Health Services

Providing support for your wellbeing.

Our staff and partners within the community offer a wide variety of services and programs designed to assist seniors in monitoring their overall wellbeing. Such services include (fees may apply):

  • Flu and pneumonia vaccination clinics

  • Blood pressure monitoring

  • Hearing screenings

  • Foot care 

  • Risk of Fall assessments

  • Project FRESH

  • Health education

  • Eyeglass cleaning and adjustment

  • Advance Directives information

  • Medicare-Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP)

Information and Assistance

Friendship Centers has information regarding area services and resources, as well as an onsite social worker.

For more information, please contact:
Friendship Centers of Emmet County, (231) 347-3211
Chris Scott, Health Services Director, [email protected]

Medical Equipment Loan Closet

Petoskey office offers a wide variety of gently-used durable medical equipment on loan including but not limited to:

Items can be borrowed indefinitely or returned in clean, well-cared-for condition when they are no longer required.

If you have any durable medical equipment that you do not use, we would be happy to accept your items for our loan closet. A receipt can be provided for your donation by our Petoskey receptionist.

  • Wheelchairs

  • Bath Seats

  • Bedside Commodes

  • Walkers

  • Crutches

  • Canes

Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) Loan Program

A PERS medical pendant is a device worn by an individual in their home to provide a measure of security in the event of an emergency. With a landline in place, it will notify 9-1-1 at the touch of a button. PERS units are available for loan to at-risk, low-income seniors.

Senior Essential Needs Fund

Assistance may be available to assist Emmet County seniors with essentially needed items or services.

Support Groups

Facilitator led groups for:

• Alzheimer’s/Dementia; 2nd Wednesday of the month at Petoskey Center from 2:00-3:30pm
• Parkinson’s; 4th Wednesday of the month at Petoskey Center from 2:00-3:30pm
• Caregivers; 4th Thursday of the month at Petoskey Center from 1:30-3:00pm

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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 Health Services Information

    Please Contact: Friendship Centers of Emmet County, (231) 347-3211
    Chris Scott, Health Services Director,
    [email protected]

    For More Social Work Services Information

    Please Contact: Friendship Centers of Emmet County, (231) 347-3211
    Kate Smith, Social Worker Services,
    [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
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      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.)