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3179 Livernois

Troy, MI 48083

Phone: 248.524.3484

Fax: 248.689.6497

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50+ Classes & Programs

A variety of classes and programs are offered for 50+ including creative arts, fitness, recreation, and sports. Most programs are offered on a quarterly basis and the class schedule is published in the 50+ newsletter.

Many classes are offered on a drop-in basis, and drop-in passes are available for all exercise classes.

Scholarships are available for low-income Troy residents 50 and older with an annual income of $24,450 or less for a one-person household or $27,950 or less for two persons. Receive a 25% discount - maximum one class per person per season (two computer classes per season). There is no discount for drop-in programs, trips, sport leagues, and special events. Apply at the Community Center - last year's federal or state form 1040 or MI Homestead form required as proof of income.

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Creative Arts

All programs meet at the Troy Community Center.

**Anyone Can Paint

Second Thursdays 6-8 pm.

Ballroom Dance Drop-In Lessons

Mondays and Wednesdays 1-2 pm. Drop-in, pay at the door.

Harmonica Club

Rehearsals on Monday at 9:30 am, September - June. Occasional performances. Drop-in.

Heritage Concert Band

Rehearsals 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. No string instruments except the string bass.

**Keyboarding

Mondays -  9 am Beginner and 10 am Advanced

**Knitting & Crocheting Lessons

See the Fifty Forward Newsletter for Details

Needlework Club

Tuesdays at 10 am. Drop-in. Share patterns and ideas, and help each other learn.

Painting Club

Thursdays at 9 am. All levels and ages welcome. Drop-in.

**Painting Lessons

See the Fifty Forward Newsletter for days and times.

**Pottery

Wednesday evenings, 7-9:30pm

Quilting Group

Wednesdays, 9 am - 4 pm. Drop-in.

Sewing Group

Mondays from12-5pm. Drop-in.

Square Dancing

Beginner lessons Mondays at 7 pm. Drop-in, pay at the door. New students accepted in the fall.

**Swing & Ballroom Dance Lessons

Fridays from 7-10pm - Registration Required.

Tap Lessons**

Beginners - Tuesdays at 1:30 pm, Intermediate at 2:30 pm.

Woodcarving Club

Mondays at 8:30 am. All levels and ages welcome. Free.

**Registration required. Low-income scholarships are available.

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Yoga Chair Excercise

Fitness

All classes meet at the Troy Community Center. Drop-in passes are available for all exercise classes. A $6 pass admits you to one 50 minute class ($7 for non-residents). Purchase passes at the Community Center front desk. 10 visit punch cards are also available $60/Res, $70/NR

Scholarships are available for low-income Troy residents 50 and older with an annual household income of $24,450 or less for a one person household or $27,950 or less for two persons. Receive a 25% discount - maximum one class per person per season (two computer classes per season). There is no discount for drop-in classes. Apply at the Community Center - last year's federal or state form 1040 or MI Homestead form required as proof of income.

Fitness Programs Include

  • Aquatic Exercise: Tuesday and Thursday 9 and 10 am
  • Balance & Stretch: Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 9 am.
  • Chair Exercise: Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11 am. Drop-in. 10 visit punch card to attend is available for $16/Res and $21/NR.
  • Muscle Strengthening: Tuesday and Thursday at 10 am
  • Yoga/Pilates: Tuesday and Thursday at 11 am
  • Pilates (beginning): Monday and Wednesday at 10 am
  • Stretch and Tone: Monday and Thursday at 11 am. Drop-in. 10 visit punch card to attend is available for $31 for residents and $41 for non-residents.
  • Tai-Chi: Monday afternoon - two/three levels
  • Yoga: Monday and Wednesday at 11 am
  • Yoga (Chair): Tuesday at 11 am and Thursdays at 6:30pm
  • Zumba Gold: Tuesday and Friday at 10 am and Wednesday at 7 pm. Drop-in. Pay at door.
  • Zumba Toning: Tuesday at 10am, Drop-in, Pay at door.

Exercise has wide ranging beneficial effects on cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and weight control. Indeed, exercise probably is the single most important factor to successfully living an independent, non-medicated life. Center for Preventative Medicine

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Senior Card Players Bingo

Other Recreation Programs

In addition to fitness, sports and creative arts programs, the following recreation programs are offered:

Billiards

Drop in to play billiards at the Community Center during regular Community Center hours.

Bingo

A bingo game is held each Friday at the Community Center from 1 - 2:30 pm with cash prizes.

Cards

Several card groups meet at the Community Center including duplicate bridge, party bridge, pinochle, euchre and cribbage.

Gardens

Community gardens for ages 50+ are available at the Troy Farm at Beach Road and South Blvd. Plots are approx. 20' x 20' and water is available. Look for details in the March/April Fifty Forward senior newsletter.

MahJong Club

Meets Wednesdays from 1-3:30pm, Fridays from 1-4pm. Drop-in.

Pacific Rim Outreach

Seniors of Asian descent meet at the Community Center on Wednesdays from 12:30-3;30 pm for social activities, information and referral and English communication activities.

Red Hat Society

The Red Mad Hatters, the Troy Chapter of the Red Hat Society, meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 1 pm for socialization and outings. Wear your red hat!

Special Events

The Recreation Department sponsors special events throughout the year such as a garage sale, spring expo, annual handcraft show, and performances by senior musical groups. See the Fifty Forward senior newsletter for details.

Travel

One to two one-day trips are offered each month to destinations such as the Fisher Theater, Orchestra Hall, local casinos, Frankenmuth and much more. Several extended trips are also offered each year to destinations worldwide with transportation to the airport and the services of a local tour guide included in the package. See the Fifty Forward senior newsletter for details.

