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New participants to the COA only.
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On Tuesday, February 10 at 10:00am, join the Low Vision Group. Monthly meetings at the Center, facilitated by Social Worker, Cheryl Lavallee, gives people the opportunity to talk, share concerns and ideas as they navigate their way through life with low vision. Any loss that we experience is difficult to deal with, however, having the support of a group, educating oneself with information, empowers people to live a quality life with the challenges they face. If you or someone you know is experiencing any loss of vision, plan on attending the monthly meeting.
Saint Patrick’s Day Dinner- Mark your calendar for our annual St. Patty’s event scheduled for Saturday, March 14 at 6pm. A traditional Irish dinner will be served and cost of the dinner is $15 per person.
Spring Yard Sale– Plan accordingly and start your winter or spring cleaning in advance. Pack up your gently used items and books and hold on to them for FOSI’s biggest fundraiser of the year! Mark your calendars for April 11, 2015 8am-2pm!
Dirty Dancing at the Colonial Theater– Sign up for the stage production of Dirty Dancing on Sunday, May 3 at 1:00pm. Only 30 tickets are available and the cost of ticket and transportation is $86.00. Bus will leave at 11:00am to leave time to enjoy lunch before the show.
5th and Last Cruise to Bermuda— Travel with the COA for a cruise to Bermuda Friday, May 15 – Friday, May 22. Cabin prices and options are available at the Center. See Roberta if you want to book this trip with the COA!
Assisted living is an option for many people if they can no longer care for their home, need a bit more assistance or simply want to enjoy the simple living that this offers. We have visited New Pond Village in Walpole, Fox Hill in Westwood and this month we will be visiting The Estate in Franklin, on January 21. If interested in exploring the assisted living concept please sign up at the Center. The bus leaves at 10am.
February Movies at 2pm Popcorn and Soda served!
February 11– And So It Goes— A self-absorbed realtor enlists the help of his neighbor when he’s suddenly left in charge of the granddaughter he never knew existed.
February 25– One Hundred Foot Journey- The Kadam family leaves India for France where they open a restaurant directly across the road from Madame Mallory’s Michelin-starred eatery.
When you hear the words “healthy food,” it’s all too easy to think of bland, uninspired, or unfamiliar food that takes all the pleasure out of cooking and eating. What often prevents us from practicing healthy eating habits: the wealth of misinformation out there about what foods are healthy and the idea that we have to sacrifice the flavor that makes food such an enjoyable part of life.
But there’s an easy way to conquer both of those obstacles. All it takes is a little nutrition science and a few culinary tricks—both of which you’ll get in The Everyday Gourmet: Making Healthy Food Taste Great.
It turns out that healthy food is easy to understand and, when prepared well, is a treat to your palate. Healthy food doesn’t have to compromise on taste; rather, imaginative preparation can enhance the natural flavors of food while providing you with enormous health benefits. What you eat, and how you prepare it, has a profound impact not only on the way you look but on the way you feel. Enjoy this 6 part video class beginning Thurs., Feb. 12 at 1:30pm. Your heart, your scale and your stomach will be happy you did!
Enjoy memory jogging music entertainment following lunch as we wish a very Happy Birthday to all those celebrating this month!
On your birthday we wish you much pleasure and joy;
We hope all of your wishes come true.
May each hour and minute of your special day be shared with the staff of the COA!
Join us monthly for our birthday celebration, where we believe celebrating a birthday is a positive experience! Remember at the Center, we are all the same age!! So Happy Birthday!
Join the COA on Tuesday, March 17 at 8:30am for a delicious “Luck of the Irish” pancake breakfast. A breakfast donation of $3 is suggested.
The aging process provides us with many challenges and often we experience a variety of losses. With every day we have to make choices to do or not do many things. These choices may range from profound to trivial and each one has an effect that makes our lives more fulfilling or less fulfilling, more balanced or less balanced, that make our process of living more effective or less effective. Life coaching helps you learn how to make choices that create an effective, balanced and fulfilling life. Deborah A. Merriam, Ed.D. holds a master’s in counseling and a doctorate in behavioral studies. She is the founder of Medfield Counseling Associates and has been in practice since 1980. Dr. Merriam will be volunteering at the Center twice a month on Tuesdays, from 1-2:30pm. Free confidential sessions will be scheduled by calling 508-359-3665.