Recreation, information and services for ages 50+
A publication of the Troy Parks and Recreation Department June 2010
How Will the Health Care Reform
Law Affect You? Community-Wide
Monday, June 7 10:30 - 11:30 am
How will the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Garage Sale
impact you as a senior adult? What will it mean for your Saturday, June 5 9 am - 2 pm
Medicare coverage? Get answers to these questions and Liberty Center Parking Garage
more during an educational session especially for seniors (just south of the Troy Community Center)
from 10:30 to 11:30 am on Monday, June 7 in Room 303 at
the Troy Community Center. The event is free and open to Join your friends and neighbors in cleaning out
the public. Panelists who will explain key provisions of the your closets and garage. Bring all your items to the
new health care reform law include: Liberty Center Garage and turn your discards into
$$$CASH$$$. Your registration fee gives you two
• Marjorie Mitchell, Executive Director parking spaces in the garage. Additional spaces
Michigan Universal Health Care Access Network may be purchased and table rental is available.
• Garrett Arwa, State Director, Organizing for America Concessions and restroom facilities will be on site.
• Melissa Bernardi, Regional Field Director, The registration deadline is May 28.
Organizing for America
Act. #128994F 2 spaces $15 ($17 NR)
For more information, please contact (248) 680-0773. Act. #128994G Additional space $10 ($12 NR)
Act. #128994H 8 ft table rental $10 ($12 NR)
Chef's Choice Dinner with Entertainment by
the Heritage Concert Band Volunteers needed from 7:30 am-2 pm. If you are
Wednesday, June 16. Doors open at 5:15 pm interested call Elaine T at 248-524-3484.
Emerald Food Service will present their popular Chef's
Shoppers admission fee of $1 per person, children
Choice buffet at dinnertime followed by a one-hour concert
under 5 free. Proceeds benefit Troy senior programs.
by the Heritage Concert Band. The entertainment is spon-
sored by Dr. Michael Chen. Doors open at 5:15 pm. The
buffet will open at 5:30 pm followed by the concert at 6:30
pm. The cost is $6 ($8 NR). Reservations required.
Newsletter Subscription Renewal
Newsletter Will Be Printed Six Times Per Year Starting with
Please register by Monday, June 14. Space is limited. Ask the July/August Issue
for Act. #125934B. It's time to renew your newsletter subscription if you
receive it through the mail as your subscription expires
Outdoor Shuffleboard and Bocce Ball with this issue. Subscriptions (3rd class mail) begin with
Mixers Offered Tuesday and Thursday Mornings the July/August issue and expire the following June. There
Although the leagues have been cancelled due to low will be SIX issues, published every other month. The fee is
enrollment, to facilitate play, a shuffleboard mixer will $4 for six issues. Non-residents pay $6. Register for Act.
be offered on Tuesday mornings and a bocce mixer will #135000G. If you receive the newsletter via e-mail, you do
be offered on Thursday mornings at 9:30 am beginning not need to renew - you will continue to receive the news-
June 1. Pre-registration is not required and there is no letter. A third option is to pick up a free copy at the Com-
fee. Participants should pick up the equipment at the munity Center on or after the 27th of every other month.
Community Center desk.
The two outdoor shuffleboard courts and two outdoor Inside . . .
bocce ball courts at the Community Center are available Ongoing activities ..................................... page 9
for open play and equipment can be checked out at the Sports and Fitness ............................ pages 4 & 5
Community Center desk with ID. There is no charge. Services ................................................... page 14
Trips ................................................. pages 6 & 7
NEW: Zumba Toning for Gold - page 5
Troy Parks & Recreation Upcoming Events 248-524-3484
Troy, MI 48083 Michigan Senior Olympics
248-524-3484 Summer Games for men and women 50+ July 7 - 21 at various Oakland Co. locations
Senior Program Staff There are 22 medal events including badminton, bocce, bowling, golf, horseshoes, pick-
Carla Vaughan leball, shuffleboard, swimming, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. MSO membership
Senior Program Director ($25) is required. The registration fee is $35 and includes two medal events. The final
firstname.lastname@example.org registration deadline is June 1. Call 800-400-8161 for more information or visit www.
Elaine Torvinen michiganseniorolympics.org.
Senior Program Coordinator
HOT Skills Sudoku
Exercise Higher Order Thinking Skills and have fun playing one of the most popular puzzles
of our time. This two-day course teaches a method that will give you the ability to finish
Hours all medium and hard puzzles. Instructor John Prepolec is a retired automotive executive
Mon-Fri, 8 am-9 pm with 25 years experience in problem solving methodology. He developed this course which
Sat, 8 am-1 pm uses deductive logic and standardized methods to solve the puzzles. Space is limited and
Fax preregistration is required. Must have some experience with Sudoku puzzles. $3.50 materials
248-689-6497 fee payable to the instructor at the first class. Fee: $25 ($30 NR)
Medi-Go Plus Act. # Day Dates Time
248-457-1100 135937I T&Th June 8 & 10 10-11:30 am
248-362-3436 Oakland County Senior Spelling D-U-E-L
Emerald Kitchens The county-wide Senior Spelling D-U-E-L will be held in Birmingham in October 2010,
(Meals on Wheels) exact date to be announced. Troy spellers can meet on Tuesdays at 11 am in the senior
reading room beginning June 1 to practice for this exciting event. A Troy competition
will be held on September 15 at 1 pm to determine the three spellers who will represent
Weather Hotline Troy in the county D-U-E-L. To register as a competitor in the Troy event, ask for Act. #
(Cancellations due to weather) 148985E. The registration deadline is September 1. The fee is $8 ($10 NR).
City Hall Join the Band!
The Heritage Concert Band practices at the Community Center on the first and third
City Web Site Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm. (No string instruments except string bass.) For
more information about joining this group, contact Inez Wolosen at 248-828-8047. See
the band perform at the Chef's Choice dinner on June 16. See page 1 for details.
James Berar .............689-3408
Pauline Noce ...........540-1606
David Ogg-Chair ....689-2210 Movie Madness with Free Popcorn!
Jo Rhoads ................689-2741
Join us for DVD movies at the Community Center on the big
JoAnn Thompson ....879-2637
screen TV at 1 pm on the 3rd Wednesday of each month in Room
301. Your suggestions are welcome! Closed captions available upon
request. After the movie, there will be a brief discussion lead by Mike Frank.
$5 annual participation fee ($7 NR) or .50 drop-in fee per movie at door.
Wed., June 16 - Up in the Air (109 min.) - R
Ryan Bingham (George Clooney) is a corporate downsizing expert whose cherished
life on the road is threatened just as he is on the cusp of reaching ten million fre-
quent flyer miles and just after he's met the frequent-traveler woman of his dreams.
Mission Statement Bingham's job is to fire people from theirs. The anguish, hostility, and despair of his
The City of Troy is committed "clients" has left him falsely compassionate, living out of a suitcase, and loving every
to working with and for senior second of it. When his boss hires arrogant young Natalie, she develops a method of
citizens to provide information, video conferencing that will allow termination without ever leaving the office. Deter-
programs and services that mined to show her the error of her logic, Ryan takes her on one of his cross country
promote independence and firing expeditions, but as she starts to realize the disheartening realities of her profes-
healthy, active aging. sion, he begins to see the downfalls to his way of life.
Upcoming Events 248-524-3484
Troy Restaurant Group
Wednesday, June 2 - 6 pm at Kruse & Muer
Dine out with other seniors every other month at an area
restaurant. Meet at the restaurant, order from the menu,
and enjoy a delicious meal with friends old and new.
The next “Troy Restaurant Group” event is Wednesday, Granola Goodness for Goodness Sake!
