Veteran honors and more in November 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.

Talking Weather

Thursday, Nov. 1, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Join Fox-2 meteorologist Derek Kevra as he shares his passion for forecasting the weather in our region. Sign up in Conway Hall. No fee.

Jon Aldred for Farmington Hills City Council


Friday, Nov. 2, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Head to Conway Hall and have fun singing karaoke with classics from the past and today’s hits. Light refreshments. Fee is $2.

Sign Language

Tuesdays, Nov. 6 – Dec. 11, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. This six-week class covers the alphabet, some numbers, colors, weather, and basic conversation. Sign up in Conway Hall. No fee.

Driver Safety Program

Tuesday, Nov. 6 and Wednesday, Nov. 7, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Participate in an AARP-sponsored comprehensive driver refresher course that may reduce the cost of your auto insurance. Attendance at both days is required. Fee is $18 for AARP members, $23 for non-members.

Remembering When – Senior Fall and Fire Prevention Presentation

Thursday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. This program developed by the National Fire Protection Agency focuses on eight key messages on fire prevention and eight key messages on fall prevention. The theme incorporates group discussion, nostalgia, fun trivia games, and handouts. Sign up in Conway Hall. No fee.

Stars and Stripes Forever

Friday, Nov.9, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Salute veterans at this annual commemoration of those who served our country. Enjoy an honor guard ceremony, keynote speaker Lindell Holm, Director of the Michigan Veterans Trust Fund, recitation of veterans’ names, a special luncheon, raffles, prizes, and entertainment by Matthew Ball, “The Boogie Woogie Kid.” Fee is $8 with registration by Nov. 5 deadline, $10 after. Complimentary admission offered to veterans residing in Farmington Hills and Farmington, must pre-register in Conway Hall by Nov. 5. Call 248-473-1830.

Brainstorm Series – Brain Challenges

Monday, Nov. 12, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Shake up your brain with new activities that stimulate and invigorate your thinking in this program designed by the Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State University. Sign up in Conway Hall. No fee.

Newcomer Welcome Tour

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

Seniors and Their Cell Phones

Friday, Nov. 16, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Bring your fully charged smart cell phone (not for iPhone users) and learn about texting, passwords, voicemail, apps, and more with instructor Mike Wilson demonstrating on a large screen. Class will break for a one-hour lunch. Residents $55/Non-residents $60.

Friday’s Film

Friday, Nov. 16, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. Enjoy a delicious lunch, popcorn, candy, and a beverage, and watch the movie “Chappaquiddick.” Fee is $5 in advance, $7 at the door.

Turkey, Pumpkins & Bingo, Oh My!

Tuesday, Nov. 20, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Connect with friends while playing Bingo, with an array of prizes plus a musical performance and a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Fee is $8 in advance, $10 at the door.

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

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