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Detroit International Marathon Relay

Tom Coles, 86, has been a member (now emeritus) of the SMCGP since 1998. He has done 13 marathons (last at 80) and 2 halfs (last at 85) to raise research funds for the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. Two sons and two grandsons joined him in doing the Detroit International Marathon Relay on October 15

His Team finished 339th of 540 relay teams, completing the 26.2 miles in 4 hours, 51 minutes.

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The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation has been around for 30 years. Its original acronym was NARSAD (National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression). The name was changed five years ago. They still award NARSAD Research Grants. For its 30 years it has been a unique charity because 2-3 family foundations have paid 100% of its overhead costs so that 100% of money donated for research, goes to research.

In the photo, left, we are L to R (legs 1 to 5), Peter Coles (Grosse Pointe South HS ’76), Logan Coles (son of Michael Coles, GPSHS ’85), Brian Coles (GPSHS ’81), Chris Nemes 2(son of Kath-leen Coles, GPSHS ’77), and Tom Coles, M.D. The photo was taken by Dennis Coles (GPSHS  ’81).

New Lunch Menu Receives Round of Applause

The new lunch menu at a $15. rate was inaugurated at the March 14, 2017 meeting and received approval based on the applause generated after President Bob Murphy asked from the podium what the members thought of the new luncheon offering.                fresh-food

The buffet included salad, pasta, vegetables, meats, and dessert. To help facilitate movement through the buffet line, tables were called and there were 2 serving lines. The biggest improvement will be the variety of meals offered compared to the 3 – ¼ sandwiches previously offered at every meeting for a lot of years.

Syracuse Policy Brief on aging Dr. Lichtenberg

This publication is based on the Syracuse Seminar Syracuse_Policy_Briefon Aging, which is a yearly lecture sponsored by the Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center located at the University of Rochester Medical Center.  The mission of the Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center is to improve the health-care delivery to older adults through enhancing geriatric education of health and allied health professionals.  This seminar is an effort to promote geriatric education in the Syracuse area.

This Research Brief series is a collection of essays on current public policy issues in aging and related research done by or on behalf of the Aging Studies Institute (ASI) at Syracuse University.  Prior to 2014, this series was published as part of the Syracuse University Center for Policy Research (CPR) Policy Brief Series.

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IRS imposter tax scam: Don’t be fooled.

Beware of this tax-season scam. For yearsIrs Scam Warning Sign, unsuspecting taxpayers have lost millions of dollars to scammers who pose as IRS agents to steal their hard-earned money. 

The scheme goes like this: The IRS imposter calls claiming you owe taxes and demands your immediate payment by prepaid debit card or wire transfer. Refuse and you’re threatened with arrest. Here’s what you need to know. 

The IRS does not:

• Call to demand immediate payment of taxes owed

• Ask for debit or credit card numbers over the phone

• Threaten to send local police or other law enforcement to arrest you for nonpayment

Learn how to protect yourself from this and other scams. Go to the AARP Fraud Watch Network and sign up to get Watchdog Alerts on the latest breaking scams sent directly to your inbox.

source: Message from AARP

Senior Men’s Club Invitation

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Find out all the benefits of SMCGP. You may be surprised with the attractions the club has to offer. Existing members invite a relative, neighbor, or friend. For more information click here.

SMC Wanted

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Do you have any old Directories in your file cabinets?  We are looking for the 1981, 1982, and 1983 directories to complete the SMC Files.  Bring them to the next Meeting.

School Gridiron Club Coupon Book 2016-2017

Grosse Pointe Gridiron Club is offering a fundraising coupon book for its football program, featuring local businesses.  Cost of the book is $25.  Since the Gridiron Club is a registered non-profit organization (501(c), your $25 is tax deductible.

SMC member Rick Backoff is a Gridiron Board Member. Orders can be placed with Rick for delivery immediately. He can be reached at 586-859-7447 (work) or 586-859-7443 (home) and of course at our regular meetings.

2016 Cabaret

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For more great pictures of Cabaret go to the events page. Click here.

Renew Online

The Senior Men’s Club of GP is pleased to 
remind members and new applicants they can renew or
 register online!

This makes the process very easy and also provides confirmation of your registration.

There is a small fee associated with the registration which is detailed 
on the sign up page.

Click here to go to the registration page.

Recent speaker video

What's New

Recently we had Bob Bury as a speaker for the SMCGP meeting.
In case you missed it, or just want to see it again – you can view it here. Just click on this link  and it will take you to the video.Bury