Senior Services

Orion Center Senior Services 

The Orion Center strives to be a center that promotes independence and enhances dignity and respect. We advocate for the Orion Area senior members, their families, and caregivers by collaborating and nurturing networks and relationships across institutions, agencies, and community service organizations. We encourage social development through crafts, games, trips, parties, exercise, sports, education classes, reading groups, volunteerism, and partnerships. 

50+ Adults Activities and Events

Transportation
Senior Newsletter
Senior Clubs
Meals on Wheels
Adult Leagues
Wellness Center
Trips
Senior Resources
Special Events
Enrichment
Sports & Fitness

Free Orion Center Membership for 50+ Adults

Membership at the Orion Center provides an opportunity for adults age 50+ to participate in a variety of programs geared for seniors. Membership is free to both residents and non-residents. Membership allows members to participate in many programs at no cost including Movie Club, Ham Radio Club, Bingo, Card Club, Knitters and Crochet Club, Spanish Club, Quilting Club, etc. Fee based programs are also available for seniors to participate in, including arts and crafts, cards, exercise classes (yoga, tai chi, Zumba), monthly special luncheons and events, trips, and other activities. 

Orion Center Exercise Room for 58+ Adults
The Exercise Room at the Orion Center provides an opportunity for seniors age 58+ to use treadmills, exercise bikes and resistance equipment to enhance their health and wellness. The Exercise Room is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am-4:00 pm (closed for lunch from 12:30-1:30 pm). You must have a current membership to use this room.

Wellness Center 

Beaumont Health Systems has partnered with the Orion Center and Orion Township to provide health and wellness services and resources at the Orion Center which began in 2014. Click here to visit their website. 

Orion Township Public Library Branch at the Orion Center

Come by the Orion Center Library and browse for that book you've been meaning to read. Stop by for a cup of coffee and current copies of the Oakland Press and the Lake Orion Review. Open Monday through Friday from 10:00 am-3:00 pm. 
Computer Classes at the Branch Library
Basic computer classes are held on Wednesdays at the Orion Center Branch Library. The student teacher ration is 2:1. A variety of computer, tablet and cell phone classes are offered for seniors, from beginner level to intermediate. Learn how to get an email address, surf the internet, play online games, and much more. Please call the Library Clerk to be placed on the student list for classes at 248.693.6840
Click here to visit the Orion Township Public Library website. 

Transportation

North Oakland Transportation Authority (NOTA): 248.693.7100
Transportation Service for seniors, disabled adults 18+, and transit-dependent individuals who are residents of Addison, Orion, and Oxford Townships. Pre-registration and interview is required prior to use of service, and process can take up to two weeks before service begins. Call at least 48 hours in advance. Reservations for doctor appointments will be taken up to three weeks in advance. Wheelchair lift available- please inform dispatcher when you call if you require facilities for the physically challenged. DISPATCH HOURS: 8:00 am-2:00 pm Monday-Friday. Services available on Saturdays for local shopping and on Sundays for local church services. Fares are $1 each way within Oxford, Orion, or Addison, and $2 each way outside of these areas. 

Hours of Service:
Monday- Friday: 6:00 am-6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Sunday: 8:00 am-2:00 pm

Hot Lunch and Meals on Wheels Program

If you are going to have lunch at the Orion Center, please call 248.391.0304 x3510 by 10:00 am the day before so your meal can be reserved (to eat lunch on Mondays, call by 10:00 am on the Friday before).
Meals are delivered Monday-Friday for homebound residents of the Orion Area. For home delivered meals, call 248.608.0264 for details and to register. 

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 248.391.0304 x3510 to volunteer for meal delivery.

Senior Resources

Administration on Aging (AoA)    ---   www.acl.gov
Alzheimer's & Related Disorders Center   1.800.272.3900   ---
Alzheimer's Association   1.800.272.3900   www.alz.org
Alzheimer's Disease Foundation & Referral Center (DEAR)    ---   www.alzheimers.gov
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)   ---   www.aarp.org
American Cancer Society    1.800.ACS.2345   www.cancer.org
American Council for the Blind   1.800.424.8666   ---
American Diabetes Association (ADA)   1.800.232.3472   www.diabetes.org
American Geriatrics Society (AGS)   ---   www.americangeriatrics.org
American Heart Association (AHA)   ---   www.heart.org
American Lung Association (ALA)   ---   www.lungusa.org
American Paralysis Association   1.800.225.0292   ---
American Parkinson's Disease Association    1.800.223.2732   ---
American Stroke Association (ASA)   ---   www.strokeassociation.org
Arthritis Foundation   1.800.568.4045   www.arthritis.org
Auto Repair Complaints   1.800.422.6237   ---
Cancer Information Center   1.800.422.6237   ---
Caregiver Self-Care   ---   www.caregiverstress.com
Department of Veteran Affairs (VA)   ---   www.va.gov
Disease/Healthy Aging   ---   www.infoaging.org
Elder Abuse Hotline   1.800.996.6228   ---
Elder Care Locator   1.800.677.1116   www.eldercare.gov
Elder Hostel   ---   www.elderhostel.org
Elderweb   ---   www.elderweb.com
Gerontological Society of America (GSA)   ---   www.geron.org
Glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF)   ---   www.glaucoma.org
Health Issues   ---   www.healthfinder.com
Hospice   1.800.331.1620   ---
Meals on Wheels Association of America (MOWAA)   ---   www.mowaa.org
Medicare Appeals   1.800.365.5899   ---
Medicare Inquiry   1.800.482.4045   ---
Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program   1.800.292.7852   ---
Medicare Rights Center (MRC)   ---   www.medicarerights.org
Michigan Parkinson's Foundation    1.800.852.9781   ---
National Association of the Deaf (NAD)   ---   www.nad.org
National Center of Elder Abuse (NCEA)   ---   www.ncea.acl.gov
National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare   ---   www.ncpssm.org
National Council on Aging, Inc. (NCOA)    ---   www.ncoa.org
National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA)   ---   www.nfcacares.org
National Hospice Foundation (NHF)   ---   www.hospiceinfo.org
National Institute on Aging (NIA)   ---   www.nih.gov/nia
National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC)   ---   www.nsclc.org
National Stroke Association (NSA)   ---   www.stroke.org
Nursing Home/Long Term Care   1.800.292.7852    ---
Prescription Drug Credit (Form)   1.800.367.6263   ---
Older Women's League (OWL)   ---   www.owl-nation.org
Pension & Welfare Benefits Administration (PWBA)   ---   www.dol.gov/dol/pwba
Personal Aids Catalog   ---  www.searshealthandwellness.com
SeniorNet (SN)   ---   www.seniornet.org
Setting Priorities for Retirement Years   ---   www.spry.org
Taxpayers Assistance (State)   1.800.487.7000   ---
Taxpayers Information (Federal)   1.800.829.1040   ---
Utilities (Public Service Commission)   1.800.292.9555   ---
Veteran's Information & Assistance   1.800.827.0648   ---
Visiting Nurse Associations of American (VNAA)   ---   www.vnaa.org
Wills & Directives   ---   www.legalhelpmate.com