Enrichment & Socialization

  • Women's Conversation Group

    Tuesday, May 28, 2024 | 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!

  • Spanish Conversation for Cognitive Well-being Session 3

    Wednesday, May 29, 2024 | 3:30-4:30pm

    April 17 - May 22, 3:30 to 4:30 pm 

    This course is open to students who have completed Session 2, as well as those individuals who have had some exposure to the Spanish language in the past. The class is designed to provide a stimulating and engaging environment for individuals interested in learning Spanish while promoting cognitive health. Through interactive conversation activities, this course aims to enhance mental agility, memory and linguistic skills, all while fostering social connections and cultural understanding. In this 6-week course, participants will explore daily conversational topics. Your instructor, Señora Bartlett, will guide you through various activities and exercises designed to challenge your brain, improve language proficiency and keep your cognitive abilities sharp.

    Señora Carla Bartlett is a native Spanish speaker and also fluent in Italian. She has been teaching for over 30 years at the high school and Adult Education levels. She holds a B.A. from U of M-Ann Arbor and a MASTERS Art of Teaching. 

  • Wednesday Night @ The Movies

    Wednesday, May 29, 2024 | 5:00-7:00pm

    Enjoy newly released feature films, documentaries and now classics every Wednesday eveing at 5:30 pm. 

    Full synopsis of each film can be seen here.

  • Stamp Club

    Tuesday, June 4, 2024 | 7:00-9:00pm

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

  • Calling all Jigsaw Puzzle Lovers!

    Thursday, June 13, 2024 | 11:30-12:30pm

    Teams must register by June 5 

    If you love a good jigsaw puzzle and enjoy some friendly competition, you need to grab two or three of your jigsaw-loving friends and sign up for Next’s 1st Annual Jigsaw Puzzle Tournament! Teams of two, three or four will try to complete a puzzle within one hour. The team with the greatest portion of the puzzle completed by the end of the hour, wins! If you don’t have a team, but would still like to participate, sign up; we’ll find a team for you!  

  • The Ed Black Jazz Band

    Tuesday, June 18, 2024 | 6:00-7:00pm

    Led by bass player, Dick Wiggington, this group of talented jazz musicians has played together for several years. Known for their Tuesday afternoon jam sessions at Next, they will get together to create a great sound for our listening pleasure!

  • Coin Club

    Wednesday, June 19, 2024 | 7:00-9:00pm

    Coin Club

    For information contact Robert Beuter at 248-646-9657. Coin Club will take a Summer hiatus beginning in June and will resume in the Fall.

  • An Afternoon Concert of Movie Melodies

    Thursday, June 20, 2024 | 2:00-3:00pm

    Kelly and Darryl Roenicke, Violin and Piano Duo

    Kelly and Darryl will perform many favorite film themes on the violin and piano for this family-friendly program. Come hear music from The Sound of Music, The Hobbit, Harry Potter, Schindler’s List, plus many other well-known songs. 

  • Hotdogs, Apple Pie & Friends!

    Thursday, June 27, 2024 | 12:00-1:00pm

    Let’s keep the celebration going past the Fourth of July with a red, white and blue lunch in the courtyard! Join us for a hot dog, chips and a slice of apple pie! Enjoy the sunshine and the company of fellow Next members on a lazy summer afternoon. Generously sponsored by American House Stone and Elmwood.