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Senior Center

Director -- Cynthia Mallory
Activity Coordinator -- Beth Whyte

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Senior Center, 12954 80th Avenue,
Mecosta, MI 49332

(231) 972-2884
Fax (231) 972-4735


The Senior Center's goal is to help area Seniors remain healthy and active through participation in recreational, educational and leisure activities. The Senior Center and Commission on Aging encourage the community to share their skills and at the same time enrich their own lives by gaining knowledge through their volunteer experience.

Volunteer Opportunities

The following are areas where volunteers are needed:
Senior Center Host/Hostess Theatrical, Musical
Educational Instructors Medical Drivers
Craft Instructors Senior Newsletter
Gift Shop Helpers Tax Aides
Greeting Card Recyclers Insurance Counseling
Kitchen Crew Fund Raising
Grounds Maintenance Meals on Wheels Delivery
Decorating Crew Special Committees
Board Members  
Volunteers positions are not limited to the above list. We encourage your creativity. If you have something to offer, we are interested in hearing from you!


The following are examples of programs the Senior Center offers:
Educational Classes Reader's Theater Group
Nutritious Meals Friends Sharing Loss
Exercise Classes Gift Shop
Enrichment Classes Conference Rooms
Line Dancing Game Room/Wii Games
Computer Classes Dining Area
Card Recycling Picnic Area
Art Classes Bingo
Card Games Library
Harmonica Classes Pasties (Take Out)
A Matter of Balance Low Vision Support Group
Health Clinics Massage Therapy
Each weekday, a nutritious, home-cooked meal is served by experienced cooks at the Mecosta County Senior Center, offering the perfect opportunity for seniors to meet with friends, participate in activities and enjoy a delicious meal! Dine-in meals are available to the general public and meal sites are also located in Big Rapids and Barryton!

Funding of Activities

The Senior Center is a service of the Commission on Aging. It is funded through Senior Center staffing funds of the Older Americans Act through the Office of Services to the Aging, Area Agency of Western Michigan, the County Senior Millage, the Senior Center Board and Donations.

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