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ALLEN PARK
Allen Park Community Center
15800 White Ave., Allen Park, MI 48101
1-313-928-0770

A number of classes, programs and trips are offered to those 50 and older. The group of about 1,200 members takes day trips and enjoys extended travel, as well. The center offers such programs during the week as crafts, quilting and art classes to progressive pinochle and bingo. Jennifer Hughes is the senior specialist.

BROWNSTOWN TOWNSHIP
Brownstown Township Community Center
21311 Telegraph Road, Brownstown Township, MI 48183
1-734-675-0920

The Brownstown Senior Center offers a wide variety of activities for seniors on a daily basis. Included are a senior nutrition program, health screenings, educational programs and recreation. The senior center is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Activities include quilting at 9 a.m. Wednesdays. Blood pressure checks are given at noon the first Thursday of each month. The Brownstown Pleasure Seekers meet at 1 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of each month. Brownstown seniors also bowl every Friday. Breakfast BINGO is held the third Monday of each month. Movie Day trip to Birmingham is offered the Thursday of each month, which includes a lunch buffet. Transportation is included. There is a fee for the outing. Contact the center for specifics on the cost. The center also hosts an evening potluck once a month and BINGO is played.

DEARBORN
Dearborn Senior Center
15801 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI 48126
1-313-943-2412

Teresa Graves is the senior recreation supervisor at the center, which is in the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center. Use the east entrance. Graves coordinates a variety of services, including the Dearborn Senior Travel Club, which offers one-day excursions and cross country trips. Senior services include physical activities, crafts, support groups, health clinics, speakers and bus transportation. A Meals on Wheels program is offered.
The city also offers low- to moderate-income housing facilities for seniors. The low- to moderate-income facilities are Kennedy Plaza, 5111 Bingham; Sisson Manor, 1515 Mason; and Townsend Towers, 7000 Freda. The moderate-income facilities are Hubbard Manor East, 5500 Calhoun; and Hubbard Manor West, 22077 Beech. Call 1-313-943-2390 for more information.

DEARBORN HEIGHTS
Dearborn Heights Senior Centers

Berwyn Senior Center, 26155 Richardson, Dearborn Heights, MI 48127; 1-313-791-3550
Eton Senior Center, 4900 Pardee, Dearborn Heights, MI 48125; 1-313-277-7765
The city's senior centers offer a variety of activities and events, including library services, quility and upholstery classes, blood pressure readings and Meals on Wheels. Christine Sickle is the senior citizens coordinator at the Berwyn Center, and Cheryl Stetanian is the senior citizens coordinator at the Eton Senior Center..
The city also offers senior housing at the Co-Op Towers, 16600 Outer Drive. Call 1-313-791-3500 for more information.

ECORSE
Ecorse Senior Center
4072 W. Jefferson Ave., Ecorse, MI 48229
1-313-382-3305

The Birthday Club meets at 12:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month. The center itself is open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Sewing is offered from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays; and arts and crafts, from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesdays. Hot lunches are served at 11:30 a.m. weekdays, and a Meals on Wheels program is offered to the homebound. A senior bus also is available to transport seniors to doctors' appointments.

FLAT ROCK
Flat Rock Community Center
1 Maguire St., Flat Rock, MI 48134
1-734-379-1450, ext. 224

Curb-to-curb bus service is offered, with a requested fee of $3. It operates from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in an area bounded by Huron River Drive, Telegraph Road, North Line Road/Ford Avenue and West Jefferson Avenue/Biddle Avenue. There are several card games and activities offered through the senior center. Community Center membership fees are now covered by some insurance providers. Call for more information.

GIBRALTAR
Gil Talbert Community Center
29340 S. Gibraltar Road, Gibraltar, MI 48173
1-734-671-1466

The Gibraltar Over-50 Club meets at 7 p.m. the second and last Fridays of each month at the community center. The club offers social activities as well as trips for members of the club. It is open to Gibraltar residents who are 50 or older. The community center also is the site of the senior nutrition program for those 60 and older. Lunch is served at noon weekdays. Reservations must be made one day in advance.

