Community Mental Health of Ottawa County (CMHOC) is pleased to announce the launch of four new social and recreational programs for adults with disabilities who live in Ottawa County. Social and recreational activities help to enhance an individual’s health and well-being and play an important role in bringing meaning to one’s life. These programs are being funded by the mental health millage that was passed by Ottawa County voters in March, 2016 and will help to replace some of the opportunities lost due to funding cuts. “Staying connected to friends and avoiding isolation is important for all people, especially the most vulnerable in our community. We are excited to be able to offer new options for people with disabilities to access social and recreational opportunities throughout the community” said Lynne Doyle, CMHOC Executive Director. The passage of the mental health millage was the first of its kind in the state.
CMHOC has selected four agencies to run the social and recreations programs. A program will be located in each of the four quadrants of Ottawa County and will offer a variety of activities. Each program will have their own calendar and advanced registration is required. Some of the activities being offered include dance and exercise classes, bowling, movie nights, sporting events, and museum visits. If someone is interested in attending one of the programs they can contact that organization directly. The contact information is listed below.
Grand Haven/Spring Lake – Momentum Center (714 Columbus, Grand Haven, MI 49417) Check out the website to learn more about happenings at https://www.extendedgrace.org/momentum-center-1. Momentum Center will be celebrating their grand opening on April 20, 2017. Visit their website or Facebook page to learn more or call 616-414-9111.
Coopersville/Allendale – Heritage Homes Social Rec Program is offering a variety of activities. If you are interested in attending check out their Facebook page or website to learn more about what is being offered. If you are interested in attending, visit their website to learn how to get connected to their program at http://www.heritagehomesinc.org/social-rec-program.html or call 616-384-3479.