Activity Center

There is a secret to remaining happy and independent while aging – social engagement. While you do not have control over your aging, you do have a say in how you live your life. MSHL is proud to empower healthy aging and enhance your quality of life through our Senior Activity Center. People who maintain an active and independent lifestyle gain benefits that boost their physical health, emotional well-being, and their ability to remain independent for longer.

Happy New Year to our MSHL Family!

Now it’s time to think about making those New Year’s resolutions, right? A new year beautifully symbolizes a fresh chapter in a book that is your life. But according to US News & World Report, 80% of New Year’s resolutions are abandoned by the 2nd week of February.

Most resolutions are not sustainable because they are too ambitious, impractical, and take too long to get results. Marelisa Fabrega — creator of the website “daringtolive.com” — offers simpler, more effective alternatives.

Try rebooting one area of your life—detox your diet or gain control of your finances. Create a list of things to look forward to—a new book coming out or learning something new (like Spanish p2). Even simpler, choose just one word to live by (see p6) that will be the underlying theme for the year—love, direction, levity, restore, forgiveness. And know that we, the staff at MSHL, will be here to support you through the coming year!

At MSHL, our mission is to empower YOU as you age and enhance YOUR quality of life. We believe all individuals have inherent dignity and value and everyone should be able to live life well. To this end, we are rebranding our Activity Center to bring an intentional focus to WELLNESS. Wellness is something you choose to pursue. It is dynamic and exciting. It is personal. It is an active, lifelong process that involves expanding knowledge, skills, values, practices, and supportive environments that increase your ability to enjoy a balanced and fulfilling life.

There are ten main dimensions in each person’s life that, when balanced, have been shown to result in optimal WELLNESS. MSHL will be bringing that intentional focus on those ten
dimensions of wellness: creative, cultural, emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, spiritual, and social.

Come live life well with us at our WELLNESS CENTER

MSHL programs will be closed for Christmas Break December 24—January 2, 2022

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In-Person Programs

Massage is Back!

December 15 (Monday) from 10 am – 1 pm

Presented by: Jamie Mercer

Jamie Mercer of FHL Massage in Clinton is excited to
be able to offer massage here at MSHL. She
specializes in full-body, relaxation, as well as neck and
shoulder massages. She will be on hand each
Wednesday to provide your problematic areas with
the gift of healing touch.

Jamie will be giving 5-minute neck and shoulder massages on December 8th at our “Spirit of Christmas” (see p. 1) for the price of a donation. Anyone receiving a 5-minute neck massage will be entered in a drawing later that day!

To register, call us at 734 508 6229 or visit our office.

Tech Talk: Emails & Gmails

December 16 (Thursday) at 1:30-3:30 pm

Presented by: Digital Connecting Corps, an EMU/UofM Collaboration

Register by November 30

Tech-savvy EMU and UofM students will be
on hand to give a presentation on emails
focusing on gmail accounts. Then stay for
our student presenters to assist you with
your many email questions!

Otherwise, call us at 734 508 6229 or visit our office.

Crafting with Sharon: Q-Tip Flower Paintings

January 6 (Thursday) at 10 am

Presented by: Sharon Early

Sharon has done it again! She has come up with another creative painting project that involves using Q-tips and acrylic paints to create a wonderful flower landscape on canvas. Supplies will be provided—just bring your creative juices! Here is an example of what a Q-tip painting can look like.

Otherwise, call us at 734 508 6229 or visit our office.

Spanish Club

January 10 – February 14 (Mondays) 11am

By Eunice Pizarro

Have you ever wanted to learn a new language and dabble in its culture with music, food and dance? We are bringing in a super fun, native Spanish speaker who teaches both English and Spanish as a second  language to lead and inspire our new Spanish Club. The group will foster interest in the Hispanic culture and provide the opportunity to speak Spanish in an informal setting. Join Eunice as she leads you through exciting and engaging activities to promote learning the Spanish language.

While the goal is learning, the emphasis is FUN! Come be a part of our new Spanish Club—Si?

Otherwise, call us at 734 508 6229 or visit our office.

The Brown Bag Event

January 11 (Tuesday) at 10am – 12pm

By The Little Pharmacy of Milan

Have you ever wondered if your medications, vitamins and over-the-counter medications are compatible? We can help!

Gather up all your prescriptions, over-the counter medications and vitamins, and put them in a brown paper bag.

Bring them to the center to Pharmacist, Ziad Ghamouri from Little Pharmacy, and he will tell you what is safe and what you need to know if there is a potentially harmful combination. Sign up for a review between 10 and noon. Afterwards, stay for lunch at our Senior Café.

Enroll for this MSHL members only exclusive event by Jan. 7th.

Register for lunch 48 hrs. in advance.

Otherwise, call us at 734 508 6229 or visit our office.

Making Cards with Carol

January 13 (Thursday) @ 10am

By Carol Fitch

Carol is a new face at MSHL (see her “Let’s Meet” feature on p13), and she is excited to bring her many creative talents beginning this year with a card-making class. Each participant will receive a kit containing the materials to make three different cards: Birthday, Get Well, and All Occasion. Join Carol as she leads you step-by-step in creating beautiful cards that you can send to brighten someone’s day. Stop by the office window to see some of her samples.

