The Center at Medfield is celebrating 10 years at their One Ice House Road location and invites the public to join the celebration at The Center, Sunday, January 7, from 2–4 p.m. The event will include light refreshments, entertainment, testimonials, and is free to the public.
The formation of the Medfield Council on Aging was approved at a special town meeting in November, 1970. Originally situated at the Pfaff Center, the COA moved to its current Ice House Road location on January 6, 2008, and is a vibrant, active community, welcoming seniors of all ages. The Center encourages men and women as young as 50 to take advantage of its varied programing, extensive services, and lively events.
On any given day members enjoy a host of programs that include exercise classes like tai chi, yoga, and fitness camp; day trips; book clubs; art; and various card games. The Center also offers educational programs on a variety of stimulating topics, overnight trips, and dinners with entertainment. Seniors can take advantage of a tax write-off program, meals on wheels, salon services, AARP tax assistance, medical equipment loans, and other helpful services. The Center is especially proud of its acclaimed caregiver respite program.
Today, The Center serves over 900 seniors and family members, includes more than 140 volunteers, and has five dedicated staff members under the guidance of Roberta Lynch, COA Director. Having served the COA for 17 years, Roberta is proud of The Center’s accomplishments over the past decade, commenting that, “We are very excited for the opportunity to celebrate 10 years of service to our community members and look forward to officially thanking everyone who helped make The Center so successful.”
For a complete description of offerings at The Center, visit thecenteratmedfield.com or call (508-359-3665). Members of the community may also follow The Center on Facebook at facebook.com/thecenteratmedfield.