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OUR APPROACH TO HEALTH AND WELLNESS

We believe that being healthy is more than exercising our bodies. It involves keeping all aspects of ourselves healthy by focusing on seven areas of wellness: physical, social, purposeful, emotional, intellectual, spiritual and financial.

Get Healthier

Emotional Wellness

Our case management services can provide you with assistance in getting through challenging times. Our senior centers are a hub of activity that provide a sense of belonging and support.

Financial Wellness

When our finances are out of balance, it creates daily stress. Our staff can help you budget, apply for benefits and choose the right Medicare plan for you.

Intellectual Wellness

Join us at our senior centers for innovative programs that will challenge your mind. Keep your mind active with book clubs, card playing, lectures and trivia. Our Senior Odyssey program is a way for groups of older adults all over the state to be creative and stimulate their minds. For information about Senior Odyssey or how to get involved, click here.

Physical Wellness

Senior Neighbors offers an array of programs to help you stay active and healthy. You can find dance classes, Tai Chi, walking groups, group exercise classes and many other programs to help you keep moving! We offer these classes at our senior centers, as well as in partnership with communities throughout the area.

Purposeful Wellness

Our extensive volunteer opportunities, advocacy programs and “give back” programs allow you to continue to find purpose as you settle in to the life changes aging brings.

Social Wellness

Our senior centers offer opportunities to meet new people and connect with others who may have common interests.

Spiritual Wellness

Our centers have a variety of programming that can keep your spirit strong.

  OUR HEALTHY AGING
PROGRAMS INCLUDE:

A Matter of Balance

One out of three older adults fall each year and 60% are afraid of falling. This fear often leads to an increased risk of falling, isolation, depression, and inactivity. This 8-week program meets two hours per week and helps many older adults learn ways to manage and conquer their fear of falling, leading to less falls and a more active and engaged lifestyle. To register please call (616) 233-0283.

Upcoming classes:

Dates and times for spring 2017 will be coming soon

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program

This 45-60 minute joint-friendly stretching class will help anyone with or without arthritis be more flexible, increase their strength, and feel better! To register please call (616) 233-0283.

Upcoming classes:

Sparta Senior Neighbors Center, Harvest Way – 100 Ida Red, Sparta, MI 49345

  • Tue. and Thu. from 10:30-11:15am

Grand Rapids Senior Neighbors Center, 333 S. Division, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

  • Tue. and Thu. from 10-10:45am

United Methodist Community House, 904 Sheldon Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507

  • Wed. and Fri. from 10:30-11:30am

Cascade Christian Church, 2829 Thornapple River Dr. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

  • Tue. and Thu. from 1-2pm

Schneider Manor, 725 Bowes Rd., Lowell, MI 49331

  • Tue. and Thu. from 10-11am

EnhanceFitness

These 60-minute group exercise classes address endurance, balance, strength and flexibility. People of all abilities can participate either seated or standing! To register please call (616) 233-0283.

Upcoming classes:

Grandville Senior Neighbors Center, 3380 Division, Grandville, MI 49418

  • Mon., Wed. and Thu. from 10-11am
  • Mon., Wed. and Thu. from 11am-12pm

Faith United Methodist Church, 2600 7th St., Grand Rapids, MI 49504

  • Mon. and Fri. from 9-10am & Wed. from 9:30-10:30am

Rockford Community Services, 350 N. Main St., Rockford, MI 49341

  • Mon, Wed. and Fri. from 9:30-10:30am

Rush Creek Bible Church, 2334 76th St., Byron Center, MI 49315

  • Mon., Wed. and Fri. from 9:30-10:30am
  • Mon., Wed. and Fri. from 10:45-10:45am

Kentwood Parks and Recreation, 355 48th St., Kentwood, MI 49548

  • Mon., Wed. and Fri. from 1-2pm

Greenridge Elementary School, 3825 Oakridge Ave. NW, Comstock Park, MI 49321

  • Mon., Wed. and Fri. from 9:30-10:30am
  • Mon. from 8:30-9:30am

Tai Chi

This gentle and slow moving exercise class is great for anyone with or without arthritis. It is based in centuries old martial arts movements and is a mindful and meditative way to build balance, strength, and endurance. To register please call (616) 233-0283.

We have new sessions of Tai Chi starting in January. Call now to reserve your space!
Upcoming classes:

Marywood Health Center, 153 Lakeside Dr. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

  • Mon. and Wed. from 1-2pm

Spectrum Health West Pavilion, 6105 Wilson Ave. SW, Room 2060, Wyoming, MI 49418

  • Tue. and Thu. from 5:30-6:30pm

United Methodist Community House, 904 Sheldon Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507

  • Mon. from 10:30-11:30am

To Learn More

If you have questions, just let Julie know: (616) 233-0283, jlake@seniorneighbors.org