Enrichment

  • 20 Feb
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    Coin Club

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

    Coin Club

  • 5 Feb
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    Stamp Club

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

    Stamp club.

  • 23 Jan
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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. 

    Jan 2- Now You See Me
    Jan 9 - Philomena
    Jan 16 - Mickey Blue Eyes
    Jan 23 - Born in China
    Feb 6 - Age of Adaline
    Feb 13 - Little Women
    Feb. 20 - Soloist

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  • 17 Jan
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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.

  • 18 Jan
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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.

  • 23 Jan
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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, January 9, 16, 23, 30 from 9:30 to 11:30 am
    Wednesdays, February 6, 13, 20, 27 from 9:30 to 11:30 am

    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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  • 18 Jan
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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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  • 17 Jan
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    We Love Our Sponsors!

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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!!

  • 21 Jan
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    Conversational Spanish

    Every Monday at 6:00pm-8:00pm

    Mondays, January 7, 14, 21, 28 and
    February 4, 11, 18, 25 from 6:00 from 7:00 pm

    March 4 make-up if necessary

    Join Lisa Mimmio, Spanish interpreter and teacher, as she teaches the fundamentals of Spanish. This class includes basic conversation, verb conjugation and how to communicate in Spanish while traveling. After living in Spain, Lisa has the experienceto introduce you to the Spanish language. Hola migos!!

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  • 10Jan
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    There's an App for That!

    Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 9:30am

    This offering is at capacity. Please contact the office to be added to the wait list.

    THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT: APP CHAT

    Join us for this information sharing session about the latest apps specifically designedfor seniors. Terri McCardell, Next Programming will demonstrate on an iPhone, but all users are welcome. We will discuss specific apps in each category and demonstrate as needed. This class
    requires a basic knowledge of smartphone use. Class limited to 10 people

    Games to Sharpen Your Brain - Thursday January 10th 9:30 am
    Health & Fitness - January 24 -  11:30

  • 11Jan
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    Vision Enrichment Support Group

    Friday, January 11, 2019 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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  • 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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  • 11Jan
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    Michigan Consumers Education Series

    Friday, January 11, 2019 at 1:00pm

    Please register for each session separately.

    Session 5: INVESTMENT FRAUD
    Friday, January 11 at 1:00 pm
    Learn how to recognize fraudulent investments and obtain objective facts about reverse mortgages and annuities. Also provides information on how to investigate both the seller and the product before investing.

    Session 6: HOME REPAIR & IMPROVEMENT SCAMS
    Friday, February 8 at 1:00 pm
    Fixing and improving your home can be overwhelming and expensive. This session will provide the warning signs of home repair and improvement scams — and strategies to prevent and report unscrupulous contractors from cashing in. Be cautious and be informed!.

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  • 14Jan
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    Line Dancing - New Format!

    Monday, January 14, 2019 at 10:00am

    LINE DANCING - NEW FORMAT!

    Free Demonstration
    Monday, January 7 at 10:00 am
    Christine Stewart offers this one-hour demo of her Line Dancing class this season. Each class will begin with beginner level dances and progress to more difficult dances. All levels of dancers will be able to participate each week. Christine will let you know approximately what time to arrive to class each
    week, based on your ability level.

    Lessons
    Mondays, January 14, 21, 28 and February 4, 11


    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. Check out her website at ilovemywork.com.
    Please bring a water bottle and wear comfortable shoes. We must have 5 people registered by January 10 to run this class.

    Walk-ins welcome starting January 14 for $8 per class

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  • 22 Jan
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    Coffee & Conversation: New Women's Group

    Every Tuesday at 11:00am-12:00pm

    Drop-in every Tuesday at 11:00 am

    Join us to get to know other women here at Next. This group will give women the opportunity to gather in the spirit of friendship and camaraderie. This is a fun way to connect and discuss upcoming plans, travel and anything else that might be on your mind. While you’re chatting, enjoy coffee and other light refreshments!

  • 17Jan
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    Essential Oils

    Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 11:30am

    ESSENTIAL OILS: Medicine Cabinet Makeover
    Thursday, January 17 at 11:30 am
    Take control of your family’s health naturally with safer, cheaper, and more effective healthcare alternatives. Learn about essential oil basics and create a roller to take home. Choose a roller to ease stomach aches or headaches, one to create calm, or one to support your immune system.

