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Enhance - Active Lifestyles for Older Adults

Become a volunteer at the Meadowbrook Activity Center and share your energy, enthusiasm and talent with the Novi Community! Many opportunities are available, such as special events, kitchen help, bingo callers and more. Call 248-347-0414 for more information.

 

Meadowbrook Activity Center

IMPORTANT NUMBERS:
Older Adult Services Office: 248-347-0414
Meadowbrook Commons Residential Living: 248-305-8646
Transportation: 248-735-5617
Daily Lunch Meal Reservations: 248-347-0489
Meals on Wheels: 1-888-886-8971
Hotline: 248-347-0473 (press 4)

Older Adult Services Office
45175 West Ten Mile Road
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
248-347-0414

Meadowbrook Activity Center
25075 Meadowbrook Road
(Between 10 Mile and Grand River)
248-347-0414
Monday-Friday: 8am-4:30pm

Meadowbrook Commons Residential Living
248-305-8646

For more information about activities for older adults, suggestions or programming you would like to see at the Meadowbrook Activity Center, contact Karen Kapchonick via email or at 248-347-0414.

Special Events

Community Events

Social Activities

Hobbies and Crafts

Cards and Games

Fitness

Health and Wellness 

Nutrition Programs

Personal Growth

Transportation

Support Services and Groups

Travel

Out and About with OAS

Top of PageSPECIAL EVENTS

Brighten your winter with special events offered by Novi’s Older Adult Services. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance at Older Adult Services office in the Novi Civic Center. Limited payment options are available at the Meadowbrook Activity Center. For more information please call 248.347.0414.

Valentine’s Mad Hatter Luncheon

Tuesday, 12-2pm
February 14

By order of the Royal Queen of Hearts you are summoned to attend a scrumptious Valentine’s feast of sweets and a scrumptious luncheon. If you would like, you may wear your finest Alice in Wonderland character costume or a comical grandiose hat. Don’t be late for this most important date. This program is proudly sponsored in partnership with Waltonwood at Twelve Oaks.

Age: 55+
Price: Res. $7.50/Non Res. $9
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center
Ticket Deadline: Feb 7 or until sold out

Honorary Irishman Luncheon

Wednesday, 12-2pm
March 15

Bring your friends with you to share the shenanigans and malarkey of this St. Patrick’s Day luncheon. Enjoy some favorite old time, Celtic tunes and a traditional Irish meal and that’s not blarney! This program is proudly sponsored in partnership with Maple Manor.

Age: 55+
Price: Res. $7.50/Non-Res. $9
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center
Ticket Deadline: Mar 9 or until sold out

Euchre Tournament

Saturday, 4-7pm
April 1

Join us for an exciting night of playing this local favorite card game of Euchre! Players will play in eight rounds with the winners moving tables. Dinner will be served at the half way point and snacks/ refreshments will be available throughout the event. Don’t miss out on the fun! 10 cents per Euchre/Renege, so make sure to bring your dimes.

Age: 55+
Price: Res. $7/Non-Res. $8.50
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Mar 24 or until sold out

Welcome Spring Luncheon

Thursday, 12-2pm
April 6

Smell the fresh flowers and enjoy the spring air. The season everyone has been waiting for is almost here. Let’s celebrate with an indoor picnic lunch. The letters “BBQ” says it all. Come share good company while you enjoy a lunch of hamburgers and all the fixings. This program is proudly presented in partnership with Oakmont of Northville.

Age: 55+
Price: Res. $7.50/Non-Res. $9
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center
Ticket Deadline: Mar 30 or until sold out

Silly Auction at the MAC

Friday, 7-9pm
April 21

You’ve probably heard that many doctors say humor and laughter are healthy for your heart and wellbeing. Be a smart cookie and rush in to join this Silly Auction party for a recommended dose. See an item that you want? Bid loud and clear and listen to the “Going once, going twice… SOLD!” Silly money and auction items will be provided by Enriched Life Homecare Services. Appetizer bar included.

