15 MayNext Meeting
Coin ClubEvery 3rd Wednesday at 7:00pm-9:00pm
7 MayNext Meeting
Stamp ClubEvery 1st & 3rd Tuesday at 7:00pm-9:00pm
24 AprNext Meeting
Wednesday Night @ The MoviesEvery 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.
March 6 - 78/62
March 13 - The First Man
March 20 - Keeping Up with the Jones
March 27 - A Hard Day’s Night
April 3 - Grey Gardens
April 10 - Woman in Gold
April 17 - The Journey is the Destination
April 24 - Moulin Rouge
18 AprNext Meeting
Writer’s CornerEvery 1st & 3rd Thursday at 9:30am-11:00am
Thursdays, March 7, 21 and April 4, 18 from 9:30 to 11:00 am
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.
19 AprNext Meeting
Current Events Discussion GroupEvery 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.
24 AprNext Meeting
Men's BreakfastEvery 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
18 AprNext Meeting
We Love Our Sponsors!Every (all day)
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!!
23 AprNext Meeting
Coffee & Conversation: New Women's GroupEvery 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!
Line Dancing - New Format!Monday, March 4, 2019 at 10:00am
LINE DANCING - NEW FORMAT!
Series 1: May 6, 13, 20 and June 3
Series 2: June 10, 17, 24 and July 1
Cost 4-week series: $28 members / $33 non-members
Series 2: April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Cost 5-week series: $35 members / $40 non-members
Walk-ins welcome for $8 per class
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.
Bridge LessonsWednesday, March 13, 2019 at 9:30am
Beginner and Intermediate player are welcome.
March series: Wednesdays, March 13, 20, 27 and April 3
April series: April 10, 17, 24 and May 1
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.
New Member CoffeeThursday, April 18, 2019 at 1:00pm
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.
When I'm Ninety-Four: The Civic Implications of Aging in PlaceThursday, April 18, 2019 at 6:00pm
Robin Boyle, Retired Professor of Urban Studies & Planning, Wayne State University & Birmingham Planning Commission Member
Setting the “aging of America” into a national and international context, Professor Boyle’s talk will focus on the civic implications of aging in place — and will examine those that will shape urban society in the coming decades: security and insecurity, mobility and immobility, adapting the home, technology and income. Sponsored by Stuart Jeffares of the Jeffares Group of Max Broock.
H.O.P.E. What You Eat MattersMonday, April 22, 2019 at 6:00pm
H.O.P.E. is a life-changing documentary — uncovering and revealing the effects of our typical Western diet on our health, the environment and animals. It has a clear message: By changing our eating habits, we can change the world! This film is part of a larger project to promote health through a plant based diet.
Chinese Medicine for the Western MindTuesday, April 23, 2019 at 11:30am
According to the World Health Organization, acupuncture has been proven to be an effective treatment for several health conditions. Why, then, do people hesitate to seek out Chinese medicine for their health concerns? Licensed Acupuncturist, Robert Simon, will explore how Chinese medicine works
from a Western perspective. He will demystify many of its techniques and concepts, showing that acupuncture is a deeply physiological and neurological medicine. Sponsored by the Bank of Ann Arbor
Wildflower Seed BombsTuesday, April 23, 2019 at 1:00pm
In honor of Earth Day, join Next’s own Jolee Hentgen in assembling wildfl ower seed bombs. These little balls of life are meant to help build ecosystems. Even if you aren’t quite the green-thumb, with a little water, flowers will begin to grow wherever you place (toss) your seed bomb. Let’s liven things up, from a vacant lot, to your own backyard and beautify our surroundings. They also make lovely gifts for friends and loved ones!
Dinner & a Classic - Moulin RougeWednesday, April 24, 2019 at 5:00pm
This offering is currently at capacity. Please contact the office to be added to the wait list.
Enjoy an exquisite biopic of Toulouse-Lautrec, the crippled painter whose work perfectly captured the spirit of bohemian Paris in the 1890s. Portrayed as an embittered loner, he is tormented by his doomed relationships with prostitute Marie Charlet and sympathetic model, Myriamme. Directed and
produced by John Huston, this 1952 release delves into the life of this painter who chronicled the Parisian belle époque and features well-known actor, Zsa Zsa Gabor. Not Rated 1 hour 59 minutes
Road Wise Review for Mature OperatorsThursday, April 25, 2019 at 10:00am
AAA of Michigan presents this program as a quick refresher on driving defensively for experienced drivers. You will learn techniques and tips to help compensate for changing vision, reflexes and response time. Topics include adjusting speed, margin of safety, seeing/communicating, and driving emergencies. Several interactive activities will be used, including CarFit, AAA’s individualized 16-point safety check list in YOUR OWN car. Increase your confi dence behind the wheel with this informative, interactive experience!
