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Callahan Center Happenings for November 2010

Filed under: Seniors by Randy Harris at 12:01 am on October 26, 2010
The Raymond J. Callahan Senior Center, Framingham, MA (USA)

Located at 435 Union Avenue, the Callahan Center is open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The following information is about support groups, activities and services at the Callahan Senior Center for the month of November, 2010:

Support Groups at Callahan Senior Center:

  • Bereavement Support Group: Mondays, November 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 at 10:00 am.
  • 'Better Breathers' Support Group: Wednesday, November 10 at 12:00 pm.
  • Caregivers' Support Group: Wednesday, November 24 at 1:00 pm.
  • Diabetes Support Group: Tuesday, November 30 at 10:00 am.
  • Grandparent Support Group: Wednesday, November 24 at 7:00 pm. Please call the Center to confirm in the event of a change.
  • Low Vision Group: Friday, November 19 at 1:00 pm.
  • Parkinson's Support Group: Tuesday, November 16 at 1:30 pm.
  • Stroke Survivors' Support Group: Monday, November 1 at 1:00 pm.
  • Weight Management Support Group: Wednesday, November 3, 10, 17 & 24 from 11:30 am—12:30 pm.

BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC FOR NOVEMBER - Wednesdays, November 3, 10, 17 & 24 from 9:30am—12:30pm

DIABETES: What are the symptoms of Diabetes? What is your blood sugar level? Do you know if you are at high risk? Please join us for a discussion on Diabetes. A screening for blood glucose will follow. (Date & Time to be announced/please look for posting at the Center).

Medicare Decision Time - Open Enrollment Starts November 15 - Medicare Prescription Drug (Part D) Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans change every year. Many plans will no longer be available in 2011. All people with Medicare should: Review the 2011 costs and coverage of their current plans, Compare with other plans in their area and Choose a plan that meets their needs and budget. The Medicare Annual Open Enrollment Period starts November 15 and continues through December 31, for coverage beginning January 1, 2011. You can reach a SHINE Counselor by telephone. Call 1-800-AGE-INFO (1-800-243-4636), then press or say 3. Once you get the SHINE answering machine, leave your name and phone number. A SHINE Counselor will call you back as soon as possible. Please be patient as the demand for help is great.

MOVIES at the Callahan:

  • November 2nd - “The Hurt Locker
  • November 16th - “Becoming Jane
  • November 30th - “Crazy Heart
  • All movies start at 1:00 pm. $2.00 donation.

Thursday, November 4th at 11:00 am - “Be the Picture of Health” with Barbara Gold of Baypath Elder Services - Find the missing food pieces to your picture of health by exploring food labels and various types of foods.

November 8, 2010 at 1:30 pm - The Friends of Callahan general meeting with entertainment provided by Tom LaMark and Ann Marie King.

Tuesday, November 9th at 11:30 am – Veterans' Luncheon. Enjoy a Roast Turkey luncheon and our guest speaker, Lou Merloni, former Red Sox baseball player. SIGN-UPS are a must!

Tuesday, November 9th from 9:30-10:30 am - New Member Orientation Meeting If you have just joined Callahan Center, you might want to attend one of these meetings as we enjoy coffee and pastry, answer your questions and seek your input on activities.

Paraffin Hand Waxing 3rd Tuesday of every month. Limited appointments start at 11:00 am. Call 508-532-5980.

Monday, November 15th from 10:00-11:00 am - The Garden Club of Framingham presents an “Arrangement for Thanksgiving”. A donation of $5.00 is required to cover the cost of materials. Please bring your own scissors.

PLEASE HELP US SCHEDULE OUR ACTIVITIES EFFECTIVELY AND IN THE APPROPRIATE SPACE. MOST OF OUR ACTIVITIES REQUIRE SIGNING UP, SO PLEASE DO SO. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.

The holidays are coming….family not sure what to get you? Travel Gift Certificates are the perfect gift...we have them in $50.00 and $100.00 amounts. The Callahan Center Travel Office is open Mon. – Fri. from 10 am - 2 pm.

The Heritage Gallery, open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, continues to have an eclectic selection of items for sale that have been consigned or donated to the Gallery.

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