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Fifty Plus Programs and Classes

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Home   50+  Fifty+ Classes and 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 Fifty Forward 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.

Creative Arts

*Indicates registration required 

*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 pm
No string instruments except the string bas.

*Jewelry Making
Classes held quarterly throughout the year.
Afternoon and evening sessions.

*Piano, Guitar & Voice Lessons
Piano: Thursdays, 10:15 am
Guitar: Thursdays 11 am
Voice: Thursdays 11:45 am

*Knitting & Crocheting Lessons

Needlework Club
Tuesdays at 10 am
Drop in

Painting Club
Thursdays, 9 am
Drop in, all levels and ages welcome

*Painting Lessons

Pottery
Wednesday, 7–9:30 pm

Quilting Group
Wednesdays, 9 am–4 pm
Drop in

Sewing Group
Mondays, 12–5pm
Drop in.

Square Dancing
Beginner lessons: Mondays at 7 pm
Drop in, pay at the door
Drop in dancing: Fridays, November–May, 7:30–9:30 pm  
$5 per person, payable at the door

*Swing & Ballroom Dance Lessons
Fridays, 7–10 pm

*Tap Lessons
Beginners: Tuesdays, 1:30 pm
Intermediate: Tuesdays, 2:30 pm

Woodcarving Club
Mondays, 8:30 am
All levels and ages welcome

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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

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.
  • Low Cardio, Stretch and Tone: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8 am.
  • Muscle Strengthening: Tuesday and Thursday at 10 am
  • Yoga/Pilates: Tuesday and Thursday at 11 am
  • Pilates (beginning): Monday and Wednesday at 10 am
  • Tai-Chi: Monday afternoon – two/three levels
  • Yoga: Monday and Wednesday at 11 am
  • Yoga (Chair): Tuesday at 11 am
  • Women on Weights: Tuesday and Thursday at 6 pm
  • 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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Recreation

Billiards
Drop in to play billiards 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!

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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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, winter and spring sessions), Fridays 6–8pm, and Sundays 6:15–8:15 pm. 

Four Outdoor courts now available at Redwood Park. Drop-in play Mondays and Fridays from 10 am–2 pm and an organized Sunday night Mixer from 6–8 pm beginning in early June.

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 and women 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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