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New - Community Quilt Project - One Novi -Deadline Extended to April 30!

Let’s all make a quilt square to tell our story - why we like living in Novi, our families, friends, and neighbors! Get creative! Instructions are available online at cityofnovi.org. All submitted 12x12” squares will be sewn together to create a community quilt to display in the Novi Civic Center. Not crafty? Not a problem! Keep an eye on social media for no-sew ideas and pointers. Drop-off or mail your quilt square by April 30 to be included in the Novi community quilt.

 Novi One Quilt Square Guidelines

Age: Adult 
Price: Free 
Location - Drop-off or Mail to: Novi Civic Center,  
45175 Ten Mile Rd.

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. It is important you call ahead to ensure that we have the item(s) that you need and to arrange for a contactless pick-up. 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. The closet is closed  Feb 15, Apr 2.

Age: 55+
Price: Free - Monetary donations are welcome
Location: Novi Civic Center

Let Us Do the Driving!

Be independent and continue a healthy, active lifestyle. Community-based curb-to-curb transportation service to medical appointments, shopping, work and more is provided to residents 55+ or with a limiting disability.  There is no charge for rides within the City of Novi and a $5 one-way fee outside the City of Novi within
a 10-mile range. 
Reservations are required 24 hours in advance. Transportation is available 8-7pm Monday-Friday. Call 248.735.5617 to schedule a ride 7-4pm Mon-Fri. Call Older Adult Services at 248.347.0414 for more details.

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Life-Long Learning

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To stay informed of program changes, visit cityofnovi.org to subscribe to the e-Engage newsletter and “like” the City of Novi Boomers and Beyond Facebook page. All program updates will be posted on cityofnovi.org.

New - SOAR: Society of Active Retirees

City of Novi Older Adult Services is pleased to announce a new partnership  with SOAR, metro Detroit’s leading lifelong learning community.  For more  than 17 years, in affiliation with Wayne State University, SOAR has offered an extensive menu of unique, engaging lectures and enrichment activities to its more than 1,200 members. Enjoy 50 or more fascinating, academic-caliber programs on the arts, current events, history, travel, psychology, political science and more. Engage with prominent and distinguished speakers. Gain exclusive access to archived classes. Enjoy it all this spring from your armchair via Zoom. All for $100. And for Novi residents: enjoy three FREE preview lectures. Never. Stop. Learning….with SOAR.

Price: $100 
Presenter: SOAD 
Location: Virtual. One class each morning & each afternoon; most classes taped for viewing at your convenience.
Registration Begins: Mar 15

Retirees
Apr 19-May28

SOAR preview lectures available for Novi Residents

Contemporary Art Glass

Presenter: Aaron “Mr. Glass” Schey 
Schey is partner and owner of Habatat Galleries in Royal Oak, 
the oldest and largest art gallery in the United States devoted exclusively to artists working with glass as their medium. His presentation features a fascinating look at the history of studio glass, the techniques used by its talented artists, and its many artistic expressions.

Everybody In, Nobody Out: Inspiring Community  at University Musical Society 

Presenter: Ken Fischer 
Fischer spent 30 years as the dynamic and dedicated director of the University Musical Society at University of Michigan. His presentation reflects on the power of the performing arts to engage and enrich communities - not by handing down cultural enrichment from on high, but by helping communities preserve cultural heritage, incubate talent, and make their voices heard.

Berlin: History and Highlights of a Fascinating City

Presenter: Mariya Fogarasi
Berlin has been called edgy, poor (financially), rich (culturally), liberal, exciting, historical, international and never-ending. Fogarasi spent 10 years in this fascinating capital. Her presentation focuses on favorite highlights of a city which marked the 75th anniversary of its World War II capitulation on May 8, 2020. 

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Health and Well-Being

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Ascension SE Michigan Community Health Virtual Classes 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Ascension has paused their face-to-face classes. The following virtual classes are open for registration. You must have access to a computer or smartphone and will receive a link after your registration is completed.

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Nutrition Programs

Home Delivered Meals on Wheels

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. Meals are delivered to ensure contactless interaction. No delivery Apr 2.

Age: 60+
Price: $3 suggested donation
Location: Your Home