Senior News A Unit of the National Council on the Aging
The Heart of the Hills Players Presents
And The Beat Goes On
Annual Craft Show Thursday, Nov. 19 at 2 p.m (Act. #145911H)
at the Troy Community Center Friday, Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. (Act. #145911I)
Saturday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. (Act. #145911J)
Friday, Nov. 6 - 9 a.m.–3 p.m. This two-hour variety show will present songs, comedy
and dance of the 40s, 50s and 60s including the songs of
Compliment your holiday shopping with unique hand-
Rosemary Clooney, Theresa Brewer, Kay Starr, Doris
made items. There will be over 40 vendors on hand.
Day, Diana Ross, Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, Pat Boone,
Mark your calendar! A $1 donation for admission is
Tony Bennett, Frankie Lane, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash,
requested - proceeds beneﬁt the Troy Senior program.
Brenda Lee, Eddy Arnold and Patsy Cline. The show will
also include some Broadway songs and comedy skits.
Admission is $12 in advance or $14 at the door. Groups
Mental Health Bingo get one free for every 15 tickets purchased. Register now!
Tuesday, November 10 – 1 p.m.
Join us at the Troy Community Center and learn about AARP Defensive Driving
10 ways to turn a bad day into a good one. In addition, Mon. and Tues., Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 - 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
there will be stress buster fun, games and prizes. This free Activity # 148996B Fee: $14 NR $16
entertaining and educational program is presented by the AARP’s Driver Safety Program for adults 50 and over
Oakland County Community Mental Health Authority. will be offered at the Troy Community Center. The eight
Reservations are not required. hour classroom refresher is a comprehensive curriculum
designed especially for the older motorist. You do not
Beginning Level Origami Class need to be an AARP member. Pre-registration is required.
Tuesdays, Nov. 3 - 24 (4 weeks) Maximum class size is 30. You must attend both days.
11 a.m. - Noon at the Troy Community Center Some insurance companies offer incentives for completing
Act. #145983A. the program. Participants 60 and older can take advantage
Fee: FREE except $10 materials fee due at first class of the senior lunch with a suggested donation of $2.75.
Origami is not only the art of paper folding that inspires hope, Participants under age 60 can purchase senior lunch for $6
love and peace but is also considered an integral part of science, or bring a lunch.
mathematics and art. Through it, one can nurture creativity,
artistic quality and a scientiﬁc mind. Also, physical and mental National Memory Screening Day
health can be stimulated through this artistic activity. Tuesday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Instructor Myeong-Sook (Jackey) Shin has a Bachelor of Arts at the Troy Community Center
Degree in Korea and holds a teaching certiﬁcate. She taught at Birmingham Maple Clinic will be conducting conﬁdential
Korean schools in Texas and in Michigan. She is the Director of memory screenings as part of the National Memory
the Michigan Branch of Paper Culture Foundation, and has been Screening Day, a national initiative of the Alzheimer’s
an instructor for the Korean senior community for three years. Foundation of America. Contact Ralph Stromberg at the
Please visit her origami display in the display case at the north Clinic for more information: 248.646.6659. This program
entrance of the Community Center. is for information and education only, and is not an
There is no fee for this class, but a $10 materials fee is due to the endorsement by the City of Troy.
instructor on the ﬁrst day of class. Reservations are required.
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Computer Classes.................................... page 12
Weather Cancellations: Call Ongoing Activities .................................. page 11
248.689.9756 for weather Sports and Fitness ............................ pages 4 & 5
cancellation information. Call after Services ................................................... page 14
4:30 p.m. for the status of evening Trips ................................................. pages 6 & 7
Troy Parks & Recreation Upcoming Events 248.524.3484
Troy, MI 48083 Medicare Prescription Drug Program Enrollment Day
248.524.3484 Monday, Nov. 23, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. in Room 304/305
Senior Program Staff The Area Agency on Aging 1B has scheduled a Medicare enrollment day at the Troy
Carla Vaughan Community Center for the Medicare Part D Prescription plans. AAA 1-B staff and trained
Senior Program Director volunteers with laptops and Internet access will sit down with you and navigate through
firstname.lastname@example.org the many plans to help you make an informed decision about which plan to chose. Even
if you already have a Medicare Drug Plan, there may be changes that affect how much
you pay for your prescriptions. Bring your current medications with you so that they can
Senior Program Coordinator
be sure to get the correct spelling and dosage prescribed. Even if you have already en-
rolled in a Medicare Part D program you may want to review your decision as many plans
will be raising their premiums. Call 1.800.852.7795 to schedule an appointment.
Mon-Fri, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Handwriting Study Participants Needed
Sat, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Monday, November 2 - 10 a.m. - Noon
Fax The Occupational Therapy Department at Wayne State University is looking for people
248.689.6497 age 60 to 100 to participate in a handwriting study at the Troy Community Center.
Medi-Go Plus Participants must be generally healthy and not have any problems that affect the ability
248.457.1100 to use their hands for everyday tasks such as eating or dressing. You will be asked to
SMART Dial-A-Ride do simple tasks of sensation, hand strength, and hand coordination that will take about
248.362.3436 15 minutes of your time. It is hoped that the results of this study can be used to improve
teaching and rehab techniques. Refreshments will be served and if selected to participate,
you will receive a gift card as compensation. Call 248.524.3484 to reserve your time slot
(Meals on Wheels)
although walk-ins will also be accepted if time allows.
(Cancellations due to weather)
City Hall Movie Madness with Popcorn!
248.524.3300 Join us for DVD movies at the Community Center on the big
City Web Site screen TV at 1 p.m. on the 3rd Wednesday of each month in Room
www.troymi.gov 301. Your suggestions are welcome! Closed captions for the hearing
impaired are available upon request. After the movie, there will be a brief dis-
cussion lead by Mike Frank. $5 annual participation fee ($7 NR) or .50 drop-in
fee per movie at door.
James Berar ............. 689.3408 Wed., November 18 - Grand Torino (116 min.) - R
Bud Black ............... 641.7745 A racist Korean War veteran (Clint Eastwood) living in a crime-ridden Detroit
Pauline Noce ........... 540.1606 neighborhood is forced to confront his own prejudice when a troubled Hmong teen
David Ogg-Chair .... 689.2210 attempts to steal his prized Gran Torino. When Kowalski's teenage neighbor (Bee
Jo Rhoads ................ 689.2741 Vang) attempts to steal the car as part of a gang initiation rite, Kowalski manages
Frank Shier.............. 524.0512 to catch the aspiring thief. His elders direct the boy to return to Kowalski's house
JoAnn Thompson .... 879.2637 and perform an act of penance, and Kowalski reluctantly cooperates. In the process,
Kowalski discovers that the only way to lay his many painful memories to rest is to
ﬁnally face his own blinding prejudice head-on.
Mission Statement Wed., December 16 - Slumdog Millionaire (120 min.) - R
The City of Troy is committed Accused of cheating and desperate to prove his innocence, an eighteen-year-old
to working with and for senior orphan from the slums of Mumbai reﬂects back on his tumultuous life while com-
citizens to provide information, peting to win 20 million rupees on India's Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. Jamal
programs and services that Malik (Dev Patel) is one question away from taking the top prize when he is arrested
promote independence and by police under suspicion of cheating. Authorities can't believe that a common
healthy, active aging. "slumdog" could possess the knowledge to get this far in the game. In order to con-
vince them of how he gained such knowledge, Jamal reﬂects back on his childhood.
