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Callahan Happenings for August 2011

July 26, 2011 (10:27 pm EST)
Filed under: Seniors by News Staff
photo - 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 August, 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, August 9th from 9:30–10:00 am.


Boston Red SoxWednesday, August 3rd is RED SOX DAY!!! - Get out that Red Sox t-shirt, hat or anything else you might have and come on down to the Callahan Center for a day of celebrating the BOSTON RED SOX! Light refreshments will be available and we will also have a raffle.


 Support Groups at Callahan Senior Center

  • Bereavement Support Group: Mondays, August 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 at 10:00 am.
  • Caregivers’ Support Group: Wednesday, August 24 at 1:00 pm.
  • Grandparent Support Group: Wednesday, August 24 at 7:00 pm. Please call the Center to confirm in the event of a change.
  • Low Vision Group: Friday, August 19 at 1:00 pm. Tuesday, August 23 at 1:30 pm.
  • NOTE: Better Breathers Support Group, Diabetes Support Group, Parkinson’s Support Group & Stroke Survivors’ will not meet in August, (will resume in September).
  • BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC FOR AUGUST: Wednesdays, August 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 from 9:30 am —12:30 pm.


Are you in the Donut Hole? The Affordable Care Act lowers the cost of your Medicare prescription drug coverage (Part D), if you reach the coverage gap (donut hole). This year, you will no longer have to pay full price in the donut hole. You will automatically receive a 50% discount on brand-name prescription drugs covered by your Part D plan. For generic drugs covered by your plan, Medicare will pay 7% of the price and you will pay the remaining 93%. Call your senior center and ask for a SHINE appointment. You can also call 1-800-AGE-INFO (1-800-243-4636), then press or say 3. Once you get the SHINE answering machine, leave your name and number. A volunteer will call you back, as soon as possible. New Dates for Medicare Open Enrollment: October 15–December 7.


Tuesday and It Must Be Movie Time!

 (Please note new start time!)

Movies start at 12:30 pm

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

Fever Pitch (movie)

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Shown at 12:30 p.m.

Fever Pitch (2005), Romantic comedy. Lindsay is stuck in the middle of her relationship with Ben  and his passion for the Boston Red Sox.

Stars Drew Barrymore and Jimmy Fallon.

(103 min.)

Morning Glory (2010)

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Shown at 12:30 p.m.

Morning Glory (2010) An upstart television producer accepts the challenge of reviving a struggling morning show program with warring co-hosts.

Stars Rachel McAdams, Noah Bean and Harrison Ford.

(107 min.)

Julie & Julia (2009)

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Shown at 12:30 p.m.

Julie & Julia (2009) Julia Child's story of her start in the cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell's 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Child's first book.

Stars Meryl Streep, Amy Adams and Stanley Tucci.

(123 min.)

The Town (2010)

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Shown at 12:30 p.m.

The Town (2010) As he plans his next job, a longtime thief tries to balance his feelings for a bank manager connected to one of his earlier heists, as well as the FBI agent looking to bring him and his crew down.

Star Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm and Jeremy Renner.

(125 min.)

Play the Game (2009)

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Shown at 12:30 p.m.

Play the Game (2008) A young ladies' man teaches his dating tricks to his lonely, widowed grandfather, and plays his best mind games to meet the woman of his dreams.

Stars Paul Campbell, Andy Griffith and Doris Roberts.




PROPERTY TAX RELIEF PROGRAM (FY 2011 – 2012) - The Callahan Center will be taking appointments for the Property Tax Relief Program starting in August. The program employs senior citizens, 62 years of age or older, who are retired Framingham residents and own their home for 5 or more years. Acceptance subject to the ability to place applicant in an available position and applicant’s ability to fulfill job requirements as determined by the Property Tax Relief Coordinator, Janice McIntyre. For more information or to make an appointment, please call Janice at the Callahan Center at 508-532-5980, ext. 4106.



Travel Department


 Day Trips

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.



(August 2011)

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

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

 (prices based upon double occupancy)



Alaska Discovery Cruise (2012) Information Presentation

Alaska Discovery Cruise

You’re invited to our Alaska Discovery Cruise 2012 Information Presentation on September 15, 2011 at 10:00 am at Callahan Center. Fun!!!  Prizes!!!  Film!!!  ...and special rates!!! RSVP a must to Callahan Travel at 508-532-5980, extension 3.


Last Minute Cruise Opportunities!

Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship

Starting in September, we will have a Last Minute Cruise opportunity! Royal Caribbean Celebrity Cruise Line will offer us unsold cabins to the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Alaska, the Arctic Circle and beyond. If you’re flexible, you can get a great deal!! Call for an appointment to see Brenda, 508-532-5980, ext. 3.


CALLAHAN TRAVELERS PLEASE TAKE NOTICE - Because parking for our trips is such a problem at the Callahan Center, effective for all future trips from August 1, 2011 onward, parking will be at: Elks Lodge, 450 Union Avenue, Framingham, MA (corner of Mt. Wayte & Union Avenue).


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.


Volunteer Outreach Services Corner

We need individuals to assist residents in the following ways:

  • Telephone Reassurance – briefly call elder residents daily to inquire of well being.
  • Medical Appointment Escort Transport – drive elder residents to appointments.
  • Food Shopping Assistance – shop for grocery and other household items.
  • Friendly Visiting – visit elder residents periodically providing friendly contact.

Reach out! By serving, you respond to the need and strengthen our community!  For more info, contact Sam Swisher at (508) 532-5980, x 4113 or via email:



The Heritage Gallery will be closed in 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.


  1. Can you please adivise whether there are still tickets for the Tanglewood concert of August 14.

    Comment by Mimi Brodsky — July 7, 2012 @ 9:06 pm

  2. These listings were for August 2011 — You’ll need to contact the Callahan Center directly to find out if they have a Tanglewood concert trip planned for this summer. Try either email to:
    or phone: (508) 532-5980.

    Comment by News Staff — July 7, 2012 @ 11:58 pm

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