Ann Arbor Senior Center Membership Advantage: Please consider joining the center to start receiving discounts on classes and senior center rentals! A year long membership is only $25, and a family annual membership is $35. Consider the facts: Most ACBL players come two times a week and play - that's nearly 100 games a year. Your membership would cost you just $25 a year , saving you $75. Most Scrabble and Mahjong players play 50 times a year, and with a Senior Center membership, you will save $75 a year!
Senior Park Walks
Please join Ann Arbor Senior Center staff for a weekly guided one-mile beginner level walk at a different park in the City of Ann Arbor! Meet in the parking lot (of each week’s selected park) every Friday (beginning June 17) 10-11 a.m. Keep track of your walks and earn prizes. Path conditions may include paved, unpaved and boardwalks (some with little or no elevation changes). Location information, walk checklists and maps will be available via mail or at the Ann Arbor Senior Center. Water and a light snack will be provided. Each walk will be weather permitting, and a weather determination will be made by 9 a.m. each Friday. Registration is required for this free event. Email [email protected] or call 734.794.6250.You’ll receive an information packet to help you track your progress. Click here to download the flyer below with links to the park locations.
Summer is Senior Season – Enjoy the Farmer's Market and Free Rides!
The Ann Arbor Senior Center offers a variety of activities focused on health, education, socializing, games, and the arts. In addition, we are proud to promote two wonderful programs this season:
For more information call us at the Ann Arbor Senior Center at 734.794.6250.
Every Wednesday, 10-11 a.m.
Join us for fun brain exercises that are designed to keep your brain young, strong, agile, and adaptable. No experience necessary – just bring a pen, paper, and an open mind!
Join Zoom Meeting URL:
Meeting ID: 947 2633 1603. Passcode: 739714.
For more information email [email protected] Free of charge
Wednesdays, 1-2 p.m.
We are back with live trivia via Zoom! Join us on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. Each game will have questions based on weekly themes. Invite your friends, grandchildren, and neighbors to login and play with you, or be placed on a team with others. We will keep a tally of winners and at the end, will have prizes that you can pick up.
Join Zoom Meeting URL: a2gov.zoom.us/j/97912399740?pwd=WHdncWdkMkxQQWxHcWhIbEt0UXJuQT09
Zoom Meeting ID: 979 1239 9740. Passcode: 194912.
For more information email
[email protected]. Free of charge.
Blue Grass Jam
Second and fourth Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m., drop-in fee: $5.
The A2 Blue Grass participants, from expert to novice, come from all over southeast Michigan to have fun withbluegrass jamming and singing. We draw a wide variety of musical Instruments including banjos, fiddles, standup and electronic bass, percussion, washboard, dobro, mandolin and the occasional harmonica. All ages are welcome. Visit the Bluegrass website
for more information.
Bridge Games & Instruction
Duplicate Non-sanctioned Bridge Games
Due to an extremely decreased attendance at the Monday afternoon, non-sanctioned Bridge games, we will be having a temporary pause to allow people to return from their winter hiatus or to feel more comfortable returning to indoor spaces with others. These games will resume on Monday, April 4, at 12:30 p.m. For those that would like to continue playing, we will be allowing social games on Mondays from 12:30-3 p.m. There will be no director for these games, and it is just for casual play. These games will be free for members, and $2 for nonmembers.
Mondays , 12:30-3:30 p.m., drop-in fee: $2 member; $3 nonmember.
Non-sanctioned Duplicate Bridge, directed by Ray Gentz, attracts players of all ages with varied levels of expertise including life masters to beginners.
ACBL Open Bridge Games
Thursday, noon to 3:30 p.m. Fee: $8, member; $9, nonmember.
THE DIRECTOR IS REQUIRING PROOF OF VACCINATION TO PLAY AND THE CITY REQUESTS MASKS TO BE WORN INDOORS AT ALL TIMES
ACBL Open Sanctioned Games are played in the well-equipped Gallery Room at the Ann Arbor Senior Center. Pre-dealt hands from “Dealer 4+ offer players immediate hand records and player analysis printouts. Players also benefit from quick and accurate scoring from the electronic score pads. This sanctioned bridge game has players with varied levels of expertise including Life Masters and intermediate level players.
Games are open. You do not need to be a member to play at our club, however, membership in the Senior Center provides you with a discount. You do not need to be a "senior" to join. Annual membership at the Ann Arbor Senior Center is $25 for players of all ages. Director, Ellen Silverest, encourages you to come with a partner. Looking for a partner? Arrive at the center and let the director know by 11:45 a.m. and she will offer you a guarantee to play.
Cash prizes* are being offered as follows:
3 tables - First Place $20 Second Place $10
4 Tables - First Place $30 Second Place $10
5 Tables - First Place $30 Second Place $10 Third Place $10
6 Tables - First Place $30 Second Place $20 Third Place $10
7 Tables - First Place $40 Second Place $20 Third Place $10
8 or more tables - First Place $40 Second Place $30 Third Place $10
*Prizes are PER PAIR. Full tables must be filled for award. Instructional Bridge
Additionally, there will be a $300 cash prize for the player(s) who holds the highest average percentage over the games from June 2 through November 10, 2022.
Bridge Defense Part III
Mondays, May 2 -Aug. 8 (No class on Memorial Day or July 4). 9:30-11:30 a.m.; fee: $130 member; $156 nonmember
This class is designed for beginners and low intermediate players who wish to improve their defensive play and do play practice with analysis. The class will run with lecture and discussion from the text for the first 60-75 minutes. Students will then play hands from a previous duplicate game during the remaining time. Hands are analyzed after completion to review the bidding, play and defense. We will be study chapters 7-9 in the text which may be purchased online or ordered from your local bookstore if you didn't take Part I or II. Students may register in advance and prepay for all 13 weeks or pay as you go (drop-in). It is highly recommended that students have some type of previous bidding class or experience. Open to adults of all ages. Prerequisites: Bridge I or equivalent or prior experience. Required Text: Defense in the 21st Century by Audrey Grant. Games are directed by Ray Gentz.
Bridge II Play of the Hand
Tuesdays, May 10 - Aug. 2 10 a.m. - Noon; fee: $130 member; $156 nonmember
Wellness and Enrichment
Tuesdays, through July 12, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join this class in partnership with Washtenaw Community College for seniors 65 and older. Instruction combines martial arts movements with Qi (energy) circulation, breathing and stretching techniques to improve balance and overall health. Instructed by Karla Groesbeck. Call to preregister, 734.794.6250. Free of charge.
Senior Line Dancing
Tuesday, through July 12, noon-1 p.m. Join this class in partnership with Washtenaw Community College for seniors 65 and older. A line dance is a choreographed dance in which a group of people dance along to a repeating sequence of steps while arranged in one or more lines or rows. It is a great time to socialize along with low impact exercise. Dance a party full of familiar oldies. Call to preregister, 734.794.6250. Free of charge.
Thursday, June 23, 10-10:50 a.m. Hosted by Club Pilates, clubpilates.com. Class Level: Beginner. Join Club Pilates in a 50-minute mat class designed to build strength, mobility and stability. You'll get individual attention in a fun group setting with other people who know that on life's journey, it's best to stay flexible. We believe that Pilates is a path to a fuller, more satisfying physical existence. And best of all, we believe that you can start anytime. Join us! To RSVP, contact [email protected] or 734.794.6250 to reserve your spot today! Free of charge.
Veteran Healthcare Resources for the Community
Medicare, like all health insurance programs, can be very complicated. How Medicare works with military healthcare benefits can be especially confusing. This free resource helps veterans understand how Medicare works with VA and TRICARE benefits and how to enroll.
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