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Alzheimers Support Group
This group meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Facilitator for the Alzheimer’s group is Judy Shirley with the Alzheimer’s Association. Hear how others are meeting the challenges. Respite Care provided. Learn what resources are available to help you. You do not have to be a member to attend.
 Day(s)   Date(s)   Time   Age
 W   May 10   1:00-2:30 pm    50+ 
 W   Jun 21   1:00-2:30 pm   50+
 W   Jul 19   1:00-2:30 pm   50+
 W   Aug 16   1:00-2:30 pm   50+

Location:      Orion Center, Multipurpose Room

Fee:               FREE

Ask the Attorney

Our Attorney Dana Wilson will come and talk to you about your legal needs. Call the Orion Center and make your appointment today. Membership and pre-registration required. FREE, members only.

Day(s)   Date(s)   Time   Age
M   Jul 10  Appts start at 1:00 pm   50+
M   Sep 25  12:30-3:30 pm by Appt only   50+
M   Nov 6  12:30-3:30 pm by Appt. only   50+

Location:   Orion Center, Orion Room
  Call for an appointment, 248.391.0304 x3500
Bingo

Have fun with your friends and play bingo. Cards and chips provided. Come play a card or two with the members of the Orion Center. Membership and pre-registration required.

Code    Day(s)   Date(s)   Time   Age
3516.301 Tu  Jul 11-Sep 26   10:00-11:45 am   50+
3517.301 Tu  Jul 11-Sep 26   12:45-2:45 pm   50+
3556.456 Tu  Oct 3-Dec 12   10:00-11:45 am   50+
3556.466 Tu  Oct 3-Dec 12    12:45-2:45 pm   50+

Location:      Orion Center; Game Room
Fee:      Free

Click here to register online

Library Book Club

Come join us at the Orion Center, pick up the book of the month and join us on a discussion of the author, his works, and what the book is about. 

Code    Day(s)   Date(s)   Time   Age
3534.100   W   Jan 3-Dec 29   12:00-2:30 pm   50+

       

Location:       Orion Center, Multipurpose Room
Fee:      Free

Click here to register online

K4 Knitters/Crochet Club & Charity Knitters
This group gets together to work on projects for charity. We work on lap blankets that are donated to our local veterans in need. Stop by and find out what we are working on. Coffee will be waiting for you. Membership and pre-registration required. Yarn donations accepted.
Code    Day(s)   Date(s)   Time   Age
3501.201
  M   Apr 3-Jun 29   12:30-3:30 pm   50+
3501.333   M   Jul 10-Sep 25   12:30-3:30 pm   50+

Location:      Orion Center, Game Room
Fee:       Free


Click here to register online.

Mahjong Club
Let’s play Mahjong at the Orion Center. Play with friends who can teach you all the game strategies. Like poker, you will learn a lot about your opponents as you play Mahjong and adjust your strategy according to their strengths and weaknesses. Membership and pre-registration required.
Code    Day(s)   Date(s)   Time   Age
3560.330  F   Jul 7-Sep 29   11:00 am-3:30 pm   50+
3560.433  F   Oct 6-Dec 15   11:00 am-3:30 pm   50+

Location:       Orion Center, Game Room
Fee:       $5


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Open Card Club
This club will meet on Thursdays in our game room. Come meet new friends and play.  Membership and pre-registration required.
Code    Day(s)   Date(s)   Time   Age
3512.322   W & Th   Jul 5-Sep 28   1:00-3:30 pm  50+
3556.476   W & Th   Oct 4-Dec 14   12:30-3:30 pm   50+

Location:       Orion Center, Game Room
Fee:      Free

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Open Game Club

Meet with friends and discover one of the many new games in our game room. Come play Scrabble, Cribbage and other games. Membership and pre-registration required.

Code    Day(s)   Date(s)   Time   Age
 3509.333  F   Jul 7-Sep 29   12:30-3:30 pm   50+
3556.486 F   Oct 6-Dec 15   12:30-3:30 pm   50+

Location:       Orion Center, Game Room
Fee:      Free

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Open Needle Craft Club
This group gets together to work on projects for charity. We work on lap blankets that are donated to our local veterans in need. Stop by and find out what we are working on. Coffee will be waiting for you. Membership and pre-registration required.