Though life on the streets was never easy, Jamal's experiences ultimately instilled in
him the knowledge he needed to answer the tough questions posed to him.
Upcoming Events 248.524.3484
50+ and 60+ Speed Dating Hearing Loss Support Group Silent
Participants will have ﬁve minutes to chat before the men Auction - Thursday, Nov. 5 - 6:30-8:30 p.m.
move to the next table. Afterward, appetizers and beverag- This silent auction is a fund-raiser for the Troy Hearing
es will be served and participants may mingle freely. Dress Loss Support Group which provides information, educa-
is business casual. This event provides an opportunity for tion, and support for people with hearing loss. This free
anyone looking for companionship or friendship to meet event is open to everyone and will include:
and socialize. If we do not have enough people signed up
• Dessert buffet
by one week prior to each event (15 men and 15 women),
• Many items to bid on
the event will be cancelled. Time: 6:30-9 p.m. - check -in
• Additional fun activities
6:15-6:25 p.m. Fee: $10 (NR - $12)
• Information about hearing loss and new assistive tech-
Act. # Gender Age Date Reg. Begins nology.
145901P Men 50-65 Jan. 19 Dec. 1
145901Q Women 50-65 Jan. 19 Dec. 1 Book Club
145901R Men 60 + Feb. 16 Jan. 4 Wed., Nov. 11 and Dec. 9 - 10 a.m.
145901S Women 60 + Feb. 16 Jan. 4 The book club meets on the second Wednesday of each
Caregiver’s Support Group month in the reading room at the Troy Community Center.
In November, they will discuss A Perfect Family, a "who
Nov. 12 and Dec. 8 - 10-11:30 a.m. dunnit" mystery by Pamela Lewis. In December, they will
This support group meets at the Troy Community Center
discuss City of Thieves by David Benioff, a novel about
and is cosponsored by Home Instead Senior Care. It
two Nazi prisoners who can save their lives by securing
provides a forum for individuals to share experiences,
a dozen eggs for a Soviet colonel to use in his daughter's
access information, and learn methods for managing
wedding cake. Contact Corrine at 248-528-1508 for
caregiver stress. Caregivers of all ages are welcome. If
more information. New members welcome. $5 annual
you would like to bring the person you are caring for,
participation fee ($7 NR) or .50 drop-in fee at door.
please let us know by registering for Act. #145921A. $5
annual participation fee ($7 NR) or .50 drop-in fee at door. Grandparent/Grandchild Swim
Monday, Dec. 28, 11:30 a.m. at the Troy Community Center
Oakland Co. Senior Spelling D-U-E-L Act. #148993C - $4 per person (NR - $6)
The Oakland County Spelling Duel was held on October Bring your grandchildren to swim at the Community Center.
15 at the Birmingham Senior center, BASCC. Troy was Open swim lasts until 9 p.m.. This event will take place
represented by Judy Holmberg, Margaret Julian and Cita during regular swim hours and a lifeguard will be on duty.
Gill. Twenty four seniors from across Oakland County Children under age 10 must be accompanied in the water by
competed in a grueling competition to determine the best an adult. Bring as many family members as you wish, but
speller in the County. The winner was Joan Ruetter from each one must purchase a ticket. Non-residents are welcome.
Oak Park. Flotation devices and toys are not allowed in the pool, and
children who are not toilet trained must wear tight ﬁtting
Troy Restaurant Group plastic pants over an approved swim diaper. Children over age
Wednesday, Dec. 2 - 6 p.m. 3 must use appropriate gender locker room or family locker
Would you like to dine out with other seniors once every room with opposite gender adult. We will not be admitted to
other month at an area restaurant? Meet at the restaurant the pool until 11:30 a.m., but you may enter the locker room
and order from the menu. Make plans to enjoy a delicious earlier. Bring a lock to secure your belongings.
meal with friends old and new.
The next “Troy Restaurant Group” event is Wed., Dec. 2
Creating Life After Loss
at Camp Ticonderoga, 5725 Rochester Rd, Troy, 48085. Third Tuesday - 1-2:30 p.m. - Rm. 301
Meet there at 6 p.m. Please RSVP to JoAnn Thompson Feelings of loss are natural following signiﬁcant life
248.879.2637 or Jat61@wowway.com by Nov. 30. There changes. Whether you are experiencing loss of a spouse or
will be separate checks. another family member, your health, your memory, your
home or your independence, feelings of anxiety, grief or
Red Hat Society - Tuesday, Nov. 10 and Dec. 8 sadness are common. Help support one another and ﬁnd
The Troy Mad Hatters meet on the second Tuesday of each meaning in your own life. Facilitated by Clinical Psycholo-
month. On Nov. 10, purchase Ingram's Chocolates - public gist Patricia Tattrie, Psy.D. Dr. Tattrie is in private practice
welcome. On Dec. 8 they will have lunch at Larco's. Call with a special interest in working with seniors and their
JoAnne at 248-577-1165 for more information. $5 annual caregivers experiencing life transitions. Please register by
participation fee ($7 NR) or .50 drop-in fee at door. calling 248.524.3484 - ask for Act. #145906A.
Sports and Fitness 248.524.3484
Open Men's and Women's 50+ Belly Dancing for Weight Loss
Doubles Pickleball Mixer This class is for people 50+ who prefer dance as a form
Sundays, 6-8 pm of conditioning. Belly dance is one of the world’s
$5 drop-in fee at the Troy Community Center Gym most ancient and evolved forms of dance and an excellent
Round robin play among players of equal levels. For those form of exercise. Some core conditioning exercises may be
new to the game some informal instruction is available. included, so please bring a mat. This class is perfect for all
Equipment is provided. Partners are not required. No play levels of ﬁtness and dance experience. Weeks: 10. Drop
Dec. 20 and 27. in fee is $7.50 per class (NR $9.50).
Act # Day Time Begins Ends Fee/NR
Holiday Smash Pickleball Tournament 118960A Wed 6:30-7:30 pm Jan. 13 Mar 17 $49/$54
Sunday, Dec. 20 4-9 p.m. Troy Community Center Gym
Men’s, women’s, and co-ed doubles divisions Zumba Gold Dance Exercise .
Age Brackets: 50+ and 65+ Tuesdays and Fridays, 10-10:50 a.m., Wed, 7:15-8:05 p.m.
Act. #148998J Men’s 148998K Women’s 148998L Co-ed $5 per person - Purchase 8 session $40 punch card (NR - $45)
Fee: $13 per person Resident - $15 NR Optional drop-in pass available for $6 (NR - $8)
Each team is guaranteed 3 games to 15pts. T-shirts for Get energized with this low-impact aerobic workout that
all participants and awards for 1st and 2nd place in each takes salsa, cha-cha, samba, tango, ﬂamenco, calypso, hip-
division. Games will be self ofﬁciated with exception of hop and belly dancing and puts it all into a workout routine.
playoff games. Register in person at the Troy Community Bring two bottles of water and a face towel.
Center 3179 Livernois or online at www.troymi.gov.
Senior Olympics Winter Games
2nd Annual Holiday Intergenerational Michigan Senior Olympics winter games are scheduled
Pickleball Festival for January 25-27, 2010 in Oakland County. Alpine
Sunday, Dec. 27 6-9 p.m. Troy Community Center Gym skiing, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, badminton,
There must be at least 20 years age difference between and pickleball are some of the events that will be offered.
partners as of Dec 27, 2009. Michigan Senior Olympics is a non proﬁt organization that
Act. #148998M Competitive Division promotes healthy lifestyles for the over 50 age group in
Act. #148998N Recreational Division Michigan. Visit www.michiganseniorolympics.org or call
Fee: $13 per person resident - $15 NR 1.800.400.8161 for a complete list of events and to register.