Age: 55+
Price: Res. $7/Non-Res $8.50
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center
Registration Ends: Apr 13 or until sold out

Doing the Derby

Thursday, 12-2pm
May 4

Hear the roar of the crowd as the announcer calls out “And they’re off”. Ladies wear your hats and everyone place your bets as we enjoy an afternoon filled with derby festivities. Enjoy a hearty luncheon and participate in Novi’s own derby. This program is proudly presented in partnership with South Lyon Senior Care and Rehab.

Age: 55+
Price: Res. $7.50/Non-Res. $9
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center
Ticket Deadline: Apr 27 or until sold out

 

Top of PageCOMMUNITY EVENTS

Novi Memorial Day Festivities

Monday, May 29

The City of Novi will commemorate Memorial Day with a morning of activities focused on reflection and tributes to veterans who served and for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Veterans, scouts, civic organizations and runners are invited to showcase their community pride. For information on the 5k run, parade and ceremony call 248.347-0414.

Age: All
Location: Novi Civic Center
Parade Entry Deadline: May 22

 

Top of PageSOCIAL ACTIVITIES

Indian Club

Wednesday, 1-3pm
Jan 25, Feb 8, 22, Mar 8, 22, Apr 12, 26

Join fellow Indian descent older adults in the community at this new group designed to get people together to interact, play games (both Indian games and local favorites) and practice speaking in English in a comfortable environment. For information, contact Sushma Tuteja at 248.347.0839.

Age: 55+
Price: No Charge
Location: Novi Civic Center

Chinese Club

Tuesday, 10am-12pm
Sep 6-Dec 27

Tuesday, 10am-12pm
Jan 3-Apr 25

This program is designed for Chinese older adults interested in enjoyable cross-cultural experiences. Mandarinspeaking older adults will learn English speaking, reading and writing skills they need for their daily lives. For information contact Peixiam He at 248.347.3881.

Age: 55+
Price: No Charge
Location: Meadowbrook Activity
Center

Bits & Bytes Cafe

Thursday, 10-11:30am
Feb 16, Mar 16, Apr 20

Enjoy sharing the exciting ways in which technology helps you meet the needs of our fast changing society. Lives have been changed with learning to use the smartphone, iPad, computer, tablets, internet and e-mail. Our monthly Thursday meeting allows individuals to ask questions, learn helpful hints, and gain valuable information about the many uses of tech gadgets.

Age: Adult
Price: No Charge
Location: Meadowbrook Activity
Center

Novi’s Got Talent! Sing-A-Long

Monday, 1-2pm
Jan 9 call for future dates

Watch out NBC! Novi’s Got Talent is here, providing an afternoon of song and entertainment. Come join others singing some of those old time favorites, show tunes to classics that you just don’t hear on the radio. You need not be a professional
singer to join in on the fun. Musical accompaniment and song sheets provided.

Age: 55+
Price: No Charge
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center

Monday Movie Matinee

Monday, 1-3:30pm
Jan 30, Feb 27, Mar 20, Apr 17

Join your friends for the monthly movie matinee on the big screen at Meadowbrook Activity Center. Enjoy a new DVD release complete with popcorn and refreshments. Pre-registration is not required. Most movies are PG or PG-13. Each movie is chosen a month prior to viewing. Contact Older Adult Services at 248.347.0414 for the next feature.

Age: Adult
Price: $1 at the door
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center

Coffee Hour at Meadowbrook Café
(previously Panera Bread)

Tuesday, 8-9am
Jan 3-Apr 25

Chat with friends and spend time enjoying bagels, rolls, bread, sweets and coffee thanks to a great partnership with Panera Bread and Wixom Bagel Station. It’s a great way to start your Tuesday.

Age: 55+
Price: No Charge
Location: Meadowbrook ActivityCenter

Ladies Lunch Bunch

Grab your friends and visit a different local restaurant each month. This social group is a great way to meet new people and try new delicious food. Venture out and have some fun! Just show up at the designated location each month.

