January 2007

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aquinas emeritus college scholarships still available

ccfl recommendations moving forward

gvsu 2nd annual art & science of aging conference

last chance for award nominations


aquinas emeritus college scholarships still available

The Aquinas Emeritus College has a number of scholarships available for people ages 50+ who have not previously attended the program. In order to take advantage of the scholarships, download the Emeritus Bulletin. Fill out the enrollment form and send it in with a note that says- GRFOUNDATION/EMERITUS SCHOLARSHIP. This will officially enroll you...unless a class is filled to capacity. You may also enroll over the phone at (616) 632-2430.

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Ensuring Kent County is a community that optimizes quality of life, independence and choice for older persons and all residents through collaborative planning and community action.

  • ccfl recommendations moving forward
  • A growing number of organizations continue to implement the numerous recommendations outlined in the CCFL roadmap. Specifically, significant strides are taking place in the areas of transportation, caregiving, physical activity and nutrition, mental health, and social and civic engagement. If you or your organization would like to share how you are implementing the recommendations, please forward your updates to so that they can be included in the next newsletter.

    Learn more about what is being done...
  • gvsu 2nd annual art & science of aging conference
  • Grand Valley is hosting the "The Art and Science of Aging: Creativity, Growth, and Social Transformation 20/20" Second Annual Gerontology Conference on February 16, 2007. The conference features Dr. Gene Cohen, Center On Aging, Health & Humanities, George Washington University and Paul McConaughy, with the Michigan Vital Aging Think Tank and MSU Extension.

    For more information, including online registration, click here...
  • last chance for award nominations
  • The February 1 deadline for the new Breakthrough Award and 2007 Purpose Prize nominations is quickly approaching. These awards recognize innovation by individuals and organizations who are addressing society's biggest challenges. Nominate someone you know that is making significant strides in the greater Grand Rapids area to better our community.

    Learn more about the awards and how to submit a nomination...
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