Special Presentations

Some presentations may start a few minutes early. We encourage you to join us for lunch on these days. Lunch is available for a minimum suggested donation of $3.00 for those aged 60 and over. Those under 60 and accompanying a senior may purchase a lunch pass for $5.00.

Rosie the Riveter Presentation

Linda Rogers and Angie Morthland, retired teachers, American Rosie the Riveter Association, Cheboygan and Emmet County Chapter representatives, and both descendants of WWII women Rosies the Riveters, preserve, pay tribute, and advocate the stories of the women who worked to help win the war. They are sure to enlighten us! The presentation is on Tuesday, September 19 at 1:00 p.m.

Cell Phone Technology Presentation

Got questions about your phone? How do I add contacts? How do I block a call or text? How do I email on my phone? How do I take pictures?

Ray Lalonde, Petoskey T-Mobile Manager, will give an overview of common cell phones, and answer any questions you may have. Bring your phone and get more acquainted with it. The presentation takes place on Monday, October 2 at 1:00 p.m. at the Petoskey Friendship Center.

“The Lucy” Presentation

During WWI, the Lusitania was continuing Transatlantic service between New York and Liverpool, sailing through the hostile seas of German U-boats. Her speed was her great defense, but her luck ran out in May 1915. The luxury liner was torpedoed and sank in only 18 minutes. Leaders of the time, President Woodrow Wilson, First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill, and U-boat Captain Walther Schweiger are discussed.

David Kaplan, Titanic Historical Society member, will share the details of this tragic event in this 60-minute presentation. The presentation takes place at the Petoskey Friendship Center on Tuesday, October 10 at 1:00 p.m.

How to Love Your Brain and Help Your Memory

Learn ways to keep your brain healthy and improve your memory. This presentation is on Tuesday, September 12 at 1:00 p.m. at the Huber Senior Center, 6436 E. Brutus Road, Brutus.  This presentation is on Tuesday, October 17 at 1:00 p.m. at the Petoskey Friendship Center.

The presentation will be led by Suzanne Holguin, MSN, RN. She is an assessment nurse and support group facilitator for Alzheimer’s and Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, and Caregiver Support Groups for Friendship Centers of Emmet County. She is a volunteer for the Alzheimer’s Association of NW Michigan Region. She also writes a monthly column for the Petoskey News-Review on Caregiving.

Healthy Habits – Healthy Brain:
Lifestyle Changes to Reduce Stroke Risk

On average someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds. As we get older, the risk of stroke increases, but there are steps we can take to reduce this risk.

Join us at the Petoskey Friendship Center on Thursday, October 26 at 1:00 p.m. as we explore age-related risk factors for stroke and how you can take an active role in your own health and well-being.

Blood pressure screening will be available at this event.

Presented by McLaren Northern Michigan. For more information on the stroke center visit mclaren.org/NorthernStroke.

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