A Unit of the National Council on the Aging
Wii Would Like to Play Troy Senior Citizen Council Presents the
Wed., April 9, 10 am- Noon in the Teen Room 35th Annual Senior Week May 5-9
Wii is the latest video game console from Nintendo
Monday, May 5 - 8:30 am - Continental breakfast will be
with a newly developed one of a kind controller and new
served promptly at 9 a.m. at the Community Center. Those
types of interactive games like Wii Sports Bowling, Tennis,
85 and older will be honored at this breakfast. This will
Boxing, Golf and Baseball. Wii delivers a fun interactive
be followed by Senior Citizen Council election of officers
playing experience for people from ages 5 to 95 and it is
for 2008/2009. Reservations required. Call 248-524-3484.
gaining in popularity at senior centers around the country.
Ask for Activity #125923B. Free with membership card.
If you are interested in trying this new and exciting video
gaming system, bring a friend and attend our FREE Wii
Would Like to Play Session at the Community Center on Tuesday, May 6 - 10 a.m. - Noon - Entertainment by the
April 9 at 10 a.m! Our CMU intern Jill Bryen will be on Golden Choraliers and the Mouth Organ Grinders at the
hand to show you exactly how it works and let you try it out. Community Center.
Reservations are not required. Wednesday, May 7 - 5:30-9:30 pm - Dance with Mike
Wolverton at the Community Center. With pizza, salad and
Blood Pressure Screenings door prizes. Reservations required. Call 248-524-3484. Ask
1st Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. - Noon for Activity #125925B. Free with membership card.
Volunteer RN Elaine Cook will offer blood pressure Thursday, May 8 - 5 pm - FREE Kiwanis Club Dinner with
screenings on the first Wednesday of each month from 10:30 hors d'oeuvres and punch at Athens High School (with round
a.m. to noon in Room 403. Appointments are not required tables and chairs). Space is limited. Ticket required. Get
for this free service. your ticket at the Community Center or call 248-524-3484.
You may register for yourself and one other person. You do
not need to be a member of the Senior Council to attend. Ask
Free Documents Shredding
for Activity #125924B.
Monday, April 7 - 9 am – 10 am
at the Troy Community Center North Parking Lot Friday, May 9 - 1-3 pm - Bingo at the Community Center
Bring up to two grocery bags of documents and have them with refreshments and prizes provided by the Newcomers.
shredded at the Community Center. The Absolute Shredding A 2008 Senior Council Membership Card is required for
Company truck will be in the north parking lot of the admittance to the breakfast and the dance. Cards are $5 and
Community Center during this one-hour time slot only! You are available at the Community Center. Ask for Activity
do not need to remove any staples or paper clips from your #115011B. You do not need to live in Troy. The Senior
documents. Citizen Council is an organization consisting of seniors who
plan Senior Week in May. Membership dues help offset costs.
For information about joining the Senior Council or to help
Zumba Gold out with these events, contact Margaret Julian at 248-792-4116
Dance Exercise Program or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fridays, 10-11 a.m. beginning March 28
Get energized with a Zumba Gold workout! Be
ready for a low-impact aerobic workout, some chair work,
great music and fun! Take salsa, cha-cha, samba, tango, Inside . . .
merengue, add hints of flamenco, calypso, hip-hop and belly Card Party ................................................. page 2
dancing, put it all in a workout routine, and you have Zumba Defensive Driving ..................................... page 2
The March 28 class is FREE! Beginning April 4, there is In Every Issue . . .
a $5 per class drop-in fee payable to the instructor. Dress One day trips ........................................... page 12
comfortably. Wear dance sneakers or tennis shoes. Bring 2 Extended trips ......................................... page 13
bottles of water and a face towel. Contact C.C.Plus Dance Ongoing activities ..................................... page 9
for Fun and Fitness at 586-412-8454 for more information.
Troy Parks & Recreation Upcoming Events 248-524-3484
Troy, MI 48084 Euchre and Pinochle Card Party
248-524-3484 Friday, May 16, 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Cost: $3
Senior Program Staff Activity # 128922 A - Pinochle 128922 B - Euchre
Carla Vaughan Sign up today to play either Pinochle (single deck) or Euchre on May 16
Senior Program Director at the Troy Community Center. You do not need a partner. Please arrive at 9:30 a.m. to
Elaine Torvinen check in. Games begin promptly at 10 a.m. and end at approximately 2 p.m. There will be
Senior Program Coordinator a short break for lunch. Plain cheese and pepperoni pizza will be available for $1 a slice
Lynn Rachwitz along with soda pop or you can bring your lunch. Place your pizza order the morning of the
Senior Programmer card party. Coffee will be provided. Tables will be numbered with winners moving to next
table, never playing with the same partner. Losers will remain at the same table but also
never playing with the same partner. Cash prizes will be given out according to the number
Mon-Fri, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
of people playing. Sign up today and join the fun! Pre-registration is encouraged. Those
Sat, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. attempting to register the day of the party might not get a spot.
AARP Defensive Driving
Medi-Go Plus May 5 and 6 Act. #128995A Fee : $12
248-457-1100 The AARP Driver Safety program for seniors 50 and older will be offered at the Troy
SMART Dial-A-Ride Community Center from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday May 5 and 6. The
248-362-3436 8 hour classroom refresher is the first comprehensive curriculum designed especially for
the older motorist. You do not need to be an AARP member. Pre-registration is required.
Maximum class size is 24. You must attend both days. Some insurance companies offer
incentives for completing the program. Participants 60 and older can take advantage of the
248-689-0001 senior lunch with a suggested donation of $2.50 ($6 for those under 60).
(Cancellations due to weather) Troy High Hosts Senior Reception April 19
248-689-9756 Troy High School Project L.E.A.D. will sponsor a reception for senior citizens at the Troy
Community Center on Saturday, April 19 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. There will be a musical
City Hall performance by Troy High School students, refreshments, bingo, and other games. It will
248-524-3300 be a fun and relaxing afternoon. Sign up at the Community Center or call 248-524-3484 by
City Web Site April 17. Ask for Activity #125998E.
Troy High School's Annual Senior Citizen Prom
Advisory Committee Thursday, April 24 - 6-9 p.m. in the Main Gym at Troy High
James Berar .......... 689-3408 This FREE event will feature the music of the Tommy James Ballroom Band. Light
Bud Black ............ 641-7745 refreshments will be served. Look your best! Formal attire optional. Reservations are not
Chair required. Troy High School is located at 4777 Northfield Parkway (at the corner of Long
Betty Coven ......... 528-3076 Lake). If you have any questions, please call James at 248-689-7259.
Merrill Dixon ....... 879-2887
Pauline Noce ........ 540-1606 Movie Madness with Free Popcorn!
David Ogg ........... 689-2210 Join us for FREE DVD movies at the Community Center on the
Jo Rhoads ............. 689-2741 big screen TV at 12:30 p.m. on the 3rd Wednesday of each month
Frank Shier ........... 524-0512 in Room 301. Your suggestions are welcome! Closed captions for the
JoAnn Thompson . 879-2637 hearing impaired are available upon request. After the movie, there will be
a brief discussion lead by Mike Frank.
Mission Statement Wed., April 16 - 12:30 p.m. Field of Dreams (PG - 1989 - 107 minutes)
The City of Troy is committed Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella hears a voice in his corn field tell him, “If you build it, he
to working with and for senior will come.” He interprets this message as an instruction to build a baseball field on
citizens to develop activities his farm, upon which appear the ghosts of Shoeless Joe Jackson and the other seven
and services that support their Chicago White Sox players banned from the game for throwing the 1919 World Series.
efforts to remain healthy, active When the voices continue, Ray seeks out a reclusive author to help him understand
and independent. the meaning of the messages and the purpose for his field. Starring Kevin Costner,
Ray Liotta, James Earl Jones, and Burt Lancaster.
