DYER SENIOR CENTER

36745 Marquette

(between Wayne and Newburgh near Center City Parkway)

Westland, Michigan 48185

(734) 419-2020

Dyer Senior Center Hours

Monday thru Friday

9am to 4pm.

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CENTER ACTIVITIES

Dyer Senior Center offers a wide range of activities for seniors. See our main events below for activities offered during the daytime including doing intergeneration activities, day trips, casino trips and extended trips as well as a few activities in the evening along with some fundraisers for the club.

For calendar prints, head over to our Events page on this website.

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Following classes cancelled:

May 20, 2019 - Arthritis - 1pm to 2pm

May 22, 2019 - Tai Chi - 11am

June 5, 2019 - Tai Chi - 11am

June 6, 2019 - Tai Chi - 1pm - 2pm


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RUMMAGE SALE

Monday, May 6

thru

Friday, May 10, 2019

9am - 3pm

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Bake Sale

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

9am - 3pm

For calendars you can print off, head over to our Events page on this website.

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UPCOMING TRIPS OR ACTIVITIES FOR APRIL, MAY AND JUNE 2019

      • Movie Day on Tuesday, April 16 at 1pm. Movie is “The Mule
      • Easter Parade with Day Care - April 18, 2019 at 9:30am.
      • Membership dinner set-up - Monday, April 22 at 10am.
      • April Membership dinner (Easter) on Tuesday, April 23 from 1pm to 3:30pm. (Members cost $12 and Guests cost $14) Must be paid by Friday the 19 by 3pm. Reason Mary needs count for caterer.
      • April Spaghetti Dinner/WACO Band on Friday, April 26, 2019. Cost $8 for meal and 25 cents plus half of ticket for dessert. Dinner from 4pm to 7pm.
      • Wayne Memorial High School - Saturday, April 27, 2019 - “Sister Act” with dinner before show. Cost $49. Bus leaves center at 3:30pm and returns around 9:30pm. (Park in front) .
      • Firekeepers Casino, April 30,2019. Cost $, Bus leaves at 8:45am and returns around 6pm.
      • Rummage Sale set-up begins on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 9am and stops around 3pm and continues on Friday, May 3 at 9am.
      • Encore Theatre on Saturday, May 4, 2019 to see Brigadoon and lunch. Cost is $89. Bus leaves at and returns around.
      • Rummage Sales begins on Monday, May 6 and ends on Friday, May 10, 2019. Rummage sale begins at 9am and ends at 3pm.
      • Bake Sale begins on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 9am and ends at 3pm.
      • Membership meeting – Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 1pm. and ends around 3pm. (nomination of officers).
      • Cape May, New Jersey and Philadelphia area. Bus leaves on June 4 and returns on June 8, 2019. Cost $649 (double) and $799 (single occupancy)
      • Turkeyville to see “Midlife Crisis” on Friday, May 17, 2019. Bus leaves at 8:45am and returns at 6pm – Cost $60
      • Little River Casino in Manistee, Michigan – May 20 thru May 22, 2019. Cost $179 (double) and $259 (single occupancy) This trip includes 2 nights lodging at the Little River Resort Hotel, $35 (free play on card), Breakfast buffet $5.00 and driver’s tip. Departure at 10am on May 20, 2019.
      • Volunteer Luncheon is on July 16, 2019. Details to follow.
      • Shipshewana, Indiana – Tuesday, June 25, 2019 – Cost $59. Bus leaves at 7am and returns around 9pm. Trip includes transportation, lunch at Blue Gate Restaurant, shopping at the Blue Gate outlets and shops and driver's tip.
      • June membership meeting on May 28, 2019 at 1pm. (Election of officers)
      • TURKEYVILLE to see "The Rat Pack" on Friday, September 6, 2019. Bus leaves at 8:45am and returns around 6pm. Cost $60.00. Trip includes transportation, driver's tip, lunch and show at Turkeyville.

For more information, please call

734) 419-2020 during center hours.

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HISTORY OF DYER SENIOR CENTER

The Dyer Senior Center is a comprehensive program that has existed since 1976. Program is especially designed for persons 50 years and older. It provides activities which include: Education, Creative Arts, Exercise, Senior Chorus, Travel, Community and School service projects. Intergenerational programs include: Literacy, Mentoring and tutoring Elementary, Middle and High School, ROTC, Family Resource Center (We fund raise and donate $500 to $1000 every year). Donations have been made to the John Glenn Planetarium, support of the fine arts programs at John Glenn and Wayne Memorial, ROTC, Scholarships, School mailings, Kindergarten Backpacks, Open Bowl food program, Pen Pal writing activities with Marshall Middle School, Walker-Winter School etc. Some of the Mentoring and Tutoring programs were grants written in conjunction with University of Michigan, Eastern and Madonna colleges to bring the generations together. We have worked with Senior Alliance, Chamber of Commerce, Jaycees and Salvation Army. These people volunteer in all aspects of the center’s activities. This program is important as Retirees who have already raised their children need to see the immediate or persuasive reason to support Public Education.

IT IS SIMPLE TO JOIN

    • STOP by the Dyer Senior Center at 36745 Marquette, Westland, Michigan 48185 Center is located between Wayne and Newburgh Rd. near Central City Parkway.
    • CALL the senior center at (734) 419-2020.
    • CHECK out our website at:
    • COME to one of our upcoming membership meetings:
          • Tuesday, May 7, 2019
          • Tuesday, May 28, 2019 (June meeting)
    • Our annual dues are payable in September - $12.00 (pro-rated).

What Will Matter

Ready or not, some day it will all come to an end.

There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours or days. All the things you collected, whether treasured or forgotten will pass to someone else.

Your wealth, fame and temporal power will shrivel to irrelevance. It will not matter what you owned or what you were owed.

Your grudges, resentments, frustrations and jealousies will finally disappear. So too, your hopes, ambitions, plans and to do lists will expire.

The wins and losses that once seemed so important will fade away.

It won’t matter where you came from or what side of the tracks you lived on at the end.

It won’t matter whether you were beautiful or brilliant. Even your gender and skin color will be irrelevant.

So what will matter? How will the value of your days be measured?

What will matter is not what you bought but what you built, not what you got but what you gave.

What will matter is not your success but your significance.

What will matter is not what you learned but what you taught.

What will matter is every act of integrity, compassion, courage, or sacrifice that enriched, empowered or encouraged others to emulate your example.

What will matter is not your competence but your character.

What will matter is not how many people you knew, but how many will feel a lasting loss when you’re gone.

What will matter is not your memories but the memories that live in those who loved you.

What will matter is how long you will be remembered, by whom and for what.

Living a life that matters doesn’t happen by accident. It’s not a matter of circumstance but of choice.

Choose to life that matters.


COME JOIN US

THE DYER SENIOR CENTER IS

A FRIENDLY GROUP OF SENIORS

THAT SUPPORT EACH OTHER,

ENJOY TRAVELING AND DOING

VARIOUS ACTIVITIES

THE CENTER HAS TO OFFER.