May events for seniors in Farmington and Farmington Hills

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. The Center is open Monday – Friday from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Lunch is served daily, $2.75 donation for ages 60 and better, $5 for under 60.

Law Day

Tuesday, May 1, 9:45 a.m.–2 p.m. Law Day information will cover retirement, wills, and trusts with a representative from the Oakland County Bar Association. A complimentary lunch is included, you must register in advance.

First Friday Ballroom & Buffet

Friday, May 4, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Dinner and dancing with the Mike Wolverton Band. Everyone welcome, tickets available in Conway Hall. Fee is $10 by May 3, $12 at the door.

Beginning Knitting Classes

Mondays, May 7 – June 4, 1 p.m.–3 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.

Travel Show

Tuesday, May 8, 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. Join Rybicki Tours and Bianco Tours to preview winter and spring travel opportunities and great packages for both local and long-distance trips.

Drivers Safety Program

Wednesday, May 10 and Thursday, May 11, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. The AARP offers this comprehensive driver refresher course geared toward the needs of older motorists. Participants must attend both days and may be entitled to a reduction in auto insurance costs. Fee is $18 for AARP members, $23 for non-members.

Mother’s Day Luncheon

Friday, May 11, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Enjoy the Royal Treatment at the beautiful Longacre house where you will hear stories about the Royal Families as you indulge in a delicious lunch. Register in advance only. $15 residents/$18 nonresidents.

Sign Language Class

Tuesdays, May 15–June 19, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. This six-week class covers the alphabet, numbers, colors, basic conversations, and more. Sign up in Conway Hall.

Friday’s Film

Friday, May 18, 12 p.m.–3 p.m. After a delicious lunch, enjoy the movie “The Darkest Hour” with popcorn, candy, and a drink. Tickets available in Conway Hall, $5 in advance, $7 at the door.

Health & Fitness Day

Thursday, May 24, 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Celebrate National Senior Health and Fitness Day with a sampler of free fitness classes, ranging from Tai Chi and yoga to sports and gym, plus a mini health fair, screenings, and other fun activities. A healthy meal will be complimentary for those who participate in five activities.

Dine and Discover – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Wednesday, May 30, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Enjoy a special brunch while you learn about the role of women in art over the centuries where they have been portrayed as either goddesses or evil temptresses. Explore the changes as women became artists themselves. Advance tickets only, $10 at the Costick Center.

Several support groups are also available including Caregivers, Grief and Loss, First Step Stroke, and Vision Support. Many clubs meet regularly including Computer Forum, the Painters Group, Book Discussion and the Red Hat Society. Advance registration is required for all programs. To register for events or for additional information, call 248-473-1830.

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