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.
Brain Storm – Memory Tricks
Monday, April 9, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Shake up your brain with fun activities that stimulate and invigorate your thinking with this new program designed by the Wayne State University Institute of Gerontology. Call 248-473- 1830 to register.
It’s Time to Dream Again
Tuesday, April 10, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Speaker Chuck Gaidica will speak about being a Baby Boomer and how there is still time to dream in the second half of our lives. After a career in TV that spanned decades, Chuck will share how he went back for a master’s degree in ministry at age 50 and now devotes his life to doing good for others. Advanced tickets only available in Conway Hall at the Costick Center. Fee is $5.
Spring Outside! Archery Open House
Tuesday, April 10, 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Do you have spring fever? Head outside for a complimentary archery day at Riley Archery Range in Heritage Park. Enjoy open shooting time, take a hike, visit the Nature Center, and learn about CFAA (Cycling for Active Adults) and Heritage Hikers. Light refreshments will be provided. Please sign up in Conway Hall or call 248-473-1830.
Dine & Discover – Diego Rivera and his Murals
Wednesday, April 11, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Enjoy a delicious brunch at the Costick Center as you learn about Diego Rivera, the great Mexican muralist who called his fresco at the Detroit Institute of Arts his finest work. Explore his style, his ideas, and his life. Advance tickets only. Fee is $8.
Seniors and their Cell Phones
Fridays, April 13 – 27, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Bring your fully charged smart Android cell phone and learn how to text, use apps, take photos, email, make vision adjustments, and more. (Not for iPhone users.) Fee is $60 residents/$63 non-residents.
Farm to Table
Wednesday, April 18, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital’s resident farmer Trevor Johnson will help you and your family learn how to change your diets and use food to enhance your lives and feel better. Complimentary lunch provided. Sign up in Conway Hall.
Friday, April 20, 12 – 3 p.m. After a delicious lunch, enjoy the movie “Wonder.” The afternoon includes popcorn, candy, and a beverage. Fee is $5 in advance, $7 at the door. Tickets available in Conway Hall.
CFAA (Cycling for Active Adults) – Spring Kick-Off Meeting
Wednesday, April 25, 7 p.m. in Conway Hall at the Costick Center with guest speaker Rebecca Austin, Health Promotion Specialist from Beaumont Health. Learn about keeping your body healthy with tips and tricks to help you stay active as you age. The club’s goals are to promote bicycle safety and to enjoy fellow riders and a healthy lifestyle. All skill levels are encouraged to attend. The cost to join is $15, which helps to fund club activities. Rides happen each week from a variety of locations. For more information, call 248473-1822 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, April 27, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Head to Conway Hall for karaoke and enjoy singing along with classics from the past and today’s hits featuring Zack Entertainment. Light refreshments. Fee is $2.
2018 Fifty and Better Golf Leagues
Registration for Women’s, Men’s, and Couples’ Leagues continues through mid-April. General meetings will be held at the Costick Center for Women’s League on Monday, April 16 at 10 a.m.; Couples’ League on Wednesday, April 18 at 11 a.m.; and Men’s League on Friday, April 20 at 10 a.m. Play the Farmington Hills Golf Club for all levels of golfers. Register at the Costick Center or call Angela at 248-473-1823 for details.
Dance and fitness classes are available and most of them offer drop-in rates. 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.