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Ferndale Seniors Donate Sign (video)

Ferndale Seniors Donate Sign

(C. Proxmire, Ferndale 115 News, July 22, 2012)

The Ferndale Seniors have made their mark at the Kulick Community Center, the beloved place where many of their meetings and events are held.  Earlier this month the group of active older citizens decided to bring the center into the 21st century with a digital welcome sign.

The sign is easily programmable and shows rotating messages. This means that the Recreation Department, which operates out of the center, can promote multiple events or messages at a time.

Over a dozen seniors attended the July 9, 2012 City Council meeting, where they were presented a proclamation thanking them for the sign.

The Ferndale Seniors is an active group of older adults that gets together for social activities, including two lunchtime meetings a month where they often hear from interesting speakers.  They also take senior trips where they get out and enjoy the metro Detroit area. They host candidate meets and greets and an annual speech from the Mayor.   The group also serves as a support network, with members sharing information on resources and keeping each other informed about community members may be in poor health or deceased.

The Seniors fund-raise throughout the year with bake sales, raffles at meetings, the Holiday Showplace and more.  They are also left bequests my former members who enjoyed having company as they aged.

Ferndale Seniors President Jeannie Davis was one of the dozen plus members who convened on City Hall July 9 to receive the proclamation.  “It was time for that old sign to do,” Davis said, “We had the money so we wanted to do something nice with it.”

Below is a video of Mayor Dave Coulter reading the proclamation.  To view the entire meeting go to

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