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Friendship Centers of Emmet County is looking for candidates to serve on the Board of Directors. FCEC's mission is to ensure that all seniors have the opportunities, information and services necessary to live healthy, safe and active lives in dignity.

The Board of Directors supports the work of Friendship Centers of Emmet County and provides mission-based leadership and strategic governance. Board of Directors serve two-year terms and are eligible for up to two additional terms. Board meetings are held monthly and committee meetings are held as scheduled. Regular and consistent attendance at meetings and special events is expected. Ideal candidates will demonstrate:

     *Extensive professional experience with significant leadership accomplishments in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector
     *A committment to and understanding of FCEC's beneficiaries
     *Savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals
     *Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of FCEC's beneficiaries
     *Resides within Emmet County or is considered a part of the Emmet County community

To request more information or to receive and application packet, please contact Denneen Smith, Executive Director, by calling (231) 347-3211 or via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


 
Upcoming Events
Accompanist Needed

FCEC Chorus is in search of an accompanist. If you would like to join the choir as a singer and/or a piano player visit the Petoskey Friendship Center on Friday mornings to meet with Meredith.



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
Free hearing tests will be offered for persons age 55 and older at the Huber (Brutus) Friendship Center on Wednesday, October 17 beginning at 9:00 a.m. An audiology technician 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. Appointments are necessary for this free service and can be made by calling the Huber Senior Center at (231) 529-8803 on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Entertainment
Stu Fenton and Sal Page are returning to the Petoskey Friendship Center to entertain us during lunch on Thursday, October 18. Entertainment begins at 11:30 a.m. Let's give them a warm welcome.

Emmet County EMS Presentation
The Emmet County EMS will have an ambulance and equipment on display at Friendship Centers of Emmet County during lunch on Thursday, October 18 at the Pellston Friendship Center, on Friday, October 19 at the Huber (Brutus) Senior Center, and on Tuesday, October 23 at the Petoskey Friendship Center. Listen to a short presentation about signs of stroke and when to call 911. Find out how to save on potential medical expenses and hear about other services they provide.

FCEC Theater
The Leisure Seeker, a 2017 comedy-drama based on the novel by Michael Zadoorian, will be playing at the Petoskey Friendship Center on Wednesday, October 24 at 1:00 p.m. Starring Donald Sutherland and Helen Mirren, the couple take one last road trip in their vintage RV before his Alzheimer's and her cancer catch up with them.

Entertainment
The popular Brad Hersey will be performing at the Huber Senior Center on Friday, October 26 during lunch. Entertainment begins at 11:30 a.m.

Halloween
Dress up if you wish for a Halloween Luncheon on Wednesday, October 31. Children from area preschools will be parading through the Petoskey and Huber Senior Centers during lunch.

Veterans Coffee & Donut Hour
Mrs. Slack's 5th Grade class from Sheridan Elementary will return again this year to interview veterans and their spouses on Thursday, November 8 during the Veterans Coffee & Donut Hour at 10:00 a.m. Students will have a list of appropriate questions, preapproved by the teacher, to ask. If you are a veteran or a spouse of a veteran and would like to share your story with the next generation, please join us at the Petoskey Friendship Center. The students will also be helping with lunch afterward.

Veterans Day Luncheon
FCEC's annual Veteran's Day Luncheon, with a group photo of all veterans in attendance, will take place on Monday, November 12 at the Petoskey Friendship Center. Lunch begins at noon with soup & salad bar starting at 11:30 a.m., and is available for a minimum suggested donation of $3.00 for seniors age 60 and older and their spouses. Non-senior guests, accompanying a senior, may purchase lunch for this event for $5.00 per person.

Hearing Testing
Free hearing tests will be offered for persons age 55 and older at the Petoskey Friendship Center on Wednesday, November 14 beginning at 9:00 a.m. An audiology technician from Petoskey Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists will be conducting the tests. If you have been experiencing hearing loss, make an appointment to get your hearing checked. This service is free of charge, but appointments are necessary and can be made by calling the Petoskey Friendship Center at (231) 347-3211 or toll-free at (888) 347-0369.

Thanksgiving Luncheon
Give thanks with us on Wednesday, November 21 for a Thanksgiving Feast consisting of turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, biscuits, and pumpkin dessert. Lunch will be served at noon at the Petoskey and Huber Friendship Centers. The Petoskey High School Girls Basketball team will be joining us at the Petoskey Center. This event is reserved for those age 60 and older and their spouses for a suggested minimum donation of $3.00 per person.

Reducing Your Fall Risk
In partnership with Northern Michigan Sports Medicine Center, FCEC presents "Reducing Your Fall Risk" on Tuesday, December 11 at 12:30 p.m. at the Petoskey Friendship Center. Explore ways to stay safe and prevent falls with Physical Therapist Jeff Samyn.









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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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