Upcoming Events 248-524-3484
Is a Reverse Mortgage Right for You? AARP Free Tax Aide
Wed., April 16 10- Noon at the Community Center AARP Tax-Aide volunteers help low to moderate income
David Blatt, President of Blatt Financial and a reverse seniors prepare tax forms at the Community Center each
mortgage specialist, will explain what a reverse mortgage is Friday from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. through April 11. Appointments
and how you can convert equity into income. If you are 62 or will be accepted for those who e-file. Call 248-524-3484.
older you may be eligible for a reverse mortgage. There will Walk-ins are also accepted as space allows. Telephone
be time for questions at the end of the seminar. assistance is NOT available. If you are homebound and
This program is for information and education only and is cannot get anyone to bring your forms in, call 248-524-
not an endorsement by the City of Troy. 3484 and a tax counselor will get back to you to schedule an
appointment. Bring the following records with you:
Senior Talent Show June 19 • A copy of all prepared tax forms filed for 2006.
The Heart of the Hills Players will be coordinating • All “1099” statements for 2007. Examples are: W-2,
a senior talent show at the Troy Community Center SSA-1099 Social Security Benefit Statement, 1099-INT
on June 19 at 2 p.m. There will be auditions in early June Bank Interest Statement, 1099-DIV Dividend Statements
- see the May newsletter for audition dates. If you can sing, and 1099-B Sale of Securities with original purchase
dance, act, or play a musical instrument, you are invited to price of sold assets, 1099-R Income from Retirement
audition. Here's your chance to be a Troy Idol! Watch for Plans, IRA Distributions, Pensions, etc., 1099-OID
more details in the May newsletter. Interest on Original Issue Discount Securities, 1099-S:
Statement for Sale of a Home
Free Limited Document Shredding • All 2007 Tax Forms Received by Mail
April 15 • Your bill for property taxes or total rent receipts
Third Tuesday, 10-11:30 a.m. at the Community Center • Receipts for hospitalization insurance you paid
Bring a maximum of 30 sheets of paper to be shredded at the • Heating bills from Nov. 2006-Oct. 2007 you paid
Community Center in Room 401 on the 3rd Tuesday of the • Your W-2 form for any wages received
month. You may leave staples in the documents. • All other income
Save your larger quantities for the shredding truck that visits Red Hat Society Meets April 8
the Community Center twice a year in October and April The Troy Mad Hatters will meet at Mon Jin Lau on Tuesday,
when you can bring up to two grocery bags of documents to April 8 at 1 p.m. Reservations are not required. New members
be shredded at no cost. See page 1. welcome. For information, call JoAnne at 248-577-1165.
Caregiver’s Support Group
Book Club - Wed., April 9 at 10 a.m.
April 10 - 2nd Thursday, 10-11:30 a.m. The book club meets on the second Wednesday of each month
This support group, co-sponsored by Home Instead Senior except July and August at the Community Center in the
Care, provides a forum for individuals to share experiences, Reading Room. The book for discussion in April will be The
access information, and learn methods for managing caregiver Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai. For more information,
stress. It features professional speakers and opportunities contact club leader Corrine at 248-528-1508. New members
for caregivers to interact and share trials and successes. always welcome.
Caregivers of all ages are welcome. If you would like to
bring the person you are caring for, please let us know and
Focus Hope Food - Tuesday, April 22 1-3 p.m.
arrangements will be made. After the one-hour meeting,
Focus Hope food is distributed at the Community Center
there will be time for socialization and informal discussion.
on the fourth Tuesday of the month, unless noted, from 1- 3
Refreshments will be served.
p.m. You must be 60 or older with a household income of
$1,106 per month or less ($1,483 or less for a two person
Troy Restaurant Group household – both can receive food). New participants must
Are you interested in dining out with other seniors once every
register by the 15th to receive food that month. To apply,
other month at an area restaurant? Meet at the restaurant and
make an appointment with Lynn by calling 248-524-3484.
order from the menu. Make plans to enjoy a delicious meal
Bring proof of income (tax statement, SSI or SS direct deposit
with friends old and new.
letter). PARTICIPANTS MUST PICK UP FOOD ON THE
The next “Troy Restaurant Group” event is Wednesday, April DISTRIBUTION DATE. If you cannot and have not called
2 at Marinelli's, 4924 Rochester (south of Long Lake). Meet ahead to make other arrangements, you will be removed from
there at 6 p.m. Please RSVP to JoAnn Thompson 248-879- the list.
2637 or Jat61@wowway.com by March 31. There will be
Spring Classes 248-524-3484
For a complete schedule of spring Release tension by exercising all muscle groups and
emphasizing breathing - ideal for all ages and body types.
classes, see the March newsletter Wear exercise attire and bring a mat or towel to lie on. No
or visit the City of Troy website at class Monday, May 26.
www.troymi.gov. Instructor: Marie Time: 11 am -12:10 pm
Act. # Day Begins Ends Wks Fee
128977A Mon Apr 7 Jun 16 10 $39
Cross Train Your Brain 128977B Wed Apr 9 Jun 11 10 $39
Act. 145920C Alternate Mondays April 7 - June 16
Act. 145920D Alternate Mondays March 31 - June 23 Enhance your ability to perform everyday activities. Using
No class May 26 bands, weights and balls, learn easy and safe exercises to
12:30-2 p.m. at the Troy Community Center Fee: $20 develop muscle strength, coordination, flexibility and balance.
Challenging your brain to novel experiences can grow the new Exercises are done seated and standing - no floor work.
pathways that will help retain your memory. Join us for games,
Instructor: Lisa Nast Weeks: 10
puzzles, exercises, and information. Betty Coven, PhD, will
facilitate this six-session program. Act. # Day Time Begins Ends Fee
128980A Tue 1-1:50 pm Apr 8 Jun 10 $30
128980B Thu 1-1:50 pm Apr 10 Jun 12 $30
Intermediate Bridge Lessons
Improve your bidding, response and defense in this class.
Bridge is a great way to stimulate the mind and make new Drums Alive Senior Beats & Balance
friends! Instructor Reva Gornbein has a Master’s Degree in This creative mind/body class combines simple cardio moves
Education and over 25 years of teaching experience. with the powerful beat and rhythms of drums using a stability
Location: Community Center Fee: $45 Wks: 8 ball and drumsticks. The class will also include balance and
strength work either standing or seated on the ball, and finishing
Act. # Day Time Beg Ends
with relaxation and meditation.
145919E Wed 9:30-11:30 am Apr 23 Jun 11
Instructor: Maggie Weeks: 6
Tap Lessons Act. # Day Time Begins Ends Fee
Beginners: No experience necessary! Learn basic steps and 128981A Tue 11-11:50 am Apr 15 May 20 $20
combinations and work on a nifty routine. Bring your old tap 128981B Thu 11-11:50 am Apr 17 May 22 $20
shoes, or come to the first class for suggestions on places to 128981C Tue 11-11:50 am May 27 Jul 1 $20
find new or used shoes. 128981D Thu 11-11:50 am May 29 Jul 3 $20
Intermediate: For those with some experience (it doesn’t
have to be recent!). Learn a variety of steps and combinations Pilates
and work on routines. Fun and exercise a priority. Occasional Stand taller, sit straighter and improve stamina, coordination
(optional) performances as the Troy Timeless Tappers. and flexibility by strengthening core muscles with this no-
Instructor: Terry Slater impact workout. Bring a mat and one bath towel. You must
Wks: 8 - No class May 27 and 28 and June 3 and 4. be able to get down on the floor.
