by Thursday, November 30th. If applications exceed the 65 person limit, a lottery will be held during the December 6, 2017 monthly COA meeting, 11:00 am, at The CENTER. This is an open meeting and all applicants are invited to attend.

    Any questions regarding this program can be directed to Susan Bernstein at 508-359-3665.


  • Low Vision Group Meeting

  • The meeting is always a good opportunity to exchange information that is helpful in improving quality of life. Join us as this meeting is open to all, especially those who may be experiencing loss of vision. For more information call the Center. Meetings are the second Tuesday of the month at 10:00 am.

  • 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.


  • MOVIES – Wednesdays at 2:00 p.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.

    Wednesday, November 15 – Pieces of April: A wayward daughter invites her dying mother and the rest of her estranged family to her apartment for Thanksgiving dinner.

  • Birthday Party
    November 28, 2017 11:30 AM

    The next Birthday Party is scheduled for Tuesday, November 28 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.

  • Chowder

  • LION’S CLUB CHOWDER FEST the Annual Chowder Fest is scheduled for Saturday, November 4 from 11:00a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Come early as past events have sold out quickly!!!

  • Flu Shot

  • Monday, November 6, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

  • Emergency Preparedness Presentation – Monday, Nov. 6, 1:30 p.m.

  • Disaster can strike at any time, so it’s important to have a planned response when you’re at work, on vacation or on the road. When you face a natural or man made emergency, try to stay informed through radio, TV or the Internet. In some cases, however, cable, electric and cell phone service will be disabled, making communication nearly impossible. The National Safety Council recommends the following general precautions that apply to many disaster situations.

    For example:
    - Make sure to have a family communication plan in place
    - Have an emergency kit in your car with at least 3 days of food and water – Be sure to store all important documents a fire-proof safe or safety deposit box, such as birth certificates, insurance policies, etc.

    The ability to recover from an emergency often depends on being prepared. Sue Elliot from the Medfield Board of Health will discuss commonsense guidelines that will help you start preparing for emergencies before they happen. Everyone’s needs are unique and making a plan that fits those needs can help you better prepare.

  • Thanksgiving Luncheon

  • Our Roast Turkey luncheon is scheduled for Thursday, November 16 at 11:30 a.m. Sign up today!

  • 10th Anniversary Planning

  • Join us on Tuesday, November 21 at 9:30 a.m. as we continue to plan the 10-year celebration of this beautiful Center!

  • Chickie Flynn’s

  • Enjoy Chickie Flynn’s luncheon on Thursday, November 30. The bus leaves at 11:10 and cost is $5 (lunch & transportation). Tips are in addition.

  • Low Vision and Hearing Support Group

  • Join us on Thursday, November 30 at 10am for our support group. Learn about techniques for managing your hearing loss in many situations. According to WebMD hearing loss is the third most common health problem in the U.S. It’s also on the rise with nearly 36 million Americans now reporting lost hearing. All welcome to attend!!

  • 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

  • Sunday, December 31- Join the COA for the third annual New Year’s at Noon on the Boston Harbor. The bus leaves the Center at 9:30 a.m. for Rowes Warf and the Odyssey for a delicious luncheon and harbor cruise. Cost is $89/person and this is a really way to ring in the New Year!

  • Page Turners Book Club Returns

  • Margaret “Maggie” Joseph oversees The Page Turners Book Club and has the experience to do so, with a PhD in English and has written books of literary criticism. The current book is Silent Night and the next meeting is on Monday, November 6 at 10:15 a.m. If you love to read you will enjoy the monthly discussion which stimulates our brains and is fun at the same time. The aim is to choose fiction that is worth reading without being too “heavy” and entertaining without being too “silly.” Novels cover a range of genres such as Mystery, History, Fantasy, Love stories, etc. We hope to find novelists from a range of countries as well—American, British, Canadian, African, Caribbean or Indian. So, sign up for the Page Turners Program and get those brain cells humming with new thoughts and inspiring ideas.

  • Book Group

  • The next meeting of the Great Books Group is on November 2, at 1:00 p.m.

  • Mah Jongg

  • Play Mah Jongg every Monday at 2 p.m. and on Wednesday, November 8 at 2 p.m.

  • Cards! Cards! Cards!

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

    BINGO on our new day, new time, new equipment – Thursday, November 16 and 30th at 1:30 p.m.

    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.

  • 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.