Enrichment

  • 21 Nov
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    Coin Club

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

    Coin Club

  • 20 Nov
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    Stamp Club

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

    Stamp club.

  • 21 Nov
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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. 

    Oct. 24 - The Greatest Showman

    Nov 7 The Hundred Foot Journey
    Nov 14 - The Producers
    Nov. 21 The Blues Brothers ** Note time change - 1:00 pm
    Nov. 28 - Laura
    Dec. 5 - My Cousin Rachel
    Dec. 12 - The Last Movie Star
    Dec. 19 The Man Who Invented Christmas

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  • 6 Dec
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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.

  • 16 Nov
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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.

  • 21 Nov
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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, November 7, 14, 21, 28 from 9:30 to 11:30 am
    Cost 4-week series: $80 member / $86 non-member

    Wednesdays, December 5, 12, and 19 from 9:30 to 11:30 am
    Cost 3-week series: $60 member / $66 non-member

    Wednesdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30
    Cost 4-week series: $80 member / $86 non-member

    Learn techniques that will improve your declarer play. Silver Life Master Jim Bloom has years of experience teaching. The book Play of the Hand in the 21st Century is required and can be purchased. Beginner and intermediate players welcome.

    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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  • 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.

    The November Book Selection : The Gunners by Rebecca Kauffman
    The December Book Selection: A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza

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  • 28Sep
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    Michigan Consumers Education Series

    Friday, September 28, 2018 at 1:00pm

    Please register for each session separately.

    Session 3: ONLINE SAFETY
    Friday, November 16 at 1:00 pm
    Learn how to protect your devices, money, and personal information while online. The session will also provide information on how to avoid common and emerging online scams.

    Session 4: PHONE, MAIL & e-SCAMS
    Friday, December 14 at 1:00 pm
    Learn the telltale signs of scams prevalent in phone calls, mail, email, and texts, along with steps to take to minimize your risk of being victimized.

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  • 16 Nov
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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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  • 6Nov
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    Matinee Movies

    Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 1:00pm

    Come spend the afternoon revisiting some “old favorites” that
    will certainly warm your heart and make you SMILE.

    Nov. 6th - Scent of a Woman
    Dec. 4th - Love Actually
    Dec. 18th - Serendipity

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  • 7Nov
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    Essential Oils

    Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 9:30am

    November 7th 9:30 am
    INTRODUCTION TO ESSENTIAL OILS:
    What are they and how do you use them?

    Caryn Ciagne will introduce you to the world of essential oils, highlighting some of the most popular and widely used oils. Learn how to add essential oil use to your daily health and wellness routines. Participants will sample oils and will have a choice to take home. Participants whoregister by October 31 are guaranteed a take home item.

    November 28th 9:30 am
    ESSENTIAL OILS FOR MOOD MANAGEMENT

    Managing emotional health has become a top concern for individuals and families. Many of us feel overwhelmed by sadness, anxiety, or stress. Others are blocked by grief, fear or anger. Essential oils can provide safe, natural support. This make and take workshop will offer suggestions for finding the right combinations to fit your needs. Register by November 14 to guarantee your take home item.

    ESSENTIAL OILS FOR THE HOLIDAYS
    Wednesday, December 12 at 9:30 am

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  • 8Nov
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    Vision Enrichment Support Group

    Thursday, November 8, 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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  • 19 Nov
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    Advanced Beginner Line Dancing

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

    Mondays, November 19, 26 and December 3, 10, 17 from 10:00 to 10:50 am

    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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  • 19Nov
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    Trivia Time!

    Monday, November 19, 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 Hospice of Michigan

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  • 20Nov
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    Miss America!

    Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 1:00pm

    Michigan’s own Kirsten Haglund served as Miss America 2008 and is an international women’s empowerment speaker and president of the Kirsten Haglund Foundation. A regular commentator on women’s health, politics, social issues and entertainment, she appears frequently on television and
    radio. Kirsten will share her passion as a tireless advocate for increased awareness of eating disorders, having overcome a battle with anorexia as a young ballet dancer. Kindly sponsored by Oak Street Health. Here she comes…

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  • 27Nov
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    Rock & Roll

    Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 12:00pm

    Rock & Roll: How it Came to Be

    Join Henry Feinberg, local musician and instructor of music at Oakland Community College, for an informative and entertaining journey through the history of Rock and Roll. From the late 1940s to the mid 1950s, you will hear many artists and all will entertain you!

