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55 & Better

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  Dec 24, 25, 31, Jan 1, 18.

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

Quilt Group

Are you a quilter? We are organizing a “stronger together community quit project”. Quilters will work on their pieces separately to be added to a larger piece when completed. Materials and pattern will be provided. Keep an eye on cityofnovi.org and the Novi Boomers and Beyond Facebook page.

Age: Adults
Price: Material Fee TBD
For more information or to be added to an interest list, contact Jessica Mistak at 248.735.5616

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.

Aging Mastery Program – Virtual Edition

Jan 5 - Orientation
Jan 12-Mar 9

Using GoToMeeting, this 10-week virtual program is designed to provide baby boomers and older adults with tools to improve their well-being and celebrate longevity. Presented in association with the Area Agency on Aging 1-B, pre-registration required by calling 1.800.262.2200 or by email wellnessprograms@aaa1b.com. You will be sent a link via email that you can use to participate.

Price: Free
Presenter: Area Agency on Aging 1-B staff
Registration Ends: Jan 4

Medicare 101 - Virtual Edition

Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm

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, you will be better equipped to make informed Medicare-related decisions. The program is presented in association with MMAP, Inc., a grantfunded, non-profit organization that is not connected with any insurance company. Call 248.347.0414 to make an appointment for a phone or virtual consultation.

Age: Adults eligible to enroll in Medicare
Price: Free

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Health and Well-Being

Diabetes Management PATH

The Diabetes-PATH workshop is a six-week virtual workshop 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 PATHprograms@nkfm.org or by calling 734-222-9800.

Age: Adults
Price: Free
Instructor: Staff, SE MI Ascension Community Health
Location: Online/Virtual

Tue, 10am-12:30pm
Jan 19 - Info Session
Jan 26-Mar 2 - Sessions 1-6
Registration Ends: Jan 15

Chronic Pain PATH

Helping you take charge of your chronic pain! Chronic Pain Personal Action Toward Health (PATH) is a no-cost, six-week virtual workshop led by certifi ed leaders designed to help people living with chronic pain manage their health conditions and live a healthier, more enjoyable life. Pre-registration required by calling Ascension at 248.849.5752.

Age: Adults
Price: Free
Instructor: Staff, SE MI Ascension Community Health
Location: Online/Virtual

Thu, 10am-12pm
Jan 21 - Info Session
Jan 28-Mar 4 - Sessions 1-6
Registration Ends: Jan 19

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Expert Advice

AARP Income Tax Preparation

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. (The availability and method in which the AARP tax service is provided will be determined by the status of the pandemic. Appointments may have to be delayed or canceled for the safety of our staff, volunteers and patrons.) Please call 248.347.0414 beginning Jan 6 to schedule your appointment.

Price: Free
Location: Novi Civic Center

Wed, 10am-3pm
Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, Mar 3, 10,17, 24, 31, Apr 7, 14

Ask a Medicare/Medicaid Counselor

A certified volunteer from Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP, Inc.) will answer your questions, troubleshoots problems, and assist you in understanding your options. This program is proudly presented in association with MMAP, Inc. MMAP is a grant-funded, non-profit organization that is not connected with any insurance company and does not sell insurance products. Call 248.347.0414 to make an appointment for a phone or virtual consultation.

Age: Adults eligible to enroll or currently enrolled in Medicare
Price: Free

Estate Planning Consultations

FREE 30-minute, no obligation consultations will allow you to ask questions about probate, wills, trusts, power of attorney, patient advocate, conservatorship, guardianship and more. Call 248.347.0414 to make an appointment for a phone consultation.

Age: 55+
Price: Free

Ask the Lawyer

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 and more. Call 248.347.0414 to make an appointment for a phone consultation.

Age: 55+
Price: Free

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

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