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Senior Programs

Senior Programs and Services

Ferndale Parks and Recreation Senior Services seek to provide recreational, social, and physical activities for our mature residents.

Senior Group

The Ferndale Senior Group (FSG) provides recreational opportunities for people ages 55 and above. The FSG meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 11:00 a.m. This is a great opportunity to see friends and neighbors, participate in activities, and more.

Membership is $15 for residents and non-residents, which includes a bi-monthly newsletter. A discounted annual parking pass of $10 (available to Ferndale residents only) can be obtained at the Park Ferndale Office, located at The dot, 221 W. Troy St., Ferndale, MI 48220, or City Hall, located at 300 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale MI 48220. Please note: The ParkFerndale Office does not accept cash. City Hall accepts all payment types. This parking pass is for off-street surface lots and does not include The dot parking garage. Members will need to create a profile to pay for membership.

The Ferndale Senior Group has recently changed the meeting location to the Hazel Park Recreation Center: 620 W Woodward Heights Blvd, Hazel Park, MI 48030. For more information, call Ferndale Parks and Recreation staff at 248-544-6767, ext. 503 or email Senior Group President Jeannie Davis at jeannie1111@comcast.net.

Nutrition Program

The Meals on Wheels service is for seniors 60 and older who are interested in receiving prepared hot meals. If you are interested in having a meal delivered to your home, please call the Area on Aging at 1-800-852-7795.

Yard Services for INCOME-ELIGIBLE Seniors and Disabled Adults

Eligible Ferndale residents can sign up for annual snow removal services and/or lawn cutting and leaf-raking. This service is available to income-qualifying seniors ages 62 years old or older, and disabled adults who are 18 and older. This service is provided as one of the City’s Community Development Block Grant projects.

An application is required for approval. To apply, please fill out these forms and email them to olderadults@olhsa.org or mail them to:
OLHSA – Chore Program
P.O. Box 430598
Pontiac, MI 48343-0598

Services are limited and clients are served on a first-come-first-serve basis. If any spots are available, residents are contacted and informed of the availability, which may include being placed on the waitlist. Residents who participated in the program the previous year will be contacted before the beginning of each season by the Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency (OLHSA). OLHSA maintains the waitlist on behalf of the City, and residents can contact OLHSA to enquire about participation at 248-209-2622.

For questions, contact Marie Verheyen, OLHSA's Senior Program Support Manager, at 248-209-2671, or Emily Loomis, the City's Assistant Building Official, at 248-336-4365.

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