Center provides innovative senior, child care

by (Kent Innovation...)

Submitted 12-11-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

Bethlehem Lutheran Church located in Heartside, a neighborhood in downtown Grand Rapids, is part of a new, innovative way to serve seniors and providing childcare. In 2017, this church started a senior support center called Bethlehem...

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Three generation households are on local menus as sandwich families

by (Angela Bayes)

Submitted 11-27-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

Many local families are living a life of eldercare and child rearing under one roof as a Sandwich Family. After all, Grand Rapids is a great place to live, retire, and raise a family. One such family is my family. My husband, Jim, and I live just...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: How to show respect to elders

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 07-30-2018 under OPINION

The Reverend Colleen Squires, minister at All Souls Community Church of West Michigan, a Unitarian Universalist Congregation, responds: “I think valuing their intelligence and advice, seeking their opinion, or asking for their wisdom are...

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Catalyst Radio: Bethlehem Intergenerational Center encourages elders, children to be together

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 01-05-2018 under NONPROFITS

Host Jessica Gladden speaks with Jay Schrimpf and Sue Davidson from Bethlehem Intergenerational Center, a service of Bethlehem Lutheran Church designed to encourage children and elders to be together for activities and interactions. Catalyst Radio...

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Author to explore faith, service can help people find vocation, meaning after retirement

by (Covenant Villag...)

Submitted 10-27-2017 under NONPROFITS

Author and pastor, R. Paul Stevens, will explore how faith and spirituality can help people find vocation and meaning after retirement. His presentation, “Aging Matters,” will take place on Monday, Nov. 13 at 2:00 p.m., at Covenant...

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Encore hosts free luncheon to talk retirement honestly, without shame

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 08-29-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Encore, an engagement program for people in their 50’s and beyond by the Grand Rapids Community Foundation is hosting an event, “We Are the Experts of Us” aimed at "anyone thinking about, preparing for, or in the midst of...

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Southtown PhotoVoice screening sets direction for community action

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 08-02-2010 under NEWS

Viewers were jumping out of their seats at Dirk Koning Microcinema last Friday evening as they debated the best way to improve Southtown neighborhoods. Nearly 30 attendees gathered at Wealthy Theatre on July 30 to view Southtown PhotoVoice, a...

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