June 2 at Kruse & Muer, 911 Wilshire, Troy, 48084. Meet Meet Monica Jahnke, owner of Muschie’s Baked Goods in this
there at 6 pm. Please RSVP to JoAnn Thompson 248-879- class about healthy organic foods! Learn about quality nutrition
2637 or Jat61@wowway.com by May 29. The group will that comes from eating whole foods like grains, nuts, seeds,
have a semi-private room and there will be separate checks. fruits, and unrefined sweeteners. Enjoy delicious samples of
Monica’s organic creations and learn about nutritious snacks
Hearing Loss Support Group made from locally grown ingredients that can provide you with
Wednesday, June 9 - 6:30-8 pm sustained energy….naturally!! Location: Stage Nature Center.
The hearing loss support group is for anyone with a hearing Act # Age Date Time Fee Res Disc
loss or anyone who cares about someone with hearing loss. 327950A 12-Adult Sat, June 5 10-11:30 am $14 $12
In June, learn more about cell phones and hearing aids.
Reservations are not required. There will be no meeting in River Day 2010
July and August. Saturday, June 5 at Stage Nature Center - 9 am - 1 pm
Join us as we work in the headwaters of the Rouge River
to improve the natural habitat along the stream at the Stage
Book Club Nature Center. This upstream reach of the Rouge River is
Wed., June 9 - 10 am home to some of the most pristine water in the entire Rouge
The book club meets on the second Wednesday of each River Watershed. This year’s event is sponsored by REI.
month except July and August in the reading room at the Activities include: River debri removal, invasive plant
Troy Community Center. Contact Corrine at 248-528- removal and wood chipping trails. To volunteer, contact the
1508 for more information. New members welcome. $5 Stage Nature Center at 248.524.3567.
annual participation fee ($7 NR) or .50 drop-in fee at door.
Caregiver’s Support Group Mindfulness Meditation Group
June 10 (2nd Thursday of each month) - 10-11:30 am 2nd and 4th Tuesday - 6:45-8 pm
This support group, cosponsored by Home Instead Senior This group is for those who have read or are reading Full
Care, provides a forum for individuals to share experiences, Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn and have an inter-
information, and methods for managing caregiver stress. est in developing a meditation practice. Contact Jean at
All ages are welcome. If you would like to bring the 248-288-0832 for more information. $10 annual participa-
person you are caring for, let us know by registering for tion fee ($12 NR) or .50 at the door.
Act. #145921A. $5 annual fee ($7 NR) or .50 drop-in fee
at door. Shanghai Rummy Card Group
Fridays, 3 pm - ?
Red Hat Society If you enjoy playing rummy, come in and check this group
Tuesday, June 8 - 1 pm out. Find out what Shanghai Rummy is and join the fun.
The Troy Mad Hatters meet on the second Tuesday of each $10 annual participation fee ($12 NR) or .50 at the door.
month. In June they will they will hold their members-only
picnic at Brinston Park from 11 am - 1 pm. Call JoAnne at
248-577-1165 for more information. Contestants Sought for Ms. Senior
Winner to be Crowned July 13 in Rochester
Massage Therapy The Ms. Senior Michigan Pageant seeks women age
60 and older who best exemplify the dignity, maturity
Chair or table massage is offered on Mondays and and inner beauty of those who have reached their
Fridays from 9 am to 2 pm with massage therapist "Age of Elegance." Contestants will be judged in
Gordon Maslowski. The fee is $15 for a 20 minute interview, talent, poise and philosophy of life. To
chair massage or $35 for a 45 minute table massage. learn more about the pageant and find out how to
Please call 248-524-3484 to make an appointment. enter, contact Laura Newsome at 810-987-8811.
Walk-ins welcome if time allows.
Sports and Fitness 248-524-3484
2010 Summer 50+ Outdoor Pickleball Senior Tennis League
An informal senior tennis league meets on
50+ Pickleball Doubles Ladder Leagues Tuesday and Friday mornings from 9 am -11
Play begins week of June 1 for 12 weeks. Play one game to am at the Civic Center tennis courts. Fee:
11 with each player in your foursome each night. Weekly $2/session payable at the courts. For more
totals will be used to determine court placement for the information, call Judy Luther at 248.879.9550
following weeks. Play will take place at Baker School tennis
courts. Eight players will report for an early start and eight 2010 Golf Leagues
players for a late start, alternating start times. Each league Both the Monday and Wednesday morning 9-hole golf
needs a volunteer manager. Contact Elaine T. at 248-524- leagues at Sylvan Glen are full at this time. If you wish to
3484 if you are interested. No play July 3 and 4. go on the sub list, call 248-524-3484 and ask for the proper
Act # Day Gender Time Fee NR activity number(s):
138995G Sun Co-ed 8:30-11am $12 $17 Sub Only: Mon.: Act. #148986B Wed.: Act. #148987B
138995H Tue Men’s 5:30-8 pm $12 $17
138995J Wed Co-ed 5:30-8 pm $12 $17
138895K Thu Women’s 5:30-8 pm $12 $17 Register Now for 55+ Fall/Winter Volleyball
138895L Sat Coed 8:30-11 am $12 $17 Senior volleyball teams for persons 55 and older practice
at the Troy Community Center on Mondays and Thursdays
Pickleball Mixers from 9:30-11 am beginning September 13 through the end
Play begins week of June 1 for 12 weeks. Play will take of March. These teams play in a Tuesday morning league
place at Baker and Smith Middle School tennis courts. in Warren from November through March. Pre-registration
Courts are reserved for group of no more than 12 individuals is required. The fee is $120 per person ($140 for non-resi-
that are preregistered to participate in this program. Volunteer dents). To register ask for activity #148970E. To be guar-
manager will be needed for this program. Contact Elaine T at anteed a spot, returning players must register by August 28.
248-524-3484 if you are interested. No play July 2 & 4. New players may register beginning Sept. 2.
Act # Loc. Day Time Level Fee NR
138995M Baker Sun 5-7pm Inter –Adv $12 $17
138995N Smith Sun 5-7pm Beg-Inter $12 $17
138995P Baker Fri 5-7pm Inter –Adv $12 $17 Sports Leagues
138995Q Smith Fri 5-7pm Beg-Inter $127 $17 Bowling - Mondays, 1 - 3:15 pm at Thunderbird Lanes,
138995R Smith Sat 9-11 am Beg-Int $12 $17 Sept. - April. Points for beating own average.
Golf - Mon and Wed mornings at Sylvan Glen May
When the courts at Baker and Smith Middle Schools are
Softball - Women 50+ - Tuesday evenings, Men 50+
not in use for a scheduled Parks and Recreation program,
- Thursday evenings, May - August.
they can be reserved up to one week in advance for a fee of
Tennis - Indoor at the Civic Center with a fee Sept.-
$5 per hour. Troy residents 18 and older may reserve these
May and outdoor at the Civic Center May-Sept - $2
courts at the Troy Community Center in person. Telephone
reservations are not accepted. Single play permit may be
Volleyball - Men 50+-Tuesday mornings Oct. - March.
obtained for one hour and doubles for two hours.
Practice Monday and Thursday mornings.
Would you like a free introduction to the
game of pickleball? Call Nancy at 248-879- Drop-In Sports
8508 or Don at 248-652-6643 to arrange Badminton - Fridays, 9:30-10:30 am, $3. No charge
a meeting at one of the pickleball sites. for Community Center passholders. Equipment provided.
Bocce - Outdoor, seasonal. Equipment provided dur-
ing Community Center hours.
Pickleball - Fridays, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, $3 Wednes-
days, 7-9 pm $7 ($5 with coupon book). NR $10/$8.
No charge for Community Center pass-holders.
Weather Cancellations: Call 248- Table Tennis - Tue and Thu at 10 am $10 annual par-
689-9756 for weather cancellation ticipation fee ($12 NR) or .50 drop-in fee at door
information. Call after 4:30 p.m. for Shuffleboard - Outdoor, seasonal. Equipment pro-
the status of evening programs. vided during Community Center hours.
