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Ballroom Dancing, Talk with a Pharmacist and More Offered for Farmington Area Seniors

November events at the Costick Center also include a "Stars and Stripes Forever" tribute to veterans.

The City of Farmington Hills offers dozens of programs for area adults age 50 and better at the Center for Active Adults, located in the Costick Center.

Here are November's programs:

Book Discussion Nov. 1, 1 p.m. The Cookbook Collector by Allegra Goodman. Join a lively, informal book discussion on the first Thursday of each month. Paperback copies are available in advance for checkout.

First Friday Ballroom Nov. 2, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Enjoy ballroom dancing featuring the Mike Wolverton Band with buffet dinner included. All levels of experience and adult ages, singles and couples welcome. $9 by Oct. 30 deadline, $10 after, $1 discount to members.

Nutrition Nov. 6, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Maintain your health and prevent disease by learning tips about eating right, reading food labels, and preparing healthy snacks and meals. No cost. 

Driver Safety Program Nov. 7 and 8, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Participate in an AARP-sponsored driver refresher course that may reduce the cost of your auto insurance. Attendance at both days required. Fee is $15. 

Stars and Stripes Forever Nov. 9, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Salute veterans at this annual commemoration of those who served their country. Enjoy a ceremony and speeches, luncheon, and dancing to a live band. Fee is $8 by Nov. 5, $10 after. Complimentary admission to veterans residing in Farmington Hills and Farmington, must pre-register by Nov. 1.

Lunch and the DIA Nov. 12, 12 p.m.-2 p.m. Enjoy a slide presentation about “The Woman with a Thousand Faces” by a DIA speaker. Fee is $6 in advance, $8 at the door. 

Positive Mental Health Nov. 13, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Understand the signs and symptoms of seasonal mood changes and learn how to promote positive mental health with a nurse from St. Mary’s Hospital. No cost.

Get Organized at Year-End and for the Holidays Nov. 14, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Join professional organizer Theresa Brune as she teaches pain-free techniques for getting organized and making the holidays stress free! Fee is $10 reasidents/$15 non-residents.

Turkey, Pumpkins & Bingo, Oh My!  Nov. 15, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Connect with friends while playing Bingo with an array of prizes followed by a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Fee is $8 by Nov. 12 deadline; $10 after.

Friday’s Film Nov. 18, 12 p.m.-3 p.m. Enjoy a delicious lunch, popcorn, candy, and a beverage, and watch the movie “Heart and Souls.” Fee is $5 in advance, $7 at the door. 

Pack Your Medicine Bag and Talk with a Pharmacist Nov. 28, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Sign up for a 15 minute appointment to talk one-on-one with a pharmacist from Walgreens. No cost.

Support groups are also available at the Center for Active Adults, including Caregivers, Grief and Loss, First Step Stroke, and Vision Impaired. The Center also offers many clubs that meet regularly including Coupon Clippers, Photography Club, and the Red Hat Society. Call 248-473-1830 for meeting dates and times.

Programs and activities are sponsored by the Senior Adult Division of the City of Farmington Hills. Advance registration is required for all programs. To register for events or to obtain additional information, please call 248-473-1830.

Source: City of Farmington Hills press release

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