Current Programs

Grandparent and Grandchild Summer Wellness Day Camps

Help your grandchild grow into a confident, strong and caring individual. Build your relationship with your grandchild through an interactive setting with the focus on the 7 Dimensions of Wellness: Physical, Emotional, Spiritual, Intellectual, Social, Environmental and Vocational. Each camp is a four week session for those with grandchildren between 5 and 15 years old. Camps meet every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon.

Adventure Camp (Ages 8-15):

Animal Adventure Day Camp – New this year! (Ages 5-12):

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Registration is available online at www.grcc.edu/olcregistration or (616) 234-3483.

Grandparents of any age from Kent, Allegan, Lake, Mason, Osceola, Mecosta, Newaygo, Montcalm, or Ionia Counties are encouraged to attend both day camps with their grandchildren, ages 5-15.

Cost

The cost is listed in the description of each activity. A suggested donation of $20 is asked per pair (one grandparent and one grandchild) for each four-week session. An additional $5 is asked for each additional grandchild and/or second grandparent.

Rain

Arrangements have been made for shelter if needed, so each activity will be held rain or shine.

These programs are provided with funding from the Older American’s Act Title IIIE administered by the Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan.

Mindfulness Series Fall 2017

September 22, 2017 Mindfulness 101

11:15-12:00pm

Learn the basics of being Mindful. A concept that was created more than 2,500 years ago. Mindfulness has become popular again today. We will be exploring ways to lower stress and enhance well-being.

October 13, 2017 Mindful Aging

11:15-12:00pm

Aging is a continual process that happens when we are not even looking.  As we age - things change within our bodies and minds.  We now have the advantage of knowing how to keep our bodies strong and our brains sharp as we grow older.  Join us in learning how to age mindfully and keep your body and brain strong!

October 20, 2017 – Mindfulness and Stress

11:15-12:00

Stress can get the best of us when we are not paying attention to the things that really keep us centered.  Mindful stress reduction offers tools to be able to regroup, keep your stress levels low and keep your energy high.

November 3, 2017 – Mindful Holidays

11:15-12:00pm

Stress and food can be all consuming when we think about the holiday season. Learn some new ways of being mindful during this busy, full and calorie-rich season. Use tools to keep you centered and grounded.

Health Education Programs

A number of Health Education programs are being offered to Kent County residents 60 and older can participate in three health education programs. The Health Club and Fitness Program provides opportunities for fitness/wellness through aerobic exercise, strength training, and increased personal fitness. A faster paced Strength and Stretch Class is designed for individuals looking to strengthen and stretch their muscles.

These programs are being made available in part by Kent County Senior Millage and Older Americans Act Title IIID funding from the Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan. A small co-payment is required for participation in Kent County Senior Millage funded programs, and a suggested donation is asked from participants of the Older Americans Act funded programming. See the attached brochure located under Downloads for additional details.

Registration is limited, call (616) 234-3400 or online at www.grcc.edu/olcregistration.

Arthritis Foundation Aquatics Program

Get the workout you need without putting stress on your joints! You will get a great cardiovascular and strength workout in the water. Participants are encouraged to work and progress at their own pace while enjoying GRCC's Gerald R. Ford Fieldhouse Pool! These classes meet weekly from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Registration is limited to 30 participants. A suggested donation of $1 per session per participant is strongly encouraged. However, no one will be denied participation based on inability to pay. This program is available to Kent County residents 60 and older thanks to Title IIID Older American's Act funding administered by the Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan.

For more information or to register call (616) 234-3400 or online at www.grcc.edu/olcregistration.

Computer Club

This is an opportunity for individual and peer learning, formal computer instruction, socialization, and most of all FUN.

Membership in this club entitles participants to many additional perks and benefits including handouts and instructional materials, and a free annual luncheon banquet. The club meets on Friday afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m. in a second floor computer lab of the Applied Technology Center. Free parking is available to club members under the GRCC Applied Technology Center. Handicapped parking is also available under the building, with easy access from the parking area to the elevators and on to the lab where club sessions are held. Annual membership in the Computer Club is only $50. If you are interested in more information or wish to become a member please contact Don VanOeveren at (616) 234-3684.

Senior Leadership Grand Rapids

Senior Leadership Grand Rapids, now a program of the Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan.

The mission of Senior Leadership Grand Rapids is to develop and empower mature adults to assume leadership roles that contribute to the well-being of the community.

For more information call 616-222-7042.