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SOC’s schedule for March and April

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT CARMEN SIMPSON Grosse Pointe Woods 1 daughter 1 granddaughter Volunteers with the AMVETS and is an auxiliary member, was a state office for four years, sergeant at arms and chaplain. A 28-year cancer survivor What makes you laugh? Bloopers. Seeing things that happened on TV. My children make me laugh. My 10year-old great-grandnephew. He is a born comedian. He can tell a joke like you can’t believe. My resolution last PHOTO BY RENEE LANDUYT year was I was going to make someone laugh. If I haven’t, I will call someone and I will be laughing by the end. I like to make people laugh. When you watch the sun set, what comes to mind? Hawaii, the beautiful sunset. They have the most beautiful sunsets. What’s the most important characteristic about your best friend? I have a lot of best friends. I don’t let toxic people in my life. I have great friends, some are 25 years younger and they take me traveling. My AMVETs sisters are my friends. I have a lot who have passed away. My best friend was my husband. There was never a dull moment. He was from Scotland and came here when he was 4 years old. He, Daniel, became an accountant. What does confidence mean to you? You’ve got to know your strength. You have to believe in yourself. You had to trust in God to show you the way to keep you safe. I was a very shy child, I’m not shy any more. As I get older I don’t care what I say.

Services for Older Citizens, Henry Ford Medical Center - Cottage, 159 Kercheval, south wing, third floor, Grosse Pointe Farms, offers bingo, movies, lunches and parties in March and April. Lunch is served at 11 a.m. and bingo is played at 10 a.m. and noon. Spring is in the air bingo — Tuesday, March 20. Rick Steves’ Vienna — 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 21. The 30-minute film shows the palace of Maria Theresa and the Hapsburg crown jewels. Cookies R Us bingo — Tuesday, March 27. Lunch and a movie — 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 28. The cost to see “Annie’s Point,” an 87minute film and eat a pizza lunch is $4. For reservations, call (313) 882-9600. Jet setting jewels bingo — Tuesday, April 3. Coping with stress and loss — 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 4. Rebecca Lee Palen, oncology social worker and certified grief counselor at Van Elsander Cancer Center, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, discusses strategies for coping with grief and stress. Spa bingo — Tuesday, April 10. Birthday celebration — 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 11. Those with a birthday in April receive a piece of cake with a candle, a photo and the birthday song is sung in three languages. The cost is $3. Glaucoma — 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 11. Dr. David Goldman, of Henry Ford Ophthalmology Grosse Pointe discusses the causes, the symptoms, how it is detected, treated and who is at risk of glaucoma. It’s so easy being green bingo — Tuesday, April 17.


South Sea breezes Members of the Pi’ilani Wahines Ohana Polynesian dancers performed for Services for Older Citizens attends bringing in thoughts of soft tropical weather. What to do with excess stuff — 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 18. Education coordinator for LocalMottionGreen Melissa Sargent discusses how to responsibly dispose of expired medications, lawn chemicals, electronics, shoes and paper. April showers bring May flowers bingo — Tuesday, April 24. Lunch and movie — 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 25. The movie, “Moneyball,” is shown after a pizza lunch. The cost is $4. For reservations, call (313) 882-9600.

11:45 a.m. Thursday, March 29. The Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit offers the Stations of the Living Cross. The cost is $33 for residents and $36 for non-residents. Meadow Brook Theater — 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 4. Lunch is at Kruse & Muer. Participants go to Meadowbrook Theatre to see “Spreading It Around.” This comedy tells the story of when the

members of a gated retirement community in Florida decide to share their wealth with a needy community member until their children show up to put a stop to the spending of their inheritance. The cost is $54 and non-residents pay $57. MJR Cinema — 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 18. An Academy Award winning film is shown at the Sterling Heights theater. Attendees can choose a movie between 12:30 and 1:20 p.m. Lunch is at Big Boy Restaurant. The cost of the movie and lunch are on your own. The trip costs $12 and non-residents pay $15. Grosse Pointe South High School — 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 25. A production of “The Phantom of the Opera” is staged. Residents pay $12 and non-residents pay $15. DSO: A Tribute to Elvis — 9:45 a.m. Friday, April 27. Kraig Parker, an Elvis tribute artist, joins the DSO for a new production. Residents pay $51 and non-residents pay $54. For any of the trips, meet on the first floor of Cottage across from the gift shop about 15 minutes prior to departure.

Trips SOC offers a variety of trips in March and April. Schoolcraft College’s Culinary Arts department — 11 a.m. Thursday, March 22. Tour the college’s Livonia facility and eat at the American Harvest Restaurant were students run the kitchen! Lunch is on your own. The cost is $19 for residents and $22 for non-residents. Stations of the Cross —

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