Code    Day(s)   Date(s)   Time   Age
3502.101   Th   Jan 5-Mar 30   1:00-3:00 pm   50+
3509.202   Th   Apr 7-Jun 30   1:00-3:00 pm   50+
         

Location:  Orion Center, Art Room
Fee: Free

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Painting Club

Come join fellow artists!  Relax and work on your projects in the Orion Center.  This no-pressure atmosphere will allow you to work on your pieces at your own pace while enjoying the company of others with the same passion of painting.

Code    Day(s)   Date(s)   Time

  Age

3072.331       Tu  Jul 11-Sep 26   10:00 am-2:00 pm   50+
3072.442       Tu  Oct 3-Nov 21   10:00 am-2:00 pm   50+
Location:       Orion Center, Art Room
Fee:      $5

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Quilting Club

Meet with friends and discover the world of quilting. Bring your current projects in for assistance from the club members. Sewing machines are provided in the room as well as tall tables to cut your work. Membership and pre-registration required.

Code  Day(s)   Date(s)   Time   Age
3506.301 F   Jul 7-Sep 29   9:00 am-12:00 pm   50+
3556.496 F   Oct 6-Dec 15   9:00 am-12:00 pm   50+

Location:      Orion Center, Art Room
Fee:     Free

Click here to register online

Senior Afternoon Movie Club

This club meets the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month at 1:00 pm. Come watch some great movies with us. Bring a friend. Popcorn will be ready for you. Call for upcoming movie schedule.  Membership and pre-registration required.

Code    Day(s)    Date(s)   Time   Age    Movie
 3556.333   F   Aug 11   1:00 pm   50+   The Love Letter
 3556.334  F   Aug 25   1:00 pm   50+   Big Eyes
 3556.366  F   Sep 8   1:00 pm   50+   Trouble Along the Way
 3556.306  F   Sep 22   1:00 pm   50+   Aloha
 3556.311  F   Oct 13   1:00 pm   50+   Monte Walsh
 3556.326  F   Oct 27   1:00 pm   50+   Bell, Book & Candle
 3556.406  F   Nov 3   1:00 pm   50+   War Horse
 3556.416  F   Nov 17   1:00 pm   50+   The Monuments Men
 3556.426  F   Dec 1   1:00 pm   50+   Christmas in Connecticut

Location:  Orion Center, Multipurpose Room 
Fee: Free 

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Spanish Language Club

Come meet with friends and discover something new. Our longtime instructor, Norm Gilbert, will work with you on conversational skills you need to know. Membership and pre-registration required.

Code  Day(s)   Date(s)   Time   Age
3508.201  Th   Apr 6-Jun 29   1:00-3:00 pm   50+
3508.331 Th   Jul 6-Sep 28   1:00-3:00 pm   50+

Location:       Orion Center, Multipurpose Room
Fee:      Free

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T.O.P.S (Take off Pounds Sensibly)

(Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is a weight loss support group. Members receive encouragement while making changes slowly and steadily.  Monthly charge of $4 and $26 annual dues are payable the night of class directly to the group. Call Sue Shubet for more information 248.391.1881

Registration is not required.

Day    Date(s)   Time    Age
Th   Jan-Dec     6:30-8:30 pm    18+ 

Location:     Orion Center, Game Room
Fee:    Free


Ham Radio Club

This club meets every Monday and Thursday night of the moth from 6:00-9:00 pm. Ham radio allows people to talk across the globe wirelessly. Learn how to get started. Membership and pre-registration required. 

Code    Day(s)   Date(s)   Time   Age
3510.331   M & Th   Jul 6-Sep 28   6:00-9:00 pm   50+
3556.446   M & Th   Oct 2-Dec 14   6:00-8:45 pm   50+

Location:       Orion Center, Orion Room
Fee:      Free

Meals on Wheels Drivers Needed
Volunteer drivers are desperately needed to deliver meals to homebound seniors in Orion and Oxford communities. Over 60 meals are delivered daily.  Routes are available any day of the week and on weekends.  4-6 volunteers per day are needed.  This is a great opportunity for families, church groups, students, civic groups, businesses, employees and retirees to assist homebound seniors by providing a daily hot meal.  Call the Orion Community Center at 248.391.0304 x3510 to volunteer for weekday meal delivery or 248.391.0304 x3508 to schedule weekend meal delivery.
Orion Senior Band

Come join us at the Orion Center for this great new club. Under the direction with music provided by George Sinnott, we will create the Orion Senior Band. Join us for this fun new club. All levels will be accepted. Pre-registration and memberships required. 

