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Callahan Happenings for July 2011

June 29, 2011 (4:27 pm EST)
Filed under: Seniors by Randy Harris
(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 July, 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, July 19th 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.  July 27 - Hamburgers & Hot Dogs. Please call the Callahan for your reservation at 508-532-5980.


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.



WANTED! Chair Volleyball Players - 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.



Support Groups at Callahan Senior Center:

  • Bereavement Support Group: Mondays. July 11, 18 & 25 at 10:00 am.
  • Caregivers’ Support Group: Wednesday, July 27 at 1:00 pm.
  • Grandparent Support Group: Wednesday, July 27 at 7:00 pm., Please call the Center to confirm in the event of a change.
  • Low Vision Group: Friday, July 15 at 1:00 pm.
  • Parkinson’s Support Group: Tuesday, July 19 at 1:30 pm.

Please note:

  • NO Diabetes Support group in July (or August)
  • NO Stroke Survivors Support Group in July (or August)
  • NO Better Breathers Support (in August)

BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC FOR JULY - Wednesdays, July 6, 13, 20 & 27 - 9:30am—12:30pm.


Travel Department


Day Trips

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)



Help Wanted & Volunteer Opportunities

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 a n 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.



The Heritage Gallery will be closed for the months of July and August and will reopen on Wednesday, September 7th at 10:00 am until 2:15 pm.


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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