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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.

Callahan Happenings for May 2010

Filed under: Seniors by Randy Harris at 10:15 pm on April 30, 2010

FRAMINGHAM, MA - following is a list of happenings for Framingham's Callahan Senior Center for the Month of May, 2010.

Volunteers needed at Callahan Center for 4-hour shifts. Must be computer-literate and committed. Very interesting job. Please call 508-532-5980, ext. 4102.

WELLNESS PROGRAMS: ...[read more]


CALLAHAN HAPPENINGS FOR JANUARY 2010

Filed under: Seniors by News Staff at 9:43 pm on December 26, 2009

FRAMINGHAM, MA -- Here's what's happening in January at the Callahan Senior Center this month!
Support Groups at Callahan Senior Center

  • Bereavement Support Group: Mondays, January 4, 11, 18 & 25 at 10:00 am.
  • ‘Better Breathers’ Support Group: Wednesday, January 13 at 1:00 pm.
  • Diabetes Support Group: Tuesday, January 26 at 10:00 am.
  • Grandparent Support Group: Wednesday, January 27 at 7:00 pm. Please call the Center to confirm in the event of a change.
  • Low Vision Group: No meetings in January & February. Meeting will resume in March.
  • Massage Therapy: Thursday, January 7 (by appt. only).
  • Parkinson’s Support Group: Tuesday, January 19 at 1:30 pm.
  • Podiatry: Wed., January 13 with Dr. John 1:00 - 4:00 pm & Wed., January 27, with Dr. Lukoff from 1:00 - 3:30 pm (by appt. only).
  • Stroke Survivors’ Support Group: Monday, January 4 at 1:00 pm.

BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC FOR JANUARY - Wednesdays, January 6,13,20 & 27 from 9:30am—12:30pm ...[read more]


CALLAHAN HAPPENINGS for DECEMBER 2009

Filed under: Seniors by News Staff at 5:19 pm on December 11, 2009

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Events and news from  Callahan Senior Center, Framingham, MA.

CRAFT SHOW & BAKE SALE - Saturday, December 12th from 9:00am-2:00pm Callahan Center (jewelry, clothing, arts & crafts & White Elephant Tables) No admission fee.

Heritage Gallery -  Do you need a pretty plate on which to place your cookies for the Neighborhood Holiday Cookie Swap? Do you need some stocking stuffers for $1.00? Does your mantle need a touch of red and green to help usher in the holiday season? How about a pair of sparkly earrings or a necklace to wear to the Holiday Sing-a-long Concert? If so, then we will be looking for you at the Heritage Gallery in the Callahan Center on Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Holiday Open House - Monday, December 21st from 12 noon until 2:00 pm at Callahan Center. There will be music by disc jockey Bob Fisher, dancing and refreshments.

New Year’s Eve Day CELEBRATE! It’s fun, it’s a party and it’s a great deal! —December 31, 2009 Noon time Luncheon (Prime Rib or Chicken) at Lantana, Randolph, MA $69.00 pp Dancing & easy listening, New Year’s Countdown with confetti celebration and Champagne toast! Depart from Callahan at 10:30am and arrive back to Center at 4:30pm. To sign up, please call the Callahan Travel Office, Mon.-Fri. between 10 am-2 pm at 508-532-5980, extension 3.

Support Groups at Callahan Senior Center:

Bereavement Support Group: Mondays, December 7, 14, 21 & 28 at 10:00 am.

‘Better Breathers’ Support Group: Wednesday, December 9 at 1:00 pm.

Diabetes Support Group: Tuesday, December 29 at 10:00 am.

Grandparent Support Group: Wednesday, December 2 at 7:00 pm. Please call the Center to confirm in the event of a change.

Low Vision Group: Friday, December 18 at 1:00 pm.

Massage Therapy: Thursday, December 3 (by appt. only).

Parkinson’s Support Group: Tuesday, December 15 at 1:30 pm.

Podiatry: Wed., December 9 with Dr. John 1:00 - 4:00 pm & Wed., December 30, with Dr. Lukoff from 1:00 - 3:30 pm (by appt. only).

Stroke Survivors’ Support Group: Monday, December 7 at 1:00 pm.

Caregivers’ Support Group Notice - Due to the Metrowest Office closing and moving to Boston, Judith Chaloux, Bereavement Coordinator, will no longer be able to come to the Callahan Center to host the Caregivers’ Support Group. We are in the process of contacting the Boston office to find a coordinator to host the group here at the Center. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC FOR DECEMBER
- Wednesdays, December 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 from 9:30am—12:30pm

Town of Framingham & Callahan Center Snowstorm Policy Notice - If the schools close due to snowstorms or other inclement weather days, there will be no activities at the Center. On these days, the Town of Framingham Staff will be available to you at the Center, unless the Town of Framingham declares an emergency closing.

Please note:
Due to a lack of storage space at the Callahan Center, please be advised that we can no longer accept donations of books, magazines, puzzles and other miscellaneous items until further notice. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation with this request.


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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