April 30th 2016 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Groves Auditorium
Join thought leaders from around the region for this collaborative event that brings discussion, learning and focus to Baby Boomers. Boomer Summit is a half-day event for those who are facing the excitement, and the uncertainty, of planning for retirement. Launched by Next (formerly BASCC), The Principal Shopping District, The Baldwin Library and the City of Birmingham, the first ever Boomer Summit will bring people together for meaningful presentations on a range of topics that directly impact what matters most to Baby Boomers.
Join other Boomers for a fast paced and high-energy program filled with recognized experts on:
- Wellness - Staying healthy and fit
- Travel for leisure and adventure
- Encore careers including entrepreneurship
- Enriching your life through volunteering
- Managing Your Money after 50
- Maintaining healthy relationships and staying connected
- The benefits of staying creative
A Vendor Fair starts the day with local businesses, life-long learning programs and non-profits focused on amenities, services and resources available to Baby Boomers.
Fee: $10. Register
Boomer Summit Next Steps
Ongoing digital communications, events, and programs are planned to continue to engage Baby Boomers after the launch event in May.
Active adults have enjoyed the programs and support services offered at Next for over 37 years. We continue to evolve to meet the diverse interests of today's residents over the age of 50. We offer more programming to stimulate your mind, ignite a passion, strengthen your body and explore new destinations. Check out our current newsletter to see a huge variety of all we offer to keep you active and connected!
Next also offers support services that focus on allowing older adults to live independently and age in place. The support service department provides information and referrals, transportation services, nutritional support and much, much more. Ask anything – we are here to help!
Thank you for taking a look inside Next. Here you can find out how to become a member and the benefits to membership, check the calendar for activities at the center, or contact us with questions or comments. Welcome, come on inside, and see why Next is Your Place to Stay Active & Connected.
Sign up today to participate in enrichment activities, cards and games, computer classes, and much more. Other opportunities are available at discounted prices such as health and fitness classes and travel opportunities. Sign up on line, call or visit Next to become a member, register for classes, or to sign up for events and trips.
Stop by for a tour or spend a day with us, we’re sure that you will agree this is a great place to be!
2016-2017 Membership Dues
For those residing in our Participating Communities (Bingham Farms, Beverly Hills, Birmingham, and Franklin)
- $45 Single Membership
- $60 Family Membership
For those residing outside of our Participating Communities
- $60 Single Membership
- $75 Family Membership
Area businesses offer special discounts to Next members. Stop by the office to pick up the discount card along with the list of participating businesses.
“It Pays to Belong” Membership Reward Program
|Alpha Lifestyle Center of Birmingham||1010 Bowers St. Suite B||$50 off laser therapy to quit smoking|
|American Currency Exchange||344 N. Old Woodward Ste. 100||$5.00 fee waived|
|Amy’s Hallmark||665 S. Adams||15% on Tuesday for 62+|
|Artloft||123 W. Maple Rd||15%|
|Back In Time International||227 S. Old Woodward Avenue||20% watch bands/bat/repairs – free verbal appraisals|
|Birmingham Bloomfield Credit Union||576 E. Lincoln||Free Spirits Program additional info with card|
|Bloomfield Sports Shop||3594 W. Maple||10%|
|Cranbrook Car Care Inc.||2483 West Maple Road||10%|
|David Wachler & Sons Jewelers||100 S. Old Woodward Ave.||10% – 1 item appraised for free|
|Departure Travel Management LLC||344 N. Old Woodward||
$500 per couple discount on Oceania Cruise
$100 worth of travel products w/ cruise or tour pkg
|Farrell Reis Hairdressers Inc.||544 N. Old Woodward||20% discount cash or check|
|Independent Bank||32800 Southfield Road||Free first order of checks at account opening|
|Knitting Room||251 E. Merrill Street||10%|
|Mills Pharmacy & Apothecary||1744 West Maple Rd||10% non-prescription items|
|Nature’s Touch Flowers & Gifts, LLC||2527 Maple||15%|
|Premier Pet Supply||31215 Southfield Rd.||10%|
|Synergies Tech, LLC||30122 Woodward Ave.||10%|
|The UPS Store||29488 Woodward Royal Oak||10% excluding stamps & metered mail; 5% off shipping; 15% off boxes, packing material & service to ship; 15% off copies|
|Village Coney||653 S. Adams||10%|
|Wachler Estate Collection||100 S. Old Woodward Ave.||10% Free evaluation for selling|
2121 Midvale Street
Birmingham, MI 48009-1509
Hours of Operation
Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 8::00 p.m.
