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  • The Center at Medfield welcomes you to join us on Saturdays from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. A special grant awarded to The Center from MetroWest Health Foundation allows us to offer a variety of Saturday activities. Transportation is available to The Center simply by calling the transportation line at 508-359-3665 and selecting option 1. Please remember your transportation request must be received by 9:00 am on Saturday. Reference the Saturday schedule for activities.


  • You are not alone in your vision challenges! Come share your successes and struggles and together we shall navigate the journey of life with low vision. Join us for our next support group meeting on Tuesday, February 13 at The Center at Medfield from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Contact Lisa Marie Donovan, Outreach Coordinator at (508)359-3665 for information.

  • Have you ever felt that your hearing is not as good as it used to be? The Low Hearing group will be meeting on Thursday, February 22 at 10am. Susan has arranged for a representative from Massachusetts Relay, Claire Comeau, who will discuss what they can do to help you.

    Massachusetts Relay provides free, 24 hour service to the entire state of Massachusetts allowing individuals who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf-Blind or have Difficulty Speaking to communicate freely with friends, family, and businesses that use a standard telephone. She will have time for questions after her presentation.

    We will also have time to discuss other issues you may be experiencing as you cope with your need to hear and communicate. It’s always nice to get together to share ideas and help one another with information that has worked for individuals in the group. We hope to see you for this opportunity to learn about a great resource. Please let us know if you will be able to attend so I can have enough chairs available. Any questions please contact Susan Bernstein at 508-359-3665.

  • Caregiver Support Group

  • Come share your experience, advice, and support to other caregivers. The group offers a safe place to discuss the stresses, challenges, and rewards of providing care for a loved one. Our group meets Thursday, March 29 at 10:00 a.m. in our Library. Please feel free to contact Lisa Marie Donovan, Outreach Coordinator at (508) 359-3665 with any questions or concerns

  • The Club – Adult Respite Care

  • Are you caring for a loved one at home? Could you use a break? Inquire about “The Club” on Tuesday and Thursday. For more details, reference “The Club” page on this web site. It may be just the relief that you need.


  • It is never to early to start cleaning, packing and planning for the annual FOSI Yard Sale! This year the big event will be on Saturday, April 28 from 8:00 -2:00 p.m. This is the largest fundraising event that the Friends group holds, helping to support the goals and programs of the Council on Aging. With your help this can be the best Yard Sale ever. Start your spring cleaning early, box up your gently used unwanted items and deliver them to the Center beginning Friday, April 20. Our planning meeting will be Thursday, March 1 at 12 noon. Please join us; when you support FOSI, you support the COA!


  • AARP Tax Aid Program Begins

  • Appointments are being accepted for the tax program. This service is provided by AARP trained tax preparers and is intended for simple tax returns. It is available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 60 and older. Please call the Center at 508-359-3665 and schedule your appointment. The program runs on Wednesdays, February 7th- April 11th, 9:00 a.m.-1 p.m. Once the appointment is made we will confirm the date and time by sending you a letter detailing what you need to bring to your appointment and the intake/interview form that you will need to fill out prior to your appointment. For more information call Susan Bernstein at 508-359-3665.

  • Minds in Motion – one of the most stimulating hours you will spend all week

  • Introduce yourself to fresh ideas and different ways of thinking – all in a setting that’s comfortable and where there’s no right or wrong answer. Enroll in Minds in Motion, which begins February 28.

    Each of the four sessions lasts an hour and each session covers a new topic. It could be moral dilemmas, folk art, human emotions, expressing yourself in writing, women inventors, pop psychology, irresistible classical music, reading faces, or something in the news such as an upcoming Supreme Court case. Minds in Motion runs on Wednesdays from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. and meets Feb. 28, March 7, 14, and 21. The due date for registering is February 23. Since participation is limited to 15, register early to reserve your spot. Call (508) 359-3665. The fee for the program is $10.
  • Healthy Eating for Successful Living in Older Adults

  • Sign Up Today For a Free Six Week Workshop! Healthy Eating is a program for older adults who want to learn more about nutrition and how lifestyle changes can promote better health. Based on the USDA MyPlate, the main components of the program include: goal setting, problem solving, group support, nutrition education, self-assessment and management of dietary patterns. The program will run Mondays from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on April 2, 9, 23, 30 and May 7 and 14. For more information or to register contact the Center at Medfield at (508) 359-3665.

