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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:

True Light Baptist Church, 900 Thomas St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

  • Sept. 10-Oct. 29: Tue. from 11am-1:00pm

Heron Manor, 2106 Leonard St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505

  • Sept. 18-Nov. 6: Wed. from 2-4pm

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 2275 Diamond Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505

  • Sept. 24-Nov. 12: Tue. from 2:30-4:30pm

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:

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

  • Tue. and Thu. from 10-10:45am

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

  • Tue. and Thu. from 1:15-2:15pm

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

  • Tue. and Thu. from 10-11am

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

  • Wed. and Fri. from 11am-12pm

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.

We are now accepting Silver & Fit insurance plan payments at most locations.

Upcoming classes:

Alpine Baptist Church, 692 7 Mile Rd, Comstock Park, MI 49321

  • Mon., Wed. and Fri. from 8:30-9:30am
  • Mon., Wed. and Fri. from 9:45-10:45am

Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan, 3215 Eaglecrest Dr. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

  • Mon., Wed. and Fri. from 8:30-9:30am and 10-11am
  • Mon. and Wed. from 5p-6pm

*Additional fees may apply to this class: call (616) 588-2597

New Location! Cedar Springs Public Schools – Hilltop Bldg., 204 Muskegon St, Cedar Springs, MI 49319

  • Fall classes beginning September 10: Tue. and Thur. from 9:30-10:30am

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

  • Mon. from 9-10am
  • Tue. and Thur. from 9-10am

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

  • Mon., Wed. and Thu. from 10-11am
  • Mon. and Wed. from 11am-12pm
  • Evening classes starting September 9: Mon. and Wed. from 6-7pm

Kent District Library-Caledonia, 6260 92nd St. SE, Caledonia, MI 49316

  • Tue. and Thur. from 11am-12pm

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

  • Mon., Wed. and Fri. from 1-2pm

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

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

New Location! Wesley Park UMC, 1150 32nd St. SW, Wyoming, MI 49509

  • Mon. and Wed. from 9-10am

New Location! Westminster Presbyterian Church, 47 Jefferson Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

  • Mon. and Wed. from 10-11am

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.

Tai Chi classes are in high demand. Call now to reserve your space!

Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan, 3215 Eaglecrest Dr. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

  • Tue. and Thur. from 9:30-10:30am

*Additional fees may apply to this class: call (616) 588-2597

New Location! Grandville Senior Neighbors Center, 3380 Division, Grandville, MI 49418

  • Fall classes beginning September 10:Tue. and Thur. from 9-10:00am

New Location! Henze Center, 1100 Henze Dr, Comstock Park, MI 49321

  • Fall classes beginning September 10: Tue. and Thur. from 6-7pm

Marywood Aquinata Hall, 153 Lakeside Dr. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

  • Fall classes beginning September 9: Mon. and Wed. from 11:00am-noon (Beyond Beginner)
  • Fall classes beginning September 9: Mon. and Wed. from 12:30pm-1:30pm (Beginner)

Salvation Army Senior Program, 1235 E. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49503

*Additional fees may apply to this class and schedule is subject to change: call (616) 454-1459

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

  • Fall classes beginning September 9: Mon. and Wed. from 5:30-6:30pm

New Location! Westview Christian Reformed Church, 2929 Leonard St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

  • Tue. and Thur. from 11:30am-12:30pm

To Learn More

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