Thursday, 1pm

Feb 9
Café Cortina
30715 West Ten Mile Drive,
Farmington Hills

Mar 9
Johnny Carino’s
500 Loop Road, Commerce Township

Apr 13
Macy’s Lakeshore Grill
Macy’s 12 Oaks Mall – 3rd floor

Age: 50+
Price: Varies

 

HOBBIES AND CRAFTS

“In Stitches” Needlepoint, Embroidery, and Cross Stitch Group

Friday, 1-3pm
Jan 6-Apr 28

All needlework enthusiasts of Cross  Stitch, Embroidery and Needlepoint are welcome. Beginners and experienced stitchers get together to share ideas, learn new skills, explore different applications of the various needlework arts and of course, have FUN and GOOD COMPANY with others who share your interests. Call Older Adult Services at 248.347.0414 for information. No “In Stitches” April 14.

Age: 55+
Price: No Charge
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center

All Things Yarn – Knitting/Crocheting Circle

Tuesday, 1:30-4pm
Jan 3-Apr 25

Joining a knitting/crocheting group is one of the best things you can do for yourself. If you’re new, it’s a great way to pick up new tricks. Fellow knitters are always there to help with difficult parts of patterns. Work on your own special projects or help with community projects such as blankets, mittens and hats for the homeless and small items to raise funds to help cancer patients. Bring your own needles and hooks that work with worsted weight yarns. Yarn and patterns are provided. Contact Beverly McCarter 248.302.1258 for information.

Age: 55+
Price: No Charge. Yarn donations are accepted.
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center

“Novi Needlers” Quilting Group

Wednesday, 10am-2:30pm 
Feb 8, Mar 8, Apr 12

Wednesday, 10am-1pm 
Jan 25, Feb 22, Mar 22, Apr 26

Give back to the community by joining sewers and non-sewers who create beautiful quilts that put smiles on the faces of those less fortunate. Over the past 16 years, thousands of quilts have been donated to various charitable agencies. Fabric donations welcome: cotton and polyester blends (not silks or knits). Call Carole Gatrell 248.349.2019 for information.

Age: 55+
Price: No Charge
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center

 

Top of PageCARDS AND GAMES

Pinochle

Monday, 12:30-3:30pm
Jan 9-Apr 24

Try your hand at Pinochle (single deck). Keep your mind sharp with a little competition! No Pinochle January 2, 16, February 20.

Age: 55+
Price: $1.25 at the door
Location: Novi Civic Center

Mah Jongg

Monday, 1-4pm
Jan 9-Apr 24

American Mahjong is a game that is similar to the card game Gin Rummy, but is instead played with tiles. It is based on the Chinese game Mah Jongg and has been around since 1937. The game can be played with three to four players. Come enjoy this extremely popular game. No Mah Jongg January 2, 16, February 20.

Age: 55+
Price: $3 at the door
Location: Novi Civic Center

Bingo

Tuesday, Friday, 1-3pm
Jan 3-Apr 28

B-6, I-23, N-40, G-58, O-73…B I N G O!! Try your luck and get those cards filled up. All are welcome for this recreational Bingo gathering. Doors open at 12:45pm. No Bingo April 14.

Age: 55+
Price: $.50 per card at the door
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center

Bingo Callers Wanted! Share your
time and talents with City of Novi
Older Adult Services. Contact Sandy
Fisher at 248.347.0421 for more
information.

Euchre

Wednesday, 12:30-3:30pm
Jan 4-Apr 26

Think you have the hand that you can go solo with? Try your hand in euchre, it is a four-person game played with two person partners. Euchre is a trick-taking game in which two jacks are the highest cards. Come be part of this popular game.

Age: 55+
Price: $1 at the door
Location: Novi Civic Center

Euchre Tournament
Saturday, 4-7pm
April 1

Bridge – Contract

Thursday, 12:15-3:30pm
Jan 5-Apr 27

Contract Bridge is played by four players who form two-partner teams and is considered a “trick taking card game”. You are welcome to join in without bringing a partner. Develop your game “strategy” each week and have fun.

