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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.

Share Your Talents With The Novi Community!

Do you instruct a fitness class or have a special hobby, skill or talent you would like to teach others? We would be interested in discussing options, call Novi Older Adult Services at 248.347.0414.

Volunteer Program

Do you want to share your talents with the Older Adult community? Many opportunities are available. Apply online at cityofnovi.org or call 248.347.0414 for more information

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.

City of Novi Boomers & Beyond on Facebook

Stay in the know about great happenings specifically for those 55+ by liking City of Novi Boomers & Beyond on Facebook.

Don’t wait! Register early to ensure your favorite program is offered.

Brain Health

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

Outdoor Awareness

Nutrition Programs

Transportation Services

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Brain Health

Blasting the Myths About Cognitive Decline in Senior Years

Thu, 6:30-8:30pm
Sep 12
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Sep 10

Learn the latest findings on the aging brain. Presenter will dispel past theories that we are genetically predisposed to cognitive decline and even Alzheimer’s disease. Three strategies for optimum brain health are revealed, which form the basis of subsequent lectures. Hear about the exciting research and results health care professionals are having with the prevention and even reversal of Alzheimer’s disease. This program is proudly supported by Affordable Home Care.

Exercise: Can Be Called Cognitive Candy For The Brain!

Thu, 6:30-8:30pm
Sep 19
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Sep 17

“Use it or Lose it” is how we need to look at brain health. Learn exercises for different ability levels and discuss aspects of balance drills alongside aerobic exercise. This program is proudly supported by Comfort Keepers.

Mindful Relaxation Is The Best Medicine For The Mind!

Thu, 6:30-8:30pm
Oct 3
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Oct 01

Measurable results in neural growth can be achieved by taking a few minutes each day to use the techniques offered during this session. Learn to identify specific Chronotypes and how to reset your circadian rhythms to achieve maximum sleep. You will enjoy a seven-minute guided relaxation at the end of the lecture. This program is proudly supported by Rose Senior Living.

Age: 40+
Instructor: Kathleen Housey
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center

New! Savvy Women, Smart Investors

Thu, 6:30-8:30pm
Oct 17
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Oct 15

Thu, 6:30-8:30pm
Oct 24
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Oct 22

Women, we are the future! Take charge of your finances and learn the eight ways to Financial Success by exploring what questions to ask. Men and women look at investing very differently and have different life spans. Let’s secure your future together! Pre-registration required by calling 248.347.0414.

Age: All Ages
Price: Free
Instructor: Yvonne M. Cole
Location: Novi Civic Center

What’s the Good News?

Thu, 6:30-8:30pm
Sep 12
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Sep 10

Hear about the exciting research and results health care professionals are having with the prevention and even reversal of Alzheimer’s disease. This program is proudly supported by Affordable Home Care.

Age: 40+
Price: Free
Instructor: Kathleen Housey
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center

Your Gut Is Your Second Brain

Thu, 6:30-8:30pm
Sep 26
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Sep 24

Simple dietary changes can offer important brain protection. “Leaky Gut Syndrome” is explained and important food strategies are offered. The most optimum diet prescribed for Alzheimer’s is also discussed. This program is proudly supported by Pomeroy Northville.

Mindful Relaxation Is The Best Medicine For The Mind!

Thu, 6:30-8:30pm
Oct 3
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Oct 01

Measurable results in neural growth can be achieved by taking a few minutes each day to use the techniques offered during this session. Learn to identify specific Chronotypes and how to reset your circadian rhythms to achieve maximum sleep. You will enjoy a seven-minute guided relaxation at the end of the lecture. This program is proudly supported by Rose Senior Living.

Age: 40+
Instructor: Kathleen Housey
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center

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Special Events

Note

Mark your calendar for these delightful special events. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance at the Novi Civic Center or Meadowbrook Activity Center. For information, call 248.347.0414.

A Celebration of Thanksgiving

Thu 12-2pm
Nov 14

Join us for friends, a delicious feast, and live music from Wixie Harrington. This program is proudly supported by BrightStar Care.

Age: 55+
Price: Res.$8/ Non Res $10
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center
Ticket Deadline: November 7 or until sold out

“Fangs for the Memories” Halloween Dinner Party

Thu, 6:30-8:30pm
Oct 31

A night of thrills and chills! Live music provided by Balancing Earth. This program proudly supported by Right at Home.

Age: 55+
Price: $10/res. $12/non-res.
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center
Ticket Deadline: Oct 24 or until sold out

Senior Day at the State Fair

Thu, 10am-12pm
Aug 29
Registration is closed

There will be special programs with entertainment, prizes, contests, games and a delicious lunch will be provided. You will have time to tour the fairgrounds, enjoy the midway and see the animals. No grandchildren are allowed to attend. Free shuttle between Meadowbrook Activity Center and Suburban Collection Showplace. Pre-registration is required by calling 248.347.0414.

