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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.

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.

Ever wondered what a healthy aging class looks like? 
Here is a video from a recent EnhanceFitness class.

  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:

For winter 2020 classes, please contact Julie Lake at (616) 233-0283 or jlake@seniorneighbors.org.

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

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

  • Wednesdays at 10:00am

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.


Classes are open to eligible SilverSneakers® members at no cost.

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Upcoming classes:

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

  • Mon., Wed. and Fri. from 8:45-9:45am
  • Mon., Wed. and Fri. from 10:00-11:00am

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

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

New Location! Cedar Springs Public Schools – Hilltop Administration Building, 204 Muskegon St, Cedar Springs, MI 49319

  • Tue. and Thur. from 9:30-10:30am

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

  • Mon., Tue., and Thur. from 9-10am

Grand Rapids Community College, 622 Godfrey Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

*Additional fees may apply to this class: call (616) 234-3483

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

  • Mon., Wed. and Thu. from 10-11am
  • Mon. and Wed. from 11am-12pm
  • Mon. from 6-7pm

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

  • Tue. and Thur. from 10am-11am
  • 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

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

  • Mon, Wed. and Fri. from 9:00-10:00am

*Additional fees may apply to this class: call (616) 454-1459

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

  • Mon. and Wed. from 9-10am

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. Please note that some classes are covered by Silver Sneakers or Silver & Fit insurance plans. 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

  • Call for Schedule (616) 588-2597

*Additional fees may apply to this class:

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

  • New session begins January 7: Tue. and Thur. from 2:30-3:30pm

New Location Third Reformed Church, 2060 Michigan St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503  

  • New sessions beginning January 6: Mon. and Wed. from 12:00-1:00pm (Beginner)
  • New sessions beginning January 6: Mon. and Wed. from 1:00-2:00pm (Beyond 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

New Location! Spectrum Health Healthier Communities, 665 Seward Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

  • New session begins January 7: Tue. and Thur. from 1:00-2:00pm

Spectrum Health South Pavilion, 80 68th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49548

  • New session begins January 6: Mon. and Wed. from 3:30-4:30pm

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

  • New session begins January 7: Tue. and Thur. from 11:00am-12:00pm

To Learn More

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