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55 and Better

City of Novi Older Adult Services Office

45175 Ten Mile Road
(between Novi and Taft Roads)
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

Contact City of Novi Older Adult Services:

Older Adult Services Office: 248.347.0414
Transportation Services: 248.735.5617
Daily Lunch Meal Reservations: 248.347.0489
Meals on Wheels: 888.886.8971
Weather Hotline: 248.347.0473

Program Activity Sites

Novi Civic Center - 45175 Ten Mile Road
Meadowbrook Activity Center - 25075 Meadowbrook Road
Novi Public Library - 45255 Ten Mile Road

Services or programs conducted by an individual or entity unrelated to the City of Novi.

The City of Novi makes no warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, as to the service or program. Any opinions, findings, conclusions,  recommendations expressed and informative opinions, findings, conclusions,
advice, and information provided as part of these services or programs are those of the presenting individual or entity only, and do not represent the official position or policies of the City of Novi.

Newsletter

The Enhance newsletter features the most up-to-date information about classes, programs and special events that will enhance your healthy, active lifestyle. Pick up a copy at the Meadowbrook Activity Center or the Novi Civic Center or by clicking here.

Get the e-version of the Enhance newsletter delivered to your email inbox once a month. Sign up for the e-newsletter online or in person at the Novi Older Adult Services Office.

Monthly Activity Calendar

Check out our monthly calendar of special events, classes, programs and services. Copies available at the Older Adult Services office, Meadowbrook Activity Center and Novi Civic Center.

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Special Events

Life-Long Learning

Financial and Retirement Planning

Health and Wellness

Exercise and Fitness

Support Services

Support Groups

Social Enrichment Programs

Cards and Games

Hobbies and Crafts

Out and About with OAS

Nutrition Programs

Transportation Services

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Special Events

Note

Come let’s party, laugh and socialize with friends. Novi’s Older Adult Services invites you to mark your calendar and enjoy these delightful special events. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance at the Older Adult Services office in the Novi Civic Center or Meadowbrook Activity Center. For information, call 248.347.0414

Batter Up for an All Star, Grand Slam Luncheon

Thu, 12-2pm
Apr 4

Be a “sport” and join us at a Detroit Tiger picnic luncheon at the Meadowbrook Activity Center. Hot dogs, cracker jacks, cheers and fun, this party is sure to be a home run. Come “Catch” this Tigers home game luncheon with Older Adult Services. This program is proudly supported by Mindful Home Transitions.

Age: 55+
Price: Res. $7.50/Non-Res. $9
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center
Ticket Deadline: Mar 28 or until sold out

Euchre Tournament

Sat, 2pm
Apr 6

You’ve been dealt an invitation to join the 4th Annual Euchre Tournament. Go at it alone or count on your partner! Pick it up or pass. Enjoy friendly competition. Players will play eight rounds and winners receive gift certificates. Dinner (subs, cake, pop, chips) served after four rounds. Bring quarters for euchres &
reneges.

Age: 50+
Price: Res. $7/Non-Res $8.50
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Apr 03

They’re Off and Running - Derby Luncheon

Thu, 12-2pm
May 2

Join us in a pre-race celebration of the 145th Kentucky Derby. Come eat a southern fare lunch, drink mint juleps (non-alcoholic) and merrily choose your favorite horse while wearing your derby attire. Best Hat award given to the ladies and best bow tie award given to the gents. Entertainment provided by Joel Palmer. This program is proudly sponsored in partnership with Provident Dentistry.

Age: 55+
Price: Res. $7.50/Non-Res. $9
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center
Ticket Deadline: Apr 25 or until sold out
Registration Ends: Apr 25

Red, White and “You” – Fourth of July Luncheon

Thu, 12-2pm
Jun 27

Toot the horn! Bang the drum! It’s a party! Come dressed in your red, white and blue to celebrate Americas Birthday with us. Entertainment provided by special blend This program is proudly supported by South Lyon Rehab.

