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Our guests for lunch this week were Kevin Hammer, Chair of the Farmington Area Commission on Aging and Marsha Koet, Farmington Hills Senior Division Director. The Commission helps toward the betterment of daily living for older adults with the mission of promoting their well-being and dignity through education and advocacy. The Commission examines social attitudes, creates community awareness, establishes a climate for living independently and encourages recognition for their contribution to the past and present. A Consumer Protection Committee is an integral part of the commission keeping the community informed about potential fraud and scams. The Senior Division provides low costprograms for seniors in the community from meals, to activities and trips. They serve over 80,000 meals each year to seniors at the Costick Center and through the Meals on Wheels program.

WDIV Meteorologist Paul Gross was our featured speaker for our Administrative Professionals Day honorees this year. Everybody talks about the weather, but Paul Gross has finally done something about it! His book, Extreme Michigan Weather, The Wild World of the Great Lakes State is the first ever written about Michigan weather, delves into the mysteries of extreme Michigan weather, explaining how the state's harshest extremes and biggest storms come to be. Paul was selected by National Weather Service Headquarters as one of only two broadcast meteorologists nationwide to serve on its Severe Thunderstorm Criteria Team; also named one of the project’s four group leaders. He also received the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences Silver Circle Award, recognizing significant career contributions to the television industry.

Our guest for lunch this week was Denise Henderson, Karmanos Cancer Center's Community Outreach Educator. Her Workplace Wellness presentation is aimed at increasing awareness and knowledge about the risk of getting cancer, prevention measures to decrease that risk, early detection and clinical trials. She outlined current American Cancer Society and Karmanos Cancer Institute recommendations for men’s and women’s cancer screening and encouraged members to take an active role in their health. What a great prompt to join the F2H Fit Challenge! Denise also talked about how eating healthy and staying physically fit can help prevent cancer, and shared information about advances in treaments and diagnoses of breast cancer health.

This week our guest was Dave Rhuland from Farmington Public Schools. Dave is the Assistant Superintendent of Farmington Public Schools. He spoke with us about the FPS Facilities Forward Committee. This group is comprised of residents of the community, school administrators, board members, school staff and students. Their charge was to develop a vision for 21st century learning, and a plan for educational facilities to support that vision. Their goal was to come up with solutions that are technology-rich, age-appropriate, eco-friendly & sustainable, community-focused, and flexible or adaptable. Tomorrow, they will share with us the results of their research and some of the proposed solutions for our public schools looking forward. The total cost for these changes is estimated at $222 million, and the proposal will be on the August 5 ballot for residents to determine.

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