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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

Volunteer Program

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

All That Glitters for the New Year

Mon, 11am-1pm
Dec 31

Let the warmth of friendship take the chill from the air and the spirit of the season make winter easier to bear. As the clock winds down and the old year ends, we’d love to celebrate with all of our friends. Tom Slatton will provide the musical entertainment. Join us as we bring in the New Year. This program proudly supported by Enriched Life Home Care Services.

Age: 55+
Price: Res. $7.50/Non-Res. $9
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center
Ticket Deadline: Dec 21 or until sold out

A Taste of China Luncheon

Thu, 12-2pm
Jan 24

2019 is the Chinese New Year of the Pig. Join us as Older Adult Services celebrates this event with Grand Vista Armchair Travel hostess, Debra. Deb will take us on a colorful movie exploration of the sights, sounds and traditions of China. A lunch of tempting bites of Asian cuisine will be prepared by Novi Health Campus chef, Jason. As per Chinese culture please bring a “wish” for the New Year’s Wishing Tree. This program is proudly supported by Novi Lakes Health Campus.

Age: 55+
Price: Res. $7.50/Non-Res. $9
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center
Ticket Deadline: Jan 17 or until sold out

Valentines Luncheon – A Sweet Day

Thu, 12-2pm
Feb 14

It’s Valentine’s Day. Love and friendship are in the air, Cupid’s arrow flying everywhere. Hearts and flowers, hugs and kisses, let’s get together to share Valentine wishes. This program is proudly supported by WellBridge of Novi.Entertainment provided by Harmony Town.

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

St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon – When Irish Eyes are Smiling

Thu, 12-2pm
Mar 14

‘Tis the season of the Irish and wearing of the green. We are looking for a reason to celebrate. We think you know what we mean! A light heart lives longest so the Irish say, and so we’re having a party to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.Entertainment provided by Balancing Earth. This program is proudly supported by O’Brien-Sullivan Funeral Home.

Age: 55+
Price: Res. $7.50/Non-Res. $9
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center
Ticket Deadline: Mar 7 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

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Life Long Learning

Detroit Institute of Arts: Behind the Seen

Thu, 1-2pm
Jan 3

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. Hear about “Cows at the Opera House and Other Museum Mysteries.” You will learn the many mysteries of the DIA including stories about images, newly discovered meanings, and issues of authenticity.Pre-registration required by calling 248.347.0414.

Price: No Charge
Speaker: DIA volunteer
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center
Registration Ends: Dec 20

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Mon, 1-2:30pm
Feb 4-Mar 18

This educational program is designed to help inform caregivers of how to take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend. This six-week workshop will provide you with tools and strategies to better handle the unique caregiver challenges you face. You’ll learn a lot and walk out with a set of practical tools that you can use right away. This workshop is proudly presented in association with the Area Agency on Aging 1-B. Pre-registration required by calling AAA 1-B at 1.800.852.7795. No class Feb 18.

Price: No Charge
Presenter: Adelia Cooley and Susan
Peters, AAA 1-B
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Jan 31

Medicare 101

Sat, 1-3pm
Feb 23

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: 65+ (or younger, if eligible for Medicare)
Price: No Charge
Presenter: John Howland, MMAP Counselor
Location: Novi Public Library
Registration Ends: Feb 21

Bits & Bytes Cafe

Thu, 10-11:30am
Dec 20, Jan 17, Feb 21, Mar 21

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

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Books & More

Novi Public Library Visits the MAC

Tue, 10:30-11:30am
Dec 11, Jan 22, Feb 12, Mar 19

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
Jan 16, Mar 20

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

How to Choose Housing for Seniors

Thu, 10:30am-12pm
Jan 10

Wed, 6:30-8:30pm
 Mar 6 

“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: Jan 8/Mar 4

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

Wed, 6:30-8:30pm
Jan 16

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: Jan 14

Financial Aid for Assisted Living and Nursing Home

Wed, 6:30-8:30pm
Jan 23

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: Jan 18

What You Need To Know About Required Minimum Distributions

Thu, 10:30am-12pm
Jan 24

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: Jan 22

Wills, Trust and Ladybird Deeds

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

Learn how to avoid probate and save thousands of dollars, why you probably don’t need a trust, how to put a
beneficiary on your home deed, and why powers of attorney are your most important estate planning documents. Learn why holding an unrecorded deed may uncap taxes on property 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: Jan 28

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

Wed, 6:30-8:30pm
Feb 20

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

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

Thu, 10:30am-12pm
Feb 21

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

New Laws Affecting Your Estate Plan

Wed, 6:30-8:30pm
Feb 27

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: Feb 25

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Health and Wellness

NEW – Living Gluten Free: Is It Necessary or Just a Craze?

Wed, 1-2pm
Jan 30

Come join us to learn more about conditions that benefit from avoiding gluten such as celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. Find out what gluten is and what foods contain it. Learn to read the new food labels, find often overlooked sources of gluten and get tips for gluten free dining out. Pre-registration required at healthcare.ascension.org/events. For more information, call 1.866.501.3627.

Age: 55+
Price: No Charge
Instructor: Beth Theisen, Ascension-St. John Providence Community Health
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Jan 28

PATH Diabetes (Personal Action Toward Health)

Thu, 1-3:30pm
Jan 10-Feb 14

The Diabetes-PATH workshop is a six week w0rkshop designed to provide skills and tools to help people living with diabetes. You will learn to manage your everyday activities by making an action plan, avoid complications, balance your blood sugar, improve your communication skills, understand the importance of monitoring your blood sugar, manage symptoms and decrease stress, improve your overall health and increase your energy. Pre-registration required at healthcare.ascension.org/events. For more information, call 1.866.501.3627.

