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									                                      Senior News                                                                      A Unit of the National Council on the Aging

                                                          Nov/Dec 2009
                                                                        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
3179 Livernois
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                 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
Elaine Torvinen
                                      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,
Emerald Kitchens
                                      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.
Weather Hotline
(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                                  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.
Advisory Committee
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 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
                                                                    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 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                                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
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Sports and Fitness                                                                                           248.524.3484

    Fitness Classes
    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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Trip News                                                                                                   248.524.3484

                                                                      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.
Firekeepers Casino
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
                                                          Pressure                Committee
                                                  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
10-3 Medicare
                        1-3 Focus Hope                  Riblet
12:00 Beef Stroganoff                                                                   Center Closed
                                                                                      Happy Thanksgiving!

 10-2:30 Defensive
 12:00 Chili Mac
 1:00 Trip
                                     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
                                                      Pressure              Meeting
                           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

                                                7:30   Band

                  21                       22                     23                        24                     25
12:00 Hot Lunch        12:00 Hot Lunch          12:00 Hot Lunch

                                                                                      Center Closed
                                                                                Merry Christmas!

                  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.

Adult Pottery
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:,          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*                                                                 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
                                            lessons. Drop-in.**
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
                                            tors welcome.**
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
 Act. 145000
                                            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
 ($6 NR)
                                            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.
the fee.
                                                                     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 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-    
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 Click on Parks and Rec and
application online at               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
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
birthday lunch.

   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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Services                                                                                                    248.524.3484
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

    Suggestion Box
    Program Suggestions:


    Name:                                                                                   Phone:
    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     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
                  248-589-3555                                        newsletter, see page 15.
       2300 Grand Haven Dr. ~ E. of John R Rd.
                                                                    • Newsletter information must be submitted by ~TDD#: 800-649-3777
                                                                      the 10th of the month prior to publication.

City of Troy
                                                                                                         PRSRT STD
Parks and Recreation
                                                                                                      U.S. Postage Paid
3179 Livernois
                                                                                                         Permit #19
Troy, MI 48083
                                                                                                       Troy, Michigan

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