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  • 28Nov
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    Laura - Dinner & a Classic

    Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 5:00pm

    In one of the most celebrated 1940s film noirs, Manhattan detective Mark McPherson (Dana Andrews) investigates the murder of Madison Avenue executive Laura Hunt (Gene Tierney) in her fashionable apartment. On the trail of her murderer, McPherson quizzes Laura’s arrogant best friend, gossip columnist Waldo Lydecker (Clifton Webb) and her comparatively mild fiancé, Shelby Carpenter (Vincent Price). As the detective grows obsessed with the case, he finds himself falling in love with the dead woman. Not rated 1 hour 28 minutes

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  • 29Nov
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    Holiday Card Making

    Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 10:00am

    Lori Rothschild from Paper Source is back! This time join Lori to create four festive Holiday cards using rubber stamps, heat embossing and glitter! Beginner and advanced crafters welcome. All materials will be provided.

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  • 29Nov
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    Detroit City Chess Club

    Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 6:00pm

    Kevin Fite, Founder, Mentor & Former Teacher

    Fite has been teaching kids how to play chess for more than a decade after founding the Detroit City Chess Club. The Chess Club is the largest chess club in the city and likely the biggest scholastic club statewide, earning national recognition. For the students, chess has opened a world of possibilities that many of them would not have otherwise.

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  • 30Nov
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    Making Meaningful Connections

    Friday, November 30, 2018 at 1:00pm

    MAKING MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON & THROUGHOUT THE YEAR!

    Kelly Scheer, Blossom Collection President
    The holidays are a joyous time of year — friends, family and so much fun, right? For many of us, the season can bring an emotional overload, anxiety, pressure and for some older adults, loneliness and isolation. Learn how to help yourself through this trying time, with laughter, love and the golden rule of friendship and community!

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  • 4Dec
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    What do Bunching, Donor Advised Funds and Minimum Disbributions Have in Common?

    Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 11:00am

    Presented by Ed Pugh, Attorney with over of estate planning experience, and Rob MacGregor, Leave a Legacy Southeast Michigan

    Charitable giving is its own reward, but reaping the tax benefits is a nice perk! This seminar will help you understand how to maximize the tax benefits of charitable giving in light of the 2018 tax reform changes. For charitable donors who aren’t ready to let go of previous tax advantages, there are
    still several ways around the new rules. Learn about “bunching”, donor advised funds, charitable gift annuities, or required minimum distributions from an IRA. These are just a few of the more common options, but there are more, and each one offers opportunities and benefi ts to meet a donor’s goals.
    Join us for this informative seminar to determine which one,
    or combination, meet your needs before the end of 2018!

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  • 4Dec
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    An Evening of Holiday Music

    Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 6:30pm

    Come and enjoy a delightful evening of Christmas, Chanukah and other holiday songs to get you in a festive mood. Accomplished pianist, Carla Likich will play all the holiday favorites you know and (might) love to sing. This will be a delightful evening for all! Light refreshments will be served. Generously sponsored by All Seasons of Birmingham.

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  • 6Dec
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    Comparative World Religions

    Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 6:00pm

    Gus Mondalek, Religious Scholar & International Affairs Expert

    Gus will lead a discussion regarding the main world religions from a political, philosophical, and comparative point of view with emphasis on the Islam’s origin and history.

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  • 11Dec
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    Musical Extravaganza

    Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 1:00pm

    Enjoy an hour-long sentimental journey of music, singing, laughter and smiles with Daniel Bergen, pianist and singer. Dan’s passion for music and entertaining is evident as he performs a variety of songs, written by some of the most gifted composers from Ragtime, Pop, Broadway, Jazz, and
    the Blues. The list goes on and on. Generously sponsored by Oak Street Health.

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  • 11Dec
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    Christmas Party with the Senior Men's Club of Birmingham

    Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 5:30pm

    The Senior Men’s Club of Birmingham has again invited members of NEXT to join them at their Annual Christmas Dinner Dance at the San Marino Club on Big Beaver in Troy on Tuesday, December 11. The party begins at 5:30 pm with a social reception featuring an antipasto table and lasts until 10:15pm.  A cash bar is available all evening.  Dinner is at 7:00pm and includes soup, salad, your choice of Tenderloin of Beef, Chicken Parmigiana, or Baked Roughy.  Side dishes include green beans and St. Anne potatoes.  Vegetarian and gluten-free alternatives are available on request.
    The evening features Dave Tatrow & Friends, a four-piece stringed instrument group, and a vocalist to entertain us, including a salute to veterans, a sing-along of holiday favorites, and dancing to tunes you remember and love. The price is $55 per person and tickets may be purchased on the NEXT website using a credit card or in the office with a check.  Free valet parking is provided.

    This is a great opportunity to celebrate the holidays, greet long-time friends and make new friends.  Don’t miss it. For additional information, call Tony DiMarco at 248-643-7368.

