Charlevoix County Commission on Aging invites the Community to the 39th Annual Senior Picnic and Health Expo
The Charlevoix County Commission on Aging invites the entire community to the 39th Charlevoix County Senior Picnic & Health Expo being held on August 14, 2018 at the Harvest Barn Church in East Jordan. Picnic tickets are currently on sale and you must have a ticket to attend. Tickets are being sold through the Commission on Aging Office, at the Charlevoix, East Jordan, and Boyne City Senior Centers and if there are tickets available, they will be sold at the door the day of the picnic. Tickets are the same price as last year at $5.00 for a Senior (60+), and $8.00 for a Non-senior.
This year has a Hawaiian theme so join the COA staff in dressing in your very best and most fun Hawaiian shirts, sunglasses, sun hats and Hawaiian Lai. Doors open at 9am so come early and enjoy the musical entertainment of John Slough beginning at 10am. We are excited to share that we have over 27 vendors this year for the Health Expo and prizes to compliment the fun and are grateful to have the Boyne City Rotary and East Jordan Lions once again cooking their FAMOUS Grilled Chicken to complement our amazing COA cook’s creations! The Grand Door Prize is a $250 Visa Gift Card and your picnic ticket automatically puts you in the running to win.
Rides can be coordinated through Charlevoix County Transit and are provided by some of the local nursing home and assisted living facilities.
For more information please feel free to contact Theresa at the Charlevoix County Commission on Aging at (231) 237-0103.
Older Adults (Age 60 and older) – LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!
Community organizations in northwest Michigan would like to know what is important to you as you age. Please take a moment to complete this survey online!
Paper surveys are being distributed widely throughout the 10 counties of northwest Michigan: Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee and Wexford.
Please contact your local Commissionon Aging 231- 237-0103, or the Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Michigan at 1-800-442-1713 to be directed to a survey distribution location and to answer any questions you may have.
Thank you for helping your community better serve older adults!
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The Commission on Aging’s “Platinum Golf Club” is specifically for our 60 years and older community. We are working in collaboration with the historical City of Charlevoix Municipal Golf Course, one of the oldest courses in the North. We invite our area aging to walk with the legends each Wednesday, beginning June 6, 2018 until the course closes for the season.
To become part of the “Club” is easy, you just need to sign up a at the City of Charlevoix Municipal Golf Course. The “Platinum Golf Club” membership will get you 9 holes of golf for $10.00 with a tee time between 9am-10am which will qualify you for a free meal at any of the Charlevoix County Senior Centers that day. Though the early tee times qualify members for the free meal, the “Club” members can utilize the course at any time that day but are encouraged to schedule tee times. Seniors are also encouraged to schedule and utilize the free transportation by Charlevoix County Transit these days.
There will be special incentives to sign up for the “Club” on June 6, but you can become a member at any time during the season. There will also be other periodic bonuses and incentives for regular participation. All ages in the community are welcome to golf with our “Club” members, but they would not be entitled to the “Club” privileges and incentives.
The Charlevoix County Commission on Aging in collaboration with the City of Charlevoix Recreation Department are offering an Introduction to the game of Pickleball specifically for our aging community 60 years and older!
Who: City of Charlevoix/COA
What: Free Clinic open to all but geared towards 60 yrs and above!
Where: Elm Street Tennis Courts - 127 Elm Street, Charlevoix, MI 49720
Why: Because it's FUN!
When: Friday, June 8, 2018 from 10-12 pm
- Pickleball is the currently the fastest growing sport/activity in North America, especially with the senior crowd. Come by and find out what it’s all about
- Demonstration & Presentation provided by Dave Gallinat from the Little Traverse Bay Area Pickleball Players
- All equipment will be provided for your use, free of charge
"Silver Screen Movie Club" - New February 2018!
The Charlevoix County Commission on Aging in collaboration with the Charlevoix Cinema III and Charlevoix County Transit present "The Silver Screen Movie Club" specifically for our aging community 60 years and older!
Who: Our aging community 60 years and older!
What: Lunch, Transportation, Discounted Movie Ticket and Refreshments
Where: Charlevoix Cinema III, Charlevoix
Why: Because it's FUN!
