Did you know that corned beef and cabbage isn’t actually the national dish of Ireland. You wouldn’t eat it on St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin. So why do we eat it for St. Patrick’s Day? It is the product of first generation Irish-American immigrants in NYC searching for tastes of their homeland. Unable to afford bacon and lamb, they turned to a less expensive cut of meat, beef brisket, and adopted a cooking method which included brining with “corn” sized salt crystals, hence “corned beef”. They paired their meat with cabbage as it was the cheapest vegetable available to them. On Wed., March 15 at 5 p.m. we will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with our annual Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner. We will have a photo booth here for you to enjoy; take pictures together or alone. An enjoyable evening for all! Cost is $15/per person.
Please purchase your reservation before March 10.
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Group member Ann Thompson has invited her son to demonstrate a new device, Amazon Echo, that works with the Ipad on Tuesday, March 14 at 10 a.m. 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.
We will be having our Low Hearing support group on Thursday, March 9th at 10:00 am. Tina Roberts, M.S., CCC-A from Speech-Language and Hearing Associates of Greater Boston will be with us to facilitate the discussion and answer questions and give resources. As one of our participants has said, “I learn something new each time I come to the group.” I know there are more people with hearing issues who have never come to the group so my advice is to try it and get valuable information. For planning purposes, please sign up at the Center. Susan
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 at 2:00 p.m. on January 4 featuring Indignation and January 18 featuring Sully.
Join us for a delicious pancake breakfast at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 9. Our breakfasts provide an opportunity to bring a guest speaker in every month and this month Representative Denise Garlick is pleased to visit the Center at Medfield to present her “Representative’s Report to the Community”. As the state legislator for the Town of Medfield (precincts 1 & 2), she is actively engaged in the development of public policy, the development of the budget for local communities and the Commonwealth, as well as a myriad of issues and concerns of the constituents of Medfield. With a great sense of responsibility and accountability, Representative Garlick is “reporting back” to the constituents of Medfield who have charged her with this job. Please be sure to sign up for breakfast so we can flip the right amount of cakes!!!
The next Birthday Party is scheduled for Thursday, March 30 at 11:30pm. 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. 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.
BOSTON FLOWER SHOW- Thursday, March 23- Leave the Center for the annual Flower Show in Boston and enjoy a delicious lunch at Maggiano’s. The Flower show is a unique opportunity to see the latest and greatest in the industry. This afternoon is always Sign up today. Only $89 for Flower Show, Transportation and Lunch!
TALL SHIPS REGATTA – Tuesday, June 20– Travel to Boston for the Majestic Tall Ships Regatta. We will depart at 8:30 a.m. and enjoy a sightseeing tour from our vessel the Provincetown II. After returning to dockside, we will view the ships at anchor and be offered a visit to Quincy Market before returning to Medfield. Tour cost is $79.
BLOCK ISLAND – Wednesday, July 19 enjoy a wonderful day trip to Block Island. This is a repeat trip for the COA and it was so well received in the past. Block Island is a quaint, beautiful island in Rhode Island. The tour includes a coach bus ride to the ferry, a delicious lunch on the island, a tour and then a relaxing return to Medfield. This day trip is $109/person and the bus leaves at 8:30 a.m .
MONTREAL SPECTACULAR – Wednesday August 9 to Friday, August 11— Montreal Spectacular celebrating their 375th anniversary. Enjoy 2 nights in Montreal with visits to Mont Royal, Old Montreal, St. Joseph’s Oratory and so much more. Our coach bus will leave Monday morning at 7:00 a.m. to begin the 2 night spectacular mini-vacation. For more information, pick up a flyer at the Center or call 508-359-3665.
RED SOX GAME – Thursday, September 14– Red Sox vs. the Athletics…..If its been a long time since you’ve been to Fenway, this trip is for you. You will arrive about one and a half hours before the game for pre-game warm ups, then enjoy the action from the excellent Third Base Side Grandstand seats. Sign up for this afternoon game against the Athletics. Easy coach transportation, no hassle with parking, great company and reserved seats make for a wonderful Fenway Park visit. Cost is $89/person.