Marshfield Caregivers:
Adult Day Care
~Caregivers Links
~Caregiver Readings
~ Continuing Education Program
~ Employment & Training
~ Family Caregivers
~ Financial Planners
~ Friendly Visitors
~ Hospice Care
~ Legal Updates
~ Medical Links
~ New "Self-Neglect Law
~ Senior Legal Assistance
~ Support Groups
~ Support Program

~ Senior Links

Community Resources
~ State Senator Robert Hedlund
~ State Rep. Jim Cantwell

Medical Resources
~~ General Advice
~~ Special Health Issues

Social Services
~~ Living Options

~ Support Groups
~~ By Topic
~~ For Grandparents

Marshfield COA

~ COA Lunch Menu

~ Events Calendar


~ Arthritis Exercise Class
~ Art of Film Class
~ Beading Class
~ Breakfast Club
~ Bid Whist
~ Bingo
~ Bridge
~ Book Discussion Group
~ Bowling
~ Chair Workout w/Nina
~ Chair Massage
~ Checkers
~ Choral Group
~ Cooking Club
~ Computer Club
~ Computer Lab
~ Craft Class
~ Cribbage
~ Discussion Group
~ Drama Group
~ Duplicate Bridge
~ Exercise w/Chris
~ Floor Yoga w/Marie
~ Foot Care
~ Free & Easy Painting
~ French Lessons
~ Genealogy Club
~ Golf League
~ Hair Dressing Services
~ Humor Group
~ Hypnosis
~ Knitting/Crochet Lessons
~ Line Dancing
~ Lundin Club
~ Manicure
~ Men's Breakfast Group
~ Movie Day
~ Music W/Jack Craig
~ Pedi-Care
~ Photography
~ Pinochle
~ Poetry Workshop
~ Quilting Classes
~ Rumi-Kube
~ Rug Hooking
~ Scrabble
~ Sixty Plus Clubs
& Trips

~ Spanish Classes
~ Stepping Healthy
~ Strength Training

~ Tai Chi
~ Tap Dancing w/Joan
~ Watercolor Note Cards
~ Water Color Classes
~ Wii Games
~ Walking Club
~ Weight & Strength
~ Woodcarving
~ Yoga w/Jane
~Yoga Class w/Neil
~ Zumba Class w/Chris
~Zumba Class w/Deb

~ Yoga Therapy

~ Bayada Nurse
~ Blood Pressure Clinic
~ Booster Membership Drive
~ COA Board Meeting
~ Congregate Housing
~ Daniel Webster Estate
~ Decoupage Egg Making
~ Estate & Financial Planning
~ Flower Arranging
~ Food Pantry
~ Foxwood Casino
~ Free Legal Clinic
~ Free Prescription Delivery
~ Fuel Assistance
~ Glucose Screening
~ Health Screening
~ Hypnosis
~ Income Tax Counseling
~ Italian Classes
~ Low Vision Support Group
~ Marshfield Board of Health
~ Marshfield COA Cultural Trip
~ Marshfield Recreation Department Trips
~ Marshfield Historical Society
~ Marshfield Red Devils
~ Nurses Hours
~ Realtor Consultations
~ Shuttle Bus Schedule
~ Slideshow on Antique William & Mary Furniture
~Senior Stretch Class w/Neil ~ Senior Tax Relief Program
~ Shine
~ Social Services
~ Triad Group
~ Veterans Calendar of Events
~ Volunteer Corner 2012
~ Volunteer Opportunities
~ Winslow House

The COA Facility
~ Boutique
~ Brick Program
~ Opening Celebration
~ Photos of New Facility


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Diabetic Support Group
Does anyone have interest in participating in a diabetic support group? If so, please let us know so we can determine whether or not we should initiate one. Please call and leave your name at the front desk. We have a health educator that is willing to lead the group.

Yoga Therapy
Modified Yoga w/
Chairs and Props
on Mondays at 9:30 am
(click here for more info)

Live your Life Well”
Monday, June 11, 2012
from 10:30 to 2:30

Free Workshop, Hot Lunch Prepared by Chef Dewey, and a Continental Breakfast.

There is a limit of 40 participants This is a informational and wellness workshop that covers various aspects of healthy living.  We will start off with a brief presentation on “laugh yoga” and will move into other areas of health such as; sleep, keeping connected, healthy eating, staying physically active, keeping mentally active. Please sign up ahead at the Senior Center.

