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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

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
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

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
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

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Financial and Retirement Planning

How to Choose Housing for Seniors

Wed, 6:30-8:30pm
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

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
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

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.

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

Indoor Pickleball

Thu, 10am-12pm (Beginner),
12pm-2pm (Beginner to Intermediate)
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

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

Keep On Movin’

Mon and Wed, 10:30-11:30am Graphic-Level1.jpg
Apr 29-Jun 12 (13 classes) 
Jul 8-Aug 21 (14 classes)

We can achieve muscle toning and flexibility through the use of exercise resistance training. All activities are challenge by choice. Most exercises are done seated in a chair, so this class is especially accommodating for those with bad knees, hips or other limitations. Participants will use balls, resistance bands and light weights. Please bring two 2-5 lb. weights to class. This class is done both on your feet and seated. No class May 27. 

Age: 50+ 
13 Class Price: Res. $52/Non-Res. $62 
14 Class Price: Res. $56/Non-Res. $67 
Instructor: Kim Chilton, Certified Instructor 
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center 
Registration Ends:Jul 3


Drums Alive!

Tue, 5:15-6:15pm Graphic-Level2.jpg 
Apr 30-Jun 11 (7 weeks) 
Jul 9-Jul 30 (4 weeks) 

Whether you need to sit or stand, this adaptable exercise works the mind by improving memory, helping with cognitive thinking, improving balance, coordination and socialization. You’ll use a large exercise ball with a pair of drumsticks, to unleash your inner rock star. Ball required. Drumsticks and base will be provided. This class is done on your feet or in a chair. 

Age: 50+ 
4 Week Price: Res. $32/Non-Res. $38
7 Week Price: Res. $56/Non-Res. $67 
Instructor: Debbie Mayer, Licensed Instructor 
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center
Registration Ends:Jul 5


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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
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
May 14, Jun 11
Meadowbrook Activity Center

Wed, 5:30-7pm
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

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.

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
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
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
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.

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

Boomers - Games Galore

Wed, 1-3pm
Apr 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
May 8, Jun 12

Wed, 10am-1pm
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.

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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
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 $2,082 or less monthly and two person household $2,818 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
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)