Round robin play. Teams will be assigned courts by blind The registration deadline is December 14.
draw. T-shirts for all participants and awards for 1st and
2nd place. All teams guaranteed 3 games to 15 pts. Games
will be self ofﬁciated with exception of playoff games. Sports Leagues
Register in person at the Troy Community Center 3179
Livernois or online at www.troymi.gov. Bowling - Mondays, 1 - 3:15 p.m. at Thunderbird
Lanes, Sept. - April. Points for beating own average.
Golf - Mon and Wed mornings at Sylvan Glen May
Pickleball Doubles 50+ Ladder Play - September
Sundays, 6-8 pm, Jan. 10 through March 28 Softball - Women 50+ - Tuesday evenings, Men 50+
at the Troy Community Center Gym - 12 weeks - Thursday evenings, May - August.
Act. #118998G $60 Residents $65 NR Tennis - Indoor at the Civic Center with a fee Sept.-
Pre-registration required. Play three games with three May and outdoor at the Civic Center free May-Sept.
different partners. Scores will be kept and players will Volleyball - Men 55+-Tuesday mornings Oct. - March.
compete against equal skill levels and attempt to move up
the ladder. Subs needed. If you have questions contact
Elaine T. at 248.524.3484. Equipment is provided. Drop-In Sports
Badminton - Fridays, 9:30-10:30 a.m., $3 (no charge
Bowling League for Community Center passholders). Equipment provided.
Mondays at 1 p.m. at Thunderbird Lanes. Pickleball - Fridays, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., $3
Receive one point each time you beat your own average. $5 Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. $7 ($10 NR) $5 with coupon
per week for shoes and three games of bowling. Lanes are book ($8 NR). No charge for Fitness Center members.
assigned using a league sheet system. All levels welcome. Table Tennis - Tue and Thu at 10 a.m. $10 annual
For more information, call Thunderbird Lanes at 248-362- participation fee ($12 NR) or .50 drop-in fee at door
Sports and Fitness 248.524.3484
Drop-in passes are available at the Community Center front Tai Chi with Kim Cary $5 (NR - $7)
desk. All classes meet at the Troy Community Center. Adv Mondays through Dec. 14, 2-3 pm
50 + Women on Weights $7.50 (NR $9.50) . Aquatic Exercise $5 (NR - $7) No class 11/24 & 26
Thursdays through Nov 19, 5:30-6:30 pm T&Th 9-9:50 am Sep 15 -Dec 10
T&Th 10-10:50 am Sep 15 -Dec 10
Balance and Stretch $5 (NR - $7)
No class Nov. 23 & 25. Muscle Strengthening $5 (NR - $7)
Mon and Wed through Dec 9, 9-9:50 am No class Nov. 24 and 26.
Tuesdays through Dec 8, 10-10:50 am
Tai Chi with Mary $5 (NR - $7) No class 11/26. Thursdays through Dec 10, 10-10:50 am
Thursdays through Dec 10, 12-1 pm
Yoga $5 (NR - $7) No class Nov. 23 and 25.
Pilates with Fawn $5 (NR - $7) Mondays through Dec 14, 11-12:10 pm
Tue and Thu through Dec. 10, 11-11:50 am Wednesdays through Dec 9, 11-12:10 pm
2010 Troy Senior Golf Leagues
Registration begins Nov. 2, 2009
Registration fee: $42.50 NR $47.50 (non-refundable after
Drop-In Fitness Classes
the first week of play). Chair Exercise - Mon and Wed, 11-11:50 am. Drop-
The 2010 Monday and Wednesday 9 hole Senior Golf in. $2.50/class with $25 punch card (NR $30). Free Fri.
Leagues at Sylvan Glen are for men and women. Play class with video, 11 a.m.
begins around May 1 for approximately 20 weeks, teeing off Stretch & Tone Exercise Class - Monday and
at 7:30-8 a.m. You may play in both leagues. The greens Thursday, 11-11:50 a.m. $2.50/class with $25 punch
fees for the entire season (amount to be determined by City card (NR $30).
Council in spring 2010) will be collected in March. If you
Zumba Gold Dance Exercise - Tue and Fri at 10
take extended vacations, please sign up as a sub only. Non-
a.m. Wed at 7:15 p.m. $5/class with 8 session $40 punch
residents must pay non-resident greens fees as a regular or
card (NR - $45) Optional drop-in pass available for $6 (NR
as a sub. Registration dates are as follows:
Returning Players: Players active in the league at the end - $8) Purchase card or pass at Community Center desk.
of 2009 may register beginning Nov. 2, 2009
Drop-In Fitness Passes
Priority Players: Player that dropped out in 2009 due to Drop-in passes are available for $5 (NR $7) for chair
health issues may register beginning Dec. 1, 2009 exercise, muscle conditioning, stretch and tone, aquatic
New Players: New players may register beginning Dec. 15, exercise, balance and stretch, pilates, tai chi, and yoga.
2009. Please give your average for nine holes when regis- Passes are available at the Community Center front
tering. If the league is full, add your name to the sub/wait desk.
list and you will be notiﬁed if an opening occurs.
Monday: Act. #148986A Wednesday: Act. #148987A Community Center Fitness Club Passes
The senior rate for a ﬁtness club pass at the Troy Com-
Sub Only: Mon.: Act. #148986B Wed.: Act. #148986B
munity Center is $16.25 per month. You must be 60 or
For more information, please call: older and live in Troy to receive this rate. Pass holders
Monday league: Mike Maziasz 248.649.0195 have unlimited use of the ﬁtness area and use of the
Doug Cravens 248.528.0434 gym and pool during selected hours. There is also a
Wednesday league: Siegfried Meyer 248.879.7167 matinee rate of $13.75 per month which allows you to
Ken Jones 248.879.8109 use the club Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Ad-
ditional discounts are available for low-income persons.
Monday Golf League Meeting: The Monday Golf League For those without a pass, the daily rate is $7. Seniors
will meet on Dec. 3 at 1 p.m. in Rm. 301 at the Community receive a special daily rate on Friday mornings: $3
Center. Items to be discussed include method of for use of the pool from 8-10 a.m. and the ﬁtness room
establishing handicap, the approved motion regarding the and gym from 8-11:30 a.m.
assigned tee box for ﬂights, and the prospects of a change
in the greens fee. You will also have the opportunity to
bring up additional items.
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monasteries of Bulgaria, Greece, Serbia, Russia, Ukraine,
• Register for trips upon receipt of this newsletter. Poland and Romania. After the lecture and tour, enjoy
• Seniors may bring guests of any age unless noted un- a light lunch of salmon salad or tuna salad croissant
der individual trip description. The minimum age for sandwich, Mediterranean pasta, apple strudel and coffee or
gambling trips is 21 unless noted. tea. Indicate your preference when registering for salmon
or tuna sandwich. Those who do not will be served salmon.
• If you use a wheelchair or need a special accommo-
dation, please indicate this upon registration. After lunch, we will tour the Edsel Ford house in Grosse
Pointe Shores which will be decorated for the holidays.
• One-Day Trip Refund Policy: A $10 service fee
will be withheld on all patron requested refunds,
DSO Handel's Messiah with Lunch at
plus costs incurred. Full refunds issued for medical
emergencies with a letter from your physician (please the Dearborn Hills Golf Course
notify us prior to the trip) and for trips we cancel. Sunday, Dec. 6 Depart 12 p.m. Returns 6 p.m.
