Today is Monday September 1, 2014

The Community Center offers programs to seniors such as:

  • Senior Movies
  • Afternoon Cards
  • Day Trips
  • Dances
  • Knitting get-togethers
  • “Fitness, Vitality, and Health” Exercises Classes

Senior Citizens Invited to Join the Club!

The Community Center hosts the Grosse Pointe Woods Senior Club that meets the first and third Thursday of each month from 12:30 – 4:00 p.m., unless otherwise posted. All GPW residents 55 + years of age are invited for refreshments, a short business meeting, cards, holiday luncheons, 50/50 raffles, and a chance to make new friends. Call the Community Center at (313) 343-2408 for information on how to become a member.

Many seniors in our community also enjoy programs at Lake Front Park including:

  • Water Aerobics
  • Early Lap Swim
  • Summer Concerts at Lake Front park
  • Walk Michigan program that gives residents the chance to win a trip to Mackinac Island for walking one mile around the park.

Free transportation from 8:30 - 3:30 during the summer is provided to Lake Front Park. Please see the bus schedule in the May Update for further information. Please contact the Lake Front Park office at (313) 343-2470 with any questions regarding these programs.


Services for senior citizens

Pointe Area Assisted Transportation Service (PAATS)

PAATS offers low-cost transportation for seniors and disabled persons of any age in Harper Woods, the five Grosse Pointes, and the area bounded by 11 Mile Road, Gratiot, Chalmers and Lake St. Clair/Detroit River. Service is available weekdays, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; cost is $2 per one-way trip within Harper Woods and the Grosse Pointes, more to other locations; 36-hour advance reservation is requested, but same-day service may be available if time and space allow.  Please call (313) 343-2580 36 hours in advance for a reservation.

Taxi service provided by Shamrock Cab

A subsidized taxi service is available for seniors and disabled persons of any age. The city will pay the first $5 of any taxi fare with the Shamrock Cab
(586-771-1111). To participate in the program, you must be at least 60 years of age, live in Grosse Pointe Woods, and identify yourself with a park pass, driver’s license, or Secretary of State ID card. Disabled persons must have a doctor’s letter attesting to their disability.

Kindcall

Kindcall is a free, daily telephone security service. Contact Public Safety for further information.

Services for Older Citizens (SOC)

SOC provides Food and Friendship lunches, Meals at Home, minor home repairs, information and referral, case and service coordination for the frail elderly, flu shot clinics, tax assistance, Medicare advocacy program, limited escort service, Michigan Emergency Pharmaceutical Program for Seniors.

Senior Citizens’ Commission

The Senior Citizens’ Commission is a volunteer commission formed by the City Council to develop projects designed to better serve the needs of seniors in the city. The commission has been involved in a variety of projects, such as the Senior Seminar in the spring and the annual Senior Day at Lake Front Park, held in the fall.


Leisure Activities for Seniors

Senior Lunch and a Movie

The afternoon includes a catered lunch, dessert, beverages, and a movie. Pre-registration is required and the cost is $9.00 for residents. Please pre-register at the GPW Community Center at least one full week before the event. For more information, call (313) 343-2408. Detailed fliers about the menu and the movie are available at the Community Center.

Afternoon Cards

Join your friends at the Community Center for a pleasant afternoon of cards on Mondays from noon – 4:00 p.m. Card games are sponsored by the City of Grosse Pointe Woods and there is no charge for this fun afternoon. Coffee and tea are provided and feel free to bring a lunch or a snack. At least one resident must sponsor your foursome. If space becomes limited, residents will have priority.

Knit for a Bit

It’s hip to knit – or crochet – and it’s even more fun doing it with a group. If needlework is your passion, drop in on the new group forming at the GPW Community Center. The informal “knit-togethers” start Tuesday, November 16th and follow every Tuesday from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. If you like to knit or crochet but don’t need the finished items, leave them at the Community Center and they will be donated to a local charity.



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