An Amazing Musical Revue!Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 6:00pm
This event is at capacity. Please call the office to be added to the wait list.
AN AMAZING MUSICAL REVUE
Chris Ayotte, entertainer and celebrity impersonator is an international award winning celebrity impressionist! He has entertained at a variety of venues across the country with his distinct voice and fun-loving style of comedy. Chris is especially recognized for his vocal likeness to Elvis and for his ability to re-create many celebrities! Those who have heard Chris call him “one of the best!” Sponsored by Stuart Jeffares of the Jeffares Group of Max Broock.
Next Bike Groups _Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 5:30pm
Kick-Off Meeting - Tuesday, April 30 at 5:30 pm
Join us as we kick-off the new cycling season at Next! You will meet fellow riders and hear about the exciting additions to these weekly rides.
Next Slow Roll Bike Group
Every Tuesday night beginning May 7 at 5:30 pm
This group will travel through quiet, relatively flat neighborhoods and avoid traffic on main roads. Questions? Join us at the kickoff meeting or contact Terri McCardell, Next Program Planner, at 248-203-5280 or email@example.com.
Next Advanced Bike Group
Every Thursday, beginning May 16 at 1:00 pm
This group will take more advanced rides that will run on local main streets in adjacent neighborhoods. The pace of this group will be approximately 12-15 mph with a starting distance of 20 miles. Questions? Join us at the kickoff meeting or contact chief biker Israel Olivarez at SRAEL.OLIVAREZ@comcast.net or (517) 803-8161.
A Tribute to Vincent Price, by his Daughter Victoria PriceTuesday, April 30, 2019 at 6:00pm
A TRIBUTE TO VINCENT PRICE, BY HIS DAUGHTER VICTORIA PRICE
Since his death in 1993, Vincent Price’s legacy as a Hollywood legend has only grown in stature. As an actor in such unforgettable horror films as House of Wax, The Fly, and House on Haunted Hill, in classic movies such as Laura and The Song of Bernadette, on popular TV shows such as Batman and The Brady Bunch; as a star on the Broadway stage, and as the voice of The Saint on the radio; His lengthy and distinguished career spanned 65 years.
In this intimate and insightful talk about Vincent Price, the actor known as the King of Horror, his daughter and biographer, Victoria Price, shares stories and rare photos of the man behind the mask, insights about his career and co-stars. as well as their personal father/daughter relationship
Cinco de Mayo Celebration!Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 1:00pm
Join us for a special celebration as we sample this colorful, fun and history-rich holiday. Cinco de Mayo — translated “Fifth of May” — commemorates the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. In the United States, Cinco de Mayo has become a celebration of Mexican- American culture. We will enjoy food, music and a fun game of Loteria, traditional Mexican bingo. Generously sponsored by All Seasons of Birmingham.
The Detroit Chevrolet Grand PrixThursday, May 2, 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! Generously Sponsored by Stuart Jeffares - Max Brooks Realtors
Shredder Compliments of SOCCRA and NextSaturday, May 4, 2019 at 10:00pm
Shredding is intended for sensitive documents only. Junk mail and magazines/newspapers do not need to be shredded. Paper must be free of all plastic/metal bindings, covers, inserts, etc. Staples are accepted, but paper clips must be removed. Please allow time to shred your own documents. Limit 3 boxes per person.
What's Happening in Birmingham?Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 1:00pm
Learn about Birmingham’s current and planned initiatives to update the city’s Master Plan, increase parking downtown and get answers to your questions about the city. Birmingham City Manager Joe Valentine will share the latest happenings impacting the City of Birmingham, along with other interesting information about what makes Birmingham such a treasured community.
Mary Todd Lincoln: After the White HouseThursday, May 9, 2019 at 11:00am
Pam Dawson, amazing storyteller and impersonator is returning by popular demand! This time, we will learn about Mary Todd Lincoln’s life after the White House. This is a first-person presentation that will fascinate the audience by making history come alive. Kindly sponsored by Pomeroy Living.
The EU at the CrossroadsThursday, May 9, 2019 at 6:00pm
Dr. Frederic S. Pearson, Professor of Political Science, Director of Center for Peace & Conflict Studies - WSU
Somehow the European Union, one of the great peacemaking achievements in world history, finds itself in difficulty, with the pending withdrawal of Great Britain and troubling economic and social pressures throughout the 27 member organization.Dr. Pearson will review the history of the EU and its likely path for the future. Issues to consider are nationalism, immigration, economic demands and cultures, regional tensions and market and trade interests. Generously sponsored by Stuart Jeffares -Max Broock Realtors
Costume Jewelry Sale!Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 10:00pm
Fellow members have cleaned out their jewelry boxes and now it’s time to see what treasures you can find! Rings, necklaces, earrings, brooches, bracelets and pins have been donated and will be for sale, with all proceeds to benefit Next.Donations are still needed, so please bring yours to the Next
office! Unsold pieces will be used in an upcoming creative class on repurposing jewelry to be scheduled next fall.
