Sunday, June 16, 2013
Hear some Medfield residents share their favorite memories about their fathers.
Happy Father's Day, Medfield! What is your favorite memory of your father? Click on the attached video to hear some Medfield residents -- Diane Lovell, Gwen Centore, Brenda Levy and Ann Thompson -- reflect on their fathers this Father's Day. Medfield Patch recently caught up with the women as they were knitting at The Center at Medfield where they shared memories and funny stories about their respective dads, including: TELL US about your favorite memory of your father in the Comment box below, and have a Happy Father's Day! Celebrating Great Dads on AOL For more on Father’s day, including gift ideas, personal stories and more visit AOL.com
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 …
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.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Here's a list of good things to know as you start your day in Medfield.
1. The following town boards will meet tonight: Board of Health, Board of Library Trustees, Affordable Housing Committee. 2. Did you do any leaf-peeping this weekend? Share your foliage photos with us by going to "Post Pics and Clips" on the home page (you'll see the button under the third story box). If you have any trouble, let me know. 3. Registration is still on-going for Medfield's "3v3 Tournament" to be held on Sunday, Oct. 14. To register, click here. 4. Wii Weekdays continues at the library today from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Teen Lounge. For a full list of events, click here. 5. Hannah Adams Women's Club Duplicate Bridge will meet today at 12:30 p.m. at The Center on Ice House Road.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The Milken Institute has come out with a list of the top cities and towns in which to grow old. Where would you put Medfield on the list?
The Milken Institute has issued its list of Best Cities for Successful Aging in the United States. Boston ranks No. 4 on the list of large metropolitan areas, and the town of Barnstable ranks No. 51 on the list of smaller metro areas. Also on the list of larger cities is Worcester at No. 62, Fall River/New Bedford/Providence grouped together as No. 66, and Springfield at No. 81. No other Massachusetts towns were among the top 100 smaller metro areas. According to The Huffington Post, the Institute consulted survey results, demographers, and various experts in the aging field in compiling a list of 78 factors that contribute to what it calls "successful aging," or an active and productive old age. These range from cost of living and crime…
Monday, April 2, 2012
The Medfield Rail Trail Study Committee will be at the Senior Center on Saturday, April 7 to give a brief presentation followed by a Q&A session.
A Medfield Rail Trail information session will be held at the Medfield Senior Center on Ice House Road on Saturday, April 7 from 10 to noon. The Bay Colony Rail Trail Study Committee will give a brief presentation, which will be followed by a Q&A session. Residents are encouraged to attend to find out what’s happening on the proposed rail trail, which will run from Medfield to Needham. The Rail Trail Study Committee was formed this past November and tasked by Medfield's Board of Selectmen to consider various questions and issues regarding the rail trail and to ultimately aide the selectmen in deciding whether or not the town should proceed with participating in the proposed trail. In a Nov. 14, 2011 unscientific poll, Medfield Patch asked…
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Here's a look at the day ahead.
Today's Forecast: Wednesday's weather, according to the National Weather Service based in Taunton, calls for scattered showers. Patchy fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 66. East wind between 7 and 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. Wednesday Night: Showers likely. Patchy fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 60. East wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. Notable Events: Warriors' Wednesday: The Medfield High School girls' varsity volleyball team will begin their season today when they host Norton High School at 6:30 p.m. The Medfield High School boys' and …
Monday, August 8, 2011
This Wednesday (Aug. 9), will be the last summer barbeque at the Center. The final gathering will have a cruise theme to promote The Center's Bermuda cruise scheduled for June 1-8.
Wednesday summer barbeques at The Center have been very well-attended this year, in large part because of the many offerings that appeal to a wide audience. “I think it’s successful because there are a lot of different activities happening at one time so people can decide what they would like to do,” said Roberta Lynch, Medfield’s Director of the Council on Aging at last week’s barbeque. “Also, it’s something fun to do on a Wednesday, in the middle of the week, and dinner is provided. We do the cooking and it’s a nice social atmosphere for everyone.” More than 90 seniors attended last week’s barbeque, where they could enjoy laughter yoga, bingo, bocce, ballroom dancing, a lounge singer, dinner and/or a movie. “I’ve been to every one of …