    Location: The San Marino Club - 1685 E. Big Beaver Road, Troy
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  • 12Dec
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    Essentials Oils for the Holidays!

    Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 9:30am

    Registration required by Monday, December 3 to guarantee your take home items.

    Join us for this fun-filled workshop making simple gifts to share during the holidays. Included will be bath salts, body scrub, room/car fresheners and more. We will make three simple gifts and teach participants how to make more at home.

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  • 12Dec
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    Holiday Potluck!

    Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 12:00pm

    Members Only - Registration REQUIRED by Monday, December 3

    Please join us for a potluck meal to celebrate the season! Prepare a dish to share with your fellow Next members. International and holiday favorites are encouraged, but not necessary. You must bring a homemade dish for 8 people (main dish, side dish or dessert) to participate. Entertainment
    provided by Greenfield Elementary School Honors
    Choir, directed by Mr. Jay Smith. Kindly sponsored by
    Baldwin House.

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  • 13Dec
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    Mary Todd Lincoln - The White House Years

    Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 11:00am

    Pam Dawson, amazing storyteller and impersonator is returning to Next by popular demand! This time, we will learn about Mary Todd Lincoln’s years in The White House as President Lincoln’s First Lady. This is a first person presentation that will fascinate the audience by making history come alive.
    Kindly sponsored by preplanwithus.com.

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  • 13Dec
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    Alcohol Use & Abuse

    Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 6:00pm

    ALCOHOL USE & ABUSE: A PSYCHOLOGIST’S CLINICAL VIEWPOINT
    Jordan Braciszewski, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist & Researcher

    Knowing the facts about alcohol use — particularly hazardous alcohol use — allows us to examine our own behavior and the behavior of our loved ones so that we can hopefully identify and prevent problems from occurring. His talk will focus on three major themes: the current landscape of alcohol use, the biopsychosocial model of alcohol addiction and current treatment and prevention solutions for alcohol misuse.

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  • 18Dec
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    New Member Coffee

    Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 11:00am

    If you are a new member, please join us for coffee and conversation.  Meet other new members and learn more about Next including new programs, classes, and events, off-site activities and support services.  Light refreshments provided.

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  • 18Dec
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    Christimas Traditions Around the World

    Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 6:00pm

    Michelle Feneberg is a South African who has lived in 5 countries on 4 continents. She has interviewed people all over the world about how they celebrate the Christmas holiday. Please join us as we learn of the celebrations from places in Europe, the Americas and Africa. Discover diverse
    traditions to get you in the holiday spirit! Generously sponsored by Senior Health Shop.

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  • 20Dec
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    WWII and POW Camps in Michigan

    Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 6:00pm

    Gregory Sumner, Professor, University of Detroit-Mercy

    During World War II, Michigan became a temporary home to six thousand German and Italian POWs. At a time of home front labor shortages, they picked fruit in Berrien County, harvested sugar beets in the Thumb, cut pulpwood in the UP and maintained parks and other public spaces in Detroit. The work
    programs were not fl awless and all of the prisoners were not cooperative, but many of the men established enduring friendships with their captors. Learn the stories of these detainees and the Americans who embodied our highest ideals, even amid a global war.

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  • 27Dec
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    Holiday Film Fest

    Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 1:00pm

    .Scrooged - Thursday, December 27 at 1:00 pm In this modern take on “A Christmas Carol,” Frank Cross (Bill Murray) is an executive whose ambition has driven away the love of his life. After fi ring a staff member on Christmas Eve, Frank is visited by ghosts who give him a chance to
    re-evaluate. Rated PG13 1 hour 41 minutes

    Spanglish - Friday, December 28 at 1:00 pm
    Mexican immigrant and single mother Flor Moreno (Paz Vega) finds housekeeping work with Deborah (Téa Leoni) and John Clasky (Adam Sandler), a well-off couple with two children of their own. When Flor admits she can’t handle the schedule because of her daughter, Cristina (Shelbie Bruce), they move into the Clasky home. Cultures clash and tensions run high as they struggle to share space while raising their children on their own. Rated PG13 2 hours 11 minutes

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  • 31 Dec
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    THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

    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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  • 11Jan
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    American Mah Jongg Lessons

    Friday, January 11, 2019 at 1:00pm

    Cost: 5 week series - $45 members / $50 non-members $9 materials fee paid directly to the instructor, if you need a current Mah Jongg card. Instructor Judy Shell’s Mah Jongg journey began at Next,and we are excited to welcome her back to share her “addiction” and love of the game! Judy incorporates techniques acquired in her 37 years as an educator, and teaches for beginners and those wanting a review. Learn rules of the game, how to make a hand, and how to play.
    SUMMER

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