Don’t Get Scammed
Senior Financial Empowerment

Jennifer Rekasi, Community Development Relationship Manager/Vice President, from Huntington Bank in Petoskey will educate seniors on avoiding scams and protecting personal identity. Learn tips and information to avoid common frauds, scams, and other exploitations. Have interactive discussions about protecting your personal information, being prepared, and important tips for protecting yourself. The presentation will include questions and answers.
Presentations will take place on Tuesday, November 29 at 1:00 p.m. at the Petoskey Friendship Center and Tuesday, December 6 at 1:00 p.m. at the Huber Senior Center.
Please join us for lunch at noon prior to the presentation! Lunch is available to those 60 and older for a suggested minimum donation of $3 per person. Those under 60 and accompanying a senior may purchase a lunch pass for $5 per person.

Healthy Holidays Presentation

Holidays can be a difficult time to stay active and healthy. Let Michigan State University Extension be your guide to a healthy holiday.

  • Learn tips and tricks to make delicious and healthy foods.
  • Make small recipe substitutions to your favorite dishes, without losing the fabulous flavor.
  • Learn how to avoid mindless eating at the buffets and snack bowls.
  • Substitutions for less healthy holiday dishes, how to deal with unhealthy snacks, and more tips to help keep those holiday pounds away!
The presentation by Jane Sherry, Community Nutrition Instructor, MSU Extension, will take place on Thursday, December 8 at 1:00 p.m. at the Petoskey Friendship Center.
Join us for lunch at noon prior to this presentation! Lunch is available to those 60 and older for a suggested minimum donation of $3 per person. Those under 60 and accompanying a senior may purchase a lunch pass for $5 per person.

Fire Prevention and Safety Presentation

Did you know? In 2019, older adults in the United States,

  • Had a 2.5 times greater risk of dying in a fire than the total population.
  • Ages 85 and over were 3.6 times more likely to die in a fire than the total population.
  • Ages 85 and over had the highest fire death rate.
Resort Bear Creek Fire Department firefighter Anthony Belmonte will review various ways to prevent fires and answer questions you may have regarding fire safety. The presentation will take place on Monday, December 19 at 12:30 p.m. at the Petoskey Friendship Center.
Please join us for lunch at noon prior to this presentation! Lunch is available to those 60 and older for a suggested minimum donation of $3 per person. Those under 60 and accompanying a senior may purchase a lunch pass for $5 per person.

Family History and Family Search Presentation

Have you inherited albums or boxes of unlabeled photos? How do you want your family’s history to be inherited by your children and grandchildren? You and your family members have important knowledge that should not pass away with you.

Join Velvet and Yves Rollin in this workshop, and learn how to ensure information about your family is not lost to future generations and those interested in this information today.

Bring your phone, iPad, or tablet to begin learning!

The presentation will take place on Monday, January 9 at 1:00 p.m. at the Petoskey Friendship Center.

Please join us for lunch at noon prior to this presentation! Lunch is available to those 60 and older for a suggested minimum donation of $3 per person. Those under 60 and accompanying a senior may purchase a lunch pass for $5 per person.

Family Story Workshop

Learn three easy ways to tell your stories and share them; handwriting, scrapbooking, recording, and how to ensure they are not lost to future generations and those interested in this information now.

Stories may include events and traditions, special items, or childhood memories.

Bring your smart device if you have one, a journal if you write in one, and a photo or two that means something to you, and together we will begin telling our stories!

The workshop will take place on Monday, January 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Petoskey Friendship Center. Questions? Contact the Enrichment Director at 231-347-3211 ext. 119 or [email protected]

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