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Online registration for our Grandparent/Grandchild Day Camps will open on Monday, May 2, 2016.

Day Camps offered this summer are:

Adventure Camp (Ages 8-15)

Life's a Beach! July 6, 2016

Let’s go fishing! July 13, 2016

Let’s go bowling!  July 20, 2016

Let’s go blueberry picking! July 27, 2016

Animal Adventure Day Camp – New this year! (Ages 5-12)

Not Your Average Zoo! August 3, 2016

Down on the Farm! August 10, 2016

Let’s ride a horse! August 17, 2016

I love butterflies! August 24, 2016


Services offered through GRCC:

The Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan (616 456 5664) will administer:

The Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan will also identify another agency to assume responsibility for the monthly Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Educational Support Group. It is my hope that this will be United Methodist Community House since this is where this monthly program has been held for the last several years, and would be the least disruptive to the grandparents currently being served by this program.

Additionally, the GRCC Gerontology Certificate program will continue with some changes. Beginning this fall, the program, housed within the GRCC Psychology Department, will change from a 32-credit certificate to an 18-credit certificate program designed to complement an associate degree or higher.

Information about ongoing older learner programing at GRCC will be continue to be available on this webpage.

It has been an extraordinary journey working with all of you to expand older learner services in West Michigan. We developed many fruitful partnerships over the years, and I am confident you will be able to continue accessing growth opportunities through GRCC and other community outlets. I am truly thankful for the many relationships and experiences that I have been privileged to be a part of during the last 17 years. I am also thankful to the college for its support during the 17-year history of the Older Learner Center. Please accept my kindest regards, and best wishes for a happy, healthy, and purpose-filled future.