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  • LOW VISION GROUP MEETING

  • 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.
  • 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

  • Selectmen’s Meeting at the Center on Thursday, December 7 at 4:00 p.m.

  • The selectmen have scheduled a public hearing to discuss senior housing needs and plans on Thursday, December 7 at 4:00 p.m. The Selectmen want to follow up on a meeting that the Senior Housing Study Committee conducted at the Center recently. This is an opportunity for the selectmen to hear your concerns and for them to address any mis-perceptions that may have evolved from the October 26th meeting. This is your chance for direct communication about what the needs of Medfield seniors are. The World Health Organizations definition of an “Age-Friendly” community is: “A community that strives to better meet the needs of their older residents by considering the environmental, economic, and social factors that influence the health and well-being of older adults. These programs seek to allow older adults to stay in their communities and “age in place.”

  • Annual Christmas Party at the American Legion Hall Sunday, December 10 at 12 Noon

  • Enjoy the 35th Senior Citizens’ Christmas Party, all Medfield seniors are invited to attend on Sunday, December 10th! Seating is limited, so please sign up at the Center. This annual event is a great way to gather with neighbors and friends, dress your best as you enjoy a delicious lunch and entertainment to ring in the holiday season! We have a guest entertainer that will surely be a treat. This party is brought to all of you from three great organizations; Medfield American Legion, Medfield Lion’s Club and Medfield Sportsman’s Club. Other organizations participate to make this a festive and enjoyable afternoon: Medfield Legion Auxiliary, Wives of the Tri-Club, MEMO, FOSI, Council on Aging, Board of Selectmen, Walter Shackley, Lorraine Manganello and Sons of the Legion. Please remember to bring to the party your non perishable food contribution for the Medfield Food Pantry as a way to say thank you!

  • Save the Date to Celebrate!

  • 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!

  • Gary Hylander

  • Dr. Gary Hylander returns on Tuesday, December 5 at 2:30 p.m. Enjoy Dr Hylander’s thoughts on “A Christmas Carole”

  • Pizza Party

  • Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 4:30 p.m. followed by a holiday sing-a-long with DJ Tad Travis!

  • Help Decorate Our Center

  • On Wednesday, December 6 anytime beginning at 9:30 a.m. we will have our decorations on hand for anyone who wants to help decorate our beautiful building. Let’s get into the season and celebrate the holidays beginning tonight with a pizza party at 4:30 p.m., followed by a sing-a-long!

  • Evergreen Arrangements

  • Sign up and join the COA as we create beautiful evergreen centerpieces for the holidays. On Friday, December 8 at 10:00 a.m. Plan to bring your container or two along with some evergreen clippings from your yard to share. Choose a variety of greenery, go for contrasts of shiny (such as holly or rhododendrons) with flat (like spruce or pine). Mix in dark greens (like yew) with light (such as golden arborvitae). and we will make beautiful arrangements for the holidays. A simple vase of just evergreens is nice enough, but the greenery really pops if you add some accents that contrast in shape and color; so look around your garden for something that will make the arrangement POP!

  • Tesla Visits the Center

  • “Home Instead Senior Care” is excited to sponsor an educational seminar on Friday, December 8th from 11:00am to 2:00pm at The Center at Medfield. “Test Drive A Tesla” is an opportunity for those who care about the future of zero emissions cars, to learn about the benefits and safety features that come with owning one. David Gow, Northeast Enterprise Sales Manager for Tesla, will offer a 30 minute seminar on how they are partnering with aging communities to increase awareness about safe, reliable, and affordable automobile options. Following his seminar you will have the opportunity to Test Drive a Tesla! Sign up for a test drive at the Center so we can RSVP to Jennifer Richtsmeier, Home Instead Marketing Director which is required for attendance and test drive.

  • 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, December 6 – A Quiet Passion — The story of American poet Emily Dickinson from her early days as a young schoolgirl to her later years as a reclusive, unrecognized artist.

    Wednesday, December 20 – The Holiday — Two women troubled with guy-problems swap homes in each other’s countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love.

  • Birthday Party
    November 28, 2017 11:30 AM

    The next Birthday Party is scheduled for Tuesday, December 21 at 11:30pm. Entertainment is provided by Tommy Rull.

    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, December 5 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, December 28. 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 Tuesday, January 10 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

  • Holiday Shopping Trips

  • ONCE AGAIN WE FIND OURSELVES ENMESHED IN THE HOLIDAY SEASON, THAT VERY SPECIAL TIME OF YEAR WHEN WE JOIN WITH OUR LOVED ONES IN SHARING CENTURIES-OLD TRADITIONS SUCH AS TRYING TO FIND A PARKING SPACE AT THE MALL. WE TRADITIONALLY DO THIS IN MY FAMILY BY DRIVING AROUND THE PARKING LOT UNTIL WE SEE A SHOPPER EMERGE FROM THE MALL, THEN WE FOLLOW HER, IN VERY MUCH THE SAME SPIRIT AS THE THREE WISE MEN, WHO 2,000 YEARS AGO FOLLOWED A STAR, WEEK AFTER WEEK, UNTIL IT LED THEM TO A PARKING SPACE." – DAVE BARRY, HUMOR COLUMNIST

  • JOIN THE CENTER FOR YOUR SHOPPING TRIPS:

    MONDAY, DECEMBER 4 AT 12:15 P.M. – VISIT TARGET, TJ MAX AND HOME GOODS IN PLAINVILLE

    MONDAY, DECEMBER 11 AT 12:15 P.M. – VISIT THE JEWELRY OUTLET IN WALTHAM

    TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12 AT 10:30 A.M.—VISIT THE NATICK MALL AND CHRISTMAS TREE SHOPS

    MONDAY, DECEMBER 18 AT 12:15 P.M.—VISIT MARKET BASKET AND WALMART IN WALTHAM

  • Market Basket

  • Monday, December 18. Bus leaves at 12:15 p.m.

  • Great Books Group

  • December 7 at 1:00 p.m.

  • Page Turners Book Club

  • The Page Turners Book Club will meet on December 4 at 10:15 a.m. in the library! Enjoy an enthusiastic book discussion.

  • Book Group

  • The next meeting of the Great Books Group is on December 7, at 1:00 p.m.

  • Mah Jongg

  • Play Mah Jongg every Monday at 2 p.m. and on Wednesday, December 13 at 2 p.m.

  • Bingo

  • Thursday, December 7 at 1:30 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

  • If you want to stimulate your mind, have a great deal of fun, and enjoy some good company, register for Minds in Motion, a FOUR-WEEK program beginning January 10.
    From the minute you walk in, course leader Jerry Cianciolo will engage you in topics you’ll find engrossing, whether it’s moral dilemmas, human emotions, the latest inventions, expressing yourself in writing, folk art, music masters, or something in the news such as an upcoming Supreme Court case.
    All that’s asked of you in this discussion-based program is a spirit of adventure, an open mind, and a willingness to share your thoughts and opinions.

    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 preregistration is required and the deadline for registering is Friday, January 5.

  • Caregiver Support Group

  • Are you overly concerned about a loved one? Do you feel like you are taking on more of your loved ones life and needs? Attend the Caregiver Support Group on 12/21 at 10am A.M.

  • 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.