Enrichment & Health

  • Current Events Discussion Group

    Friday, November 15, 2019 | 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.
  • Holiday Shopping at Next

    Monday, November 18, 2019 | 9:30-3:00pm

    Mark your calendars for our Annual Holiday Sale featuring one of a kind treasures, generously donated by Next members! Picture cozy knit accessories for unique gift giving. Proceeds will benefit Next.

  • Coffee & Conversation: New Women's Group

    Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | 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!

  • Men's Breakfast

    Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | 9:00-11:00am

    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
  • Next Town Hall

    Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | 1:00-2:00pm

    Please join Next staff and Board members for an informative meeting on all things Next. Listen to the chair of the Joint Senior Service Commission working to address future needs of the
    area’s 50-plus residents. Budgets, funding and programs will be addressed with plenty of time for your questions.

  • Mindfulness & Meditation

    Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | 3:00-4:30pm

    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, November 20, 2019 | 5:30-7:30pm

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

    New!! Encore screening with subtitles on the following Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 pm.

    Full synopsis of each film can be seen here.

  • Coin Club

    Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | 7:00-9:00pm

    Coin Club
  • Voice Disorders: Hoarseness, Tickles & More!

    Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 1:00-2:00pm

    Vocal clarity is important for clear communication and selfconfidence. Voice disorders affect 47% of Americans over 65. These issues can lead to concerns with overall health, frequent
    physician visits and social limitations. Dr. David P. Schleimer, board certified Otolaryngologist practicing in Bloomfield Hills, will identify problem conditions and teach voice-care strategies.
    Join in a discussion about this very important health concern and ways to maintain overall health and quality of life.

  • Podiatrists at Next

    Wednesday, November 27, 2019 | 10:00-11:30am

    Wednesday, November 27 from 10:00 to 11:30 am
    Call Next to make an appointment. 

    Drs. Robert Adas, DPM, and Larry Wexler, DPM, provide basic foot care. Most services are covered by insurance. Pay podiatrists directly. Appointments are appreciated, but walk-ins are welcome.

  • Handbell Performance - Tuesday Musicale of Greater Pontiac

    Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | 10:30-11:30am

    Established in 1923, this talented 12-member handbell choir joins us for a morning of beautiful and inspirational music! You will hear five octaves of handbells! Tuesday Musicale is a non-profit and one of the oldest continuing cultural organizations in the area supporting the community through various efforts, including delightful shows like this one. Generously sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care.

  • Stamp Club

    Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | 7:00-9:00pm

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

  • Holiday Tea Party

    Thursday, December 5, 2019 | 12:30-1:30pm

    Tea is best when experienced with friends! Please join us to celebrate the anniversary of the Boston Tea Party for this very special event featuring a variety of delicious teas, served in lovely
    teacups, accompanied by delectable sweets. This is a wonderful opportunity to relax and enjoy the holiday season. Also, enjoy an interesting documentary about Tea, presented by
    the History Channel and Modern Marvel! Generously sponsored by Arden Courts of Bingham Farms.

  • Self Awareness & Self Defense with The Birmingham Police

    Tuesday, December 10, 2019 | 1:00-2:00pm

    This offering is currrently at capacity.  Registering for this event will add you to the wait list. 

    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!

  • Senior Men's Club Holiday Party

    Tuesday, December 10, 2019 | 5:30-10:00pm

    The Senior Men’s Club of Birmingham has again invited members of NEXT to join them at their annual Holiday Dinner Dance at the San Marino Club on Big Beaver in Troy on Tuesday, December 10. 

    The party begins at 5:30 pm and lasts until 10:15 pm.  A cash bar is available all evening.  Dinner is at 7:00 pm and includes family style entrees. Vegetarian and gluten-free alternatives are available upon request.

    The evening music features Dave Tatrow & The Waifs (a four-piece stringed instrument group with a vocalist) to entertain us. Free valet parking is provided.

     For additional information, call Tony DiMarco at 248-643-7368.

    Location: San Marino Club- 1685 E. Big Beaver Road, Troy

  • Holiday Pot Luck

    Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | 12:30-2:30pm

    Registration required by Monday, December 2


    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. To participate, bring a homemade dish for 8 people (main dish, side dish or dessert). Entertainment by Greenfield Elementary School Honors Choir, directed by Mr. Jay Smith. Kindly sponsored by Baldwin House.

  • Protecting Seniors in the Modern Age

    Thursday, December 12, 2019 | 1:00-2:00pm

    Presented by Collin D. Dickey, Attorney with Rutkowski Law Firm, join us to learn about the developments in technology that have opened numerous doors for unsavory individuals looking
    to scam or harm America’s seniors. The number of financial scams targeting the 50+ community has sharply increased over the last several years. From telemarketing swindles to funeral
    fraud, learn how to protect yourself and your family from being taken advantage of. Hear what to keep an eye out for and how to guard against these scams in the future.

  • A Storytelling Christmas with Pam Dawson

    Tuesday, December 17, 2019 | 1:00-2:00pm

    You may remember her as the remarkable Mary Todd Lincoln. This time, Pam Dawson returns to Next with her dynamic Christmas program featuring many delightful stories about this special holiday. The stories she will share are not ordinary, but are meant to celebrate, entertain, and awaken the soul and imagination and brighten the holiday season! Generously sponsored by Samaritas Senior Living of Bloomfield Hills.

  • Award Winning Jazz Vocalist Sheila Landis

    Wednesday, December 18, 2019 | 12:00-1:00pm

    A regular at Detroit’s Cliff Bells, Sheila Landis has a voice that exudes vitality and excitement. One of the area’s finest vocalists, Landis has been chosen as “Outstanding Jazz Vocalist” seven times! Spirited accompaniment is provided by 7-string guitarist, Rick Matle. You are invited to sing along with one of Detroit’s most talented vocalist! Kindly sponsored by Pomeroy Living.

  • New & Prospective Member Coffee

    Wednesday, December 18, 2019 | 1:00-2:00pm

    Join us for coffee and treats to hear about all the great opportunities we offer and to learn about our website — while getting to know other new members and the Next staff!

  • Nutritional Concerns for Older Adults

    Thursday, December 19, 2019 | 1:00-2:00pm

    Lisa Lewis, Registered Dietician with St. Joe’s Mercy Hospital, will discuss the many nutritional concerns we have as we age. It’s hard to know what we should eat to meet our needs when we
    have specifi c health issues. Ideal weight, protein, sodium intake, changing taste buds and many other topics will be addressed. Lisa will offer recommendations to create a healthy nutritional plan for your lifestyle and health needs. Maintaining a healthy nutritional plan for you is a great way to stay healthy!