Age: 55+
Price: Res. $7.50/Non-Res. $9
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center
Ticket Deadline: Jun 20 or until sold out
Registration Ends: Jun 20

Novi Memorial Day Festivities

Mon, May 27
8am Run, 10am Parade, 11:30am Memorial Service

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.  The parade begins at 10am and travels west along Ten Mile Road from Karim Boulevard to the Novi Civic Center.  Veterans, scouts, civic organizations and runners are invited to showcase their community pride. For information on the 5k/10k run, parade and ceremony visit city website at cityofnovi.org or call 248.347.0414.

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

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Life Long Learning

Bits & Bytes Cafe

Thu, 10-11:30am
Mar 21, Apr 18, May 16, Jun 20

Enjoy sharing the exciting ways inw hich technology helps you meet the needs of our fast changing society. Lives have been changed with learning to use the smartphone, iPad, computer, tablet, 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

Financial Crimes, Scams and Identity Theft

Tue, 1-3pm
Apr 16

All around the 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 Det. Jerry Stempien, an expert in this area. He will speak on Identity Theft, Credit Card and Check Fraud, Imposter and Tax Scams and other 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: Det. Jeremy Stempien, Novi
Police Department
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Apr 14

Detroit Institute of Arts: Behind the Seen

“Through Her Eyes:  Women Artists’ in the DIA’s Collection”
Thu, 1-2pm
Apr 25

Behind the Seen will bring the same level of insight and engagement about the DIA’s collection from the museum to the Meadowbrook Activity Center.  Viewing the work of women artists in the DIA collection heightens awareness of the creative contributions of women across cultures and time and provides a lens through which to explore issues of gender, relationships between generations, politics, and culture.  Pre-registration required by calling 248.347.0414.

Price: No Charge
Speaker: DIA volunteer
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center
Registration Ends: Apr 22

Birding 101

Thu, May 9
1-2pm

Look, up in the sky, it’s a bird! But wait what kind? Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop of Novi invites you and your friends to learn about the multiple species of birds in the area. To help identity the birds each participant will receive a colorful poster of birds of the area. Pre-registration required by calling 248.347.0414.

Age: All
Price: No Charge
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: May 06

NEW – Age in Place

Tue, 1-2pm
May 7

Most adults desire to stay in their homes for the rest of their lives. To age in place successfully requires knowledge and planning. Join us to discuss ways to enhance the quality of life for older adults experiencing functional and physical changes related to aging and ways to remain safe in your home. Preregistration required at healthcare.ascension.org/events. For more information, call 1.866.501.3627.

Age: 55+
Price: No Charge
Instructor: Carmela Wilder, Rose Senior
Assessment Center
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: May 03

Medicare 101

Sat, 1-3:30pm
Jun 15
Are you ready to enroll in Medicare?  This program provides an overview of Medicare. Topics include: Medicare Parts A and B, Medigap insurance, Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare prescription drug coverage. After participating in this program, participants will be better equipped to make informed Medicare-related decisions.  The program is presented in association with the MMAP, Inc., a private, nonprofit agency that is not connected with any insurance company. Pre-registration required by calling 248.347.0414.

Age: Adults eligible to enroll in Medicare
Price: No Charge
Presenter: John Howland, MMAP Counselor
Location: Novi Public Library
Registration Ends: Jun 13

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Books & More

Novi Public Library Visits the MAC

Tue, 10:30-11:30am
Mar 19, Apr 16, May 14, Jun 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 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

Wed, 1-2pm
Mar 20, May 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 every other month. The discussions will be led by Novi Librarian, Jessie Schenk. The group will discuss “Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine” by Gail Honeyman at the January 16th meeting. The group will discuss “Wright Brothers” by David McCullough
at the March meeting.

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

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Financial and Retirement Planning

New Laws Affecting Your Estate Plan

Wed, 6:30-8:30pm
Feb 27, Mar 27, Apr 17

Review recent changes to Michigan Law & IRS regulations that will affect your existing estate plan. This seminar will explain those changes and you will learn if you need to make changes to your estate plan. Learn about the new Funeral Representative Law and the new law on uncapping real estate taxes at death. Pre-registration required by calling 248.347.0414.

