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 Friday of every month or contact us.


  • Bingo

  • Friendship Center Chorus

  • Ping Pong

  • Wii Bowling

  • Mahjong

  • Movie Day

  • Painting

  • Ukulele Group

  • Guest speakers

  • Special Parties and Events

  • Field Trips

  • Card groups, including bridge, & euchre


Stretch and Strengthen fitness activities. Petoskey Center location, 9:00am, Mondays and Fridays. Cost: $1 per class.

Water fitness

Stafford’s Crooked River Lodge, Alanson, 9:30am, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cost: $1 per class plus a pool pass.

Senior Golf Group

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


Veteran’s Coffee and Donut Hour. Petoskey Center location, 10:00am every Thursday

Low Vision Lunches

Petoskey Center location, first Thursday of every month at 12:00-1:30pm

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For More Enrichment Services Information

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

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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 three locations in Emmet County – Petoskey, Brutus, and Pellston – where various events are held daily.

Friendship Centers of Emmet County-Petoskey Center

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


Friendship Centers of Emmet County-Huber Senior Center/Brutus

Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:00am to 3:00pm 6436 E. Brutus Road, Brutus, MI (231) 529-8803


Friendship Centers of Emmet County-Pellston Center

Hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00am to 3:00pm 6274 W. Edgar, Pellston, MI (231) 539-8201