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  • Tai Chi at Next - New!

    Friday, September 18, 2020 | 10:00-11:30am

    Han Hoong Wang has been teaching Tai Chi for over 30 years and is the director of Michigan Yang Chengfu Tai Chi Chuan Center. She is certified as a Wushu and Tai Chi Teacher. For Ms. Wang, the pursuit of knowledge, understanding, and excellence in Tai Chi Chuan is a life-long journey. To that end, she has traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and back to China to study with the world’s top masters.

    This class will be held outside under the tent until allowed to return to the studio.

  • Limber Up

    Friday, September 18, 2020 | 10:00-11:00am

    Drop-in and take part in low-impact, modified movements, from an instructional DVD that meets individual needs for toning, strengthening and improved physical, mental, emotional and cardiovascular health. Chair and standing exercises using aerobic steps, weights, stretch bands and foam balls offering a variety of fitness options.

  • Current Events Discussion Group

    Friday, September 18, 2020 | 12:00-2:00pm

    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.
  • BINGO

    Friday, September 18, 2020 | 1:00-4:00pm

    Drop -in! Eight games of regular bingo are played. Play up to four cards at only $2 apiece. Pay upon arrival.
  • 2020 Golf Classic to Benefit Next

    Friday, September 18, 2020 | 1:00-6:00pm

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

     

    The 2020 Golf Classic to Benefit Next will be held Friday, September 18th at Springdale Golf Course. Registration begins at 1:00 pm along with a preview of the amazing silent auction and the putting contest. Nine-hole shotgun start with a cart at 2:00 pm with a scramble format complete with contests. Prizes for the first-place team, longest drive, closest to the pin, and don't miss out - the Hole in One prize is a brand new Ford Mustang compliments of The Brice Group - Morgan Stanley! Golf will be followed by drinks and appetizers where the silent auction will be open for bidding - Look for rounds of golf at area courses, restaurant certificates, one of a kind gifts and many other wonderful items! Dinner will be served when contest winners are announced! Social distancing and all CDC guidelines will be observed throughout the day.

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    Thank you to our 2020 Tournament Sponsor: Thornton & Grooms!  

    Location: Springdale Golf Course

  • New - Morning Yoga!

    Monday, September 21, 2020 | 9:00-10:00am

    NEW: MORNING SHINE YOGA with Caryn Ciagne
    Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 to 10:00 am
    Cost 10 drop-in classes: $80 members / $90 guests

    One punch card can be used in either class.


    Caryn Ciagne, Concierge Wellness Coach and owner of CC Yoga will lead these new classes. Caryn first discovered yoga as a tool to reduce stress and anxiety during her college
    years. She continues to enjoy yoga and its myriad of benefits today — and she looks forward to sharing what she has learned with you! Classes start with a complimentary session on Wednesday, September 2, where you can meet and greet with Caryn. A healthy snack will be provided. Please bring a yoga mat. There will be no charge for this session.

    Monday Yoga Strong
    Bring your light weights or water bottles for optional resistance add-ons as we strengthen in our yoga postures. Beginning with a yoga warm up and ending with a yoga cool down, we will add in strengthening moves to basic yoga postures. Suitable for all who are open to variety and challenges. Weights are optional — bring your own or borrow ours. All weights are sanitized. Please bring a yoga mat, water bottle for hydration and optional towel. Wednesday Flow A slow yet strong fl ow practice suitable for all who may be interested in expanding their yoga practice. This class will explore sun salutations, traditional standing postures, balance, seated and supine to strengthen, stretch and calm one’s presence to be ready for the day. Please bring
    a yoga mat, water for hydration, and optional towel, yoga blocks and strap.

    Wednesday Flow
    A slow yet strong fl ow practice suitable for all who may be interested in expanding their yoga practice. This class will explore sun salutations, traditional standing postures, balance, seated and supine to strengthen, stretch and calm one’s presence to be ready for the day. Please bring a yoga mat, water for hydration, and optional towel, yoga blocks and strap.

  • Knitting

    Monday, September 21, 2020 | 10:00-12:00pm

    Drop-in to enjoy lively discussions and laughs with this group. Work on your own project or use Next supplies to create items for donation to various charitable organizations in the area.
  • Line Dancing - Join the Fun!

    Monday, September 21, 2020 | 10:15-12:00pm

    LINE DANCING - NEW FORMAT!


    Walk-ins welcome. $80 for a series of 10 to be used at your convenience. Drop-in per class $10.00 each

    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.