Age: All ages
Price: No Charge
Instructor: Gary F. Allen, Elder Law
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Mar 22/Apr 12

Allocating Your 401(k), 403b and 457 for Retirement

Thu, 10:30am-12pm
Apr 4

In this informative class, retirees and soon-to-be retirees will learn how to make the most of their 401(k) savings 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 and what to watch out for when Required Minimum Distributions are approaching. Pre-registration required by calling 248.347.0414.

Age: All ages
Price: No Charge
Instructor: Patrick A. Shope, CWS Financial Consultant
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Feb 19/ Apr 1

What You Need To Know About Required Minimum Distributions

Thu, 10:30am-12pm
Apr 11

Managing your Required Minimum Distributions is far more complicated than most retirees realize. The decisions you make today can have a tremendous impact on your retirement income plan, the sustainability of your investment portfolio and the amount of taxes you’ll pay over your lifetime. Learn about three distribution options to consider when deciding how to meet your RMD’s, why you should calculate your RMD’s correctly, how to coordinate distributions with your overall asset allocation, how to manage the impact RMD’s will have on your taxes, and how to structure your investments to help simplify the management of RMD’s. Pre-registration required by calling 248.347.0414.

Age: All ages
Price: No Charge
Instructor: Patrick A. Shope, CWS®,
Financial Consultant
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Apr 08

Facing the Giant Together

Wed, 6:30-8:30pm
Apr 24

Learn the advantages of facing long-term care (LTC) as a family. It offers strategies that families can use to overcome the looming challenges of long-term care. Discussion will address: working together as a family in LTC planning, maximizing financial resources to pay for LTC, knowing when and where to get professional help, understanding Medicaid and VA benefits, and avoiding the most common mistakes. Pre-registration required by calling 248.347.0414.

Age: All ages
Price: No Charge
Instructor: Gene Richards, Elder law and estate planning attorney
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Dec 10
Registration Ends: Apr 18

Financial Aid for Assisted Living and Nursing Home

Wed, 6:30-8:30pm
May 8

Admission to an assisted living or a nursing home is an expensiveproposition. The good news - financial assistance is available. This workshop explains the benefits available through Medicare, Medicaid and VA programs. Learn strategies to get the most benefits in the shortest amount of time: Identify the benefits available to you, learn critical steps to qualify for the most benefits, understand when and how to apply for Medicaid and VA benefits, avoid costly errors and mistakes, connect with a local elder law attorney. Pre-registration required by calling 248.347.0414.

Age: All ages
Price: No Charge
Instructor: Gene Richards, Elder Law Estate Planning Attorney
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: May 03

Retirement Realities – Don’t be Sold, be Informed!

Wed, 6:30-8:30pm
May 15

Learn about the many misconceptions and concerns within the financial industry. The quest for a comfortable
retirement is becoming more difficult so let’s discuss the nature of the industry and how it affects your financial wellbeing, whether you’re approaching retirement or currently retired. You just need to know where to look. You’ve spent years accumulating your retirement nest-egg, let us help give you peace of mind... so you don’t feel sold, but informed! Pre-registration required by calling 248.347.0414.

Age: All ages
Price: No Charge
Instructor: Chad Day, The Michigan Retirement Agency
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: May 10

How to Choose Housing for Seniors

Wed, 6:30-8:30pm
 Mar 6, May 29

“Back in the day,” care options were pretty simple to figure out. You either stayed at home and your family cared for you, or you went to the dreaded Nursing Home. Today, seniors can have care services in their home or choose to move into the newly re-conceptualized Assisted Living and Residential Care Homes. It’s important to know what the options are so you can decide what the right choice is for you and your loved ones. During this session we will examine different living options for seniors. Pre-registration required by calling 248.347.0414.

Age: All ages
Price: No Charge
Instructor: Kari West, Senior Care Consultant, CarePatrol of Oakland County
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Mar 4/May 24

Why Families Feud in Probate Court and How to Prevent the Mayhem

Wed, 6:30-8:30pm
Jun 5

We have all heard probate horror stories. A Will took five years to be probated, generating thousands of dollars in legal fees. The assets of an estate went to the wrong person. Family secrets were revealed in open court. Such stories create fear about probate administration, which can lead to estate planning decisions with unintended consequences. Come with questions. Leave with answers. What is probate? How can I prevent my family from feuding in probate court? Why did my will not avoid probate? What happens if I don’t have a will? How do judges deal with feuding families? What can I do to avoid probate? Pre-registration required by calling 248.347.0414.