Activity# 148901D $96 R $101 NR
• Transportation by city bus unless noted. Board bus
Travel aboard a deluxe motorcoach to Dearborn Hills
at the Community Center north entrance.
Golf Course for lunch and then on to the DSO for the
• Register early so trips are not cancelled! performance. A fee of $50 on all cancellations within 30
• The City of Troy is not responsible for providing care days of performance. (Bianco Tour)
to persons who cannot care for their own personal
needs, maintain their composure, or to refrain from “Jersey Boys” at the Fisher Theatre
conduct which may jeopardize the rights of other Sunday, Dec. 20 Depart 1 pm Return 6 pm
members of the group. Such individuals must be Activity#148939B $95 R $100 NR
accompanied by an adult to assist with their special Wait list only! The story of Frankie Valli and the Four
needs. The City reserves the right to deny participa- Seasons. How did four blue-collar kids become one of the
tion when an individual requires a caregiver but fails greatest successes in pop music history? Seats are main
to arrange for one. ﬂoor, rows Q-U. This show contains adult language.
Motor City Casino DSO “Swingin with Sinatra and
Depart: 9:30 am Return: 3:30 pm $13 R $15 NR Dorsey”
Act. # 138962D - Tues. Nov. 17 Sunday Jan. 10 Depart 2 p.m. Return 6 p.m
Act. # 138962E - Thur. Dec. 17 Activity# 148901E $60 R $65 NR Register by Jan. 4.
Visit Detroit’s Motor City Casino with 2618 slots ranging Swing in to the New Year and come ﬂy away with Las
from nickel to $100. Also 84 Blackjack tables, 12 Craps Vegas favorite Steve Lippia and Jim Pugh as they warm
tables, and the remaining area ﬁlled with Caribbean Stud, up the night with the velvety smooth style of Frank Sinatra
Pai Gow Poker, Let it Ride and Baccarat. You must present and big band ﬂair of Tommy Dorsey with hits like “My
valid ID and will be given $20 on the Players Club card. If Way,” “Fly Me to the Moon,” “New York New York” and
you don’t have a card, a temporary card will be issued. “Maria.” Main ﬂoor seating left, rows H-O. Transportation
will be by City bus or school bus - tbd.
Thu. Nov. 5 Depart 8:15 a.m. Return 6:45 p.m. “Menopause the Musical” at
Activity#148920B $32R ($35 NR) the Macomb Center
Travel by deluxe motorcoach to Firekeepers casino in Battle Sat. Jan. 16 Depart 11:45 am. Return 5:30 pm
Creek where there are over 2,680 of the latest slot and video Activity# 148903C $85R $90NR Register by Dec. 1.
poker games, 78 gaming tables and a 200 seat Bingo room. HOT FLASH! MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL, the
Trip includes a $20 slot credit and $5 for food, slot play or phenomenon sweeping the nation, returns to the Macomb
gift shop. You must ﬁll out ﬂyer at the Community Center to Center. This laughter-ﬁlled 90-minute production creates
be eligible for the casino incentive package. (Bianco Tour) a glorious celebration for women who are on the brink
of, in the middle of or have survived “the Change.” It’s
St. Sabbas Monastery Tour and Lunch deﬁnitely not the “Silent Passage” anymore! Includes
and Edsel Ford House Tour lunch at Mac and Ray’s Restaurant.
Wed. Dec. 2 Depart 9:30 a.m. Return 4:30 p.m.
Activity #148917A $48 R $53 NR
Join us as we head to Harper Woods to tour the St. Sabbas Bus Driver Bill DiLaura Retiring: Join us at 4:30
Monastery founded in 1999 as a center for liturgical arts. p.m. on December 2 after the Monastery Tour for cake and to
The monastery was created in the style of the ancient wish Bill a happy retirement! Community Center Rm. 402.
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EXTENDED TRIPS due when registering and balance is due by Feb. 24, 2010.
Online registration is not available for overnight trips. More detailed sample itinerary available on ﬂyers at the
Community Center. (Shoreline Tour)
NON-RESIDENTS: Add $5 to the fees listed below.
Cancellation insurance is recommended. Shades of Ireland
Act. #148946A - May 18-30, 2010
A Capitol Christmas in Washington D.C. $3,199 pp Double, $3,699 Single, $3,169 Triple
Act. # 148911A - Dec. 11-15 This 13 day tour includes air, hotel and transfers. 11
breakfasts and 6 dinners. Visit Dublin, Waterford, Killarney,
$929 per person double, $1269 single, $859triple
Limerick, Bundoran, Derry and Kingscourt. Optional add
Travel by deluxe motorcoach for a 3 night stay in downtown
ons: Medieval Banquet $90; Kilmainham Jail and Guinness
D.C. Tour of many sights in Washington as well as
Storehouse with pub lunch $65. Cancellation and waiver
performances at the Ford’s Theatre and the Kennedy Center.
insurance available for $200 per person. Brochures available
One night stay on return trip at the Mountaineer Resort
at Troy Community Center. (Colette Tours)
in West Virginia where each traveler will receive a $20
gaming package. Four breakfasts and one dinner are
included in the price of this tour as well as luggage handling National Parks
and taxes and tips on included meals. Deposit of $100 Act. #148946C - Sept. 11-22, 2010
holds your spot and the balance is due Oct. 15. Cancellation $3,449 pp Double, $4,449 Single, $3,399 Triple
protection is offered for the cost of $40 per person, as This 12 day tour includes air, hotel, transfers, 10 breakfasts
portions of this trip are non refundable. (Shoreline Tour) and 7 dinners. Visit Scottsdale, Lake Powell, Grand
Canyon, Bryce, Zion, Salt Lake City, Grand Teton and
Niagara Falls Festival of Lights Yellowstone National Parks, Old Faithful, Bighorn
Act. # 148944B - Dec. 14-15 Mountains, Sheridan, Custer State Park and Mount
$159 per person double, $209 single, $149 triple Rushmore. Cancellation and Waiver insurance available
Travel by deluxe motorcoach to Niagara Falls for a one for $140 per person. Brochures available at the Troy
night stay at the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel, adjacent Community Center. Optional add ons include: Buffalo
to the casino. One buffet breakfast, $20 Seneca Casino Safari Jeep Tour Custer SD ; White water rafting and lunch
gaming package and luggage handling included. A passport Jackson Hole, WY; Wildlife Scenic Float with lunch ;
or passport card is required for travel to Canada. Deposit Wyoming Balloon Ride; Temple Square Experience, Salt
of $50 due to reserve your place. Balance is due by Lake City. (Colette Tours)
November 1. (Shoreline Tour)
Gulf Shores of Alabama Sept 7-18, 2010 Activity #148932A
Act. # 148940A - Feb. 17-25, 2010 $3299-$4159ppdoublebasedonstateroomtype
$1499 per person double, $1999 single, $1399 triple This 12 day tour includes air, hotel and transfers. Four
Travel by motorcoach to sights including Mobile Carnival night land, McKinley Express rail voyage between Denali
Museum, National Naval Aviation Museum, I-Max Theatre National Park and Whittier. Natural History Tour in Denali,
& Museum, Pensecola, Fla. Greyhound Dog Track, and Discovery Riverboat Cruise in Fairbanks. Seven-night
Nashville’s Opryland Hotel. Trip include 8 breakfasts, Inside Passage Cruise on the Coral Princess, including all
1 lunch and 5 dinners. $100 deposit due when registering meals. Optional tours available at ports of call and lodges
and balance is due by Jan. 10, 2010. Detailed itinerary in Alaska. Prices range from $3299 to $4159 double
available at the Community Center. (Shoreline Tour) depending on choice of stateroom. See brochure for
details. Optional trip insurance is available. (Tripmasters)
Belterra Casino Resort and Spa
Act. # 148930A - March 29-31, 2010
$269 per person double, $369 single, $229 triple Travel Information Presentation
Travel by deluxe motorcoach to an oasis in the Indiana Monday November 30 1 p.m. Room 301
heartland that offers premium gaming and entertainment Ed McKenna from Collette Tours will be here to
along with 4-star lodging. Optional tour to Louisville speak about their upcoming trips to Ireland in May
KY and the Muhammad Ali Center and the Louisville of 2010 and the National Parks in Sept of 2010. Rod
Slugger Museum and Factory. (Additional fee of $15 pp Obermiller of Trip Masters will also be here to speak
includes transportation and admissions). Trip includes about the trip they are offering to Alaska in Sept 2010.