Code    Day(s)   Date(s)   Time   Age
3502.333   Th   Jul 6-Sep 7   10:00 am-12:00 pm   50+
3502.333   Th   Sep 21-Nov 16   10:00 am-12:00 pm   50+
Location:    Orion Center, Game Room A
Fee:   Free

Orion Walking Club

Come walk with an Orion Associate on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays as we take advantage of the Polly Ann Trails by the Orion Center. Bring a friend. We will start at the Orion Center with some stretches before we go. Pre-registration and membership is required. 

 Code   Day   Date   Time   Age
3174.301   T, W, Th   Jun 1-Aug 24   9:00-9:45 am   50+


Location:    Orion Center, 1335 Joslyn Rd
Fee:   FREE

Click here to register online. 

Java Joes

Join us for a fresh cup of joe and great conversations at the Orion Center. Talk about your opinions, interests and issues with local politicians and speakers on topics that interest our seniors. Check for guest speakers. Membership and pre-registration is required.

Code    Day   Date   Time   Age   Speaker
5305.348   M   Jun 12   9:30-10:00 am   50+  Calvin J. Higgins, Prescription Drugs
 in Your Medicine Cabinet
5305.349   M   Jul 10   9:30-10:00 am   50+  
5305.350   M   Aug 14   9:30-10:00 am   50+  
Location:    Orion Center, Multipurpose Room
Fee:   FREE

Click here to register online. 

Morse Code

Morse code is a method of transmitting text information as a series of on-off lights or clicks that can be directly understood by a skilled listener or observer without special equipment. Pre-registration is required. 

Code    Day   Date   Time   Age
3049.302   M   Sep 11-Oct 2   6:30-8:30 pm   16+
Location:    Orion Center, Multipurpose Room
Fee:   $5

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Reminiscence Therapy

Reminiscence Therapy is an evidence-based psycho-therapeutic intervention for older adults. This group will provide an interactive group discussion that prompts the group members to reflect on the memories that make up their lives. Membership and pre-registration is required. 

Code    Day   Date   Time   Age
 3043.300   Th   Jul 20-Aug 3   10:30-11:30 pm   50+
Location:   Orion Center, Multipurpose Room
Fee:   $15

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Medicare & Medicaid Seminar

Do you know about this year's changes in Medicare and Medicaid? Richard Basler will be here to walk you through the many changes of the 2017 Medicare and Medicaid Insurance. Membership and pre-registration is required. 

Code    Day   Date   Time   Age
3561.401   F   Oct 20   12:45-2:45 pm   50+
Location:    Orion Center, Multipurpose Room
Fee:   FREE

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Senior Consumer Education Program

Learn the signs of Identity theft, how to protect your personal information online and off. Protect your devices, money, and personal information. Also learn the signs of scams and how to prevent or what it takes to minimize your risk of being a victim.

Code    Day   Date   Time   Age   Topic 
3073.310   W   Sep 13   1:00-2:30 pm   50+   Identity Theft
3073.320   W   Sep 20   1:00-2:30 pm   50+   Online Safety
3073.330   W   Sep 27   1:00-2:30 pm   50+   Phone, Mail, EScams
Location:    Orion Center, Banquet Room C
Fee:   FREE

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Learn How to Play Chinese Style Mahjongg

Fun, fun, fun are all part of this game. Learn how to play with this 3 week class, Chinese style. Membership and pre-registration required. 

Code    Day   Date   Time   Age
3560.413   M   Sep 11-25   1:30-3:30 pm   50+
Location:    Orion Center, Game Room B
Fee:   FREE

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Learn How to Play Mahjongg

Dragons, Winds and Flowers, are all part of this fun game called Mahjongg. Learn how to play with this 5 week class. You will be learning the game and all of its rules before playing. Sign up now and get your winter #3560.403 series free. Membership and pre-registration required. 

Code    Day   Date   Time   Age
3560.403   M   Oct 2-30   12:30-3:30 pm   50+
Location:    Orion Center, Game Room B
Fee:   FREE

Click here to register online