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 (
) for more information.
Keep the Wheels Rolling
A fundraiser for Meals on Wheels, sponsored by 9&10 News and Farm Bureau Insurance, is being conducted through August 31. "Keep the Wheels Rolling" paper display plates are available at all three Friendship Centers for a donation of $2 for blue plates and $5 for gold plates.
Cash Raffle Early Bird Drawing
Don't miss out on your chance to win $10,000 or one of ten remaining cash prizes! The final early bird drawing is on August 20. Get your ticket now for a chance to win $150 and still be entered into our grand prize drawing, held on Friday, September 5 at the Fairgrounds Community Center. Tickets can be purchased through the Petoskey Friendship Center, by calling (231) 347-3211 or (888) 347-0369, or online at www.emmetcoa.org/donate.
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.
Movie and Popcorn
Join us for an afternoon movie and popcorn on Wednesday, August 27 at the Petoskey Friendship Center, starting at 1:00 p.m. The Grand Budapest Hotel tells the adventures of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and of the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.
The Petoskey and Huber Senior Centers are having a Labor Day Celebration on Friday, August 29. Lunch consists of bratwurst and sauerkraut, potato salad, baked beans, and dessert. All centers will be closed on Monday, September 1.
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 Chronic Disease PATH Workshop will be held at the Petoskey Friendship Center on Fridays, September 5 through October 10. The class will be held from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. Pre-registration is required by calling (800) 442-1713. A Diabetes PATH Workshop will begin Wednesday, October 22 at the Pellston Friendship Center.
Matter of Balance Workshop
A Matter of Balance workshop is an eight-week program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity level of older adults who have concerns about falls. This award-winning program is available to seniors age 60 and older, and will be held at the Petoskey Center on Fridays, September 5 through October 24. The class will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Pre-registration is required by calling (800) 442-1713.
Oleson 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 Oleson Foundation 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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