Summer picnic and more in August 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 for ages 60 and better, $5 for under 60.

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

Jon Aldred for Farmington Hills City Council

Summertime Blues Bingo

Thursday, Aug. 1, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Connect with friends at a fun afternoon of Bingo and prizes! Start with a performance from jazz banjo band The Ban-Joes of Michigan, and then enjoy a delicious summer meal. Tickets available in Conway Hall; $8 before July 31, $10 after and at the door.

Dine and Discover – Step by Step: Movies and the Golden Era of Tap Dancing

Friday, Aug. 9, 10 – 11:30 a.m. Tap dancing reached its pinnacle of popularity in the movies of the 1930s and 40s. Learn about the unique features of tap dancing, its most notable cinematic performances, and the legendary stars of its golden era while you enjoy a delicious treat. Fee is $10 for both residents/non-residents. Pre-registration required.

Total Brain Health – Total Memory Maintenance

Monday, Aug. 12, 10 – 11:15 a.m. Discuss how to get back on track if everyday memory starts to slip, plus review the important points from each class in the series in this program designed by the Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State University. Sign up in Conway Hall.

Newcomer Welcome Tour

Thursday, Aug. 15, 10 – 11 a.m. Residents of Farmington and Farmington Hills, 50 and Better, can tour the Center for Active Adults at the Costick Center and learn more about services, trips, classes, volunteer opportunities, and activities. Includes a welcome packet with a coupon for a complimentary lunch, gym class, swim or pickleball. Residents only, sign up in Conway Hall.

Friday’s Film

Friday, Aug. 16, 12 – 3 p.m. Come and enjoy the movie “The Upside.” Includes lunch, candy, popcorn, and a drink. $5 advance tickets, $7 at the door.

Hot Diggity Dog Summer Picnic

Thursday, Aug. 22, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Celebrate the “Dog Days of Summer” with a picnic featuring hot dogs and a variety of toppings, plus chat with friends old and new. Advanced tickets only by August 20; $5 and available in Conway Hall.

Several support groups are also available at the Center for Active Adults including Caregivers, Grief and Loss, and First Step Stroke. The Center also offers many clubs that meet regularly including CFAA – Cycling for Active Adults, Heritage Hikers, Quilters, Sojourn Bears, Computer Forum, Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge, and the Red Hat Society. Call 248-473-1830 for meeting dates and times.

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