Monthly Archives: April 2020

Mental Health Awareness Month

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Look for the green ribbons and the green hearts around town to remind people that May is mental health awareness month.

 

Medfield residents – if you feel the need for mental health assistance, you can find counselors through Medfield’s subscription to the INTERFACE Referral Service – click or call INTERFACE (617-332-3666 x1411) to get:

  • INTERFACE’s no cost to you review of its database of local counselors
  • INTERFACE’s list of counselors who take your insurance
  • INTERFACE’s list of counselors who have availability to see new people
  • INTERFACE’s contact information for the counselors

 

INTERFACE is made available to Medfield residents without cost because of  underwriting from the Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention, a Medfield Foundation initiative that pays the annual fee.

 

TO DONATE to the Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention.

 

Call the INTERFACE® Helpline 617-332-3666 x1411 or 1-888-244-6843 x1411 WILLIAM JAMES COLLEGE INTERFACE Referral Service Where can you learn about Mental Health Resources in or near your community? How can you access Mental Health Services for all ages? Find answers at the INTERFACE Referral Service. interface.williamjames.edu Call Monday-Friday 9:00 am-5:00 pm to consult with a mental health professional about resources and/or receive personalized, matched referrals. For additional information and resources, please visit interface. wil liam james .edu/ community /medfield. Funding for this valuable service is generously provided by the Medfield Public Schools and the Town of Medfield.Interface cards_Page_2

 

Porch Fest – performers & locations

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In town volunteer shopping & delivery service

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Grocery shopping & delivery service

Medfield High School students, Ben O’Neil, Brandon Sahr, and Owen Brand, are offering to do the shopping for Medfield residents who cannot do so for themselves because of COVID-19 concerns.

Orders must be place at their website (the link is below) and there is no charge.

“COVID-19 puts our community at risk, and some people are at a greater risk than others. It may be difficult for these people to achieve once previously basic tasks outside their homes due to the chance of infection. Therefore, we decided to create this program based upon bringing groceries to those in our community who are at risk when doing so themselves.”

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Heroes among us

Melissa Coughlin, RN, Medfield resident, Board of Health volunteer, shares her coronavirus story from atop the Brigham and Women’s Hospital – from the Boston Globe – Hear her story

 

Melissa Coughlin

 

Medfield COVID-19 Relief Fund – successes & status

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Medfield COVID-19 Relief Fund Seeing Initial Success

The COVID-19 crisis impacting the world around us is having its own effects right here in Medfield. As of April 23, 2020, Medfield has seen 23 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus with 14 recoveries. But beyond those catching this disease, many of your friends and neighbors have been impacted through job losses or other hardships.

As the Local Foundation serving our town, the Medfield Foundation, Inc. (MFi) launched the Medfield COVID-19 Relief Fund in March to assist with those individuals who find themselves experiencing significant financial challenges caused by the COVID-19 public health emergency.

To date, more than 140 individuals and organizations have contributed to the Medfield COVID-19 Relief Fund. We continue to receive requests from local residents experiencing financial hardships and anticipate this will continue into the coming months as this crisis stretches on. Through the generous donations received, we’ve been able to help. Here are some comments from just a few people who have received support from the fund.

“I’m so grateful to have received help with my rent. Being home all day is pretty tough on the psyche, where all one can think about is impending hardship. Knowing my rent is taken care of is a huge weight off my shoulders and I am so grateful for the help I’ve received. Thank you so much for everything.”

“When you are told that there are people that care about their community to donate something they have that others don’t, it means so much. It really took a lot of pressure off me so I thank you with all my heart…my guardian angel.”

“I would love to share that I am a single mom of four children… I’ve been out of work for three weeks, still waiting on my unemployment, and it is so nice to know that this program is there and helping so many. I can’t say enough good about this amazing program. God bless and thank you so very much.”

“I don’t know what to say. You saved 3 people.”

“Thanks for the good news and to all the donors who are supporting each and everyone in a time like this when most hope is gone.”

A special thank you to the following local organizations:

  • Medfield Lions Club
  • Medfield Home Committee
  • Medfield Employers and Merchants Organization, Inc. (M.E.M.O.)

In addition to these donations, a local business, Kate Image Photography Studio created the Front Steps Project Medfield with proceeds benefiting the Medfield Foundation Medfield COVID-19 Relief Fund. Katie Ntasios, owner of Kate Image, donates her time to take “socially distanced” family photos to document the experience. Families that participate are encouraged to make a donation to the Medfield COVID-19 Relief Fund. Thank you to the many families that have already participated and made donations. For more information or to schedule your photo please visit https://www.kateimage.com/.

In order to meet the immediate and future local need, it is our hope that additional generous donors will join us to support the good work being done during these challenging and uncertain times. Information on how to donate can be found online at https://www.medfieldfoundation.org/give. If you would like to send a check, please make it payable to Medfield Foundation and mail it to Medfield Foundation, PO Box 745, Medfield, MA 02052. All distributions from the fund are made after review by local social service professionals.

If you have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak and your family is in need of emergency assistance, we want to help. Please visit our website at https://www.medfieldfoundation.org/covid-19 to submit our online request form to receive support. Someone will follow up directly with you. Assistance comes in many forms including financial support. All information is kept strictly confidential.

If you would like more information before donating, contact Evan Weisenfeld, Medfield Foundation President (508-740-4367 or evan@medfieldfoundation.org or Abby Marble, Medfield Foundation Treasurer (508-361-9825 email treasurer@medfieldfoundation.org).

About Medfield Foundation

Did you know…

The Medfield Foundation (MFi) is a 100% volunteer run 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable corporation whose mission is to enrich the lives of Medfield residents, build a stronger community, and facilitate raising and allocation of private funds for public needs in the town of Medfield. Since its inception in 2001, MFi has raised over $3 million to support community-wide initiatives in Medfield.

MFi was founded on the realization that some residents were interested in contributing more than town taxes to support projects and services that would enrich life in Medfield. Annual fundraising revenue varies each year as the initiatives and needs in the town change. For additional information please visit https://medfieldfoundation.org.

Office hours Friday 9-10 AM

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Call In Office Hours this Friday

Call this Friday from 9 AM to 10 AM about any town issues – my new social distancing office hours.

Residents are welcome to ask and/or talk about any town matters.

I can be reached at 508-359-9190.

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COVID-19

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Coronavirus Information

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LATEST UPDATE:

April 27, 2020 5:17 PMThe Board of Health announced four additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Medfield. Four cases have also recovered. The current case numbers are:
27 confirmed cases
18 recovered

Prior Updates

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April 23, 2020 9:49 AMThe Board of Health announced three additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Medfield. Three cases have also recovered. The current case numbers are:
23 confirmed cases
14 recovered

Click here for our dedicated COVID-19 webpage.

April 21, 2020 3:55 PMThe Board of Health announced that three confirmed cases of COVID-19 recovered. The current case numbers are:
20 confirmed cases
11 recovered

In addition, the Medfield Board of Health released a memo regarding recommendations for facial coverings. The memo is posted on the Town’s COVID-19 webpage.

Click here for our dedicated COVID-19 webpage.