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									                                                                                                              A Unit of the National Council on the Aging

                                                        April 2008
         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
                                                                See below.
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 m.julian228@yahoo.com.
          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
3179 Livernois
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.
Emerald Kitchens
                                    Maximum class size is 24. You must attend both days. Some insurance companies offer
(Homebound lunches)
                                    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).
Weather Hotline
(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
separate checks.
 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
                                                                    Senior Fitness
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
                                                                    Tai Chi
                                                                    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
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 Sports                                                                                                         248-524-3484

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 mpozan@auburnhills.org.                        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.
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    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
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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
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  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
                                                                                                    1:00 Bingo

                    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
                                                       Erasure                    Stroganoff
                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
                                                                                                       Senior Reception
                                                 7:30 Band

                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
                                                                                   Troy High

                                         29                       30
12:00 Sloppy Joes       9:30  Pewabic            12:00 Salisbury Steak
                              Pottery                                                                       Menu subject to
                        12:00 Tuna Noodle                                                                       change.

                              Casserole                                                                     Lunch is served
                                                                                                           from 11:45-12:30
                                                                                                            M-Th and from
                                                                                                            11:30-12:15 on

 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
                                               Call 248-689-0001.
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
                                              or jpsondhi@yahoo.com.
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
Wed., 10:30-noon.
                                              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.
a.m.                                                                                                    Classes
                                              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.
Beginners welcome.
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
                                                                              fats too.
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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For Your Information                                                                                                248-524-3484

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.

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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.
  register now.
  • 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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 Trip News                                                                                                        248-524-3484
          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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 For Your Information                                                                                        248-524-3484

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: seniorac@troymi.gov, 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:
take home.
                                                                          ♦ 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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 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). 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.

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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