February events for seniors include Valentine’s party

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.

Tax Assistance

By appointment only. Call 248-473- 1830 after January 3, 2018. Get assistance with federal, state, homestead, and energy credit forms from specially trained members of the AARP. Simple, E-file returns only. All information is kept confidential.

Jon Aldred for Farmington Hills City Council

Take Care of Your Heart

Thursday, Feb. 7, 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. February is National Heart Month. Join an expert from Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital and learn how to keep your heart healthy, plus learn hands-only CPR. Complimentary lunch after the presentation. Sign up in Conway Hall. No fee.

Valentine Celebration

Friday, Feb. 9, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Enjoy new musical group The Steve Floyd Band while they entertain you and get you in the dancing and singing mood! Share a delicious meal with friends old and new. Fee is $8 in advance, $10 at the door.

Understanding Websites and the Internet

Friday, Feb. 9, 2 p.m.–4 p.m. The class is free; the cost for the user-friendly instruction book is $25, due at the start of class. Learn how to shop and get online information, find games and recipes, watch movies, read newspapers, and more on your computer. Six computers are available or bring your own battery-powered laptop. Call 248-473-1830 to register.

Brain Storm – Neurobics

Monday, Feb. 12, 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.

Beginning Knitting Classes

Thursdays, Feb. 15 – March 8, 10 a.m.-12 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.

Friday’s Film

Friday, Feb. 16, 12 p.m.-3 p.m. After a delicious lunch, enjoy the movie, “The Last Word.” The afternoon includes popcorn, candy, and a beverage. Fee is $5 in advance, $7 at the door.

Dine and Discover – Joe and Rose Kennedy

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Enjoy a special brunch while you go back to 1961 and interact with Joe and Rose Kennedy. Learn how they raised their family, accumulated wealth, and inspired their descendants to choose lives of public service. Hear about Joe’s career as a bank executive, movie producer, and Ambassador to England, and learn about Rose’s devotion to her children. Advance tickets only, $8 at the Costick Center.


Friday, Feb. 23, 1 p.m.– 3 p.m. Head to Conway Hall for karaoke with Zack Entertainment. Sing your favorite classics from the past or today’s newest hits. Light refreshments. Fee is $2.

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.

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