Age: 55+
Price: $.50 at the door
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center

Bridge – Duplicate

Friday, 12:30-3:30pm
Jan 6-Apr 28

Play the most popular form of bridge in the United States. Please remember, you MUST HAVE A PARTNER for this game. Doors open at 11:45am. No Bridge February 3,April 14.

Age: 55+
Price: $1 at the door
Location: Novi Civic Center

 

Top of PageFITNESS
Exercise and physical activity are the best things you can do to feel better, gain health benefits and have fun. Our certified group fitness instructors are dedicated helping you reach your fitness goals. From fast moving dance style exercise to gentle, slow movement based workouts, our classes are specially designed to meet the fitness needs of all ability levels. Unsure which class is best for you? Try any fitness class once for FREE. Call 248.347.0414 to learn how.
 

• Drums Alive!
• Tai Chi
• Zumba Gold
• Keep on Movin’
• Stretch and Strength
• Interval Cardio Workout
• Morning Tone and Stretch
• Fun & Fit Chair Yoga for All

Remember to check with your doctor before starting a new exercise program, especially if you haven’t exercised for a long time, have chronic health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis or you have any concerns. Click here for more information on Fitness Classes.

 

Top of PageHEALTH & WELLNESS

NEW - Depression & Anxiety: Not to Worry!

Thursday, 1-2pm
Feb 9

Depression and/or anxiety are very common and very treatable illnesses. Historically, people have felt as though these conditions were something simple to “snap out of“ or “shake off.” Learn strategies and interventions that can help you feel better, to get better and to get your life back. Pre-registration is required by calling SJP Health Connect at 1.866.501.3627.

Age: 55+
Price: No Charge
Instructor: Kathryn Loren, St. John Providence Community Health
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center
Registration Ends: Feb 7

NEW - Myths and Benefits Related to Dietary Supplements

Thursday, 11am-12pm
March 30

Join us to learn about the potential benefits, regulations and safety of common herbals, vitamins and mineral supplements. Learn the truth and dispel the myths! Pre-registration is required by calling SJP CareLink at 1.888.751.5465.

Price: No Charge
Instructor: Beth Theisen, St. John Providence Community Health
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Oct 7

The Foot Specialist - “Limp In, Leap Out”

Thursday, 8:30-11:50am
Feb 2, 23, Apr 6, 27

Are you having problems with your feet? Dr. Guy Saperstein, DPM - a podiatrist specializing in the foot care issues of older adults is here to help. Dr. “Guy” is bringing his office to the Meadowbrook Activity Center. His services are listed below. Call Dr. Guy’s office at 313.537.4030 to schedule your appointment. Medical services provided:

• Ingrown Toenails
• Fungus Nail Care
• Corns & Callouses
• Heel Pain
• Bunions & Hammer Toes
• Warts
• Ankle Sprains
• Gout
• Diabetic Foot Care & Shoes

Age: 55+
Price: Varies based on service provided and your insurance plans. Many services may be covered by Medicare and/or other health insurance. It is the responsibility of the patient to verify coverage before services are rendered.
Instructor: Dr. Guy Saperstein, DPM
Location: 3rd Floor Clinic, Meadowbrook Activity Center

Therapeutic Massage

Monday, 9am-4pm

Massage therapy is particularly valuable for the aches and pains associated with growing older, so more individuals are turning to massage to relieve the pain of arthritis, help with recovery from surgery and maintain flexibility and fitness. Massage appointments are available on Mondays. To schedule an appointment, call Peggy Schwartz, LMT at 734.634.0254. No massage January 2, 16, February 20.

