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Trailside Center, 4700 Dublin Ave. in Midland

For Lunchtime Learners programs, aim to arrive by 11:30am in Trailside and after your table is called, take your lunch into Room 160. The talk will begin as close to 11:45am as possible and end by 1:00pm. Space is limited in the room, so please call ahead to reserve your spot and register for lunch at 633-3700. Lunches are by donation to those over 60, or $5 for those under 60.

Refugees in Greece: A First-hand View, Friday, June 23, 11:45am-1:00pm

In the summer of 2016, local business owner Rumi Shazhad traveled to Greece to volunteer his time helping people in the refugee camps. Join us to hear his firsthand account, including pictures, of what it is like there, how people are handling the challenges and their hopes for the future. Rumi is a co-founder of New Hope Valley Assisted Living and Memory Care in Saginaw and Bay City. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Ohio Wesleyan University and his MBA in Policy Studies and Finance from the University of Chicago. After working for 15 years in investment banking and corporate strategy roles, Rumi founded New Hope Partners to meet the needs of seniors in their communities. His aim was to make it more than just a facility for the aged, but a place that would bring vitality and hope to those in need of assistance while continuing purposeful and meaningful lives. As a result, they have received ratings in the top 1% of the nation for care. Rumi lives in Saginaw Township with his wife, Jennifer and their children Alia, Amaya, and Jibran.