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19th Annual Cash Raffle Fundraiser - WIN $10,000!
Tickets are on sale for the 19th Annual Cash Raffle. Twelve cash prizes will be given out with a grand prize of $10,000! A ticket purchase also allows you and a guest to enjoy the Cash Raffle Party on Friday, September 27, 2019 at the Emmet County Fairgrounds Community Center for an evening of heavy hors d'oeuvres, wine, beer, punch, cake, entertainment, and the prize drawing finale. Tickets cost $150 and only 250 tickets are being sold. Thank you to our event sponsors this year: American House, Angel Heart Home Care, Bay Street Orthopaedics, Comfort Keepers, and Korthase Flinn Insurance & Financial Services.

Ambassadors Program
Enthusiasts of Friendship Centers of Emmet County are encouraged to consider volunteering for the new Ambassadors Program. If you love FCEC and want to tell about it, have a welcoming and friendly disposition, have a passion for building relationships with other seniors, and have the ability to give and receive supportive feedback, we would love to have you be part of the program. Ambassadors will endorse and promote FCEC at senior centers and other community events. They will help new attendees meet others, give tours, assist with required forms, and provide information about services and enrichment opportunities. Enjoy the benefits of being a member of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program. Learn more and apply at the Petoskey Friendship Center.

Oden State Fish Hatchery Field Trip
The Miller Van Winkle Chapter of Trout Unlimited is partnering with the Oden State Fish Hatchery to provide this opportunity for our friends on Wednesday, August 28. The bus departs the Petoskey Friendship Center at 9:15 a.m. Upon arriving at the hatchery, learn about the history, stroll the nature trails, experience the underground viewing chamber, and visit the train car and gift shop. Volunteers from Trout Unlimited will be on hand to assist with a catch and release fishing activity. All fishing gear will be provided by the hatchery. Bring a sack lunch and beverage to enjoy with fellow seniors at the hatchery before departing back to Petoskey. For more information or to sign up, contact the Enrichment Director at the Petoskey Friendship Center by calling (231) 347-0369 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Other upcoming field trips include Bill's Farm Market, Thorne Swift Nature Preserver, and Boyne Highlands.

Post-Acute Rehabilitation
Life may look different after a major life event or illness, but you can still have a fulfilling life. At this presentation by Lindsay DeCoster, RN, Clinical Nurse Liaision, learn about illnesses and injuries requiring rehabilitation and know what type of rehabilitation to ask for. By being your own advocate and learning the best way to approach rehabilitation may make a difference in your outcome or the outcome of a loved one. The presentation takes place at the Petoskey Friendship Center on Wednesday, August 28 immediately following lunch.

FCEC Theater
Join us on Wednesday, August 28 at 12:45 p.m. to watch the movie A Star is Born. In this movie musician Jackson Maine discovers and falls in love with struggling singer Ally helping her make it big as a singer. As her career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down as he is in a downward spiral. Movie and popcorn is free to those age 60 and older and their spouses. 

Eyeglass & Hearing Aid Clinic
Representatives from Petoskey Ear, Nose, & Throat Specialists and Professional Optical will be at the Petoskey Friendship Center prior and during lunch on Thursday, August 29 to clean and check your hearing aids and to clean and adjust your eyeglasses. Appointments are not necessary for this free service.

Senior Home Tour
Mark your calendar for another Senior Home Tour on Thursday, August 29. This is an opportunity to tour senior home options for yourself and/or a loved one. The tour will depart Petoskey Friendship Center at 12:45 p.m. and include stops at Mallard Cove Assisted Living, American House Senior Living Communities, The Residences at Harbor Watch, and Independence Village. Call the Council on Aging at (231) 347-3211 or (888) 347-0369 for more information or to sign up.



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Friendship Centers

Petoskey Friendship Center
1322 Anderson Road
(231) 347-3211
(888) 347-0369

Brutus Huber Center
6436 E Brutus Road
(231) 529-8803

Pellston Friendship Center
6274 W Edgar
(231) 539-8201

Board of Directors Finance Mtgs

2019 Finance Committee Meetings
2:00 p.m.
(except December)

January 24
February 28
March 28
April 25*
May 23
June 27

July 25
August 22
September 26**
October 24
November 21
December
(no meeting)

Meetings held at the
Petoskey Friendship Center Library
*Meeting held at the Huber Senior Center, Brutus MI

**Meeting held at the Pellston Friendship Center, Pellston MI

Board of Directors Mtgs

2019 Meetings
2:30 p.m.
(unless noted)

January 24
February 28
March 28
April 25*
May 23
June 27

July 25

August 22
September 26**
October 24
November 21
December 12
(1:30 p.m.)

Meetings held at the
 Petoskey Friendship Center Library
*Meeting held at the Huber Senior Center, Brutus MI
**Meeting held at the Pellston Friendship Center, Pellston MI

Winter Weather Policy

If Petoskey Public Schools are closed due to weather, the Petoskey, Pellston, and Huber Centers will be closed and all services will be suspended at all locations. Meals on Wheels will not be delivered on these days.

If Pellston Public Schools are closed due to weather, the Pellston Center will be closed. If Petoskey Schools are open on this day, all other services will be operating as usual.

If either Pellston or Alanson Public Schools are closed due to weather, the Huber (Brutus) Center will be closed. If the Petoskey Schools are open on this day, all other services will be operating as usual.

Save Your Grocery Receipts

We appreciate grocery receipts from Oleson's Markets and D&W Fresh Markets. You may bring receipts into any one of our Centers or mail them to FCEC, 1322 Anderson Road, Petoskey, MI 49770. This is a great way to bring in additional dollars to support our programs.

Title VI

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in programs and activities receiving Federal financial assistance. Specifically, Title VI provides that "no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance" (42 U.S.C. Section 2000d).

FCEC is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of its transit services on the basis of race, color, or national origin, as protected by Title VI in Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Circular 4702.1.A.  If you feel you are being denied participation in or being denied benefits of the transit services provided by FCEC, or otherwise being discriminated against because of your race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability, or for more information, you may contact our office at:

Friendship Centers of Emmet County
Deborah Francis
1322 Anderson Rd.
Petoskey, MI  49770
(231) 347-3211
deborah@emmetcoa.org


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