Karaoke with Krista
Join our Meals on Wheels driver, Krista, on Fridays from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Petoskey Friendship Center for a fun time of singing and listening to your favorite karoake tunes.
Celebrate the sparkle of winter at this year's Snowflake Luncheon held Thursday, February 4. Please be seated by 11:30 a.m. for musical performances by soloists of the Petoskey High School Choir and from the FCEC Choir. Then enjoy a meal of cornish game hen, wild rice, Nantucket vegetables, dinner rolls, and dessert served by the Petoskey High School Culinary Class. The event is reserved for seniors age 60 and older and their spouses for a suggested donation of $2.50 per person. Call the Petoskey Friendship Center at (231) 347-3211 or (888) 347-0369 to sign up.
The Frozen Party has been moved to Friday, February 12 for all Emmet County seniors and their grandchildren. In this 2013 Disney favorite by all generations, a fearless princess sets off on a journey with a rugged iceman, his loyal reindeer, and a naive snowman in search of her sister, whose ice powers have accidentally trapped the kingdom in eternal winter. The movie will begin at 1:00 p.m. Admission is free to all those 60 and older and their grandchildren. Please bring a blanket or pillow for the children to sit on during the movie. Popcorn and snacks will be available and each child will receive a take-home craft. Anna and Elsa will also be available to take pictures with. Please sign up by calling (231) 347-3211 or (888) 347-0369.
Valentine's Day Party
Friendship Centers of Emmet County will be celebrating Valentine's Day on Monday, February 15 at the Petoskey and Pellston Senior Centers. Enjoy a meal of Chicken Kiev, red skin potatoes, Prince Charles vegetables, and of course, a chocolate dessert.
Free hearing tests will be offered for persons age 55 and older at the Petoskey Friendship Center on Wednesday, February 17 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. There is no charge for this service, but appointments are necessary and can be made by calling the Council on Aging at (231) 347-3211 or toll-free (888) 347-0369.
A Matter of Balance
Friendship Centers of Emmet County is offering A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls at the Petoskey Senior Center to those age 60 and older. The class will be held on Wednesdays, February 17 through March 30 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. In this award-winning program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults, participants will learn to set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance. There is no cost to attend this eight-week program; a $15 donation is appreciated. Pre-registration is required by calling the Council on Aging at (231) 347-3211 or (888) 347-0369.
Walk-A-Thon to support Meals on Wheels
FCEC is hosting a walk-a-thon on Saturday, March 5 at the NCMC Walking Track (indoors). Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. and the walk is from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pre-registration can be done ahead of time by contacting Char at (231) 347-3211, ext. 24. The cost is $10 or free with $20 in pledges. Pledge forms can be printed off here or can be picked up at the Petoskey Friendship Center. Prizes will be given to the oldest walker, whoever walks the most laps, and the person with the largest amount of pledges. Refreshments, drawings, and giveaways will be available to those who attend.
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