Instructor: Fawn. Weeks: 10
Act # Level Day Time Beg. Ends Fee
128974A Int. Wed 2:30 pm Apr 16 Jun 18 $32 Act. # Day Time Begins Ends Fee
128974B Adv Beg Tue 1:15 pm Apr 15 Jun 17 $32 128979A T&Th 11 - 11:50 am Apr 8 Jun 12 $63
128974C Beg Tue 2:15 pm Apr15 Jun 17 $32
Enhance balance and body awareness through slow, graceful,
Muscle Strengthening precise body movements. Reduce stress, increase muscle tone
A total body workout using hand-held weights, tubing, and and flexibility, and improve balance. Wear loose clothing and
medicine balls. Bring a water bottle. flat shoes. Instructor’s permission required for Adv.
Weeks: 10 Instructor: Lisa Wks: 10 - No class May 26. Instructor: Kim
Act. # Day Time Begins Ends Fee Act. # Level Day Time Begins Ends Fee
128975A Tue 10-10:50 am Apr 8 Jun 10 $30 128976B Int. Mon 1-2 pm Apr 7 Jun 16 $36
128975B Thu 10-10:50 am Apr 10 Jun 12 $30 128976C Adv. Mon 2-3 pm Apr 7 Jun 16 $36
Outdoor Shuffleboard and Bocce Ball
at the Community Center
There are two outdoor shuffleboard courts and two outdoor
bocce ball courts at the Community Center. The courts are
available for open play and leagues are offered. For open play,
check out the equipment at the Community Center desk with
ID. There is no charge.
Men's 50 Plus Evening Softball
Bocce and Shuffleboard Leagues As of press time, we had 28 men signed up to play
Leagues begin the week of May 19. Preregistration is in Troy. Now we just need teams from other cites
required by May 1. Teams will consist of four members. to develop. If this program does not get off the ground this
Please list desired partner(s) upon registration. Other players year we are hopeful that it will be successful next summer.
will be assigned to teams by random draw. If less than 16 We will contact those who are signed up by mid-April about
players sign up for either league, we will run a doubles league the status of the league and we will arrange some scrimmage
instead of a quad league. Fee is per person, and each team games for those individuals if the league does not develop.
member must register. League officers are needed. Interested If you would like to play, call 248-524-3484 and ask for
shuffleboard players should attend a meeting on Tuesday, May Activity #128998H.
6 at 10 a.m. at the Community Center. Interested bocce players
should attend a meeting on Thursday, May 8 at 10 a.m. at the Women’s 50 Plus Softball League
Community Center. Troy will have two teams again this season and it looks like
Act. # League Day Time Wks Fee the league will again consist of six teams. Practice will begin
125913E Shuffleboard Tues 9:30 am 12 $16 the week of April 15 with games scheduled to begin May
125913F Bocce Thurs 9:30 am 15 $20 13. Look for the game schedule on the Parks and Recreation
website and come out and support the Troy teams and see if
Drop-In Badminton and Pickleball this program is for you.
Drop in badminton and pickleball exclusively for seniors on
Friday mornings at the Community Center gym. Badminton Men's 55 Plus Softball
is from 9:30-11 a.m. and pickleball is from 11 a.m. - 12:30 The Oakland County Senior Softball League is home to several
p.m. The fee is $3 per sport (no charge for Community Center teams throughout the county that compete twice a week in
Fitness members) All equipment provided. Leave ID at the morning in various cities. ASA registration, softballs and
control desk to check out equipment. umpire fees are included in registration. We need a few more
players for our team! Register online or in person at the Troy
Auburn Hills Pickleball Tournament Community Center. For more information, contact Elaine
Auburn Hills Senior Services is sponsoring an outdoor Torvinen at (248)524-3484.
intermediate double elimination pickleball tournament on June
Days: Monday and Wednesday Mornings
21 at the Auburn Hills Community Center. The fee is $10
Practice Begins: April 7
per two person team ($16 after June 7). The tournament is
open to men and women 50 and older. There will be a men's Fee: Individual (Resident - $40), (Non
and a women's division. For a registration form or for more Resident - $50) Act #128998F
information, contact Michelle Pozan at Auburn Hills Senior
Services, 248-364-6796 or email@example.com. 2008 Golf Leagues
Both senior golf leagues are full. To register as a sub, call
248-524-3484 and ask to have your name placed on Activity
Bowling League Continues - Join Anytime # 148986D for Monday and/or 148987D for Wednesday.
Senior bowling continues on Mondays at 1 p.m. at Thunderbird These leagues for men and women, play nine holes each week
Lanes. Receive one point each time you beat your own beginning around May 1 for approximately 20 weeks, teeing
off at 7:30-8 a.m. For more information, please call:
average. The cost is $5 per week, which includes shoes and
three games of bowling. The season's second half runs from Monday : Tony Grudzinski 248-879-1348
January through April. A “Beat the Bank” tournament is held Wednesday : Siegfried Meyer 248-879-7167
the first Monday of each month. The winner receives free
Monday League Meeting Monday, April 21 at 1 p.m. at
bowling for the rest of that month. Lanes are assigned using
the Community Center to discuss changes in the league and
a league sheet system. There will be an end-of-season party. to disperse any information.
All levels welcome. For more information, call Thunderbird
Lanes at 248-362-1660.
Spring Computer Safeguarding Your Computer and Personal Data
Protect your computer and personal data. Topics include backing
2008 Classes up your computer, installing a 2nd hard drive; anti-virus, anti-spam,
At the SeniorNet Computer Learning Center anti-spyware and personal protection software, using firewalls and
at the Troy Community Center, qualified routers, privacy protection, using virtual credit cards, and avoiding
senior instructors teach students 50 and older to internet scams and hoaxes. Must have computer experience. Four
use a computer in a friendly environment. A computer is provided
two-hour lessons. Fee: $34.
for each student and a textbook is included in the fee.
Free Retakes: Students may take a class over for free if needed. Act. # Day Time Beg. Ends Wks
See your instructor for details. 135967D T & Th 6:30-8:30 pm Apr 22 May 1 2
Refunds: Refunds must be requested prior to the class start date
and incur a $10 cancellation fee. E-Mail
Low Income Scholarship: Receive a 50% discount if you This course uses Outlook Express, the free e-mail program on all
meet the guidelines on page 15 in the Senior News. Windows PC’s. It includes setting up an e-mail account, creating
e-mail, sending and receiving attachments, replying, deleting,
Computer Fundamentals (Recommended 1st Class) forwarding, using the address book, group distribution lists, saving
For those with no knowledge of computers or who feel that messages to folders, handling Spam, and personalizing your e-mail.
technology is beyond them. Learn computer basics and build Two two-hour lessons. Fee: $17
self-confidence. Four two-hour lessons. Fee: $34.
Act. # Day Time Beg. Ends Wks
Act. # Day Time Beg. Ends Wks 135960C M & W 6:30-8:30 pm Apr 7 Apr 9 1
135951S T & Th 9:30-11:30 am Apr 22 May 1 2 135960D T & Th 9:30-11:30 am Apr 8 Apr 10 1
135951T T & Th 6:30-8:30 pm May 6 May15 2 135960E T & Th 6:30-8:30 pm Jun 24 Jun 26 1
135951U M & W 6:30-8:30 pm Jun 2 Jun 11 2
135951V M & W 6:30-8:30 pm Jun 16 Jun 25 2
Digital Imaging Using PhotoShop Elements
This class provides hands-on experience working with photos
Intermediate Computer Skills (Recommended 2nd Class) from a digital camera, scanner and other sources. Topics include
Prerequisite: Computer Fundamentals or some previous computer
restoring old photos, sharing photos online, formats for photo files,
experience. This course builds on Computer Fundamentals with
a hands-on introduction to Windows, file management, word and more. Eight two hour lessons. Fee: $50
processing, Internet, email, spreadsheets and more. Eight two- Act. # Day Time Beg. Ends Wks
hour lessons. Fee: $50. 135959C M & W 1-3 pm Jun 2 Jun 25 4
Act. # Day Time Beg. Ends Wks
135952J M & W 6:30-8:30 pm Apr 21 May 14 4 Digital Format
135952K T & Th 9:30-11:30 am Jun 3 Jun 26 4 Learn how to format photos and clip art for maximum quality and
minimum storage size for use in emailing, file sharing and printing.