2 nights lodging 2 breakfasts, and 2 dinners. $50 deposit Join us to learn more about these fantastic trips.
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
2 3 4 5 6
10-12 Handwriting 12:00 Veal Cutlet 9:30-12 Private 12:00 Chef's Choice 9-3 Craft Show
Study Computer 12:30 Birthday 12:00 Beef Hot Dog
12:00 Shepherd's Pie Consultations Party 1:00 Bingo
10:30-12 Blood 1:00 Advisory
12:00 Chicken 6:30 Hearing Loss
Parmesan Silent Auction
7:30 Band Practice
9 10 11 12 13
11-12 Meet Your 12:00 Baked Chicken 10:00 Book Club 10:00 Caregiver’s 12:00 Meatloaf
State Senator 1:00 Red Hat 12:00 Beef Goulash Support Group 1:00 Bingo
12:00 Turkey Cutlet Society 12:00 Roast Pork
1:00 Mental Health
16 17 18 19 20
12:00 Baked Ham 9-1 Memory 10-12 Computer 12:00 Roast Turkey 12:00 Pepper Steak
Augratin Screening Disk Erasure 1:00 Bingo
9:30 Motor City 12:00 Penne Pasta
Casino 12-3 Ask the
12:00 Cheeseburger Attorney
1:00 Life After Loss 12:30 Movie
7:30 Band Practice
23 24 25 26 27
12:00 Herb Chicken 12:00 BBQ Pork
1-3 Focus Hope Riblet
12:00 Beef Stroganoff Center Closed
12:00 Chili Mac
Menu subject to change.
Lunch is served from 11:45-12:30 M-Th
and from 11:30-12:15 on Friday.
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
1 2 3 4
10-2:30 Defensive 9:30 St. Sabbas Trip 12:00 Hot Lunch 12:00 Hot Lunch
Driving 9:30-12 Private 12:30 Birthday 1:00 Bingo
12:00 Hot Lunch Computer Party
Consultations 1:00 Monday Golf
10:30-12 Blood League
10% Off at 12:00 Hot Lunch
Creative Endeavors 6:00 Restaurant Group
7 8 9 10 11
12:00 Hot Lunch 12:00 Hot Lunch 10-12 Computer disk 10:00 Caregiver’s 12:00 Hot Lunch
1:00 Red Hat Erasure Support Group 1:00 Bingo
Society 10:00 Book Club 12:00 Hot Lunch
1:00 Surplus Food 12:00 Hot Lunch
6:30 Hearing Support
14 15 16 17 18
10:30 Harmonica 12:00 Hot Lunch 12:00 Hot Lunch 9:30 Motor City 10:30 Chorus Concert
Concert 1:00 Focus Hope 12-3 Ask the Casino 12:00 Hot Lunch
11-12 Meet Your 1:00 Life After Loss Attorney 12:00 Hot Lunch 1:00 Bingo
State Senator 12:30 Movie
12:00 Hot Lunch
21 22 23 24 25
12:00 Hot Lunch 12:00 Hot Lunch 12:00 Hot Lunch
28 29 30 31
11:30 GP/GC Swim 12:00 Hot Lunch 12:00 Hot Lunch
12:00 Hot Lunch Center Closed The December
Happy New Year! menu was not
available at press
Oil & Acrylic Painting
New Instructor: Marat Paransky Anyone Can Paint!
Act#118972A - Tues 12-3 p.m. - Jan 19- Mar 9 Join popular award-winning artist and
$60 Resident $65 NR television host Steve Wood as he shares
If you love to paint, this class is for you! This class is his painting tips and techniques that will
for those painting in acrylic or oil for the ﬁrst time, and have you painting like an artist in the very ﬁrst class. He
for those seeking to take their art to the next level. There demonstrates and paints right along with the class. Com-
will be in-class demonstrations and individual instruction plete an 11 x 14 painting by the end of the session. Paint,
for each student. Supply list available at front desk or on brushes, canvas boards and all other supplies are included in
receipt when you register. the fee. Ages 16 up welcome. Fee: $25 (NR $30)
Act. # Date Time Subject
Line Dance Lessons 145933I Thu, Nov 12 1-3 pm Mountains After Rain
Mondays and Wednesdays - 12:30-2 p.m. 145933J Thu, Nov 12 7-9 pm Mountains After Rain
$5 per person (NR $7) - pay at door 145933K Thu, Dec 10 1-3 pm Paradise Beach
Connie Buss will teach you the basic steps and how to com- 145933L Thu, Dec 10 7-9 pm Paradise Beach
145933M Thu, Jan 14 1-3 pm Autumn Covered Bridge
bine them to form a dance. This class will provide a solid
145933N Thu, Jan 14 7-9 pm Autumn Covered Bridge
foundation for anyone wanting to learn or brush up. Line 145933O Thu, Feb 11 1-3 pm June Morning
dancing is lots of fun and you can also use what you learn 145933P Thu, Feb. 11 7-9 pm June Morning
for a great low-impact cardio workout to any type of music.
Harmonica Lessons Wii Game Available for Senior Use
The Mouth Organ Grinders is a group of local harmonica players Instruction on the 1st Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.
looking for new members! If you would like to learn how to play, Check out the Wii game at the front desk between 8 a.m.
please join them for lessons on Mondays at 9:30 a.m. beginning and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday to use here in the
Sept. 14. $10 annual participation fee (NR $12) teen room (no instruction provided). ID required. Play
bowling, tennis, boxing, golf and baseball.
Making Music with your Grandchildren
In addition, we will have someone on hand on the ﬁrst
Bring a little music into your kids lives! These mini music
Tuesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. to show you how it works.
and art classes are for kids ages 2 ½ - 5 and a grandparent
Reservations are not required.
(or parent). Using their creativity to decorate and make
their own instruments, kids will also be introduced to
different sounds that will help kids ﬁne tune their listening Shanghai Rummy Card Group
skill. Kids will go home with a different instrument each Fridays, 3 p.m. - ? in the Senior Reading Room
class and learn new songs to go with the instrument. Dress If you enjoy playing rummy,
for mess! Tools and materials provided by instructor. $10 come in and check this
materials fee per child due to instructor ﬁrst day. Weeks: 5 group out. Find out what Shanghai
Fee: $55 per child - NR $60. No class Nov. 28. Rummy is and join the fun. $10 an-
148981C Wed 11/4–12/2 10–10:50 am nual participation fee ($12 NR) or .50
148981D Sat 11/7-12/12 10–10:50 am at the door.
