Join the Medfield COA for an interesting and informative evening presentation on June 7 at 6:30 p.m. The first part of the evening, Susan Flanagan of BCBS will present on Medicare. She will cover topics on insurance options if you may be leaving employment, going on Medicare or already on Medicare. Topics will include health insurance outside of employer sponsored coverage such as an explanation of Medicare, Medigap and Medicare Advantage Plans and programs available to early retirees, such as COBRA. Following the Medicare presentation, a collaborative educational seminar will be presented by a representative from Generations Asset Preservation. This presentation will address ways to protect your assets and life savings from the potential cost of long term care. Legal, financial, estate planning and health care topics will be addressed in this part of the presentation.
The COA offers informational programs on a variety of topics during the year. It is our goal to provide you with information to assist in making good decisions as you plan for retirement and older age. This program is open to all community members and pre-registration is required. For more information, contact the Center at 508-359-3665.
LIFE COACHING RETURNS TO THE CENTER
The aging process provides us with many challenges and often brings about many losses. Often times the losses (friends, spouse, hearing, vision, driving, etc.) can contribute to sadness and loneliness, all challenging your independence. Life coaching can help you deal with where you are in life, help you to address the losses you are experiencing and help you to make choices that will create an effective, balanced and fulfilling life.
We are happy to introduce to you David Mobley, a 35 year practicing Licensed Social Worker, who will be available the 3rd Monday of the month from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. beginning Monday, May 15 for confidential appointments. Call the Center at 359-3665 to schedule an appointment.
Medfield COA members may sign up to swim on Monday and Friday from 10-11am. The cost is $5 at the door. Participants must fill out the registration form (available at the Center) to begin swimming!
Please scan in at the Center before or after your swim, so we can keep track of participation and your attendance if you utilize insurance reimbursements.
Thank you Kingsbury Club!
Chronic Pain – Self-Management Course
The Center at Medfield will be hosting a free six-week program on chronic pain self-management, a participant education program developed by Stanford University. The class is for adults living with and/or caring for someone with chronic pain. The sessions are geared to help manage and educate participants and are led by professionals with chronic pain themselves. Subjects covered in the sessions include:
-Techniques to deal with problems such as fatigue, frustration, pain and isolation -Appropriate use of medications -How to communicate effectively with family, friends and medical professionals -Nutrition tips and advice -Decision making -How to evaluate new treatments
The program meets once a week on Fridays – May 5, 12, 19, 26 & June 2, 9 from 9:00 to 12:00 pm. Hosted at: The Center at Medfield – One Ice House Road – Medfield, MA 02052. Each participant will also receive a companion book, “Living a Healthy Life With Chronic Pain”, accompanied with a “Moving Easy” CD. Classes are free. Advance registration is required. For more information or to register, call the Center at 508-359-3665.
No matter how much you know, or don’t know, about music, painting, sculpture, and dance, you’ll find this four-week course eye-opening and fun. “This workshop, which aims to demystify different types of art, is the total opposite of stuffy,” says creator Jerry Cianciolo. “No lecturing, no obscure details, just people responding honestly to what they see and hear.” As in Minds in Motion, the highly popular workshop Jerry leads at the Center, participants will be continually challenged to voice their opinions, and their likes and dislikes about various forms of art. Sessions run May 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Class cost is $10.