Wellness Fair and more for Farmington area adults 50 & older

The City of Farmington Hills offers dozens of programs for area adults age 50 and better at the Center for Active Adults, located in the Costick Center, 28600 W. 11 Mile Rd.

Retire Rewire Tuesday, Sept. 5, 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. A panel of speakers will discuss ways to use your unique skills in fun and rewarding ways.

Lower Back Pain Wednesday, Sept. 6, 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Learn about causes and treatment options for lower back pain with a physician from the Michigan Sports & Spine Center.

Karaoke Friday, Sept. 8, 1 p.m.– 3 p.m. Join in the fun with karaoke and sing classics from the past and today’s hits. Light refreshments. Fee is $2.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers Tuesdays, Sept. 12 – Oct. 17, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. This educational program is designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend. Learn how to manage emotions, and reduce guilt, anger, and depression. Pre-registration required in Conway Hall or call 248-473-1830. Space is limited. Sponsored by Area Agency on Aging 1-B. Suggested donation is $25.

Shredding for Safety Tuesday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. Protect your identity, de-clutter your home, and recycle. Bring in up to four paper grocery bags of sensitive documents to be shredded in the Costick Center parking lot. Drive up only. No magazines, junk mail or trash, please! Residents 50 & Better Only. No fee.

Travel Show Tuesday, Sept. 12, 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Join Rybicki Tours and Bianco Tours to preview fall and winter travel opportunities including packages for local and long distance trips.

Friday’s Film Friday, Sept. 15, 12 p.m.–3 p.m. Enjoy lunch, candy, popcorn, and a beverage and watch “Gifted.” Fee is $5 in advance, $7 at the door.

Total Wellness Fair Tuesday, Sept. 19, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Explore different ways to enhance an active, healthy lifestyle at this free community event featuring health screenings, assessments, informative exhibits, and all the latest products and services from health vendors, as well as great door prizes and a free lunch for participants who are at least 60 years of age.

Dine and Discover: The Real Downton Abbey Wednesday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Enjoy a special brunch while you learn about stories from Highclere Castle, the location and inspiration for the Downton Abbey TV series, plus find out about art and landscaping at other stately homes. The real stories are every bit as exciting as the fiction! Fee is $8, advance tickets only.

New sessions of fitness and dance classes start up in September. Several support groups are also available at the Center for Active Adults including Caregivers, Grief and Loss, First Step Stroke, and Vision Impaired. The Center also offers many clubs that meet regularly including Computer Forum, Cycling for Active Adults, Heritage Hikers, Quilters Group, Farmington Piecemakers, Photography Club, Painters Group, Sojourn Bears, and the Red Hat Society. Call 248-473-1830 for meeting dates and times.

The Center is open Monday – Friday from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Lunch is served daily, donation of $2.75 for ages 60 and better, $5 for under 60. Advance registration is required for all programs. Call 248-473-1830.