Daytime Speakers

Speaker presentations will be at Next with seating dictated by room size for social distancing. A few speakers will still be held on Zoom, indicated in the topic description.

  • Oakland County Mentors Plus Program

    Tuesday, May 17, 2022 | 1:00-2:00pm

    Julie Stitt, Volunteer Coordinator 

    The Mentors Plus program provides an opportunity for a caring adult volunteer to interact with a youngster as a friend and role model. By contributing a few hours each week, mentors can help guide a young person get back on the right track or support someone who is suffering from family or school difficulties.

  • Detroit's Auto Industry

    Wednesday, May 18, 2022 | 11:00-12:00pm

    HISTORY OF DETROIT with Local Historian Robert E. Sullivan

    Detroit’s Auto Industry :This presentation will center around why and how Detroit became the car capital of the world. Early automotive pioneers including Henry Ford, Ransom Olds, Horace Dodge and Walter Chrysler will be discussed. 

  • Contemporary Metalsmithing

    Thursday, May 19, 2022 | 1:00-2:00pm

    Eighteen Yuan, B.A., B.F.A., Candidate for M.F.A. in Metalsmithing - Cranbrook Academy of Art

    18 will share her expertise using copper in contemporary metalsmithing and jewelry, explaining techniques such as forming, enameling and electric forming. She will introduce great art works in metalsmithing and contemporary jewelry. 18 will also share her passion for jewelry making, and the joy she feels when she turns metal into wearable jewelry, creating a conversation with the wearer, maker and the audience. She focuses on enameling to imitate natural forms and texture as a reflection of human sentiment. Join us for this deeper look at copper as part of our study of The Women of the Copper Country

  • Michigan Animal Rescue League (MARL)

    Thursday, June 2, 2022 | 2:00-3:00pm

    Thinking about adding a furry family member to your home? Maybe adopting a rescue dog or cat? Or volunteering at a shelter? Join us as a representative from the Michigan Animal Rescue League talks about what makes MARL a Different Breed of Shelter, how to choose a rescue and the many ways people can get involved and support the animals. They will also discuss their Seniors for Seniors adopt-a-cat program.

  • Your Dental Health

    Wednesday, June 8, 2022 | 1:00-2:00pm

    Dr. Alvin Daboul, North Oaks Dental

    How does oral care affect my overall health? Can Medicare B help with dental costs? Is a dental implant right for me? These questions and more will be addressed as Dr. Daboul shares expert tips on how to keep and manage a beautiful, and healthy smile well into one's later years.

  • How to Garden with Comfort & Ease

    Thursday, June 9, 2022 | 11:00-12:00pm

    Jan Bills, Advanced Master Gardener, Entrepreneur and Author Thursday, June 9 at 11:00 am Cost: Complimentary members/ $5 guests Gardens should be our love, not our labor of love! Together we will develop a shift in perspective as we explore how to garden with comfort, ease and simplicity. Jan Bills is the author of Late Bloomer, a national speaker, certified landscape designer, advanced master gardener and entrepreneur. Kindly sponsored by American House Stone

  • Cancer Screening & Prevention

    Tuesday, June 14, 2022 | 10:30-11:30am

    We are excited to welcome Henry Ford West Bloomfield as the 2022 Health Series sponsor! Henry Ford Health System is committed to improving the health and wellness of the Michigan community by improving people’s lives through excellence in the science and art of health care and healing.

    Eliminating cancer. It’s a health challenge that our scientists are relentlessly dedicated to addressing. One of the innovative ways we approach this challenge is through early screening and prevention measures. Screening tests can help fi nd cancer at an early stage, sometimes before symptoms even appear. Join Donna Long, RN, Manager of Screening and Tumor Boards for Henry Ford Cancer Institute, as she discusses cancer prevention and screening guidelines that will help educate and protect you and your loved ones. 

  • Personal Safety Skills

    Tuesday, June 21, 2022 | 1:00-2:00pm

    Susanna Borgelt, Owner - Empower People’s Agency & Instructor, Jiu-Jitsu Self-Defense

    With a background in research in workplace harassment and as a self-defense instructor, Susanna Borgelt will focus on creating safe spaces, self-defense and conflict management. As a violence prevention and conflict management specialist, Susanna will teach strategies to stand up for yourself and others in a variety of harassment scenarios. Generously sponsored by American House Village at Bloomfield.

  • Detroit's Military History

    Wednesday, June 22, 2022 | 11:00-12:00pm

    Detroit’s Military History:Did you know that the first major battle of the War of 1812 was in the Detroit/Windsor area. Mr. Sullivan will focus on Detroit’s involvement in the War of 1812, the “Underground Railroad,” the Civil War, World War I and World War II, as well as the forts of early Detroit.

  • Books on the Brain

    Thursday, June 30, 2022 | 10:30-11:30am

    While we can't say that reading is a miracle cure, the experts agree that seniors who read regularly have less stress and anxiety, fewer instances of loneliness and depression, better sleep, and delayed cognitive decline compared to those who do not read. Join Baldwin Public Library Director Rebekah Craft to learn about the benefits of reading, assistive reading options available at the library, and some great books that will keep you wanting to turn the page. We will meet in Next’s beautiful and recently updated library.