This class for ages 13 and older emphasizes creativity. Hobby Fair
Projects range from functional to sculpture. A pottery Do you have an interesting hobby you would
wheel is available but limited to one or two turns per person like to share with others? Could you bring
depending on class size. Various glazing techniques will be examples, photos, and/or information to a
explored. Tools and materials provided. Dress for mess and one-day hobby fair at the Community Center? This
bring a hand towel to each class. Material fee of $20 due to could be a great way for others to ﬁnd new interests
instructor ﬁrst day of class. Instructor: Jeannette Pugliese and for you to connect with people who have the
Fee: $109 - NR $114 same interests as you. Whether it's arts and crafts,
collecting, games, music and dance, exercise and sports,
Act. # Day Dates Wks Time food and drink, or other hobbies such as gardening,
142221B Tue 11/3-12/7 6 7-9:30 pm bird watching, computers, photography, radio control
vehicles, model trains, ETC, let us know if you would
Ballroom Dance Instructor Needed for like to participate. Call 248.524.3484 and add your
Wednesday afternoon class. Contact Elaine T. at name to Act. #115910A. If interest is sufﬁcient, we will
248-524-3484 if you know of a qualiﬁed instructor. plan the fair after the ﬁrst of the year.
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Ongoing Activities 248.524.3484
CREATIVE ARTS OTHER ACTIVITIES
These activities are held at the Troy
Community Center unless noted. Ballroom Dance - Temporar- Ask the Attorney - Attorney Dana
ily discontinued. We are look- Wilson offers free 15 min. consulta-
SPECIAL INTEREST/ ing for a new instructor. tions on the 3rd Wednesday from 12
ADVOCACY/SUPPORT Band - The Heritage Concert - 3 p.m. Appointments required. Call
GROUPS Band practices on the 1st and 248.524.3484.
Advisory Committee 1st Thursday,
3rd Wednesday from 7:30-9:30 Birthday Party - 1st Thursday 12:30-
p.m. Call 248.828.8047 for 1 p.m. No reservation required. Cakes
Sept.-June (no meeting in December)
details.** donated by the Newcomers.
at 1 p.m. at the Community Center.
Public invited to share concerns about Golden Choraliers Chorus - Friday Book Club - 2nd Wednesday 10 a.m.
Troy programs and services. E-mail the 9:45-11:30 a.m. Sept. through June. No reservation required. Call Corrine at
Committee at: email@example.com, Several performances per year.** 248-528-1508 for more information.*
leave a suggestion in the suggestion box Line Dance Lessons Mon. and Blood Pressure Screening - RN
at Community Center, or call them - see Wed. 12:30-2 pm $5 (8 session $40 Elaine Cook provides blood pressure
page 2 for phone numbers. Minutes are punch card required - $45 NR) or $6 at screenings on the 1st Wed. from 10:30-
available at the Community Center. door ($8 NR). Wed, 8-9:30 pm. $3 at noon in Rm. 403. Drop-in, free.
Caregiver's Support Group - 2nd door ($5 NR) - all levels welcome.
Computer Lab - In addition to com-
Thursday from 10-11:30 a.m.* Harmonica Club - Mondays: 9:30- puter classes (details elsewhere in this
Hearing Loss Support Group - 2nd 10:30 a.m. Sept. - June. Drop-in. Be- newsletter), drop-in computer lab with
Wednesday from 6:30-8 p.m.* ginners welcome**. Internet access is available Mon. and
India Club - 1st Saturday, 11 a.m.- Harmonica Lessons - Mondays: Wed. from 9:30 a.m. - noon and Friday
4 p.m. Cultural and social activities. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Sept. - June. Free. from 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.**
Contact Jiwan Sondhi at 248.535.7777 Drop-in. Beginners welcome.** Defensive Driving Classes - Of-
or firstname.lastname@example.org.* fered twice a year at the Community
Needlework Club - Tuesdays, 10 Center.
Meet Your State Senator - State a.m. Drop-in. Share ideas, advice and
Senator John Pappageorge's staff has friendship.** Gardens - At the Troy Farm. Details
ofﬁce hours at the Troy Community in the March and April newsletters.
Center on the second Monday of each Painting Club - Thursdays, 9 a.m.
- noon. Drop-in.** Hot Lunch - This federally funded
month from 11 a.m. - noon in room 404. program is held Monday - Friday from
No appointment is needed. Stop by to Quilting Group - Wednesdays, 9 a.m.
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. for persons 60
discuss your concerns. - 4 p.m. All levels welcome to bring
and older. No reservation needed. Sug-
works in progress. This is a group, not
Paciﬁc Rim Outreach - Wednesdays, gested donation: $2.75. (Under age 60
10 a.m. -3 p.m. Information and referral must pay $6.) Lunches and ENSURE
and social activities.** Woodcarving Club - Mondays at liquid meals for homebound persons also
8:30 a.m. Drop-in. Beginners and visi- available. Call 248.689.0001.
T.O.P.S. - Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. at the
Community Center. Non-proﬁt weight Medicare Enrollment Assistance
loss support group.** CARDS AND GAMES Jim Zoellner, volunteer Medicare/
Medicaid counselor, offers enrollment
Participation Fee Bingo - Fridays at 1 p.m. .25 per card assistance on the 1st and 3rd Friday
with $1 admission card. Cash prizes. from 12 - 3 p.m. in room 403 by
Bridge - Duplicate -Tuesdays at appointment only. He will help with
*$5 annual participation fee required selection of insurance options, claims,
12:30**, Party -Thursdays at 12:30
($7 NR). Prorated to $2.50 March 1 denials of service, and answer other
p.m.**, ACBL: Mondays at noon ($5 at
($3.50 NR) questions. Call 248.524.3484 to make
door) and Fridays at 11 a.m. ($6 at door)
**$10 annual participation fee required an appointment by the Wednesday prior
Cribbage Club - Fridays, 1 p.m. to desired appointment date. Please
($12 NR). Prorated to $5 March 1
Drop-in. Beginners welcome.** don't wait until the last minute to look at
Euchre - Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m.** available options.
$20 annual rate available to participate
in as many groups as you want ($22 Pinochle - Monday and Wednesday at SPORTS AND FITNESS
NR) or .50 per meeting drop-in fee. No 12:30 p.m.** Jr pinochle (no experience For ongoing sports and ﬁtness
charge the ﬁrst time you attend. needed) Thursday at 12:30 p.m.** activities, see page 4-5.
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Troy Senior Computer Drop-In Computer Lab
Learning Center Classes Mon. and Wed. - 9:30 am to noon; Fri. 9:30 am - 4 pm
Drop in to type and print a letter, use the Internet, play
At the Troy Senior Computer Learning games, or practice what you are learning in class. There
Center, qualiﬁed senior instructors teach are eight computers, with use on a ﬁrst come basis limited
students 50 and older to use a computer to one hour if anyone is waiting. There is a $10 annual
in a friendly environment. A computer is fee to use the lab ($12 NR). Copies are .10 per page for
provided for each student and course materials are included in black and white and $1 for color.
