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Bob Maxey

SOC's fall schedule


August 09, 2012
Services for Older Citizens September and October offerings include bingo, birthday celebrations, movies and lectures.

Bingo is at 10 a.m. and noon, unless otherwise designated. Lunch is served at 11 a.m.

"Jet Setting" bingo — Tuesday, Sept. 4. Necklaces, bracelets, earrings and pins are prizes.


Medicare bingo and presentation — 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 5. Deborah Wagner, Michigan Medicare/ Medicaid Assistance program counselor and SOC volunteer discusses Medicare information.

We've got it Covered" bingo — Tuesday, Sept. 11. Prizes are blankets, quilts and sheets.

September birthday celebration — 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 12. The cost is $3. Those observing September birthdays receive a piece of cake topped with a candle, will be serenaded in at least three languages, provided photo and a free lunch.

"Fresh Flower" bingo — Tuesday, Sept. 18. Fresh flowers in a vase are the prizes.

"Gift Card" Bingo — 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 25. Win gift cards from Trader Joe, Nino Salvaggio, Kroger, Rite Aid and CVS.

"A Matter of Balance" workshop — 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept., 25 through Oct. 18. The cost is $15. The program is designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. To register, call Susan Kopf at (313) 882-9600, ext. 242 by Sept. 10.

"War Horse" — 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26. The cost is $5. Lunch consists of salad, pizza, dessert, beverage and a box lunch to take home. The movie is based on the Tony award-winning Broadway play, and set during World War I.

Reservations are necessary.

"Fresh Flower" bingo — Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012. Prizes are fresh flowers.

Oktoberfest — 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3. John Needham provides the musical entertainment. The cost is $6 and the venue is at St. James Lutheran Church, 170 McMillan, Grosse Pointe Farms. Lunch is bratwurst, German potato salad, sauerkraut and dessert plus beverages and a box lunch to take home.

Reservations are necessary.

"Oktoberfest" bingo — Tuesday, Oct. 9. Prizes are German related.

October birthday celebration — 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 10. The cost is $3. Those observing October birthdays receive a piece of cake topped with a candle, will be serenaded in at least three languages, provided with a photo and a free lunch.

Elder law free legal presentation and legal assistance — 11:30 a.m., Monday, Oct. 15. Katie Graham of Neighbor-hood Legal Services of Michigan provides services for Wayne County residents, 60 years and older. Following the legal presentation and then sign up in advance for a free consultation. To receive free legal assistance with regard to guardianship, conservatorship, wills, trusts, powers of attorney, nursing homes, assisted living, senior housing, Medicaid and Medicare, call (313) 882-9600 for an appointment. Attendance at the general presentation is required before your private consultation.

"Spa" bingo — Tuesday, Oct. 16. Win prizes spa-type products.

"Halloween" bingo — Tuesday, Oct. 23. Halloween treats and decorations are prizes.

"The Descendants" — 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24. The cost is $5. Lunch is salad, pizza, dessert, beverage and a box lunch to take home. George Clooney portrays Matt King, a middle-age Hawaiian who runs a trust responsible for millions of dollars worth of untouched real estate passed down to him and various cousins.

He is preparing to sell the area, and make millions for everyone in the trust, when his wife suffers severe head trauma during a boat race. Reservations are necessary.

Halloween party — 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31. Musician Don Stidham provides the entertainment. The cost is $7 and the venue is St. James Lutheran Church, lower level. Come in a costume or just as you are. Following lunch of submarine sandwiches, there will be a costume contest and certificates will be awarded for the top three best costumes. A raffle and a box lunch to take home complete the day. For reservations, call (313) 882-9600.


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