The 2017 Subaru Share the Love Event
Over for the past nine years, Subaru and its retailers have helped the Meals on Wheels network deliver more than 1.7 million meals to homebound seniors across the country, including those in Emmet County! You can help support FCEC's Meals on Wheels program when you buy or lease a new Subaru during the 2017 Share the Love Event. Here’s how it works: from November 16, 2017 through January 2, 2018, for every new Subaru vehicle leased or sold, Subaru will donate $250 to the customer’s choice of participating charities. Choose Meals on Wheels America and Friendship Centers of Emmet County, Council on Aging, will receive a share of the revenue earned in Michigan. We know that not all of you are in the market to purchase a new car, but if you are—please look into the Share the Love Event to learn more. If you’re not shopping for a new vehicle, you can still help by spreading the word to your family and friends. Share our posts about Share the Love on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Friendship-Centers-of-Emmet-County-Council-on-Aging-260673383944389/

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Medicare Open Enrollment
Open Enrollment is October 15 through December 7. This is your chance to review and make changes to your Medicare plans. FCEC is working with Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program counselors to provide seniors with help to make the best decisions for them about their Medicare benefits. Call (231) 347-3211 or toll-free (888) 347-0369 to schedule an appointment with a MMAP counselor.

Chair Yoga
Chair Yoga is back at the Petoskey Friendship Center. The class will take place on the first and third Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. Join Jesica Bunker, a McLaren Northern Michigan certified instructor, as she leads the class on December 6 and 20.

The Back Porch Pickers will be performing during lunch on Thursday, December 7 at the Petoskey Friendship Center. While lunch begins at noon, come early as they will start at 11:30 a.m.

Holiday Gift Basket Raffle
Large gift baskets are up for raffle. Basket themes are Games, American Heartland, Winter Frost, Toys, Christmas Soldier, Wine & Chocolates, S'mores over the Fire, American Spoon, and Stampin' Up! Baskets can be previewed on Facebook and tickets can be purchased at the Petoskey Friendship Center. Tickets are $1.00 each or six for $5.00. Winners will be announced on Thursday, December 14. No need to be present to win.

Celebrate Our Seniors Holiday Wreath Fundraiser
Purchase a wreath to donate to an area senior or buy one for yourself. Each wreath is 16" in diameter and will be made from boughs of douglas fir, pine, and cedar, and will be made and decorated by FCEC Home Health Aides. All donations benefit the In-Home Services Department. Cost is $12 for one or $22 for two. Orders will be taken through December 8. Delivery dates to seniors begin December 4 and wreaths will be available for pickup on December 1 and December 11. To order by phone, call (231) 347-0300.

Tour of Lights
Hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Petoskey, this popular event takes place on the evening of Tuesday, December 12. A soup and sandwich supper begins at 5:00 p.m. Following supper, aboard FCEC Transportation buses for a ride around town to view the holiday lights. Sign up in advance by calling (231) 347-3211 or (888) 347-0369. If your home or business is lit up for the holidays and would like to be included on the route to pass by, please call the Transportation Department at (231) 348-3425.

Holiday Bake Sale
Purchase some delicious home-baked goods for yourself or to take to an upcoming party. The bake sale located at the Petoskey Friendship Center begins at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 13 and runs until the goodies are gone. If you would like to donate treats or holiday craft items to be sold, donations can be dropped off the day prior or beginning at 8:30 a.m. the day of the sale.

'Tis the Season
Join us in celebration of our 50th year and in the joy of the holiday season at the 'Tis the Season Annual Meeting & Luncheon on Thursday, December 14. You must be seated by 11:30 a.m. not to interrupt musical performances by the FCEC Choir and Harbor Light students. Students will then serve lunch tableside at noon, with the annual meeting following. Reservations are required. Sign up at the Petoskey Friendship Center or call (231) 347-3211 or (888) 347-0369. The cost is a suggested donation of $2.50 for seniors age 60 and older and their spouses. If Petoskey Public Schools are closed due to weather, the event will be rescheduled for Friday, December 15. 

AARP Driver Safety Program
FCEC is pleased to sponsor the AARP Driver Safety Program at the Petoskey Friendship Center. The program is aimed at drivers 50 year and older. This year the class will be split into two half-day sessions, taking place from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, December 18 and Wednesday, December 20. You must attend both days to receive credit for completing the program. The cost for the session is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Preregistration is required and can be done by calling (231) 347-3211 or (888) 347-0369, ext. 29.

Holiday Hours
Friendship Centers of Emmet County will be closed on Friday, December 22 and Monday, December 25, 2017. We will also be closed on Monday, January 1, 2018.

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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

2017 Finance Committee Meetings
2:30 p.m.
(except December)

January 26
February 23
March 23
April 27
May 25*
June 22

July 27
August 24
September 28**
October 26
November 16
(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

2017 Meetings
3:00 p.m.
(unless noted)

January 26
February 23
March 23
April 27
May 22
May 25*
June 22
July 18
(4:00 p.m.)
July 27
August 22
(1:00 p.m.)
August 24
September 28**
October 26
November 16
December 14
(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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