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
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 56+ 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.
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.
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.