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September Happenings at Callahan Senior Center

Filed under: Seniors by News Staff at 9:22 pm on August 21, 2006

FRAMINGHAM, MA- Here's what's happening at the Callahan in September:

Support Groups at Callahan Senior Center:

  • Bereavement Support Group: Mondays, September 11, 18 and 25 at 10:00 am.
  • Diabetic Support Group: Please call Center for date and time.
  • Grandparent Support Group: Please call Center for date and time.
  • Low Vision Group: Friday, September 15th at 1:00 - 3:00 pm.
  • Massage Therapy: Thursday, September 7th by appt. only.
  • Parkinson’s Support Group: Tuesday, September 19th at 1:30 pm.
  • Podiatry: Thursday, September 14th from 12:30 pm to 3:15 pm, by appt. only.
  • Stroke Survivors’ Support Group: Tuesday, September 5th at 1:00 pm.

BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC FOR SEPTEMBER - Wednesdays, September 6, 13, 20 & 27 from 9:30—11am & 12—1 pm

ATTENTION!!!! Due to the overwhelming response to the TAI CHI Demo, the instructor will be here for classes on both Mondays from 1:00-2:00 pm and Thursdays from 2:00-300 pm.

CARDIOVASCULAR CLINIC IN SEPTEMBER: The Cardiovascular Clinic will be on Tuesday, September 5th at 10:00 AM until 11:30 AM. A doctor from the MetroWest Medical Center and nurse Kitty Mahoney from the Framingham Board of Health will be at the Senior Center to check your blood pressure, answer any questions and address individual concerns. For further information, please contact Kitty Mahoney at 508-532-5472.

“Coffee & Conversation with State Rep. Tom Sannicandro” - Wednesday, September 6th, 2006 from 9:00 am - 10:00 am at Callahan Center - State Representative Tom Sannicandro will be here on Wednesday, September 6th and every 1st Wednesday of the month for informal discussions with seniors who would like to discuss any issues they may have. Please come meet with Rep. Sannicandro and have a cup of coffee!

“Office Hour with Pat Vinter of State Representative Karen Spilka’s office” - Wednesday, September 20th from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm. Pat will be here to hear your issues every 3rd Wednesday of the month. Rep. Spilka will be here every 3rd or 4th month for an office hour.

PRESCRIPTION ADVANTAGE Presentation - Monday, September 11, 2006 at 10:00 am at Callahan Center - If you plan to come to the presentation, please call 508-532-5980 or stop by the Center and register with the front desk.

Emergencies and disasters can strike quickly and without warning, and can force you to evacuate your neighborhood or confine you to your home. What would you do if basic services - water, gas, electricity or telephones were cut off? Come and listen to a presentation by the American Red Cross on Thursday, September 14th at 10:00 am at the Callahan Center. Bring a friend or a neighbor and learn what you need to know to be prepared and safe.

“Understanding Autism” with Nannette Ohman, Executive Director, Autism Alliance of Metrowest, Inc. - Monday, September 25th at 10:00 AM at the Callahan Center - Nannette will address the ‘Why’s’ and ‘How’s’ of Autism. She will help us recognize and understand these children. This information will be helpful for all parents, friends and grandparents of children with autism. If you would like to join us for this valuable presentation and refreshments, please call the Callahan Center to register at 508-532-5980.

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006 at 10:00 AM at Callahan Center - BankNorth Presents
“Senior Citizens Banking and Concerns” with Judy Spiewock - Judy will talk about banking concerns such as fraud, how to handle money, etc. Please join us for this informative presentation. Call the Center to reserve a seat at 508-532-5980. Refreshments will be served.

The Friends of Callahan Monthly Update - The next Friends’ General Meeting will be on Monday, September 18, 2006 at 1:30 pm. The Friends of Callahan would like to celebrate our first year in the new Center by having a flag-raising and dedication ceremony at this meeting. The American flag and pole were donated by Betty Matterazzo, Framingham Council on Aging Chair and her husband, Gene. A bronze plaque will be placed at the base of the pole to show it is dedicated to and in honor of our Service Men & Women. Entertainment by Gary Landgren. Refreshments will be served. Come and bring a friend!

Fall Program offered by Framingham State College,
Center for Lifelong Learners in Partnership with the Callahan Center

Course: World Religions Part II - “Islam”
Instructor: Professor Jason Giannetti, J.D.
Dates: Tuesday, September 26th and Tuesdays, October 3rd & 10th
Fee: $18.00 per person Time: 6:30 pm

This course will focus on the principles underlying the Muslim faith. We will examine the historical and cultural precursors of Islam, the vision of its prophet Muhammad, the rise of Islam to its Golden Age, and its place in the world today. We will also discuss comparative philosophical and theological approaches between Abrahamic religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, as well as the social and political interactions these three great world religions have had in the past and the way history has shaped the current geopolitical situation.

Jason Giannetti received his B.A. degree Binghamton University, a Master’s of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School and a Master’s of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University. He has a Juris Doctor degree from Boston College Law School.


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