Tech help and more January events for Farmington area seniors

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 Jan. 2, 2019. 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 confidential.

Jon Aldred for Farmington Hills City Council

Friday Ballroom & Buffet

Friday, January 4, 3–6 p.m. Enjoy ballroom dancing featuring the Mike Wolverton Band. All levels of experience, couples and singles are welcome. Tickets are available in Conway Hall at the Costick Center, for $10 by January 3 and $12 after.

Beginning Knitting Classes

Mondays, January 7 – February 4, 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 to the instructor on the first day of class.

Travel Show

Tuesday, January 8, 10:30–11:30 a.m. Join representatives from Rybicki Tours and Bianco Tours to learn about winter and spring travel opportunities including packages for both local and long distance trips. Trip registration with payment will be accommodated after the presentation.

FREE Computer Help Seminar

Wednesday, January 9, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. Did you receive new technology over the holidays, or do you want to learn how to use what you already have? Teachers Mike Wilson and Rickey Eady will demonstrate and discuss what you can expect to learn in their classes at the Costick Center.

Memory – Fact or Fiction?

Monday, January 14, 10–11:15 a.m. Learn about the TBH Memory Program that teaches how to tell memory fact from fiction. The Total Brain Health series is designed by the Wayne State University Institute of Gerontology. Please call 248-473-1830 to register.

Skin Care 101

Tuesday, January 15, 10–11 a.m. Learn about the importance of hydration, how to identify problems and concerns such as skin cancer, and how to keep skin healthy as you age. Skin care samples will be available. No fee.

Help, I Have a Computer…What’s Next?

Friday, January 18, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Bring your charged laptop or register for one of five supplied laptops. This workshop will teach basic terms plus email, print options, websites, apps, and more. $25 book fee due at first class. $55 residents/$60 non-residents.

Friday’s Film

Friday, January18, 12–3 p.m. Enjoy lunch and the movie “The Children Act” with popcorn, candy, and a beverage. $5 advance tickets, $7 at the door.

Dine and Discover: Mississippi’s Exiled Daughter – The Civil Rights Movements’ Relevance to Today.

Tuesday, January 22, 10–11:30 a.m. As we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we celebrate other heroes who sacrificed to make our country’s laws fair and equal. Hear the incredible story of Brenda Travis, who grew up in segregated Mississippi. Advance registration required. Fee is $10.

Newcomer Welcome Tour

Thursday, January 24, 10-11 a.m. Tour the facility and learn about services, trips, classes, activities, and volunteer opportunities. Welcome packet includes a coupon for a complimentary lunch, gym class, swim or line dance. Farmington Hills/Farmington residents 50 and better only. Call 248-473-1830 to register.


Friday, January 25, 1-3 p.m. Head to Conway Hall for karaoke fun singing classics from the past and today’s hits with Zack Entertainment. Light refreshments. Fee is $2.

iPad Basics (Part 1)

Thursdays, Jan. 31–Feb. 28, 11 a.m.–12 p.m. For those with an Apple iPad and Apple iOS 12 operating system. Learn to use your keyboard, go online, surf the web, take pictures and video, find directions, and more. Bring your fully charged iPad with you to class. Fee is $25/residents, $30/non-residents.

iPhone Basics (Part 1)

Thursdays, January 31–February 28, 1–2 p.m. For those with an Apple iPhone with the Apple iOS 12 operating system. Texting, voicemail, pictures, camera, internet, apps, settings, and more will be covered. Bring your fully charged iPhone with you to class. Fee is $25/residents, $30/non-residents.

Dance and fitness classes start new sessions in January. Several support groups are also available at the Center for Active Adults, along with many clubs that meet regularly. Call 248-473-1830 for meeting dates and times. Advance registration is required for all programs. To register for events or to obtain additional information, please call 248-473-1830.

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