When: Every 2nd Tuesday of the month!
Specifics: Purchase lunch at your local Charlevoix County Senior Center and get a Silver Screen Movie Club Ticket for that day. This allow you to purchase a movie ticket at the cinema for $4.00 and will include a small bag of popcorn and a small drink. You will have a choice of any of the movies curently being shown at the Charlevoix Cinema III on that day at 2p. Charlevoix County Transit will provide rides to Charlevoix Cinema II from your senior center and then after the movie back to your senior center for Free.
All of our aging community is invited to attend the movies that day, so if you choose not to have lunch with us or are just unable to that day, catch a ride from your local senior center or go to the Charlevoix Cinema III on your and your movie ticket is $5.oo.
Silver Screen Movie Club Flyer Link
Travel Club 2018 - Monthly October - September
June Event: A Tour of the Shetler Family Dairy in Kalkaska & Shopping at the Cherry Street Market. Trip dates are June 6, 2018 from Boyne City and June 13, 2018 from Charlevoix & East Jordan cost is $7.00. Space is limited so seniors (60 & over) please sign up at your senior center site. We will leave the centers at 12/12:30pm and return in time fot he Wednesday Night Dinner at the Senior Centers. Please sign up for the Boyne City trip by Monday June 4, 2018 and for Charlevoix and East Jordan by Monday June 11, 2018.
May Event: A Tour of the Pellston Brave Heart Estate and the State Fish Hatchery in Oden. Trip date is May 30, 2018 and cost is $2.00. Space is limited so seniors (60 & over) please sign up at your senior center site. We will leave the centers at 12:30pm and return in time fot he Wednesday Night Dinner at the Senior Centers. Please sign up by Friday, May 25, 2018.
April Event: An evening at the Crooked Tree Arts Theater! August: Osage County on April 17, 2018 for the 8pm performance. This will be a 2 hour performance with intermission. This is a FREE evening of entertaiment for Charlevoix County residents 60 years and older. You MUST sign up at the Senior Centers by Friday, April 13, 2018 so that we have a ticket count. Times for Transit will be posted the Monday before the performance. April Travel Club Flyer Link
March Event: A Resle Shopping Trip to Petoskey and we will be going to Kentucky Fried Chicken for lunch. Travel dates are March 21st, 23rd and 27th. Space is limited so seniors (60 & over) please check the date for your center and sign up at your senior center site. We will leave the centers at 9am and return approximately 3-4Pm. Cost for the trip is $2.00 and your own lunch money. Please sign up by March 16, 2018. March Travel Club Flyer Link
February Event: It's a Chocolate Tour! The February COA Travel Club (Seniors 60 years and older) is headed to Petoskey to Kilwin's Chocolate Tours on February 6th, 8th and 15th - Check your local Senior Center for the date that works for you. Cost will be $3 and will include lunch at the Friendship Center. There will be time for a brief stop at the Dollar Tree too. We will leave the centers at 10a returning at 2:30p.
January Event: Let's Go to the Movies! The January COA Travel Club (Seniors 60 years and older) is headed to the movies at the Charlevoix Cinema III on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 2p. There are sign up sheets at each of the Charlevoix County Senior Centers and you need to be signed up by January 26th. Cost will be $4 and will include a small bag of popcorn and a small beverage. Charlevoix County Transit will pick you at at your senior center after lunch between 12:30a and 1:15p (Senior Center site dependent) and take you to and from the movie, returning you back to your senior center.
Veteran's Social and Lunch - Each Senior Center Site Once a Month on a Tuesday
In honor of Veteran's Day and the month of gratitude and remembrance, every Tuesday going forward there will be a collaboration with the Commission on Aging and community sponsors for a Free Charlevoix County Veteran's Social gathering between 9a-11a and a Free Veteran Lunch at 12p at each of our sites on different Tuesdays. The Veteran’s Affairs representatives have agreed to be available to veteran’s on that day for assistance and questions.
In the near future, we will be looking to add a veteran specific program at each center on these special days and we will keep you all posted.
The schedule is:
1st Tuesday - Charlevoix Senior Center
3rd Tuesday - East Jordan Senior Center
4th Tuesday - Boyne Area Senior Center