Age: All ages
Price: No Charge
Instructor: Gene Richards, Elder Law and Estate Planning Attorney
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Feb 15/May 31

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Health and Wellness

Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls

Thu, 1-3pm
Mar 7-Apr 25

Are you concerned about falling? Are you experiencing ambulatory issues? Are you ready to problem solve? Join us for an eight-session, interactive lecture series to learn strategies to lower your risk for falls. Plus, learn how you can improve strength, coordination and balance. Each session builds on the information and activities shared at previous sessions. Preregistration required at healthcare.ascension.org/events. For more information, call 1.866.501.3627.

Age: 55+
Price: No Charge
Instructor: Sue Knapp, Ascension SE
Michigan Community Health
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Mar 05

NEW – Medication Management

Tue, 1-2pm
Apr 23

One of your most important daily responsibilities is managing your medications - making sure they are taken properly and on time, getting refills, and watching for side effects. You or your loved one may have more than one illness and have to take several medications each day. Learn how tech tools are an easy, safe way to track medications. Pre-registration required at healthcare.ascension.org/events. For more information, call 1.866.501.3627.

Age: 55+
Price: No Charge
Instructor: Staff, Ascension SE Michigan
Community Health
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Apr 18

Free Blood Pressure Screening Program

Wed, 11am-12pm
Mar 6-Jun 26

Know your numbers! Check your blood pressure regularly this winter 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 checks are performed the second Wednesday of each month, upon request.

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

NEW - Healthy Hearing Program

Thu, 10am-12pm
Mar 21, Apr 18, May 16, Jun 20

One in three people in the U.S. between the ages of 65 and 74 has hearing loss.  Stay in the conversation. To keep your hearing healthy, have regular hearing screenings. A hearing screening is a quick test to see how well you hear different sounds. Hearing aid cleanings will also be available. Appointment required by calling 248.347.0414.

Age: 55+
Price: No Charge
Instructor: Personalized Hearing Care, Inc.
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center

The Foot Specialist - “Limp In, Leap Out”

Thu, 8:30-11:50am
Mar 28, May 2, 30

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. To schedule an appointment, call Dr. Guy’s office at 313.537.4030.

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

Mon-Thu, 9am-4pm
Mar 4-Jun 27

Massage therapy is particularly valuable for the aches and pains associated with growing older. It promotes blood and oxygen flow to the muscles, tendons around the joints and organs to encourage healing. Many 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 Monday - Thursday. No massage May 27.

Call to schedule an appointment:
Monday sessions - call Peggy Schwartz, LMT at 734.634.0254.
Tuesday-Thursday sessions - call Lisa Firth, LMT at 248.894.3071.

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


Assisted Stretching

Tue-Wed, 9am-4pm
Mar 5-Jun 26

Assisted Stretching is particularly valuable to relieve the stiffness associated with growing older. It can help you maintain flexibility and fitness. Assisted Stretching also improves your ability to complete daily living activities like getting up from a seated position, reaching, bending and sitting for extended periods. Call Lisa Firth at 248.894.3071 to schedule an appointment.

Age: 55+
Price: 30 Minute - Res. $28/Non-Res. $33
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center - 3rd Floor Clinic

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Exercise & Fitness

Exercise & Fitness

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 to helping you reach your goals. From fast moving dance style exercise to gentle, slow movement-based workouts, 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.

Fitness Tip of the Season:
Many individuals take walks to get their exercise, but to build up your endurance, it’s important to walk often and walk briskly.  Brisk walking increases your breathing and heart rate for an extended period of time. To vary your routine, try one of the many fitness classes offered.

  • Aerial Silks
  • Capoeira
  • Commit to be Fit
  • Drums Alive!
  • Golf Leagues:  Men, Women, Coed
  • Interval Cardio Workout
  • Karate
  • Keep on Movin’
  • Morning Tone and Stretch
  • Pilates Mat
  • Pilates with props and Barre PLUS
  • Stretch and Strength
  • Tai Chi
  • Yoga (Beginner, Vinyasa, Foundations, Hatha - Mastering the basics)
  • Zumba Gold
  • Zumba Gold-Chair
Remember to check with your doctor before starting a new class, especially if you haven’t exercised for a long time, have chronic health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis or have any concerns. Don’t wait! Register early to ensure your favorite program is offered. Refer to Healthy and Active - Fitness section, for a list of classes, dates and times.