  • Next Golf League- Springdale Course

    Monday, September 21, 2020 | 10:20-11:20am

    Join Next members for commeraderie, fresh air and lots of fun with the Next Golf Leagues. Register for one or both leagues below to participate. 

    Springdale Golf League:

    June 1 – August 31

    14 sessions

    Carts allowed for single riders, if a cart is unavailable, a rain check will be issued.

    Registration deadline May 22nd- payable by check mailed to Next or register below on-line.

    Start time: 10:20 am with groups going out in ten minute intervals.

    Cost for the 14 weeks - $ 153.00 per person

    Further information can be obtained through the league manager: 

    Jerry Mercier 248-514-2853

    Location: Springdale: 316 Strathmore Rd. Bloomfield Hills

  • Chair Yoga

    Monday, September 21, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm

    Instructor: Karen Lutz E-YRT Chair yoga offers improved flexibility, strength and balance, regardless of physical limitations or age. Incorporate breathing with gentle stretching and adaptive yoga movements while seated. Relax and ease tension through this gentle yoga practice.

  • Trivia Time under the Tent!

    Monday, September 21, 2020 | 3:00-5:00pm

    Enjoy an evening of outdoor trivia in a lively, interactive quizlike atmosphere with a professional and entertaining trivia host! Teams of four can enjoy a little friendly competition with
    a chance to win bragging rights! Generously sponsored by Lourdes Senior Community.

  • Agebusters Workout

    Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | 9:00-10:00am

    Fee: 10 Classes $60 members / $70 non-members Participants enjoy a high energy class that incorporates cardio, muscle strengthening, balance and stretching.

  • Coffee & Conversation: New Women's Group

    Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm

    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!

  • Chess at Next

    Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | 12:30-3:00pm

    Did you know Next has chess boards available in the office? You can borrow one for use in the center anytime — but on Tuesday we will be setting up the boards for drop in play in the lobby. Come and enjoy the centuries old game of kings. All boards and pieces are thoroughly sanitized after each use or for a safer option, bring your own set. 

  • Don't be Taken to the Cleaners

    Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm

    DON’T BE TAKEN TO THE CLEANERS: SCAM Prevention via Zoom

    Successful Aging through Financial Empowerment (SAFE) was created by the Wayne State University Institute of Gerontology to educate older adults about fi nancial decision making and to
    help them combat scams and identity theft. Latoya Hall, MSW, the SAFE program coordinator, will explain how predators target victims and give practical advice to avoid being scammed.
    Topics will include how to protect yourself, how to report if you have been victimized and how to recover fi nancially. Ms. Hall will give her presentation over Zoom and we will stream live at Next.

  • Slow Flow Yoga - New!

    Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | 1:00-2:05pm

    Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00- 1:50 pm Yoga Instructor, Jan Chaney will bring strength and balance into your life. Let your breath guide you through a series of postures. All levels welcome. Bring a mat, towel and water to class. This class is geared toward the physically active senior; new (or experienced) to yoga. Let your breath guide you safely through a series of traditional grounded and flowing postures. These are drop in classes- runs weekly

  • Afternoon Mat Yoga

    Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | 4:00-5:00pm

    A gentle and adaptable yoga session on the mat for beginners or those who have been practicing. Instructor Karen Lutz, E-YRT, will focus on breathing, gentle yoga moves and postures that will help improve core strength, balance and flexibility. Each session will begin and end with a few minutes of meditation. Please bring a yoga mat and water.

  • Men's Breakfast

    Wednesday, September 23, 2020 | 10:00-12:00pm

    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

  • Quilting

    Wednesday, September 23, 2020 | 10:00-2:00pm

    Novice or experienced quilters are welcome each Wednesday for this social and creative group. Participants enjoy working on individual projects and sharing ideas. Drop-in any Wednesday and join the fun.
  • Next Golf League - Lincoln Hills

    Wednesday, September 23, 2020 | 10:20-12:20pm

    Lincoln Hills Golf League:

    June 10 – August 26

    12 sessions

    Carts allowed for single riders, if a cart is unavailable, a rain check will be issued.

    Registration deadline May 22nd- payable by check mailed to Next or register below on-line.

    Start time: 10:20 am with groups going out in ten minute intervals.