  • Video Class

  • Video Class– What Can You Learn from History’s Greatest Trials? What makes a trial one of the great ones in world history? According to award-winning law professor Dr. Douglas O. Linder of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, there are two main benchmarks.
    First, the trial must have grabbed the attention of society in its own time and place, whether in the courts of ancient Greece or 20th-century Los Angeles.
    Second, the trial must matter. Perhaps it matters because of how it shaped history; perhaps because it allows us in the 21st century to draw lessons that bring us closer to our highest ideals of justice; or perhaps because the trial provides an especially clear way of understanding a particular place or time.
    No understanding of the past is complete without an understanding of the legal battles and struggles that have done so much to shape it. Inside a survey of world history’s greatest trials are the key insights to critical issues we still talk about today. Join us on Tuesdays at 1:30pm beginning March 13.

  • Senior Circuit Breaker Tax Credit Update

  • State Representative Shawn Dooley has arranged for Department of Revenue’s Brian Lynch to discuss the Senior Circuit Breaker Tax Credit. For tax year 2017, the credit is worth as much as $1080 for eligible Massachusetts residents 65 and older who either own or rent their home. The credit is refundable. Brian will discuss eligibility requirements as well as how to apply for this tax credit on Friday, March 2 at 11:00 a.m. Everyone is welcome!

  • Veteran’s Service Officer – Meet and Greet

  • Meet our veteran’s service officer on Thursday, March 8 after a delicious French toast breakfast.

  • Triad Discussion

  • Join TRAID’s Joe Canavan for coffee and conversation on Monday, March 12 at 10 a.m. Joe will review the programs that are offered through Sheriff Bellotti’s office and that of District Attorney Michael Morrissey. Joe will be available for any questions or concerns you might have. TRIAD is a program started in 1988 by three organizations; American Assoc. of Retired Persons (AARP), International Assoc. of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA). The purpose of TRIAD is to develop, expand and implement effective crime prevention programs for older community members. Join Joe and find out what is available.

  • Coffee and Conversation: Personal Finances

  • Join Jamie Turner, a Medfield resident with 34 years experience with personal/corporate financial planning for a weekly discussion on money matters and current events in the financial world. Meet in our library each Tuesday at 9:30 beginning March 13 for a lively discussion and exchange of information. All welcome!

  • Preparing Your House for Sale (from a legal perspective) and For a Quick Sale and Top Dollar

  • On Monday, March 19 at 1:30 p.m. learn what is required from a legal perspective when selling your home and also, the fundamentals of preparing your home for sale and simple staging techniques. Bring your questions! Dina Browne is a Real Estate Attorney with the law offices of Bletzer and Bletzer P.C. with offices in Brookline and Walpole and Mary G. Cusano is a Realtor with Century 21 Commonwealth and Medfield Resident.

  • Girl Scouts Bronze Award Project

  • Mark your calendar for a first day of Spring Tea with Girl Scout Troop # 88192. During this afternoon tea on Tuesday, March 20 at 1:00 p.m. you will enjoy the company of these young ladies whose project is to help protect bees. After a presentation on bee life and why certain items help support bee colonies and why bees are important to our community, you will participate in a take-home project that will support our bees. Please sign up and support these girls and their very worthwhile project.

  • Social Security Presentation

  • Thinking of retiring? Do you need to maximize your retirement income? John Bicknell returns with his “Savvy Social Security Planning” presentation on Wednesday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m. All welcome.

  • ROMEO Outing

  • Friday, March 9 at 10:00 am the bus will leave for the Boston Athenaeum Library. This is one of the oldest independent libraries in the United States. It is also one of a number of membership libraries , meaning that patrons pay a yearly subscription fee to use the Athenæum’s services. The institution was founded in 1807 by the Anthology Club of Boston .

  • JULIET Outing

  • DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is a 30-acre sculpture park and contemporary art museum on the shore of Flint’s Pond in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Established in 1950, it is the largest park of its kind in New England. Sign up for this delightful visit on Friday, March 23. The bus will leave at 10:00 a.m. Museum ticket and transportation is $15 (bring $ day of trip), lunch to follow.

