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Upcoming Events

CAPTION PHONE EVENT
Sunday, June 11 at 11:00 am
Can’t hear on the phone?   Find out how you can qualify for a FREE Amplified Caption Phone!  Nothing to pay… EVER!   Jamie Barber, Title IV ADA Specialist with ClearCaptions (FCC Certified) will be onsite at the Ypsilanti Senior Community Center on June 11th at 11AM for an informational presentation.   He will explain how you can qualify for this federally funded service at NO COST to you.  This fun event will include a RAFFLE and REFRESHMENTS!  Feel free to view the ClearCaptions demo phone and ask Jamie any questions you may have.  If you or someone you know have any type of hearing loss, you don’t want to miss this event!  

POTLUCK
Tuesday, June 13 at 11:45 am
Join us Tuesday June 13th at 11:45am for our summer salad potluck. The center will provide a green lettuce salad and dressing. Sign up to bring side salads, desserts or contribute to the main course.  Lunch and learn about dementia basics: This session will provide participants basic understanding of what dementia is as well as examine common characteristics of aging that are not dementia related. We will look more closely at the most common forms of dementia, including Alzheimer's Disease. Bring your questions and get some answers!  

LUNCH AND LEARN
Monday, June 19 at 11:45 am
“Breaking Free from the Prison of Depression - Journey to a Healthier You”. Depression can affect every aspect of life, holding a person “hostage.” This confined mental, emotional, and physical condition prevents the ability to enjoy meaningful moments, relationships, and opportunities. This monthly support group provides a safe environment for individuals to focus on strengths, interests, and capabilities to “break out” and pursue the positive benefits to LIVE a healthier life. While on this journey, one must recognize and accept the possibility there is a capacity available to learn, grow, and change.

OUT TO EAT BRUNCH
Friday, June 23 at 11:30 am
Meet the group at 11:30 at Applebee's at 3819 Carpenter Road in Ypsilanti.  There will be a sign-up sheet at the center.

SUMMER FUN
Friday, August 4
Again this year we have been invited to the Metro Parks Senior Day Activities on Friday August 4.  They will provide a bus to and from Huron Metro Park.  The day will include a nature walk, yoga in the park, music, lunch and snacks.  All is free.  They have given us 25 spots on the bus.  If you’re interested in coming there is a registration form at the center. 

EXERCISE CLASSES AND OTHER WELLNESS EVENTS
  • Common foot disorders among the elderly include diabetic ulcers, ingrown nails, fungus, arthritis and corns and calluses. When aging adults can no longer take care of their own feet and toenails, there are steps you can take to mitigate foot problems. The foot nurse will be at the center on Tuesday, June 20th. Call Robbi Duda at 734-741-8586 to schedule an appointment. 
  • Did you know massage for the elderly have various physical and mental benefits which results in the improvement of health and general wellbeing? The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork promotes massage as a treatment for the management and prevention of agerelated diseases. Well a service is provided here at the Ypsilanti Senior Center! Norwegian Massage is available on Fridays, bi-weekly. If interested, contact Sissel Bridges at 734-340-3766 to schedule an appointment. She would love to hear from you. 
  • Ron Hough had to change his schedule. He will now be at the center on Tuesdays starting May 9th from 9am – noon. His fee is $15/ session. This is drop in but it is best to come in between noon and 1pm to start the process.

ART CLASSES
  • Do you desire to learn a new hobby, observe a class and/or include some leisure activity in your weekly schedule? Come out and visit us either on Tuesdays for Weaving with a loom, Wednesdays for the Writers Group as they commit their thoughts to paper, and/or Art Group. The summer is a perfect time to explore watercolor.  Bring in a photo of something you would like to paint!

Read the Newsletter for additional weekly programs that are offered.

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