Age: 55+
Location: Pick up and drop off at the Meadowbrook Activity
Center. Pick-up at 9:15am and returns at 2pm.

Dancing Thru the Decades - A Senior Socialite Event

Thu, 6-9:30pm
Sep 12

Remember previous favorite dances such as the Hand Jive, Twist, Marcarena or Cha Cha slide? The duo Dayna and Rick Leider will bring the music for dancing those old time favorites. Come dressed in clothing of any decade. Prizes awarded for best outfits. Dinner provided. This program is proudly supported by Novi Older Adult Services, City of Novi and South Lyon.

Age: 55+
Price: $10
Location: Novi Civic Center
Ticket Deadline: Aug 29 or until sold out

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Life Long Learning

Getting Ready for Medicare Open Enrollment 2020

Thu, 10-11am
Oct 17
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Oct 15

Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP, Inc.) is a private, non-profit agency that is not connected with any insurance company and does not sell insurance products. MMAP will be reviewing selected highlights and any changes for 2020 that you will need to know to make informed decisions. Pre-registration required by calling 248.347.0414.

Age: Adults currently enrolled in Medicare
Price: Free
Presenter: Representatives from MMAP
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center

Powerful Tools for Caregivers™

Mon, 1-2:30pm
Sep 16-Oct 21
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Sep 13

This six-week workshop will provide you with tools and strategies to better handle the unique caregiver challenges you face. This workshop is presented in association with the Area Agency on Aging 1-B. Pre-registration required by calling AAA 1-B at 1.800.852.7795.

Price: Free
Presenter: Area Agency on Aging 1-B staff
Location: Novi Civic Center

A Novel Bunch Book Club

Wed, 1-2pm
Sep 18

Wed, 1-2pm
Nov 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 Educated by Tara Westover for the September meeting and for the November meeting

Age: 55+
Price: Free
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center

AARP Smart Driver Program

Wed-Thu, 12:30-4:30pm
Nov 20- 21
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Nov 19

Learn proven safety strategies to maintain your confidence behind the wheel in a comprehensive driver refresher course geared toward the specific needs of the older motorist 55+. More program information is available at aarp.org. *Proof of membership required. Checks must be made payable to AARP. Pre-registration required by calling 248.347.0414.

Age: 55+
Price: AARP Members $15*/Res. and Non-Res. $20
Instructor: Al Darold, AARP Volunteer Instructor
Location: Novi Civic Center

Mahjong – Instructional Class

Wed, 11am—1:30pm
Sep 11-Oct 2
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Sep 09

Learn the basics of how to play this popular and stimulating game. Must have a current year National Mahjong League rules card, available on Amazon or in stores where games are sold.

Age: 55+
Price: Free
Location: Novi Civic Center

Navigating the Probate Court

Thu, 1-3pm
Sep 19
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Sep 17

Local court personnel will help you navigate the Oakland County Probate Court. Understanding the Court will help you make informed choices and decisions regarding your estate. This factsonly presentation will cover a variety of topics:

  • When do you need a will, trust and/or Power of Attorney/Patient Advocate?
  • What a personal representative needs to know about estate administration.
Pre-registration required by calling 248.347.0414.
Presenter: Oakland County Probate Court
Location: Novi Civic Center

Medicare 101

Sat, 1-3:30pm
Oct 5
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Oct 03

An overview of the basics of Medicare - Parts A, B, C and D - enabling participants to make informed Medicare-related decisions. This program is proudly presented in association with the Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP, Inc.). MMAP is a private, non-profit 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: Free
Presenter: John Howland, MMAP Counselor
Location: Novi Public Library

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Books & More

A Novel Bunch Book Club

Wed, 1-2pm
Sep 18

The discussions will be led by Novi Librarian, Jessie Schenk. The group will discuss The Dry by Jane Harper at the July meeting and Educated by Tara Westover for the September meeting.

Age: Adult
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center

Novi Public Library Visits the MAC

Tue, 10:30-11:30am
Sep 17

The Novi Public Library visits the Meadowbrook Activity Center monthly to assist in signing up for and renewing library cards, requesting library materials to be delivered to MAC, as well as learning about the newest book releases. You may request regular and large print books, DVDs and audiobooks.

