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

  • Walking Group

  • Wii Bowling

  • Mahjong

  • Painting

  • Guest speakers

  • Special Parties and Events

  • Field Trips

  • Card groups

Cardio Drumming
& Line Dancing

These senior-led activities at the Petoskey Friendship Center will get your heart pumping with the sound of music.
Mondays – Cardio Drumming at 9:00 a.m.
Tuesdays – Line Dancing at 2:30 p.m.
Wednesdays – Line Dancing at 10:00 a.m.
Thursdays – Cardio Drumming at 8:45 a.m.

Classes are free, but donations are welcome. Class size is limited. For more information visit https://emmetcoa.org/upcoming-events/fitness/.


Instructor-led senior fitness activities at the Petoskey Friendship Center:
Tuesdays – Yoga at 9:00 a.m.
Wednesdays – Fitness at 8:45 a.m.
Thursdays – Yoga at 2:30 p.m.

Instructor-led senior fitness at Huber Senior Center:
Mondays – Strength & Balance at 10:30 a.m.
Wednesdays – Yoga at 9:15 a.m.

Classes are free, but donations are welcome. Class size is limited. For more information visit https://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.


Enjoy a fun game of Swatball with friends. Swatball is like volleyball using balloons and all players must remain sitting.
Fridays – 10:00 a.m. at Petoskey Friendship Center


Military Veteran’s Coffee and Donut Hour:
Petoskey Friendship Center, every Thursday, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Donuts courtesy of Johann’s Bakery.
Huber Senior Center, located in Brutus, on the second Tuesday of each month, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Donuts courtesy of Dutch Oven Bakery.
Both groups are open to all Military Veterans and their spouses.

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]

    Get In Touch

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

      We invite you to join us!

      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 Friendship Center

      1322 Anderson Road, Petoskey, MI 49770

      (231) 347-3211

      Fax: (231) 347-3795


      Monday through Friday

      8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

      Friendship Centers of Emmet County

      Huber (Brutus) Senior Center

      6436 E. Brutus Road, Brutus, MI 49716

      (231) 529-8803

      (Send mail to Petoskey office.)


      Monday through Friday

      10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.