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Year-Round Services for Active Older Adults

Year-round services are provided to older adults to enhance living in our community. From transportation services to meal programs, older adults can benefit from our year-round friendly and helpful services.

  Transportation: Go-Bus!
  Health & Social Services
  In-home Recreational Therapy
  Home Delivered & Cafeteria Meal Programs
 
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Transportation

The Wyoming Senior Center offers a Discounted Go-Bus! Ticket Program as a result of grants provided by the Area Agency on Aging and the Kent County Senior Millage. Go-Bus! is a transportation service provided through the Interurban Transit Partnership (ITP) specifically for the elderly or disabled. Go-Bus! provides door-to-door service for people who can no longer manager public transit routes. Through these grants, we are able to provide 10, 20 or 30 tickets per month at a suggested donation of $1.50 each. The Wyoming Senior Center is able to offer these discounted tickets to anyone 60+ living in Kent County.

Application for Go-Bus! eligibility can be requested from ITP at 616-456-6141 or you can fill out an online form by clicking here. Applications for the Discounted Go-Bus! Ticket Program can be obtained at the Wyoming Senior Center or download the application here.

 
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Health and Social Services

In order to promote health and wellness, the WSC offers a variety of monthly health screenings:

  • Audiologist services - hearing tests, hearing aid services
  • Flu and Pneumonia Shots - call for the dates available in the fall
  • Life Line Health Screening - (spring or summer)
The WSC is also able to provide the following social services for no charge:
  • Tax preparations (February-April)
  • Legal advice (15 minute consultations)
  • Consultations with a financial advisor.
 
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In-Home Recreational Therapy

Stepping Stones is an in-home recreational therapy program funded by Kent County Senior Millage and designed to help you or your loved one, once again enjoy leisure activities in or outside your home.

Recreational Therapy is the provision of services to an individual to restore and rehabilitate using recreational techniques, in order to improve functioning and independence, as well as reduce or eliminate the effects of illness or disability. The purpose of this therapy is to provide leisure resources, opportunities and motivation in order to improve health and well-being.

Examples of services offered at little or no cost, depending on annual income, by a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) include:

  • Helping find specialized programs within your community
  • Helping you or your loved one re-learn how to do the activities formerly enjoyed
  • Overcoming barriers to recreation
  • Helping to find activities which focus on abilities, not disabilities
  • Educating you or your loved one about various transportation services and how to use them
  • Assisting you or your loved one with the enrollment process for the City of Wyoming's discounted GO!-Bus Ticket program

Eligibility must be 60 or better, live in Kent County, recently discharged from the hospital or rehab or recently homebound due to injury or illness.
 
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Meal Programs

The Senior Meal Program, Inc. (SMP) offers a hot nutritious meal at the WSC. Come on in and enjoy an atmosphere that combines good food and fun activities. In addition to a hot meal, a salad bar is offered at every lunch.

Helpful information:

  • Meals are served Tuesday and Thursday at the Wyoming Senior Center
  • SMP serves lunch at 11:30 a.m.
  • $2.00 suggested donation (60+), $3.50 suggested donation (under 60)
  • For meal reservations, please call 616-726-1274.
  • Reservations are requested three business days in advance.