Enrichment

  • 17 Oct
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    Coin Club

    Every 3rd Wednesday at 7:00pm-9:00pm

    Coin Club

  • 2 Oct
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    Stamp Club

    Every 1st & 3rd Tuesday at 7:00pm-9:00pm

    Stamp club.

  • 26 Sep
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    Wednesday Night @ The Movies

    Every Wednesday at 5:30pm-7:30pm

    Enjoy newly released feature films, documentaries and now classics. Popcorn is provided.

    Please register for Dinner and a Movie separately.

    Full synopsis of each film can be seen by clicking RSVP button before you register. 

    Sept 5 -Our Souls at Night
    Sept 12 - Star Wars: The Last Jedi
    Sept. 19 - Coco (animated)
    Oct 3 - The Darkest Hour
    Oct 10 - The Post
    Oct. 17 - Chappaquidick
    Oct. 24 - The Greatest Showman

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  • 4 Oct
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    Writer’s Corner

    Every 1st & 3rd Thursday at 9:30am-11:00am

    Resumes in September

    Come join this drop-in group and unlock your inner-author in a supportive environment with other aspiring writers whose interests range from poetry, novels, social commentary, short stories, to family history. Share your material and receive constructive feedback.

  • 28 Sep
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    Current Events Discussion Group

    Every Friday at 12:00pm-2:00pm

    With everything going on in the world today, it can be difficult to keep up with it all. Come join other members for this casual discussion group about current events — from what’s going on in Michigan to what is happening around the globe. This is a drop in, non-facilitated group dialogue.

  • 26 Sep
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    Men's Breakfast

    Every Wednesday at 9:00am-11:00am

    Men of Next, gather together to discuss the week’s events,weekend plans, sports — or whatever’s on your mind! No agenda, no mandatory attendance, or pre-planned topics. This is just an opportunity for the men of Next to gather and enjoy each other’s company. We will provide the breakfast
    and coffee, you provide the conversation. - Note change to Wednesday Mornings

  • 5Sep
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    Bridge Lessons

    Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 9:30am

    Beginner and Intermediate player are welcome.


    Wednesdays,  Sept. 5, 12, 26, and Oct. 3rd. (No class Sept. 19) 

    Learn play techniques that will improve your declarer play. Our instructor, Silver Life Master Jim Bloom, has more than 10 years experience teaching bridge to beginner and intermediate players. The book Play of the Hand in the 21st Century is a required book and can be purchased from instructor.

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  • 13Mar
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    Chess for Begining & Intermediate Players

    Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 6:00pm

    Two 3-week class series: Tuesdays from 6:00 to 7:00 pm

    September 11, 18, 25
    October 16, 23, 30

    Fellow Next members and accomplished Chess players, Chris Dow and Bruce Dobras will be teaching beginner and intermediate chess players tactics and positioning with play time.

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  • 28 Sep
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    Life Transitions

    Every Friday at 12:00am-12:00am

    Conversation & Companionship Every Friday morning at 9:00 am

    Have you experienced a significant transition recently? Perhaps the loss of a spouse or child, divorce or a move? This new group meets weekly to provide a little comfort, and mutual support to one another.  Join Next members who are looking to connect to others with similar life-changing experiences.  Gather for support, advice and companionship.

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  • 4Sep
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    Ask the Attorney

    Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 1:00pm

    Local attorney, Ed Pugh, will be at Next to provide assistance with your legal questions. Please call Next to schedule your complementary 15-minute appointment. Only available to Next members.

  • 24 Sep
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    Advanced Beginner Line Dancing

    Every Monday at 10:00am-10:50am

    Line dancing is back! Dancers who attended our beginner series will continue where they left off last spring. Anyone else is welcome to join as we move beyond the basic steps learned with our previous instructor. Christine Stewart has been teaching line dancing for 13 years. She loves her work and invites you to join her in exercising body and mind as you move to different types of music and learn new steps and dances. Please bring a water bottle and wear comfortable shoes.

