Services for Seniors

Nearly one in three Americans age 65 years or older live in low-income households. To make matters even more difficult, healthcare and housing costs are high, and place a huge strain on the fixed budgets of many of our senior neighbors.

North Kent Connect is working to help seniors by providing specially tailored programs to meet their needs. Review our Schedule of Services for the next senior event.

Many of these programs are in partnership with Senior Meals (link below). For more information on these programs, or to sign up for Senior Meals on Wheels, please call (616) 459-3111.

MEALS ON WHEELS WESTERN MICHIGAN

Dedicated NKC volunteers deliver senior meals to registered individuals on Tuesdays in the Rockford and Sparta areas.

SENIOR PANTRY

Our senior pantry provides for low-income individuals age 60 and older. Pantries are held the third Thursday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. A $1.00 donation is requested for each visit.

The 2019 dates are:

  • January 17, 2019
  • February 21, 2019
  • March 21, 2019
  • April 18, 2019
  • May 16, 2019
  • June 20, 2019
  • July 18, 2019
  • August 15, 2019
  • September 19, 2019
  • October 17, 2019
  • November 21, 2019

December will be announced at a later date.

SENIOR COMMODITIES

The Senior Commodity Supplemental Food Program is a federally-funded program which works to improve the health of low-income seniors, 60 or older, by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA foods once per month.

Senior Monthly Commodities (1:00 – 3:00 p.m.). Days vary. Clients must register to participate.

2019 Dates:

  • January 7, 2019
  • February 11, 2019
  • March 18, 2019
  • April 15, 2019
  • May 13, 2019
  • June 17, 2019
  • July 15, 2019
  • August 12, 2019
  • September 16, 2019
  • October 14, 2019
  • November 14, 2019
  • December 16, 2019