National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week is held each year the week before Thanksgiving. FCEC will be hosting a food drive November 17-21 will all donations going to the local Nehemiah and Mary Margaret Homeless Shelters in Petoskey. We are looking specifically for donations of coffee, creamers, sugar, laundry soap, and paper products. Unexpired products may be dropped off at the senior centers in Petoskey, Pellston, Brutus, and Harbor Springs.
Free hearing tests will be offered for persons age 55 and older at the Petoskey Friendship Center on Wednesday, November 19 beginning at 9:00 a.m. An audiologist from Petoskey Ear, Nose, & Throat Specialists will be conducting the tests. If you have been experiencing hearing loss, get your hearing checked. Appointments are necessary and can be made by calling (231) 347-3211 or (888) 347-0369.
Come for lunch and stay for a movie afterward at the Petoskey Friendship Center on Wednesday, November 19. Saving Mr. Banks will be showing at 12:55 p.m. The historical-drama, starring Tom Hanks as Walt Disney and Emma Thompson as author P. L. Travers, is centered around the development of the 1964 film Mary Poppins. Admission and popcorn is free!
Our annual Thanksgiving Feast will be held on Wednesday, November 26 at the Petoskey and Huber Senior Centers. Served at noon, lunch will consist of turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans almondine, dinner rolls, and pumpkin desert. We are excited to have the Petoskey High School Girls Basketball Team volunteering to serve lunch at the Petoskey Friendship Center again this year. Please call (231) 347-3211 to sign up for lunch at the Petoskey Center or (231) 529-8803 to sign up for lunch at the Huber Center.
All centers will be closed on Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28 to celebrate the holiday.
Give back with Giving Tuesday
Giving Tuesday was established as a day to celebrate and encourage people to give to charities on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Join the national movement on December 2 and show your support for the Emmet County Council on Aging. Your donation will help seniors remain independent and living in their own homes. Donations can be made at www.emmetcoa.org/donate.
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Looking for a unique gift? Non-profit organizations in Charlevoix and Emmet Counties have the perfect way to buy meaningful gifts for loved ones. Char-Em Alternative Gifts raises awareness of needs in our community, provides financial support to address those needs, and offers a meaningful option for those who wish to make a difference with their holiday shopping dollars. Organizations participating include Bergman Center, Friendship Centers of Emmet County, Northwest Michigan Habitat for Humanity, Hospice of Northwest Michigan, The Manna Food Project, and Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan. Choose to give to any of these organizations as an alternative to typical holiday gifts by visiting www.charemalternativegifts.org, and the honoree of your gift will receive a greeting card letting them know of your donation.
Petoskey Friendship Center
1322 Anderson Road
Brutus Huber Center
6436 E Brutus Road
Pellston Friendship Center
6274 W Edgar
Winter Weather Policy
If Petoskey Public Schools are closed due to weather, the Petoskey, Pellston, and Huber Centers will all be closed. Meals on Wheels will not be delivered on these days.
If Pellston Public Schools are closed due to weather, the Pellston Center will be closed. If Petoskey Schools are open on this day, Meals on Wheels will be delivered.
If either Pellston Public Schools or Alanson Schools are closed due to weather, the Huber (Brutus) Center will be closed. If the Petoskey Schools are open on this day, Meals on Wheels will be delivered.
Board of Directors Mtgs
December 11 (1:30 p.m.)
Meetings held at
Petoskey Friendship Center Library
Vial of Life
We feel that the Vial of Life is a most important program for protecting seniors. We are proud to offer Vial of Life decals and forms to the community.
We thank American Senior Safety Agency Medical Alert Systems for donating these decals to our organization.
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