Providing opportunities to enrich the lives of seniors.

The Friendship Centers offer a wide variety of enrichment activities and programs to suit every interest and ability level for seniors age 60 and older. Some are ongoing, while others are offered periodically throughout the year. Look for details in the insert Silver Threads published in the Petoskey News Review on the fourth Thursday of every month or contact us.


  • Bingo

  • Cardio Drumming

  • Ping Pong

  • Wii Bowling

  • Mahjong

  • Painting

  • Guest speakers

  • Special Parties and Events

  • Field Trips

  • Card groups

Wii Bowling

Have fun bowling without the weight of the ball. Petoskey Center location, 1:30 p.m., Tuesdays. All senior friends are welcome.


Instructor-led senior fitness activities include yoga on Tuesdays, stretch and strengthen exercises on Wednesdays, and tai chi on Fridays.
Petoskey Friendship Center location at 9:00 a.m. Cost: free. Class size is limited. http://emmetcoa.org/upcoming-events/fitness/

Water fitness

Stafford’s Crooked River Lodge, Alanson, 9:30 am, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
We have instruction passes available for purchase at a discounted price. Call (231) 347-3211 for more information.

Ping Pong

Enjoy a fun game of ping-pong with friends. Petoskey Center location, 1:30 p.m., Thursdays. All senior friends are welcome.


Veteran’s Coffee and Donut Hour. Petoskey Center location, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. every Thursday. Donuts courtesy of Johann’s Bakery.

Senior Golf Group

Tuesdays and Thursdays from mid-May to mid-October for those registered. Must register in advance.


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    Note from the Director

    Greetings Friends:

    Welcome! We are pleased to have provided services to seniors in our community for over 55 years. This year marks our 50th anniversary of Meals on Wheels service. Look around our website to learn more about our services, programs, and special events. We strive to offer something for every senior. If you have the opportunity, we would love to meet you in person. Stop in for lunch Monday-Friday at noon or for a quick visit to learn about enrichment offerings. I look forward to meeting you.

    Kind regards,

    Denneen Smith, MSHS Executive Director

    For More Enrichment Services Information

    Please Contact: Friendship Centers of Emmet County, (231) 347-3211
    Lynn Gentner, Enrichment Director,
    [email protected]

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    For any other questions you may have, do not hesitate to ask. We are always here to help.

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      Friendship Centers of Emmet County has two locations in Emmet County – Petoskey and Brutus – where various events are held daily.

      Friendship Centers of Emmet County-Petoskey Center

      • Hours:
      • Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
      • 1322 Anderson Road, Petoskey, MI 49770
      • (231) 347-3211
      • Fax: (231) 347-3795

      Friendship Centers of Emmet County-Huber Senior Center/Brutus

      • Hours:
      • Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
      • 6436 E. Brutus Road, Brutus, MI
      • (231) 529-8803 (Send mail to Petoskey office.)