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Callahan Happenings for April 2011

Filed under: Seniors by News Staff at 2:29 pm on March 29, 2011
(photo) Raymond J. Callahan Senior Center, Framingham, MA

Located at 535 Union Avenue, the Callahan Center is open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Mon - Fri

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The following information is about activities and services at the Callahan Senior Center for the month of April, 2011.

NOTICE: Most of the activities, special programs and events listed below require signing up or advance reservation, (unless otherwise noted). Please do so in advance so activities can be scheduled effectively and in the appropriate space.

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Friends of Callahan, General Meeting - Monday, April 11th at 1:30 pm The Friends of Callahan will hold their next general meeting on at the Callahan Center. Entertainment will be provided by Ruth Harcovitz and her Rogers & Hammerstein Show. Refreshments will be served. Please come and bring a friend!

New Member Orientation Meeting - Tuesday, April 12th, 9:30–10:00 am

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Support Groups at Callahan Senior Center:

  • Bereavement Support Group: Mondays, April 4, 11 & 25 at 10:00 am. Center closed for Patriots’ Holiday, Monday, April 18.
  • Diabetes Support Group: Tuesday, April 26 at 12:00 pm.
  • Caregivers’ Support Group: Wednesday, April 27 at 1:00 pm.
  • Grandparent Support Group: Wednesday, April 27 at 7:00 pm. Please call the Center to confirm in the event of a change.
  • Low Vision Group: Friday, April 15 at 1:00 pm.
  • Parkinson’s Support Group: Tuesday, April 19 at 1:30 pm.
  • Stroke Survivors’ Support Group: Monday, April 4 at 1:00 pm.

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Other Health Related Events:

Blood Pressure Clinic - Wednesdays, April 6, 13, 20 & 27 from 9:30 am—12:30 pm.

"Prosthetics - Then and Now" - Wednesday, April 6th at 11:00 am. Join us in a fascinating presentation by Ingrid Frank C.P., CMF an ABC Board Certified Prosthetist, Board Eligible Orthotist, and BOC Certified Mastectomy Fitter.

"Unraveling the Mysteries of Pelvic Function / Dysfunction" - Monday, April 11, 2011 at 10:00 am.

Choose a Hearing Aid (and other assistive hearing devices) - Tuesday, April 12 at 11:00 am.

Be the Picture of Health. Find the Missing food and nutrition pieces to your puzzle. Thursday, April 28th at 11:00 am with our guest Barbara Gold, Registered Dietitian and Certified Professional Chef from BayPath Elder Services.

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Beginner’s Quilt Class - Friday, April 1st, at 10:30 am for 6 weeks.

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Monthly Dance - Monday, April 4th from 2:30-3:30 pm The Friends of Callahan will hold their monthly dance on in the Blais Room at the Center. Donation of $2.00 required. Refreshments will be served.

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Tuesday and It Must Be Movie Time! Movies shown promptly at 1:00 pm in Blais Room Popcorn, drinks and fun— all for only $2.00.

  • April 5th - "The Proposal"
  • April 19th - "Heartburn"

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JAMBO AFRICA! - Thursday, April 7th at 10:30 am Join us for an adventure on as we listen to Gail LaRocca and her spectacular visual and narrative exploration of the people, places and wildlife of East Africa.

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Callahan’s Book Club - Thursday, April 28th at 1:00 pm Callahan’s Book Club.

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UPCOMING TRIPS:

  • 4/8/2011 - Foxwoods Theater-Yakov Smirnoff-famous Russian comedian.
  • 4/20/2011 - Museum of Fine Arts - Art of Americas’ Wing & special exhibits.
  • 4/28/2011 - Stonewall Kitchen Cooking School – and sumptuous lunch.
  • 5/4/2011 - Newport Playhouse presents "Bermuda Avenue Triangle"
  • 5/19/2011 - Beantown Trolley and Venezia… PLUS The State House.
  • 5/25/2011 - Tower Hill Garden – Spring bulbs and wonderful fragrances.

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LUNCH AT THE CALLAHAN - Every last Wednesday of the month. One seating/serving at 11:30 a.m. • no exceptions • no refunds. Reservation must be made by the Friday prior to the luncheon. Cost: $4.00 per person. Menu: April 27 - American Chop Suey/Salad, May 25 - Meatloaf, June 29 - Turkey. Please call the Callahan Center for your reservation at 508-532-5980.

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Tuesday, April 12th at 10:30 am Protecting Your Assets and Long Term Care will be the topic of discussion in Attorney Vera Ochea’s presentation on learning what you need to know or ask about to secure your future by protecting independence, protecting savings, maintaining dignity and sustaining quality of life and care.

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Robert Kyriakakis, Computer Literacy Center Coordinator, will be leaving us in May. Please stop by the Center, Thursday, April 28th at 9:30 am to say good-bye and wish Robert well. Refreshments will be available.

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For additional information about the Callahan Senior Center, or other services, activities or programs of the Framingham Council on Aging visit the center at 535 Union Ave, Framingham, MA 01702, or phone (508) 532-5980.

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