Thursday, February 28, 2013
Selectman Osler "Pete" Peterson holds office hours on the first Friday of each month from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at The Center at Medfield.
Selectman Osler “Pete” Peterson will hold his monthly office hours on Friday, March 1 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at The Center at Medfield.Peterson started these office hours a few months ago in an effort to make himself available to residents on a predictable basis, and the response has been good.“There has been more interest and demand than I anticipated,” said Peterson who says those attending mostly want to discuss topical issues.“I have been surprised that I have not had much free time, as there has been a steady stream of residents coming to talk. I also learned that others from out of town also thought of it as a good idea, such as Representative Winslow, who asked if he could share the idea and time with me (he has however, become …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
A grant to fund the senior respite care program has been extended one more year.
Medfield's respite care program will continue one more year, according to Selectman Osler "Pete" Peterson's personal blog, Medfield02052, and Roberta Lynch, the Director of the Medfield Council on Aging. "Roberta Lynch tells me that the Council on Aging’s grant from the Metrowest Health Foundation to provide respite care at The Center has been extended for another year. Roberta said that the Metrowest Health Foundation expects them to get their census up over the next year. The hope is that the program will become self-financed once the census increases." About the Program The program is based in the “warm, cozy, secure atmosphere” of The Center at Medfield on Ice House Road. The room is set up like a studio apartment with tables and …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Selectman Osler Peterson will hold office hours on the first Friday of each month.
Starting Jan. 4, 2013, Selectman Osler "Pete" Peterson will hold regular monthly office hours at The Center at Medfield, 1 Icehouse Road, on the first Friday of every month from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., his litigation schedule permitting. Residents are welcome to stop by to talk in person about any town matters, Peterson said in a press release. Residents will also be able to see The Center (the town's Council on Aging) in action, a vibrant organization with lots going on. Peterson can also be reached via 508-359-9190 or his blog -- http://medfield02052.wordpress.com/ -- about Medfield issues where any schedule changes will be posted.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Medfield seniors enjoyed the annual event on Sunday.
Medfield seniors enjoyed the 30th annual Tri-Club Christmas Party at the American Legion on Sunday. The event was sponsored by the Medfield American Legion, the Medfield Lions Club, and the Medfield Sportsman's Club. "It's a nice day, it's a feel-good day," said Ken Heavey, a Lion who has been running the event for 15 years. "It's a sea of [holiday] red here; it's a nice time." Basil Restaurant catered the event which sells out every year at 180 seniors. This year's guests also included about 10 people from the Thomas Upham House. Desserts were prepared by the Medfield Legion Auxiliary, spirits were donated by Wally Shackley, poinsettias were donated by Medfield Properties, and decorations were provided by the Sons of Legion. …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The Council on Aging addresses that issue on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at The Center at Medfield.
Are you feeling "sandwiched" between your duties as caregiver for your children and your aging parents? The Council on Aging, together with elder care providers, will host an informational round table discussion on that issue on Wednesday, Oct. 17, between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at The Center at Medfield, 1 Icehouse Road. The purpose of the open forum event is to help people with obstacles they may be facing with an aging parent or relative. Bring questions and concerns.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Here's a list of good things to know as you start your day in Medfield including First Thursday events at the Zullo Gallery and the public library.
1. The Zullo Gallery roof deck will be open tonight from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. 2. Today's library events include the Tony Carelli Jazz Quintet from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For a complete list of library events, click here. 3. The Board of Appeals on Zoning will meet tonight at 8 p.m. at the Town House where they will discuss a special permit for a personal training and fitness studio, plus an addition to a single family home. Note: The Parc at Medfield, an affordable housing complex proposed off West Street, will not be discussed at this meeting. Agenda here. 4. Do you have any worn plaid shirts and jeans? If so, the Johnson family is collecting them to make scarecrows for auction at the annual golf tournament to raise money for …
Monday, January 23, 2012
The following was submitted to Medfield Patch by Anthony Centore.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Monday, January 23, 2012
Last November, the Medfield Lions Club teamed up with the Friends of Seniors Inc. (FOSI) to host Medfield’s Third Annual Chowder Fest. The event featured comforting chowder tastings from seven area restaurants/markets including Basils, Noon Hill Grill, Zebra’s Bistro & Wine Bar, Fresh Catch Seafood, J&L Catering of Medway, and Roches Market. Delicious rolls were provided by Blue Moon Bagel Café. Thanks to their generosity, the event was a great success. The winner of “Best Chowder” was J&L Catering of Medway. At the January Lions Dinner Meeting, Lion Tony Centore presented a check for $1,500 to FOSI President Bill Johnson, who said “the funds raised will help to enhance the outdoor patio at the Center.” Roberta Lynch, Council On Aging …
Friday, January 6, 2012
Medfield's Council on Aging received a grant for $32,676 to begin an adult respite program at the Center.
Roberta Lynch, director of Medfield's Council on Aging, has always believed communities need to offer respite care programs for both caregivers and care recipients. "It’s a win-win for the caregiver, the care recipient and for the town," Lynch said. "For the care recipient coming into the program, it’s beneficial for them because it adds structure, stimulation, socialization, exercise, all of those elements that if they’re just home, sitting by themselves, they are not getting any of that. We will be able to offer that to them." The Council on Aging will be able to provide those services through an adult respite program that Lynch hopes to have up and running at the center by Feb. 1 after she received a grant for $32,676 from the MetroWest…
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Pauline Goucher, a 31 year employee of the town before retiring in 1991, passed away Sunday. On Tuesday, Medfield town officials remembered Goucher before discussing other town business.
Prior to the start of Tuesday’s Board of Selectmen meeting, town officials took time to remember a friend and former colleague who recently passed away. News reached Medfield this week of Pauline Goucher’s death on Jan. 1 in Georgia. Goucher, according to a statement read by Board of Selectmen chair Osler “Pete” Peterson at the beginning of Tuesday’s meeting, worked with 21 selectmen in the town for 31 years, retiring in February 1991. “She was a valuable member of the community and had a wealth of information about town government and town history,” Peterson read. “She will be missed by her many friends and colleagues.” Goucher served as an administrative assistant to the Board of Selectmen for “many years,” according to Town …
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
On Dec. 11, over 180 Medfield seniors celebrated the holiday season at the American Legion Hall earlier this month.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Editor's note: The following information was submitted by Anthony Centore. Earlier this month, over 180 Medfield seniors gathered at Medfield's Legion Hall to celebrate the season with good cheer and fellowship provided by the Medfield American Legion, the Medfield Lions, the Medfield Sportsman’s Club, the Medfield Council on Aging and F.O.S.I. Seniors were greeted by the Lions and then entertained by members of the Medfield High School Jazz Band. The Medfield Legion Auxiliary made delicious creamy desserts. Working the hall setup was Al Manganello ,legion manager, while the Medfield Lions, under the direction of Lion Ken Heavey, provided table service. Other event contributors included MEMO, Medfield Legion Auxiliary, Medfield Properties…