  • February Breakfast

  • Please join us Thursday, March 8 at 8:30 am, for a French Toast breakfast with sausage, coffee and juice followed by an introduction to Medfield’s new Veteran’s Service Officer. Meet Jon Cogan and learn about how he can help veteran’s in our community.


  • Join the Center for a delicious corned beef and cabbage dinner ( thank you Basil Restaurant) on Wednesday, March 14 at 5:00 p.m. As always, we have a social hour at 4:00pm. Wear your green and let’s all be Irish for the evening! Following dinner, we will be entertained by the Medfield High School Ukulele Club, as they have been learning Irish songs for this event. Cost is $15 per person

  • Chickie Flynn’s

  • Enjoy Chickie Flynn’s luncheon on Thursday, April 26. The bus leaves at 11:10 and cost is $5 (lunch & transportation). Tips are in addition.

  • Birthday Party

  • Join us on Tuesday, March 27 at 11:30 for our Birthday celebration.

    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 or an activity to follow. 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.

  • Shopping Trips

  • Dollar Store—Mon., March 12
    Market Basket—Mon., March 19
    Bus leaves at 12:15 p.m.

  • MOVIES – Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. Check Calendar

    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.

    Wednesday, March 7 – Viceroy’s House – In 1947, British statesman Lord Mountbatten serves as India’s last Viceroy and is charged with handing India back to its people.

    Wednesday, March 21 – Lady Bird – An outspoken teen must navigate a loving but turbulent relationship with her strong-willed mother over the course of an eventful and poignant senior year of high school.

    Be sure to sign up so we have enough chairs ready for you!! A special thank you to Joan Lee for selecting and hosting our movies each month! (for years)!


  • Great Books Group

  • Join the Great Books discussion on Thursday, March1 at 1:00 p.m. to the material contributes to the novel?


  • Boston Flower Show – March 15

  • Enjoy the beauty of the annual Flower Show on Thursday, March 15. This trip is in our large bus and seats remain for this day trip. Cost is $20/ticket and $5/transportation. Lunch is own your own as a group in a nearby restaurant. The bus leaves at 9:30 a.m. Sign up now as seats are available but limited!

  • Twin Rivers – March 26

  • On Monday, March 26 after voting in the Town Election, hop on the bus at 10:00 a.m. for a trip to Twin Rivers. Transportation is $5

  • Duck Tour – May 24

  • Join The Center for an exciting DUCK Tour and lunch at the No Name Restaurant on Thursday, May 24. Coach bus leaves at 9:00 am. Cost is $94

  • Jersey Shore Trip, June 4-7, to Wildwood Crest and Cape May

  • Pack your suitcase for a 3 night/4 day trip to the Jersey Shore, June 4-7. A totally relaxing trip and short get away! Pick up the flyer at The Center for details.

  • Boston Harbor Cruise – July 11

  • Wednesday, July 11– Spirit of Boston Harbor Cruise and Lunch Coach bus leaves at 9am $84/pp

  • Lobster Bake – August 16

  • Thursday, August 16– Bull and Claw Lobster Bake in Maine. Coach bus leaves at 8:30 am. $84/pp

  • Chocolate and Wine Tour – September 20

  • Thursday, September 20– Granite State Chocolate and Wine Tour. Coach Bus leaves at 8:30 am $79/pp

  • Foliage Special – October 11

  • Thursday, October 11– The Old Mill and Tower Hill Gardens Foliage Special. Coach bus leaves at 9am $79/pp

  • New Year’s Harbor Cruise – December 31

  • Monday, December 31– New Year’s at Noon Boston Odyssey Harbor Cruise. Coach bus leaves at 9:30am cost is $89/pp Riverbend


  • Mah Jongg

  • Play Mah Jongg every Monday at 2 p.m. and on Wednesday, March14 and 28 at 2 p.m.

  • Bingo

  • Every Wednesday in March at 3:15 p.m.


  • CANASTA on Fridays at 11:00 a.m. with program leader Phyllis Fitzpatrick! All welcome!

    3-13, another new game, starting on Mondays at 2:00 p.m. The object of the game is to form all the cards in your hand into combinations. It’s an easy to learn and fast paced game. Get in on the fun, beginning November 6.

    WHIST on Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. It is a fun game of strategy and communication between four players.

    CRIBBAGE – Learn to play cribbage on Mondays at 12 noon. It’s one of the best two-hand games and one of the most enduring. It has entertained card players as far back as the 7th century.