St. Paddy’s Day Party and more for Farmington area seniors

All programs are sponsored by the City of Farmington Hills Special Services Adults 50 & Better Division. Advance registration is required for all programs. To register for events or for additional information, call 248-473-1830.

Staying Active

Tuesday, March 5, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Meet Coach Fred Proctor, owner of the Practice Zone, and find out about fun ways to stay healthy and active! Get a complimentary lunch in Conway Hall after the presentation. No fee.

Shredding for Safety

Tuesday, March 5, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Protect your identity, declutter your home, and recycle. Bring in up to four paper grocery bags of documents to be securely shredded. Stay in your car, papers will be unloaded for you. No junk mail or trash! For Farmington and Farmington Hills residents ages 50+ ONLY. No fee.

Beginning Spanish

Wednesdays, March 6 – April 24, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Learn a new language and keep your mind sharp with this fun class that teaches through games and activities. A book fee of $12 is due to the instructor on the first day of class.

Understanding Email, Websites and the Internet

Friday, March 8, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Learn how to email, forward, reply, and send attachments. Learn how to search google, use websites, access games and recipes, do research, check stocks, and more. Fee is $55 residents/$60 non-residents. Book fee of $25 due at first class. Class will break one hour for lunch.

St. Paddy’s Day Party

Friday, March 8, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Enjoy a traditional lunch of corned beef and cabbage or fish. Try your luck at the raffle and trivia games, win a door prize, and dance a jig to the music of the Mike Wolverton Band. Don’t forget to wear green! Fee is $8 in advance or $10 at the door. Tickets available in Conway Hall.

Total Brain Health – Forget About It!

Monday, March 11, 10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Explore the many reasons why we forget things, no matter what our age. Invigorate your thinking with this program designed by the Wayne State University Institute of Gerontology. No fee. Call 248-473-1830 to register.

What is Aging in Place?

Tuesday, March 12, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Learn about home modifications, caregiver burnout, home health care services, and more. No fee.

iPad Basics – Part 2

Thursdays, March 14 – April 11, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. This class is designed for those with an Apple iPad and is a continuation of Part 1. Bring your fully charged iPad with you to class. Fee is $25/residents, $30/non-residents.

iPhone Basics – Part 2

Thursdays, March 14 – April 11, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. This class is designed for those with an Apple iPhone and is a continuation of Part 1. Bring your fully charged iPhone with you to class. Fee is $25/residents, $30/non-residents.

Friday’s Film

Friday, March 15, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. After a delicious lunch, enjoy the movie “Green Book.” The afternoon includes popcorn, candy, and a beverage. Fee is $5 in advance, $7 at the door.

Dine and Discover – Monet to Dali

Tuesday, March 19, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Enjoy a special brunch while you learn about the artists of the late 19th and early 20th century who changed the course of Western art. It focuses on the artists featured in the special exhibition Monet to Dali: Modern Masters from the Cleveland Museum of Art at the DIA. Advance tickets only, $10 at the Costick Center.

Seniors and their Cell Phones

Friday, March 22, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. For recent learners. Bring your fully charged cell phone and learn about texting, passwords, apps, email, cameras, voicemail, and more. Fee is $55 residents/$60 non-residents. Class will break one hour for lunch. For Android users only, not for iPhone users.

Karaoke

Friday, March 22, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Head to Conway Hall located inside the Costick Center for karaoke fun! Sing your favorite classics from the past or today’s hits. Light refreshments. Fee is $2.

Fraud and Financial Crime Prevention

Thursday, March 28, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Financial fraud costs the senior population an estimated $36 billion! Learn tips on how to protect yourself from Paul T. Walton, Chief Assistant Prosecutor of Oakland County. No fee.

2019 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 8 at 10 a.m.; and Men’s League on Friday, April 12 at 10 a.m.; Couples’ League on Wednesday, April 17 at 11 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.

New fitness class offered – FIT 5000

Meets Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9:45 a.m.– 10:45 a.m. Instructor Deborah Koss will guide you through a low impact workout based on popular dance and fitness steps to achieve 5000 steps per class, all while having fun listening to a variety of new and classic music. Drop-in fee is $4/residents, $5/nonresidents.

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 Impaired. Many clubs meet regularly including Computer Forum, the Painters Group, and the Red Hat Society.