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Senior Project Fresh
Friendship Centers of Emmet County will be distributing booklets of Project Fresh coupons to Emmet County seniors as part of the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program from June 11 through June 21. The program provides vouchers to income-eligible seniors, which can be redeemed for fresh, locally grown produce at area farmers markets, and provides a series of nutrition classes. Funding for this year's program was provided by the American House Foundation and U.S. Department of Agriculture.
2018 Project Fresh

Ping Pong

Ping Pong tables will be setup in the Multi-Purpose Room at the Petoskey Friendship Center for play at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 7; Wednesday, June 13; Thursday, June 14; Wednesday, June 20; Thursday, June 21; and at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 27. We hope you will join us for this fun and heart-healthy game. No experience is necessary.

Entertainment

Join us for lunch and listen to entertainers on Tuesday, June 12 with Gene Drader at the Petoskey Friendship Center and on Thursday, June 14 with Stu Fenton and Sal Page at the Pellston Friendship Center. Entertainment begins at 11:30 a.m.

Colonial Michilimackinac Field Trip

Tour Colonial Michilimackinac and learn about life during the American Revolution on Wednesday, June 13. The bus will depart the Petoskey Friendship Center at 9:00 a.m. Upon arrival at the fort, our group accompanied by our Transportation Director, will be welcomed and encouraged to enjoy the grounds and events of the morning. At 1:00 p.m. the group will meet for lunch at the adjacent park prior to departing at 2:00 p.m. Admission is $12.00 per person, payable at the Fort. Transportation is provided courtesy of FCEC, but please pack your own lunch, beverage, and snacks. Sign up by calling the Petoskey Friendship Center at (231) 347-3211.

Emmet County Senior Expo
You are invited to the Emmet County Senior Expo on Wednesday, June 13 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Emmet County Fairgrounds Community Building. This free event will connect you with goods, services, organizations, and more in the Emmet County area that serve your needs. There will be fifty vendor booths, freebies, refreshments, a guide booklet, and door prizes! Come out to discover what Emmet County has for you.

FCEC Music

The FCEC Choir and our newly formed Ukulele Group will perform together on Monday, June 18 at the Petoskey Friendship Center. The Choir performs every Friday at 11:15 and the Ukulele Group practices every Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Petoskey Friendship Center. New members are always welcome.

Ukulele Group
Friendship Centers of Emmet County has formed a Ukulele Group. If you would like to join them, the group meets on Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Petoskey Friendship Center. Instruction and sheet music will be provided. On Monday, June 18, the newly-formed group will perform four numbers with the FCEC Choir. Come watch them strum and see how easy and fun the ukulele is. The group is in search of ukuleles - if you have one and are willing to donate or loan it to Friendship Centers, please call (231) 347-3211 and leave a message for Kathy.


Entertainment

Brad Hersey will perform at the Pellston Friendship Center on Tuesday, June 19 beginning at 11:30 a.m. and playing through lunch.

Maximizing Your Medicare
This presentation takes place at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19 at the Petoskey Friendship Center. Sign up in advance a receive a free Medicare book with attendance. For more information call Northern Michigan Elder Law, PLC at (231) 347-7777.

Entertainment
Don Coe will perform at the Petoskey Friendship Center on Tuesday, June 26 beginning at 11:30 a.m. and playing through lunch.

Detroit Tigers Game Day Trip

A trip to Comerica Park, offered through Good Times Travel N Tours, to watch the Detroit Tigers play the Oakland A's on Monday, June 25. The cost is $119 per person and includes transportation in a private non-smoking motor coach with restroom and reserved seating in lower baseline box. The bus departs Gaylord at 9:00 a.m. For more information contact FCEC's Enrichment Director at (231) 347-3211, ext. 14.

Cash Raffle
Tickets are on sale for the 18th Annual Cash Raffle. The first early bird drawing takes place on Wednesday, June 27. Winner will receive $150 and still be entered into the final drawings on Friday, September 7 for a chance to win $10,000 or several other cash prizes. Ticket price is $150 and only 250 tickets will be sold. 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.

Neurogenic Orthostatic Hypotension with Parkinson's Disease
Sponsored by FCEC's Parkinson's Support Group, Delia Mancoci, MD will present on this condition associated with Parkinson's Disease on Wednesday, June 27 at 2:00 p.m. at the Petoskey Friendship Center.

FCEC Theater
The movie Breathe will be playing at the Petoskey Friendship Center on Wednesday, June 27 at 1:00 p.m. Movie and popcorn is free to seniors age 60 and older and their spouses.

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. starting June 4 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.

Senior Walking Club
Do you enjoy walking, but don't want to go alone? FCEC's Senior Walking Club will meets on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. at the waterside entrance of the Little Traverse Historical Museum, 100 Depot Street, Petoskey. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  for more information and to be included in the group's contact list.


Car Show and Famous Chicken Dinner to Go
Do you have a special car that you would like to have on display during this fundraiser to benefit Friendship Centers of Emmet County? The event takes place on Wednesday, July 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Contact the Enrichment Director at (231) 347-3211, ext. 19 for questions or to be involved. FCEC's famous chicken dinners to go will be available for purchase for $10 a meal. The event will be open to the public and pre-orders for to go meals will be available.





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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.

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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