Group of older learners in classroom

Older Learners

Featured Program:

Mindfulness - A Series

Mindfulness is a hot topic right now but it has been around for centuries. Becoming mindful can change your mind and your health.

Would you like to learn how to maintain a moment-by-moment awareness of your thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment?  We will be exploring different facets of mindfulness in this four part quarterly series.  Through each class you will learn to tune in to the present moment rather than living in the past or worrying about the future.

Mindfulness 101 - CANCELED

Learn the basics of being Mindful.  A concept that was created more than 2500 years ago, but made popular again today.  It was originally created to end suffering.  We will be exploring ways to lower stress and enhance wellbeing in this 1 hour training.

Mindful Aging
Oct. 13, 2017 • 11:15 a.m.-12 p.m.
Aging is a continual process that happens when we are not even looking. As we age - things change within our bodies and minds. We now have the advantage of knowing how to keep our bodies strong and our brains sharp as we grow older. Join us in learning how to age mindfully and keep your body and brain strong!

Mindfulness & Stress
Oct. 20, 2017 • 11:15 a.m.-12 p.m.
Stress can get the best of us when we are not paying attention to the things that really keep us centered. Mindful stress reduction offers tools to be able to regroup, keep your stress levels low and keep your energy high.

Mindful Holidays
Nov. 3, 2017 • 11:15 a.m.-12 p.m.
Stress and food can be all consuming when we think about the holiday season. Learn some new ways of being mindful during this busy, full and calorie-rich season. Use tools to keep you centered and grounded.

$12 per class

$10 each if you sign up for all 4



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.

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.