Sports and Fitness 248-524-3484
• All classes meet at the Troy Community Center. Zumba Gold Dance Exercise
• You may register NOW for classes on this page. Tuesdays and Fridays, 10-10:50 am
• Drop-in passes are $6 (NR $7) unless noted. Wed, 7:15-8:05 pm, Thurs, 12:45 1:35 pm
$6 per person ($7 NR) at door
Get energized with this low-impact aerobic workout that takes
Zumba® Toning for Gold
salsa, cha-cha, samba, tango, flamenco, calypso, hip-hop and
The exciting Latin inspired dance-fitness class
belly dancing and puts it all into a workout routine. Bring two
taken to the next level. Low impact moves of
bottles of water and a face towel.
ZUMBA® GOLD enhanced by adding lightweight maraca-
like ZUMBA® toning sticks. This NEW and exciting Balance and Stretch with Ilene Hill
program is designed to offer you a safe, yet effective total Increase core strength to improve flexibility and stability for daily
body-toning workout! ZUMBA® Toning sticks available activities. Students must be able to do floor work. Bring a towel
from the instructor. Pre-requisite: ZUMBA® Gold. Fee: or pillow for your head. Weeks: 6 (Mon), 8 (Wed). No class
$66 ($76 NR) Mon 7/5,7/19, 7/26, 8/16. No class Wed 7/21, 8/18.
Act. # Day Time Dates Wks Act. # Day Time Dates Fee NR
138981A Wed. 1-2pm June 23-Aug 25 10 138983C Mon 9-9:50 am Jun 21-Aug 23 $30 $40
138983D Wed 9-9:50 am Jun 23-Aug 25 $38 $48
50 + Women on Weights
Increase functional fitness for a better quality of life. Improve Yoga with Marie
bone density, diminish arthritis pain, improve balance and help Release tension by exercising all muscle groups and emphasiz-
prevent falls. Bring a mat and light (5 lbs. suggested) hand weights. ing breathing - ideal for all ages and body types. Wear exercise
Weeks: 10 Drop in fee is $7.50 per class ($8.50 NR). attire and bring a mat or towel to lie on. Wks: 8 No class
Act# Day Time Dates Fee NR 7/5.
128982B Thu 5:30-6:30 pm Jun 24-Aug 24 $55 $65 Act. # Day Time Dates Fee NR
138977C Mon 11-12:10 pm Jun 21-Aug16 $38 $48
50+ Fitness Fusion 138977D Wed 11-12:10 pm Jun 23-Aug 11 $38 $48
A fusion of yoga, weight training and pilates to maximize your
fat burning, especially around the waist. Please bring a mat AND Gentle Aquatic Exercise with Jennifer
light hand weights to class for floor work. Weeks: 10. Drop Gentle-to-your-joints water exercise. Enter pool at zero depth
in fee is $7.50 per class ($8.50 NR). edge. Water temperature is approximately 82-84 degrees. Re-
turning residents from the most recently paid session (spring)
Act # Day Time Dates Fee NR have priority registering and may register now. New and non-
128989C Tue 5:30-6:30 pm Jun 22-Aug 22 $55 $65 resident students may register beginning June 8. Returning
students changing time slots must register as new. Weeks: 10
50+ Belly Dancing for Weight Loss
Belly dance is an excellent exercise for those who prefer dance Act. # Day Time Dates Fee
138978E T&Th 9-9:50 am Jun 22-Aug 26 Free - HAP
as a form of conditioning. Some core exercises included, so
138978F T&Th 10-10:50 am Jun 22-Aug 26 Sponsored
bring a mat. Perfect for all fitness levels and dance experience.
Weeks: 10. Drop in fee is $7.50 per class ($8.50 NR). Tai Chi with Kim Cary
Act # Day Time Dates Fee NR Enhance balance and body awareness through slow, graceful,
128960C Wed 6:30-7:30 pm Jun 23-Aug 25 $55 $65 precise body movements. Reduce stress, increase muscle tone
and flexibility, and improve balance. Wear loose clothing and
flat shoes. Instructor’s permission required for Advanced.
Muscle Strengthening with Lisa
A total body workout using hand-held weights, tubing, and Day: Mon Wks: 6 - No class July 5
medicine balls. Weeks: 9 Act. # Level Time Dates Fee NR
Act. # Day Time Dates Fee NR 138976A Beg. 1-2 pm Jun 21-Aug 2 $30 $40
138975C Tue 10-10:50 am Jun 29-Aug 24 $42 $52 138976B Adv. 2-3 pm Jun 21-Aug 2 $30 $40
138975D Thu 10-10:50 am Jul 1-Aug 26 $42 $52
Pilates with Fawn Mon, Wed, and Fri, 11-11:50 am. Purchase $31 10-punch
Stand taller, sit straighter and improve stamina, coordination and card at front desk ($41 NR).
flexibility by strengthening core muscles with this no-impact
workout. Includes floor exercises. Weeks: 10 Stretch & Tone
Act. # Day Time Dates Fee NR Monday and Thursday, 11-11:50 am. Purchase $31 10-
138979B T&Th 11-11:50 am Jun 22-Aug 24 $86 $96 punch card at front desk ($41 NR).
Trip News 248-524-3484
Yule Love It Lavender Farm Tour, Luncheon
• Register for trips upon receipt of this newsletter. Tea, and Speaker on Bees
• Seniors may bring guests of any age unless noted un- Sat. July 10 Depart: 9 am Return: 4 pm
der individual trip description. The minimum age for Act. # 148921V $44 R $54NR
gambling trips is 21 unless noted. Join us on a visit to the Yule Love It Lavender Farm in
• If you use a wheelchair or need a special accommo- Leonard MI. We will have a tour of the farm and then enjoy
dation, please indicate this upon registration. a Luncheon Tea. Afterwards there will be time for shopping
and then as a bonus a speaker on bees.
• One-Day Trip Refund Policy: A $10 service fee
will be withheld on all patron requested refunds, Bay City Tall Ships
plus costs incurred. Full refunds issued for medical Sat., July 17 Depart 8:30 am Return approx. 7 pm
emergencies with a letter from your physician (please Act. #148916A $119 R $129NR Register by 6/23.
notify us prior to the trip) and for trips we cancel.
Travel by deluxe motor coach to Bay City as the Tall Ships
• Transportation by city bus unless noted. Board bus line the Saginaw River for the Tall Ship Celebration. Step
at the Community Center north entrance. aboard the Appledore IV, the largest and most appointed
• Register early so trips are not cancelled! Tall Ship in the Appledore series. Relax as we enjoy
the view from the deck and take a three hour sail on the
• The City of Troy is not responsible for providing care Saginaw River. A local historian will join us on board for
to persons who cannot care for their own personal an educational program. Restrooms on ship are below deck
needs, maintain their composure, or to refrain from requiring the use of ships ladder. Lunch at Krzysiak’s, a
conduct which may jeopardize the rights of other favorite Polish/American restaurant in Bay City.
members of the group. Such individuals must be
accompanied by an adult to assist with their special
needs. The City reserves the right to deny participa-
Riverwalk/Diamond Jack Cruise
tion when an individual requires a caregiver but fails Thur. July 29 Depart 9am Return 5pm
to arrange for one. Act. #148921W $30 R $40 NR
Stroll along the new and improved Detroit Riverwalk
and have lunch on your own. Select a casual meal at the
Riverwalk Café or stroll to the Ren Cen for an upscale
52nd Annual Freedom Festival Fireworks
lunch. Hop on the people mover and head over to
Mon. June 21 Depart 1 pm Return 1 am
Greektown. Rent a bike and explore the Dequindre Cut bike
Act.#148923A $114 R $119 NR
path. Board the Diamond Jack at 12:30pm and go for a two
This Blue Lakes Charter trip aboard a deluxe motorcoach
hour cruise of the river. Afterwards we will drive around
includes a full buffet dinner and dessert at the Radisson
Belle Isle before heading back to Troy.
