Home Fire Preparedness
If a fire starts in your home, you may have just two minutes to escape. The American Red Cross is partnering with the local fire department to install smoke alarms in your home. If you would like one installed in your home and live in Emmet County, please contact the Council on Aging at (231) 347-3211 or (888) 347-0369 to be put on the sign-up list.
Veterans Coffee and Donut Hour
A coffee and donut hour for veterans who served for any time period in any branch of service takes place on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. at the Petoskey Friendship Center. Connect with other veterans and share stories and experiences or just talk about the news of the day while enjoying complimentary coffee and donuts. The donuts are courtesy of Johan's Bakery.
The Council on Aging and all FCEC Senior Centers will be closed on Monday, May 30 in honor of Memorial Day. Please join us on Tuesday, May 31 for a Memorial Day luncheon at the Petoskey and Pellston Senior Centers.
Senior Essential Needs Fund
If you, or a senior you know, are having trouble paying for an essentially needed item or service, options are available. Friendship Centers of Emmet County, Council on Aging, has recently received grants from the Bay Harbor Foundation, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation for support of the Senior Essential Needs Fund. This program provides some assistance to meet emergency needs for seniors, age 60 and older, residing in Emmet County. If you need help with health related expenses, medications not covered by an insurance plan, safety and welfare needs, or even emergency home repairs, please call (231) 347-3211 or toll-free at (888) 347-0369.
The Petoskey Friendship Center is hosting a bake sale on Wednesday, June 8 beginning at 9:00 a.m. Come with a sweet tooth and a pocket full of change. If you would like to donate, items can be dropped off on Tuesday afternoon or anytime Wednesday morning.
Tour the Crooked Tree Arts Center
A bus will leave the Petoskey Friendship Center at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, June 13 for a trip to the Crooked Tree Arts Center in Petoskey. A CTAC tour guide will provide the group with a tour and history of the Arts Center. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the Petoskey Friendship Center at (231) 347-3211 or (888) 347-0369. Those not wanting to ride the bus should specify they are providing their own transportation when making the reservation to attend.
American House Foundation Supports Project Fresh
FCEC received a grant from the American House Foundation for the support of the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program. The program provides nutrition classes and vouchers for fresh produce to income-eligible senior citizens in Emmet County. Vouchers will be available at the Harbor Springs Senior Center on Monday, June 13 from 10:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m; at the Petoskey Friendship Center on Wednesday, June 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Thursday, June 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; at the Huber Senior Center in Brutus on Wednesday, June 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; and at the Pellston Friendship Center on Thursday, June 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Father's Day Luau
Aloha friends! Hula on down to the Petoskey and Huber Friendship Centers on Friday, June 17 for a Father's Day Luncheon, consisting of salad bar, Hawaiian chicken, rice pilaf, asparagus, and dessert. Don't forget to wearyour Hawaiian shirts.
Farm-to-Senior Food Presentation
Local foods create more vibrant communities by connecting people with the farmers and food producers who bring them healthy local foods. On Wednesday, June 22, Coveyou Scenic Farm Market will provide a farm-to-senior food presentation on healthy green vegetables at the Petoskey Friendship Center at 12:30 p.m. Learn about how they are grown, why they are good to eat, different ways to eat them, and many other interesting facts! Seniors are welcome to call the Council on Aging at (888) 347-0369 for more information.
On Wednesday, June 29 at 1:00 p.m., the Petoskey Friendship Center will be showing The Intern starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway. The comedy is about a seventy-year old widower has discovered that retirement isn't all that it's cracked up to be, and gets back into it by landing an internship at a fashion website run by a young career-driven woman. Movie and popcorn are free to seniors age 60 and older and their spouses.
Karaoke with Krista
Join our Meals on Wheels driver, Krista, for a fun time of singing and listening to your favorite karaoke tunes every Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Petoskey Friendship Center.
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