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Callahan Happenings for June 2011

June 3, 2011 (10:10 am EST)
Filed under: Seniors by News Staff
(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.


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 seek your input on activities. Please join us on Tuesday, June 14th from 9:30–10:00 am.



LUNCH AT THE CALLAHAN every last Wednesday of the month. One seating/serving at 11:30 a.m. Doors will close promptly at 11:30 am - No refunds, No take-outs, No second helpings, No exceptions. Reservation must be made by the Friday prior to the luncheon. Cost: $4.00 per person. June 29 - Turkey and July 27 - Hamburgers & Hot Dogs. Please call the Callahan for your reservation at 508-532-5980.



Support Groups at Callahan Senior Center:

  • Bereavement Support Group: Mondays. June 6, 13, 20 & 27 at 10:00 am.
  • Better Breathers Support Group: Wednesday, June 8 at 12:00 am.
  • Diabetes Support Group: Tuesday, June 28 at 10:00 am.
  • Caregivers’ Support Group: Wednesday, June 22 at 1:00 pm.
  • Grandparent Support Group: Wednesday, June 29 at 7:00 pm. Please call the Center to confirm in the event of a change.
  • Low Vision Group: Friday, June 17 at 1:00 pm.
  • Parkinson’s Support Group: Tuesday, June 21 at 1:30 pm.
  • Stroke Survivors’: Monday, June 6 at 1:00 pm.

Preventing Osteoporosis - Presentation on Healthy Bones, Tuesday, June 14th at 10:00 am at Callahan Center

BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC FOR JUNE - Wednesdays, June 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 - 9:30am to 12:30pm.

Please Note: NO Diabetes Support group in July and August, NO Stroke Survivors Support Group July and August and NO Better Breathers Support in August



Paraffin Hand Waxing – Friday, June 3rd. Limited appointments start at 1:00 PM so sign up early with the Front Desk or by calling 508-532-5980. No appts. in July or August.

Potter Road Elementary School Chorus - Thursday, June 9th at 10:00 am. Under the direction of Jan Waterman children from Potter Road School will entertains us. The children have been practicing all year and can’t wait to demonstrate their skills and repertoire!

"The Older Wiser Driver" - Tuesday, June 14th at 10:30 am. John Paul, AAA’s Manager of Public Affairs and Traffic Safety will present topics of interest to senior drivers including tips on driving at night and developing strategies on reaching your destination safely.

Transportation for Seniors - join Callahan Senior Center and Independent Transportation Network, (ITNAmerica), staff on Thursday, June 16th at 9:30 am to learn about how ITN can help you or a loved one meet their transportation needs.  ITNAmerica provides the only nationwide non-profit, fee for service, senior transportation network in the country. Open to residents, caregivers and providers. Refreshments will be provided.

Men’s Breakfast - join us Friday, June 17th at 9:00 am for a men’s breakfast and a speaker from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy in Stow. Sign up at the Front Desk or call the Center at 508-532-5980 before June13th and payment is required at time of registration. Only $3.00!

LEGAL CLINIC - The Callahan Center will be offering a Legal Clinic on the 4th Tuesday of every month. On June 21st the appointments begin at 9:00 am. This is a great opportunity to ask Attorney Vera Ochea questions about benefits and other elder care concerns. Appointments are required. Call 508-532-5980 to schedule a consultation.


Tuesday and It Must Be Movie Time!

Popcorn, drinks and fun, all for only $2.00!

Black Swan (2010) movie poster  

'Black Swan' (2010)

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Showing at 1:00 PM


The Kings Speech (2010) movie poster  

'The King’s Speech' (2010)

Tuesday June 28th, 2011

Showing at 1:00 PM



Chair Volleyball Players Wanted - We are looking for team players to join us. We play Tuesdays and Fridays. One session is from 12:45-2:15 pm and the other session is from 2:30-3:30 pm. If interested, please call Deb at 508-532-5980, ext. 4110.

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.

Callahan Golf Group - Are you ready to get outdoors and have fun? Dust off those golf clubs and join the Callahan Golf Group. The group plays every Wednesday at 9:00 am at Stoneybrook Golf Course, 70 Valley Road, Southboro. For more information, please call Rosalie Cotton at 508-877-0681 or Muriel Litchfield at 508-309-4777.


Travel Department


Day Trips

Chowder Cook-Off - Newport RI’s international championship, June 4th, 2011 from  10:00AM 'til 5:30PM, cost: $69.00 per person.

Boston Pops - Irving Berlin, Richard Rogers, Gershwin, June 23rd, 2011 from 7:00PM 'til 10:30PM, cost: $68.00 per person.

Williamstown Theatre Festival - “Three Hotels”, Lunch Buffet, June 30th, 2011 from 9:00AM 'til 6:00PM, cost: $88.00 per person.

Charles River Boat Cruise - private charter with a PICNIC! July 7th, 2011 from 10:00AM 'til 4:00PM, cost: $76.00 per person.

Newport and Duke’s Rough Point – lunch at Moorings, July 19th, 2011 from 7:30AM 'til 5:30PM, cost: $79.00 per person.

GoodSpeed Opera House presents SHOWBOAT with Luncheon Cruise, July 28th, 2011 from 9:00AM 'til 7:00PM, cost: $109.00 per person.

Martha’s Vineyard by Ferry - August 4th, 2011 from 7:45AM 'til 7:00PM, cost: $63.00 per person.

Tanglewood – Leonard Bernstein Memorial Concert, brunch at School House Bistro, August 14th, 2011 from 8:30 AM 'til 7:00PM, cost: $99.00 per person.

Best of Times – Daytrip to Maine with Twin Lobster dinner and Mystery Entertainer, August 23rd, 2011 from 8:30AM 'til 6:30PM, cost $89.00 per person.



(July and August 2011)

Red Sox and Baltimore - July 18th, 2011, from $499.00

Booth Bay Harbor - August 23rd through 25th, 2011, Maine Eastern Railroad and Cabbage Island Lobster Bake from $499.00

Cruising the Greek Island and Turkey - July 18th, 2011, (trip arranged by Collette Vacations), from $4379.00

Rome and the Amalfi Coast - August 25th, 2011, (trip arranged by Collette Vacations), $3399.

(prices based upon double occupancy)



The Friends of Callahan are looking for someone with an accounting background interested in part-time work. Hours and compensation are flexible. Please contact Pat Pedulla at 508-877-4719.

The Friends of Callahan are also looking for the following: 2-4 volunteers for the refreshments’ committee starting in September of 2011. This entails planning for and serving refreshments at the Friends monthly meetings, dances and other Friends events during the year. They are also looking for an experienced, Volunteer 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.


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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