Hotel on Front Street in Windsor, two complimentary drink
tickets (alcohol, wine, beer or pop), cash bar, and musical
entertainment by “Bewitched” with James Jayson. You Windsor Raceway Slots
will have the option of a bus transfer to Windsor Casino Tue. Aug. 3 Depart: 9:15 am Return: 5:15 pm
but will be on your own to get back to the Radisson. Bring Act. #148904C $10 R $15 NR
a chair or blanket to sit outside to enjoy the fireworks or Join Bianco Tours for an exciting day at the Windsor
view them from inside the Riverfront Club in the Radisson. Raceway. Facility has been renovated in a Roaring
You must bring proper ID for this trip: Valid Passport, Twenties theme and houses about 750 slot machines.
Passport Card or Enhanced Drivers License. If you don’t Passport or enhanced drivers license required. (Bianco
have these, you will not be allowed on board the coach and Tours)
will not receive a refund.
Dancing Legends at the Huron
Matthaei Botanical Gardens County Playhouse
Wed., June 23 Depart 9:30 am Return 3:45 pm Fri. Aug. 13 Depart: 9 am Return: 8:30 pm
Act. #148921U $43 R $48 NR Register by 6/7 Act. #148916C $119 R $129 NR
Enjoy a guided tour of one of our area’s loveliest gardens. Board a deluxe motor coach to travel to Grand Bend in
We will take in the Conservatory, and enjoy the outdoor Huron County Ontario and enjoy the performance brought
displays and trails. Included is a box lunch we will enjoy to you by Drayton Entertainment. The show is brimming
at the Gardens. Make sandwich choice at sign-up from with music, comedy and emotion. Lunch is included.
the following options: Gourmet ham & cheese, turkey or Main floor seats. Passport or enhanced drivers license
veggie sub. Cost includes transportation via motor coach, required. (Shoreline Tours)
lunch and admission.
Trip News 248-524-3484
National Parks - Sept. 11-22
Act. #148946B $3,449 pp double, $4,449 single, $3,399
Future Day Trips -
triple (NR add $5)
Details in the July/August newsletter This 12 day tour includes air, hotel, transfers, 10 breakfasts
Rouge Factory Tour/Buddy’s Pizza - Mon. Aug. 16 and 7 dinners. Visit Scottsdale, Lake Powell, Grand
Detroit Tigers Game - Wed. Aug. 25 Canyon, Bryce, Zion, Salt Lake City, Grand Teton and
Yellowstone National Parks, Old Faithful, Bighorn
Mountains, Sheridan, Custer State Park and Mount
Rushmore. Cancellation and Waiver insurance available
for $140 per person. Brochures available at the Community
Online registration not available for overnight trips.
Outer Banks, NC and New River
Cancellation insurance is recommended.
Gorge, W. Va. - Sept. 26 - Oct. 1
Act. #148909H - $1024 pp double, $1404 single,
Wheeling Island Casino - July 14-15 $964 triple (NR add $10)
Act. #148909F $169 pp double $209 single $155 triple Departure time to be announced. This trip includes
(NR add $5) round trip transportation on deluxe motor coach, 5 nights
One of the newest casinos in the US features the #1 Grey- lodging, 5 breakfasts & 3 dinners and tours of many sights
hound track in America. Equipped with slots, table games
of interest, and luggage handling and tax and tips on
and live entertainment, Wheeling Island Casino is a great
included meals. See flyer at Community Center for details.
two-day get away. This WVa resort offers luxurious guest
rooms with upscale amenities. (www.wheelingisland.com) (Shorline Tours)
Includes 1 breakfast and $50 gaming package. $50 deposit
holds your spot - balance due June 12. (Shoreline)
Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island - Oct. 11-14
Act. 148918C - $699 pp double, $641 triple, $909 single
(NR add $5)
Nova Scotia - August 3-10 This Michigan Recreation and Park Assoc. trip includes:
Act. #148909C $2514 pp double, $3224 single $2284 triple Round trip motor coach, ferry and taxi to hotel and
(NR add $10) baggage handling
Travel by deluxe motorcoach to and from Toronto and a Elegant accommodations at Grand Hotel - rooms assigned
two hour flight to and from Nova Scotia. Trip includes by luck of the draw. All rooms non-smoking.
7 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 5 dinners including Lobster Grand Buffet lunch 1st day, champagne reception, five
bake. Visit Halifax, (Citadel Hill, Public Gardens, course dinner nightly, full breakfast daily, afternoon tea,
Historic harborfront, Peggy’s Cove) Cape Breton Island, horse drawn carriage tour, nightly dancing to the Grand
(Alexander Graham Bell Museum, Cabot Trail and Hotel Orchestra, lectures, movies, games, bingo, and more.
the Cape Breton Highland National Park) and Prince
A $300 deposit is due at registration. The balance is due
Edward Island, (Anne of Green Gables Home, and enjoy
Aug. 2. No refund after Aug. 2 unless replacement is
a performance of the musical “Anne of Green Gables”.)
Return to and from P.E.I. via the Confederation Bridge.
Pick up a flyer in the Community Center for more details
on sights to be visited. All luggage handling taxes and Shenandoah Valley Fall Color Tour
tips on meals included. Trip cancellation insurance is Oct. 21-25 Act. #148909G
available for $125 per person. Deadline to register is June $909 pp double $1199 single $849 triple (NR add $10)
1. (Shoreline Tour.) Greenbrier Bunker, Natural Bridge, Drama of Creation,
Shenandoah Caverns, Skyline Drive. Includes motorcoach
Alaska - Sept. 7-18 transportation, 4 nights lodging, 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch and
Act. #148932A $3299-$4159 pp double based on stateroom 3 dinners. Luggage handling and taxes and tips on included
(NR add $5) meals. $50 deposit due at registration with balance due by
This 12 day tour includes air, transfers, four nights land, Sept. 8. (Shoreline Tours)
McKinley Express rail voyage, Natural History Tour in
Denali, Riverboat Cruise in Fairbanks, and 7-night Inside Caribbean Cruise - Nov. 27-Dec 8
Passage Cruise on the Coral Princess with all meals. Act. #148935A - $2678-$3648 pp depending on cabin
Optional tours available at ports and lodges. Prices range choice (NR add $10)
from $3299 to $4159 double depending on stateroom. See On the Queen Mary 2. Call 248-524-3484 for a detailed
brochure for details. (Tripmasters) brochure. (Grand American Tours)
Mon Tue Wed
1 2 3 4
12:00 Chili Mac 9:30-12 Private 12:00 Chef's Choice 12:00 Beef Hot Dog
Computer Buffet 1:00 Bingo
Consultations 12:30 Birthday
10:30-12 Blood Party
Pressure 1:00 Advisory 5
12:00 Tuna Rotini Committee 9-2 Garage Sale
7 8 9 10 11
10:30 Health Care 12:00 Turkey Cutlet 12:00 Veal Parmesan 10:00 Caregiver’s 12:00 Chili
Speaker 1:00 Red Hat Support Group 1:00 Bingo
12:00 Chicken Leg Society 6:30 Hearing Support 12:00 Turkey Waldorf
Quarter 1-3 Surplus Food Group Salad
14 15 16 17 18
11-12 Meet Your 12:00 Penne Pasta 10-12 Hard Drive 12:00 Beef 12:00 Cheeseburger
State Senator Erasure Stroganoff 1:00 Bingo
12:00 Ham & Cheese 12:00 Sloppy Joes
Chef Salad 12-3 Ask the
5:30 Chef's Choice
21 22 23 24 25
12:00 Salisbury Steak 12:00 Pepper Steak 9:30 Matthaei 12:00 Mac and Cheese 12:00 Chicken
1:00 Fireworks 1:00 Focus Hope Gardens Trip Sandwich
Trip 12:00 Lemon Chicken 1:00 Bingo
12:00 Sausage and 12:00 Spahgetti with 12:00 Chicken Pie
Sauerkraut Meat Sauce Menu subject to change.
Lunch is served from 11:45-
12:30 M-Th and from 11:30-
12:15 on Friday.
