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Healthy U Lecture explores the benefits of daily gratitude

Monday, February 08, 2016

10 a.m.

Covenant Village of the Great Lakes

2510 Lake Michigan Dr. N.W.
Grand Rapids 49504

Ruth McCarty, M.A. M. Div., is exploring how to grow better, not just older. She is the presenter at Covenant Village of the Great Lakes’ Healthy U lecture on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, beginning at 10 a.m. Covenant Village of the Great Lakes is a continuing care retirement community located at 2510 Lake Michigan Dr. N.W., Grand Rapids.

McCarty’s lecture, “Cultivating Gratitude,” will explore the gifts, attitudes and practices of gratitude, and offer suggestions for developing a personal habit of daily thankfulness.

As an ordained clergywoman, McCarty has served as a parish minister, the executive director of a spiritual renewal center, and as a hospital and a retirement community chaplain. With certification as a spiritual director and Sage-ing™ leader, she has led retreats and workshops in Spiritual Eldering and provided spiritual guidance for individuals. Now living at Covenant Village of the Great Lakes, she continues to explore “How to be ageless – growing better, not just older.”

The free presentation is open to the public and reservations are not required. Refreshments are at 9 a.m., followed by the presentation at 10 a.m. For more information, please visit or call (877) 812-8745.

Covenant Village of the Great Lakes, a faith-based, not-for-profit continuing care retirement community, is located at 2510 Lake Michigan Drive N.W., Grand Rapids, Mich. It is administered by Covenant Retirement Communities, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit senior services providers. Covenant Retirement Communities serves 5,000 residents at 15 retirement communities nationwide and is a ministry of the Evangelical Covenant Church. For more information on Covenant Village of the Great Lakes, visit or call 877-812-8745.

Event Type: Lectures 

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