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.
Genetically Modified Organisms
Learn about genetically modified foods and the benefits of buying local on Tuesday, July 22 at 12:30 p.m. Julianne Michaels from No GMO 4 Michigan will be at the Petoskey Friendship Center to educate seniors and their families regarding the direct correlation between the food they eat and the possible health related consequences.
Gorgeous Grandma Day
Celebrate Gorgeous Grandma Day on Wednesday, July 23 at the Petoskey and Huber Senior Centers. This holiday is for women over age 60 who want to get the most out of every day, cherishes herself as much as she cherishes her loved ones, and loves life. Wear your most stylish outfit to lunch for pictures.
Learn about the risk factors of heart disease on Thursday, July 24 at 12:30 p.m. Karrie Pater, RN, will be at the Petoskey Friendship Center with an evidence-based presentation on this important topic. All seniors and their families are welcome to attend.
The Michigan State Police is raising awareness about the importance of preventing elderly abuse. At 1:00 p.m. on Monday, July 28, a representative from the MSP will be at the Petoskey Friendship Center with information about preventing senior abuse and the different agencies that can offer support.
Strength and Balance
Staying active in your elder years can bring back vitality, prevent diseases, and help you stay strong and limber. Fitness routines should not only include endurance exercises, but also should include strength training and balance exercises. Find out more on Tuesday, July 29 at 12:30 p.m. when a representative from Tim Bondy Physical Therapy will be at the Petoskey Friendship Center with a presentation on Strength and Balance.
Movie and Popcorn
Join us for an afternoon movie and popcorn on Wednesday, July 30 at the Petoskey Friendship Center, starting at 1:00 p.m. The movie, The Monuments Men, is based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history. This action-drama film focuses on an unlikely World War II platoon who go into Germany to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves.
Huber Center Memorial Garden Open House
The Huber Senior Center is hosting an Open House for the public for its newly constructed Memorial Garden, developed in memory of friends. Everyone is welcome to visit on Wednesday, July 30 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. to view the beautiful garden, which is accessible to all.
Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation assists Seniors
If you, or a senior you know, are having trouble paying for an essentially needed item or service, options are available. Friendship Centers of Emmet County, Council on Aging, has recently received a grant in support of the Senior Essential Needs Fund. This grant through the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation discretionary fund and the Ward & Eis Elder’s Project Fund will provide some assistance to meet emergency needs for seniors, age 60 and older, residing in Emmet County. If you need help with health related expenses, medications not covered by an insurance plan, safety and welfare needs, or even emergency home repairs, please call (231) 347-3211 or toll-free at (888) 347-0369.
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