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.
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.
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.
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”.
"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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.