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  • 10Sep
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    Medicare & You

    Monday, September 10, 2018 at 10:19am

    Please register for each session separately

    Session 1: If You Are Already Enrolled in Medicare
    Monday, September 10 at 6:30 pm
    Kyle Crume, General Manager of Senior Health Shop will discuss Medicare, what it pays, what it doesn’t and Medicare gaps.

    Session 2: If You Are Aging In or Are Enrolled in Medicare Advantage
    Monday, October 8 at 6:30 pm
    Mr. Crume will return to discuss the benefits and weaknesses of Medicare Advantage programs.

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  • 10Sep
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    Popular Reads Book Club

    Monday, September 10, 2018 at 1:00pm

    POPULAR READS BOOK CLUB
    (Books will be available in the Next Office)

    Join Rebekah Craft, Associate Director of the Baldwin Public Library, for a lively book discussion each month. Books featured will be popular literary fiction or non-fiction that reads like fiction. When you register, you’ll be given a copy of the book, provided by Baldwin Public Library.

    September book selection- The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

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  • 17Sep
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    Trivia Time!

    Monday, September 17, 2018 at 4:00pm

    Trivia Night returns! Enjoy an evening of trivia in a lively, interactive quiz-like atmosphere! Teams of four can enjoy a little friendly competition with a chance to win bragging rights! Pizza provided! Generously sponsored by St. Anne’s Mead.

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  • 21Sep
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    Introduction to Calligraphy

    Friday, September 21, 2018 at 10:00am

    2 part class - September 21st and 28th

    Learn the art of Italic lettering! Instructor Beth Johnson will provide step-by-step instruction on how to make these beautiful calligraphy letters. By the end of class, you’ll complete a beautiful card to take home. Beth has been teaching Calligraphy for over 20 years and has her own greeting card business: Beth Johnson Creations. All supplies included

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  • 24Sep
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    Smartphone Series

    Monday, September 24, 2018 at 12:00pm

    Session 1: Why you need a Smartphone - How to Choose the Right One
    Monday, September 24 at 12:00 noon
    Thinking about buying a smartphone? Join Vicki Sower, Adult Services Librarian at Baldwin Library, to learn why you need to have this technical tool. Learn the benefits of having a smartphone and receive guidance to make sure you choose the one that will best fit your needs.

    Session 2: What to do with your new Smartphone - Apps to Enhance Your Life
    Monday, October 22 at 12:00 noon
    Whether you have just purchased your new phone, or have been using one for years, you need this class! There is an app to do just about anything you can think of: to remind you to take meds, help fi nd your car in a parking lot, keep you in touch with loved ones around the world and so much
    more! Join Vicki Sower to explore just how your smartphone can enhance your everyday life, both personally and professionally. Bring your smartphone to class if you have one.
    Don’t have one? Come anyway!

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  • 25Sep
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    Health Expo & Flu Shot Clinic

    Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 10:00am

    No registration is required…walk-ins are welcome! This event is free!!

    Please join us for this important event featuring more than 50 vendors providing raffle prizes and giveaways! Walgreen’s of Birmingham will be providing the high dose flu shot specifically for seniors, as well as the regular dose shot. The Birmingham Police Department will be accepting expired medications for safe disposal. Please remember to bring your identification and insurance cards. Most insurances, including Medicare are accepted. Please call the office to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome but may have a longer wait

    This is a wonderful opportunity to learn what is available in our community! So bring your questions and join us for the Health Expo on September 25!!

  • 26Sep
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    3D Printing Show & Tell

    Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 1:00pm

    Baldwin Public Library’s IDEA LAB Supervisor Jeff Jimison is coming to Next to tell and show you all about the wonders of 3D printers, and highlight all of the fantastic things that they can do.