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Tennis Golf

Sports

Bowling League

Mondays at 1:30 pm at Troy Lanes, 1950 E. Square Lake, September through May. Partners are not required. Receive points for beating your own average.

Golf

A Monday morning league and a Wednesday morning league play at Sylvan Glen. Men and women of all levels are welcome. The leagues are divided into three flights. See the November/December Fifty Forward senior newsletter for more information.

Pickleball

Seniors can play drop-in Pickleball at the Community Center on Mondays from 11:30 am-3 pm and Fridays from 10:30 am-3 pm. Special Senior Special rate of $4 for resident and non-resident seniors. Drop-in play also available for all ages 18 and over on Wed. evenings from 6-8:30 pm. Daily pass rates apply, free to fitness center members Ladder leagues offered Tuesdays 1-2:30pm (fall and winter sessions), Fridays 6-8pm, and Sundays 6:15-8:15pm. See the Troy Today Newsletter or the Fifty Forward Senior Newsletter for details.

Softball League

A men's 50 Plus league plays on Thursday evenings while a women's 50 Plus league plays other cities on Tuesday evenings. Call Scott Mercer at 248.524.3484 for details.

Tennis Leagues

An informal, outdoor league meets on Tuesday and Friday mornings May through September at the Boulan Park courts. Contact Judy Luther for more information at 248.879.9550. A Wednesday afternoon league meets indoors at the Troy Racquet Club in the fall and winter. Call 248.528.3400 for more information.

Volleyball League

Men 55 and older play other cities in Oakland and Macomb Counties on Tuesday mornings, November through March in Warren. Practice Monday and Thursday from 9:30-11 am at the Troy Community Center mid-September through March.

Michigan Senior Olympics

Many Troy athletes participate in the Michigan Senior Olympics each summer winning dozens of medals. See the Fifty Forward Senior Newsletter each spring for registration information or visit the Michigan Senior Olympics website.

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   Pool & Gym Schedule   

Troy Recreation Department

3179 Livernois

Troy, MI 48083

Weather Hotline: 248.689.9756

Fitness Room Rec Offices
Mon-Thurs 5am-10:30pm 8am-8pm
Friday 5am-10pm 8am-8pm
Saturday 7am-8pm 8:30am-12:30pm
Sunday 8am-6pm Closed

Holiday Hours

September 3 - 5, 2016 Recreation Administration and Kids Korner Closed

September 5, 2016 Gym Gym and Fitness Room 7am-2pm, Adult Lap 7:15am-10am, Open Swim 10am-1:30pm

October 31, 2016 (Halloween)

Recreation Administration Closed at 6pm

November 24, 2016 (Thanksgiving)

Recreation Administration & Kids Korner Closed

Fitness Room and Gym: 7am-2pm

Indoor Pool: 7:15-10am (Adult Lap/Therapy Swim), 10am-1:30pm (Open Swim)

November 25, 2016 (Friday After Thanksgiving)

Recreation Administration Closed

Kids Korner Open 8:30am-12:30pm

Fitness Room and Gym: 5am-10pm

Indoor Pool: 5:30am-10am (Adult Lap/Therapy Swim), 10am-9:30pm (Open Swim)

November 26, 2016

Recreation Administration Closed

December 23, 2016

Recreation Administration is Closed

December 24, 2016 (Christmas Eve)

Recreation Administration and Kids Korner is Closed

Fitness Room and Gym: 7am-2pm

Indoor Pool: 7:15am-10am (Adult Lap/Therapy Swim), 10am-1:30pm (Open Swim)

December 25, 2016 (Christmas)

Community Center is Closed

December 26, 2016

Recreation Administration is Closed

December 30, 2016

Recreation Administration is Closed

December 31, 2016 (New Year's Eve)

Recreation Administration and Kids Korner is Closed

Fitness Room and Gym: 7am-5pm

Pool: 7:15am-10am (Adult Lap/Therapy Swim), 10am-5pm (Open Swim)

New Year's Eve Family Night: 5-8:30pm

January 1, 2017 (New Year's Day)

Recreation Administration and Kids Korner is Closed

Fitness Room and Gym: 10am-8pm

Pool: 10-11am (Adult Lap/Therapy Swim), 11am - 7:30pm (Open Swim)

January 2, 2017

Recreation Administration is Closed

Community Center Open regular Hours

April 14, 2017 (Good Friday)

Recreation Administration and Kids Korner Closed

Fitness Room and Gym: Regular Hours

Indoor Pool: 5:30am-10am (Adult Lap/Therapy Swim), 10am-9pm (Open Swim)

April 16, 2017 (Easter Sunday)

Fitness Room and Gym: 8am-2pm

Indoor Pool: 8-10am (Adult Lap/Therapy Swim), 10am-1:30pm (Open Swim)

Community Center Closed

May 27, 2017 (Saturday before Memorial Day)

Regular Community Center Hours, Recreation Administration and Kids Korner Closed

Fitness Room, Gym, Indoor Pool Open Regular Hours

May 29, 2017 (Memorial Day)

Recreation Administration and Kids Korner Closed

Fitness Room and Gym: 7am-2pm

Indoor Pool: 7:15am-10am (Adult Lap/Therapy Swim), 10am-1:30pm (Open Swim)

July 4, 2017 (Fourth of July)

Recreation Administration and Kids Korner Closed

Fitness Room and Gym: 7am-2pm

Indoor Pool: 7:15am-10am (Adult Lap/Therapy Swim), 10am-1:30pm (Open Swim)