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Callahan Happenings for June 2011

Filed under: Seniors by News Staff at 10:10 am on June 3, 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 June, 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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New Member Orientation Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of every month. If you have just joined Callahan you might want to attend one of these meetings as we enjoy coffee and pastry, answer your questions and ...[read more]


Callahan Happenings - March 2011

Filed under: Seniors by News Staff at 1:52 am on February 28, 2011
(photo of) Raymond J. Callahan Senior Center, Framingham, MA USA

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 March, 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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The Foster Children’s Project, Thursday, February 10th, 2011 from 9:30—11:15 am, Students and five teachers from the Fuller Middle School will pack 40 bags of small items for local foster children.

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The Friends of Callahan will hold their next meeting on Monday, March 14th, 2011 at 1:30 pm at the Callahan Center. Entertainment will be provided by Matt McCabe on Piano with Vocalist. Refreshments will be served.

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Tuesday and It Must Be Movie Time!...and Pizza Time! All for only $3.00!!!!!

  • March 8th, 2011 (promptly at 12:00 NOON) - "Gone With the Wind"
  • March 22th, 2011, (promptly at 11:30 AM) - "Gettysburg"

Due to the early start times, and so pizza for lunch can be ordered, you must sign up to attend at 508-532-5980, by March 4th for “Gone with the Wind” and by March 18th for “Gettysburg”.

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"When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" - Thursday, March 17th, 2011 at 10:15 am. Traditional ballards, jigs, reels and good old-fashioned drinking songs. Following this performance at 11:30 am, there will be a Corned Beef and Cabbage luncheon catered by Mark’s Creative Catering. After lunch the Irish Step Dancers will perform. The fee for this program is $15.00 per person. Pre-payment is required and you do not have a reservation until we receive your payment. You must sign up and pay before March 11th. No admittance without a reservation.

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Self -Defense Course: Monday March 21st from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Dolores Coots and Debi Nau of the Framingham Police Department will be at Callahan to provide a self-defense course for seniors.

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Callahan’s Book Club: Thursday, March 24th at 1:00 pm. Jane Peck from the Framingham Public Library will be leading the discussion of Framingham Reads Together - The Killer Angels (1974).

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Acrylic Painting Classes: Starting Thursday, March 31st from 10:00-11:30 am and continuing for 7 weeks. The cost is $55.

 

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Support Groups at Callahan Senior Center:

  • Bereavement Support Group: Mondays, March 7, 14, 21 & 28 at 10:00 am.
  • Diabetes Support Group: Tuesday, March 29 at 12:00 pm.
  • Caregivers’ Support Group: Wednesday, March 30 at 1:00 pm.
  • Grandparent Support Group: Wednesday, March 30 at 7:00 pm. Please call the Center to confirm in the event of a change.
  • Low Vision Group: Friday, March 18 at 1:00 pm.
  • Parkinson’s Support Group: Tuesday, March 15 at 1:30 pm.
  • Stroke Survivors’ Support Group: Monday, March 7 at 1:00 pm.
  • BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC FOR MARCH: Wednesdays, March 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 from 9:30 am—12:30 pm.

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Healthcare Reform Improves Medicare Benefits: Medicare coverage has been improved because of the Healthcare Reform, now called the Affordable Care Act (ACA). It is important to understand the changes, so you will be able to take advantage of them. Remember there are SHINE counselors, who volunteer at Senior Centers to help you understand your Medicare plans and to assist you in getting your Medicare services. To learn more about your Medicare benefits, you can go to www.medicare.gov or the Medicare & You 2011 Handbook. For a free, confidential SHINE (Serving Health Information Needs of Elders) appointment, call your Senior Center. You can also reach a SHINE counselor by phone at 1-800-AGE-INFO and press 3. Once you get the SHINE answering machine, leave your name and phone number.

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WANTED

INTERESTED AND INTERESTING PEOPLE WANTED!!

Does anyone have any Civil War memorabilia they would be willing to have on display at Callahan?

Our Weight Management Support Group is looking for new members. They meet on Wednesdays at 11:30.

Anyone interested in Board Games? How about learning a new game or playing an old favorite-Checkers or Chess? Strategic moves on a game board are good for our brain health. We have someone who would be interested in organizing groups on Tuesday afternoons from 1:00-4:00 pm.

Water Aerobics …..Think Spring? If anyone is interested in a second class this spring at Suburban Athletic Center, please call Deb at 508-532-5980 x4110. This is one type of low impact exercise that can be a lot of fun, a good place to meet people, and help keep your muscles active. Since most people get a kick out of going to the pool, water aerobics are an easy way to get someone excited about working out.

Sudoku? We are still trying to get a group going for the Spring. Please call if you would be interested in learning the skills involved in this pencil and paper game that is all the current rage!

Writing Class? - Is anyone interested in a class that will teach you memoir and journal writing skills and techniques? Perhaps writing short stories or the Great American novel?

If you are interested in any of the subjects above, please contact Deb Garretson at 508-532-5980, extension 4110.

 

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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Callahan Happenings for February 2011

Filed under: Seniors by News Staff at 1:16 am on January 24, 2011
photo - 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 February, 2011.

