October brings ‘reverse trick or treat’ and more for adults 50-plus

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 on 11 Mile Road between Middlebelt and Inkster. The Center is open Monday – Friday from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Lunch is served daily, $2.75 for ages 60 and better, $5 for under 60.

Prevention presentation

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Join the U.S. Postal Inspector for a presentation focusing on crime prevention in regards to mail scams, fraud, and cons. No cost.

Mindful Memory

Thursdays, October 5, 12, 19 and 26, 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. This four-part series explores the brain. Join Kevin Snycerski, LPN, from Senior Helpers of Michigan, and Diane Zide, Executive Director of Operations for Botsford Commons Senior Community, in these thought-provoking sessions. No cost. Please call 248-473-1830 to sign up.

A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns

Fridays, Oct. 6 – Dec. 1, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. (No class Nov. 24.) This program is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Sessions are led by a trained facilitator. No cost.

First Friday Ballroom

Friday, Oct. 6, 3 p.m–6 p.m. Enjoy ballroom dancing featuring the Mike Wolverton Band with buffet dinner included. All levels of experience and adult ages, singles and couples welcome. $10 in advance, $12 at the door.

Dine and Discover: Annie Sullivan Speaks

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Enjoy a special brunch while you listen to educator and award-winning actress Collette Cullen perform as Annie Sullivan Macy, Helen Keller’s teacher. Learn about this famous teacher/student duo and hear about Annie’s early life and her vision for Helen and the world. Annie Sullivan Speaks celebrates the profession of teachers and inspires listeners. Fee is $8, advance tickets only.

Flu Shots

Tuesday, Oct. 24, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Bring a picture ID with your current address and Medicare/Medicaid insurance card. A cash fee of $25 for those without Medicare/Medicaid or pay with a credit card at the Costick Center. High-dose flu shots are available for a fee of $47 for those ages 65 and older. Walk-in only, no pre-registration is available. For quicker service, wear a short sleeve shirt or a shirt with a sleeve that can be rolled up to the top of your arm.

Friday’s Film

Friday, Oct. 20, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. Enjoy lunch, candy, popcorn, and a beverage and enjoy the movie “United Kingdom.” $5 in advance, $7 at the door.

Trick or Treat Pizza Party

Friday, Oct. 20, 4:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Join the Mayor’s Youth Council as they provide a fun new intergenerational event – “Reverse Trick or Treating”. The teens from the Mayor’s Youth Council will pass out all types of goodies followed by a pizza party and trivia. $5 advance tickets only by October 17. Don’t forget to wear your costume!

Sign Language

Tuesdays, Oct. 24 – Nov. 28, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. This six-week class will cover the alphabet, some numbers, signs for food, colors, weather, and general and basic conversations. No cost.

Oktoberfest

Friday, Oct. 27, 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Celebrate Oktoberfest and enjoy an authentic German meal with all the fixings! Enjoy special games and live music featuring the Kielbasa Kings Polka Band. The fee is $8 in advance or $10 at the door. Sponsored by The Manor of Farmington Hills.

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, Heritage Hikers, Quilters Group, Farmington Piecemakers, Pinochle Group, Duplicate Bridge, Painters Group, Sojourn Bears, and the Red Hat Society. Advance registration is required for all programs. To register for events or to obtain additional information, call 248-473- 1830.