February 9 is National Pizza Day, so in honor of this day, our Supper Club will be held on Wed., February 8, and we will be serving Pizza and Salad at our usual time of 5 p.m. After supper, we will be hosting a Jigsaw Puzzle tournament. We are looking for 5 teams of 2 and each team will be set up at their own table and we will allow no more than 30 minutes to complete the puzzle. The first team to complete wins. If no one has assembled the puzzle in 30 minutes, the team with the least amount of puzzle pieces left will win. Sign your puzzle team up today!!!
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On the second Tuesday of each month 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.
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.
Thursday, February 23 is National Banana Bread Day!! We will be serving breakfast with delicious home-made banana bread at 8:30 a.m. Changing Behaviors to Prevent Falls will be our topic and guest speakers Lamia Bouhallel from Philips and Deborah Bernabei R.N. from Walpole VNA will come together to present this important information. You will learn about the impact of falls on healthcare costs, fall prevention, and services available to you. Please be sure to sign up!!
The next Birthday Party is scheduled for Thursday, January 26 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.
Enjoy our heart filled birthday party on Tuesday, February 28 at 11:30 a.m. Enjoy lunch with family and friends and enjoy songs of the heart by Jorene Lang following lunch.
Thursday, February 16– Travel to Newport for the a buffet luncheon and great comedy show at the Newport Playhouse. Last year’s trip was a smashing success and we look forward to another great afternoon. February (although a short month, can be long and cold), so let’s shake things up a bit. Cost is $89.
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 a pleaser and certainly a good take. Sign up today. Only $89 for Flower Show, Transportation and Lunch!
Wednesday, April 19- A limited amount of tickets have been purchased for the 7:30 p.m. show on April 19 for The King and I. Enjoy the music and the romance between the King and the school teacher. This is a Broadway musical classic, do not miss this opportunity. Cost for dress circle tickets and transportation is $129.00.
May 26-June 2- Boston to Bermuda Cruise!! There are cabins still available for our annual cruise (except for last year)! This is one of easiest vacations ever. Stop in and pick up the contact information to book your cruise. Prices vary by cabin selection.
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.
A July date is pending for an enjoyable 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.
Monday, August 9 to Wednesday, 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.
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 $99/person.