Computer Hard Drive Erasure
Low Income Scholarship: Receive a 50% discount on Third Wednesday of Each Month, 10 a.m. - Noon
classes if you meet the guidelines on page 15. This free service helps prevent identify theft for people
throwing out or giving their computer away. Deleting ﬁles
Computer Fundamentals (Recommended 1st Class) does NOT erase the information. Drop off your computer
For those with no previous knowledge of computers or feel (just the processing unit - not the monitor, keyboard, or
that technology is beyond them. Learn the basics and build mouse) or remove the hard drive and bring it in.
self-conﬁdence. Four 2-hour lessons. Fee: $36 (NR $41).
Act. # Day Time Beg. Ends Wks Computer House Calls Available
135951H T & Th 1-3 pm Dec 1 Dec 10 2 These individuals will come to your home for a nominal fee
and help you set up a computer, install software, set up an
E-Mail Internet account, etc. Please call them directly.
This course uses Outlook Express, the free e-mail program Tom Sawyer: 248.647.9099 Tom Tellotte: 248.312.8866
on all Windows PCs. Set up an e-mail account, create e-mail,
Rita Knorr: 248.689.8454
send and receive attachments, reply, delete, forward, use the
address book and distribution lists, save messages, and handle
Spam. Two 2-hour lessons. Fee: $18 (NR $20) Private Consultations - First Wed. of Each Month
Meet one-on-one with an instructor at the computer lab for
Act. # Day Time Beg. Ends Wks
help with PC operation, Word, Internet, e-mail and more.
135960D T & Th 9:30-11:30 am Dec 1 Dec 3 1
45 minute appointments are available at 9:30, 10:15 or 11
File Management a.m. If you use a laptop, bring it. Call 248.524.3484 by the
Learn how ﬁles and folders can be managed including how Monday before to schedule an appointment and specify what
to create, copy, sort, delete, rename, search, and backup your you need help with. The fee is $5.
ﬁles and folders. Two 2-hour lessons. Fee: $18 (NR $20)
Act. # Day Time Beg. Ends Wks
135969D T & Th 9:30-11:30 am Nov 10 Nov 12 1
135969E T & Th 1-3 pm Dec. 15 Dec 17 1 Senior Brigade
Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox announced
Scanning the launch of The SeniorBrigade.com website as a
Learn how to use a scanner to scan photos and slides, etc. 24-hour a day method to provide trusted and useful
Two 2-hour lessons. Fee: $18 (NR $20) information on health care issues, ﬁnancial matters,
Act. # Day Time Beg. Ends Wks consumer protection and veteran’s affairs. The website
135962B T & Th 9:30-11:30 am Nov 17 Nov 19 1 highlights many of the most common scams and fraud
135962C T & Th 6:30-8:30 pm Dec 8 Dec 10 1 crimes aimed at seniors. The Senior Brigade also offers
a series of free presentations for seniors, caregivers
Internet Using Internet Explorer Version 7 and families. More information can be found at www.
Using the latest version of Internet Explorer, cover search- seniorbrigade.com.
ing the web, news, health, and discussions, customizing your
browser to quickly visit sites, saving ﬁles, privacy, security Snowbirds and the 2010 Census
and online commerce. Six 2-hour lessons. Fee: $45 (NR $50). Help insure Michigan receives its fair share of more
Act. # Day Time Beg. Ends Wks than $400 billion in yearly federal funding used for
135953C M & W 1-3 pm Nov 30 Dec 16 3 services such as our schools, hospitals, child care,
roads, transportation and other support services. If you
reside in Michigan more than six months per year, wait
until you return home to complete your census form.
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For Your Information 248.524.3484
Volunteers Needed Join Our Free E-Mail List Today
SHARP Home Repair Program: Volunteers with a Would you like to receive the Troy Senior News via e-
variety of skills and experience - not just doing repairs, mail? We would also like to send you announcements and
but marketing, fund-raising, volunteer recognition, etc. reminders about upcoming programs and services. If you
- are needed. If you are interested, please call 248-524- would like to be included on this e-mail list, go to the City's
3484 and an application will be sent to you or get an website at www.troymi.gov. Click on Parks and Rec and
application online at http://www.troymi.gov/ParksRec/ then Senior Citizen Program. Click on Senior Newsletter at
SeniorCitizenProgram/VolunteerOpportunities.asp. the top of the page. Then click on #2: SUBSCRIBE NOW.
Volunteers meet on the third Thursday of each month at 7 Finally, just click SEND to send the e-mail that comes up,
p.m. at the Community Center. and your name will be added to the list.
Creative Endeavors Senior Store Sales Staff: Work with Donate Old Cell Phones
one other employee four hours per week. Evening (5-9 Retiring your old cell phone? Drop it off at the Community
p.m.) or Saturday (10 a.m. - 2 p.m.) shifts available. Pick Center to be used for senior citizen emergency purposes or
up a volunteer application at the store. recycled. Old cell phones, even without a service plan, can
Creative Endeavors is also seeking someone with still be used to call 911. Excess phones not needed for this
marketing experience to help promote the store. If purpose will be recycled for their precious metals or refur-
interested contact Carla at 248.524.3492. bished to use in developing countries, and the senior center
Computer Instructors: To teach seniors basic computer will be paid for these phones. Keep your phone out of our
use at the senior computer lab at the Troy Community landﬁlls and provide funds for our senior program.
Center. Instructors and coaches needed. Lesson plans and
training are provided. If you have computer experience
and can volunteer a few hours a week, please call Zora
Want Extra Income?
Hargrave at 248.528.0379 for more information or ﬁll out Try senior citizen home care. You can provide:
a volunteer application available at the Troy Community
Light Housekeeping Meal Preparation
Center or online at http://www.troymi.gov/ParksRec/
SeniorCitizenProgram/VolunteerApplication.pdf. Transportation Laundry Gardening
Personal Care Companionship
Senior Birthday Party:
1st Thursday; 12:30 - 1 pm in the Dining Room for Troy senior citizens and gain income for yourself!
Reservation are not required. Cakes are donated by the Pick up an employment referral application at the
Newcomers Club. Donations of prizes are appreciated. Community Center or call 248.524.3484 to have one
Please place new/unused items you want to donate in a mailed to you. Your name will be placed on a refer-
bag marked Senior Birthday Attention Elaine T. and leave ral list and prospective employers will contact you.
it at the front desk, or bring it with you on the day of the
Chair or Table Creative Endeavors
Handmade Gifts and More
Massage Therapy at the Troy Community Center inside the north entrance
Chair or table massage is offered on Mondays and
Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with massage therapist Open Monday - Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Gordon Maslowski. The fee is $15 for a 20 minute plus Tuesday and Thursday from 5-9 p.m.
chair massage or $35 for a 45 minute table massage.
Please call 248.524.3484 to make an appointment
although drop-ins are also welcome as space allows.
Vendors: Drop off a sample of your handmade work
at the Community Center and you will be contacted by
the store committee. Sellers pay a 25% commission.
Bridge Partner Needed From this, the City pays the 6% sales tax and other
operating expenses. For more information, call Carla
Senior seeks partner for Tuesday and/or Thursday bridge
Vaughan at 248.524.3492.
games. Call Wally at 248.641.7099.
