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The Silver Threads newsletter is changing. In an effort to continue some sort of newsletter for information, we are paying for a one page Silver Threads section to be published on the third Saturday of each month in the Saturday edition published by the News Review.

We also encourage you to continue visiting our website and follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/FriendshipCentersofEmmetCounty/ for up-to-date information on our programs, services, and events.

FCEC is hoping that the one page will still allow us to publish some quality information for seniors. Please look for the first edition of this new layout on Saturday, August 18, 2018.



 
UPCOMING EVENTS!

Cash Raffle
Only 15 tickets remain for the 18th Annual Cash Raffle. Purchase your ticket to be entered into the final drawings on Friday, September 7 for a chance to win $10,000 or several other cash prizes. Ticket holders and a guest are also invited to a fabulous party with dinner, beverages, and entertainment by the Back Porch Pickers. Ticket price is $150 and only 250 tickets will be sold. Call (231) 347-3211 or (888) 347-0369. Sponsors for this year's fundraiser are AdvisaCare, American House Senior Living Communities, Angel Heart Home Care, Bay Street Orthopaedics, Comfort Keepers, Independence Village, and Korthase Flinn Insurance & Financial Services.

Ceramics Painting
Create works of art with our painting groups. A ceramics group will be joining the regular painting group on Mondays at 12:30 p.m. at the Petoskey Friendship Center. A variety of items to paint will be available for purchase ranging from $5 to $10. Volunteer leader Melissa will provide all necessary painting supplies for the first session.

Hearing Testing
If you have been experiencing hearing loss, please make an appointment to get your hearing checked. Free hearing tests will be offered for persons age 55 and older at the Petoskey Friendship Center on Wednesday, August 15 beginning at 9:00 a.m. An Audiology Technician from Petoskey Ear, Nose, & Throat Specialists will be conducting the tests. Appointments are necessary for this free service and can be made by calling the Council on Aging at (231) 347-3211 or toll-free at (888) 347-0369.

4th Annual Talent Show
Singers, Dancers, Magicians, Comedians, Musicians, and Poets... Whatever your talent, we need you for our 4th Annual Talent Show! We are looking for talented, mature performers ages 60 and older to entertain the audience on Thursday, August 16 at the FCEC Senior Talent Show at the Petoskey Friendship Center. If you have a talent you would like to share, contact Lynn Gentner at (231) 347-3211 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Auditions are not necessary for this friendly and fun event. The show is open to the community and begins at 1:00 p.m.

National Senior Citizens Day
August 21, National Senior Citizens Day, is a day to recongize the achievements and leadership of seniors and thank them for all they've done. Drop by to say hi, lend a helping hand, and do something nice for the senior in your life. Ask them to share their favorite life story. Take photos together and with their permission, share your photos on our Facebook page with the hashtag #SeniorCitizensDay.

FCEC Theater
Join us for a movie and popcorn on Wednesday, August 29 at the Petoskey Friendship Center. The Post, starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, will begin at 1:00 p.m.

Hearing Aid & Eyeglass Cleaning Clinics
On Thursday, August 30 the Petoskey Friendship Center is hosting clinics to get your eyeglasses and hearing aids cleaned. Professional Optical conducts an eyeglass clinic monthly for those age 60 and older and their spouses at the Petoskey Friendship Center. If your eyeglasses need repaired, adjusted, or just cleaned bring them on the last Thursday of each month from 11:15 a.m. to noon. Petoskey Ear, Nose, & Throat Specialists will also be at the Petoskey Friendship Center on this day from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to clean and check your hearing aids. No appointment is necessary for these free services.

Upcoming Field Trips
Upcoming 
field trips include a Pointer Boat Tour on September 5 and a fall color tour to Greenfield Sanctuary on October 4. Contact the Enrichment Director, Lynn Gentner, at (231) 347-3211 for more information.

Walk to End Alzheimer's
The Little Traverse Bay Walk to End Alzheimer's is Saturday, September 15, 2018. Register or join a team at alz.org/walk. Friendship Centers of Emmet County would love to have you join our team.



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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

2018 Finance Committee Meetings
2:30 p.m.
(except December)

January 25
February 22
March 22
April 25*
May 24
June 28

July 26
August 23
September 27
October 25**
November 15
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

2018 Meetings
3:00 p.m.
(unless noted)

January 25
February 22
March 22
April 25*
May 24
June 28

July 26

August 23
September 27
October 25**
November 15
December 13
(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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