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Callahan Happenings for May 2011

Filed under: Seniors,Uncategorized by News Staff at 4:55 pm on April 26, 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 May, 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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YARD SALE / Bake Sale - Saturday, May 7th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Callahan Center, 535 Union Avenue, Framingham, Rain or Shine (inside Center if raining).

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Support Groups at Callahan Senior Center:

  • Bereavement Support Group: May 2, 9, 16 & 23 at 10:00 am. Closed for Memorial Day holiday.
  • Better Breathers Support Group: May 11 at 12:00 pm.
  • Diabetes Support Group: Tuesday, May 31 at 10:00 pm.
  • Caregivers’ Support Group: Wednesday, May 25 at 1:00 pm.
  • Grandparent Support Group: Wednesday, May 25 at 7:00 pm. Please call the Center to confirm in the event of a change.
  • Low Vision Group: Friday, May 20 at 1:00 pm.
  • Parkinson’s Support Group: Tuesday, May 17 at 1:30 pm.
  • Stroke Survivors’ Support Group: Monday, May 2 at 1:00 pm.
  • BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC FOR MAY: Wednesdays, May 4, 11, 18 & 25 - 9:30 am—12:30 pm.

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PROGRAMS AND EVENTS:

Friends of Callahan Monthly Dance - Monday, May 2 from 2:30-3:30 pm.

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Create a Mother’s Day Arrangement - Friday, May 6th at 10:30 am, Create a beautiful and colorful Mother’s Day arrangement with the Framingham Garden Club. All materials will be supplied and your cost is only $5.00 due at sign up. Please bring your own scissors.

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Haircuts and Manicures by Keefe Tech Students - Monday, May 9 - Keefe Tech Students visit Callahan and offer Haircuts and Manicures on Monday beginning at 9:00 am. Come on over and enjoy a fresh new haircut and spring nail polish! Men and Women welcome. Please call the Center 1t 508-532-5980 to make an appointment.

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Italian the Easy & Fun Way - Learn to speak in Italian in 6 easy lessons. Tuesday, May 10 at 11:00 am

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"Special" Bingo - Wednesday, May 11 at 1:00 pm

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"Spring Health Fair" - Thursday, May 12 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm -- Join us for health screenings, physical exercise programs and health lectures over lunch. We will also have a program on Chronic Disease Management at 1:00 pm.

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"Jewels of Framingham" - Friday, May 13, 2011. This event with lunch and entertainment is for those Framingham seniors 90 years of age and over. (This event is by invitation only.)

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Friends of Callahan, General Meeting - Monday, May 9 at 1:30 pm.

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Understand the Process of Retirement - Wednesday, May 18th from 10:00 - 11:30 am or Monday, May 23rd from 1:00 - 2:30 pm. Gregory W. Mills is a Public Affairs Specialist and will be here at Callahan Center to help us understand the process of retirement and hands-on exercises on how to use the online retirement applications and numerous other very useful tools.

Annual Bingo with the 3rd grade class from Brophy Elementary School - Thursday, May 19th at 10:30 am.

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Tuesday and It Must Be Movie Time! - Movies start at 1:00 pm. Popcorn, drinks and fun, all for only $2.00!

  • May 3rd - "Flipped"
  • May 17th - "Grey Gardens"
  • May 31st - "Conviction"

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Callahan’s Book Club - Thursday, May 26th at 1:00 pm.

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LUNCH AT THE CALLAHAN CENTER - 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.  Please call the Callahan Center for your reservation at 508-532-5980.

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Heritage Gallery - A Consignment Shop Shop for Mother’s Day! The Gallery continues to be open 10:00 am to 2:15 pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Consigning is accepted by appointment only. Please call the Callahan Center at 508-532-5980, ext. 4105.

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WANTED: Volunteer Coordinator for Fundraising - The Friends of Callahan are searching for an experienced fundraiser. Preferably a retiree who has experience with non-profits. If you are interested and want more details, please call 508-877-3319 and ask for Leo Cantin.

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Contract Bridge Players Wanted: A fun group of bridge players is looking to expand its group. We meet each Tuesday, year round. Play is from 9:00 am to 11:30 am. Come alone or bring a friend. You will always get to play.

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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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