Comedy, flu shots and more for Farmington area seniors

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.

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.

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Flu Shots

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Bring a picture ID with your current address and Medicare/Medicaid insurance card. Cash fee of $30 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 $57 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.

Personal Safety & Awareness

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Determine threats in public situations and learn how to respond accordingly. Be more aware of your environment and stay safe in daily life. Sign up in Conway Hall. No cost.

Understanding Websites

Friday, Oct. 5, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Mike Wilson, author and illustrator, will demonstrate how to create a free e-mail, reply, save pictures, and send attachments. See how folders and e-mails are created and organized. Understand how browsers and contacts work as well as move and delete e-mails. Class will break for one hour lunch. Fee is $55 residents/$60 non-residents. Instructional book fee of $25 is payable at the start of class.

Mindful Memory

Thursdays, Oct. 4 – 25, 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. Learn about brain health with Kevin Snycerski, LPN, from Senior Helpers of Michigan, and Diane Beri, MS. Oct. 4 – Our Brains at Work, Rest and Play; Oct. 11 – Brain Challenges;Oct. 18 – Normal Aging vs. Dementia; Oct. 25 – Positive Approach to Care and the Senior Gems. Sign up in Conway Hall. No cost.


Friday, Oct. 5, 1 p.m.–3 p.m. Head to Conway Hall and have fun singing karaoke with classics from the past and today’s hits. Light refreshments. Fee is $2.

Brainstorm Series – Subduing Stress

Monday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m.–11 a.m. Shake up your brain with 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.

Beginning Knitting Classes – Part 2

Mondays, Oct. 15 – Nov. 5, 1 p.m.– 3 p.m. A continuation of Beginning Knitting where you will learn more about casting on, knitting, and purling, then ribbing seed stitch and binding off, as you knit a scarf of your own. Fee is $55 residents/$60 non-residents.

Just Drive

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Distracted driving crashes are on the rise. Learn why it’s vitally important to put away cell phones and eliminate distractions while driving. Sign up in Conway Hall. No cost.

Friday’s Film

Friday, Oct. 19, 12 p.m.–3 p.m. Enjoy lunch, candy, popcorn, and a beverage and watch the movie “Wonderstruck.” $5 in advance, $7 at the door.

Dine and Discover: History of Rock & Roll

Monday, Oct. 22, 10 a.m.– 11:30 a.m. Enjoy a special brunch while you learn about the evolution of rock & roll and how it became the highest selling style of music in the U.S. Enjoy the work of popular artists and learn about new ones. Fee is $10, advance tickets only.

Nutritional Trends

Tuesday, Oct. 23, 10 a.m.–11 a.m. Sort out the helpful from the hype and learn about nutritional trends that are worthwhile. Sign up in Conway Hall. No cost.

Learn to Organize Computer Class

Friday, Oct. 26, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Are your files, digital pictures, e-mails, and information scattered everywhere on your computer? Learn to create folders and get organized during this five-hour workshop! Discover how to download and copy files from the internet. See how pictures are transferred from a camera to computer. Find out how to save projects on your computer, CDs, and flash drives, and easily find them. Learn how to copy, move files, and much more. Class will break for one-hour lunch. Fee is $55 residents/$60 non-residents.

Comedy Kourt Luncheon

Friday, Oct. 26, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Enjoy a fabulous fall luncheon followed by the Kangaroo Comedy Kourt where justice is never served and fun and laughs are always on the docket, featuring interactive role-playing. Fee is $8 by Oct. 19, $10 after that date and at the door.

Caregiver Curriculum

Tuesday, Oct. 30, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Learn how to build cooperative relationships as a caregiver, solve problems, and use resources as you find meaning and purpose in caregiving. Sign up in Conway Hall. No cost.

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. Call 248-473-1830 for meeting dates and times.

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