GROSSE ILE TOWNSHIP
Grosse Ile Recreation Department Senior Services
25215 West River Road, Grosse Ile, MI 48138
1-734-675-2364

The Recreation Department offers year-round programs and services, including special events, holiday dinners, card parties, health and fitness classes, Meals on Wheels and van service for essential errands. The Grosse Ile Senior Citizens Club meets at 11:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at the Centennial Farm Activity Center, 25797 Third St. Coffee and desserts are provided for a nominal fee.

HURON TOWNSHIP
Huron Township Senior Center
28245 Mineral Springs Road, New Boston, MI 48164
1-734-654-9281

The center offers transportation, pinochle at 12:30 p.m. Mondays, meetings at 12:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month, potlucks on the third Thursday, Meals on Wheels at 11:30 a.m. weekdays, blood pressure checks on the day of meetings, commodities on the fourth Tuesday of the month, bingo at 12:30 p.m. on the last Thursday of the month, mystery lunches once a month, shopping at 12:30 p.m. Thursdays, a personal trainer at 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays, a book club at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays and a movie day once a month. Many day trips and extended trips are offered. Call 1-734-654-4549 for Meals on Wheels information.

LINCOLN PARK
Lincoln Park Senior Center
3250 Ferris, Lincoln Park, MI 48146
1-313-386-1817

Offerings include transportation, referrals, nutrition and Meals on Wheels, parties, cards, senior food co-op, medical screenings, information, tax help, exercises, dance and craft classes. The nutrition program is offered weekdays for a small cost. Call 1-313-386-2641 between 9 and 11 a.m. for more information or to make a reservation. Four clubs meet in the city. They are the Young at Heart, which meets on Mondays; Friendship Club, Tuesdays; Happy Hours, Wednesdays; Jolly Bunch, Thursdays; and drop-in day, featuring euchre and pinochle, Fridays.

MELVINDALE
Senior Citizen Center
4300 S. Dearborn St., Melvindale, MI 48122
1-313-429-1089

Located in the Melvindale Civic Arena, the Senior Citizen Center is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays. The center serves as a social club for those 60 and older. Special events include birthday parties and shopping expeditions. A number of daily activities are planned and a monthly calendar is available at the center. Commodities are distributed each month at the center. The city transports senior citizen residents who do not have transportation to the Senior Citizen Center, banks, doctors' offices and grocery shopping, among other places. The rides are provided by a SMART connector bus and two SMART vans, for a minimal charge. All vehicles are handicap accessible.

RIVER ROUGE
River Rouge Senior Activity Center
10625 W. Jefferson Ave., River Rouge, MI 48218
1-313-842-3360

Residents 60 and older can take advantage of programs at the center, typically open for socializing from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays. A van offers transportation to and from the senior center and to meet special needs within the community at no cost. Meals also are served, beginning at 11:30 a.m. weekdays at the activity center, and also are delivered to the city's homebound. Reservations are necessary. It is not an income-based program.

RIVERVIEW
City Hall
14100 Civic Park Drive, Riverview, MI 48193
1-734-281-4219

Those 55 and older and their spouses (regardless of age) make up the 400-member Riverview senior group. Depending on the weather, club day is Tuesdays, bingo is Thursdays and men's activities are scheduled Mondays and Fridays. Trip programming also is available. Cab service is available for those 60 and older unable to drive or without transportation. The nutrition program offers lunch at 11:15 a.m. weekdays. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance.

ROCKWOOD
Temporarily closed.