Ongoing Activities 248-524-3484
CREATIVE ARTS OTHER ACTIVITIES
These activities are held at the Troy
Community Center unless noted. Ballroom Dance - Wednes- Ask the Attorney - Attorney Dana
days 1-2 pm. $6 at door ($7 Wilson offers free 15 min. consultations
SPECIAL INTEREST/ NR). on the 3rd Wednesday from 10:30 am.
ADVOCACY/SUPPORT Band - The Heritage Concert noon. Appointments required. Call 248-
GROUPS Band practices on the 1st and 524-3484.
3rd Wednesday from 7:30-9:30 Birthday Party - 1st Thursday 12:30-
Advisory Committee 1st Thursday,
pm. Call 248-828-8047 for details.** 1 pm. No reservation required. Cakes
Sept.-June (no meeting in December)
at 1 pm. Public invited to share con- Golden Choraliers Chorus - Fri- donated by the Newcomers.
cerns about Troy programs and services. day 9:45-11:30 am. Sept. through June. Book Club - 2nd Wednesday 10 am.
E-mail the Committee at: seniorac@ Several performances per year.** No reservation required. Call Corrine at
troymi.gov, leave a suggestion in the Line Dance Lessons Mon. 12:30-2 248-528-1508 for more information.*
suggestion box at Community Center, and Wed. 12:30-1:30 pm $6 ($7 NR). Blood Pressure Screening - RN
or call them - see page 2 for phone Wed. is Beg. only. Wed, 8-9:30 pm. Elaine Cook provides blood pressure
numbers. Minutes are available at the (student instructed) $3 at door ($4 NR) screenings on the 1st Wed. from 10:30-
Community Center. - all levels welcome. noon in Rm. 403. Drop-in, free.
Caregiver's Support Group - 2nd Harmonica Club - Mondays: 9:30- Computer Lab - In addition to com-
Thursday from 10-11:30 am.* 10:30 a.m. Sept. - June. Drop-in. Be- puter classes (details elsewhere in this
Hearing Loss Support Group - 2nd ginners welcome**. newsletter), drop-in computer lab with
Wednesday from 6:30-8 pm.* Harmonica Lessons - Mondays: Internet access is available Mon. and
India Club - 1st Saturday, 11 a.m.- 9:30-10:30 am. Sept. - June. Free. Wed. from 9:30 am - noon and Friday
4 p.m. Cultural and social activities. Drop-in. Beginners welcome.** from 9:30 am - 4 pm.**
Contact Jiwan Sondhi at 248-535-7777 Defensive Driving Classes - Of-
or email@example.com.* Needlework Club - Tuesdays, 10 fered twice a year at the Community
am. Drop-in. Share ideas, advice and
Meet Your State Senator - State Center.
Senator John Pappageorge's staff has Gardens - At the Troy Farm. Details
office hours at the Troy Community Painting Club - Thursdays, 9 am.
in the March and April newsletters.
Center on the second Monday of each - noon. Drop-in.**
Hot Lunch - This federally funded
month from 11 am. - noon in room 404. Quilting Group - Wednesdays, 9 am - 4
program is held Monday - Thursday
No appointment is needed. Stop by to pm. All levels welcome. Bring works in
from 11:45 am - 12:30 pm and Friday
discuss your concerns. progress. No lessons. Drop-in.**
from 11:30-12:15 pm for persons 60 and
Pacific Rim Outreach - Wednesdays, Woodcarving Club - Mondays at older. No reservation needed. Sug-
10 am -3 pm. Information and referral 8:30 am. Drop-in. Beginners and visi- gested donation: $2.75. (Under age 60
and social activities.** tors welcome.** must pay $6.) Lunches and ENSURE
T.O.P.S. - Thursdays at 8:30 am liquid meals for homebound persons also
- 10:30 am at the Community Center. available. Call 248-689-0001.
Non-profit weight loss support group.** CARDS AND GAMES Medicare Enrollment Assistance
Bingo - Fridays at 1 pm. .25 per card Jim Zoellner, volunteer Medicare/
with $1 admission card. Cash prizes. Medicaid counselor, offers enrollment
Participation Fee (Act. #145000) assistance on the 1st and 3rd Friday from
Bridge - Duplicate -Tuesdays at
Annual fee for Sept. 1 - Aug. 31 12 - 3 pm. in room 403 by appointment
12:30**, Party -Thursdays at 12:30 only. He will help with selecting
*$5 annual participation fee required pm.**, ACBL: Mondays at noon ($5 at
($7 NR) beginning Sept. 1. Prorated insurance, claims, denials of service, and
door) and Fridays at 11 am. ($6 at door) answer other questions. Call 248-524-
to $2.50 March 1 ($3.50 NR)
Cribbage Club - Fridays, 1 pm. 3484 to make an appointment by the
**$10 annual participation fee required Drop-in. Beginners welcome.** Wednesday prior to desired appointment
($12 NR) beginning Sept. 1. Prorated date. For help with Part D enrollment,
to $5 March 1 ($6 NR) Euchre - Tuesdays at 12:30 pm.**
bring your prescriptions.
$20 annual rate available to participate Pinochle - Monday at 12:30 pm and
Wednesday at 12:30 pm.** Jr pinochle SPORTS AND FITNESS
in as many groups as you want ($22
(no experience needed) Thursday at For ongoing sports and fitness
NR) or .50 per meeting drop-in fee.
12:30 pm.** activities, see page 4-5.
Troy 50+ Computer Learning Center
At the Troy 50+ Computer Learning Center at the Troy Community Center, Private
qualified senior instructors teach students 50 and older to use a computer in Consultations
a friendly environment. A computer is provided for each student and course Meet one-on-one with a
materials are included in the fee. For more information including detailed Learning Center instructor
on the first Wednesday
course outlines, please visit www.troyclic.org.
of each month. 45
Computers for Beginners (1st Class) Intro to Word Processing Using Office 2007 are available at 9:30,
For those with no previous knowledge of computers or Prerequisite: Intro to Computers or some previous
1 0 : 1 5 a n d 11 a m .
feel that technology is beyond them. Learn the basics computer experience. Use Microsoft Word 2007
Call 248.524.3484 by
and build self-confidence. Weeks: 2 - four two-hour to create letters and other documents. Set margins,
copy and paste, create tables, spell check, insert the Monday before to
lessons. Fee: $36 (NR $41) $42/$52 beginning 7/1. schedule an appointment.
clip art and more. Weeks: 2 - four two-hour les-
Act # Day Time Dates sons. Fee: $36 (NR $41). The fee is $5 payable
135951Q T & Th 6:30-8:30 pm Jun 8-17 at the Community
Act. # Day Time Dates Center desk before your
135951R T & Th 9:30-11:30 am Jun 22-Jul 1
135954D M&W 6:30-8:30 pm Jun 7-16 appointment. Please
145951A M&W 1-3 pm Jul 12-21
145951B T & Th 9:30-11:30 am Jul 27-Aug 5 cancel if you cannot
Basic PhotoShop Elements
145951C T & Th 9:30-11:30 am Aug 17-26 Hands-on experience working with photos from a make it so someone else
digital camera, scanner and other sources. Topics can have your spot.
Intermediate Computer Skills (2nd Class) include restoring old photos, sharing photos
Prerequisite: Computers for Beginners or some online, photo file formats, and more. Weeks: 4 Hard Drive
previous computer experience. This course - eight two-hour lessons. Fee: $60 (NR $70) Erasure
introducing Windows, organizing files (move, This free service is offered
Act # Day Time Dates
copy, rename, etc.) into folders, word processing, on the third Wednesday
145959A M & W 1-3 pm Aug 2-25
from 10 am - noon in the
spreadsheets (using Microsoft Office 2007) and
E-Mail computer lab. Prevent
more. Weeks: 2 - four two-hour lessons. Fee:
This course uses Outlook Express, the free e-mail identity theft if you are
$36 (NR $41) $42/$52 for classes after 7/1.
program on all Windows PCs. Set up an e-mail throwing out or giving
Act # Day Time Dates account, create e-mail, send and receive attach- away your computer.