If you need transportation please sign up by calling or stopping by the COA.

Non-Medical Approaches to Pain Management for People with Arthritis for the on June 13th, 2012 @ 1:00 Sponsored by the Triad Group
People with arthritis often experience a frustrating and debilitating cycle of pain, fatigue, limited mobility and depression.  However, there are strategies that individuals can learn to manage pain and take control of the disease and of their lives.  This talk will explore the causes of arthritis related pain. It will also present strategies to prevent, lessen and control pain.  Techniques discussed will include physical activity, stress management, relaxation and complementary therapies.  Speaker is Wendy Moore who is a National Trainer for the Arthritis Foundation Exercise and Aquatic Programs. She is also a member of the Speakers Bureau for the Massachusetts Office.

Special lunch activities in
JUNE 2012

We serve lunch every day at 12:00 noon in our dining room. We welcome all who would like to come. The food has to be ordered in advance. To avoid having to disappoint anyone, we request that reservations be made at least three days in advance of the day you would like to come. Your cooperation in this matter would be greatly appreciated.

Please remember that there is a $2.50 suggested donation which is always appreciated.

Friday, June 8th at 11:30 in the dining room. The horses are ready to run the Marshfield Derby before lunch time We will be having a horse race complete with prizes for the winning bettors. Wear your best finery and enjoy a mint julep with us.

Wednesday, June 11th –
What’s summertime without a cookout/ We will be having a cookout during lunch in the dining room. The menu will be hamburgers, chips, coleslaw and an ice cream treat for dessert. The cost will be $4.00 with tickets available in advance beginning June 11th at the front desk. Meals on wheels will be the regular lunch menu

 Family Caregiver Support Group – meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at the Marshfield Council on Aging. The group is sponsored by the Visiting Angels. Kim Griffin, LSW will facilitate the group. The group is open to any caregiver of an elder. The group is not diagnosis/illness specific. It is a supportive place for you to find hope and encouragement as you fulfill your role as a caregiver.
Please note, we will not meet in
June, July & August
The group will resume again in September.

New Beading Class the 2nd Friday of each month for June 8th,2012
@ 1:00 pm

Comfort Keepers of Plymouth will be Making jewelry is easy as 1-2-3. With a few simple tips and great products you can make beautiful, custom jewelry that suits you perfectly!Learn and share the art of jewelry-making in this fun, informative and FREE class that will inspire you to create. Explore different techniques and find the project that's right for you!  No previous experience necessary.  All levels of artisan welcome.

Our new Choral Group will now meet
4 times per month at 10:00am
(May 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th)

Donation of $2.00 per class and the remaining cost is subsidized by the Boosters.

Our instructor, Joan Nahigian, is a resident of Marshfield, has been singing with and conducting choirs for 30 years or so.  She has a Master's degree from the New England Conservatory, studied in Europe and performed there and in the U.S. At present Ms. Nahigian teaches piano and voice in her home studio, is the Music Director at First Parish Old Ship Church and the accompanist for the Linden Ponds Chapel Chorale, both in Hingham. Ms. Nahigian has directed all ages in choral concerts, musical comedy productions and music. 
Music will be provided.

Family Caregiver Support Group
meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.
In May we will meet on the 8th from 7:00-8:00pm
at the Marshfield Council on Aging. The group is sponsored by the Visiting Angels. Kim Griffin, LSW will facilitate the group. The group is open to any caregiver of an elder. The group is not diagnosis/illness specific. It is a supportive place for you to find hope and encouragement as you fulfill your role as a caregiver.
Please note, we will not meet in June, July & August. The group will resume again in Sept.