    ESSENTIAL OILS: Pamper Yourself Thursday,
    February 14 at 10:00 am

    Caryn Ciagne will review the basics of essential oils and share a favorite chocolate truffle treat made with essential oils. We will create a massage oil blend (choice of tranquility or energizing) and also a mini peppermint mocha lip scrub. Caryn will also share other essential oil treat recipes!

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  • 17Jan
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    Storytelling: Preserving an Art

    Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 6:00pm

    James Graham, Storyteller

    Joining us from the Detroit Association of Black Storytellers, Mr. Graham will share the importance of preserving the oral tradition of African and African American Diaspora Folklore, history, culture and heritage. Using the knowledge and wisdom from folklore and ancestral stories, enjoy a story told by a
    true storyteller.

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  • 18Jan
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    Healthy Smile, Healthy Mouth

    Friday, January 18, 2019 at 10:30am

    Brushing, flossing, and rinsing are the ABCs of oral health, but they’re only the beginning. A marvelous mouth takes more than squeezing paste out of a tube — think about prevention as the key to healthy living and keeping your mouth healthy. Professionals from Michigan Geriatric Dental Care will discuss
    typical issues in oral health as we age, causes and prevention of oral disease, and how to tell when you have a problem.

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  • 21Jan
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    Trivia Time!

    Monday, January 21, 2019 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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  • 23Jan
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    The New Tax Law: How to Make it Work For You

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 1:00pm

    How do the new tax laws affect retirees and retirement planning as well as tax liabilities? Many of the new laws are geared towards minimizing taxes — which means more money in your pocket and less paid out to Uncle Sam! Join Eric Giddings, Trifound Certifi ed Public Accountant to learn about the critical
    items that could affect you now and in the years to come.

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  • 24Jan
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    The Apollo Space Program

    Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 6:00pm

    Cliff Marko, Attorney & Historian -Formerly a docent at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum

    Mr. Marko has a passion for all things aviation and space! Join us for a walk down memory lane as we take an in-depth look at putting a man on the moon and the Apollo Moon Landing Program. As a journalist covering the Space Program from Project Apollo onward, Mr. Marko developed
    expertise in the development of the Space Program.

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  • 29Jan
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    Downsizing Workshop: Selling & Moving

    Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 1:00pm

    Join Realtor Kathi Jones-Cutler and John Green of Morse Moving to get tips from the pros on starting the moving process. They will discuss how to clear the clutter and prepare your home for the market. Learn how to pack the right way including “how to” box, wrap and label your possessions. Kindly sponsored by Kathi Jones-Cutler of Max Broock Realtors and Morse Moving.

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  • 30Jan
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    Dinner & a Classic - Funny Face

    Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 5:00pm

    Dispatched on assignment, NYC fashion photographer Dick Avery (Fred Astaire) is struck by the beauty of Jo Stockton (Audrey Hepburn), a shy bookstore employee he has photographed by accident. He believes she has the potential to be a successful model and convinces her to go to France where
    he snaps pictures of her against iconic Parisian backdrops. In the process, they fall for each other only to fi nd hurdles in their way. Generously sponsored by The Sweetest Gourmet. Not rated 1 hour 43 minutes

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  • 31Jan
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    2019 Super Bowl Tailgate

    Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 12:00pm

    Are you ready for some Football? Don your favorite team’s jersey and join us for some delicious tailgate snacks, football trivia and friendly betting on the Big Game! Then enjoy Any Given Sunday starring Al Pacino and Dennis Quaid to get in the mood for Sunday’s Super Bowl! Generously sponsored by Trifound.

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  • 31Jan
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    The Detroit Chevrolet Grand Prix

    Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 6:00pm

    CHEVROLET GRAND PRIX PRESENTED BY LEAR
    Merrill Cain, Grand Prix Spokesman

    As the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear prepares to celebrate the 30th Grand Prix in Detroit’s history in 2019, join Grand Prix Communications Director Merrill Cain as we look ahead to the May 31 through June 2 event at the Raceway at Belle Isle Park. Mr. Cain will share all the inside details about the race and some exciting new enhancements for 2019. So, start your engines and learn more about next summer’s celebration!

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  • 5Feb
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    Super Smoothies Class

    Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 5:00pm

    Learn how to blend up delicious and healthy creamy cold smoothies loaded with antioxidants! Next’s Bev Singer and iane Henninger will show you how easy it is using fresh fruit and veggies to make a yummy smoothie at home. Try samples and take home recipes.

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  • 7Feb
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    Irish Lunatics, Britian & The Insane Asylum

    Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 6:00pm

    Ireland had the fi rst state-sponsored system of public insane asylums decades before any other country in the world. Given British imperial and economic policy at the time, this development is surprising. This talk will discuss how and why this came to be, and how it profoundly infl uenced the development of mental health care, and Irish and British history.