Internet Using Internet Explorer Version 7 Two two-hour lessons. Fee: $17.
This course covers basic navigation, searching the web, news,
Act. # Day Time Beg. Ends Wks
health, and discussions, customizing your browser to quickly
visit sites, downloading and saving files, privacy, security and 135963D T & Th 9:30-11:30 am May 6 May 8 1
online commerce. Sites of interest such as online phone books,
southeast Michigan highway cameras, and local city web pages Introduction to Word Processing
will also be discussed. Six two-hour lessons. Fee: $42 Prerequisite: Introduction to Computers or some previous
computer experience. Learn to use Microsoft Word to create letters
Act. # Day Time Beg. Ends Wks and other documents - set margins, insert pictures, spell check,
135953E T & Th 1-3 pm Apr 22 May 8 3 print and more. Eight two-hour lessons. Fee: $50.
135953F T & Th 6:30-8:30 pm Jun 3 Jun 19 3
Act. # Day Time Beg. Ends Wks
135954C T & Th 1-3 pm Jun 3 Jun 26 4
Learn how to use a scanner to scan photos and slides, etc.
Introduction to Genealogy
Two two-hour lessons. Fee: $17. Prerequisite: Introduction to Computers or some previous computer
Act. # Day Time Beg. Ends Wks experience. Learn to use Family Tree Maker to create your
135962B T & Th 1-3 pm May 13 May 15 1 family tree. Organize data, create scrapbooks, create pedigree
and descendent charts, print a family history and share data with
File Management others. Note: The course will discuss resources available to gather
Learn how files and folders can be managed including how to family information, but its primary emphasis is learning to use the
create, copy, sort, delete, rename, search, and backup your files computer to help you organize and preserve facts. Eight two-hour
and folders. Two two-hour lessons. Fee: $17 lessons. Fee: $50
Act. # Day Time Beg. Ends Wks Act. # Day Time Beg. Ends Wks
135969F T & Th 9:30-11:30 am May 13 May 15 1 135957B M & W 1-3 pm Apr 21 May 14 4
Troy SeniorNet Website: For for detailed course outlines, visit: Seniornet.org/usa/troy
Upcoming Events 248-524-3484
Troy Library Programs
Creative Endeavors To register, call the Library at 248-524-
3542 or online at www.libcoop.net/troy
Handmade Gifts and More
at the Troy Community Center inside the north entrance Far Away Places Spring 2008
Listen to fascinating travel accounts! See slide presentations
Open Monday - Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. by seasoned travelers at 7 p.m. on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays
plus Tuesday and Thursday from 5-9 p.m. of most months, September through April. No registration
April 1 - Sue Shuttleworth - Exciting Spain
April 15 - Kathy Thornton - Desert Mountain Escape
New Merchandise Every Week
Vendors: Drop off a sample of your handmade work at P.A.L. Widowed Support April 3
the Community Center and you will be contacted by the Barb Feleo will present Coping With Stress on Thursday, April
store committee. Sellers pay a 25% commission. From 3 from 1-3 p.m. at the Community Center. Barb will
this, the City pays the 6% sales tax and other operating discuss stress coping activities as well as relaxation techniques.
expenses. For more information, call Carla Vaughan Meetings are open to all widowed men and women. For
at 248-524-3492. more information, call Barb Feleo at 248-362-2500. P.A.L.
is sponsored by Desmond Funeral Home.
Free Private Computer Consultations April 2 Ask the Attorney April 16
Meet one-on-one with a SeniorNet instructor at the computer Attorney Dana Wilson will offer free 15-min. consultations
lab at the Community Center and get answers to your specific at the Community Center on Wed., April 16 from 12-3
computer questions. Appointments are 45 minutes in length. p.m. Appointments required - call 248-524-3484. To meet
They can be scheduled on the first Wednesday of each month at his office, call 248-656-2818. There is a fee to draw up
at 9:30, 10:15 or 11 a.m. Bring your questions about general documents.
PC operation, Word, Internet, e-mail and more. If you use a
laptop, bring it, too. There is no charge. Call 248-524-3484 by Meet Your State Rep
the Monday before to schedule an appointment. Please specify State Representative Marty Knollenberg has office hours at
what you need help with when you make your appointment. the Troy Community Center on the first Friday of each month
from 11 a.m. - noon in room 403. No appointment is needed.
Stop by to discuss your concerns.
Computer Disk Erasure April 16
Troy SeniorNet provides this free service to help prevent Meet Your State Senator
identify theft for people throwing out or giving their computer State Senator John Pappageorge has office hours at the Troy
away. Deleting files does NOT erase the information. You Community Center on the second Monday of each month
should destroy everything on the disk drive if you plan to
from 11 a.m. - noon in room 404. No appointment is needed.
throw the computer out or destroy personal data but keep the
Stop by to discuss your concerns.
operating system and installed software programs if you plan
to give your computer to someone else.
SeniorNet volunteers are available on the third Wednesday of Medicare Enrollment Assistance
each month from 10 a.m. until noon to erase hard disk drives. Jim Zoellner, volunteer Medicare/Medicaid counselor, is
Bring in your computer (just the processing unit - not the available on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month from
monitor, keyboard, or mouse) or remove the hard disk drive 12 - 3 p.m. in room 403 by appointment only to assist
and bring it in. The process takes 6-8 hours so you will need you in navigating the many benefits available through
to leave the hard disk drive and pick it up a few days later. these programs. Assistance with selection of insurance
Appointments are not required. options, claims, denials of service, and answers to any
other questions you may have are available. Call 248-
Free Drop-In Computer Lab 524-3484 to make an appointment by the Wednesday
The lab is open for drop-in use on Monday and Wednesday prior to the desired appointment date.
from 9:30 a.m. to noon and Friday from 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
No lab Friday April 4 and 11 due to tax preparation
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
1 2 3 4
12:00 Beef Goulash 9:30-12 Private 12:00 Chef's Choice 8:30 Trip Sign-
Computer 12:30 Birthday Ups Begin
Consultations Party 9-3 Tax Aide
10:30-12 Blood 1:00 Advisory 11-12 Meet Your
Pressure Committee State Rep.
12:00 Roast Pork 1:00 PAL 12:00 Shepherd's Pie
7 8 9 10 11
9-10 Document 12:00 Cheesburger 10:00 Wii 10:00 Caregiver’s 9-3 Tax Aide
Shredding 1:00 Red Hat 10:00 Book Club Support Group 12:00 Pepper Steak
12:00 Turkey Noodle Society 12:00 Breaded Pollock 11:00 Kalloways 1:00 Bingo
Casserole 12:00 Baked Ham
6:00 Athens Dinner
Sun 13 15 16 17 18
2:00 Best of 10-11:30 Document 10:00 Reverse 10:30 Walking Club 12:00 Baked Chicken
Broadway Shredding Limited Mortgages Trip 1:00 Bingo
12:00 Beef Hot Dog 10-12 Hard Drive 12:00 Beef
14 12:00 Chicken Tenders
11-12 Meet Your 12-3 Ask the Sat 19
State Senator Attorney
2:30-4:30 Troy High
12:00 Mac & Cheese 12:30 Movie
21 22 23 24 25
9:00 Greektown 12:00 Roast Turkey 12:00 Spaghetti with 11:00 Tiger Game 12:00 Veal Cutlet
Casino 1:00 Focus Hope Meat Sauce 12:00 Lemon Chicken 1:00 Bingo
12:00 Chicken Pie
6:00 Senior Prom at
12:00 Sloppy Joes 9:30 Pewabic 12:00 Salisbury Steak
Pottery Menu subject to
12:00 Tuna Noodle change.