Age: Adult
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center

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Financial and Retirement Planning

Ask the Adviser

Mon, 6:30-8:30pm
Sep 23
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Sep 19

Wed, 10:30am-12:30pm
Sep 25
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Sep 19

Wed, 10:30am-12:30pm
Oct 23
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Oct 18

Thu, 6:30-8:30pm
Oct 24
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Oct 18

Care Patrol’s Certified Senior Advisors offer education, guidance, personal and professional experience, and a vast array of resources to assist with the “Journey of Aging.” Pre-registration required by calling 248.347.0414.

Age: All ages
Price: Free
Instructor: Kari West, Senior Care Consultant, CarePatrol of
Oakland County
Location: Novi Civic Center

Turning Your Retirement Nest Egg into A Retirement Income Plan

Thu, 10:30am-12:30pm
Sep 19
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Sep 16

Whether you’re already retired or soon to be retired, we aim to answer some of your most pressing retirement income and distribution questions. Pre-registration required by calling 248.347.0414.

Age: All ages
Price: Free
Instructor: Patrick A. Shope, CWS®, Financial Consultant
Location: Novi Civic Center

Facing the Giant Together

Wed, 6:30-8:30pm
Sep 18
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Sep 16

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. Preregistration required by calling 248.347.0414.

Age: All ages
Price: Free
Instructor: Gene Richards, Elder law and estate planning
attorney
Location: Novi Civic Center

NEW – Caregiver Empowerment: Managing Someone Else’s Money

Thu, 1-3pm
Aug 29
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Aug 27

SAFE’s new Caregiver Empowerment Program will help you manage someone else’s money securely and accurately. Topics include budgeting, record keeping and avoiding scams. Preregistration required by calling 248.347.0414.

Instructor: LaToya Hall, SAFE Program Director, WSU-Institute of Gerontology
Location: Novi Civic Center

New Laws Affecting Your Estate Plan

Wed, 6:30-8:30pm
Sep 25
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Sep 20

Wed, 6:30-8:30pm
Oct 23
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Oct 18

This seminar will explain tax law 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.

Instructor: Gary F. Allen, Elder Law
Location: Novi Civic Center

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

Thu, 10:30am-12pm
Sep 12
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Sep 09

Join Chad Day, who has spent over a decade consulting financial advisers on safe money alternatives, for an education workshop! Don’t be sold, be informed! Pre-registration required by calling 248.347.0414.

Age: All ages
Price: Free
Instructor: Chad Day, The Michigan Retirement Agency
Location: Novi Civic Center

Wills, Trust and Ladybird Deeds

Wed, 6:30-8:30pm
Sep 11
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Sep 06

Wed, 6:30-8:30pm
Oct 16
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Oct 11

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. Pre-registration required by calling 248.347.0414.

Age: All ages
Price: Free
Instructor: Gary F. Allen, Elder Law
Location: Novi Civic Center

What You Need To Know About Required Minimum Distributions

Thu, 10:30am-12pm
Oct 17
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Oct 14

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

Financial Aid for Assisted Living and Nursing Home

Wed, 6:30-8:30pm
Oct 9
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Oct 07

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. Pre-registration required by calling 248.347.0414.

Age: All ages
Price: Free
Instructor: Gene Richards, Elder Law and Estate Planning Attorney
Location: Novi Civic Center

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

Wed, 6:30-8:30pm
Oct 30
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Oct 28

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: Free
Instructor: Gene Richards, Elder Law and Estate Planning Attorney
Location: Novi Civic Center

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Health and Wellness

Healthy Hearing Program

Thu, 10am-12pm
Sep 19
 

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: Adult
Instructor: Personalized Hearing Care, Inc.
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center

Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls

Thu, 1-3pm
Sep 26-Nov 14
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Sep 24

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. Pre-registration required at healthcare.ascension.org/events. For more information, call 1.866.501.3627.

Age: 55+
Price: Free
Instructor: Staff, Ascension SE Michigan Community Health
Location: Novi Civic Center

NEW Safe Exercise Strategies to Combat Osteoporosis

Tue, 1-2pm
Oct 22
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Oct 20

Learn what osteoporosis is, and how strength training can change bone mineral density and slow bone loss. Also learn safe exercise techniques to combat osteoporosis. Preregistration required at healthcare.ascension.org/events. For more information, call 1.866.501.3627.