Indoor Pickleball

Thu, 10am-12pm (Beginner),
12pm-2pm (Beginner to Intermediate)
Feb 28-Apr 11, Apr 25-May 30

Participate in the new INDOOR Pickleball sessions at The Practice Zone! The six week session will be your opportunity to stop on by and play other local players in the area. Some paddles will be available, but we suggest you bring your own paddle. Balls supplied. Registration is required. No class Apr 4.

Age: 55+
Price: Res. $30/Non-Res $36
Location: The Practice Zone - 24164
Haggerty Rd, Farmington Hills
Registration Ends: Feb 21/Apr 18

Chair Volleyball

Tue, 1:45-3pm
Every Tuesday unless noted

Every Tuesday unless noted More fun than you can possibly stand – while seated! Come enjoy this fun-filled game with a beach ball. Chair volleyball is great for upper body mobility and joint flexibility. It enhances your muscle tone, reflexes, hand-eye coordination, and endurance. The game is played with a beach ball and a five foot high net. Rules are similar to regular volleyball except you are sitting down!

Age: 55+
Price: No Charge
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Drop-In Program

Novi Path Walkers

Tue, 9am
May 7-Aug 27

Can you really walk your way to fitness?  You bet! The benefits of regular walking include lifting your mood, strengthening your bones and maintaining a healthy weight. Walkers set their own pace.  Walks average 20-30 minutes. Stay motivated, meet new people and have fun. All ages are welcome. For information, contact Older Adult Services at 248.347.0414.

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

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Support Services

Ask a MMAP Counselor

Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm

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. A Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP, Inc.) representative will answer your Medicare questions, help fill out forms, and assist with evaluating Medigap supplemental plans, Medicare Advantage and long-term care insurance policies. This program is proudly presented in association with MMAP, Inc. MMAP is a private, non-profit agency that is not connected with any insurance company and does not sell insurance products. Appointment required by calling 248.347.0414.

Age: 65+ (or younger, if currently
enrolled in Medicare)
Price: No Charge
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center

Estate Planning Consultations

Mon, 2-3:30pm
Mar 11, Apr 8, May 13, Jun 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. Pre-registration required by calling 248.347.0414.

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

Ask the Lawyer

Tue, 1-3pm
Mar 12, Apr 9, May 14, Jun 11
Meadowbrook Activity Center

Wed, 5:30-7pm
Mar 20, Apr 17, May 15, Jun 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. Pre-registration required by calling 248.347.0414.

Age: 55+
Price: No Charge

AARP Income Tax Preparation

Wed, 10am-3pm
Feb 27, Mar 6, Mar 13, Mar 20, Mar 27, Apr 3, Apr  10

Does tax time have you stressed? Certified AARP Volunteer Tax Preparers are here to help by providing FREE tax aide by appointment. Tax preparers 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 2 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 clean, in very good condition and ready to be loaned. For information, call 248.347.0414. Closed on Dec 24, 25, 31, Jan 1, 21, Feb 18.

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

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Support Groups

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

Thu, 1:30-2:30pm
Mar 28, Apr 25, May 23, Jun 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 association with Deaf and Hearing Impaired Services (DHIS). For information, call 248.473.1888 or visit dhisonline.org.

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

Bereavement Support Group – “Opening New Doors”

Tue, 7:30-9pm
Mar 19, Apr 16, May 21, Jun 18

Death is a natural part of life. Loss and grief are 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 association with O’Brien-Sullivan Funeral Home.

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

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Social Enrichment Programs

Monday Movie Matinee

Mon, 1-3:30pm
Mar 18, Apr 15, May 20, Jun 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. See calendar or call for movie title.

