FOSI - Friends Of Medfield Seniors, Inc.

About Us

Connecting on a personal level is an important part of sharing ideas. On this page we present some details about FOSI.

FOSI is an independent non-profit organization that works with the Medfield Council On Aging primarily to raise funds supporting programs and activities aimed at the betterment of Medfield's resident senior population.  FOSI's income is derived solely by donations and fund raising projects. FOSI receives no financial assistance from the Town of Medfield, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, or any other government agency.

Because the COA budget is limited by town approval and lacks the ability and flexibility to support, or offer programs outside this budget, FOSI can step in to raise and supply the funds needed to support unbudgeted COA projects and programs.

Since 2002 FOSI has been actively involved in fundraising efforts for a new Senior/Adult Center for the Town of Medfield. These efforts have helped to fund items not budgeted by the town for The Center at Medfield which held its Grand Opening on January 6, 2008.

Various fundraisers have included Yard Sales, Dances, Wine Tastings, Art Shows, the donation of register tapes from Shaw's Supermarkets and many other projects. 


FOSI's "Buy a Brick" Program continues to be a highly successful effort for helping to fund The Center. Donors may permanently memorialize family members or friends with a laser-engraved brick. These lasting mementos have been a very popular source for donations.  For further information on this program, please go to: Getting Involved


FOSI offers customized Teddy Bears that make unique keepsakes and gifts.  These Teddy Bears may be crafted from a favorite piece of material, the shirt of a loved one or from virtually any fabric that is available in sufficient quantity to construct the Teddy Bear. Details for ordering your bear may be found at:
Getting Involved

Council on Aging Staff
Director: Roberta Lynch
Outreach Worker: Cheryl Lavalle
Volunteer Coordinator: Susan Bernstein
Transportation: Bill Pardi
COA/HESSCO Mealsite: Betsy Donoian

Council on Aging Board:

Lou Fellini, Chairman; Virginia Whyte, Vice-Chair, Kathleen Kristof, Neil DuRoss, Patricia Shapiro

The Center at Medfield


FOSI Officers:
Director: William Johnson 
President: Chuck Conti
Treasurer: Jane Timmerman
Secretary: Anne Johnson

Council on Aging Programs and Services

Health Clinics
Monthly Newsletter
Daily Activities
Craft Classes
Exercise Classes
Tax Work-Off Program

The Center at Medfield/ COA     One Ice House Road, Medfield, MA 02052
508-359-3665;  FAX 508-359-4810

Copyright 2016, Friends Of Medfield Seniors, Inc. (FOSI)