Community Foundation Supports Project Fresh
FCEC recently received a $2,660 grant from the Catalina Starlight Fund through the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation for the support of the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program. The program provides vouchers to income-eligible senior citizens Emmet County, which can be redeemed for fresh, locally grown produce at area farmers markets, and provides a series of nutrition classes for enrolled seniors. Vouchers for fresh fruits and vegetables can still be picked up by calling the Petoskey Friendship Center at (231) 347-3211 or (888) 347-0369. 

Senior Golf Group
FCEC's golf group meets Tuesdays and Thursdays for non-league play. Outings consist of nine holes on local courses, with cart. All courses offer discounted rates. Click here for the 2014 Golf Schedule. If you have not registered for the senior golf group and are interested in signing up, please email Brian Welch ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) for more information.

Music and Movement
Join the fun at a Music Jamboree on Thursday, September 18 at the Petoskey Friendship Center. With your help, young children from NMCAA Head Start will create hand-made musical instruments and build social connections. Children and adults will then play together to create a band. You are welcome to bring in your own instruments. The fun starts at 9:30 a.m. and light snacks will be provided. Sign up today by calling (231) 347-3211 or (888) 347-0369.

Flu Shot Clinics
Flu Shot Clinics will be offered for adults 18 and over at the Pellston Friendship Center on Monday, September 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and at the Petoskey Friendship Center on Thursday, October 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Appointments must be made through the Health Department by calling (800) 432-4121 or (231) 547-0295. You will need to provide your name, address, date of birth, phone number, social security number, and current insurance information when you call to make an appointment.

This year's flu vaccine will also contain the H1N1 swine flu vaccine. Pneumonia vaccine and Tdap will be available as well. Please check with your physician to see if these vaccines are indicated for you. Medicare B and Medicaid will be billed. Some other insurance may be billed as well. Please check on insurance billing and cost of vaccinations at the time your appointment is made.

Fall Bake Sale
The tastes of the season are abundant at the fall bake sale on Wednesday, October 1 at the Petoskey Friendship Center. The sale starts at 9:00 a.m. and lasts until the treats are gone. Come and enjoy some of your favorite autumn goodies. If you would like to donate to the bake sale, items can be dropped off starting at 8:30 a.m.

AARP Driver Safety
AARP has introduced a new and improved course, the AARP Smart Driver Course, which will be offered at the Petoskey Friendship Center on Thursday, October 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For drivers age 50 and older, it gives drivers the skills and tools they need to drive safely on today's roads, allowing them to remin independent for many years to come. Most course participants receive a multi-year insurance discount for completing the course (check with your insurer for details). A refresher course, for those who have completed the full course in the past, will be offered on Thursday, October 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The cost for the courses is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. The course fee is payable on the day of the class. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the Council on Aging at (231) 347-3211 or (888) 347-0369.

Hearing Testing
Free hearing tests will be offered for persons age 55 and older at the Pellston Friendship Center on Tuesday, October 14 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, please make an appointment to get your hearing checked. Appointments are necessary for this free service and can be made by calling the Pellston Friendship Center at (231) 539-8201 on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.

Chronic Disease PATH Workshop

PATH is a six-week workshop for people with long-term health conditions. The workshop inspires participants to take an active role in management of their chronic condition. Workshops are open to adults of all ages, as well as their family members, friends, or caregivers. A Diabetes PATH Workshop will be held at the Pellston Friendship Center on Wednesdays, October 22 through November 26. The class will be held from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. Pre-registration is required by calling (800) 442-1713.

Do you still have Project Fresh vouchers?
Redeem them for fresh fruits and vegetables at the Farmers Market each Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Howard Street in downtown Petoskey. Call the Transportation Department at (231) 348-3425 for a ride. Vouchers must be redeemed prior to October 31.

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1322 Anderson Road
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6436 E Brutus Road
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6274 W Edgar
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