ROMULUS
Romulus Senior Center
36525 Bibbins, Romulus, MI 48174
1-734-955-4120

The senior center is open to those 50 and older from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. The center offers transportation services, meals at the center, nutrition programs, Meals on Wheels, computer and Internet access, exercise room access, holiday parties and assistance with medical coverage, including Medicare. There is a caregiver assistance group, pingpong club, pool table club, Red Hat Society club and Club One, which plans trips. Classes are offered in ceramics, painting, scrapbooking, exercise and other subjects. There are game days, bingo and bunco. The center provides transportation to Meijer on the first Monday of the month and to Walmart on the third Monday of the month, plus monthly trips to a variety of popular destinations. There are monthly "ask the lawyer" sessions and monthly education sessions on such topics as Alzheimer's disease and arthritis. Focus: Hope and commodities distribution takes place on the third Thursday of each month, usually starting at 10 a.m.

SOUTHGATE
Southgate Senior Center
14700 Reaume Parkway, Southgate, MI 48195
1-734-258-3066

The senior center is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Southgate seniors meet at noon Thursdays for general, business or birthday meetings. Euchre is played at noon Mondays, Duplicate Bridge at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and pinochle at noon Wednesdays. There’s bingo, open to public, at noon Wednesdays. Pool tables are always available. A newsletter is available upon request at lsmith@ci.southgate.mi.us. Chair exercise classes are from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Thursdays. Lunch is served at 11 a.m. weekdays (pre-ordered only). Liquid nutrition is distributed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month.

TAYLOR
William D. Ford Senior Activity Center
6750 Troy, Taylor, MI 48180
1-313-291-7740

The Ford Center is a community focal point where older adults come together for services and activities. No general membership is required; however, those interested must be at least 50 years old to participate. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. A hot lunch is served both at the center and at Maplewood Senior Apartments, 15270 S. Plaza Drive, at 11:30 a.m. weekdays. Hot lunches also are available to homebound Taylor seniors. Liquid nutrition is distributed to seniors on the fourth Friday of the month at the Ford Center.

TRENTON
Westfield Activities Center
2700 Westfield, Trenton, MI 48183
1-734-675-0063

Westfield Activities Center is a designated senior focal point. The activities center offers recreational activities and services from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. For the Trenton Friendship Club, a dance group, doors open at 4:45 p.m. Fridays from September through June. The Friendship Club is open to all Downriver seniors. The city also offers transportation for Trenton seniors 60 and older.

WOODHAVEN
Woodhaven Community and Senior Center
23101 Hall Road, Woodhaven, MI 48183
1-734-675-4926

Woodhaven on Wheels offers curb-to-curb service for senior residents in need of transportation. The service will deliver riders to locations within the city, and extending to Telegraph and North Line roads and to West Jefferson Avenue. Reservations must be made in advance by calling 1-734-231-6987. The service is free to all Woodhaven residents. Also, free blood pressure checks are offered at 11 a.m. the second Tuesday of the month at the community center. Recreation programs include craft classes, cards, bingo, exercise classes, special civic events, day trips, picnics, mystery lunches, movies and special dinners. Meals on Wheels provides hot meals to homebound seniors five days a week. Contact the Wayne County Office of Nutrition at 1-800-851-1454 for more information.

WYANDOTTE
Copeland Senior Center
2306 Fourth St., Wyandotte, MI 48192
1-734-324-7275

The center is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays. In conjunction with Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, blood pressure is checked from 9 to 11 a.m. the third Tuesday of each month. Exercise classes are offered from 8:45 to 11 a.m. three days a week. A social is held at 10 a.m. every Tuesday, along with dinner dances on Saturday nights and Friday night social gatherings. Senior Van & Bus Transportation Program: The van/bus is available to transport seniors in the local area for a one-way fee of $1 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. weekdays. Call 1-734-324-7285 or 324-7286 between 8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tele-Care Program: Telephone calls are made daily to shut-ins, and transportation is arranged for shut-ins who have doctor appointments or who must make other necessary trips. Call 1-734-324-7285 between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. weekdays. Taxi Token Program: Residents 60 and older, and those under 60 with disabilities, can use Trinity Transportation cab service at a reduced price at any time. Tokens are sold at the Recreation Department office at the Yack Recreation Center, 3131 Third St. Program information is at www.wyandotte.net.



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