Senior Neighbors COVID-19 Service Updates
Last Updated: February 25, 2022
The programs and services provided through Senior Neighbors have been modified and/or limited and are listed below. At this time, Senior Neighbors is no longer requiring staff members, clients, and volunteers to wear a mask indoors when engaging in any Senior Neighbors related activities. Masks are still recommended, and all employees and clients are encouraged to make decisions based on their own situation. For the most up to date information, please call 616-459-6019.
Case Management, Housing Coordination, Medicare and Medicaid Counseling and Refugee Program:
Case Management and support services continue to provide phone support and are expanding availability to include home visits and walk in support at our Central Office. Interpreter services are also available as needed.
Healthy Aging Classes:
We are offering a variety of options for wellness classes, including in person indoors, outdoors, and over Zoom. Please click here to visit the healthy aging class page for our most up to date information:
Home Maintenance and Home Repair for Veterans:
Home maintenance and repair work has resumed for in-home work with new precautions and safeguards in place, as of January 18, 2021.
Our Transportation Team is excited to be out in vehicles serving area seniors! Federal guidelines mandate that all riders must wear a mask. Social distancing is maintained on the vehicles and the vehicles are sanitized often during the day.
Senior Neighbors vehicles participate in RideLink which is an option for the Seniors to go anywhere in Kent County for any reason. If you would like to schedule a ride with RideLink, please call 616-774-1288. One week notice is required to schedule a ride.
For all other requests or questions regarding transportation, please call us at (616) 459-6019.
As of August, our Senior Centers are mostly resuming normal operations. For details on current activities and opportunities, please follow the links below.
Grandville Senior Center
Lowell Senior Center
Sparta Senior Center
Walker Senior Center
AmeriCorps Seniors Foster Grandparent Programs are once again begin working directly with students in schools and working within guidelines established by the specific school.
Several Senior Companion volunteers have been trained with tablets and are now connecting virtually with homebound seniors, while others are visiting their clients in person. Depending on the wishes of the client and volunteer, both options are currently available.
In coordination with partner stations, RSVP volunteers are returning to in-person service. Virtual and/or remote service opportunities continue to be available for any individual who requests that option. RSVP will provide technology equipment and training needed for virtual volunteering.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call, email, or message us with any questions. Please stay tuned for updates as the recommendations from local, state, and federal officials are rapidly changing.
West Michigan Vaccination Information: https://vaccinatewestmi.com/
Kent County Health Department: https://www.accesskent.com/Health/coronavirus.htm
Spectrum Health: https://www.spectrumhealth.org/covid19
State of Michigan: https://www.michigan.gov/Coronavirus
Centers for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019