Otherwise, call us at 734 508 6229 or visit our office.

Coffee with a Cop

January 25 (Tuesday) at 1pm

By The Milan Police Department

Strong relationships of mutual trust between police and communities they serve are critical to maintaining public safety and effective policing. The community’s
willingness to trust the police depends on whether they believe that police actions reflect the community’s values and needs. Meet a member of Milan’s Police Department for a cup of coffee and express any safety concerns you may have. Get to know how Milan’s own police department is working
to better your community

Otherwise, call us at 734 508 6229 or visit our office.

Ask the Expert:
Tips and Tricks to Communication with People with Hearing Loss

January 26 (Wednesday) @ 1pm

By Kui-Bin Im

MSHL member, Kui-Bin, is offering practical tips to help you better communicate with loved ones who live with hearing loss. Kui-Bin has extensive experience and involvement with deaf communities and those with hearing impairments. Simple tips and tricks can help you more effectively communicate with those who suffer from hearing loss. This promises to be most informative!

Otherwise, call us at 734 508 6229 or visit our office.

Ongoing Programs

Podiatry Services

January 3 and 24 (Mondays) at 1:30 pm

Presented by Dr. Felhandler, DPM

Dr. Felhandler is a Foot Specialist and Surgeon. He will be on hand twice a month for MSHL members.
Dr. Felhandler specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of:
Thick Nails * Ingrown Toenails * Neuropathy
Corns & Callouses * Arthritis * Swelling *
Bunions * Hammer Toes * Conditions of the
Foot & Ankle

To register, call us at 734 508 6229 or visit our office.

Massage is Back!

Mondays from 10 am – 1 pm

Presented by: Jamie Mercer

Jamie Mercer of FHL Massage in Clinton is excited to be able to offer massage here at MSHL. She specializes in full-body, relaxation, as well as neck and shoulder massages. She will be on hand each Wednesday to provide your problematic areas with the gift of healing touch.

Jamie will be giving 5-minute neck and shoulder massages on December 8th at our “Spirit of Christmas” (see p. 1) for the price of a donation. Anyone receiving a 5-minute neck massage will be entered in a drawing later that day!

To register, call us at 734 508 6229 or visit our office.

Caregiver Support

Second Tuesday of the Month

January 11 at 12:30 pm

Presented by Huron Valley PACE

Marketing Director, Lindsay Mann-Shanahan, MHA
While you are welcome to come and go as your schedule allows, we ask you register in advance to help us be prepared.

To register, call us at 734 508 6229 or visit our office.

Men's Hour

Hosted by Gary Bourdeau, MSHL’s Board Chair
Every Tuesday from 9—11am

A casual place for men only!
Come “shoot the breeze”, solve the world’s problems, or simply enjoy the comradery of this group of men.

No registration necessary.

Music by Judith

Wednesdays at 12:30pm

Played by Judith Hofweber

Have you ever strolled into a high class establishment where a pianist fills the room with beautiful background music? MSHL will now be enjoying piano melodies through the talented fingers of Judith Hofweber on Wednesdays at 12:30pm. Be sure to stop in and enjoy this treat

No registration necessary.

Solo Seniors

Fourth Wednesday of the Month

January 26 at 11:00 am

Peer Led Support Group

Discuss the stresses of living alone and create meth-ods of 24/7 mutual assistance. We can compile lists of our favorite professional services, exchange phone numbers among those who’d be happy to offer emotional support at any time, swap contact info among those who’d be willing to assist at each others’ homes, and more.

To register, call us at 734 508 6229 or visit our office.

Quilting B's

Every Thursday at 10:00 am

If you would like to enjoy a morning of stitching and chatting, join this group. This semester, they will be working on a group project of making baby blankets for area hospitals. You can work on the group project or enjoy the time to work on your own individual project.

No registration necessary.

Fitness Pass - For Exercise Programs

Mix and Match your favorite exercise classes marking off a square for each class you attend. When your card is used up, buy another! In addition, we will be adding additional classes as we continue to phase in!

For 15 classes

eXercise4U - New Time!

Tuesdays & Thursdays 10—11 am
Instructors: Jennifer Michalak
Beverly Robinson

This one-hour exercise class is designed to challenge the mature adult of any fitness level, maintain abilities to perform day-to-day activ-ities through low-impact cardio, strength con-ditioning, and stretching movements, with bal-ance exercises sprinkled throughout.


NOTICE THE TIME CHANGE!! We moved class back a half hour to make it easier for anyone who wishes to remain with us for lunch at our Senior Café or Curbside options.

Chair Yoga

Mondays & Wednesdays 2-3 pm
Instructor: Janae LeBar

Yoga targets muscle strength, softness, and flexibility. It can encourage the body, mind and spirit to remain healthy and strong.
What are some benefits of participating in yoga?

