Young at Heart is an engaging program for individuals aged 55+ who live within Kent County.

YAH provides a variety of programs to stimulate the mind, strengthen the body, and enrich the spirit. They offer classes and activities such as Exercise, Woodcarving, Book Club, Team Trivia, Tai Chi, Bingo, Crafts, Educational Speakers, Fun Outings, playing card games, Pickleball, Lunches, Card Making, Knitting/Sewing/Crocheting  and just plain fun, socializing. they are housed within an old school, allowing access to a gym, former classrooms, lounge, and updated cafeteria. They are handicap accessible for all activities and are always looking for Volunteers to help facilitate and plan exciting activities and events.


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We promote the well-being of older adults with services that promote self-sufficiency, especially to those with physical, social or economic needs living in Kent County. We are welcoming to all seniors in Kent County.

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Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan (AAAWM)’s mission is to provide older adults and adults living with a disability an array of 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.

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We are a social and learning community designed for older adults, with classes available around the clock on every topic.

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Here at NEWC, we understand that the veteran population is greatly underserved and faces unique challenges. Seldom do veterans receive guidance on how to navigate the Veteran Affairs system, especially once their contract has ended. NEWC is committed to ensuring that residents in the North End of Grand Rapids can thrive. Working with our GVSU intern, Meghan Swayne, we conducted focus groups to address the greatest needs of veterans. With this information we created a resource sheet addressing employment, education, healthcare, quality of life, hotlines, and some miscellaneous areas. The goal of this project was to make great resources easily accessible.