Resources for Caregivers
We provide assistance to persons caring for a loved one via information, education, support, training and respite services. For more information on any of our caregiver services, contact Virginia Vazquez at 231-733-3531. We also produce and distribute a monthly newsletter, The Caregiver Link: December 2019 Caregiver Link
Archived issues of The Caregiver Link are available under the Publications Tab.
The Savvy Caregiver Program:
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 will be offered in early 2020.
Tanglewood Park Caregiver Support Group
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
Click here for Muskegon County support groups.
Click here for Ottawa County support groups.
Answers on Alzheimer’s
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.
Assistance for Caregivers with Loved Ones Who Wander:
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.
Caregiver Resource Libraries:
Caregivers may access helpful pamphlets, books, and DVDs at a variety of senior service centers in our three-county area.
Now available: The Savvy Caregiver DVD series*. This 4-set series is specifically designed for those who care for a family member with a dementing illness such as Alzheimer’s.
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.