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Request for Information
The Friendship Center is looking to partner with farmers to source some local produce for our Congregate Meals and Meals on Wheels services. If you are a farmer in Antrim, Emmet, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, or Otsego counties, please consider completing the Request for Information. Completed applications are due Tuesday, March 1. The full application and additional details can be found here.
 
UPCOMING EVENTS!
2016 Walkathon

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.

Snowflake Luncheon
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.

Frozen Party
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.

Movie Poster Frozen


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.

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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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

Winter Weather Policy

If Petoskey Public Schools are closed due to weather, the Petoskey, Pellston, and Huber Centers will all be closed. 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, Meals on Wheels will be delivered.

If either Pellston Public Schools or Alanson Schools are closed due to weather, the Huber (Brutus) Center will be closed. If the Petoskey Schools are open on this day, Meals on Wheels will be delivered.

Board of Directors Finance Mtgs

2016 Finance Committee Meetings
2:30 p.m.
(except December)

January 28
February 25
March 24
April 28
May 26*
June 23

July 28
August 25
September 22**
October 27
November 17
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

2016 Meetings
3:00 p.m.
(except December)

January 28
February 25
March 26
April 24
May 26*
June 23
July 28
August 25
September 22**
October 27
November 17
December 15
(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

Vial of Life

We feel that the Vial of Life is a most important program for protecting seniors. We are proud to offer Vial of Life decals and forms to the community.

We thank American Senior Safety Agency Medical Alert Systems for donating these decals to our organization.


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