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City and COSA hosting Senior Appreciation Week

August 8, 2014

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Evelyn Hill, of Southfield, gathers with friends in the basement of the Southfield Adult Recreation Center Friday, Aug. 1, for coffee, conversation and games.

SOUTHFIELD — In order to celebrate the contributions of senior adults in society, the city of Southfield and the Commission of Senior Adults (COSA) will be hosting a Senior Appreciation Week, Aug. 18-22.

All events are free and open to the public, ages 50 and above. There will be free entertainment, food, and opportunities to win prizes.

“This past winter, with the way the weather was, there’s probably group of people who you haven’t seen in a while, so it’s an opportunity to socialize,” said Nicole Messina, senior adult facility coordinator at the Southfield Parks and Rec Department.

Messina also said the event is a way for seniors in the community to maintain their independence.

“It’s important for them to maintain independence and see what the community has to offer,” she said.

On the docket this year is a bingo night, Monday, Aug. 18 at American House Senior Living Community located at 27577 Lahser Rd, from 8-10 a.m. A reservation is required, and can be obtained by calling (248) 385-5835 no later than Aug. 14.

An ice cream social will also be held as part of the week’s festivities from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19 at the Park at Trowbridge, located at 24111 Civic Center. A reservation is also required for this event, and can be made by calling (248) 352-0208.

The main event, Senior Appreciation Night, will be held from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20 at the Burgh Historical Park.

Attendees will be given a free meal of hot dogs, chips and pop, win raffles and door prizes and listen to music. Tyrone Hamilton, The Ban-Joes of Michigan, and the Sun Messengers will be performing.

“The location is beautiful with the flowers and usually the weather is beautiful, vendors set up tables along the way,” said Rhonda Terry, office coordinator of Southfield Human Services.

Terry said in order to win a prize, the person must be a Southfield resident.

Seniors are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs to the event. The event will be moved indoors in the event of rain.

Call the Adult Recreation Center at (248) 796-4650 for more information.

About the author

Staff Writer Kayla Dimick covers Southfield, Lathrup Village and Southfield Public Schools. Kayla has worked for C & G Newspapers since 2014 and attended Oakland University and St. Clair County Community College.

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