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  • 14Feb
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    New - Non- Fiction Book Club

    Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 12:00am

    This new book club will begin meeting the second Thursday of each month in February to discuss a different type of nonfiction literary work. This month, the provocative book No One Cares About Crazy People by Ron Powers has been selected.
    Register in the Next office and Baldwin Public Library will provide the book and lead this new Book Group at Next.

  • 14Feb
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    Young at Heart

    Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 12:00pm

    Let’s turn Next red for the day! Join us for a special viewing of the Academy Award winning fi lm made by Next’s own Sue Marx, Young at Heart. This fi lm affi rms that love and romance can happen at any age! Sue will be on hand to discuss the fi lm and answer questions. She will also bring some special
    “bling” to share! Following the fi lm, we will engage in some holiday fun, games and treats! Red attire is encouraged! Generously sponsored by Baldwin House.

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  • 14Feb
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    The History of the KKK in Howell, Michigan

    Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 6:00pm

    Buddy Moorehouse, former Editor of the Livingston County Press, Historian

    Learn how Howell’s reputation of being a hotbed of activity for the Ku Klux Klan dates back to Robert Miles, the former Grand Dragon of the Michigan KKK. Miles, who has been dead for 25 years, tainted Howell’s reputation. Learn what Howell has been doing to fi ght back against this unfair legacy.

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  • 19Feb
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    John Wilkes Booth and the Women Who Loved Him

    Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 1:30pm

    Ernest L. Abel, local author and emeritus professor at Wayne State University’s School of Medicine, joins us to discuss his latest book about John Wilkes Booth, President Abraham Lincoln’s assassin. This book tells of Booth’s life and the tragic stories of the many women who fell under his charismatic spell. Abel’s other works include A Finger in Lincoln’s Brain and Singing the New Nation, both refl ecting his interest in the Civil War period. Kindly sponsored by Oak Street Health.

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  • 20Feb
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    How to Protect Your Life Savings

    Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 12:00pm

    Join Collin Dickey, Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorney from the Rutkowski Law Firm, for a presentation on asset protection. Given the current global and economic situation, many people are concerned about losing their savings. Learn the most common mistakes families make and how to avoid
    them while protecting your assets. Planning for the unknown (illness, disability or even death) can protect your spouse and other family members. How to qualify for Medicaid, Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefi ts will be discussed. Join us to get answers to these important issues.

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  • 21Feb
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    Winston Churchill: War Leader

    Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 6:00pm

    Winston Churchill was one of the most influential people of the 21st Century. He has been said to have mobilized the English language and rallied the British People to stand alone against the Nazi tyranny. This discussion will cover Churchill’s entire life, but will focus on his role as a wartime leader.

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  • 26Feb
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    Heart Healthy Diet

    Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 4:30pm

    Heart-healthy eating is an important way to lower your risk for heart disease and stroke. Maggie Demock, a Registered Dietician with Beaumont Rehabilitation Centers, returns to Next to share her tips on a diet that will get the most benefi t for your heart. She will share her tips for planning, executing
    and enjoying a heart healthy diet. Join us as we learn how to implement practices during this, National Heart Awareness Month!

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  • 27Feb
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    Dinner & a Classic - It Happened One Night

    Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 5:00pm

    In Frank Capra’s acclaimed romantic comedy, spoiled heiress (Claudette Colbert), marries the scheming King Westley, leading her father to spirit her away on his yacht. After jumping ship, Ellie falls in with reporter Peter Warne (Clark Gable) who offers to reunite her with her new husband in exchange for their store. During their travels, the reporter fi nds himself falling for the feisty young heiress. Not rated 1 hour 54 minutes

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  • 28Feb
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    Ready, Set, Spell!

    Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 1:00pm

    Join us for this fun event where you’ll be asked to spell words with varying degree of difficulty. Spelling bees originated around 1850 and had their heyday in the 50’s and 60’s. We want to bring them back — to Next! So put on your thinking cap and join us for a little friendly competition reminiscent
    of days gone by.

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  • 28Feb
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    Millennials & Technology

    Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 6:00pm

    Gus Mondalek, International Affairs Expert & Religious Scholar

    Gus returns to Next for a discussion about how the Millennials and Gen-Z are impacting society, technology and politics worldwide. Learn about similarities and differences between these groups and what we can do to better understand and improve communication with these very important next generations!

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