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

Coffee Hour at Meadowbrook Café

Tue, 8-9am
Mar 5-Jun 25

Become friends and spend time enjoying bagels, rolls, bread, sweets and coffee thanks to a great partnership with Panera Bread. It’s a great way to start your Tuesday! No Coffee Hour Dec 25, Jan 1.

Age: 55+
Price: $0.25 per cup of coffee
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center

Chinese Club

Tue, 10am-12pm
Mar 5-Jun 25

This program is designed for Chinese older adults interested in enjoyable cross-cultural experiences. Mandarin speaking older adults will learn the English language, reading and writing skills needed for their daily lives. For information, contact Peixiam He at 248.347.3881. No Chinese Club Dec 25, Jan 1.

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

Ladies Lunch Bunch

Thu, 1pm

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 foods. Venture out and have some fun! Just show up at the designated location  each month.

Mar 14 - Olive Garden 43300 Crescent Blvd., Novi
Apr 11 - Famous Dave’s 43350 Crescent Blvd, Novi
May 9 - Claddagh Irish Pub 17800 Haggerty Rd, Livonia
Jun 13 - Library Pub 42705 Grand River, Novi

Age: 50+
Price: Varies

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Cards and Games

Pinochle

Mon, 12:30-3:30pm
Mar 4-Jun 24

Try your hand at Pinochle (single deck). Keep your mind sharp with a little competition! Held weekly.
No Pinochle May 27.

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

Mahjong

Mon, 12:30-4pm
Mar 4-Jun 24

American Mah Jongg is similar to Gin Rummy, but is instead played with 152 tiles. The game can be played with three to four players. Those familiar with the game are welcome to come and play.  Must have current Mah Jongg card.  No Mah Jongg May 27.

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

Bingo

Tue, Fri, 1-3pm
Mar 5-Jun 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.

Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center
Bingo Callers Wanted! Share your time and talents with City of Novi Older Adult
Services. For information, contact Sandy Fisher at 248.347.0421.

Euchre

Wed, 12:30-3:30pm
Mar 6-Jun 26

Think you have the hand that you can go solo with? Try your hand in euchre, it’s 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

Sat, 2pm
Apr 6

You’ve been dealt an invitation to join the 4th Annual Euchre Tournament. Go at it alone or count on your partner! Pick it up or pass. Enjoy friendly competition. Players will play eight rounds and winners receive gift certificates. Dinner (subs, cake, pop, chips) served after four rounds. Bring quarters for euchres & reneges.

Age: 50+
Price: Res. $7/Non-Res $8.50
Location: Novi Civic Center

Boomers - Games Galore

Wed, 1-3pm
Mar 13, 27, Apr 10, 24, May 8, 22, Jun 12, 26

Join other game enthusiasts and have fun playing and learning diverse games like Sequence, Rummy Cube, Bananagrams, UNO Cards…plus anything you want to bring from home.  Multiple games can take place at one time. Come play and socialize with others. For information, contact Sushma Tuteja at 248.347.0839.

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

Samba

Thu, 12-3:30pm
Mar 7-Jun 27

It’s not the dance…but a fun variation of Canasta/Hand & Foot played with six decks and four players in teams of two. Unlike Canasta where only cards of the same number may be melded, Samba also allows runs of three or more cards in the same suit to be melded. The object is to score the most points by completing the minimum requirements for Sambas and Canastas. Held weekly. Come join the fun and make new friends.

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

Bridge - Contract

Thu, 12:15-3:30pm
Mar 7-Jun 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

Fri, 12:30-3:30pm
Mar 8-Jun 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 Duplicate Bridge Dec 7, Feb 1, Mar 1.

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

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Hobbies and Crafts

“All Things Yarn”– Knitting/Crocheting Circle

Tue, 1:30-4pm
Mar 5-Jun 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 from fellow knitters. 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. Group also meet on Wednesdays at Providence Assarian Cancer Center. For information, contact Beverly McCarter at 248.302.1258. No All Things Yarn Dec 25, Jan 1.

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

“Novi Needlers”- Quilting Group

Wed, 10am-2:30pm
Mar 13, Apr 10, May 8, Jun 12

Wed, 10am-1pm
Mar 27, Apr 24, May 22, Jun 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. For information, contact Marianne Schmid at 248.449.6012.

