At the Senior Men’s Club Luncheon on Tuesday, January 22nd, Ty Hinton, the Economic and Community Development Director of Harper Woods talked to us about the redevelopment of Eastland Mall. Ty is an accomplished and active 77-year old. Last year he was honored by being named a recipient of one of the Michigan Chronicle’s 2018 Man of Excellence awards. In addition to his ECD position at Harper Woods, Ty runs their home improvement loan program using community improvement block grant dollars. This program also includes the Grosse Pointes. He also helps out at The Helm, including with the installation of their standby generator. Read more
At the Senior Men’s Club Luncheon on Tuesday, January 8th, Bailey Sisoy Igro talked to us about her book, Rosie, a Detroit Herstory. Bailey is the owner of Detroit History Tours and the proprietress of the Detroit History Club. She has appeared on television as a contributor on the Travel Channel’s Tough Boats and Globe Trekker series and is a common guest on history-themed podcasts.
The Senior Men’s Club heard from Peggy Hayes, the Executive Director of The Helm, previously known as SOC, or Services for Older Citizens. She mentioned the PAATS Bus transportation service that might be some help in getting our SMC members to the regular meetings. Rides are available for a nominal cost by calling 313-343-2580 at least two days in advance of the need. Another option the SMC is pursuing is a Member Car Pool from your neighborhood to the meetings. We would like anyone interested in being driven to the meeting to contact our 2nd Vice President, Jim Callahan, at (313) 220-8315, or our President, Chris Walsh.