Age: Adult
Price: 15 minute - Res. $15/Non-Res. $18
30 Minute - Res. $28/Non-Res. $33
60 Minute - Res. $42/Non-Res. $48
Location: 3rd Floor Clinic,
Meadowbrook Activity Center

Hearing Exams

Thursday, 9am, 10:15am, 11:30am, 12:45pm, 2pm, 3:15pm
Feb 16, Mar 16, Apr 20

Do people seem to mumble or not speak clearly? Do you find yourself avoiding social activities for fear you’ll have trouble understanding others? Take the first step to stay in the conversation. David Wizgird from “Hear Clear” will be at the Meadowbrook Activity Center to give complete hearing exams by appointment. Each appointment will take one hour and 15 minutes. Call Older Adult Services at 248.347.0414 or stop by the Older Adult Service office to schedule your appointment.

Age: 55+
Price: No Charge
Instructor: David Wizgird, Hear Clear
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center

Hearing Aid Cleaning

Tuesday, 9-11:30am
Jan 24, Feb 28, Mar 28, Apr 25

David Wizgird from “Hear Clear” will be at the Meadowbrook Activity Center once a month to provide hearing aid cleanings. The #1 cause of hearing aid failure is wax building up inside the hearing aid – save time and money! Pre-registration not required.

Age: 55+
Price: No Charge
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center

Are you or a family member experiencing hearing loss? Learn and share with others as part of the Hearing Loss D.A.T.A. Support Group. See page ?? for more information.

Free Blood Pressure Check Program

Wednesday, 11am-12pm
Jan 4-Apr 26

Know your numbers! Check your blood pressure regularly this fall to stay healthy. Every Wednesday blood pressure checks are offered at the Meadowbrook Activity Center. Your blood pressure record will be on file so you can track your BP numbers. Pre-registration not required. Blood glucose check are performed the second Wednesday of each month, upon request.

Age: 55+
Price: No Charge
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center

Don’t wait! Register early to ensure your favorite program is offered.

 

Top of PageNUTRITION PROGRAMS 
 

Daily Lunch

Mon-Fri, 12-12:45pm

Food, Fun and Friends! A great opportunity to socialize with peers, enjoy a nutritious meal and meet new friends. Make or cancel lunch reservations 24 hours in advance Mon-Fri by calling Western Oakland Meals on Wheels at 248.347.0489. No lunch Jan 2, 16, Feb 20, Apr 14.

Age: 60+
Price: $3 suggested donation
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center

Home Delivered Meals on Wheels

Mon-Fri, 12pm

It’s a great way to continue to get a nutritious and healthy meal and maintain your independence. You’re eligible for Meals on Wheels delivery if you are 60+ and unable to leave your home or prepare meals. Contact Western Oakland Meals on Wheels at 1.888.886.8971 for more information and a review of criteria. No lunch No lunch Jan 2, 16, Feb 20, Apr 14.

Age: 60+
Price: $3 suggested donation
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center

Share your energy, enthusiasm and talent with the Novi Community! Become a volunteer for Older Adult Services and make a difference for those you help! Many opportunities are available, such as Meals on Wheels kitchen helpers and drivers,
Welcome Desk attendants, special event aides, bingo callers and more. Call 248.347.0414 for more information.

The Emergency Food Assistance Program – TEFAP

Tuesday, 12:30-3pm
March 14

The US Department of Agriculture Emergency Food Assistance Program provides a quarterly food allotment for all who are income eligible - One person household $1,980 or less monthly and two person household $2,670 or less monthly. For more information call 248.347.0421.

Price: No Charge
Location: Novi Civic Center

Focus: Hope – Food for Seniors Program

Tuesday, 12:30-3pm
Feb 14, Mar 14, Apr 11

Focus Hope Commodity Supplemental Food Program provides a free monthly food supplement for those who are 60 years of age or older and reside in Oakland, Wayne, Washtenaw or Macomb counties. Income Eligibility: One person household $1,287 or less monthly and two person household $1,736 or less monthly. This commodity food program allows you to enhance your quality of life by supplementing your food budget. Pre-registration required. For more information, call 248.347.0421.

