Welcome to the William Ford Senior Activities Center
The senior center will be open on Mondays-Fridays. Regular business hours will be from 8 a.m. --3 p.m. *This schedule is subject to change.
If you or any member of your party are ill, or have any symptoms related to the COVID-19 virus, do not come to the senior center. All persons entering our facility should perform a self-health assessment before entering. If you have a fever, cough or shortness of breath, we ask that you do not enter.
Current policies will be an adjustment for visitors, but they will be strictly enforced for everyone’s safety:
- Front doors are the only entry/exit point
- Sign in is required per visit
- Face masks at discretion.
- Sanitizing stations will be located throughout the facility
- Bring your own water or coffee – no cart service will be available
- For activities please call the center for update 313-291-7740
- Kitchen service is not available
- Buses are available for grocery and doctor’s visits – space is limited. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays. *Schedule subject to change.
- Dial-a-ride will return for classes only at this time.
- Line dancing will be at the Sheridan Center in Heritage Park until further notice.
- No field trips are planned at the moment.
Shuttles to Meijer, Walmart and Kroger
We currently have a scheduled shuttle run to Meijer on Mondays, Walmart on Wednesdays and Kroger on Fridays with limited seating. Due to the short time frame for shopping and spacing on the bus, these runs will be limited to 7 people a day. This is a first come, first served basis. The shuttle will be leaving the Senior Center at 7:30 a.m. sharp and the return time will be between 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Same day reservations are unavailable, so please call a minimum of 48 hours ahead to schedule your ride at 313-291-7740. Due to Federal mandate, the bus driver will be wearing a mask. Each patron is required to wear a mask due to the Federal mandate still in place until further notice. The bus will be cleaned after each run.
BIG WINNERS -- Winners from the get-together at Heritage Park's Sheridan Center were Linda Duval (putting challenge), Brenda Tyra (Corn Hole and Bowling), Jim Gueli (Putting and Bowling) and Russell Harden (Corn Hole). Tony Vitale (separate photo at right) was the National Senior Day raffle winner.
Transportation for Doctor Visits
With a 48-hour notice, we take Taylor seniors to and from Taylor-based medical appointments. This is a very important part of our transportation program. This service is provided on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, at a $2 charge. Appointment times need to be scheduled between 9 a.m. -1 p.m.
Friends of the Ford Senior Center
All of our activities take money, so we formed a fund-raising group called The Friends of the Ford Senior Center, which is a 501(c)3 organization. This allows us new ways to raise funds for the center and opens many new doors for better discounts for our senior programs. If you would like to become a member of this organization, please stop by the center and join. The fee is $12 per year, or $100 for a lifetime membership.
Hall & Pavilion Rentals
The Ford Senior Center offers both hall and pavilion rental. With a full working kitchen, the banquet hall affords many possibilities for catered affairs. For a more casual gathering, the outdoor pavilion provides shelter, lighting, and a sound system in an open-air setting overlooking the beautiful grounds. Ask about special rates for seniors and Taylor residents. For more details on hall and pavilion rentals, call 734-287-1633 or call 734-286-1655.