Casserole Lunch is served
M-Th and from
Ongoing Activities 248-524-3484
Stretch & Tone Exercise Class
These activities are held at the Troy Hot Lunch - This federally funded
program is held Monday - Friday - Monday and Thursday, 11-11:50 a.m.
Community Center unless noted.
from 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. for Drop-in. $1.50. Purchase punch card
Ballroom Dance - Wednesdays 1-2 persons 60 and older. (Under age 60 at front desk.
p.m. $4 at door. must pay $6.) No reservation needed. Table Tennis - Tuesdays and Thursdays
Suggested donation: $2.50. Lunches at 10 a.m. Free. Drop-in.
Band - The Heritage Concert Band
and ENSURE liquid meals for
practices on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday T.O.P.S. - Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. at the
homebound persons also available.
from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Call 248-828-8047 Community Center. Non-profit weight
for details. loss support group.
Bingo - Fridays at 1 p.m. .25 per card India Club - 1st Saturday, 11 a.m.-4
p.m. Cultural and social activities. Transportation - Medi-Go Plus
with $1 admission card. Cash prizes. (248-457-1100) transports to doctors,
Contact Jiwan Sondhi at 248-535-7777
Birthday Party - 1st Thursday 12:30-1 grocery stores, Community Center
p.m. No reservation required. Cakes and Oakland Mall. Dial-A-Ride (248-
donated by the Newcomers. Legal Counseling - Third Wednesday 362-3436) provides transportation
noon - 3 p.m. with attorney Dana Wilson. anywhere in Troy and Birmingham.
Blood Pressure Screening - 1st
Call 248-524-3484 for an appointment. Call 248-524-3484 and ask for a
Or call Oakland Livingston Legal Aid brochure.
Bowling - Mondays, 1 - 3:15 p.m. at at 888-783-8190.
Thunderbird Lanes. $5 for 3 games. Woodcarving Club - Mondays at
Library Services - A librarian makes
Points for beating own average. 8:30 a.m. Free. Drop-in. Beginners
house calls to homebound persons, and
Bridge - Duplicate -Tuesdays at 12:30, a humanities discussion group meets at and visitors welcome.
Party -Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. ACBL: the Library on Wednesdays. Call 248-
Mondays at noon and Fridays at 11 524-3554.
Massage - Tuesdays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Classes are offered quarterly.
Chair Exercise - Mon. and Wed, 11- $15/20 minutes. Call 248-524-3484 for Schedules are published in the
11:50 am. Drop-in. $1.50. Also a free an appointment.
January, March, June and September
Fri. class with video at 11 a.m. Needlework Club - Tuesdays, 10 a.m. newsletters. Or visit the City's
Chess Club - Thursdays, 7-10 p.m. Free, drop-in. Share ideas, advice and website at www.troymi.gov and
drop-in. Free. Call Don Mailing at friendship. click on Parks and Rec and then
248-391-2940 for details. Nurse Home Visits - An Oakland Co. Senior Citizens to see the current
Chorus - Rehearsals Friday 9:45-11:30 public health nurse will visit homebound class schedule.
a.m. Sept. through June. Several seniors. Call Penny Brown at 248-858- DROP-IN PASSES ARE
1375 for an appointment. AVAILABLE FOR ALL
performances per year.
Pacific Rim Outreach - Wednesdays, EXERCISE CLASSES.
Computer Lab - In addition to
10 a.m. -3 p.m. Information and referral
computer classes (details elsewhere in and social activities.
this newsletter), drop-in computer lab Seasonal Activities
with Internet access is available Mon. and Painting Club - Thursdays at 9 a.m. Bocce (outdoor)
Wed. from 9:30 a.m. - noon and Friday Free, drop-in. Gardens
from 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Volunteers offer Pinochle - Monday and Wednesday at Golf Leagues
assistance. 12:30 p.m. Jr pinochle (no experience Softball League
needed) Thursday at 12:30 p.m. Volleyball League
Country Line Dance Lessons Mon
Quilting Group - Wednesdays, 9 Indoor Tennis League
Inter. - discontinued until further notice,
a.m. - 4 p.m. All levels welcome to bring Outdoor Tennis League
Beg. - Wed, 7-9 pm. $3 at door.
works in progress. This is a group, not Shuffleboard (outdoor)
Cribbage Club - Fridays, 1 p.m. Free, Tax Assistance
lessons. Free, drop-in.
drop-in. Beginners welcome. Michigan Sr. Olympics
Senior Advisory Committee - 1
Euchre - Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. See the Senior News or visit the city
p.m. - first Thursday Sept. through June.
Harmonica Lessons/Club-Mondays: Public invited to share concerns about website www.troymi.gov for details.
9:30-11 a.m. Sept. - June. Free. Drop-in. programs and services.
For Your Information 248-524-3484
Out With the Bad Fats
Troy School District Senior Citizen Although each gram of fat delivers the same
Gold Card amount of calories, we know that some fats are
Introducing the new Troy School District Senior Citizen Gold more harmful than others and some fats even
Card which allows Troy residents 60 and older free entry into all Troy offer health benefits. Fats are very tempting.
sponsored athletic and fine arts events in Troy. Excluded are tournaments, They give flavor to food and keep foods like
MHSAA and OAA sponsored events and events that include food with meats from being too dry and tough. So how do
admission. Cards are available in the offices at Troy High School and know what is a good fat and what is a bad fat?
Athens High School.
If a fat is solid at room temperature (like animal
fat, shortening or butter) it is probably not a
Community Blood Drive April 17 good fat. Good fats come from fish and plants.
The City of Troy Spring American Red Cross Blood drive will be held at Fats should be limited to no more than 30% of
the Community Center on Thursday, April 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The your calorie intake per day. Here are some tips to
location then moves north to the First Presbyterian Church of Troy, 4328 reduce fat intake, especially the bad fats.
Livernois, from 2 to 8 p.m. There is no upper age limit for donors. You One of the first things to do is to choose low-
must weigh 110 lbs. and be in good health. People with high blood pressure fat products. Switch from whole milk to fat-free
and diabetes may be able to donate if these conditions are controlled by milk. If the taste is difficult to adjust to, start by
medication. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. switching first to 2% and gradually reduce the fat
Call 248- 524-1147 or register on line at www.givelife.org [sponsor code in your dairy products. Be sure to choose cheeses
= troy]. Volunteers are needed by the American Red Cross to work area that are low in fat also.
blood drives. The schedule is very flexible and you meet many nice people..
A two hour training session and a security check are required. Call Ani at Be careful when using ground beef. Make sure
248-322-4659 or Mary at 248-322-4653, if you are interested. you buy ground beef that is at least 90% lean.
Be sure to pour off the grease after browning
the meat and drain it on paper towels to reduce
FREE Smoking Cessation Program the fat even more. To further decrease the fat
The Troy Community Coalition has invited Dr. Arthur Weaver back to content rinse ground meat under hot water after
present his successful “Breathe Free” seminar to help you quit smoking. cooking.
