Cinco de Mayo celebration and more for area seniors

The City of Farmington Hills offers these and other activities at the Costick Center, 28600 W. 11 Mile Rd. Programs and activities are sponsored by Farmington Hills Special Services Adults 50 & Better. Advance registration is required for all programs. To register for events or to obtain additional information, please call 248-473-1830. Learn more at

Healthy Eating for Successful Aging – Mondays, May 2-June 13, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

This six-week class offers tips on nutrition and how to improve heart and bone health. Work toward personal goals with help and support from other participants. No class on May 30.

Sign Language Class – Tuesdays, May 3-June 7, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

This six-week class covers the alphabet, numbers, colors, basic conversations, and more.

Cinco de Mayo – May 5, 12 p.m.-1 p.m.

Celebrate with a special Mexican fiesta, games, and music. Suggested donation of $2.75 for those 60 and over, $5 for all others.

First Friday Ballroom & Buffet – May 6, 3 p.m.-6 p.m.

Dinner and dancing with the Mike Wolverton Band. Everyone welcome, tickets available in Conway Hall. Fee is $10, $12 at the door.

Book Discussion – May 5, 1 p.m., Still Alice by Lisa Genova

Join a lively, informal book discussion on the first Thursday of each month. Paperback copies are available in advance for checkout for a fee of 50 cents/residents, $1/non-residents.

Travel Show – May 10, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Join Rybicki Tours and Bianco Tours to learn about summer and fall travel opportunities and great packages for both local and long-distance trips.

Phone, Mail and E-Scams – May 19, 10 a.m.

Learn about scams that are prevalent via phone calls, mail, email, and texts, along with steps to minimize your chance of being victimized.

Friday’s Film – May 20, 12 p.m.-3 p.m.

After lunch, enjoy the movie “Brooklyn” with popcorn, candy, and a drink. Tickets available in Conway Hall, $5 advance, $7 at the door.

Memorial Day Tribute – May 25, 10:30 a.m.

Honor your loved ones and veterans who have served our country with a tribute that includes an American Legion VFW Honor Guard flag ceremony and rifle salute. If you would like to honor someone at the event, please stop in Conway Hall during the month of May and add a leaf to our “Memorial Tree.” The commemoration will be followed by refreshments.

Health & Fitness Day – May 26, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Celebrate National Senior Health and Fitness Day with a sampler of free fitness classes, ranging from Tai Chi to strength training, plus a mini health fair, screenings, and other fun activities. Free lunch included, but you must participate in five activities to qualify.

Drivers Safety Program – May 31 and June 1, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

The AARP offers this comprehensive driver refresher course geared toward the needs of older motorists. Participants must attend both days and may be entitled to a reduction in auto insurance costs. Fee is $18 for AARP members, $23 for non-members.

Several support groups are also available at the Center for Active Adults including Caregivers, Grief and Loss, First Step Stroke, Vision Impaired, and Cancer Support. The Center also offers many clubs that meet regularly including Computer Forum, Painters Group, Photography Club, and the Red Hat Society. Call 248-473-1830 for meeting dates and times.