    Cost for the 12 weeks - $ 134.00 per person

    Further information can be obtained through the league manager: 

    Jack Nanry 248-431-4003

    jack.nanry@gmail.com

    Location: 2666 W. 14 Mile Road

  • Mindfulness & Meditation

    Wednesday, September 23, 2020 | 2:30-3:30pm

    Wednesdays 3:00 -4:00 pm. Begin or deepen your meditation practice in a safe, welcoming environment with Karen Lutz, E-RYT. All Next members are welcome and registration is required. Attend once or as often as you like.

  • Wednesday Night @ The Movies

    Wednesday, September 23, 2020 | 5:30-7:30pm

    Enjoy newly released feature films, documentaries and now classics every Wednesday eveing at 5:30 pm. Popcorn is not provided at this time.

    Full synopsis of each film can be seen here.

     

    Please note: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Cats and Red Joan are at capacity.  Please register to be added to the wait list. 

  • Advanced Pottery Studio

    Thursday, September 24, 2020 | 9:30-12:30pm

    This group of advance potters work independently in our studio.
  • Becoming a Guardian of your Own Health

    Thursday, September 24, 2020 | 12:30-1:30pm

    In this presentation, Dr. Paul Kilgore will present tools and techniques that you can use immediately to improve your health. These tools focus on taking care of existing conditions and
    dealing with current and new health challenges. Dr. Kilgore will also provide an overview of what preventive health tools you can use now to reduce your risk of severe diseases in the future.
    Generously sponsored by Bank of Ann Arbor.

  • Earth Friendly Gardening with Compost: The Secret is the Soil!

    Thursday, September 24, 2020 | 6:00-7:00pm

    Join us outside in the Courtyard for this presentation. 

    The Thursday Evening Speaker Series is Generously Presented by Stuart Jeffares - Max Broock Realtors, Thank you!  

    Would you like your home gardens to be productive, environmentally- sustainable and attractive to pollinator insects? Lillian Dean, from Oakland County Water Authroity, will present recommended garden practices including:
    organic matter for soil health, soil nutrient testing, use of natural mulches, composting, planting for diversity and integrated pest management. Gardeners will receive a folder of printed materials and the opportunity to share tips and questions with SOCWA Master Composter volunteers.

  • Easy Felted Soap

    Tuesday, September 29, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm

    Join Program Coordinator Jolee Hentgen for an array of craft classes that just might provide you with beautiful items to use as gifts for friends and family during the holiday season.

    It’s fun and funky, unique and spectacular. Simply put Felted Soap is “Good Clean Fun”. Join Jolee in creating a trio of pretty, practical colorful soaps that are entirely your own! The wool gently exfoliates your skin eliminating the need for a loofah or wash cloth. The covering around the soap helps prolong the life of the soap, so it lasts longer. These make a fantastic gifts or stocking stuffers.

    This class has limited seating due to social dstancing guidelines. 

  • A Taxing Pandemic

    Tuesday, September 29, 2020 | 12:00-1:00pm

    This presentation is via Zoom only. 

    What does the national debt load have to do with your personal debt load? Well, they're the same. With the world changing at such a rapid pace, it’s natural to have questions and concerns
    about the right steps for fi nancial security. We invite you to join Shane Hemphill, COO and Managing Partner of TriFound Financial for a webinar to discuss taxation and what it means for your retirement and the future.

  • September Concert Series: The Windscape Trio

    Tuesday, September 29, 2020 | 6:00-7:00pm

    Join us the courtyard where this is ample room for social distancing.

    Chamber music has been described as "the Music of friends." So Next friends, please join us for a lively and varibed as “the music of friends.” So Next friends, please join us for a lively and varied chamber music concert. Jennie Spenner (flute), Lillian Dean (clarinet) and Walter Dean (bassoon) have selected pieces by both classical era and contemporary composers including
    Hadyn, Mozart, Joplin and Gottschalk. In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and the Women’s Suffrage Movement, pieces by women composers will be included. Complimentary ice cream treats provided. Kindly sponsored by Baldwin House.
     

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

    Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | 4:30-5:30pm

    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. Craig McCardell, MD, and Lorrie
    Sherwood, PT and Certifi ed Foundation Training Instructor, will cover basic spine anatomy and common injuries and treatment options, as well as injury prevention and strengthening techniques. Learn about Foundation TrainingTM, 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 the owner and Physical Therapist at North Woodward Rehabilitation in Bloomfield Hills. Sponsored by the Bank of Ann Arbor. 