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Assistive Listening Devices Hospital Equipment Loan Closet Tax Assistance - Provided free by
available for meetings at the Comm- Borrow wheelchairs, walkers, canes, trained AARP volunteers Feb. - April
unity Center. See a senior staff person. crutches, portable ramps and shower
Video Magniﬁer available in the
Captioned Telephone - Available chairs at the Community Center. For
senior reading room that magniﬁes
at the Community Center for hard-of- wheelchairs, ramps and shower chairs
print up to 45 times. Use is free, and
hearing to try out. Stop in and make only: call to conﬁrm availability. Dona-
directions are posted.
an actual call to see how it works. tions accepted. Wheelchairs, ramps and
Purchasing information is available. shower chairs are needed. Video Phone - Those who use
Computer Lab - In addition to com- Library - A librarian makes house calls
SIGN LANGUAGE can use the FREE
to homebound persons, and a humanities video phone at the Community Center
puter classes (details elsewhere in this
in the reading room to call the Relay
newsletter), drop-in computer lab with discussion group meets at the Library on
Wednesdays. Call 248.524.3554. Center or to call others with a video
Internet access is available Mon. and
phone. Check out the remote at the
Wed. from 9:30 a.m. - noon and Friday Magazine, Book and Puzzle Library
- Several magazine subscriptions are do- Community Center front desk with an
from 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
nated by local businesses to be read at the ID. Instructions are posted.
Craft Supplies may be donated to
Community Center. A paperback book rack
the Community Center for program use Voice Recognition Software
is maintained by the Library. Puzzles are
or for others to take home. The craft QPointer voice recognition software
donated by seniors that you may take home.
closet is located in the Arts and Crafts is available in the senior reading
room and seniors may help themselves. Nurse Home Visits - An Oakland room for individuals with physical
restrictions that make it difﬁcult for
Emergency Cell Phones - Avail- County public health nurse will visit home-
them to use a keyboard. Check out
able at the Community Center. Phones bound seniors. Call Laura Frederick at
248.424.9160 for an appointment. the headset at the Community Center
are for 9-1-1 use only and do not
front desk with ID. Voice commands
receive calls. Donate your old phone Radio for Visually Impaired - The
are posted by the computer.
at the Community Center. Excess Detroit Radio Information Service (DRIS)
phones will be sold for parts and the reads over 100 current publications via a New users must train the computer to
proceeds used for the senior program. pre-tuned single-frequency radio. Bor- recognize your voice. Appointments
row a radio at the Community Center - call are available on the second Wednes-
Food Distribution - Focus Hope day at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. with Lee
248-524-3484. To get a radio to keep, call
Food is distributed on the 4th Tuesday Watkins Call 248.524.3484.
DRIS at 313.577.4146.
from 1-3 p.m. (3rd Tue. Dec. only.)
You must be 60 or older with a house-
hold income of $1,174 per month or SHARP Home Repair Program
less ($1,579 or less for a two person SHARP (Senior Home Assistance Repair Program) helps Troy seniors 60 and
household – both can receive food). older and persons with disabilities with home repairs. The work is done by
Apply at the Community Center. volunteers and usually involves jobs that can be completed in an hour or two.
Bring income information and ID. Labor is free. You must pay for supplies, although assistance may be available
Surplus Food is distributed on the if a need exists. If you have a repair that you need assistance with, call the
2nd Tuesday March, June, Sept, Dec. Community Center at 248-524-3484. Allow two weeks to hear from SHARP
- 1-3 p.m. for ages 60 and older with and call 248-740-7600 if you have questions about the follow-up on your job.
an income of $1,198 per month or less Donations Accepted- by the North Woodward Community Foundation SHARP
for a one-person household (add $419 Fund. Call the Foundation at 248.740.7600 for more information or checks made
for each additional household mem- out to the Foundation may be turned in at the Community Center.
ber). Under age 60 are included with
a lower income level. Bring social Transportation - Medi-Go Plus (248-457-1100) transports door-to-door
security card and income veriﬁcation to doctors, grocery stores, Community Center and Oakland Mall. Dial-
(tax statement, direct deposit letter, A-Ride (248-362-3436) provides curb-to-curb transportation anywhere in
etc.) to each distribution. Troy and Birmingham. Call 248-524-3484 for a detailed brochure.
Hearing Aid Batteries - Hearing Dial-A-Ride discount tickets are available for Troy seniors and persons
aid batteries sizes 10, 13, 312 and 675 with disabilities at the Community Center in packs of 10 only: ten $1 tick-
are available at the Community Center ets for $5; ten $.50 tickets for $2.50. To order by mail, make check pay-
in cooperation with Deaf and Hear- able to City of Troy and add $2 postage and handling fee for orders of $25
ing Impaired Services for a suggested or less and $4 for orders over $25. Send to: Troy Parks & Recreation, 3179 Livernois,
donation of $4 per package of four. Troy, 48083. There is no charge for Medi-Go, but donations are accepted.
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For Your Information 248.524.3484
Please mail or drop off at the Troy Community Center, c/o Carla Vaughan. Include name and phone for reply.
Registration Information Newsletter Subscriptions: All subscriptions (3rd class
Programs are for persons age 55 and older (unless noted). mail) begin with the July issue and expire the following June.
Register at the Community Center by mail using the form The fee is prorated quarterly. Troy residents pay $5 on or
below, or online at http://www.troymi.gov/parksandreconline/ before 8/15, $3.75 between 8/16 and 11/15, $2.50 between
(online registration available unless noted). Enter household 11/16 and 2/15 or $1.25 after 2/15. Ask for Act. #135000F.
number for username (ﬁnd this number on a previous receipt Non-residents pay $10 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 55 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 50% 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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David Kaminski Named 2009 Mouth Organ Grinders
Outstanding Senior Volunteer Mon. Dec. 14 - 10:30 a.m. at the Community Center
In his role as a volunteer driver for the Meals on Wheels Get into the holiday spirit with our senior citizen harmonica
program in Troy, David Kaminski plays a big role in get- group, the Mouth Organ Grinders, as they present holiday
ting these meals delivered. In addition to his regular route, songs for your enjoyment. All are invited to attend.
he has been called upon many times at the last minute to
ﬁll in for someone, and he has been there He takes time Golden Choraliers Concert
with each senior and is very understanding of their needs. Friday, Dec. 18 - 10:30 a.m. at the Community Center
If someone doesn’t answer their door the ﬁrst time, he will Come one and all to a holiday musical celebration at the
go back and keep checking. David consistently goes above Troy Community Center brought
and beyond in his service to our community’s seniors and to you by the Golden Choraliers,
for that we are very grateful. This year's outstanding vol- Troy’s own senior chorus. Rekindle
unteer is sponsored by Emerald Food Serivce. the holiday spirit as you enjoy
Previous recipients: 1999: Jo-Anne Stein; 2000: Jean favorite music of the season.
Clements; 2001: Emma Ventimiglia; 2002: Justine
Fields; 2003: Ernest Brodt; 2004: Joanne Stephenson;
2005: Betty Louney; 2006: SeniorNet Steering Commit- Troy Community Chorus Holiday
tee, 2007: Art Saunders, 2008: Diane Alati. Concert - Friday, December 18 - 8 p.m.
The Troy Community Chorus will present 'Tis the Season
on Friday, December 18 at 8 p.m. at Troy High School.
A limited number of free tickets will be available at the
Community Center desk beginning Monday, Dec. 7 - limit
two per person, Troy residents only. For information about
purchasing tickets, call 248-879-0138.
The Best Meal Deal in Town
Are you 60 or older? Would you like to enjoy a delicious
and nutritionally balanced meal in a comfortable setting?
Don’t waste your money going to a restaurant, instead join
us for lunch at the beautiful Troy Community Center. You
will be treated to an excellent meal served Monday-Friday
from 11:45-12:30 all for just a $2.75 donation. Please note
that $2.75 is the suggested amount and that you are welcome
to donate anything you can or if your situations requires it,
nothing at all.
American House Troy • For details on how to subscribe to this
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