This program is made possible by a grant from the Community Foundation Choose soft spreads instead of butter. The softer
of Troy. There is no charge, but donations are encouraged. The program a margarine is at room temperature the lower the
begins April 3 and will meet for seven days: April 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and amount of trans fats it contains. Also, if it is soft,
14 at the Troy Community Center. Each class runs 90 minutes beginning at chances are you will use less to spread on your
7:30 p.m. Space is limited. Call 248-823-5088 to register. toast. Besides checking for trans fats, check the
label for saturated fats and try to avoid these bad
Government Offers Coupons for Digital TV Remove all visible signs of fat from meat before
Converter Boxes cooking. This includes the skin of poultry. It is
Owners of analog televisions can apply for government coupons to help much better to remove the fat before cooking
them pay for special converter boxes to keep their TVs working after the than to cut it away after it is done. You will save
switch to digital broadcasting on Feb. 18, 2009. The TV Converter Box lots of fat calories this way.
Coupon Program allows U.S. households to obtain up to two coupons,
- MSU Cooperative Extension Service
each worth $40, which can be applied toward the cost of eligible converter
boxes. Converter boxes are expected to cost between $50 and $70 and will
be available at most major electronics stores. Individuals can apply for
a coupon from now until March 31, 2009, while supplies last. Congress
has set aside funding for 33.5 million coupons. Coupon applications are
available online at www.dtv2009.gov or at a 24-hour hotline (1-888-DTV- Massage Therapy
2009). Massage therapist Mike Kellogg will offer
massage therapy every Tuesday from 9 a.m.
to 2 p.m. Appointments are required. Call
Athens High Senior Citizen Spaghetti Dinner 248-524-3484. The fee is $15 per 20 minute
and Show April 10 session payable to Mike.
This event is full. PLEASE call 248-524-3484 if you decide not to go so
someone on the wait list can go.
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Donate Old Cell Phones
Retiring your old cell phone? Drop it off at the Community
Center to be used for senior citizen emergency purposes or SHARP Home Repair Program
recycled. Old cell phones, even without a service plan, can SHARP (Senior Home Assistance Repair Program) helps
still be used to call 911. Excess phones not needed for this Troy seniors 60 and older and persons with disabilities
purpose will be recycled for their precious metals or refurbished with home repairs. The work is done by volunteers
to use in developing countries, and the senior center will be and usually involves jobs that can be completed in an
paid for these phones. Keep your phone out of our landfills hour or two. Labor is free. You must pay for supplies,
and provide funds for our senior program. although assistance may be available if a need exists.
If you have a repair that you need assistance with, call
Assistive Listening Devices Available the Community Center front desk at 248-524-3484 to
at the Troy Community Center make your request.
Assistive listening devices for both large and small group Volunteers Needed!
meetings are now available at the Troy Community Center. Meeting Scheduled April 17
If you would like to use one for your meeting, or if you would Volunteers with a variety of skills and experience
like a speaker to use it for a presentation you are attending, - not just doing repairs, but marketing, fund-raising,
please see a senior staff person. Both systems can be used volunteer recognition, etc. - are needed. If you are
with or without a hearing aid. interested, please call 248-524-3484 and an application
will be sent to you or get an application online at http://
Try the Captioned Phone at the
Community Center VolunteerOpportunities.asp. A meeting for all volunteers
The Ultratec Company has donated a CapTel captioned will be held on Thursday, April 17 at 7 p.m. at the
telephone to the Troy Community Center for those with Community Center.
hearing loss to try out. The telephone includes word-for-
word captions of everything the caller says. Calls are made Donations Accepted
in a natural manner, but the captions are available for added Donations are accepted by the Community Foundation
clarity. If you would like to try the phone out, please stop in of Troy SHARP Fund. Call the Foundation at 248-
at the Community Center Monday-Thursday between 9 a.m. 740-7600 for more information or checks made out
and 2 p.m. Ask for Carla or Lynn. Literature about the phone to the Foundation may be turned in at the Community
is available for you to take home. Center.
Voice Recognition Software Now
Available at the Community Center SHARP Volunteers Change
QPointer voice recognition software is now available on one Smoke Alarm Batteries
computer in the senior reading room for use by individuals Most fire deaths happen at night, while people are
with physical restrictions that make it difficult for them to asleep. This makes early fire detection especially impor-
use a keyboard. You have command of the computer using tant. According to the National Fire Protection Association,
only your voice. Check out the headset at the Community smoke alarms cut your risk of dying in a home fire nearly in
Center front desk with ID. Voice commands are posted by half. A smoke alarm is needed on every level of the home,
the computer. including the basement, and the alarm should be tested at
New users must schedule an appointment with volunteer Lee least every 30 days to make sure it is working properly.
Watkins to train the computer to recognize your voice. One Volunteers from SHARP will change the batteries in your
hour appointments are available on the second Wednesday of smoke alarm(s) and test the alarm. SHARP will replace
each month at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. Please call 248-524-3484 alarms that do not work or install new battery operated ones
to schedule an appointment. if need be. If you would like assistance with your smoke
alarm, please call 248-524-3484 to put in your request with
Veterans Items Collected SHARP. Replacement batteries and labor are free. You
New baseball caps and toiletry items for veterans in the Veterans
will be asked to pay for a new detector if one is needed,
Hospital are now being collected at the Troy Community
although financial aide is available if a need exists.
Center. Please drop donations off at the Parks and Recreation
office care of Elaine T.
Trip News 248-524-3484
Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Cats and Starlight Express.
• Register for new trips beginning Friday, April 4 8:30 a.m. Then treat yourself to a Webber spoof a la Victor Borge
Resident mail-in registrations will be processed April 7. with selections from Song and Dance, Aspects of Love and
Non-residents may register for new trips beginning April
Phantom of the Opera. Four dynamic Broadway stars and a
7. Trips that are not designated as New: everyone may
script of great variety promises an unforgettable performance.
• If you use a wheelchair or need a special accommodation,
Gaming at Greektown
please indicate this upon registration.
Act 128912A - Monday April 21- $13
• You may sign up for yourself and a maximum of three Depart: 9 a.m. Return: 4 p.m.
others with their name, address and phone number. Sign up today for gaming at it's finest at
• One-Day Trip Refund Policy: A $10 service fee will Greektown Casino. You will receive a $20
be withheld on all patron requested refunds, plus costs gaming voucher upon arrival. You must
incurred. Full refunds issued for medical emergencies bring two pieces of ID (one a picture ID) to qualify for this
with a letter from your physician (please notify us prior to voucher.
the trip) and for trips we cancel.
Tigers vs Rangers
• Transportation by city bus unless noted otherwise. Act 128913A -Thurs. April 24 - $32
Board bus at the Community Center north entrance. Depart: 11 a.m. Return: 5 p.m.
• Register early! Trips not meeting minimum enrollment Baseball season has finally arrived. Travel to Comerica Park
may be cancelled up to one week prior. to see the Tigers play the Rangers. A voucher for a slice of
pizza or hot dog and soda is included. Due to the popularity
• We will accept registrations from anyone 16 years or older
(18 years or older on gambling trips) two weeks before the of this trip you may sign up for yourself and one other person
trip if there are openings. only. Because of the high demand for tickets, please limit
your registrations to one game only. Section 112 seating.
• The City of Troy is not responsible for providing care
to persons who have a physical or mental impairment that
causes an inability to care for their own personal needs, to
Pewabic Pottery and Sinbads
maintain their composure, or to refrain from conduct which
Act 128914A - Tuesday April 29 - $50
may jeopardize the rights of other members of the group.
