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Ten years ago, a group of Chocolay Seniors were given permission by the Township Board, to pursue establishing a drop-in center for local seniors. It would create a local, social activities center for residents, closer to home. The drive into Marquette Senior Center would still be available.

So in February 2014 an organizing committee got together and developed a program offering social activities, games, programs, and outings. Events would be scheduled during meeting times (1:00 – 4:00) on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Township Hall. All activities depended upon interest!

The original numbers were around 35 seniors (60 and older). Now our numbers have dropped to about 15. Twelve usually show up on Tuesdays and eight on Thursdays. This is a self-supporting group, funded by a $1.00 donation (requested on each day of attendance to cover snacks and supplies).

As Chocolay residents, no one should want to lose this program! Supporting the Chocolay Senior Activities Center by joining the group is key. Participation will keep this program going. Social activities for Seniors is essential to good mental health. I hope we never lose this local opportunity available to Chocolay Seniors due to lack of numbers participating. Once it’s gone, it’s gone.

Robert S. Mercure





The Chocolay Senior Drop-In Center is gearing up for nice weather. Starting on Tuesday, April 30, we are looking to start a social walking group and an in-house cornhole competiton. The Center is ope on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00-4:00. Staying active promotes good health, while social interaction promotes connection in our community.

Meet at the Township Hall at 1:00, and those wanting to play cornhole will be playing outside on the lawn (weather permitting). Walkers would gather around the same time, and then head out to walk/talk on the established bike trail. Both could be an option.

Both would start around 1:30. Come join our group. A great option close to home. Other normal activities will continue. We are always looking for new faces and new ideas.