Age: 60+
Price: No Charge
Location: Novi Civic Center
 

PERSONAL GROWTH

NEW – Reverse Mortgages: Fact vs. Fiction

Thursday, 1-3pm
March 9

Be a savvy consumer. The Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) is FHA’s reverse mortgage program, which enables you to withdraw some of the equity in your home. Learn the facts about this special type of home loan and your options. It’s smart to know more to help you decide if one is right for you! Pre-registration is required by calling 248.347.0414.

Age: 55+
Price: No Charge
Presenter: Amy Parten, GreenPath Financial Wellness
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Mar 7

Financial Crimes, Scams and Identity Theft

Thursday, 1-3pm
April 20

All around country, older adults are all too often the targets of unscrupulous scam artists. Novi is no exception. Older Adult Services is partnering with the Novi Police Department to offer a special seminar on identity theft and financial crimes/ scams presented by Detective Jeremy Stempien, an expert in this area. He will speak on Identity Theft, Credit Card Fraud, Check Fraud, Tax Fraud and con artist scams which the Novi Police often see online and over the phone. Learn what you can do to protect yourself as well as actions you can take if you suspect that you have been scammed. Pre-registration is required by calling 248.347.0414.

Age: 55+
Price: No Charge
Instructor: Detective Jeremy Stempien, Novi Police Department
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Apr 18

Estate Planning and the Family Love Letter

Thursday, 10-11am
Date: Jan 26, Mar 16

Discussions will include general estate planning topics such as wills, trusts and powers of attorney. Also covered are specific estates planning techniques involving Medicaid and the VA Aid and Attendance Benefit. Finally, a discussion on organization of an estate plan using the Family Love Letter and our Asset Map process. Call 248.347.0414 to register.

Age: 50+
Price: No Charge
Instructor: David Trimble, Financial Consultant
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Jan 24, Mar 14

Allocating Your 401K For Retirement

Wednesday, 10:30am-12pm
Mar 1

In this informative class retirees and soon-to-be retirees will learn how to make the most of their 401K’s in retirement. You will learn the advantages and disadvantages of different types of retirement plans. Find out how to smartly and efficiently distribute income from your retirement plan. What to watch out for when Required Minimum Distributions are approaching. The impact of inheriting a 401K versus an IRA has on beneficiaries. Call 248.347.0414 to register.

Age: 50+
Price: No Charge
Instructor: Patrick A. Shope, CWS®, Financial Consultant
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Feb 27

How to Turn Your Retirement Nest Egg Into a Retirement Income Plan

Tuesday, 10:30am-12pm
March 14

There are many things you should know about distributing income from your retirement portfolio. If you don’t know where to start, you’re not alone. But whether you’re already retired or soon-to-be retired, we aim to answer some of your most pressing retirement income and distribution questions.

• What are the 401(k), 403b, 457 and IRA withdrawal rules and restrictions?

• What are the “3 Risks” every retiree faces and how do you manage them?

• When can you begin and when are you required to begin taking distributions from your retirement plan?

• How will your distributions affect your income taxes?

• How will distributions affect your Social Security and Medicare?

Call 248.347.0414 to register.

Age: 50+
Price: No Charge
Instructor: Patrick A. Shope, CWS®, Financial Consultant
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Mar 10

Foundations of Investing

Wednesday, 10:30am-12pm
Mar 8, 15, 22, 29

Building your investor IQ starts with understanding the basics. This four-week course will take a comprehensive look at the building blocks of investing to help you align your money so it takes care of the things that matter most. Call 248.347.0414 to register.

Week 1: Focus on Fixed Income–A fundamental look at investing in bonds.

Week 2: Stocks: Nuts and Bolts–Basics of what you need to know about owing individual stocks.

Week 3: Outlook and  Opportunities– How the changes in U.S. and global economies effect our investments.

Week 4: Understanding Mutual Funds, ETF’s and investment costs.