Such individuals may participate, but only if accompanied by Depart: 9:30 a.m. Return: 3:30 p.m.
an adult caregiver to assist with their special needs. The City Travel to Pewabic Pottery in Detroit for a tour and a hands
reserves the right to deny participation when an individual on experience at this nationally renowned tile and pottery
requires a caregiver but fails to arrange for one. facility. Pewabic is a studio, museum, store and gallery
founded in 1903. This trip will offer you an exciting glimpse
of American history with time to create your own piece of
Kalloways Afternoon Dinner Theatre
art at the end of the tour. Afterwards we will have lunch at
Act 128909A - Thursday April 10 - $36
Sinbads on the River. Choose one of the following: Two
Depart: 11 a.m. Return: 3:30 p.m.
Broiled Pork Chops, Boneless Breast of Chicken Parmesan
Sign up today for a fabulous meal and a wonderful fast
or Orange Roughy. Make your menu selections when
paced, fun filled afternoon. Elvis Kelly and Jazzy Jeff put on
registering, those who do not will be served chicken. Also
a show with the best musical impersonations of Elvis, Lionel
includes salad, rolls, potato and beverage.
Ritchie, James Brown and Marvin Gaye. Those wonderful
favorite tunes will have you dancing in your seats! Included
DSO A Tribute to Benny
is a buffet lunch of the following selections: Chicken Fiero,
top round of beef, potatoes, fresh vegetable, salad, rolls and Goodman
a non alcoholic beverage and dessert. Sign up by April 3. Act 128917 - Sunday May 4- $50
Depart: 2 p.m. Return: 5:30 p.m.
Sit back and relax and enjoy the Tribute to Benny Goodman
The Best of Broadway at Macomb with the DSO. Benny Goodman is known as the "King of
Center Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber Swing," and his songs have a revolutionary style and artistry.
The Amazing Dave Bennett and his sextet pay tribute and
Act 128911 A - Sunday, April 13 $41
create an all-out celebration of some of his biggest all - time
Depart: 2 p.m. Return: 5:30 p.m.
hits! Main floor right, rows F-N seating. Sign up early, this
Sit back and enjoy the music. This performance will present
trip will fill up fast.
the extraordinary work of one of the most prolific composers
of our time, Andrew Lloyd Webber. Featuring songs from
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Gaming at Motor City Casino EXTENDED TRIPS
Act 128920A -Monday, May 12- $13
Online registration is not available for overnight trips.
Depart: 9 a.m. Return: 4 p.m.
Gaming at it's finest at the new Motor City Casino. Please Jersey Boys in Cleveland
bring picture ID on all gaming trips, in order to qualify for Act. 138903A - July 17-18, 2008 (Thursday and Friday)
any incentive programs or to receive any jackpots. A $15 $409 person double, $485 single, and $379 Triple
gaming voucher and $5 food voucher is given to each Deposit of $100 due at registration. Balance due 4/17/08.
participant when you arrive. This 2006 Tony Award Winning Best Musical, Jersey Boys
is the story of the ever famous Four Seasons: Frankie Vallie,
Tigers vs Mariners Bob Gaudino, Tommy De Vito and Nick Massi. This musical
Act 128921 -Thurs. May 22 - $32 is the story of how four blue collar kids became one of the
Depart: 11 a.m. Return: 5 p.m. greatest groups in pop history. This performance will take
Baseball season is here and we have tickets. Travel place at the Cleveland Playhouse Square Center. Ask for a
to Comerica Park to see the Tigers play the Mariners. flyer for more trip details.
Also included is a voucher for a slice of pizza or hot dog
and soda. Due to the popularity of this trip you may sign MRPA Grand Hotel, Mackinac
up for yourself and 1 other person only. Because of the high Island Act. 148918A
demand for tickets, please limit your registration to one September 23 - 26, 2008
game. Section 113 seating. $675 per person double, $622 Triple, $896 Single
Includes the following:
Nunsense Jamboree at * Round trip motor coach transportation, baggage handling
Meadowbrook and Lunch at * Elegant accommodations at Grand Hotel
Kruse and Muer * Grand Buffet Lunch upon arrival
Act 128918A - Wednesday May 28 - $49 * Five course dinner nightly, full breakfast daily
Depart: 11:00 a.m. Return: 5 p.m. * Special reception final evening
Start your trip with a delicious lunch at Kruse and Muer * Tours, lectures, movies, games, bingo, contests,
in Rochester. Choose one of the following: Nantucket * Dancing nightly to the Grand Hotel Orchestra
Chicken Salad, with raspberry maple dressing, blue cheese, See brochure for more detailed information.
pine nuts, leaf lettuce and char grilled chicken; Raspberry
Chicken served with rice pilaf.; Linguine Marinara, spinach, Savannah, Georgia and the
mushrooms, tomatoes, and homemade egg linguine.; or Smoky Mountains Fall Color Tour
broiled Lake Superior Whitefish served with rice pilaf, Act. 148919A - October 18-24, 2008.
and tartar sauce. Please make your menu selections when $1,149 per person double, $1,579 single, and $1,099 Triple
registering, those who do not will be served chicken with Deposit of $50 due at registration. Balance due 9/1/08.
rice. Entrees include home baked bread, choice of cole slaw Autumn is a beautiful time of the year to see the colors. Sit
or a cup of Charley's Chowder, coffee, tea or iced tea. On back, relax and enjoy the scenery as you travel to the beautiful
to Meadowbrook for a hilarious show "Country Western south. This trip includes the following:
Nunsense Jamboree" starring former Miss America Lee
Meriwether. After regaining her memory, Sister Amnesia * Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
realizes she is Sister Mary Paul a former country western * One Night Knoxville
singer and is going on tour. Filled with one-liners and * Three Nights Savannah, Georgia
infectious comic tunes, this show is guaranteed to keep * 2 Nights Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
you laughing. The question everyone is asking,? Will Sister * 6 Breakfasts
Amnesia leave the convent for the Grand Ole Op'ry? * 3 Dinners
* Trolley Tour of Savannah's Historic District
* Leisure Time on Savannah's River Street
* Savannah Dinner Cruise
Upcoming Trips * Trolley Tour of St. Simons Island
Look for more details in upcoming newsletters. * Trolley Tour of Jekyll Island
June 1 - Color Purple at the Fox * Biltmore Estates
* Tour of Smoky Mountains
Nov. 16 - 18 - Indiana Casino Extravaganza * Luggage Handling, Tax and Tips on Meals.
Dec. 7 - 8- Niagara Falls Festival of Lights and Gaming
See the brochure for more details.
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Hospital Equipment Loan Closet - Borrow wheelchairs,
walkers, canes, crutches, portable ramps and shower chairs Senior Advisory Committee
at the Community Center. For wheelchairs and shower chairs The next meeting is Thursday, April 3 at 1 p.m. at the
only: call ahead to confirm availability. Donations accepted. Community Center. The public is invited to share their
Due to limited storage, please call ahead to see if donations concerns about Troy senior programs and services. E-mail
are needed. the Committee at: firstname.lastname@example.org, leave a suggestion
in the suggestion box at Community Center, or call them
Hearing Aid Batteries - Hearing aid batteries sizes 10, 13, 312 - see page 2 for phone numbers. A tape of the meeting is
and 675 are available at the Community Center in cooperation aired Mondays at 9 a.m. on WTRY. Minutes are available
with Deaf and Hearing Impaired Services for a suggested at the Community Center.
donation of $4 per package of four.
Captioned Telephone - A captioned telephone is available at VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
the Community Center for you to try out. Stop in and make SHARP Home Repair Program: See page 11.
an actual call to see how it works. Purchasing information To help with the Senior and Kids Garage Sale on June 7
is available. from 7:30 a.m. - 2 p m. Call Elaine T at 248-524-3484.
