Guest Speaker - Home Fire Preparedness
If a fire starts in your home, you may have just two minutes to escape. Presented by American Red Cross, learn about fire and disaster safety on Thursday, May 5 at 12:30 p.m. at the Petoskey Friendship Center.
Mother's Day Luncheon
In honor of Mother's Day, FCEC will be having a special luncheon on Friday, May 6. Enjoy a delicious meal with the salad bar starting at 11:30 a.m. in Petoskey and at 11:45 a.m. in Brutus.
Guest Speaker - Helping You to Eat Well
Local farms grow way more than just food! They also do their part to support the local community, take care of natural resources, and help grow the local economy. In this presentation at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, May 9 at the Petoskey Friendship Center, learn how Bluestem Farm of East Jordan teamed up with local businesses and churches, an indie band, and the local health department to bring vegetables to people in need.
FCEC will be offering a spring golf lesson for seniors age 60 and older at the Petoskey Bay View Country Club. This will be a group lesson, meeting from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. on both Tuesday, May 10 and Thursday, May 12. PGA professional Brian Sanderson and his staff will offer instruction for all skill levels. Cost for the two-day golf lesson is $35 and all participants must be registered by May 9. Interested individuals can register at the Petoskey Friendship Center of by calling (231) 347-3211 or (888) 347-0369.
Health & Wellness Fair
Held from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11 in the Ovation Hall at the Odawa Casino, this free event will offer education, tools, and incentives to live a healthy lifestyle.
Veterans Coffee and Donut Hour
A coffee and donut hour for veterans who served for any time period in any branch of service takes place on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. at the Petoskey Friendship Center. Connect with other veterans and share stories and experiences or just talk about the news of the day while enjoying complimentary coffee and donuts. The donuts are courtesy of Johan's Bakery.
Karaoke with Krista
Join our Meals on Wheels driver, Krista, for a fun time of singing and listening to your favorite karaoke tunes every Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Petoskey Friendship Center, as well as on Wednesday, May 11 at 1:00 p.m. at the Huber (Brutus) Senior Center, and on Tuesday, May 17 at 1:00 p.m. at the Pellston Friendship Center.
Join us for a movie and popcorn on Wednesday, May 18 at the Petoskey Friendship Center. The movie, Brooklyn, is about an Irish immigrant in the 1950s New York who falls in love with an Italian man, but faces temptation from another when she visits her homeland. The movie will start at 1:15 p.m.
Guest Speaker - Senior Caregiving
Friendship Centers of Emmet County is pleased to welcome Paula Gibeson, author of Golden Independence, to the Petoskey Friendship Center on Thursday, May 26. Ms. Gibeson will be answering your questions about senior caregiving with a public presentation at 12:30 p.m. in the dining room, and at the Caregiver's Support Group at 1:30 p.m. in the multi-purpose room. All seniors, caregivers, and family members are welcome to attend.
The Council on Aging and all FCEC Senior Centers will be closed on Monday, May 30 in honor of Memorial Day. Please join us on Tuesday, May 31 for a Memorial Day luncheon at the Petoskey and Pellston Senior Centers.
Senior Essential Needs Fund
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 grants from the Bay Harbor Foundation, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation for support of the Senior Essential Needs Fund. This program provides 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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