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  • 26Sep
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    Stagecoach: Dinner and a Classic

    Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 5:00pm

    Wayne’s breakthrough role came in this landmark John Ford Western playing the Ringo Kid. He’s the moral and visual center of the film, an outlaw with generous human impulses. The fi rst shot of Wayne is among the most famous in cinema. The barest of plots provides a study of character and class, played out in the interior of the stagecoach. Wayne’s character is laconic and gentlemanly but not polished. He is a defender of the law and a speaker of the truth. Not rated 1 hour 36 minutes

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  • 27Sep
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    Gerrymandering Reform

    Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 6:00pm

    Voters, Not Politicians Representatives

    In November, Michigan voters will decide whether to create an independent commission to handle legislative redistricting. Michigan’s congressional map is one of the most severely gerrymandered in the country. Currently, our lawmakers control the process of redrawing state and federal legislative districts
    every 10 years. If the measure passes, it will amend the state constitution to create an independent commission. CitizensProtecting Michigan’s Constitution have been invited to speak.

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  • 28Sep
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    Michigan Consumers Education Series

    Friday, September 28, 2018 at 11:03am

    Please register for each session separately.

    Session 1: In-Home Care & Senior Residences
    Friday, September 28 at 1:00 pm
    Learn about resources available to help you make the best
    decisions regarding care for yourself or your loved ones at
    home or in a senior residence.

    Session 2: Identity Theft
    Friday, October 19 at 1:00 pm
    Learn about the signs of identity theft, how to protect your
    personal information online and off, and what to do if you
    become an identity theft victim.

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  • 1Oct
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    Strong, Healthy Back: Injury Prevention, Treatment & Self Care

    Monday, October 1, 2018 at 6:30pm

    Craig McCardell, M.D and Lorrie Sherwood PT, Certified Foundation Training Instructor

    Back pain can be caused by a variety of problems with parts of the complex, interconnected network of spinal muscles, nerves, bones, discs and tendons. These two professionals will cover basic spine anatomy, common injuries and treatment options, as well as injury prevention and strengthening techniques. Learn about Foundation Training™, a program developed to provide back pain relief, better posture, and enhanced athletic capabilities. Dr. McCardell is a pain specialist and an anesthesiologist with Beaumont Hospitals and Ms. Sherwood is an owner and Physical Therapist at North Woodward Rehabilitation in Bloomfield Hills.

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  • 4 Oct
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    AARP Driver Safety Workshop

    Every at 10:00am-2:30pm

    In this classroom refresher course, taught by AARP Certified Instructor Bob Smith, you’ll learn defensive driving techniques, proven safety strategies, how to navigate adverse weather conditions and more. Mr. Smith also covers the use of anti-lock brakes, air bags and safety belts. This 8 hour class meets for two days, 4 hours each day.  If you like, bring your own lunch!  Some insurance companies offer premium discounts to drivers 50+ who complete an approved eight hour safety course. Consult your insurance company for further details.

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  • 4Oct
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    A Principal's Tale

    Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 6:00pm

    Dr. Shelley will discuss how educational leadership requires risk and commitment in today’s ever-shifting world. She will tell stories from the office and the classroom that are personal, and at times humorous. Dr. Shelley will share excerpts from her recently released book, A Principal’s Tale: Life in 31 Days
    that details the life of an urban school principal.

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  • 9Oct
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    Wills, Trusts and the Power of Attorney

    Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 12:30pm

    Edgar W. Pugh Jr. and Diana P. Moak, from Pugh Moak, PC, are attorneys practicing in the estate planning, probate and trust administration fields with a special emphasis on tax and probate avoidance.  They will help you to understand when you need a power of attorney, what a will actually does for you, and whether a trust may be appropriate for your situation.  Learn why a testamentary trust might be preferable if your spouse is in a nursing home, and why you should consider a special needs trust if you have children/grandchildren who are receiving government benefits.  The next time you are asked for a “living will” you will be able to explain why you have a patient advocate designation and a HIPAA waiver instead. 

  • 9Oct
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    Cooking with Friends

    Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 5:30pm

    Next’s Bev and Dennys are back to share more healthy delicious recipes! This time we will be making three recipes using spiralized vegetables! Eating vegetables this way is a great alternative if you are avoiding grains and carbs. Bring your appetite because yummy tastings will be included.

