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Older Learners

Featured Program:

Mindfulness - A Series

Dates to be Announced

Mindfulness is a hot topic right now but it has been around for centuries. Becoming mindful can change your mind and your health.

Would you like to learn how to maintain a moment-by-moment awareness of your thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment?  We will be exploring different facets of mindfulness in this four part quarterly series.  Through each class you will learn to tune in to the present moment rather than living in the past or worrying about the future.

What is Mindfulness?  Mindfulness 101

Learn the basics of being Mindful.  A concept that was created more than 2500 years ago, but made popular again today.  It was originally created to end suffering.  We will be exploring ways to lower stress and enhance wellbeing in this 1 hour training.

Mindful Eating

Mindful eating is eating with intention and attention:

Eating with the intention of caring for yourself

Eating with the attention necessary for noticing and enjoying your food and its effects on your body

Join us for this hour session where you will learn the art of being intentional about eating your food as we practice with delicious snacks.

Mindful Wellness/Exercise

Gather as we learn how to be mindful as we move our bodies.  Listen to your body and make it the best that it can be.  Learn techniques for more efficient movement through mindfulness as well how to make the most of each movement.

Mindful Neuroscience

During this session you will learn how the practice of mindfulness can stave off the onset of Dementia and Alzheimer’s.  Research is proving how powerful our mindset is to the onset of these diseases. Years of misinformation have taken a toll on the brains of both the young and the old. As we learn more about the brain – we realize that the neuroplasticity is alive and well and we can continue to create new connections and gain useful brain tissue at any age.

$12 per class

$10 each if you sign up for all 4


Services offered through GRCC:

The Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan (616-456-5664) will administer:

The Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan will also identify another agency to assume responsibility for the monthly Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Educational Support Group.

Additionally, the GRCC Gerontology Certificate program will continue with some changes. Beginning this fall, the program, housed within the GRCC Psychology Department, will change from a 32-credit certificate to an 18-credit certificate program designed to complement an associate degree or higher.