Friday 8:00- 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Kathleen Tillson E-mail: Ktillson@birmingham.k12.mi.us
Sara Callendar E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Bev Singer E - mial email@example.com
Support Service Provider
Jeanne Nance E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sandi Cassar E-mail: email@example.com
Next Board Members
- Ed Pugh – President
- Greg Burry – Vice President
- Kathi Jones Cutler – Secretary
- Paul Buckles, Treasurer
- Bob Borgon – Past President
- Don Brundirks
- Melody Bryant
- Sandy Debicki
- Stuart Jeffares
- Alice Lazotte
- Elaine McLain
- Jay Reynolds
- Gordon Rinschler
- Lori Soifer
- David Underdown
- W. Douglas Weaver, M.D.
- Bob Borgon – Beverly Hills
- Patti Bordman – Birmingham
- Cris Braun – Executive Director
- Marcia Wilkinson – Director of Community Relations
Sponsorship is a great way for any business to support valuable organizations in the community like Next. We accept sponsorships for classes, programs, newsletters,and activities, but we also rely on sponsors for our fundraising events, such as the Next Golf Classic, the Health Expo and Flu Shot Clinic and the Antique Appraisal event. Sponsors enjoy wide spread publicity at events like these as they are often covered by local media, not to mention the hundreds of participants and spectators who see how your business is giving back. Sponsors are also noted in our bi-monthly newsletter, and on our website reaching thousands of community members.
There are many ways to invest in the community, why not choose one that encourages the community to invest back in you? To find out about all the exciting sponsorship opportunities call our office at 248-203-5270.
Volunteers are our most important asset. Volunteers greet visitors to the center, facilitate classes, share their experiences and help with special events.
Come be a part of Next!
The Next office is staffed primarily by volunteers who answer phones and greet the Center’s participants. Office volunteers work three and a half to four hours (morning or afternoon) one or two days a week. The office supervisor provides training to learn the phone system and office procedures.
Volunteers assist in processing office paperwork by typing letter and entering data using Windows XP. Training is provided.
Volunteers teach Next members basic and advanced computer usage in a one-on-one setting. Instructors teach three, one-hour sessions each week on a day of their choice. Instructors should have a good working knowledge of the Internet, e-mail services, and several components of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.). Familiarity with digital photography software PhotoShop(TM) or special software for the visually or physically challenged Jaws(TM) Zoomtex(TM) etc.) is helpful but not required.
Assist with special events, facilitate a class, provide entertainment, or gardening assistance.
Meals on Wheels Packers
Volunteers are needed Monday through Friday to help pack hot and cold meals for delivery to homebound seniors.
Meals on Wheels Drivers
Volunteers are needed Monday through Friday to deliver pre-packaged meals to homebound seniors. Meal delivery requires about an hour and a half. Volunteers should be able to lift 20 pounds.
WE HAVE A SPOT FOR YOU!
Whether you are volunteering to make new friends or share your skills, you will find volunteering at Next is a worthwhile experience. Call 248-203-5270 to volunteer today. We hope to see you soon!
There are many wonderful travel opportunities with Next, to destinations local and abroad. There are day trips every quarter to local places of interest and to select Detroit Symphony Orchestra Pops and Classical Concerts. In partnership with the Birmingham Community House, Next also offers their many day or extended travel opportunities to our members.
The Birmingham Next Computer Lab is free to use for members, and features 8 computers with high speed Internet access, and laser jet printer.
