Computer help and more for Farmington area seniors

The City of Farmington Hills offers these and other 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.

To register for events or for more information, call 248-473-1830.

Spanish Beginners – Wednesdays, Sept. 4 – Nov. 6, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Intermediate – Wednesdays, Sept. 4 – Nov. 6, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Keep your mind sharp and learn Spanish through games and activities. On the first day of class, a book fee of $12 is due to the instructor. Fee is $48 residents/$53 non-residents.

iPhone Basics (Part 1) Thursdays, Sept. 5 – Oct. 3, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. The class will be based on the Apple iOS 12 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 $35 residents/$40 non-residents.

iPad Basics (Part 1) Thursdays, Sept. 5 – Oct. 3, 1 – 2 p.m. This class is based on the Apple iOS 12 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 $35 residents/$40 non-residents.

First Friday Ballroom Friday, Sept. 6, 3 – 6 p.m. Enjoy ballroom dancing featuring the Mike Wolverton Band with buffet dinner included. All levels of experience and adult ages, singles and couples welcome. Fee is $10 residents/$15 non-residents.

Beginning Knitting Class Mondays, Sept. 9 – Oct. 7 (no class 9/30) 1 – 3 p.m. The class will start by teaching the basics, casting on, knitting, and purling. As students perfect their techniques, you will move on to ribbing seed stitch and binding off. Fee is $55 residents/$60 non-residents. A $15 materials fee is to be paid to the instructor on the first day of class.

Healthy Discussion – Sepsis Tuesday, Sept. 10, 10 – 11 a.m. Learn the signs of sepsis, which can be caused by exposure to bacteria, viruses, fungi, and more. No fee. Complimentary lunch. Call 248-473-1830 to register.

Shredding for Safety Tuesday, Sept. 10, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 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. Residents of Farmington and Farmington Hills 50 & Better Only. No fee.

Travel Show Tuesday, Sept. 10, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Join Rybicki Tours to preview winter and spring travel opportunities including packages for local and long distance trips.

Should I Click on That? Using Your Computer Friday, Sept. 13, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Learn about online safety, scams, pop-ups, ads, emails, malware, downloading files, and more. One-hour break for lunch. Book fee $25. Fee is $60 residents/$65 non-residents.

Aging Mastery Wednesdays, Sept. 18 – Nov. 13, 10 – 11:30 a.m. This program provides baby boomers with tools to improve their well-being and celebrate longevity. Get help with setting goals including exercise, nutrition, finances, healthy relations, and more. Register at or call 833-262-2200. No fee.

Help! I Have a Computer and I’m Frustrated Friday, Sept. 20, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. This workshop is for recent learners and will cover basic terms, email, printing, websites, apps, saving files, creating folders, and more. Not for Mac users. One-hour break for lunch. Book fee $25. Fee is $60 residents/$65 non-residents.

Friday’s Film Friday Sept. 20, 12 – 3 p.m. Enjoy lunch, candy, popcorn, and a beverage and watch “Breakthrough.” Fee is $5 by Sept. 19, $7 at the door

Stress Management: Humor and a Happy Heart Tuesday, Sept. 24, 10 – 11 a.m. Identify life stressors and coping methods to manage negative emotions. Sign up in Conway Hall. No fee.

Legal Tips for Caregivers Thursday, Sept. 26, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. Learn valuable legal tips at this Caregivers Toolbox event. No fee. Registration required, call 313-937-8291.

Dine and Discover: From Camelot to Kent State – Pop Art Friday, Sept. 27, 10 – 11:30 a.m. Instructor Carlene Van Voorhies will talk about the generation of artist known as Pop artists, based on their use of popular mass media advertisements, logos, comics, and TV. Artists highlighted include Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, and more. Fee is $10 for residents and non-residents. Enjoy a delicious treat while you learn. Advance tickets only.

Diabetes Prevention Program Mondays, Sept. 30, 2019 – Sept. 14, 2020, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Join this research-based program for those who want to prevent Type 2 diabetes that focuses on healthy lifestyle changes. The class consists of 16 weekly sessions, followed by bi-weekly and monthly maintenance. An informational session will be held on Sept. 30 at 10 a.m. at the Costick Center. Register at or call 800-622-7377. No fee.

New sessions of fitness, dance classes and computer classes start up in September. 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 Book Discussion, Computer Forum, Cycling for Active Adults, Heritage Hikers, Quilters Group, Farmington Piecemakers, Photography Club, Painters Group, Sojourn Bears, and the Red Hat Society. Call 248-473-1830 for meeting dates and times.

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