  • Medicare 101

    Thursday, October 1, 2020 | 12:00-1:00pm

    This presentation will be through Zoom 

    Medicare can be complicated — even confusing — with its multiple parts and the many choices it offers. There are dates and deadlines to remember, lots of confusing terms and different
    kinds of plans. How do you cut through the clutter in your mailbox and inbox to make the right decisions? Medicare 101 is designed to help you understand the basics. Knowing what to
    do, when you need to do it and making smart choices. Medicare 101 will be presented by Loretta Mack, a certifi ed counselor with the Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP), a program sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging 1-B.

  • The Slave Across the Street

    Thursday, October 1, 2020 | 6:00-7:00pm

    The Thursday Evening Speaker Series is Generously Presented by Stuart Jeffares - Max Broock Realtors, Thank you!  

    Theresa Flores, LSW, MS - Human Trafficking Expert, Survivor & Activist

    When Ms. Flores attended Groves High School, she was drugged and raped by a male classmate. The rapist’s cousins took pictures and used those for sexual blackmail. After two years, her dad was transferred to another city and the trafficking stopped. Theresa is a survivor of and campaigner against sex trafficking and creator of Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution, a non-profit that aims to help prevent sex trafficking and support people with similar experiences. Theresa’s book, A Slave Across the Street will be available for purchase. This riveting memoir
    was listed by the Wall Street Journal and USA Today as recommended reading on the important topic of human trafficking.

  • The Perfect DIY Halloween Candy Jar!

    Tuesday, October 6, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm

    Join Program Coordinator Jolee Hentgen for an array of craft classes that just might provide you with beautiful items to use as gifts for friends and family during the holiday season.

    Candy corn, caramels, M&M’s, skittles! Pick your favorite to fi ll this festive Halloween candy jar. Join Jolee to create and design your very own, using a terra cotta pot, saucer, a glass bowl and wooden knob. Just perfect for decorating and displaying your desired Halloween treats!

    This class has limited seating to accomidate social distancing guidelines. 

  • Rosie the Riveter

    Tuesday, October 6, 2020 | 12:30-1:30pm

     At Next and on Zoom. This program may be held outdoors or have limited seating due to social distancing protocals. 

    ROSIE THE RIVETER by Claire Kitchin Dahl, Yankee Air Museum Docent & "Tribute" Rosie the Riveter

    Claire highlights the determination, creativity and bravery of the American men AND women as they prepared for and valiantly fought WW II. "We Can Do It!" became the rallying cry for
    millions of women as they showed the nation they were willing and able to fi ll workforce gaps caused by men going into the military. You will be energized and inspired. Kindly sponsored by Affordable HomeCare.

  • Stamp Club

    Tuesday, October 6, 2020 | 7:00-9:00pm

    Stamp club. 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. 

  • The World Through the Eyes of a Traveling Artist

    Thursday, October 8, 2020 | 6:00-7:00pm

    The Thursday Evening Speaker Series is Generously Presented by Stuart Jeffares - Max Broock Realtors, Thank you!  

    Julie Dawson - Artist, Author, Photographer & Traveler

    Enjoy a presentation featuring Julie’s  watercolor paintings of flowers, animals, children and kaleidoscopes. Julie tells stories from her travels to 101 countries. She also shares stories from the five children’s books and coffee table book she has written.

  • Our Majestic Great Lakes

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | 12:00-1:00pm

    This presentation will be via Zoom 

    In this presentation, best-selling author and adventurer Loreen Niewenhuis will take you to the edges of all five Great Lakes and many of the waterways connecting them. In words, photos, and video, you’ll explore the geology, hydrology, and natural history of the largest system of freshwater lakes in the world. She will also illuminate the threats to this massive ecosystem: invasive species, pollution, destruction of wetlands, and the gradual warming of the lakes. Kindly sponsored by Lourdes Senior Community

  • A Pillar in the Community, Focus: Hope

    Thursday, October 15, 2020 | 6:00-7:00pm

    The Thursday Evening Speaker Series is Generously Presented by Stuart Jeffares - Max Broock Realtors, Thank you!  

    Portia Roberson, Chief Executive Officer Ms. Roberson will discuss the nonprofit organization’s history and future as a pillar in the community. For over 50 years, Focus: HOPE has been an
    anchor institution in Detroit, offering early learning, workforce development, food programs, and community engagement initiatives. Founders Father William Cunningham and Eleanor Josaitis
    pledged in 1968 to unite a community that was sharply divided on racial and economic lines — and Focus: HOPE has been following in their footsteps toward that goal ever since. As CEO,
    Portia is focused on continuing the mission of the organization's founders — to overcome racism, poverty and injustice through intelligent and practical action — in 2020 and beyond.