State Representative Mari ManoogianFriday, May 10, 2019 at 10:00am
Join us for a conversation with newly elected Representative Mari Manoogian. We will learn about what is happening in Lansing, and you will have the opportunity to let her know which issues are important to you. This is meant to be an intimate experience. As such, space is extremely limited. Please register early. If we are at capacity, no walk-ins will be permitted
Trivia Time!Monday, May 13, 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
Healthy Bones & JointsWednesday, May 15, 2019 at 11:30am
Dr. Bruce Henderson, Orthopedic Surgeon from St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, will introduce us to the program at the Bone Health and Lifetime Wellness Center. This innovative program combines the very latest knowledge of both conventional and complementary medicine to improve bone health, while at
the same time making major improvements in overall health, longevity, and wellness! Generously sponsored by The Bank of Ann Arbor.
The Artistic Intimacy of FlowersTuesday, May 21, 2019 at 1:00pm
Laurie Tennent, will share her incredible works of botanical art. Laurie, who work on exhibit in and around Michigan, the United States and the world. It has been said that “...the viewer of Laurie’s work become immersed within the intriguing world of plant anatomy.” Photographers, gardeners and lovers of nature will not want to miss this program
The DEA : Current Drug Use TrendsThursday, May 23, 2019 at 6:00pm
Rich Isaacson, Community Outreach Specialist, DEA
Mr. Isaacson will provide an overview of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and introduce the DEA as a community resource for drug education information. The presentation will also detail the current opioid epidemic afflicting the United States, including fentanyl-related issues. Other drug issues to be covered will include prescription drugs (other than opioids), growth in cocaine use, marijuana and THC current issues, vaping and Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS). Generously sponsored by Stuart Jeffares - max Brook Realtors.
History of the BeetlesTuesday, May 28, 2019 at 12:30pm
Henry Feinberg, Music Historian will focus on how The Beatles transformed themselves from an unknown Liverpool band into the most popular rock group of all time. He’ll explore their early days in the late 50s up until their breakup in 1970. Listen to their hits and discuss what made them so unique. If you’re a fan, then this lecture is for you! Kindly sponsored by Samaritas Senior Living of Bloomfield Hills.
Let's Go Green @ Franklin Village OfficesThursday, May 30, 2019 at 12:00pm
The environment is the basis of the web of life — and a healthy environment can only be assured through environmentally knowledgeable citizens acting responsibly. “Let’s Go Green” is a powerful Environmental Awareness Presentation that adapts to all ages and defines current environmental issues. Join us as we take Next “on the road” to Franklin. This program will be held at 32325 Franklin Road in Franklin.Location: 32325 Franklin Road in Franklin.
Russia: An International PerspectiveThursday, May 30, 2019 at 6:00pm
Gus Mondalek, International Affairs Expert & Religious Scholar
Russia, the largest country on earth, has emerged from post-Soviet economic and political turmoil to reassert itself as a world power. Putin, in power since 2000, has adopted a stridently nationalist course in the international community. Gus will discuss Russia’s new partnerships and alliances, and
focus on the country’s international strategy moving forward. Generously Sponsored by Stuart Jeffares - Max Brook Realtors
Greenfield Elementary Students Coming to Next!Friday, May 31, 2019 at 11:45am
Join us as Greenﬁeld Elementary School students are matched with Next members to participate in all sorts of activities including a BBQ lunch! We are building on last year’s great event that so many of our members enjoyed! What a great opportunity to get to know some students and hear their thoughts, ideas and laughter! This is a win-win situation — for you and for our inter-gen partners! Please sign up in the office.
Wartime Music That Inspired a NationThursday, June 6, 2019 at 12:30pm
To honor the 75th anniversary of D-Day, Music Historian Stu Johnson will share songs that played a significant role during the war years. He will describe the importance of music to our nation and the soldiers that fought for us. Enjoy a sentimental and patriotic review of some of our most beloved tunes of the 1940s. Generously sponsored by Health Alliance Plan.
And later in the day, join us for the Speaker Series lecture at 6:00 on the historical perspectives of D-Day.
D-Day : June 6, 1944Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 6:00pm
Join us as Professor Bruce Zellers, B.A., M.A., from Oakland University, gives us insight into this historic event. Defeating Germany involved the interests of the great powers — the Soviet Union desperately needed relief, Great Britain focused on the future of the empire, and the United States concentrated on postwar leadership. Everything came together on that fateful day. Generously sponsored by Stuart Jeffares - Max Broock Realtors
Michigan National ParksThursday, June 6, 2019 at 6:00pm
Jami Keegan, Community Educator, National Park Services The National Park Service operates five parks in Michigan that attract more than 2.5 million visitors each year.