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  • 11Oct
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    Vision Enrichment Support Group

    Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 9:00am

    Facilitated by the Greater Detroit Agency for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Those who are visually challenged are welcome to join to discuss issues and hear speakers. Family and caregivers are also invited to join us.

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  • 11Oct
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    Michigan Roads & Infrastructure

    Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 6:00pm

    Lori Swanson, Projects and Contracts Administration & Engineer, Michigan Department of Transportation

    Ms. Swanson will share her perspectives on our infrastructure and the future for Oakland County in our 5-year Strategic Plan. She was the lead engineer for the design and construction of Michigan’s first Diverging Diamond Interchange in Auburn Hills and many other high profi le projects in Oakland County.

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  • 18Oct
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    Making History in Detroit

    Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 6:00pm

    Rebecca Salminen Witt, JD, Chief of Development and Communications - Detroit Historical Society

    Enjoy a dynamic mix of historic and contemporary photos, highlighting the ever-changing programs and exhibits at the Detroit Historical Museum and the Dossin Great Lakes Museum, as well as some of the 300,000+ artifacts in museum collections. You will enjoy traveling down memory lane and up Woodward Avenue on the Q-Line!

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  • 23Oct
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    Tiny Homes in a Big City

    Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 1:00pm

    Renowned for her “Tiny Homes” initiative, join Reverend Faith Fowler for a special presentation. She is a distinguished member of the Detroit community, serving as senior pastor at Cass Community United Methodist Church. Mitch Albom states “She is the most important currency to our city, a loving, egoless, inspiring leader who doesn’t see color, doesn’t see class, who looks at our poorest, most neglected citizens and sees only hope and opportunity”. Reverend Fowler’s book, “Tiny Homes in a Big City” looks at the American Dream. Kindly sponsored by Health Alliance Plan.

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  • 25Oct
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    A Judges's Perspective

    Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 6:00pm

    Susan Moiseev, 47th District Judge for 26 Years

    “I’ve learned a lot and I hope I’ve taught a lot,” Moiseev says of her time on the bench. Retired in 2012, she will share her experiences and thoughts on her career — from being terminated from her fi rst paralegal job to being appointed to the bench. Ms. Moiseev will also discuss the judicial system,
    campaigning for office and how to make a difference.

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  • 31Oct
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    Tricks and Treats in Art: The Macabre, Mysterious & Scandalous

    Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 1:00pm

    A Look at the Macabre, the Mysterious & the Scandalous

    Who doesn’t love a mystery or a scary story? It’s Halloween, come prepared to be frightened by looking at art, hearing about the stories told in art, and exploring art mysteries still to be solved.Art professor and historian, Wendy Evans was raised among London’s museums and has advanced degrees from Wayne State and Oxford Universities. Wendy taught Art History at WSU and is a long-time volunteer at the DIA! Kindly sponsored by Oakmont Rochester

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  • 31Oct
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    Ghostbusters: Dinner and a Classic

    Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 5:00pm

    After members of a scientific team (Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray) lose their jobs, they decide to become “ghostbusters” and wage battle with the supernatural for money. They stumble upon a doorway that will release evil on NYC. The Ghostbusters must save New York!! Rated PG 1 hours 47 minutes

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  • 9Nov
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    Medicare Part D Assistance Day

    Friday, November 9, 2018 at 10:00am

    The Area Agency on Aging 1-B is holding their annual Medicare Part D Enrollment Assistance Day at Next. Enrollment can take up to an hour per person. A letter confirming appointments and detailing what to bring will be sent to you. At your appointment, a counselor meets with you to determine the best option. Please call 800-852-7795 to register for an appointment. Call early to reserve your time as appointments fill quickly.

  • 31 Dec
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    We are grateful for our partnerships!! Without sponsor support, Next could not meet the growing needs of our 50-plus community.

    From programming, to transportation and support services, we appreciate your assistance!!

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