We provide assistance to persons caring for a loved one via information, education, support, training and respite services. We also produce and distribute a monthly newsletter, The Caregiver Link. January 2021 Caregiver Link
Archived issues of The Caregiver Link are available under the Caregivers Link Tab.
Dementia Specific Caregiving classes (free respite care provided upon request). For more information, please call (231) 733-3585 or toll-free 1-800-442-0054. Our next class starts in 2020.
Meets every Friday of the month, unless otherwise specified, 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Training Room A/B at Tanglewood Park, 560 Seminole Road, Muskegon, MI 49444. Call facilitator Virginia Vazquez at 231-733-3531 with questions or for more information. Flyer Support Group
Muskegon County support groups.
Ottawa County support groups.
Are you caring for an older adult? Let our trained team connect you with the resources you need throughout your caregiving journey. The Tailored Caregiver Assessment and Referral® (TCARE®) System is an award-winning program specifically designed to support family members who are providing care for relatives who need assistance due to illness or disabilities.
TCARE® is a service available to unpaid caregivers of adults needing care and living in Muskegon, Oceana or Ottawa counties.
There are local Family Caregiver Support Programs offices throughout the state staffed with caring and knowledgeable people who can help you to:
Click here to take a short questionnaire to gauge your caregiver burden and/or make a self-referral.
To schedule an appointment with an Alzheimer’s specialist or for more information, call 1-800-272-3900 and ask to speak with the Alzheimer’s Association – Michigan Great Lakes Chapter.
Project Lifesaver/CareTrak is a radio-frequency tracking service deployed by local law enforcement agencies to help families find those that tend to wander. The Sheriff’s offices in Muskegon, Oceana and Ottawa counties have been trained in using reliable radio technology to track individuals should they wander due to a medical condition. Please simply dial 2-1-1 for the number of your local Project Lifesaver/CareTrak Program.
Caregivers may access helpful pamphlets, books, and DVDs at a variety of senior service centers in our three-county area.
We encourage you to visit a Caregiver Resource library at these convenient locations:
Evergreen Commons in Holland
Four Pointes Center for Successful Aging in Grand Haven
Georgetown Senior Center in Jenison
Little Red House Adult Day Services in Spring Lake
DayBreak Adult Services in Norton Shores
Tanglewood Park in Norton Shores
Oceana County Council on Aging in Hart
*Senior Resources has also donated the Savvy Caregiver DVD series to every public library in its three-county region.