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Callahan Happenings for April 2010

Filed under: Seniors by News Staff at 8:40 pm on March 29, 2010

STAYING HEALTHY! STAYING FIT! Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at Callahan Center. This program is offered at 3:00 pm for men, & 4:00 pm for women. The topic of this month's program will be Urinary Incontinence.

Staying Healthy! Staying Fit! will be offering a variety of health programs and screenings including:

  • Tuesday, May 4th: Bone Density Screening, from 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Tuesday, May 11th: Cholesterol and blood sugar testing from 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Tuesday, May 18th: Skin Cancer Screening, from 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Support Groups at Callahan Senior Center:

Bereavement: Mondays, April 5, 12, 19 & 26 at 10:00 am.
"Better Breathers": Wednesday, April 14 at 12:00 pm.
"Caregivers": Wednesday, April 28 at 1:00 pm.
Diabetes: Tuesday, April 27 at 10:00 am.
Grandparent: Wednesday, April 28 at 7:00 pm. Please call the Center to confirm in the event of a change.
Low Vision: Friday, April 16 at 1:00 pm.
Massage Therapy: Thursday, April 1 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm (by appt. only).
Parkinson's: Tuesday, April 20 at 1:30 pm.
Podiatry: Wed., April 14 with Dr. John 1:00-4:00pm & Wed., April 28 with Dr. Lukoff from 1:00-3:30pm (by appt. only).
Stroke Survivors: Monday, April 5 at 1:00 pm.

BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC FOR APRIL - Wednesdays, April 7, 14, 21 & 28 from 9:30am - 12:30pm,


Wednesday, April 7th at 11:00am - Reaching Out Across Cultures: Do We Hug, Nod or Shake Hands? Cathy Romeo of the VNA Care Network, will be at the Center to conduct this presentation provided with funding from The MetroWest Community Health Care Foundation.


Monday, April 12th - Safe At Home: Medication Safety Review. - The VNA Care Network will be here conducting individual medication reviews from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm. The nurse will have a 15-minute session with each client. The client brings their medications in and a nurse will then evaluate the medications with the client.


The Friends of Callahan will hold their general meeting on Monday, April 12th, 2010 at 1:00 pm at the Callahan Center. Entertainment will be provided by Bruce Andrews, the Minstrel with a sing-along.  Refreshments will be served. Please join us and bring a friend!


The Framingham Garden Club will be a the Center on Tuesday, April 13th at 10:00am to assist seniors with creating a spring arrangement. The fee for this class is $5.00 and includes all materials.  Seating is limited to 12 and we ask that you please bring your own scissors.


AARP Framingham Chapter #3557 - The next general meeting will take place on Monday, April 26, 2010  at 1:30 pm at the Callahan Center, 535 Union Avenue, Framingham. Mr. Gil Wolpe will discuss and explain  the functions of the Federal Reserve System.


Senior Week at Callahan Center - Monday, May 3 from 9:30am - 11:30 am. Open House at Callahan Center. If you have not been to the Center, please come for a tour, a copy of our newsletter and refreshments.


Tuesday, May 4th from 9:30 - 11:30 am - Keefe Technical High School Cosmetology students will be offering  free haircuts and manicures. Gratuities are welcomed. Please call the Center at 508-532-5980 to make an appointment.


Wednesday, May 5th at 11:15 am - Cameron Middle School Jazz Band will be here to entertain the Seniors with some of their new musical pieces. Immediately following the Jazz Band, there will pizza and soft drinks with a "Special" Bingo.


Thursday, May 6th from 4:00-7:00 pm - 50's Dance with Bob Fisher and Pizza Party - Break out those poodle skirts and bobby sox and come and jitterbug to your favorite 50?s songs!


Friday, May 7th at 11:30 am - "Jewels of Framingham" luncheon for those seniors 90 years of age and over.  *(This event is by invitation only).


CALLAHAN CENTER 2nd ANNUAL SENIOR / BOOMER CONFERENCE - Saturday, May 22, 2010 from 8:30am - 2:00 pm.  This will be a full day of incredible hands-on learning experiences for seniors, with workshops, keynote speakers  and a wonderful lunch followed by a raffle. The cost is $10.00 per person and includes lunch and the raffle.  All participants must be signed up prior to the conference. Applications can be picked up at the Callahan Center, or you can call 508-532-5980 for an application to be mailed to you. The deadline for registration is Friday, May 7th, 2010.


Heritage Gallery - A Consignment Shop - Have you picked up your consigned merchandise?  Check your inventory sheets for your pick up dates. Last month a big box of merchandise went out the door to the Salvation Army's shop, in order to make room in the Gallery for the new items coming in! The Gallery continues to be open 10:00am to 2:00pm
on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Consigning is accepted by appointment. Please call the Callahan Center at 508-532-5980, ext. 4105.


We still have a few spots left on the following trips:

  • April 15th - CATS!! , 6 seats left! Colonial Theater, Boston with center mezzanine seating & dinner at Vinny T's 4:30 PM/11:00 PM $107.00 pp (includes tips)
  • May 5th "Happy Birthday", Newport Playhouse, 9 seats left!
  • May 13th Tropical Island Heat! 10 seats left!
  • May 27th "Annie Get Your Gun", Goodspeed Opera House, 10 seats left!

SIGN UP NOW with the travel office at 508-532-5980, ext. 3

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