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Community Resources: Services for Seniors

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Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan

  • (616) 456-5664

Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan’s mission is to provide older adults and adults living with a disability services designed to promote independence and dignity in their homes and their communities. AAAWM is the source for seniors in Allegan, Ionia, Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Newaygo, and Osceola counties. 

accessKENT

  • (616) 632-7950

Departments > Community Action > Senior Services (outreach and assistance, transportation, meals, weatherization) 

Elders Helpers

  • (616) 454-8305

Works closely with clients and their families to determine which home health care or homemaking services are needed. They then collectively devise a person-centered plan to provide the highest quality of care so that their clients can continue to thrive
in the comfort of their own home.

Elder Law of Michigan

  • (866) 400-9164 

Elder Law of Michigan is a nonprofit charitable organization that promotes and protects the rights, health, and economic well-being of older adults and people with disabilities by providing information, advocacy, legal advice and professional services.

Kent County Elder Abuse Coalition 

  • (855) 444-3911

The Kent County Elder Abuse Coalition is a large group of agencies representing nonprofit,  profit, and government organizations. dedicated to the elimination of elder abuse in Kent County and surrounding areas. 

United Methodist Community House

  • (616) 452-3226 x.3013

Partnering with over 60 different community organizations, our seniors department fills the schedule with health screenings, exercise programs, educational programs, and awareness programs.

Transportation Resources

Kent County Ride Link

  • (616) 774-1288
  • toll free (866) 425-3848

RideLink provides Kent County adults, age 60+, affordable transportation throughout Kent County.

The Rapid Go Bus

  • (616) 456-6141

GO!Bus is a shared ride, advanced reservation, ADA para-transit service intended to provide a comparable level of transportation to that which is provided by a The Rapid fixed-route bus.

Food Resources

Meals on Wheels Western Michigan

  • (616) 459-3111

Provides quality nutrition services in a supportive environment to promote health and independence of older adults.

Lifelong Learning Opportunities

Forest Hills Public Schools Community Services

  • (616) 493-8950

Offers a variety of fee-based enrichment and technology classes for adults.

Grand Valley State University Grand Forum

  • (616) 331-6615

The Grand Forum is an membership based educational outreach program for adults 55 and older who are eager to learn, love to meet new people, and enjoy discussing impactful topics with their peers.

OLLI at Aquinas

  • (616) 632-2430

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is a membership-based, lifelong learning program that offers a wide variety of college-level, non-credit lectures, short courses, and special events for intellectually curious adults over age 50.

Rockford Community Schools Adult Enrichment Programs

  • (616) 863-6322

Offers a variety of fee-based enrichment and technology classes for adults.

Senior Activity Centers

City of Wyoming Senior Center

  • (616) 530-3190 

Provides older adults with a variety of recreational, social and volunteer opportunities. Also provides a variety of health and wellness services. 

Northview Senior Citizens

  • (616) 365-6150

Offers a broad spectrum of programming including weekly classes, monthly activities, lectures, outings and day trips. 

North Kent Connect

  • (616) 866-3478

North Kent Connect works to help seniors by providing specially tailored programs to meet their needs.

Senior Neighbors

  • (616) 459-6019

Promotes the well-being of older adults in Kent County with services that promote self-sufficiency, especially to those with physical, social or economic needs. Centers located in Grand Rapids, Grandville, Lowell, Sparta and Walker.

Salvation Army Kroc Community Center

  • (616) 588-7200

Senior programs provide fellowship and community as well as ways for older adults to stay active and involved with fitness classes and activities.