Ms. Keegan will discuss the rich history of the River Raisin Park which commemorates the War of 1812 and the formation of the State of Michigan. The rally cry “Remember the Raisin” spurred U.S. support for the rest of the War of 1812. As the Park celebrates its 10th anniversary, learn future plans for its development.
7 JunNext Meeting
Hot Dog Fridays!Every at 12:00pm-1:00pm
All summer long, weather permitting, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm we will be grilling up hot-dogs in our courtyard.The hot dogs are all-beef dogs, and they come with chips and a drink. There’s no cost for this, it’s just our way of thanking you, our fantastic members, for making Next,
the wonderful place it is.Feel free to bring a dish to pass if you would like!
2019 Golf Classic to Benefit NextMonday, June 10, 2019 at 1:00pm
2018 Golf Classic to Benefit Next will be held June10th at Lincoln Hills. Registration begins at 1:00 pm along with a preview of the amazing silent auction and the putting contest. Nine hole shotgun start with 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 in the club house where the silent auction will be open for bidding - Look for rounds of golf at highly sought after area courses such as Oakland Hills South Course, Pine Lake Country Club, restaurant certificates and items perfect for father’s day. Dinner will be served under the pavilion at the top of the course when contest winners are announced!
Thank you to our 2019 Tournament Sponsor : Thorton and Grooms and to our growing list of 2019 Golf Classic sponsors:
The Somerset Collection
Samaritas Senior Living
Desmond & Sons
Blue Cross & Blue Shield
The Bladwin House
The Brice Group Morgan Stanley
Affordable Home Care
Assured Nursing Services
Henry Ford Village
Dr. Zamler DDS
The Law Firm of Pugh Moak
Hinderliter Hearing Services
Self Awareness & Self Defense with The Birmingham PoliceTuesday, June 11, 2019 at 1:00pm
Join Officer Pederson for this 2-hour, interactive class focusing on safety in all aspects of life. You will learn the value of awareness and how that alone will increase your chances of survival and prevent you from becoming a victim. We will discuss current issues including ever-evolving cyber and
financial crimes, phone scams, common crimes in our area, target-hardening your home, real-life “what-if” scenarios, tips for surviving a critical incident or active shooter event, and hands-on conflict resolution tactics. The physical tactic portion is optional and one can learn just by observing. Basic,
street smart survival skills will be presented in a safe training environment at a pace at which all ages can participate! Class size is limited to 14 people, so register early!
Spectrum of Long-Term CareThursday, June 13, 2019 at 12:00pm
You’ve no doubt heard about independent and assisted living, but there are many other long-term care options available. Collin Dickey, Attorney from Rutkowski Law Firm, will provide an introduction to these options. He will discuss the differences and provide insight into legal and financial implications of various options. Learn how to make an informed decision when the time comes. Generously sponsored by the Rutkowski Law Firm.
Michigan Modern: An Architectural LegacyWednesday, June 19, 2019 at 12:00pm
This beautiful book takes readers on a privileged tour of iconic buildings and interiors designed by some of the world’s most renowned and celebrated architects and interior designers. One breathtaking view after another invites readers to enter what are often private realms not open to the public to explore the innovative and often breathtaking designs. Author Brian D. Conway and photographer James Haefner join us to discuss the vibrant design culture that thrives to this day in Michigan.
Current Factors Affecting the Middle EastThursday, June 20, 2019 at 6:00pm
Gus Mondalek, International Affairs Expert & Religious Scholar
The Middle East region is in a constant state of change. Israel is facing unprecedented political shifts that impact the entire area — and the security threat in the Middle East continues to remain volatile with the resurgence of ISIS and Al-Quada in Syria. Join us as Middle East expert Gus Mondalek helps us make sense of this complicated and fluid situation.
Sleep DisordersTuesday, June 25, 2019 at 1:00pm
Sleep problems can mean more than just feeling tired. Keith Pizzo, RPSGT, of Beaumont Sleep Evaluation Services, will discuss the cumulative effect of sleep loss and sleep disorders that can put you at risk for depression, diabetes, heart attack, hypertension, obesity and stroke. Learn what can be done to avoid problems with sleep and how existing issues can be identified and treated.
Brain NeurobicsThursday, June 27, 2019 at 11:00am
Join Kathy Housey, “Brains and Balance” instructor, for an hour of fun and challenging brain drills. There will be a focus on memory and cognitive processing speed. Apply what you have learned through her lectures in a single session! Generously sponsored by Bellbrook of Rochester.
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