The Rapidian

seniors

Center provides innovative senior, child care

by (Kent Innovation...)

Submitted 12-11-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

Bethlehem Lutheran Church located in Heartside, a neighborhood in downtown Grand Rapids, is part of a new, innovative way to serve seniors and providing childcare. In 2017, this church started a senior support center called Bethlehem...

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Three generation households are on local menus as sandwich families

by (Angela Bayes)

Submitted 11-27-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

Many local families are living a life of eldercare and child rearing under one roof as a Sandwich Family. After all, Grand Rapids is a great place to live, retire, and raise a family. One such family is my family. My husband, Jim, and I live just...

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Catalyst Radio: Bethlehem Intergenerational Center encourages elders, children to be together

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 01-05-2018 under NONPROFITS

Host Jessica Gladden speaks with Jay Schrimpf and Sue Davidson from Bethlehem Intergenerational Center, a service of Bethlehem Lutheran Church designed to encourage children and elders to be together for activities and interactions. Catalyst Radio...

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Author to explore faith, service can help people find vocation, meaning after retirement

by (Covenant Villag...)

Submitted 10-27-2017 under NONPROFITS

Author and pastor, R. Paul Stevens, will explore how faith and spirituality can help people find vocation and meaning after retirement. His presentation, “Aging Matters,” will take place on Monday, Nov. 13 at 2:00 p.m., at Covenant...

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Encore hosts free luncheon to talk retirement honestly, without shame

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 08-29-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Encore, an engagement program for people in their 50’s and beyond by the Grand Rapids Community Foundation is hosting an event, “We Are the Experts of Us” aimed at "anyone thinking about, preparing for, or in the midst of...

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'Healthy U' lecture addresses mental health, aging

by (Covenant Villag...)

Submitted 08-09-2017 under NONPROFITS

“Mental Health & Aging for Smarty’s: Reducing the Stigma” is the topic for the August “Healthy U” lecture on Monday, Aug. 21 at 10 a.m. at Covenant Village of the Great Lakes, a faith-based, not-for-profit,...

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Covenant Village of the Great Lakes hosts Shelley Irwin on Aug. 17

by (Covenant Villag...)

Submitted 07-20-2017 under NONPROFITS

Learn the art of aging gracefully when Shelley Irwin, host and producer of the WGVU Morning Show, presents an inspiring talk at Covenant Village of the Great Lakes on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, at 1 p.m. The Grand Rapids community is invited to this...

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Real estate pro offers home selling trends and tips to seniors

by (Covenant Villag...)

Submitted 04-11-2017 under NONPROFITS

The process of selling your home and moving can be an overwhelming experience. Is it time to downsize? Is it a good time to put your home on the market? Learn crucial information on current real estate trends to help prepare and sell your home when...

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Understanding & Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors

by (kimsmith)

Submitted 11-16-2016 under

As dementia progresses, language skills and the ability to express feelings and needs may change. Some behaviors can present challenges for caregivers to manage. The Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors program will help...

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Know the 10 Signs

by (kimsmith)

Submitted 11-16-2016 under

The warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease are often dismissed as side effects of normal aging. If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts. Attend this interactive workshop to...

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