NOTICE: Most of the activities listed below require signing up. Please do so in advance so activities can be scheduled effectively and in the appropriate space.

Staying Healthy! Staying Fit! Presents "Heart Truths", Friday, February 4th at 10:00 am National Wear Red Day. Wear something red. Learn how to care for your heart. Refreshments and prizes!!

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New Member Orientation Meeting, Tuesday, February 8, 2011 from 9:30 – 10:30 AM, (held the 2nd Tuesday of every month). If you have just joined Callahan you might want to attend one of these meetings as we enjoy coffee and ...[read more]


CALLAHAN HAPPENINGS - NOVEMBER 2009

Filed under: Seniors by News Staff at 7:10 pm on November 9, 2009

Framingham, MA - Here's what's happening at the Callahan Senior Center for the month of November 2009.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Support Groups at Callahan Senior Center

  • Bereavement Support Group: Mondays, November 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 at 10:00 am.
  • ‘Better Breathers’ Support Group: No meeting in November due to the Veterans’ Day holiday. Meeting will resume in December.
  • Caregivers’ Support Group: Please note new date due to holiday — Wednesday, November 18 at 2:30 pm.
  • Diabetes Support Group: Tuesday, November 24 at 10:00 am.
  • Grandparent Support Group: Next meeting is Wednesday, December 2nd at 7:00 pm. No meeting in November due to Thanksgiving holiday. Please call the Center to confirm in the event of a change.
  • Low Vision Group: Friday, November 20 at 1:00 pm.
  • Massage Therapy: Thursdays, November 12 & 26 (by appt. only).
  • Parkinson’s Support Group: Tuesday, November 17 at 1:30 pm.
  • Podiatry: Wed., November 18 with Dr. John 12:30 - 4:00 pm & Wed., November 25, with Dr. Lukoff from 1:00 - 3:30 pm (by appt. only).
  • Stroke Survivors’ Support Group: Monday, November 5 at 1:00 pm.

BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC FOR NOVEMBER Wednesdays, 4, 18 & 25 - 9:30am—12:30pm

Healing Partners Bereavement Support Group - Have recently lost a spouse, parent, or other loved one? How are you coping? Come join us to share your experience and feelings on Monday mornings from 10:00-11:30 am. New participants are always welcome.

Callahan Center has a TOPS Club, Inc. Chapter! TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is a national non-profit organization. The group meets on Wednesdays from 11:45 am—12:45 pm. Please contact Lorraine Fournier, if you have any questions at 508-532-5980, extension 4102.

STAYING HEALTHY! STAYING FIT! - Thursday, November 12th at 10:00 am in the Multi-purpose Room our topic will be Cardiovascular Disease and sign up for the Walking Program.

Holiday Tea! -  *SAVE THE DATE* - On December 10th at 10:00 am, please join us at the center for a Holiday Tea! Our topic; 'Making the most of the Holidays', will be a discussion of the ups and downs of this time of year.

VNA Care Network: Medication Safety - Get the Facts on Monday November 16, 2009 from 11:00am-12:00pm at the Callahan Center . Program will cover:

STATE SENATOR KAREN SPILKA'S 2009 SENIOR HEALTH and WELLNESS FAIR - November 21st from 9:00 am - 1:30 pm at the Callahan Center , 535 Union Avenue in Framingham.

FRIENDS OF CALLAHAN UPDATE - The Friends of Callahan will hold their next general meeting on Monday, November 9, 2009 at 1:00 pm at the Callahan Center. Entertainment will be provided by Peter O’Malley. Refreshments will be served. Please join us and bring a friend!

Framingham Garden Club - The Framingham Garden Club will be at the Callahan Center on November 9th @ 10:00 am creating a Fall arrangement. The fee for this class, which includes all materials, is $5.00. Seating is limited to 12; please sign up by calling the reception desk @ 508-532-5980 no later than November 5th. Please bring scissors.

Fall Inspired Decoupage Art Class - On November 16th at 9:30-11:00 am come join in on the fun with artist, Susan Chicco, and create an incredible work of art out of one of the items Susan will supply the day of the class such as a vase, clay pot, or a frame or bring something you have around your house that you would like to decoupage. Seating is limited to 10 people; please sign up no later than 10/13 at the reception desk @ 508-532-5980.

Computer Literacy Center Offerings For Seniors - The Callahan Center offers a number of courses including Introduction to the PC, Intermediate PC, Internet and Email, MS Word, and Photoshop. All are 4-day a month courses and the donation is $20.00.

Heritage Gallery - Christmas in November? Well, in the Heritage Gallery it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Folks have consigned and donated some fabulous decorations, crafts and collectibles to the Gallery. Plus we have the 'usual suspects' - lamps, table settings, linens, jewelry, bowls, plates and platters. Baking cookies to give a neighbor this holiday? Come buy a pretty plate and make the plate part of your gift. Making fudge to give a friend? Come pick up a pretty container to present the fudge. Shop now for gifts, stocking stuffers and just plain fun at the Heritage Gallery.Open Wednesday through Friday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

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