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One Drug to Treat them All

One Drug to Treat them All

By Jon Rumery

If he was not already busy running his company researching and designing drugs to treat Alzheimer’s, depression and traumatic brain injury, Dr. Mark Gurney would give Jonathan Goldsmith a run for his money as "the most interesting man in the world." 

He was named one of the two leading inventors in the world in the creation of patents to treat Alzheimer’s disease.
He commuted weekly for four years from Grand Rapids to Iceland and modestly mentions that he introduced “beer-can chicken” to his Icelandic colleagues.

He is developing a hatch guide for fly fishing in the Rogue River

Serenity Now: Sadhana Yoga Studio

Serenity Now: Sadhana Yoga Studio

by Chelsea Slocum

Marro Spehar believes that everything happens for a reason. The new owner of Sadhana Yoga Studio (formally Formless Yoga) comments in a calm, content manner that she was, "caught by the wave of pay it forward," and has been riding that wave ever since. Sadhana Yoga Studio is located within the Zen Center of downtown Grand Rapids and provides people of all shapes and sizes with an intimate, exploratory yoga experience. "You don't do yoga, you practice it," says Spehar. "My goal is to assist my clients in taking yoga off the mat and into everyday life."

Cherry Street Health Services to develop health center in Wyoming

Cherry Street Health Services to develop health center in Wyoming

On June 20, 2012, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, announced nearly $129 million in Health Center new access point funding. Sebelius made the announcement during a stop at Covenant Community Care, a health center located in Detroit. This Affordable Care Act funding will establish new health center sites to care for an additional 1.25 million people in communities across the country.

Cherry Street Health Services here in Kent County is one of six Michigan organizations that have been awarded funding, which will provide $566,667 annually, enabling them to develop a health center in Wyoming. “We are very appreciative of this major investment in expanding the ability of Health Centers to increase access to primary and preventive care in the City of Wyoming,” said Chris Shea, Chief Executive Officer of Cherry Street Health Services.

Gerontology Network named a finalist in Toyota's 2012 100 Cars for Good program

Gerontology Network named a finalist in Toyota's 2012 100 Cars for Good program

News Release:        

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN (MAY, 2012)  Gerontology Network is pleased to announce it has been selected as one of 500 nonprofit finalists in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program, a major philanthropic event in which the automaker is giving 100 cars to 100 organizations over 100 days.

 Each day from May 14th to August 21st five organizations will compete via 100carsforgood.com to win a Toyota of their choice.  The organization with the most votes each day wins.  Gerontology Network will compete against four other non-profit organizations to win a Toyota Sienna Mobility van on August 21st.

Transportation plays a vital role in providing access to critical services for older adults with limited mobility.  Gerontology Network provides services to over 3500 seniors every year, including transportation.  Ger

Cherry Street Health Services receives $500,000 grant

Cherry Street Health Services receives $500,000 grant

Cherry Street Health Services (CSHS) is very happy to announce the Notice of Grant Award of $500,000 provided by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the Department of Health and Human Services.  This funding is made available through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, Title X, Section 10503.  This specific funding was made available through Immediate Facilities Improvements (IFI) request and will fund major renovations of the highly used health center at 550 Cherry Street SE.  

Relay for Life Night at El Barrio Mexican Grill

Relay for Life Night at El Barrio Mexican Grill

Show your support for Relay for Life of East Grand Rapids by eating at El Barrio Mexican Grill (545 Michigan St.) on Wednesday, May 2 from 5-9pm.  15% of all proceeds (including beverages) will go toward the Relay.  Join guest host Peter Stuursma for a delicious meal while supporting a great cause.  Offer also applies to take-out orders.

Relax - Reconnect - Recharge

Relax - Reconnect - Recharge

Come to Dominican Center for the fifth annual Sage-ing Fair: an opportunity to relax, be refreshed and experience some of the wonderful opportunities here at DCM.    

On Saturday, March 24th from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., we invite you to come experience some of the bodyworks modalities and programs that Dominican Center at Marywood (DCM) has to offer in the peaceful, serene atmosphere that is DCM. Events that will be offered this year - the fifth annual Sage-ing Fair - are: