Music, ice cream and more for local seniors in July

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 for those 60 and better, $5 for under 60.

Programs and activities are sponsored by the Special Services Adults 50 & Better Division of the City of Farmington Hills. To register for events or to learn more, call 248-473-1830.

Total Brain Health – People You Meet!

Monday, July 8, 10 – 11:15 a.m. Learn how to remember names, get tips for boosting brainpower for name retention, and learn five strategies to rev up name recall. No fee. Call 248-473-1830 to register.

My Life Story

Wednesdays, July 10 – July 31, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. This program is designed for you! The series will cover – you and your life; learn about others; stimulate your memory; and help build brain fitness. No fee.

Dine and Discover – Vive la France! Vive la Revolution!

Friday, July 12, 10 – 11:30 a.m. Enjoy a delicious treat while you learn about the revolution in art that took place in the second half of the 19th century featuring the work of artists such as Gustave Courbet, Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, the Impressionists, and rebels like Vincent Van Gogh who followed them. Fee is $10 for both residents/non-residents. Pre-registration required.

Friday’s Film

Friday, July 19, 12 – 3 p.m. After a delicious lunch, enjoy the movie “Stan & Ollie” with candy, popcorn, and a drink. Fee is $5 in advance, $7 at the door.

Ice Cream Social

Thursday, July 25, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Chill out in the Costick Center Courtyard and enjoy a delicious ice cream sundae! Tickets available in Conway Hall. Fee is $2 by July 20, $4 after or at the door. Space is limited.

Longacre Summer Concert – Benefit for Meals on Wheels Pet Owners

Tuesday, July 30, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Enjoy a peaceful summer evening featuring live music from “Strings & Rhythm,” light refreshments, and appetizers at the beautiful Longacre House. Plus, help support a great cause! Donations in the form of cash, pet toys or pet treats will be collected to share with pet owners who receive Meals on Wheels from the City of Farmington Hills. Donations are not required for admission. All ages welcome.

Support groups

Several support groups are also available at the Center for Active Adults including Caregivers, Grief and Loss, and First Step Stroke. The Center also offers many clubs that meet regularly including CFAA – Cycling for Active Adults, Heritage Hikers, Quilters, Sojourn Bears, Computer Forum, Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge, and the Red Hat Society. Call 248-473-1830 for meeting dates and times.

The Book Discussion Group, Low Vision Support Group, and Painter’s Group will not meet in July and August. These groups will resume in September.