135952J T & Th 9:30-11:30 am Jun 8-17 ments, reply, delete, forward, use the address Drop off your computer
135952K M&W 1-3 pm Jun 21-30 book and distribution lists, save messages, and (just the computer), or
145952A T & Th 9:30-11:30 am Jul 13-22 handle Spam. Weeks: 1 - two two-hour lessons. remove the hard drive
145952B T & Th 1-3 pm Jul 27-Aug 5 Fee: $18 (NR $20) $21/$26 for classes after 7/1. and bring it in.
145952C M&W 6:30-8:30 pm Aug 23-Sep 1 Act # Day Time Dates
135960I T & Th 1-3 pm Jun 15-17 Drop-In
Internet Using Internet Explorer 8 135960J T & Th 6:30-8:30 pm Jun 29-Jul 1 Computer Lab
This course covers searching the web, download- 145960A T & Th 1-3 pm Jul 20-22 The computer lab is open
ing files, online security, free antivirus software, 145960B T & Th 9:30-11:30 am Aug 31-Sep 2 for drop-in use on Mon.
customizing Internet Explorer, Google satellite and Wed. from 9:30 am
maps and more. This is a fun course where you Computer Security and Internet Scams - noon and Fridays from
will discover web sites to check traffic, weather, The ten steps every computer user should take
9:30 am - noon and 1-3
home values, find phone numbers or old friends to assure on-line safety and protect against
pm. $10 annual partici-
and more. Weeks: 2 - four two-hour lessons. Fee: computer crashes. Topics include backing
$36 (NR $41) $42/$52 for classes after 7/1. up your computer, anti-virus, anti-spam, anti- pation fee required or .50
spyware, identity protection, using firewalls and drop-in fee.
Act # Day Time Dates
135953H M & W 1-3 pm Jun 7-16 routers, using virtual credit cards, detecting and
145953A T & Th 1-3 pm Aug 17-26 avoiding Internet scams, and how to determine if House Calls
Internet stories are true or false. Weeks: 2 - four These individuals will
two-hour lessons. Fee: $36 (NR $41) come to your home for a
Where Did That Document Go?
Learn how to find that document or picture you Act # Day Time Dates nominal fee and help you
saved last week, how to organize documents and 135967D M & W 6:30-8:30 pm Jun 21-30 set up a computer, install
pictures into folders for easy reference, and how software, set up an Inter-
to transfer files between your computer and a flash Introduction to Excel net account, etc. Please
drive. Weeks: 1 - two two-hour lessons. Fee: Must have prior computer experience. Use call them directly. All are
$18 (NR $20) $21/$26 for classes after 7/1. spreadsheets to maintain an address book, a area code 248.
budget, or an investment portfolio, to manage
Act # Day Time Dates Rita Knorr: 689-8454
bowling or golf league scores, or track just about
135969J T & Th 1-3 pm Jun 8-10 Chris Sarsfield: 828-5933
anything. Weeks: 2 - four two-hour lessons.
135969K T & Th 6:30-8:30 pm Jun 22-24
Fee: $36 (NR $41). Tom Sawyer: 647-9099
145969A T & Th 1-3 pm Jul 13-15
145969B M&W 1-3 pm Jul 26-28 Act. # Day Time Dates Charles Smart: 740-7899
145969C T & Th 1-3 pm Aug 31-Sep 2 135968C T & Th 1-3 pm Jun 22-Jul 1 Tom Tellotte: 312-8866
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Classes and Activities 248-524-3484
Anyone Can Paint Tap Lessons
Beginners: No experience necessary! Learn basic steps
Join award-winning artist and television host
and combinations and work on a nifty routine. Bring your
Steve Wood as he shares his painting tips and
old tap shoes, or come to the first class for suggestions on
techniques that will have you painting like an artist in one
places to find new or used shoes.
class. He demonstrates and paints right along with the class.
An 11 x 14 completed painting will be accomplished by the Instructor: Terry Slater Weeks: 6 Fee: $30 ($40 NR)
end of the session. Paint, brushes, canvas boards and all other Act # Level Day Time Dates
supplies are included in the fee. Fee: $27.50 (NR $37.50). 138974D Beg. Tue 2:15 pm Jul 20 Aug 24
Act # Date Time Subject
145933W Thu, Jun 10 1-3 pm Wicker Basket of Lilacs
145933X Thu, Jun 10 7-9 pm Wicker Basket of Lilacs
Line Dance Classes
145932A Thu, Jul 8 1-3 pm River Bend of Birch Trees Mondays, 12:30-2 pm
145932B Thu, Jul 8 7-9 pm River Bend of Birch Trees Wednesdays, 12:30-1:30 pm (Beg. only)
145932C Thu, Aug 12 1-3 pm Pacific Coastline $6 ($7 NR ) at door
145932D Thu, Aug 12 7-9 pm Pacific Coastline Instructor Connie Buss will teach you the basic steps and
how to combine them in to a dance. Guys and gals of all
Watercolor Painting Lessons abilities are welcome.
This class is open to all students from beginners through
advanced painters. Noted Bloomfield Hills artist, Karen
Drop In Ballroom Dance
Halpern, will guide beginning and experienced students in
Wednesdays, 1-2 pm
working effectively with the beautiful nature of watercolor.
June: Rumba June 30 and July: Cha Cha
While learning about color, design, shading and painting
techniques, in a supportive environment, you’ll enjoy the
Fee: $6 ($7 NR) at door
Always wanted to ballroom dance? Now's your chance!
brilliance of the paint, the sparkle of its transparency, and
Learn a different Smooth, Latin, or Swing dance style each
the pleasure of color mixing. Add individual attention, solid
month. Study the steps and get tips and techniques to take
information about how to paint, and a sense of humor, and
your dancing to the next level. Instructor Amy Tranchida
join us. Supply list is available on your receipt. Instructor:
brings 30 years of experience, a diverse dance background,
Karen Halpern No class July 30 Fee: $96 ($106 NR)
and a great sense of humor to her classes. Come meet new
Act. # Day Time Dates Wks people in a fun environment, burn extra calories, and get
138971A Fri 12:30-3 pm Jul 9-Aug 27 7 ready for those weddings, cruises, and nights on the town.
Pottery - Ages 13 and older Ballroom Dance Lessons
This class is great for students 13 years and older, beginners Join the “Dancing with the Stars” craze and sign up for
to intermediate potters. Handmade pottery projects range ballroom dance lessons with instructor Fred Caducio.
from functional ware to sculpture. Different projects in Fred is an accomplished dancer and experienced instruc-
each session. Pottery wheel is limited to 1 turn per person. tor across Metro Detroit. The spring classes will include
Dress for mess! Tools and materials provided by instructor. instruction in Foxtrot, East Coast Swing, Waltz and Rumba.
Material fee of $22 due to instructor first class. Pottery pick New this session is the addition of a Level 2 class
up separate. Instructor: Jeannette Pugliese. Fee: $79 which requires mastery of the basics to attend.
($89 NR) No class July 5. Drop in fee is $8 per class ($10 NR) payable at the door.
Act # Day Dates Times Wks Day: Mon. Fee: $31 ($41 NR)
132221A Mon Jun 28-Jul 26 7-9:30 pm 4 Act # Level Time Dates Wks
132221B Tue Jun 29-Jul 20 7-9:30 pm 4 138980A 1 1-2 pm Jul 12-Aug 16 6
132221C Mon Aug 2-23 7-9:30 pm 4 138980B 2 2-3 pm Jul 12-Aug 16 6
132221D Tue Aug 3-24 7-9:30 pm 4
Acrylic and Oil Painting and Piano Keyboarding
will return in September. Beginning with the summer session, we will no
Square Dance continues on Monday evenings longer pro-rate class fees for those signing up
from 7-9 and will accept new dancers again in the late. There are drop-in passes available for the
fall. Details in the Sept/Oct newsletter. fitness classes as an option.