The lab is open Monday and Friday 9 am – 5 pm and Tuesday,Wednesday and Thursday 8:30 am – 8 pm.
Monday through Saturday with evening classes available on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
Instructors: Senior Volunteers
Fee: $5 for each one-hour appointment
Purchase discount cards and save ($20/5 lessons)
Bring in your laptop or use one of our computers to learn everything you want to know about Microsoft Word, Excel, email, accessing the Internet, and so much more. Do you have another type of technology that you want to use to its fullest, iPhone, iPad, Kindle? Our experts can show you how. Pre-payment is required. Stop by Next to pre-pay and schedule a class.
Donate Your Old Computer
Next accepts computers from 2008 or newer to be refurbished for our computer program. Please call 248.203.5270 for drop off details.
Gifted Computer Program
Do you need a computer to use at home? Donated, used and upgraded computers are available with instruction at Next. To learn more about this program call the Next office.
Links to helpful resources
Leave the Driving to Us!
Next Transportation is available for people 55 years or older and physically handicapped persons residing in Birmingham, Bingham Farms, Beverly Hills and Franklin Village. We are happy to take you to your medical appointments, shopping, lunch or the movies. Call the Next office to learn more. (248) 203-5270
Next Mini-Van Hours
8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Mini-Van Transportation Service Area
The Next service area includes Birmingham, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Franklin, and portions of Bloomfield Township, Bloomfield Hills, Troy, Southfield, Royal Oak and West Bloomfield.
The delivery area includes medical buildings at Crooks and Long Lake in Troy and medical facilities located on Northwestern Highway between 12 and 14 Mile Roads
- Requests for transportation need to be made at least 3 days in advance.
- Riders are picked up at their homes for trips to medical, dental, personal appointments, shopping, club meetings or activities at Next.
- Assistance to and from the van or help carrying packages is available. Personal assistance within the home is not provided. Drivers are not permitted to enter the home or do any lifting.
- Wheelchair riders are encouraged to have an escort if extra assistance is needed.
- All destinations must be scheduled in advance. Drivers are not permitted to make non-scheduled stops.
- Notify Next as soon as possible to cancel a trip.
- Riders should be ready and waiting in the designated pickup location at least 15 minutes before the scheduled pick up time.
Rider donation: $2 one-way or $3 round trip.
Call 248-203-5270 for further information about our Transportation Program.
Low Income Assistance
Below are some of the programs available for low income residents. Please call the Next Support Department between 9 am and 4 pm, Monday through Friday for additional program information.
Major Home Repair Loans for Birmingham Residents
- The Foundation for Birmingham Senior Residents has loans available for major home repairs which would include replacing a roof, furnace or windows. To qualify you must be a resident homeowner of the City of Birmingham and meet current income guidelines.
Minor Home Repair for Birmingham and Beverly Hills residents only
- Utilizing the funds from the Foundation for Birmingham Senior Residents and Beverly Hills Community Development Block Grant, we are able to assist low and moderate income residents with minor home repairs.
Additional Assistance to Low Income Seniors
- If you are having difficulty paying for prescription co-payments, insurance premiums, eye glasses, dental care or hearing aids please call the Support Department to see if we can assist you.
Health & Nutrition
Blood Pressure & Blood Oxygen Clinic -
- Certified volunteers are available to take your blood pressure & blood oxygen each month at Next.
Free blood pressure screenings are offered monthly the first Wednesday between 10-11 am. No appointment is necessary.
Hearing Tests & Hearing Aid Cleaning – Provided by two of Next’s community partners, all Next members are eligible for this great opportunity.
Call one of the offices listed below to make an appointment and be sure to say you are a Next member!
Birmingham Bloomfield Audiology - 248-203-9760 - 3500 W. Maple Road, Suite C, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
Zounds, Inc. - 248-792-2761- 725 S. Adams, Suite 100, Birmingham, MI 48009
Meals On Wheels
- Home delivered meals five (5) days a week. Call Emerald Foods at 248-689-0001 to enroll in this nutrition program.
