Brain storm and more January activities for adults over 50

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 at 28600 W. 11 Mile Rd., between Middlebelt and Inkster. The Center is open Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Advance registration is required for all programs. Call 248-473-1830.

Tax Assistance

By appointment only. Call 248-473- 1830 after January 3, 2018. Get assistance with federal, state, homestead, and energy credit forms from specially trained members of the AARP. Simple, E-file returns only. All information is kept confidential.

Friday Ballroom & Buffet

Friday, Jan. 5, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Enjoy ballroom dancing featuring the Mike Wolverton Band along with a delicious buffet dinner. All levels of dancing experience, couples and singles are welcome. Tickets are available in Conway Hall at the Costick Center. $10 by Jan. 4, $12 after.

Brain Storm – Brain Basics

Monday, January 8, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Shake up your brain with fun activities that stimulate and invigorate your thinking with this new program designed by the Wayne State University Institute of Gerontology. Call 248-473-1830 to register.

Travel Show

Tuesday, Jan. 9, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Join representatives from Rybicki Tours and Bianco Tours to learn about winter and spring travel opportunities including packages for local and long distance trips. Trip registration with payment will be accommodated after the presentation.

Beginning Knitting Classes

Thursdays, Jan. 11 – Feb. 1, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. Learn the basics of casting on, knitting, and purling, then ribbing seed stitch and binding off so you can knit a scarf of your own! Fee is $55 residents/$60 non-residents. $15 materials fee payable first day of class.

iPad Basics (Part 1)

Thursdays, Jan. 11 – Feb. 8, 11 a.m.–12 p.m. This class is designed for those with an Apple iPad and will be based on the Apple iOS 11 operating system. Learn how to navigate your iPad, use your keyboard, go online, surf the web, take pictures and video, find directions, and other tips and tricks. Bring your fully charged iPad with you to class. Fee is $25/residents, $30/non-residents.

iPhone Basics (Part 1)

Thursdays, Jan. 11 – Feb. 8, 1 p.m.-2 p.m. This class is designed for those with an Apple iPhone who want to learn the many ways your phone can help you. The class will be based on the Apple iOS 11 operating system and will cover topics such as texting, voicemail, pictures, camera, internet, navigation, contacts, apps, settings, and more. Bring your fully charged iPhone with you to class. Fee is $25/residents, $30/non-residents.

Newcomer Welcome Tour

Thursday, Jan. 18, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Tour the facility and learn about services, trips, classes, activities, and volunteer opportunities. Welcome packet includes a coupon for a complimentary lunch, gym class, swim or line dance. Farmington Hills and Farmington residents 50 and better only. Call 248-473-1830 to register.

Friday’s Film

Friday, Jan. 19, 12 p.m.-3 p.m. After a delicious lunch, enjoy the movie “Breathe” with popcorn, candy, and a beverage. $5 advance tickets, $7 at the door.

New Year’s Bingo

Tuesday, Jan. 23, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Connect with friends and enjoy entertainment, bingo, prizes, and lunch. Tickets are $8 before Jan. 18, $10 after and at the door.


Friday, Jan. 26, 1 p.m.–3 p.m. Head to Conway Hall for karaoke fun singing classics from the past and today’s hits with Zack Entertainment. Light refreshments. Fee is $2.

Exercise: Body, Mind, and Spirit

Tuesday, Jan. 30, 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Learn simple exercises from a physical therapist to get moving and benefit the entire body, mind, and spirit. Call 248-473-1830 to register.

Dance and fitness classes start new sessions in January. Several support groups are also available  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, Painters Group, Sojourn Bears, and the Red Hat Society. Call 248-473-1830 for meeting dates and times.