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For Your Information
The Truth About Carbs Help Preventing Type 2 Diabetes
Are you confused about You don't have to knock yourself out to prevent diabetes.
carbohydrates, or "carbs"? Have Studies show that people at high risk for type 2 diabetes
you heard that carbs are bad for you, can prevent or delay the disease if they lose as little as 10
cause weight gain, or diabetes? If pounds by walking 30 minutes 5 days a week and making
so, you may wonder: What is the healthy food choices. Small steps lead to big rewards. For
truth about carbs? more information and a detailed game plan, visit www.
What is a Carbohydrate?
Carbohydrate is a nutrient found in food. It is the body's
best form of energy. You need to eat some every day.
Troy Medi-Go Plus Transportation
Are Carbohydrates Healthy?
What is Troy Medi-Go Plus?
Healthy foods with carbohydrates are fruits, vegetables,
Troy Medi-Go Plus is a nonprofit community organization
whole grains and fat-free milk. Other foods with
dedicated to providing Troy residents age 60+ and Troy
carbohydrate, like regular soda, candy and French fries, are
residents with disabilities age 18+ with door-to-door
high in calories and low in nutrition. Make sure you look at
transportation to medical appointments and other important
more than just "carbs" when you choose what to eat.
How Does Carbohydrate Affect Blood Glucose Level?
Who Pays For Troy Medi-Go Plus?
Most of the carbohydrate you eat is broken down to glucose
Troy Medi-Go Plus receives funding from SMART,
(sugar) and absorbed into the blood stream. When blood
Michigan Department of Transportation, Beaumont
glucose level goes up your pancreas puts out insulin.
Foundation and rider fares and donations.
Insulin helps move glucose into cells and blood glucose
returns to normal. Where Can I Go with Troy Medi-Go Plus?
Medical Appointments - including dentist, pharmacy,
In people with diabetes there is not enough insulin, or the
clinics, hospital, therapy. Make your reservation up to two
insulin is not working normally. The underlying problem is
weeks in advance. Standing appointments are accepted.
with insulin - not carbohydrate. Your health care provider
Boundaries are 11 Mile, Mound, University and Southfield
or dietitian can help you get the right medications and meal
Roads and Providence Hospital.
plan to keep your blood glucose in control.
Visits to Spouses in Nursing Homes - Call up to one week
If I Have Diabetes, Should I Follow a "Low Carb" Diet? in advance. No standing reservations. Same boundaries as
Because carbohydrate is broken down to glucose, many medical appointments.
people with diabetes think they should not eat carbohydrate. Troy Community Center - Monday - Friday. Call up to
This is not true. The body, especially the brain, needs some one week in advance. Standing reservations accepted.
carbohydrate every day. Grocery Shopping - Thursdays. Anywhere within the
To feel your best, focus on eating high fiber, healthy City of Troy and to Meijer in Rochester Hills, Sterling
carbohydrates like those listed below. Heights and Royal Oak. Reservations accepted two days in
advance. No standing reservations.
If you are trying to lose weight, don't be fooled by quick Oakland Mall - Tuesdays. Reservations accepted the
weight loss diets. Research shows that being active, Friday before. No standing reservations.
watching portion size and choosing healthy foods are the Work and Educational Trips - for persons with
best ways to get to and stay at, a healthy weight. disabilities. Monday - Friday. Same boundaries as
Choose Healthy Carbohydrates medical appointments. Standing reservations accepted.
• Whole grain cereals with 5+ grams of fiber Hours of Service
• Whole grain pasta with 3+ grams of fiber Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
• Whole fruits and vegetables
• Bean and barley soups Cost
• Wild rice and brown rice mixes $1 per one way ride.
• Vegetarian "burgers" with 3+ grams of fiber For More Information or Reservations
• Low-fat yogurt with less than 20 grams of carbohydrate Call 248-457-1100 between 9 am and 4 pm Monday
• Low-fat or fat-free milk. through Friday.
For More Information SMART Dial-A-Ride same day service is also available
Contact the American Dietetic Association at to destinations anywhere within the City of Troy. Call
www.eatright.org or 1-800-877-1600 SMART at 248-362-3436 when you are ready for your ride.
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Overnight companion to elderly lady. Experience
transferring person with walker from chair to bed to
Creative Endeavors commode required. One or more nights a week, as
available. John R South Blvd. area. Call 248-879-6008.
Handmade Gifts and More Wanted - Summer Room to Rent
at the Troy Community Center inside the north entrance Texas grandmother, retired Chamber of Commerce
Executive, seeking to rent ground level quiet room or
Open Monday - Saturday studio, with bath, microwave or kitchen privileges,
from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Tuesday and preferably furnished, for July and August to visit Michigan
Thursday from 5-9 p.m. grandchildren. References available. Call 903-456-0626 in
Texas or 248-885-2744 in Michigan.
Detroit Tiger Lubies Now Available!
248-526-5145 Want Extra Income?
Try senior citizen home care. You can provide:
Annual Clearance Sale
♦ Light Housekeeping ♦ Meal Preparation
June 7-12 ♦ Transportation ♦ Laundry ♦ Gardening
♦ Personal Care ♦ Companionship
Vendors: Drop off a sample of your handmade
for Troy senior citizens and gain income for your-
work at the Community Center and you will be
contacted by the store committee. Sellers pay a self! Pick up an employment referral application
30% commission. From this, the City pays the 6% at the Community Center or call 248-524-3484 to
sales tax and other operating expenses. For more have one mailed to you. Your name will be placed
information, call Carla Vaughan at 248-524-3492. on a referral list and prospective employers will
$75 off a complete pair of
Carl F. Clavenna, M.D.
Gregory B. Fitzgerald, M.D.
Family Friendly Ophthalmologists
~Cataract Surgery & Laser Vision Correction~ Coupon cannot be used with
optical insurance or for
Comprehensive Eyecare~ Eye Disease~Cataracts
Diabetic Eyecare~ Contact Lenses ~ Eyewear
Complete prescription pairs
only. Some restrictions apply.
Offer valid through
600 South Adams, Ste. 200 ~ Birmingham July 1, 2010
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Assistive Listening Devices Hearing Aid Batteries - Sizes 10, 13, a pre-tuned single-frequency radio.
available for meetings at the Comm- 312 and 675 are available at the Commu- Borrow a radio at the Community
unity Center. See a senior staff person. nity Center in cooperation with Deaf and Center or call DRIS at 313-577-4146
Hearing Impaired Services for a suggested to get your own.
Captioned Telephone - Available
at the Community Center for hard-of- donation of $4 per package of four. Tax Assistance - Provided free by
hearing to try out. Stop in and make an trained AARP volunteers Feb. - April
Hospital Equipment Loan Closet
actual call to see how it works. Borrow wheelchairs, walkers, canes, Video Magnifier available free in
Computer Lab - In addition to crutches, portable ramps and shower the senior reading - magnifies print up
computer classes (details elsewhere in chairs at the Community Center. For to 45 times. Directions are posted.
this newsletter), drop-in computer lab wheelchairs, ramps and shower chairs
with Internet access is available Mon. only: call to confirm availability. Dona- Video Phone - Those who use
and Wed. from 9:30 am - noon and tions accepted. Wheelchairs, ramps and SIGN LANGUAGE can use the FREE
Friday from 9:30 am - 4 pm. shower chairs are needed. video phone at the Community Center
in the reading room to call the Relay
Craft Supplies may be donated to Library - A librarian makes house calls
Center or to call others with a video
the Community Center for program use to homebound persons, and a humanities
or for others to take home. The craft phone. Check out the remote at the
discussion group meets at the Library on
closet is located in the Arts and Crafts Community Center front desk with ID.