Tuesday, May 1st, @ 1:00
This is for anyone wishing to remove some weight. It takes three weeks to change habits; therefore this class will be three weeks in a row.  Classes include discussions, tips, hypnotic inductions, and self-hypnosis techniques. It provides all the tools you need to be successful maintaining your individual food plan for weight removal.  Classes two and three are for fine tuning the process. They also include different Self-Hypnosis Techniques which are wonderful tools to help aide you in the process. People who have attended this class are always welcome for reinforcement. TIME: Class One -1 ½ Hours, Classes Two and Three- 1 Hour.  Cost:  $15.00 for three session (paid on the First Day), or $6.00 per individual


Saturday, May 19th @ 12:00 noon, join us for a fashion show and luncheon at the Senior Center. Enjoy our models wearing the latest summer fashions, good food and a raffle. Food by Hazees Catering will include salad, chicken ziti broccoli, dessert, coffee & tea. Tickets now on sale at the front desk and can be purchased no later than May 14th at a cost of $18.00 pp. The Boosters are looking for a volunteer piano player for the fashion show, contact Harriet Archer @ 781-837-3436, if you are interested.

May 22, 2012 @ 1:00
Experience a relaxing hypnotic trip through your current past life and a pleasant past life. This is for all adventurers who choose to believe we lived past lives or may want to experience the possibility of a past life. This session will include an introduction to hypnosis, explanation of what will occur in the session, the past life regression visiting two past lives, a sharing of experiences, (should you choose to give input) and a question and answer period. Time: 1 Hour Forty Five Minutes to Two Hours. (Limit 30 People).  Cost: $6.00 per session.

MASS BAR ASSOCIATION PRESENTS 2012 on Thursday, May 24, 2012
Elder Law Education Program with the
assistance of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. This year’s program
“Taking Control of Your Future a
legal check up will offer a customized approach to the audience based on the materials included in their revised and expanded resource guide. Brian Barreira has graciously agreed to make this presentation. Resources guides will be available as supplies last. Refreshments will be served and sign

Ask the Pharmacist
Michael Spiro, Pharmacy Manager for Osco Pharmacy. He will be here once a month to answer any questions you have about any pharmacy related issues.

Welcome to Marshfield
, a website for anyone in the Southeastern Massachusetts area caring for a dependent older adult, whether you are a family member, friend, neighbor or professional dedicated to improving quality of life for older adults and their caregivers.The purpose of
Lunch and Fashion Show
Saturday, May 19th @ 12:00; Join us at the COA for a fun filled day of fashion, food and prizes. Our Spring/Summer Fashion show is back with a catered luncheon to be served by Hazees Catering. We are in need of models, whether adult, teen, child or anyone who would like to help in general, please contact Harriet Archer @ 781-837-3436.
More information to follow. is to enhance or implement services for caregivers and older adults that strengthen the continuum of care. We hope that this website helps you find some of the support and assistance you need that will help direct you to the most appropriate resources for you and for those whom you provide care. Our goal is to assist you and the older person receiving care to achieve and maintain the best quality of life and dignity possible throughout the caregiving experience. This website contains topics and resources both in the Southeastern Massachusetts area and nationally. This includes articles, research and current trends, and an events calendar that lists conferences, workshops, seminars and training. We also provide website links to local and national organizations that offer educational information and services to caregivers and dependent adults. If you need a starting point for all types of information and referral services for senior citizens in Massachusetts please call -
TDD/TTY 1-800-872-0166

Mission Statement
The Marshfield Council of Aging is a human service agency whose mission is:* to provide and coordinate services to the senior community of Marshfield * assist seniors to live within the community with dignity

* to enhance their quality of life.

To accomplish this, the Council on Aging provides:* Information about community resources that can offer assistance for caregivers*Personal Assistance identifying the caregiver needs, options and referrals to services and programs*Links to training and support servicesAs advocates, we believe that our community can postively affect the quality of life for older adults and their caregivers and encourage development of needed services that complete the continuum of care.Most caregivers are unpaid, and care for a dependent adult 7 days a week. The Marshfield COA operates with a nine member Board of professionals from the public and private sector that meet on a monthly basis to plan activities and community events. In addition to our services Board members, staff and community volunteers make available a series of educational programs throughout the year. These programs include:

* Ongoing conferences for caregivers and professionals covering in-depth topics on caregiving, health and aging.

* A support group (link to support group)

* Educational forums for professionals and community memberpresented to update on current research, trends and new information on caregiving, health and aging.The Marshfield Council on Aging planned and developed this website as an information resource for family caregivers and professionals in Massachusetts.

Funding for the development of this website has been generously provided by the Old Colony Planning Council. We would also like to thank our regional partners and collaborators that help make these services possible.

Marshfield Council on Aging
230 Webster Street
Marshfield, MA 02050


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