Senior Times Newsletter

Mahany Meininger Community Center


We are happy to announce...

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NewSummer Celebration! Greeting Card Making Party

Come and enjoy a FREE relaxing morning of Greeting Card Making!  

Instructor Suzi Duprey - Community Relations Director of American House Troy, will provide all materials and walk you through the details to create your own greeting cards. Come by and make 

(1) Wedding or Shower card, 

(1) birthday card, 

(1) “masculine” card (Father’s Day or birthday), and 

(1) patriotic card for any Occasion. 

Share the personalized finished card with a special person in your life, letting them know you are always thinking of them. FREE. Space is Limited. Reserve your space today. Deadline to register is May 1st. 

Friday, May 22, 202010:00-11:30 amFREE




Front Desk Receptionist Volunteer Needed!

Roles and ResponsibilitiesUnder the supervision of the Royal Oak Senior Community Center Staff, the Volunteer Receptionist will be responsible for day-to-day duties assigned to the Front Desk. This position is ideal for those conscientious, friendly, individuals with organizational, interpersonal and verbal communication skills; who desire to give back to our Senior Community.

Responsibilities include greeting customers, answering all incoming calls and transferring calls to the appropriate staff members, maintaining daily lunch reservations and payments, recording daily class participation, collecting payment for newsletters and baked goods, assisting with RSVP to free programs (as needed), helping to direct customers appropriately. Ensuring the cleanliness of the front desk areas for staff, visitors, and other volunteers.

Essential: Willingness to follow the Code of Conduct and Customer Service Values of the City of Royal Oak, Michigan.

Training provided onsite.

Interested in volunteering? Please contact the Royal Oak Senior Community Center for a Volunteer Application. Questions can be directed to Carolyn Marsh, Volunteer Coordinator/A.G.E. Admin at  248-246-3917 or to Dorothy LaSure, Volunteers Department/R.O.S.E.S. at 248-246-3919.


2020 Dinner Dances: 

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Hello Spring! Dinner Dance

DATE:   March 27, 2020

TIME:    6:00 - 9:00 pm

COST:   $13 Per Person

MENU:   Cheese Manicotti with Tomato Sauce, Mixed Veggie, Tossed Salad, Roll and Cake

    Deadline to purchase tickets is NOON Monday, March 23. 

Dance to the live music of The Mike Wolverton Band.  

Meal by Chef Erin.




City of Royal Oak / AARP Tax-Aide Program

Mondays and Wednesdays
February 2 - April 8, 2020
Doors open at 9:00 am
Service provided on a first-come, first-service basis

AARP-trained and IRS certified volunteers will assist individuals with free tax help and free e-filing for taxpayers. Preparers will assist with tax forms including homestead rebate, home heating credit, federal, state and local forms. You must bring photo identification, copy of last year’s tax return, Social Security Card or statement with full SSN on it for you, spouse, and all dependents, and all W2’s, 1099-R’s and other income related forms. For more specifics, please pick-up a flyer at the Mahany/Meininger Senior Community Center.

Volunteer Opportunities: Hundreds of low- to moderate- income people, especially those 60 and older, need help preparing their taxes. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free tax-filling help to those who need it most. We’re looking for compassionate and friendly individuals to join our team of local volunteers for the upcoming tax season. You’ll receive training and continued support ina welcoming environment. We are seeking volunteers to help in Royal Oak and surrounding communities. If you are good with numbers, loving working with people, or want to help others, please consider the AARP Tax-Aide Program in Royal Oak. AARP prepares hunders of returns each tax season at the Mahany/Meininger Senior Community Center. Please get more inforamton online at You can apply online or contact Jim Sauter (248) 828-8186 for more information.




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Lost & Found Items:

The Lost and Found Bin at the Senior Center is overflowing with items from hats and gloves, yoga mat and exercise band, to a set of keys. If you think one or more of these items belong to you, please stop by the front desk to claim your item.




Greeting Cards Accepted!

Do you have Greeting Cards You’re Not Using? The Senior/Community Center accepts donations of NEW greeting cards.

The Senior Center is looking to replenish our stock of greeting cards for the Tim’s Kitchen Greeting Cards Fundraiser. We are in need of "birthday" greeting cards only. Please no Christmas or other holiday cards. We have plenty. 

If you would like to donate, please stop by the Center, Monday-Friday from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm.