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.
First Friday Ballroom
Friday, Sept. 7, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Enjoy ballroom dancing featuring the Mike Wolverton Band, as well as a buffet dinner. All levels of experience and adult ages, singles and couples welcome. $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
Pickleball Pop-up Party
Saturday, September 8, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Treat your grandchildren to an afternoon of fun playing pickleball. All equipment provided, along with a lesson, hot dog, chips, beverage, and of course pickle tasting. $10 residents/$15 non-residents.
Brainstorm Series – The Magic of Music
Monday, Sept. 10, 10 a.m.–11 a.m. Shake up your brain with fun new activities that stimulate and invigorate your thinking in this program designed by the Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State University. Sign up in Conway Hall.
Shredding for Safety
Tuesday, Sept. 11, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. Protect your identity, declutter 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 and older only, no fee.
Tuesday, Sept. 11, 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.
Non-Surgical Treatment of Back Pain
Thursday, Sept. 13, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Learn about treatment options for this debilitating condition with Dr. Jeff Pierce, who specializes in non-surgical approaches to relieve back pain and correct the causes. Sign up in Conway Hall.
Mondays, Sept. 17 – Oct. 22, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. This six-week class will teach you how nutrition and lifestyle changes can promote better health. Discuss personal goals and problem solving techniques at weekly sessions with support from participants. Sign up in Conway Hall or call 248-473-1830.
Beginning Knitting Classes
Mondays, Sept. 17 – Oct. 8, 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.
Total Wellness Fair
Tuesday, Sept. 18, 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.
Friday’s Film: “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”
Friday, Sept. 21, 12 p.m.-3 p.m. Enjoy lunch, candy, popcorn, and a beverage and watch “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” Fee is $5 in advance, $7 at the door.
Dine and Discover: Detroit Mafia
Wednesday, Sept. 26, 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Author and historian Scott M. Burnstein tells the story of the Motor City’s Italian mafia, with tales that span from the early 20th century to the new millennium, including the skinny on Jimmy Hoffa and the Teamsters, Las Vegas, the Hazel Park Raceway, and much more. Fee is $10, advance tickets only.
Coming in October
Flu Shots. Tuesday, October 2, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Bring a picture ID with your current address and Medicare/Medicaid card. Cash fee for those without Medicare/Medicaid. No pre-registration. Walk-in only. For quicker service, wear a short sleeve shirt or a shirt with a sleeve that can be rolled to the top of your arm.
A number of support groups and clubs meet regularly at the Costick Center. New sessions of fitness, dance classes and computer classes start up in September. Advance registration is required for all programs. To register for events or for additional information about groups, call 248-473-1830.