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We all have cherished memories.
Things we recall about our childhood, our jobs, our travels, our friends, our hobbies, our marriage. We carry these memories around and often share them in everyday conversation. If you would like to put your own memories on paper, the Center is offering you the opportunity this January. Creating your own “memories” is easy and you don’t have to be a good writer. Medfield resident, Jerry Cianciolo, a writer and editor for 30 years, will help you create a written keepsake for your children and grandchildren. Jerry is offering a series of eight one-hour sessions starting on January 7 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Center. The cost of this writing workshop is $15.00 per person. Round trip transportation will be available. Sign up at the Center as seats are limited.
On Tuesday, January 13 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.
Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance– Celebrate friendships and more at the Center on Saturday, February 14 for an Italian Buffet Dinner Dance. Enjoy the music of Dave Mahar and friends as we enjoy great music of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Celebrate Valentine’s day at the Center. Transportation is available and tickets are $15/person.
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.
January Movies at 2pm Popcorn and Soda served!
January 14– A Most Wanted Man— A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror.
January 28– Gone Girl- With his wife’s disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it’s suspected that he may not be innocent.
DOCUMENTARY SERIES Thursdays at 1:30pm
Enjoy an American road trip as we explore the following destinations January:
January 8—Niagara Falls
January 15– Mount Rushmore
January 22– Hoover Dam
January 29– Golden Gate Bridge
If you have visited the weekly destination, feel free to bring in your pictures and share with the group!
Enjoy a performance by Jeff Jarvis following lunch as we wish all our January people a very Happy Birthday!
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, January 13 at 8:30am for a delicious french toast breakfast with sausage, bacon, fruit, juice and coffee. Following breakfast, meet a representative of the Massachusetts Senior Medicare Patrol Program and hear how to protect yourself from Medicare fraud. This workshop will provide you with the tools to become a better, more engaged health care consumer. The Senior Medicare Patrol Program is a national program funded by the federal government commissioned to reduce the amount of Medicare fraud by helping beneficiaries and their caregivers become more engaged health care consumers. The annual estimate of Medicare fraud is $60 to $90 billion. You can help protect Medicare and make sure benefits are available when you need them by making sure the claims paid on your account are accurate. 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.