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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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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

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.

 
Registration Ends: Sep 10

Exercise: Can Be Called Cognitive Candy For The Brain!

Thu, 6:30-8:30pm
Sep 19

Neurons That Fire Together Wire Together! Learn the direct connection between exercise and increased brain capacity. “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.
Registration Ends: Sep 17

Your Gut Is Your Second Brain

Thu, 6:30-8:30pm
Sep 26

“Cognitive Health is A Choice That We Make With Every Bite That We Take.” Learn the important connections between what you put into your body and how it affects cognitive functioning. Simple dietary changes can make you look and feel better, while offering 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.
Registration Ends: Sep 24

Mindful Relaxation Is The Best Medicine For The Mind!

Thu, 6:30-8:30pm
Oct 3

Are You An Owl, A Lark Or A Hummingbird? Presenter reveals the important link that deep relaxation and quality sleep have on achieving and maintaining optimum brain health. Measurable results in neural growth can be achieved by taking out a few minutes each day using the techniques Kathy will be offering during this session. She also offers strategies to identify specific Chronotypes and how to reset your circadian rhythms to achieve maximum sleep. You will enjoy a seven minute sample 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
Registration Ends: Oct 01

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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

Let’s "Flamingle” at the Luau

Thu, 12-2pm
Aug 1

Palm trees, tiki torches and pina coladas (nonalcoholic) await….Wear your favorite Hawaiian shirt or grass skirt, if you dare. This program is proudly supported by Novi Public Library and Wellbridge of Novi.

Age: 55+
Price: Res. $8/Non-Res. $10
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center
Ticket Deadline: Jul 25 or until sold out

Birthday Wishes for 85+ Awesome Years and More

Thu, 1:30-3pm
Aug 22

All youngsters 85+ years and their guests are invited to enjoy cake and ice cream paying tribute to your 8+decades. We are asking each celebrant to submit a questionnaire form as well as a picture to Older Adult Services by August 1. This program is proudly supported by BrightStar Care and the Novi Public Library.

Age: 55+
Price: Res.$3.25/Non Res $4
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center
Ticket Deadline: Aug 16 or until sold out

Senior Day at the State Fair

Thu, 10am-12pm
Aug 29

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.
Registration Ends: Aug 15

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

Bits & Bytes Cafe

Thu, 10-11:30am
Jun 20, Jul 18, Aug 15

Lives have been changed with learning to use the smartphone, iPad, computer, tablet, internet and e-mail. Our monthly meeting allows individuals to ask questions, learn helpful hints, and gain valuable information about the many uses of tech gadgets.

Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center

Mah Jongg – Instructional Class

Wed, 11am-1:30pm
Sep 11-Oct 2

Learn the basics of how to play this popular game. Similar to gin rummy, it’s usually played with 3 or 4 players with 152 tiles which are picked and discarded until there is a winner. Must have a current year National Mah Jongg League card.

Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Sep 06

Navigating the Probate Court

Thu, 1-3pm
Sep 19

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
Registration Ends: Sep 17
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Books & More

A Novel Bunch Book Club

Wed, 1-2pm
Jul 17, 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
Jun 18, Jul 16, Aug 20, 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

NEW – Caregiver Empowerment: Managing Someone Else’s Money

Thu, 1-3pm
Aug 29

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
Registration Ends: Aug 27

Wills, Trust and Ladybird Deeds

Wed, 6:30-8:30pm
Sep 11, Oct 16

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.

Instructor: Gary F. Allen, Elder Law
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Sep 6/Oct 11

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

Thu, 10:30am-12pm
Sep 12

The financial industry is full of complexities and biases, so make sure you’re maximizing your retirement income and protecting the money you’ve worked so hard to accumulate. This is your chance to ask questions with an unbiased, transparent resource. Preregistration required by calling 248.347.0414.

Instructor: Chad Day, The Michigan Retirement Agency
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Sep 09

Facing the Giant Together

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

This program offers strategies that families can use to overcome the looming challenges of long-term care. Discussion will address: financials, Medicaid and VA benefits and common mistakes. Preregistration required by calling 248.347.0414.

Instructor: Gene Richards,
Elder law and estate planning attorney
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Sep 16

Turning Your Retirement Nest Egg into A Retirement Income Plan

Thu, 10:30am-12:30pm
Sep 19

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.

Instructor: Patrick A. Shope, CWS®, Financial Consultant
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Sep 16

New Laws Affecting Your Estate Plan

Wed, 6:30-8:30pm
Sep 25, Oct 23

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
Registration Ends: Sep 20/Oct 18

Ask the Adviser

Mon, 6:30-8:30pm
Sep 23
Wed, 10:30am-12:30pm
Sep 25, Oct 23

Care Patrol offers education, guidance, personal & professional experience, as well as, a vast array of resources relating to the Journey of Aging. Pre-registration required by calling 248.347.0414.