Age: 55+
Price: No Charge
Instructor: Sue Knapp, St. John Providence Community Health
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Jan 8

NEW – Every Heart Matters

Wed, 1-2pm
Feb 6

February is Heart Month. Take charge of your heart health by learning about the risk factors within your control, heart healthy guidelines and when to seek interventions. Pre-registration required at healthcare.ascension.org/events. For more information, call 1.866.501.3627.

Age: 55+
Price: No Charge
Instructor: Sue Knapp, Ascension-St. John Providence Community Health
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Feb 4

NEW – Take Care of Your Heart – Eat Healthy

Wed, 1-2pm
Feb 20

Join us to learn to eat healthy for your heart. Heart healthy fats, antiinflammatory foods, and nutrition powerhouse foods will be discussed. Discover new tips to help lower your blood pressure. Heart healthy recipes will be shared. Pre-registration required at healthcare.ascension.org/events. For more information, call 1.866.501.3627.

Age: 55+
Price: No Charge
Instructor: Beth Theisen, Ascension-St. John Providence Community Health
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Feb 19

Free Blood Pressure Screening Program

Wed, 11am-12pm
Dec 5-Feb 27

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

The Foot Specialist - “Limp In, Leap Out”

Thu, 8:30-11:50am
Dec 27, Jan 24, Feb 28, Mar 28

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
Dec 3-Feb 28

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 thru Thursday. No massage Dec 24, 25, 31, Jan 1, 21, Feb 18. 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
Dec 4-Feb 27

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. No assisted stretching Dec 25, Jan 1.

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.
 
  • Aerial Silks
  • Capoeira
  • Commit to be Fit
  • Drums Alive!
  • Interval Cardio Workout
  • 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.

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

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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

AARP Income Tax Preparation

Wed, 10am-3pm
Feb 6, Feb 13, Feb 20, 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

Estate Planning Consultations

Mon, 2-3:30pm
Dec 10, Jan 14, Feb 11, Mar 11

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
Dec 11, Jan 8, Feb 12, Mar 12
Meadowbrook Activity Center

Wed, 5:30-7pm
Dec 19, Jan 16, Feb 20, Mar 20
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

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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Volunteer Program

Volunteer Program

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 route drivers, Welcome Desk attendants, special event servers, bingo callers and more. Are you ready to volunteer? Apply online at cityofnovi.org or call 248.347.0414 for more information.

Age: 55+
Price: No Charge
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center or Novi Civic Center

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Support Groups

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

Thu, 1:30-2:30pm
Dec 27, Jan 24, Feb 28, Mar 28

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
Dec 18, Jan 15, Feb 19, Mar 19

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
December 17, Jan 28, Feb 25

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
Dec 4-Feb 26

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
Dec 4-Feb 26

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

Boomers - Games Galore

Wed, 1-3pm
Dec 12, Dec 26, Jan 9, Jan 23, Feb 13, Feb 27 

Join other game enthusiast 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

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.

Dec 13 - Carrabba’s Italian Grill 43455 West Oaks Drive, Novi
Jan 10 - Wagon Wheel Lounge 212 S. Main St., Northville
Feb 7 - Applebee’s 47900 Grand River, Novi
Mar 14 - Olive Garden 43300 Crescent Blvd., Novi

Age: 50+
Price: Varies

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Cards and Games

Pinochle

Mon, 12:30-3:30pm
Dec 3-Feb 25

Try your hand at Pinochle (single deck). Keep your mind sharp with a little competition! Held weekly.
No Pinochle Dec 24, 31, Jan 21, Feb 18.

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

NEW - Instructional Mahjong

Mon, 11am-12:30pm
Jan, 8, 15, 29

Similar to gin-rummy, learn the rules of this up and coming popular game. It’s a game of Chinese origin dating back to 1937. Usually played by three to four persons with 144 tiles that are drawn and discarded until one player secures a winning hand. Call Renee for more information 248-926-5468.

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

Mahjong

Mon, 12:30-4pm
Dec 3-Feb 25

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. Those familiar with the game are welcome to come and play. Held weekly. No Mahjong Dec 24, 31, Jan 21, Feb 18.

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

Bingo

Tue, Fri, 1-3pm
Dec 4-Mar 1

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 Dec 25, Jan 1. Age: 55+
Price: $0.50 per card at the door
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center
Bingo Callers Wanted! Share your time and talents with City of Novi Older Adult
Services. For information, contact Sandy Fisher at 248.347.0421.

Euchre

Wed, 12:30-3:30pm
Dec 5-Feb 27

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
Registration Ends: Mar 29

Samba

Thu, 12-3:30pm
Dec 6-Feb 28

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
Dec 6-Feb 28

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
Dec 14-Feb 22

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
Dec 4-Feb 26

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
Dec 12, Jan 9, Feb 13, Mar 13

Wed, 10am-1pm
Jan 23, Feb 27, Mar 27

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
Dec 7-Mar 1

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
Feb 7

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
Dec 20

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: Dec 6

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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 Dec 24, 25, 31, Jan 1, 21, Feb 18.

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 Dec 24, 25, 31, Jan 1, 21, Feb 18.

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

The Emergency Food Assistance Program – TEFAP

Tue, 12:30-3pm
Mar 12

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
Dec 11, Jan 8, Feb 12, Mar 12

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: Dec 24, 25, 31, Jan 1, 21, Feb 18

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)