Age: 55+
Price: Free
Instructor: Christopher Ryan, Ascension Providence Hospital
Location: Novi Civic Center

Self - Monitoring your Blood Pressure

Wed, 11am - 12pm

Self-monitoring your blood pressure is key to treating hypertension, learn more about here. Also be sure to take advantage of the free blood pressure checks offered

Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center

The Foot Specialist - “Limp In, Leap Out”

Thu, 8:30-11:50am
Sep 12

Thu, 8:30-11:50am
Oct 3

Thu, 8:30-11:50am
Nov 14

Thu, 8:30-11:50am
Dec 5

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
Jul 1-Sep 2

Massage appointments are available Mon-Thu No massage Jul 4, Sep 2. 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: 55+
Price: 15 minute - Res. $15/Non-Res. $18
Price: 30 Minute - Res. $28/Non-Res. $33
Price: 60 Minute - Res. $42/Non-Res. $48
Location: 3rd Floor Clinic, Meadowbrook Activity Center

Assisted Stretching

Tue-Wed, 9am-4pm
Jul 2-Sep 25

Tue-Wed, 9am-4pm
Sep 3-Dec 18

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

Free Blood Pressure Screening Program

Wed, 11am-12pm
Jul-3-Aug 28

Wed, 11am-12pm
Sep 4-Dec 18

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: Free
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center

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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.

  • Adult Yoga & Pilates at Pavilion Shore Park
  • ILoveKickBoxing
  •  Aerial Silks
  •  Aerial Yoga
  • Beginner & Improver Line Dancing
  • Capoeira
  • Drums Alive!
  • Get Fit with Lola (Small Group Personal Training)
  • Interval Cardio Workout
  • Karate
  • Keep on Movin’
  • Morning Tone and Stretch
  • Pickleball
  • Pilates Mat
  • Stepping Through the Decades
  • Stretch and Strength
  • Tai Chi
  • WERQ Dance Fitness
  • Yoga (Beginner, Chair, Vinyasa, Hatha - Mastering the basics)
  • Zumba Gold
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.

Don’t wait! Register early to ensure your favorite program is offered.

Chair Volleyball

Tue, 1:45-3pm
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.

Age: Adult
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Drop-In Program

Novi Path Walkers

Tue, 9am
Jun 4-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: Adult
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center-Community Room

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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

Ask the Lawyer

Tue, 1-3pm
Sep 10 - Meadowbrook Activity Center

Wed, 5:30-7pm
Sep 18 - Novi Civic Center

Tue, 1-3pm
Oct 8 - Meadowbrook Activity Center

Wed, 5:30-7pm
Oct 16 - Novi Civic Center

Tue, 1-3pm
Nov 12 - Meadowbrook Activity Center

Wed, 5:30-7pm
Nov 20 - Novi Civic Center

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. Pre-registration required by calling 248.347.0414.

Age: 55+
Price: Free

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 Sep 2, Nov 11, 28, 29, Dec 24, 25, 31.

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

Estate Planning Consultations

Mon, 2-3:30pm
Sep 9

Mon, 2-3:30pm
Oct 14

Mon, 2-3:30pm
Dec 9

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. Pre-registration required by calling 248.347.0414.

Age: 55+
Price: Free
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center

Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center

One-On-One Counseling for Medicare Part D Annual Open Enrollment

Fri, 9:30am-2pm
Oct 18

Wed, 9:30am-2pm
Oct 23

Tue, 9:30am-2pm
Oct 29

Fri, 9:30am-2pm  
Nov 8

Thu, 9:30am-2pm
Nov 14

Fri, 9:30am-2pm  
Nov 22

The Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program will be holding one-on-one counseling sessions to assist you with any questions you have about Medicare annual enrollment for 2020. Bring your Medicare Card, any other insurance ID cards and list of the prescription medications you are currently take. MMAP is a private, non-profit agency that is not connected with any insurance company. Appointment required by calling 248.347.0414.

Age: Adults enrolled in Medicare
Price: Free
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center

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Support Groups

Bereavement Support Group – “Opening New Doors”

Tue, 7:30-9pm
Sep 17

Tue, 7:30-9pm
Oct 15

Tue, 7:30-9pm
Nov 19

Tue, 7:30-9pm
Dec 17

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

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

Thu, 1:30-2:30pm
Sep 26

Thu, 1:30-2:30pm
 Oct 23

Thu, 1:30-2:30pm
Nov 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

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Social Enrichment Programs

Chinese Club

Tue, 10am-12pm
Jul 9-Dec 17

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.

Age: Adult
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center

Ladies Lunch Bunch

Thu, 1pm
Sep 12 - Red Lobster, 27760 Novi Rd, Novi

Thu, 1pm
Oct 10 - Applebee’s 47900 Grand River Novi

Thu, 1pm
Nov 14 - IHOP Restaurant 43317 Grand River, Novi

Thu, 1pm
Dec 12 - Steve and Rocky’s 43150 Grand River, Novi

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.

