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A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls

This award-winning eight-week national program is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. You will learn how to view falls as controllable and increase your strength and balance. The program is designed for individuals who are independently mobile and able to problem solve and is offered in collaboration with Senior Resources.

Tue Apr 11 - Tue May 30 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Fee: $10

Better Breathers Support Group

Join us for the Better Breathers Club where better breathing is our priority. Support persons are welcome. Refreshments served. The support group meets seasonally on the 4th Wednesday of the month from May through October. Education is provided by health care professionals at each meeting. This group offers social support for adults with chronic breathing difficulties such as asthma, emphysema or other lung conditions. Get to know others who understand. 

4th Wed/month, May through Oct, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Fee: Free, registrations are encouraged. Please call 616.748.2834.

Boost Your Brain & Memory Class 

Designed to help older adults learn evidence-based practices that can help them reduce their risk of dementia and maintain congnitive health. Participants will also learn a set of practical strategies that can help to improve everyday memory. Participants will learms a set of practical strategies that can help to improve everyday memory. For maxiumum benefit, attendance at all eight sessions is recommended.

Thu Apr 13 - Thu Jun 1 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (morning)
Thu Apr 13 - Thu Jun 1 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. (afternoon)
Thu Sep 7 - Thu Oct 26 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (morning)
Thu Sep 7 - Thu Oct 26 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. (afternoon)
Fee: $25

Harmonica Program for Better Breathing

Did you know that a harmonica can be used to enhance breathing? If you or your loved one suffers from breathing problems such as COPD, asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or other chronic lung condition this fun, therapeutic program may be very helpful! Enjoy and learn in this award-winning six-week daytime community program. A support person is encouraged and welcome attend.

Wed Apr 19 - Wed May 24 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Wed Sep 20 - Wed Oct 25 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Fee: $15

Mental Health First Aid

This eight-hour class teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps identify, understand and respond to signs of addiction and mental illness.

Wed Jun 7 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (For college professionals)
Thu Nov 16 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Fee: $25; lunch and workbook included

Tue Apr 18 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $25; lunch and workbook included

Your Bones, Your Health

Physicians from Shoreline Orthopaedics in Holland share their expertise. 

Tue Apr 11 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Topic: Understanding Arthritis - Current Treatments for Hip Pain; Presenter: Dr. John Swartz

Tue May 2 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 
Topic: Hand and Wrist Problems - Treatment and Prevention; Presenter: Dr. Brian Paff

Fee: Free