6/13/2017 3:21:00 PM Friendship Centers of Emmet County mark 50 years of service
Friendship Centers of Emmet County, Council on Aging, celebrated its 50th year of serving seniors in Northern Michigan with a community open house on June 6. Over a hundred and fifty guests came out to be a part of the celebration at the Petoskey Friendship Center on Anderson Road.
The program consisted of thankful words from Sue Engel, Executive Director, a toast from Charlie MacInnis, Emmet County Board of Commissioners, and a special tribute presented by Tony Cutler from the Michigan State Senate Office, and signed by Wayne A. Schmidt, State Senator, Lee Chatfield, State Representative, Brian Calley, Lieutenant Governor, and Rick Snyder, Governor. Friendship Centers of Emmet County also received a Certificate of Congressional Recognition signed by US. Senator Debbie Stabenow.
The grand event included a champagne fountain, hors d'oeuvres, chocolate fountains and sweets. Entertainment was provided by vocalist Krista Javens and pianist Meredith Kucharski. FCEC staff members were available to provide tours of the facility and answer questions about the services and programs provided. Door prizes were given out at the event including a one-hour massage at the Petoskey Friendship Center.
FCEC has been the primary provider of services for seniors in Emmet County since 1967. Its mission is to ensure that all senior citizens have the opportunities, information, and services necessary to live healthy, safe, and active lives in dignity. With locations in Petoskey, Brutus and Pellston, they offer a multitude of programs including Meals on Wheels, Transportation, In-home Respite and Personal Care, Homemaker Services, Congregate Meals, Retired Senior Volunteer Program, Support Groups, Fitness, and Health Services designed to protect and enhance the lives of older adults. For more information about the programs and services provided call (231) 347-3211 or toll-free (888) 347-0369, or visit www.emmetcoa.org