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New - Community Quilt Project - One Novi

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 Mar 31 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.

New - St. Patty's Day Drive-Thru Party

Put on your festive St. Patty’s Day attire or a creative face mask and drive over to the Novi Civic Center! From the comfort of your car, your drive-thru experience will include entertainment, contests, giveaways and a lunch-to-go. Register online reserve your assigned time at cityofnovi.org.   

Age: 55+ 
Price: $6 per person 
Location: Novi Civic Center
Program Location: Ella Mae Power Park - Parking Lot

Ella Mae Power Park - Parking Lot is located behind/south of the Novi Civic Center, 45175 Ten Mile Rd, Novi MI 48375. Enter the Civic Center campus at the traffic light at Novi Way and follow the signs for the St. Patty's Day Drive- Thru Party! 

11am-1pm 
Mar 11 
Registration is closed

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. 

Powerful Tools for Caregivers - Virtual Edition

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. 

Price: Free 
Presenter: Area Agency on Aging 1-B staff 
Location: Virtual/Online 
Registration Ends: Feb 18

Wed, 5:30-7pm 
Feb 3-Mar 10 

Mon, 2-3:30pm 
Feb 22 - Orientation Session 
Mar 1-Apr 5
 
Pre-registration required by calling AAA 1-B at 833.262.2200 or by email wellnessprograms@aaa1b.com. You will be sent a link via email you can use to participate.  

Age In Place

To age in place successfully requires knowledge and planning. Join Marianne Garascia to discuss ways to enhance the quality of life for older adults experiencing functional and physical changes related to aging and ways to remain safe in your home. For more information, call 248.849.5752.

Wed, 11am-12pm 
Mar 10 

Pre-registration required at healthcare.ascension.org/events

Aging Mastery Program – Virtual Edition

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

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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.

New - Chronic Disease Path

Helping you take charge of your health! Chronic Disease Personal Action Toward Health (PATH) is a no-cost, eight-week workshop led by certified leaders designed to help people living with chronic disease manage their health conditions and live a healthier, more enjoyable life. Pre-registration required at healthcare.ascension. org/events. For more information, call 248.849.5752. 

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

Tue, 11am-12pm 
Feb 16-Apr 6
Registration Ends: Feb 12

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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
Mar 3, 10,17, 24, 31, Apr 7, 14

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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 Feb15, Apr 2.

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

The Emergency Food Assistance Program – TEFAP

Tue, 12:30-3pm
Mar 9

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Emergency Food Assistance Program provides a quarterly food allotment for all who are income eligible: One person household $2,126 or less monthly and two person household $2,873 or less monthly. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. For information, call 248.347.0414.

Price: Free
Location: Novi Civic Center – Drive-Thru Pick-Up

Focus: HOPE – Food for Seniors Program

Tue, 12:30-3pm
Mar 9

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 $1,383 or less monthly and two person household $1,868 or less monthly. Preregistration required by calling 248.347.0414.

Age: 60+
Price: Free
Location: Novi Civic Center – Drive-Thru Pick-Up