Events Calendar

In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Senior Services is reducing services to essential services only.
As of Thursday, March 26, 2020, with the exception of essential services, Senior Services will be closed until further notice.

All in-person classes, except for outdoor fitness, will require you to wear a mask. Our classes will practice physical distancing and we’re asking you to please call to cancel your registration if you become sick. The safety and health of our instructors and our participants are very important to us and we look forward to seeing you all in person soon!

Fitness Programs

Weekly | Monday-Friday
Online Fitness Classes, such as Zumba, Chair Yoga, Bonesaver, Tai Chi, SAIL etc. are offered via Zoom.

Weekly | Mondays & Tuesdays
Indoor Fitness Classes, such as Fun & Fitness and Line Dancing at Trailside and Gentle Yoga at Sanford.

With changes in weather, we are dipping a toe in the water to offer indoor fitness for some classes! All indoor offerings will require advance registration with 10 participants max. Participants will be required to wear facemasks over mouth and nose at all times while in the building and remain a minimum of 6 feet apart from each other. Each attendee will have to complete a screening questionnaire and temperature check each day they attend. See each class for further details.

Outdoors | Weekly | Monday-Thursday
In-Person Fitness Classes: Zumba Gold/GoldToning at Trailside.

With cold weather, there are changes to the outdoor fitness offerings. For November, only Zumba is remaining outdoors. If the temperature drops below 40 degrees a half hour before class start time, the class will be held in the garage and broadcast on Masks will not be required, but feel free to wear one if you prefer. Physical distancing will be practiced for all outdoor classes. Outdoor classes will not have access to the building for bathrooms. Please plan accordingly.

Educational Programs

Travel & Adventure Series

Whether you used to travel the globe and want to comfortably revisit favorite places, are curious about amazing locales you have never seen or are seeking inspiration for your next trip, the Travel and Adventure Series offers a window to the world!

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Tues, Oct 27 • 1-2 pm
Online via Zoom or Phone

European Festivals
Tues, Nov 24 • 1-2 pm
Online via Zoom or Phone

Computer Basics: Windows 10 & Linux Mint
Wednesdays, Nov 18-Dec 9 | 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Online via Zoom

Join computer instructor Bill Vignoe for a great class series. We will learn how to navigate in Windows 10. We will also explore another operating system, Linux Mint.

Monthly | Tuesdays | 1-2 pm
Join educator Tom Lowrey to watch TED Talks (typically 10-20 min ea.) via ZOOM and participate in a lively discussion about the ideas presented!

Adjusting to a New Diagnosis
For people living with health changes and their care partner
Thurs, Nov 12 • 1-2 pm

In-person at Trailside OR Online via Zoom or Phone

Join Director of Education and Outreach, Trena Winans, and Health Education Coordinator, Billie Ritter, RN, as they discuss strategies to adjust and cope in ways that are positive and productive for both of you.

Fri, Nov 20 • 12:30-1:30 pm
In-person at Trailside OR Online via Zoom or Phone

Laura Kubit, from Legal Services of Eastern Michigan, will present critical information on common pitfalls with bank accounts, power of attorney, current scams and where to turn for help.

Get Tools to Battle Loneliness: Bridge to Belonging
Tuesdays, Nov 17-Dec 15 • 2-3 pm
Online via Zoom or Phone

Meghan Dahl, L.M.S.W., Behavioral Health Therapist at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland, is offering a powerful five-week series focusing on loneliness and social connection called “Bridge to Belonging” beginning Nov. 17 in collaboration with Senior Services of Midland. Dahl will explore several topics including increasing helpful positive behaviors, addressing negative thoughts, challenging social anxiety and relaxation strategies, and how to practice these ideas while adjusting for lifestyle changes with COVID-19.

Center Activities
Held in-person at Coleman, Sanford & Trailside.

Fri, Oct 30 during Curbside Meal Pickup
Wear your costumes & decorate your car for some great fun!

Call to reserve your meal at the Center of your choice.

Trailside Center | Meal Pick up 11:30 am-12 pm | 989-633-3790
Sanford Center | Meal Pick up 11:30 am-12 pm | 989-687-7888
Coleman Center | Meal Pick up 12-12:30 pm | 989-465-6216

Space is limited, you must register by calling the Center. In-person activities require you to wear a mask and fill-out a health questionnaire. We are also asking participants to cancel their registration if they become sick prior to the event.

Coleman Activity & Dining Center:
Big Buck Bingo
Wed, Nov 4 • 1-2 pm
Card Making Craft
Thurs, Nov 19 • 12:30-2 pm
For reservations, call Sheryl Watson, Center Director at 989-465-6216

Trailside Activity & Dining Center:
Holiday Card Making Mon, Nov 16 • 9:30-11:30 am
Arts & Crafts Group Tuesdays, Nov 3, 10, 17 & 24 • 9-11 am
For reservations, call Jenny Anderson, Center Director at 989-633-3790

Sanford Activity and Dining Center:
Knitting • Thurs, Nov 5 • 8:30-10:30 am
Wood Carving • Thurs, Nov 19 • 8:30-10:30 am
For reservations, call Dawn Powell, Center Director at 989-687-7888

During the Thanksgiving and Christmas curbside events, you will of course be receiving your delicious, hot meal. You will also be receiving an extra surprise at Thanksgiving with the help of the Midland Area Community Foundation, and the surprises keep coming at Christmas! In an additional effort to keep things fun and jolly, please dress in your best Thanksgiving and Christmas attire. Call your Center Director to reserve a time slot!

Thanksgiving Curbside Event:
Wednesday, November 18th



Christmas Curbside Event:
Wednesday, December 9th

Curbside Meal Pickup and Meals on Wheels Delivery