Current Programs

Enhance Fitness

EnhanceFitness is a low-cost, evidence-based group exercise program that helps older adults at all levels of fitness become more active, energized, and empowered to sustain independent lives.

EnhanceFitness classes are taught in a relaxed atmosphere and lots of laughter in the room. A full hour of fun, EnhanceFitness focuses on dynamic cardiovascular exercise, strength training, balance, and flexibility — everything older adults need to maintain health and function as they age.

The class meets at the Tassel M-TEC and begins on Tuesday, September 11 and runs through Thursday, November 15.  We will meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in room 204/206.  Suggested donation for this class is $3 per class.

Registration is limited, call (616) 234-3800 or online at www.grcc.edu/olcregistration.

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) 234-3800 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) 234-3800 or online at www.grcc.edu/olcregistration.

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.