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FRIENDS OF THE CALLAHAN SENIOR CENTER

FRIENDS OF THE CALLAHAN SENIOR CENT...
CROWDRISE : Dec 29, 2013
Tax ID: 51-0178058
BASED: Framingham, MA, United States

FRIENDS OF THE CALLAHAN SENI...

Continuing Connections

A program initiated by The Friends of Callahan to assist people dealing with Alzheimer's disease.

The Friends of Callahan is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization established in 1976 to raise funds to support programs at the Raymond J Callahan Senior Center in Framingham. We aim to promote greater community interest and preserve the dignity and well-being of Framingham’s older residents with our efforts.

Three years ago, the Friends provided a grant for the Callahan Center to pilot an innovative program to residents of the Metrowest community who are dealing with the effects of Alzheimer’s disease on a loved one. The program, Continuing Connections provides a formalized program, one day a week of: guided exercise, art and music therapy, pet therapy, counseling and other activities for people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s and their carepartners, entirely free to the participants.

The goal is to continue the connections that remain intact and offer educational, professional and peer support for the carepartners who struggle with the myriad of challenges presented by this disease. Many people dealing with Alzheimer’s become isolated from their friends and families and refrain from doing such things as going to restaurants or visiting museums. These activities and others offered by Continuing Connections have proven to have a beneficial effect on both the person with the diagnosis and their care partners.

 

Tax ID: 51-0178058

Fundraisers

Friends of Callahan-Continuing Connections

Friends of Callahan-Continui…

Amount Raised:

$6,091

 

406% Raised of $1,500 Goal