- Ensure Plus is offered by the case at a discounted price. A physician’s prescription is required.
Podiatrists - Basic foot care and exams are provided by Drs. Robert Adas, DPM and Larry Wexler, DPM at Next for your convenience.
- 4th Wednesday of the month (may change due to holidays – please check the newsletter)
- 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
- Call Next to make an appointment -Appointments are appreciated, but walk-ins are welcome.
- Most services are covered by insurance. Any payments are made directly to the podiatrists directly.
Nurse on Call
- The Nurse on Call (NOC) offers information about health and related resources. Public Health nurses answer questions regarding communicable diseases, immunizations, prescription assistance, nutrition and more. Call 1-800-848-5533.
Counseling with a Licensed Social Worker
- Not sure what direction to take with an elderly parent or family member who is requiring more and more of your time? Geriatric Specialists from Oakland Family Services are available to help develop the best plan to age in place and to help with a quality aging experience. Please call 248-858-7766 ext. 200 for more information.
Next Support Services are available to our Next members and the general public. To schedule an appointment, register for a tour, or for more information about any of the services the Next Support Services Department offers, call 248-203-5270 between 9 am and 4 pm, Monday through Friday.
Ask the Attorney
Free legal counseling is available at Next with attorney, Ed Pugh, on the first Tuesday of each month from 1:00-2:00 pm. Please call Next for your complimentary 15-minute appointment at least a week in advance.
Blood Pressure Screening
- Free blood pressure screenings are offered monthly the first Wednesday between 10-11 am. No appointment is necessary.
Counseling with a Licensed Social Worker
- Have you recently experienced a loss; had to move to another home, give up driving, or are your adult children are trying to offer unwanted help? A licensed social worker from Oakland Family Services will be available to meet privately with anyone 60 and older to discuss whatever may be troubling them. Call Next for more information or contact Oakland Family Services directly at(248) 858-7766.
File of Life Cards Available
- The File of Life card provides medics with a quick medical history when a patient in unable to offer one. The card, kept in a red plastic pocket labelled “File of Life”, is held with a magnet to the outside of your refrigerator. Next has a supply of the cards, inquire in the office.
Information about Community Resources
- Who should be called for furnace repairs, delivery of prescription meds, dental support or hearing aide services? Answers to these questions and more are available Monday through Friday in the Next Support Services Office. Information and referral services are provided to seniors and their families in the following areas: general geriatric counseling, housing, in-home health care options, the Meals-on-Wheels program, prescription coverage, transportation and many other options.
Income Tax Assistance
- Trained, certified AARP volunteer counselors will complete and file state and federal tax returns from 9 am to 3 pm every Tuesday, February 4 through April 12. Appointments are preferred; drop-in visitors are served on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants are requested to bring W-2 forms, copy last year’s returns, pension, dividends, interest, social security statements with you, as well as bank direct deposit information for refund.
Medical Equipment Loans
- Short-term loans of medical equipment such as walkers, canes, wheelchairs, bath benches, assistive devices, etc. are available free of charge for Next members. There is a $20.00 per item refundable deposit or non-members. Donations of clean, usable equipment are accepted.
- A counselor is available from Area Agency on Aging 1B to answer questions about Medicare and Medicaid. Contact Haim Schlick at 248-642-1149 or firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment.
- Please stop by the Resource Center to obtain information about local businesses covering a variety of services.
Senior Housing Tours
- Tours are held monthly January through June at local housing facilities. Tour dates are listed in Senior News. Click on the “Newsletter” menu to view the current issue.
- Transportation service is available for seniors and disabled adults residing in the communities of Beverly Hills, Birmingham, Bingham Farms and Franklin to medical, dental, personal appointments, shopping or activities at Next. Transportation hours are 8:30 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Call at least three days in advance to request a ride. For reservations call (248) 203-5270. Addtional transportation options are available, please call the Suppport Service Department for more information.