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. …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Medfield Lions Club and Medfield High School Community Teens are offering a free service by which they will remove leaves for Medfield residents who are elderly, experiencing financial hardship, or physically unable to perform the chores.
Do you have too many leaves in your yard and cannot do the cleanup yourself, or maybe you can't afford to hire someone to remove the leaves? That's where the MHS Community Teens and Medfield Lions come in. They can help you rake leaves, compost them in your backyard, or have Greg Kay’s Shady Tree Landscaping Service vacuum the leaves at your curb. This year's fall clean-up event will be Saturday, Nov. 10 with a morning session from 9 a.m. to noon, and an afternoon session from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. There is no cost for the clean-up service which is intended for Medfield residents who are elderly, experiencing financial hardship, or physically unable to perform the chores. The deadline to register is Oct. 31. Space is limited, first come, …
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.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
The Center at Medfield was relatively quiet around noon on Primary Voting Day.
Voting Day in Medfield was quiet and there were no lines to wait in at noon time today. A small number of people were going in and coming out of the Center at Medfield on Primary Voting Day while a few others were holding signs of local candidates at the entrance to the Center at Medfield. Voter turn-out state-wide was expected to be low due to few highly-contested races.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Here is a recap of last week’s Board of Selectmen meeting.
The Board of Selectmen met last week and discussed the following agenda items: The selectmen met with Brandi Morris of the Downtown Study Committee and discussed: Selectmen also met with Council on Aging Director Roberta Lynch who asked for (and was granted) a one-day liquor license for an upcoming singles night at The Center, and who also gave the selectmen an update on The Center’s activities. Lynch reported that attendance was up at The Center’s summer barbeques from 600 last year to 800 this year. After the meeting, Peterson told Medfield Patch that towns should invest more in programs for seniors to keep them invested in their communities so they do not move out of town. “The more older people we can keep in town by getting them …
Monday, April 2, 2012
"The Club at the Center" welcomed its first client in late March. The adult respite care program is open two days a week, either full-time or part-time, for Medfield residents.
Medfield's Council on Aging’s new respite care program – “The Club at the Center” – is up and running after welcoming its first client in late March and is ready to welcome more seniors to the program. “This program is good for Medfield residents because there are a lot of community members caring for a loved one at home,” said Roberta Lynch, Director of the Medfield COA. “Those caregivers need a break and this program affords them an economical opportunity for respite care." Currently, the program is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays for part-time ($20 a day) – 9 a.m. to noon with snack and lunch, or 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with lunch and snack – full-time ($35 a day) – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with two snacks and lunch – or for $50, including …
Monday, March 19, 2012
Medfield Foundation, Inc. recognized all its nominees and Volunteer Award recipients at Sunday's annual event.
On Sunday afternoon, the Medfield Foundation, Inc. recognized three Volunteer Award recipients as well as 20 nominees at a reception held at The Center at Medfield. Over 100 guests and honorees were greeted by members of the Medfield High School Jazz band (David Baler, Chris Davis, Nick Cruickshank and Anton Derevyanko) as they entered the Center on Ice House Road. Osler "Pete" Peterson, a MFI board member, emceed the event. He, along with board members, Catherine Girard, Chris McCue Potts and Kathleen Brennan were part of a subcomittee that ran this event. Event sponsor, Rockland Trust, was represented by bank manager, Cheryl O'Donnell. She spoke briefly, welcoming all the volunteers and guests to this event. "The Medfield Foundation, …
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
The March 8 event at the Center at Medfield will focus on how to have a healthy yard without herbicides and pesticides.
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Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Join Medfield Green and New ‘N Towne as these groups come together to host the following presentation on March 8: “Simple Steps to a Healthy Lawn for You, Your Family and Pets.” The presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. at The Center at Medfield, Ice House Road, Medfield. Chip Osborne, a national consultant to business, municipal and institutional clients, will address why we should reduce our dependence on synthetic and chemical products to grow our lawns and gardens and present his “Simple Steps to Organic Lawn Care”©. At the end of the presentation, the do-it-yourselfer will have the background knowledge to care for their lawn, or the information needed to convey their lawn care wishes to a landscape contractor. In addition, Medfield Green …