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Active Adults at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor

2935 Birch Hollow [map]
(734) 971-0990

Nut-free, vegetarian lunch available for purchase Tues., Weds., and Thurs. at noon (special pricing for age 60+). Exercise, Mahjongg, current events discussions, and more. Chamber ensembles some Mon. afternoons (tickets at A2SO.org), Sun. morning brunch concerts. Third Thursday Lunch and Learn, film screenings, evening speakers, Fri. Yiddish readers group. jccannarbor.org V


Ann Arbor Senior Center

1320 Baldwin [map]
(734) 794-6250

Community programs and public or private events to empower and engage older adults. Promotes fitness and activity that improves physical stamina and cognitive functioning. Open Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Fri. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. a2gov.org/senior, V


Elderwise

(734) 340-4691
4624 Packard (Red Cross Building)

Classes in history and politics, art, film, literature, music, current events, environment, technology, and science, with an emphasis on discussion in a welcoming atmosphere; museum tours and theater trips. Classes $15-$45, discounts for members,($40/yr.) elderwiselearning@gmail.com elderwiselearning.org


Mature Ministries

1432 Washtenaw [map]
(734) 662-4466

Full program of activites for 60-and-up divorced, widowed, or single adults interested in contemporary Christian topics, personal growth, and social activities. Lunch and Learn gatherings on the 2nd Thursdays; Writing Group on the First Thursdays; Fri. dinners out and holiday potlucks. Six times per year, day-long field trips by chartered bus to interesting places including lunch and discussion of the experiences afterwards, and an annual overnight trip to Stratford. Check website for meetings and topics. mrogers@firstpresbyterian.org, firstpresbyterian.org


Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (U-M)

2401 Plymouth, #C [map]
(734) 998-9351

Volunteer-centered program for people age 50 & over who love learning. Lecture series, study groups, social events, and special programs to enhance quality of life. Membership $20/yr; additional fees for some activities. olli.info@umich.edu, olli-umich.org V


Pittsfield Senior Center

701 W. Ellsworth [map]
(734) 822-2117

Fitness classes, monthly book club, senior cafe program, and many scheduled activities for adults 55 and older, including cards, painting, bingo, and line dancing. Membership $5 for township residents, $10 for non-residents. Classes in writing, computers, cooking, music and more. Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. seniors@pittsfield-mi.gov, pittsfield-mi.gov/seniors V


U-M Kinesiology Community Programs/Lifetime Fitness


(734) 647-2708

Designed for seniors but open to all, at Macy's Court in Briarwood Mall, 9-10 a.m. Aerobic exercise and stretching (Mon., Wed., Fri.), chair yoga (Tues.), and Zumba Gold (Thurs.) Free, donation requested. kebwink@umich.edu, kines.umich.edu/lifetime-fitness


Viva Ventures

(734) 747-8785 (Sandy)
2401 Plymouth

Seniors enjoy occasional walks, party games at members' homes, monthly lunches and dinners out. Occasional theater. Hosts annual Christmas party and summer picnic. Meets 3rd Fri. (except June, Aug., and Dec.) 7 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth. Dues $20.




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