Video Phone - Those who use SIGN LANGUAGE can use the Creative Endeavors Senior Store Sales Staff: Work with
FREE video phone at the Community Center in the reading one other employee four hours per week. Evening (5-9 p.m.)
room to call the Relay Center or to call others with a video or Saturday (10 a.m. - 2 p.m.) shifts available. Pick up a
phone. Check out the remote at the Community Center front volunteer application at the store.
desk with an ID. Instructions are posted. Drivers: To deliver noon meals to Troy seniors - 1.5 hours
Emergency Cell Phones - Get a free emergency cell phone at once or twice a month. Call Sandy at 248-689-6663.
the Community Center. Phones are for 9-1-1 use only and do Computer Instructors: To teach seniors basic computer
not receive calls. Donate your old phone at the Community use at the SeniorNet computer lab at the Troy Community
Center. Excess phones will be sold for parts and the proceeds Center. Instructors and coaches needed, and lesson plans and
used for the senior program. training are provided. If you have computer experience and
Video Magnifier -A video magnifier is available in the senior
reading room that magnifies print up to 45 times. Use is free, Portable Ramp Needed for Hospital
and directions are posted. Equipment Loan Closet
We are in need of a portable, two step high, folding aluminum
Radio for Visually Impaired - The Detroit Radio Information ramp for the hospital equipment loan closet at the Community
Service (DRIS) reads over 100 current publications via a pre- Center. We have two ramps that are usually checked out and
tuned single-frequency radio. Borrow a radio at the Community would appreciate the donation of one or two more.
Center - call 248-524-3484. To get a radio to keep, call DRIS
at 313-577-4146. To see or hear a current list of programs,
visit their website: www.dris.org.
Magazine, Book and Puzzle Library - Several magazine
subscriptions are donated by local businesses to be read at
the Community Center. A paperback book rack is maintained Want Extra Income?
by the Library. Puzzles are donated by seniors that you may Try senior citizen home care. You can provide:
♦ Light Housekeeping ♦ Meal Preparation
Craft Supplies - Craft supplies may be donated to the
Community Center for program use or for others to take home. ♦ Transportation ♦ Laundry ♦ Gardening
The craft closet is located in the Arts and Crafts room and ♦ Personal Care ♦ Companionship
seniors may help themselves.
for Troy senior citizens and gain income for you!
Discount SMART Bus Tickets - Troy seniors and persons with Pick up an employment referral application at the
disabilities can purchase SMART bus tickets for half price at Community Center or call 248-524-3484 to have
the Community Center in packs of 10 only: ten $1 tickets
for $5; ten $.50 tickets for $2.50. If ordering by mail, make
one mailed to you. Your name will be placed
check payable to City of Troy and include a self-addressed, on a referral list and prospective employers will
stamped envelope. Send to: Troy Parks & Recreation, 3179 contact you.
Livernois, Troy, 48083.
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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). Register mail) begin with the July issue and expire the following June.
at the Community Center by mail using the form below, or online The fee is prorated quarterly. Troy residents pay $4 on or before
at http://www.troymi.gov/parksandreconline/(online registration 8/15, $3 between 8/16 and 11/15, $2 between 11/16 and 2/15 or
available unless noted). Enter household number for username $1 after 2/15. Ask for Act. #135000D. Non-residents pay $10
(find this number on a previous receipt or call 248-524-3484) and prorated as above. OR: Pick up a free copy at the Community
last name of head of household for password. On the next screen, Center on or after the 27th of the month OR get it free online
click on SHOP and then ACTIVITY ENROLLMENT. Enter the by visiting www.troymi.gov. Click on Parks and Rec and then
activity number you wish to enroll in. You can register only your Senior Citizens. SNOWBIRDS: To change your address, submit
own household online. Registrations are non-transferable. the form below before you leave and again when you return.
Low Income Scholarships: Troy residents 55 and older
Refund Policy: There is a $10 cancellation fee for all patron with an annual household income of $24,450 or less for a one
requested refunds, and no refunds are issued if the amount due person household or $27,950 or less for two persons can receive
is less than $10. Refunds take about three weeks to process. a 50% discount on senior citizen classes - maximum one class
Refunds for computer classes and for activities that meet one per person per season (two computer classes per season). No
time must be requested before the start of the activity. Other discount for drop-in programs, trips, sport leagues, and special
refunds must be requested before the second class meeting. events. Apply at the Community Center and bring last year's
Trip cancellations are subject to a $10 cancellation fee plus federal or state form 1040 or MI Homestead form as proof of
costs incurred. Extended trips are subject to the refund policy income.
on trip flyer.
Americans With Disabilities Act: The Troy Parks and
Register Early! Please register early or we may cancel for Recreation Department intends to provide persons with disabilities
lack of interest. Activities with insufficient enrollment are usually with a positive leisure experience. Please tell us in advance if
cancelled at least 3 days prior to the start date. 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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Garden Sites Available
New Gardeners May Register April 7 Adventure Ho!!!
Garden sites are available for Troy residents 55 We are looking for outdoor enthusiasts to
and older at the Troy Farm at Beach Road and help us plan and implement adventure type
South Blvd. There is a $25 fee, with no refunds activities such as hiking, canoeing, biking,
after May 20. Plots are 20' x 20' and are limited to and camping trips. These could be day trips or overnight
one per household and must be tended by the senior applying trips. We need your help to determine what this segment
for the garden. The ground is tilled and water is available. of the population would like to do. Volunteers would not
To be guaranteed a spot, returning gardeners must register necessarily have to accompany every trip but may escort
by April 1. Ask for Act. #125931A (125931B for a raised trips as needed. Call Elaine Torvinen at 248-524-3484
bed - there are four raised beds available). New gardeners for more information.
may register beginning Monday, April 7.
A list of the gardener's names and phone numbers will be Senior Men's Club
provided. If you do not want your name included on this list, Interest has been expressed in organizing a Troy Senior Men's
indicate this when you register. Club .If you are interested please call 248 -524-3484 and
ask to have your name put on Activity 138973A. If enough
interest is shown (10 or more people) you will be called to
Walking Club - Thursdays, 10:30 –11:30 a.m. set up a meeting. A leader is also needed.
Get fit and stay active! Join the Walking Club and receive
a walking log to record your progress. A chart posted at the Join Our Free E-Mail List Today
Community Center will track your hours. When you have Would you like to receive the Troy Senior News via e-mail?
completed 500 hours, you will receive a certificate and a chance We would also like to send you announcements and reminders
to win in a raffle drawing. Once a month, there will be a trip about upcoming programs and services. If you would like
(see below). On the remaining Thursdays, meet at the Center to be included on this mailing list, go to the City's website at
and walk as a group or walk on your own, weather permitting. www.troymi.gov. Click on Parks and Rec and then Senior
You will receive a map of the walking areas inside and outside Citizens. Click on Senior Newsletter at the top of the page.
the Community Center. Then click on #2: SUBSCRIBE NOW. Finally, just click
NEW: Free Walking Club t-shirt to all members who complete SEND to send the e-mail that comes up, and you name will
50 miles. Shirts donated by New Balance of Troy. be added to the list.
3rd Thursday Walking Club Trip: Meet in the lunchroom Digital Photos Wanted
at 10:30 a.m. on April 17 for a trip to Dodge Park in Sterling Do you have any good digital photos of seniors participat-
Heights. We will carpool there or to the mall if raining. ing in any of our senior programs that you would like to
share with us? We can always use photos for the web page,
Economic Speculation Discussion brochures, flyers, etc. Please email photos to vaughancs@
Group troymi.gov. Thank you!
If you watch the stock market daily, and like to converse
with other people who also have thoughts and views into the • For details on how to subscribe to this
world economy, you will be interested in joining this group. newsletter, see page 15.
If enough interest is shown, a day and time will be selected
by the group. Call Lynn at 248-524-3484 to put your name
• Newsletter information must be submitted by
on the list. the 10th of the month prior to publication.
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