• Helps ease symptoms of arthritis
• Improves balance, strength, and flexibility
• Helps manage and relieve stress
• Boosts energy levels and brightens your mood
• Helps ease back pain
• Improves your heart health
• Relieves anxiety and depression
• Helps you maintain a healthy metabolism

Experience some of these benefits for yourself and sign up for the class today!

Member's Exercise Room

The Exercise Room is open! Members can use the exercise room with a medical release form on file. We have treadmills, elliptical, recumbent bike and free weights.
For your safety there are additional hygiene protocols so be sure to check! Thank you!

Fun & Food

Birthday Celebration

A huge Happy Birthday to all our October birth-day Members! In the future we hope to bring back our monthly Birthday Bash. Stay tuned…

Birthday Celebration

Mary Bennett Carolyn Burlingame Donna Carver Susan Grundy Carol Vollink Margaret Harper Hurshel Howard Pat Kachenko Sam Mills Nina Palmer

Game Schedule

Games are BACK! Bring on the FUN! Please see below for the game schedule:

Bingo:
Mon. @12:30 (Penny Bingo*)
Wed. @12:30 (Dime Bingo**)
Euchre: Tues. at 12:30
Pinochle: Wed. at 12:30
Mah-jongg: Thurs at 12:30

*for Penny Bingo, bring: 25 pennies, 1 dime
**for Dime Bingo, bring: 12 dimes, 1 nickel, 1 quarter

Wanted!

We are seeking Bridge players! Whether experienced or an amateur, let MSHL office know you would like to play so that we can begin to form some teams.

Eat Well! Live Healthy!

Eating a well-balanced diet is an important part of staying healthy as you age. It can help you maintain a healthy weight, stay energized, get the nutrients you need, and lowers your risk of developing chronic health conditions.
According to the National Resource Center on Nutri-tion, Physical Activity, and Aging, 1 in 4 older Ameri-cans have poor nutrition.

At MSHL, we are passionate about providing tools and resources to empower healthy aging.

To that end, we partner with AAA1-B, OCED, and MCCOA to bring you several meal options: enjoy a meal with friends at our Senior Café, pick up a meal to-go (Curbside Cuisine), or receive a ready-to-eat meal (Meals on Wheels) delivered to your door.

Senior Café

Tuesday and Thursday 11:45 AM
You will be able to chose between our main menu item ($3 suggested donation) or an alternate of soup/salad and sandwich ($3). Younger than 60,there is a required $5.50 charge for the meal.

Curbside Cuisine

Monday thru Friday between 11:30 and 12:30pm. For those times when you need the convenience of just grabbing a meal on the go.

Call MSHL to reserve your meal
734-508-6229 48 hrs in advance.

Menus available at the office or on our nutrition page.

Meals on Wheels

Monday thru Friday
Meals on Wheels is specially designed to come along-side those who are homebound.
Check our nutrition page or give us a call for additional in-formation

Call MSHL to reserve your meal

734-508-6229

Support Services

Transportation

By MSHL

Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM –4 PM
For those 50+ living in the 48160 zip code. We can take you up to 20 miles out of Milan

Resource Advocacy

By Diane London

Diane is a retired RN and brings her passion for help-ing people and sharing her resource advocacy skills in several of our newer service areas. She is available to help members discuss and plan for the care you want to receive when faced with serious health problems, and to assist you with the completion of the Advance Care Planning (Living Will) document. She can also help you find resources to improve your quality of life (in-home care, podiatrist for home visits, Covid vac-cine assistance, etc).

Inperson meetings are not necessary as this information can be discussed over the phone. If you need resource assistance please call the office at 734-508-6229

Looking for Services?

During Covid there has been a lot of move-ment in our Services Department. Our Mas-sage Therapist and our Acupuncturist-for happy reasons– is moving on. One is getting so much business they need to be at the shop more and another is going to support their partner’s dream of working in castles! We thank them for their services and many years of dedication to the center and wish them nothing but the best! While we are excited for their new adventures; please know we are working diligently to replace these services and bring you additional services! If you know anyone in these services PLEASE let us know:

• Massage Therapy
• Acupuncturist
• Podiatrist (Toe Nail Cutting)

Thank you and stayed tuned for updates on these services!

Technology Assistance

By Kovir, LLC

Second Thursday of the Month from 9am-2pm (July 8th)
Appointment Needed

Kovir, LLC Kovir LLC (pronounced “Cover”) is a woman-owned social enterprise leveraging systems-based and
strength-based approaches to increase an agency’s effectiveness, efficiency, and impact in the aging sector.
The CEO of Kovir, LLC is Marie Gress, LMSW (formerly of MSHL) and she is here to assist you with your technology
needs.

• $20 for 30 mins (non-members $25)
• $40 for 1 hr (non-members $45)
• No shows – $10
• Please only one person at a time.
• Pay with check or card payable directly to Marie at time of service. No cash accepted.
• 10% of the income will be donated to the center as a thank you

To schedule your visit with Marie call 734-508-6229 to reserve your spot!