Wednesdays. Call 248-524-3554.
room and seniors may help themselves. Voice Recognition Software
Magazine, Book and Puzzle Library
Emergency Cell Phones - Avail- Several magazine subscriptions are do- QPointer voice recognition software
able at the Community Center for nated by local businesses to be read at the is available in the senior reading
9-1-1 use only and do not receive calls. Community Center. A paperback book rack room for individuals with physical
Donate your old phone at the Com- is maintained by the Library. Puzzles are restrictions that make it difficult to use
munity Center. Excess phones can be donated by seniors that you may take home. a keyboard. Check out the headset at
sold for parts. the Community Center front desk with
Nurse On Call - The Oakland County
ID. Voice commands are posted by
Employment Referral - If you Health Department provides information
the computer. New users must train
would like to work as a senior compan- and resources about health concerns. Call
the computer to recognize your voice.
ion, add your name to our employment 1-800-848-5533.
Appointments are available on the
referral list. Fill out an application at Radio for Visually Impaired - The second Wednesday at 1:30 and 2:30
the Community Center. Detroit Radio Information Service (DRIS) pm. Call 248-524-3484.
reads over 100 current publications via
Food Distribution - Focus
Hope Food is distributed on the 4th
Tuesday from 1-3 pm. You must be SHARP Home Repair Program
60 or older with a household income SHARP (Senior Home Assistance Repair Program) helps Troy seniors 60 and
of $1,174 per month or less ($1,579 older and persons with disabilities with home repairs. The work is done by
or less for a two person household volunteers and usually involves jobs that take an hour or two. Labor is free.
– both can receive food). Apply at Tipping is not allowed. You must pay for supplies, although assistance may be
the Community Center front desk. available if a need exists. If you have a repair that you need assistance with, call
Bring income information and ID. the Community Center at 248-524-3484. Allow two weeks to hear from SHARP
Family or friends can pick up the and call 248-740-7600 if you have questions about the follow-up on your job.
food for you. Requests for outside work accepted April 1 - October 15 only.
Surplus Food is distributed on the Donations Accepted- by the North Woodward Community Foundation
2nd Tuesday of March, June, Sept, SHARP Fund. Call the Foundation at 248-740-7600 for more information or
Dec. -- 1-3 pm for ages 60 and older checks made out to the Foundation may be turned in at the Community Center.
with an income of $1,198 per month
or less for a one-person household Transportation - Medi-Go Plus (248-457-1100) transports door-to-door
(add $419 for each additional house- to doctors, grocery stores, Community Center and Oakland Mall by advance
hold member). Under age 60 are reservation. The fee is $1 for a one-way ride.
included with a lower income level.
SMART Dial-A-Ride (248-362-3436) provides same day curb-to-curb ser-
Bring social security card and income
vice anywhere in Troy and Birmingham. Call 248-524-3484 for a detailed
verification (tax statement, direct de-
brochure. The fare is $1 payable in cash on the bus or purchase a monthly
posit letter, etc.) to each distribution.
pass. Call 313-223-2185 for information about passes.
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For Your Information 248-524-3484
Please mail or drop off at the Troy Community Center, c/o Carla Vaughan or email your suggestion to vaughancs@
troymi.gov. Include name and phone for reply.
Registration Information Newsletter Subscriptions: All subscriptions (3rd class
Programs are for persons age 50 and older (unless noted). mail) begin with the July/Aug issue and expire the following
Register at the Community Center by mail using the form May/June. The fee is prorated quarterly. Troy residents pay
below, or online at http://www.troymi.gov/parksandreconline/ $4 on or before 8/15, $3 between 8/16 and 11/15, $2 between
(online registration available unless noted). Enter household 11/16 and 2/15 or $1 after 2/15. Ask for Act. #135000G.
number for username (find this number on a previous receipt Non-residents pay $6 prorated as above. OR: Pick up a
or call 248-524-3484) and last name of head of household free copy at the Community Center on or after the 27th of
for password. On the next screen, click on SHOP and then the month OR get it free online by visiting www.troymi.
ACTIVITY ENROLLMENT. Enter the activity number you gov. Click on Parks and Rec and then Senior Citizens.
wish to enroll in. You can register only your own household SNOWBIRDS: To change your address, submit the form
online. Registrations are non-transferable. below before you leave and again when you return.
Low Income Scholarships: Troy residents 50 and
Refund Policy: There is a $10 cancellation fee for all older with an annual household income of $24,450 or less
patron requested refunds, and no refunds are issued if the for a one person household or $27,950 or less for two
amount due is less than $10. Refunds take about three weeks persons can receive a 25% discount on senior citizen classes
to process. Refunds for computer classes and for activities - maximum one class per person per season (two computer
that meet one time must be requested before the start of classes per season). No discount for drop-in programs, trips,
the activity. Other refunds must be requested before the sport leagues, and special events. Apply at the Community
second class meeting. Trip cancellations are subject to a Center and bring last year's federal or state form 1040 or MI
$10 cancellation fee plus costs incurred. Extended trips are Homestead form as proof of income.
subject to the refund policy on trip flyer.
Americans With Disabilities Act: The Troy Parks
Register Early! Please register early or we may cancel for and Recreation Department intends to provide persons with
lack of interest. Activities with insufficient enrollment are disabilities with a positive leisure experience. Please tell us in
usually cancelled at least 3 days prior to the start date. advance if you need an accommodation.
Mail-In Registration Form
Name: _______________________________________________ Phone: _____________________________
Address ___________________________________City __________________________ Zip _____________
Activity #:__________________Fee:_______________Activity # :_________________Fee:_______________
Check here if this is an address change (we will mail the newsletter to you at your winter address): __________
I hereby voluntarily release and hold harmless the City of Troy and the Troy School District from all liability for all types
of damages or injuries, whether foreseeable or not, sustained by myself while participating, watching and traveling to or
from this activity. Signature Required: __________________________________________ Date: __________
Enclose registration fee and mail to: Troy Parks and Recreation, 3179 Livernois, Troy, MI 48083. Checks payable to:
City of Troy. VISA or MASTERCARD # ______________________________________ Exp. Date: ________________
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Free Document Shredding Elder Abuse Can Be Prevented
Monday, July 19 - 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. If you or a senior citizen you know is . . .
Bring up to four grocery bags or banker's boxes of • Being hurt
documents and have them shredded by ShredCorp. The • Having money taken or used without their permission
truck will be in the north auxiliary parking lot of the • Being forced to do things they don't want to do
Community Center during this one-hour time slot only. You • Being neglected
do not need to remove any staples or paper clips from your
documents. They will also have 15x12x10 heavy-duty file . . .then they may be a victim of elder abuse. If you
suspect elder abuse or neglect, or if you need help, call the
boxes with lids for sale. The price is $2.50 each sold in
Michigan Vulnerable Adult Helpline at 800-996-6228 or the
bundles of 12 only.
Oakland county Adult Protective Services at 800-942-4357.
Keeping Your Mind and Muscles Strong SHARP Home Repair Program
Aerobic exercise and weight training have both been shown
SHARP (Senior Home Assistance Repair Program)
to reduce the incidence of dementia and improve mental
performs free home repairs for Troy seniors age 60+ and
awareness. One possible reason for this is that exercise
persons with disabilities. There are no income restrictions
improves circulation and reduces blood pressure. This
for the program. 434 requests were received last year and
improves blood supply to the brain and may slow down the
volunteers donated 970 hours to SHARP. 94% of recipients
aging process of the brain.
rated SHARP service as excellent and the remaining 6%
-MSU Extension Oakland County
rated it very good.
The work is done by volunteers and usually involves jobs
that take an hour or two. Labor is free and tipping is not
Register NOW for allowed. You must pay for supplies, although assistance
summer fitness classes. may be available if a need exists. If you have a repair that
you need assistance with, call the Community Center at
See page 5 for details! 248-524-3484. Allow two weeks to hear from SHARP and
call 248-740-7600 if you have questions about the follow-
up on your job.
HOT Skills Sudoko - See page 2
New Zumba Toning for Gold - See page 5 Weather Cancellations: Call 248-
689-9756 for weather cancellation
information. Call after 4:30 p.m. for
the status of evening programs.
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