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

“In Stitches”– Needlework Group

Fri, 1-3pm
Mar 1-Jun 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. For information, contact Older Adult Services at 248.347.0414.

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

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Out and About With Oas

Note

City of Novi Older Adult Services is here to help you find your dream getaway. New travel opportunities are added to our travel board regularly. All trips are planned by local travel experts. Stop by the Older Adult Services office or Meadowbrook Activity Center to pick up informational brochures. Relax and leave the planning and driving to the experts. Meet new travel friends. There are plenty of trips available at all price ranges. 

Travel Opportunity Updates To receive frequent updates as new travel opportunities are added to our offerings, “Like” us on our Facebook page, facebook.com/noviboomersandbeyond or let us know your email address.

Novi Group Travel Fair

Thu, 1:30pm
Apr 18

For the first half hour of the fair, travel agents will showcase their sensational trips and answer questions. Afterwards, you’ll hear interactive presentations about upcoming travels with the opportunity to ask questions. Door prizes and refreshments offered. Participating Travel Agencies: AAA Travel, Brookside Travel, Ed and Ted’s Excellent Adventures, Rybicki Tours, Step on Bus Tours and Shoreline Tours.

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

Visit the Detroit Institute of Arts

Thu, 12-3:30pm
May 16

All aboard for a free trip to the DIA! The City of Novi is partnering with the DIA to offer this exclusive opportunity to ride a fully accessible deluxe motor coach and enjoy a “make it-take it” art project or tour the museum. Bus will depart from the Meadowbrook gazebo parking lot at noon promptly. Please arrive 15 minutes early. Refreshments are available at the DIA. Pre-registration required by calling 248.347.0414.

Age: 55+
Price: No Charge
Location: Pick up and drop off at the Meadowbrook Activity Center
Registration Ends: May 2

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Nutrition 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 1.888.886.8971. No lunch Apr 19, May 27.

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 Apr 19, May 27.

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

The Emergency Food Assistance Program – TEFAP

Tue, 12:30-3pm
Mar 12, Jun 11

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Emergency Food Assistance Program provides a quarterly food allotment for all who are income eligible - one person household $2,023 or less monthly and two person household $2,743 or less monthly. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. For information, call 248.347.0414.

Price: No Charge
Location: Novi Civic Center

Focus: HOPE – Food for Seniors Program

Tue, 12:30-3pm
Mar 12, Apr 9, May 14, Jun 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 $1,316 or less monthly and two person household $1,784 or less monthly. This commodity food program allows you to enhance your quality of life by supplementing your food budget. Pre-registration required by calling 248.347.0414.

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

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Transportation Services

Let Us Do the Driving!

The City of Novi’s Senior Transportation Program provides specialized transportation for residents of Novi ages 55 and older, or those younger than 55 with a limiting disability. The service cannot accommodate children. Vehicles are scheduled based on the needs of each passenger, location, time and the use of a lift-equipped bus, van or car. Trips are scheduled in the mostefficient, cost-effective way using specific parameters that schedules multiple riders in the same vehicle at the same time.

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-7pm (last pick-up 6:30pm in Novi or 6pm out of Novi)
Saturday, 9am-3pm (last pick-up 2:30pm)
No transportation is provided on holidays when City services are closed. Closed: Apr 19, May 27

To schedule a ride:
All ride requests will be granted based on availability. Call 248.735.5617 between 7am-4pm Mon-Fri. Reservations required at least one (1) day in advance. Make appointments anytime day or night by email . State your name, address, phone number, destination address, date, times (pick-up & return) for your trip.

NEW! Text message ride notifications and self-service web booking now available. Must enroll prior to using the service, by calling 248.735.5617.

Fare Structure:
Free rides within the City of Novi  
$5 one-way outside the City of Novi within a 10-mile range (begins at the Novi Civic Center)

Punch Card Special – Your Best Bet! Purchase a card and receive a free ride. No need to carry cash!  What a great gift idea for a family member or friend. Punch cards are non-refundable, nontransferable and cannot be replaced if lost. Purchase card from drivers or Older Adult Services office. For further information call 248.735.5617.

Card Price $30 - 7 rides outside the City (save $5)