Recreational and Social Opportunities

May 18, 2020 | Caregiver Resources

Home-bound older adults or those with limited support from family or friends may struggle with loneliness. However, there are many services in the West Michigan area that provide companionship and social connections. Due to Covid-19, many of these services may not be available currently due to social distancing, or may be available in a different format. Please contact the service directly for more information.

Senior Neighbors Senior Companions: Volunteers that can sit with your loved one to provide social support, or assist with errands including driving individuals to medical appointments. Call Deb at Senior Neighbors: (616) 771-9750, or e-mail dcovell@seniorneighbors.org

Alzheimer's Association Memory Cafe: Gather informally with people with memory loss and their friends and family members for conversation and company. Eastown Memory Cafe - Second Tuesday of each month, 9:30-11:00 am at Wolfgang's Restaurant (1530 Wealthy St. SE) Grandville Memory Cafe - Fourth Thursday of each month, 9:30-11:00 am at Russ' Restaurant (4440 Chicago Dr. SW) Grand Haven Memory Cafe - Second Wednesday of each month, 9:30-11:00 am at Two Yolks' Cafe (949 Robbins Rd.)

Meals on Wheels Dining Centers: Come and enjoy a mid-day meal to share with new found friends and family at 13 dining locations located throughout Kent County. and 3 locations in Allegan County. Any older adult 60 or older is welcome. Those under the age of 60 are also welcome to attend with their spouse or partner who is eligible. Menus are prepared monthly and are designed to fit cultural and community needs and preferences. Some dining locations offer other services and activities. Every site has a requested donation amount for eligible participants.

Adult Day Centers: Adult day centers offer activities, meals, and personal care for adults who suffer from a mental or physical impairment and require supervision or assistance with activities of daily living. 

Early-Stage Social Engagement Club: Join us out in the community for conversation and activity for those living in the early stages of dementia and their care partners. Pre-registration and pre-assessment is required. This program is offered by the Alzheimer's Association.

To view a full listing of social/recreational opportunities available in the West Michigan area as well as contact information, click here.