Age: 50+
Price: No Charge
Location: Novi Civic Center
Instructor: Michael Brocavich, Financial Advisor
Registration Ends: Mar 6

Novi Public Library Visits the MAC

Tuesday, 10:30-11:30am
Feb 21, Mar 21, Apr 18

Satisfy your inquiring mind! Staff from the Novi Public Library visits the Meadowbrook Activity Center monthly to assist you in signing up for and renewing library cards, requesting library materials to be delivered to you at the MAC, as well as learning about the newest book releases. You may request regular and large print books, DVDs and audiobooks. Learn about the Library’s Select Read’s e-newsletter as a way to order your books. It’s a great way to continue learning and expand your world.

Age: 55+
Price: No Charge
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center

A Novel Bunch Book Club

Wednesday, 1-2pm
February 15

Join this book club, created just for you! Book clubs are a great way to meet new people, read new books and learn from each other’s thoughts and experiences. This group will meet four times a year. The discussions will be led by Novi Librarian, Jessie Schenk. The discussion at this meeting will be about the book The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman

Age: 50+
Price: No Charge
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center

 

TRANSPORTATION

Let Us Do the Driving! Be independent and continue a healthy, active lifestyle. Rides available for medical appointments, shopping, enrichment and fitness classes, afternoon of playing cards or special events, going to the Novi Public Library, Meadowbrook Activity Center or Novi Civic Center.

Service Hours:
Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm (last pick-up 4:30pm in Novi or 3:30pm out of Novi)
Saturday, 9am-3pm (last pick-up 2:30pm)

 Age: Residents 55+ and those under 55 with a limiting disability.
To Schedule Transportation: Call 248.735.5617 between 7am- 4pm Mon-Fri.
Reservations required at least two (2) days in advance. Request will be granted based on availability. Make appointments anytime day or night by email: noviseniortransportation@cityofnovi.org. State name, address, phone number, destination address, date, times (pick-up & return) for your trip.

Fare Structure:
*$3 one-way within the City of Novi
*$5 one-way outside the City of Novi within a 10 mile range (begins at the Novi Civic Center)
*No Charge for rides to the Novi Civic Center, Meadowbrook Activity Center, Novi Public Library or to a City of Novi special event/program within the city limits.

Punch Cards – Your Best Bet! No need to carry cash! Purchase a pre-paid transportation punch card. What a great gift idea for a family member or friend. Punch cards are non-refundable. For further information call 248.735.5617.

Punch Card Price
$30 - 12 rides within the City (white)
$30 - 8 rides outside the City (yellow)

Moving Billboard Style Advertising Program

Business owners, promote your specialty by wrapping one of the transportation vehicles. There is no more cost-effective advertising method available. Vehicle wraps are attention grabbing works of art that are always in motion, making them moving billboards, advertising throughout the community and surrounding areas. Call City of Novi Older Adult Services at 248.347.0414 for more information.

 

Top of PageSUPPORT SERVICES AND GROUPS

Hearing Loss D.A.T.A. Group – Support Group Meeting

Thursday, 1:30-2:30pm
Jan 26, Feb 23, Mar 23, Apr 27

Are you or a family member experiencing hearing loss? Join us for a monthly support group convening for the purposes of Discussion, Awareness, and Technological Assistance for those with hearing loss. The goal of the support group is to enable people with hearing loss to learn coping strategies and know you are not alone. Learn to help yourself have improved communication and a healthier life. This program is presented in partnership with Deaf and Hearing Impaired Services
(DHIS). To learn more about DHIS, call 248.473.1888 or visit deafsvcs@aol.com.

Age: 50+
Price: No Charge
Facilitator: Patty Soma, Deaf and Hearing Impaired Services (DHIS)
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center

Bereavement Support Group – “Opening New Doors”

Tuesday, 7:30-9pm
Feb 21, Mar 21, Apr 18

Death is a natural part of life. Loss and grief is often accompanied with intense emotions, stress and change. Bereavement facilitator Dr. Michael Meyer’s presentation may offer comfort and help to facilitate growth that assists you with adjustment to life after loss as well as providing healthy approaches to mourning, finding support and hope. This program is proudly presented in partnership with O’Brien Sullivan Funeral Home.

