Editor's Note: Benjamin Obiajulu Aduba blogs for MedfieldPatch about matters related to The Center at Medfield.
There is no better place to be than the Senior Center in Medfield today, August 15. In fact the Senior Center has been where to be every Wednesday since June this year.
There will be sports, bocce going on; there will be movies; there will be card playing; all starting at 3 p.m. So whatever your interest, physical or mental or merely “watching” there is a seat for you at the center.
The real show begins at 5 p.m. when dinner is served. But the dinner is preceded by cocktail hour (beer and wine and soda are served). There would be appetizers of many varieties to whip up your appetite. Crowds sometimes in excess of a 100 local residents would be solving many problems from social security to 2012 elections. You can be part of this group. And there are no requirements. Or you may just listen as the experts express their views.
The three course dinner of appetizer, main dish, and dessert costs a mere $5.00 and if you want to wash it down with a beer or wine, that is an additional $1.00. There is dance. I mean dance galore: line dancing, slow dance, waltz, foxtrot, you name it. These old folks can make you wonder what you were doing in your 20s and 30s and why you did not learn to dance. They are more energized than I was in my college days. Once a piece is on, it brings out the youth they thought had passed away. I have seen people who could not sit down even once from 5 p.m. till 8 p.m.
Without a doubt, the Medfield Senior Center is most utilized of all Medfield facilities bar none. Metacomet, tennis courts, football fields, etc, have occasional usage but from 8 a.m. til 4 p.m., the Senior Center is constantly buzzing with activities. And on Wednesday it goes on til 8 p.m. when Director Roberta Lynch practically chases the old folks out.
Transportation to the center is not a problem. Just call 508-359-3665 and, abracadabra, transportation is available. The Director might even pick you up herself if need be, but Bill is well equal to the task. At the COA, they are all Jack’s and Jane’s of all trades. They cook, answer phones, drive buses, clean up, and teach classes.
You name it, they do it.
Please join us.