Instructor: Kari West, Senior Care Consultant, CarePatrol of
Oakland County
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Sep 19, Oct 18

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Health and Wellness

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

NEW - Healthy Hearing Program

Thu, 10am-12pm
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, Jul 1-Sep 30

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
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, Jul 2-Sep 25

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
Mar 6-Jun 26, Jul-3-Aug 28

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 numbers. Blood glucose checks are performed the second Wednesday of each month, upon request.

Age: Adult
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center

The Foot Specialist - “Limp In, Leap Out”

Thu, 8:30-11:50am
Jul 11, Aug 1, Sep 12

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

Healthy Hearing Program

Thu, 10am-12pm
Jul 18, Aug 15, 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

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

Wed, 1-2pm
Jul 24

For some being gluten free is essential for managing the signs and symptoms of certain medical conditions. Are there also health benefits for the general population? Know before you go glutenfree. Pre-registration required at healthcare.ascension.org/events. For more information, call 1.866.501.3627.

Age: Adult
Instructor: Beth Theisen, Ascension-St. John Providence
Community Health
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Jun 22

NEW – Strength Training to Improve Bone Mass

Tue, 1-2pm
Aug 27

Learn how to strengthen the core and safe exercise for those with osteoporosis. Free bone density screenings are available for women following lecture. Pre-registration required at healthcare.ascension.org/events. For more information, call 1.866.501.3627.

Age: Adult
Instructor: Christopher Ryan, Ascension Providence Hospital
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Aug 23

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Exercise & Fitness

Chair Volleyball

Tue, 1:45-3pm
Jul-Dec

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

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.

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


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

Wed, 5:30-7pm
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

Bereavement Support Group – “Opening New Doors”

Tue, 7:30-9pm
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

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

Thu, 1:30-2:30pm
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

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Social Enrichment Programs

Monday Movie Matinee

Mon, 1-3:30pm
Jun 17, Jul 15, Aug 19, Sep 16

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

Coffee Hour at Meadowbrook Café

Tue, 8-9am
Mar 5-Jun 25
Jun 4-Sep 24

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
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

Jul 11 - George Murphy’s, 36000 Seven Mile, Livonia
Aug 8 - Bahama Breeze, 19600 Haggerty Rd, Livonia
Sep 12 - Red Lobster, 27760 Novi Rd, 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

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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, 1-4pm

You must have current Mah Jongg card
Price: $3 at the door.
Location: Novi Civic Center

Mah Jongg - Beginner

Tue, 9-11am

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

Boomers - Games Galore

Wed, 1-3pm
Jun 26, Jul 10, 24, Aug 7, 21

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: 7/19, 8/16

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

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Hobbies and Crafts

“All Things Yarn”– Knitting/Crocheting Circle

Tue, 1:30-4pm
Mar 5-Jun 25, Jul 2-Sep 24

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
Mar 1-Jun 28, Jul 5-Sep 27

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
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center

“Novi Needlers”- Quilting Group

Wed, 10am-2:30pm
Jul 10, Aug 14, Sep 11

Wed, 10am-1pm
Jun 26, Jul 24, Aug 28, Sep 25

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. 

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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

Birding 101

Thu, Jul 11
6:30-7:30pm

We invite you and your friends to learn about: tips for beginners, bird identification, feeding habits/preferences, backyard bird feeding, and basic birding equipment. Beginners and experts welcome. Pre-registration required by calling 248.347.0414.

Age: All
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Jul 08

Pollinator Awareness

Thu, 6:30-8:30pm
Aug 8

The Southeastern Michigan Beekeeper’s Association invites you and your friends to learn about Michigan pollinators, their importance and what you can do at home to help. Come and learn why we should care about pollinators. Pre-registration required by calling 248.347.0414.

Age: All
Location: Novi Civic Center
Instructor: John Dechart
Registration Ends: Aug 02

Fall Pollinator Planting

Wed, 6:30-8:30pm
Aug 21

When planning a pollinator habitat, there are many things to take into consideration. The amount of sun, access to water, shelter/nesting for pollinators, size of planting area and proximity to pesticides are all important to consider. Just like us, pollinators need sources of food year-round. You want to make sure you have early blooming, mid-blooming and late blooming plants in all seasons. This discussion will go over the best varieties of native plants to think about propagating now to begin the new year off right for pollinators. Pre-registration required by calling 248.347.0414.

Age: All
Location: Novi Civic Center
Instructor: Crystal Castle/Certified Master Gardener
Registration Ends: Aug 19

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Nutrition Programs

Daily Lunch

Mon-Fri, 12-12:45pm

Daily lunch is 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 Jul 4.

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

Focus: HOPE – Food for Seniors Program

Tue, 12:30-3pm
Jul 9, Aug 13, Sep 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 lunch Jul 4.

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

The Emergency Food Assistance Program – TEFAP

Tue, 12:30-3pm
Sep 10

This 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.

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)