Age: 50+
Price: No Charge
Facilitator: Dr. Michael Meyer, D.D.
Location: Novi Civic Center

AARP Income Tax Preparation

Wednesday, 10am-2pm
Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Apr 5, 12

Does tax time have you stressed? Volunteer tax counselors from AARP are here to help by providing FREE tax aide by appointment. Tax assistants are AARP trained volunteers, they are not accountants. Complex returns may be refused. You are responsible for accuracy and retention of all information and tax records. Please call 248.347.0414 beginning Jan 3 to schedule your appointment.

Price: No Charge
Location: Novi Civic Center

Durable Medical Equipment Loan Closet

Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm

Items such as canes, walkers, wheelchairs, bathing aids and protective garments are available for older adults in need. Available items change constantly, so it’s important that you call ahead to ensure that we have the item you need ready and waiting for you. Equipment donations are accepted based on need. Items must be new or gently used - clean and in very good condition. Call 248.347.0414 for more information. Closed on Jan 2, 16, Feb 20, Apr 14.

Age: 55+
Price: No Charge - Monetary donations are welcome
Location: Novi Civic Center

Ask the Lawyer

Tuesday, 1-3pm
Feb 14, Mar 14, Apr 11
Meadowbrook Activity Center

Wednesday, 5:30-7pm
Feb 15, Mar 15, Apr 19
Novi Civic Center

Do you have a legal question but don’t know who to ask? Eric Glick of the Glick Law Firm is hosting FREE 30 minute sessions to answer your questions about probate avoidance, tax avoidance, wills, power of attorney, asset protection, estate planning, trusts, patient advocate designation (living wills), knowing your patient rights and Medicaid qualifications. To schedule your appointment, call 248.347.0414.

Age: 55+
Price: No Charge

Estate Planning Consultations

Monday, 2-4pm
Feb 13, Mar 13, Apr 10

Estate Planning can be daunting. Karen Stewart, Estate Planning Attorney and Counselor, offers free consultations that help to ensure a sense of safety and security for you while planning for the future. FREE 30 minute, no obligation consultations will allow you to ask questions about probate, wills, trusts, power of attorney, patient advocate, conservatorship, guardianship, communicating with your family and any other questions regarding estate planning. Call 248.347.0414 to make an appointment.

Age: 55+
Price: No Charge
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center

Ask A MMAP Counselor

Friday, 10-11am
Feb 3, Mar 3, Apr 7

Whether you are new to Medicare or a long time participant, it’s important to get the facts so that you can make informed decisions. Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) volunteer counselor, Megan Schira will be at the Meadowbrook Activity Center to answer your Medicare questions, help fill out forms, assist with evaluating supplemental and longterm care insurance policies. Come prepared with information about your supplemental health insurance and a list of all the prescriptions you are taking. Call 248.347.0414 to schedule an appointment.

Age: 62+
Price: No Charge
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center

Fire and Fall Prevention for Older Adults

Slips and falls are the main source of injury for older people in their home. In an effort to better protect and prepare our older adults, the Novi Fire Department developed the Fire and Fall Prevention for Older Adults Program. See Health & Safety section for more information.

 

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Novi Group Travel Fair

Thursday, 1:30pm
Jan 26, Apr 20

For the first half hour of the fair, six to eight travel agencies will showcase their sensational trips and answer questions. Afterwards, you’ll hear interactive presentations about upcoming travels with the opportunity to ask question. Door prizes and refreshments offered.

Age: 55+
Price: No Charge
Location: Novi Civic Center

 

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An Afternoon at the Detroit Institute of Art

Thursday, 12-3:30pm
Feb 2

The City of Novi is partnering with the DIA to offer this exclusive opportunity to ride a fully accessible deluxe motor coach and have a docent led tour. Refreshments are available after the tour. Call Older Adult Services at 248.347.0414 to reserve your spot.

Age: 55+
Price: No Charge
Location: Pick up and drop off at Meadowbrook Activity Center
Registration Ends: Jan 26