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Enrichment

BTSS is currently offering in-person enrichment opportunities; health education, current events, history, and more!

MI Secretary of State Mobile Office

Thursday, May 2 10 AM • 2:30 PM. The Secretary of State is bringing their office to BTSS for the day. Skip the lines at the SOS office and make an appointment today! Most services can be handled by the Mobile Office. BT Residency and appointment required.


Unique Topics

Join us at BTSS for In-Person LecturesPlease call 248-723-3500 or go online to register in advance.
Please see the catalog or call for details.

May 8  What’s New in Medicare 2024 presented by AgeWays   
10-11 AM Complimentary

May 9  Great American Songbook: A Four-Part Series with Stuart Johnson - Part 2 June 14; Part 3 July 11; Part 4 August 16
10-11:30 AM Complimentary sponsored by American House Stone & Elmwood

May 15   Artificial Intelligence with BTPL                                         
10-11:00 AM Complimentary

May 15 & 22  Clerk's Table Q&A
8:30-10:30 AM

May 16   Hear Better, Live Better, Hearing Loss & Brain Health       
10-11:00 AM Complimentary Event, light snack & refreshment sponsored by Hinderliter Hearing Services

May 29   Don't Let Stress Manage You!
10:15-11:15 AM  Complimentary

May 31   Music for Wellness
9:30-11 AM  Complimentary

Jazz Band Mondays
1-2:30 PM Syncopation, improvisation, enjoy some of the best jazz around! Stop in for hot coffee & a true American art form. Complimentary.
 
Coffee & Conversations with BT Public Safety
Tuesday, May 14, June 18, April 16, August 20 • 10-11 AM

June 17   Dementia Friends by Ageways
10:30AM-12 PM  Complimentary

June 20   Regina Carter & Stevie Wonder: Musical Sparks from the Motor City
1-2 PM  $3 Res/$5 Non Res

June 24   Election Outreach & Education with Martin Brook
10-11:30 AM  Complimentary

June 26   Book Talk with BTPL
10-11 AM 

June 28   Virtual OLLI Tour to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
10-11:30 AM  Complimentary

July 10   Virtual OLLI Tour to Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids
10-11:30 AM  Complimentary

July 17   Lecture Cutting the Cable Cord BTPL
10-11 AM

July 19   Make Food Not Waste
10-11 AM  Complimentary

July 25  Hamtramck Past & Present
10-11 AM  $3 Res/$5 Non Res

August 8   Virtual OLLI Tour of the DIA exhibit, Detroit Style Car Design in the Motor City
10-11:30 AM  Complimentary

August 14  Pop Up BTPL
10-11 AM

August 23  DIA Native American Art presented by Carlene VanVoorhies
10-11 AM  Res $3/Non Res $5


Bridge Class

Cheryl & Jim Bloom are certified ACBL instructors & Silver Life masters.

Continue Learning Bridge Class May 31 – August 9 • 10 AM-12 PM Improve your play of the hand and continue working on bidding and defense.  Prior spring session or beginning bridge knowledge required.  $160 BT Res/$170 Non Res, $25 book fee. No classes July 5, 19, 26.

Continuing Intermediate Bridge class May 31– August 9 • 1-3 PM Continue learning and improve your play of the hand and working on bidding and defense. Must have knowledge of beginning bridge. $160 BT Res/$170 Non Res, $25 book fee.  No classes July 5, 19, 26.
 

Caregiver Support Group

Join us at the Senior Center for an onsite monthly Caregiver Support Meeting

Thursdays • 10-11 AM  •  May 16,  June 20,  July 18, August 15
This supportive group for caregivers of someone with dementia, will help you learn practical caregiving information, get mutual support, learn about your local community resources and find solutions to challenging behaviors. Please call the Senior Center at 248-723-3500 to register.
 

Companion Café

Enjoy welcoming monthly events at the Senior Center for individuals living with dementia and their caregivers, for a shared experience. Together you will enjoy games, music, art and pet activities as well as camaraderie and refreshments. Program content will vary by session.

Wednesdays 1-3 PM • June 5, August 14
Call 248-723-3500 or go online to register.  BT residency and registration required. Space is limited. Complimentary program sponsored by Bloomfield Hills Rotary.

Educational Workshop Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Powerful Tools for Caregivers Monday, July 8 – August 26 1-2:30 PM, No class August 5
This 7 week complimentary educational workshop is designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend. Topics include: communicating effectively with family and health care providers, reducing stress, feelings of guilt, anger, depression, making tough decisions, self-care and relaxation techniques. The final week will be a dementia simulation – Dementia Live which immerses participants into life with dementia. Presented by AgeWays.
 

Virtual Programs and Digital Resources

Seniors can take advantage of these virtual offerings.

Bloomfield Historical Society Programs
The Mills of Oakland County

From the Guardian to the Kirk - Wirt Rowland and the Rise of Modern American Architecture

Explore more Bloomfield Historical Society programs and videos.

 

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