Prime Time Seniors Program
City of East Lansing offices are currently closed for in-person transactions; however, staff are still available to serve community members. View the City’s COVID-19 Continuity of Operations Plan for departmental service information.
The Prime Time Seniors Program is a nationally accredited program that serves to enrich the lives of community members who are age 55+. Prime Time is committed to providing programs which engage the physical, intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual and vocational dimensions of wellness, as well as encourage involvement in the community.
Seniors can feel confident in their abilities to meet with others on Zoom after watching this step by step tutorial, which breaks down the process in detail. The video is designed for senior citizens or others who may find using a computer challenging and will show how to join a Zoom meeting. Watch the Zoom Tutorial for Seniors here.
Zoom Tutorial for Seniors: Step by Step How to Join a Zoom Meeting
New "Town & Gown" Speaker SeriesThe Senior Ambassadors Program, an initiative created by Prime Time, MSU's Age Alive and the Social Science Scholars Program, is launching a "Town and Gown" series for seniors in the Greater Lansing area to connect and engage with MSU faculty and one another. The series involves weekly discussions via Zoom with MSU faculty, who will talk about their research on a wide variety of topics. Participation is free, but each session will be limited to 30 participants. Learn more, including how to register, by viewing the "Town & Gown" flier (PDF).
COVID-19 Update Prime Time staff have compiled a list of updates and resources for its members, which are listed below. For additional COVID-19 updates from the City of East Lansing, visit https://www.cityofeastlansing.com/coronavirus.
View the Latest Prime Time Newsletter
Stay Connected to Prime Time
Senior Selfies Video
- Prime Time asked participants and staff how they are keeping active during quarantine. Check out this video to hear their answers!
Fitness and Meditation Resources for Seniors
- Prime Time Exercise from Home
- Live Workouts for Seniors
- Meditation with Prime Time Instructor Kurt Scholler
- Tai Chi Yang Style 24
- Easy Tai Chi
- Free Courses on Health-Related Issues from the Tri-County Office on Aging
Resources for Seniors
Programs and Courses
Prime Time offers more than in the arts, film, health, technology, fitness, finance and more. The program also offers a number of inter-generational programming, including a technology lab.
Prime Time's Mission, Vision and Values
To serve as a community focal point for senior citizens and their families in an atmosphere of respect, trust, empowerment and support.
A professional organization committed to both advocating for and contributing to the health, enrichment, social and supportive service needs of East Lansing residents age 55 and older.
We value diversity, and will strengthen and support the integration of older people into the life of our community.
We value independence, and will serve as a community focal point assuring access to a comprehensive array of supportive services.
We value good health, and will offer health and wellness opportunities that will encourage healthy lifestyle behaviors and discourage disability and disease.
We value customer service, and will serve our clients and those who help us to serve our clients, with respect, sensitivity and confidentiality.
We value education, and will provide life-long learning opportunities that will meet the needs and interests of our community’s retirees.
Emergency Alerts & Preparedness
The City of East Lansing encourages community members to be prepared in the event of an emergency, such as a power outages, a natural disaster or an act of violence. Residents are encouraged to be prepared by signing up for emergency alerts and to attain an emergency alert file. Residents who are home-bound, isolated, disabled or have a chronic illness are encouraged to sign up for the emergency check list. Learn more about Emergency Alerts & Preparedness.
Snow Removal Help
Do you need help removing snow from your sidewalk and driveway? A number of resources have been listed to address the needs of snow removal for seniors. Learn more.
Inclement Weather Policy
The Prime Time Seniors Program is closed when the East Lansing Public Schools are closed for inclement weather.
Active Aging Public Service Announcement
East Lansing Prime Time has partnered with Message Makers and WLNS to feature a public service announcement on Active Aging.