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Congregate Meals

The FCEC meal programs are intended to address both the nutritional and social needs of our community’s older citizens by providing balanced, hot meals at affordable prices. The menus are carefully monitored by a registered dietician through the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) to ensure compliance with vitamin and mineral requirements.

Congregate Meals: Enjoying lunch at one of our local senior centers provides an ideal opportunity to enjoy a flavorful meal prepared by a certified chef and to meet new people in an open, congenial atmosphere. We are the Friendship Centers, after all! Special events, presentations, musical performances, and holiday parties bring variety and entertainment to every month. FCEC offers lunch at three congregate meal sites in Emmet County: Petoskey, Pellston, and Brutus. The meal is available on a donation basis and no one will ever be turned away due to an inability to contribute. Suggested donation for seniors age 60 and over and their spouses is $2.50. Non-senior guests are also welcome to join us for lunch for $5.00.

  • Petoskey Center: Lunch served Monday through Friday at noon. 
  • Pellston Center: Lunch served Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday at noon. 
  • Huber (Brutus) Center: Lunch served Wednesday and Friday at noon.

Visit http://www.emmetcoa.org/services/nutrition-meals/currentmenu for the current menu.

 
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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 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.

Healthy Communities

Building Healthy Communities Video
The Building Healthy Communities grant is a collective effort of the Health Department of Northwest Michigan, Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities, District Health Department #10, and Taste the Local Difference. The grant helped Friendship Centers of Emmet County improve the ability to serve healthier, locally grown foods to older adults in Emmet County.
 

Tim Nixon Show

Employees of Friendship Centers of Emmet County were on the Tim Nixon Show (WMKT 1270 AM and 102.3 FM) on August 11, 2016 speaking about many of the programs and services of the Council on Aging, including RSVP, Congregate Meals, Meals on Wheels, Transportation, Health Services, and other activities. You can access the recording here: 
Part 1 
Part 2


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