Age: 50+
Price: Varies

Monday Movie Matinee

Mon, 1-3:30pm
Sep 16

Mon, 1-3:30pm
Oct 21

Mon, 1-3:30pm
Nov 19

Mon, 1-3:30pm
Dec 17

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 248.347.0414 for movie title.

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

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Cards and Games

Pinochle

Mon, 12:30-3:30pm

Price: $1.25 at the door.
Location: Novi Civic Center
No games: 9/2

Mah Jongg - Intermediate

Mon, 12:30-4pm

You must have current Mah Jongg card

Price: $3 at the door
Location: Novi Civic Center

Mah Jongg - Beginner

Tue, 9:30-12:30pm

Price: $3 at the door.
Location: Novi Civic Center
No games: 7/23, 8/6 & 20, 9/3

Bingo

Tue, 1-3pm

Price: $.50/card at the door.
MAC

Euchre

Wed, 12:30-3:30pm

Price: $1 at the door.
Location: Novi Civic Center

Bridge - Contract

Thu, 12:15-3:30pm.

Price: $.50 at the door.
MAC
No games: 7/4

Samba

Thu, 12-3:30pm

Price: No charge.
Location: Novi Civic Center
No games: 7/4

Bridge - Duplicate

Fri, 12:30-3:30pm

You MUST HAVE A PARTNER for this game. Doors open at 11:45am.

Price: $1 at the door.
Location: Novi Civic Center
No games:  8/16

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Hobbies and Crafts

“All Things Yarn”– Knitting/Crocheting Circle

Tue, 1:30-4pm
Jul 2-Sep 24

Tue, 1:30-4pm
Sep 3 - Dec 17

If you’re new, this is a great way to pick up new tricks from fellow knitters. Bring your own needles and hooks that work with worsted weight yarns. Yarn and patterns are provided. For information, contact Beverly McCarter at 248.302.1258. Yarn donations are accepted.

Age: Adult
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center

“In Stitches” - Needlework Group

Fri, 1-3pm
Jul 5-Sep 27

Fri, 1-3pm
Sep 6-Dec 27
There will be no meeting on Nov. 29.

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. For information, contact Older Adult Services at 248.347.0414.

Age: Adult
Price: Free
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center

“Novi Needlers”- Quilting Group

Wed, 10am-1pm
Aug 28

Wed, 10am-2:30pm
Sep 11

Wed, 10am-1pm
Sep 25

Wed, 10am-2:30pm
Oct 9

Wed, 10am-1pm
Oct 23

Over the past 16 years, thousands of quilts have been donated to various charitable agencies. For information, contact Kathy Grieshaber at 248.347.2941.

Age: Adult
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center

“Novi Needlers”- Quilting Group

Wed, 10am-1pm
Aug 28

Wed, 10am-2:30pm
Sep 11

Wed, 10am-1pm
Sep 25

Wed, 10am-2:30pm
Oct 9

Wed, 10am-1pm
Oct 23

Wed, 10am-2:30pm
Nov 6

Over the past 16 years, thousands of quilts have been donated to various charitable agencies. For information, contact Kathy Grieshaber at 248.347.2941.

Age: Adult
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, 7-9pm
Sep 5

Travel agents will showcase their sensational trips and answer questions and you’ll hear interactive presentations about upcoming travels with the opportunity to ask questions. Door prizes and refreshments offered.

Age: 50+
Location: Novi Civic Center

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Outdoor Awareness

Trees For Bees

Tues, 6:30-8:30pm
Sep 17

Learn which trees offer the best for sources for honey bees and other native pollinators.

Age: 18+
Price: Free
Location: Novi Civic Center

Protecting Pollinators During Fall Clean Up

Wed, 6:30-8:30pm
Sep 18

Help maintain butterfly and moth populations during fall maintenance so they can emerge healthy in the spring

Age: Any
Price: Free
Location: Novi Civic Center

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Nutrition Programs

Daily Lunch

Mon-Fri, 12-12:45pm

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 248.347.0489. No lunch Sep 2, Nov 11, 28, 29, Dec 24, 25, 31.

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

Focus: HOPE – Food for Seniors Program

Tue, 12:30-3pm
Sep 10

Tue, 12:30-3pm
Oct 8

Tue, 12:30-3pm
Nov 12

Tue, 12:30-3pm
Dec 10

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. Preregistration required by calling 248.347.0414.

Age: 60+
Location: Novi Civic Center

Home Delivered Meals on Wheels

Mon-Fri, 12pm

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 delivery Sep 2, Nov 11, 28, 29, Dec 24, 25, 31.

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

The Emergency Food Assistance Program – TEFAP

Tue, 12:30-3pm
Sep 10

Tue, 12:30-3pm
Dec 10

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: Free
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)