GR Savvy Senior Learning series-Helping Senior Citizens thrive

Empowering Mature Minds

What does it mean for you to "thrive" where you live?

Designed to Start a Conversation

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The Grand Rapids Savvy Senior Learning Series is designed to start a conversation with mature adults and their families about how to thrive where they live.  Each month, I will gather local experts to address topics related to safe and healthy senior living .  We will share ideas and organizations that  can help adults who choose to age in place, as well as exploring options for those inspired

 to make a change. 

Dealing with stuff: Emotional & Physical

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Choosing to move from a home of many years is not just a physical task, it is an emotional one as well.  One of the biggest factors for senior citizens not wanting to move is simply about being overwhelmed with the whole process.  Our senior learning series seeks to teach seniors and their families about the many free resources and paid options available to help them start the downsizing process long before they intend to move. 

Staying Healthy means staying in control

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As people age, staying healthy can become a full time job.  The old saying "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" has never been truer.  Whether it is finding safe ways to 

exercise,  learning  about smart home modifications, or lively senior groups to engage with, staying healthy is a huge part of remaining in control of how and where you live.   Join our senior learning series to hear ideas and free resources to assist senior citizens to continue to remain healthy and independent. 

How much does my home really cost me?

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Maybe your home has been paid off for years and moving seems financially irresponsible.  Are you a senior citizen now paying professionals to do the things you used to do?  Think about property taxes, utilities, and deferred repairs that may be looming.  Even things like the emotional cost of close neighbors who are no longer there to assist should be considered when evaluating the true cost of staying put. Our senior learning series will assist you in navigating those questions and making an informed choice. 

Am I prepared if something breaks?

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Grand Rapids has some great free resources and low cost options for home repairs and modifications if you know who to call.  Are you a senior citizen interested in learning how to do certain things yourself, or even how to find an honest contractor?  Our senior learning series will help you discover the right questions to ask when hiring someone yourself,  and resources available to help you navigate repairs.  Learn where to start- even on a fixed income.  

I think I might like a community.

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Are you thinking about making a move but don't know where to start?   One thing is for certain, today's senior living choices offer a variety of options.  Whether you are looking at a individual home, condo, apartment, or  thinking of investing in a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) , knowing the differences and key factors to consider will be crucial to making a choice you will be be happy with for the long haul.  Our senior learning series will provide the tools and free resources to help senior citizens make the decision that is right for them.  

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Learning presentations are FREE and adults of all ages are welcome.   Registration is requested,  and space is limited.  Additional questions?  Please send an email or contact me at 616-724-7200. 

Grand Rapids Savvy Senior Learning Series

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, 1000 E Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525, United States

(616) 724-7200