  • Painting with Acrylics and Oils

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | 9:30-10:30am

    (Beginners through Advanced) 10-week class: October 20 - December 8 

    Join noted artist and instructor Karen Halpern - Procedure: Lessons will be emailed to students each week in a PowerPoint Format. Students work on the lesson in their own space, contacting Karen via emails with questions or to discuss their paintings with her. They will then email her a photo as they progress, and of their completed lesson. In that way they will be able to stay in touch. The next subject, and information to guide the work, will follow on the third week of class, and then again on the fifth class date and the seventh class. Karen will welcome questions emailed to her — and receiving photos of the paintings as they progress for guidance and helpful suggestions. This will be followed up by students sending the finished paintings thus concluding the class.

  • Photography Club

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | 10:00-11:00am

    Photography Club Meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - via Zoom

    Interested in photography as a hobby? Interested in taking better pictures? Want to learn how to fully utilize your camera, regardless of what type of camera you use? Join the Photography Club to enhance your skills, to share ideas and to enjoy each other’s company and pictures. Chuck Green will be available to “coach” members.

    For additional information contact NextPhotoClub@gmail.com

  • Pinecone Wreath

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm

    Join Program Coordinator Jolee Hentgen for an array of craft classes that just might provide you with beautiful items to use as gifts for friends and family during the holiday season.

    New season, new wreath. It's time to swap out those summery fl orals with something a little more festive and cold-weather-friendly. Because whether it's trick-or-treaters or Thanksgiving
    guests you're greeting this season, you can always count on a seasonal wreath on the front door to set the right stylish mood — or you can one hang one indoors! A pinecone wreath is the perfect festive fall decor project, not to mention really fun, easy to make, and full of natural charm! Join Jolee to create this gilded masterpiece.

    This class has limited seating in order to accomidate social dstancing. 

  • Watercolor Painting Workshop

    Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 2:00-3:00pm

    8 week class: 2:00 - pm 4:00 pm  Ocotber 21- December 9 

    Join noted artist and instructor Karen Halpern - Procedure: Each week of class a new assignment, with directions and examples, will be emailed to each student. The student will then work on the painting in their own space. They will contact Karen via email with any questions — or to show her the work in progress by photographing it and photo of the fi nished work for her comments or suggestions. The following week, a new PowerPoint lesson will be sent to the students, following the outlined procedure as above. This continues through the 8 weeks.

  • Coin Club

    Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 7:00-9:00pm

    Coin Club
  • Election Meddling

    Thursday, October 22, 2020 | 6:00-7:00pm

    The Thursday Evening Speaker Series is Generously Presented by Stuart Jeffares - Max Broock Realtors, Thank you! 

     

    Gus Mondalek, Religious & Middle East Scholar

    We have all heard about foreign influence on democratic elections, the United States included. But exactly how is this accomplished and how much impact does meddling actually have on elections? Does meddling go beyond the use of social media and clandestine alliances? Join Gus Mondalek for a closer look at Russia, China and Iran, their strategy to disrupt elections and how their efforts can undermine democratic governments here in the United States and abroad. With the 2020 election right around the corner, this is an important and timely topic. 

    This event is at capcity to view in person due to social distancing guidelines.  Please register to participate via Zoom. 

  • Michigan Policy Issues with Chad Livengood, Senior Editor Crain's Detroit

    Thursday, October 29, 2020 | 6:00-7:00pm

    The Thursday Evening Speaker Series is Generously Presented by Stuart Jeffares - Max Broock Realtors, Thank you! 

    Chad Livengood writes about public policy issues affecting Michigan’s long-term economic future. He will talk about the state of Michigan’s roads and his reporting on the tough choices
    policy makers face to prevent the further deterioration of pavement conditions. Chad has covered politics and government in Michigan for the past 8 years. Chad has also covered how
    Detroit is back on the rise after decades of economic, social and political decline. He can answer questions about a wide variety of public policy issues, including education,
    the state budget, the financial health of Michigan cities and metro Detroit regional governance issues.

     

    This event is at capcity to view in person due to social distancing guidelines.  Please register to participate via Zoom. 

  • Costume Jewelry Sale!

    Monday, March 29, 2021 | 10:00-11:00am

    Time to clean out your jewelry box! Donate your costume jewelry to the Next office — and it will be part of the 2nd Annual Next Costume Jewelry Sale! We welcome all types
    of jewelry: rings, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, pins and brooches! All proceeds will benefi t Next! Remember — one person’s donation is another person’s treasure!