FRAMINGHAM – Members and caregivers of the early Alzheimer’s and early dementia group at the Callahan Center made signs this morning, April 5, and senior citizens posted other signs in the windows of the Callahan Center.
“The Alzheimer and early dementia group, and the gallery would be eliminated, under a plan by Framingham Mayor Yvonne Spicer to move health offices into the Callahan Center in June,” said Friends of the Callahan Center President and Council on Aging member Mark Goldman.
The Spicer administration announced the decision to move the health offices from Fuller Middle School to the Callahan Center earlier this week.
Staff members said the west wing of the Callhan Center would be occupied by the health offices.
That includes the multi-purpose room, the travel department, the program manager’s office, and the gallery/shop run by the Friends of the Callahan.
The alzheimer’s group meets in the multi-purpose room on Fridays. It will be displaced. Not sure where it will go. The City did not respond to requests.
City Councilors are also unhappy with the move, and have complained that the City Chief Operating Officer Thatcher Kezer III should have mentioned the move by the Spicer administration in his report to the City Council at their Tuesday night meeting.
The Friends of the Callahan Center have asked the Massachsuetts Attorney General’s office to issue an injunction to stop the move of the health offices to the Callahan Center,as they believe it violates the Gift Act.
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