Life Enrichment

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Follow Your Passions. All of Them.

At Thornapple Manor our team of dedicated professionals enrich the lives of our residents during their stay. They involve residents in daily activities that help them feel valued and provide them with a sense of purpose.


An Active Lifestyle For Mind, Body and Spirit


Social engagement, recreation and just having fun are the keys to life balance, stress reduction and health. At Thornapple Manor our Life Enrichment Team understands that better than anyone! That is why we provide activities that are designed to enrich and promote the social, spiritual, physical, and intellectual wellness of our residents.


Did You Know? We Support and Deploy The Eden Alternative?


The vision of The Eden Alternative is to eliminate loneliness, helplessness, and boredom often seen among residents. As a resident-centered community, Thornapple Manor creates an environment where residents have close and continued contact with plants, animals, and social interaction. It is these relationships and life enrichment opportunities that provide a pathway to a rich and rewarding life.


Small Group Activities


We provide small group activities that are planned around personal care, residential living, healthcare, socialization, and community outreach. These activities include ice cream socials, Men’s Club, Red Hat Socials, and bingo. We also take trips to local zoos, baseball games, area restaurants, and much more.


Person-Centered Care Philosophy


It is our goal to help each person we serve find a voice. Our person-centered care is a way of providing care to people in which the individual as a unique person is emphasized. We spend time celebrating resident’s unique simple pleasures and what they enjoy in life, while creating new memories to be cherished.




Among seniors, loneliness and isolation is a leading cause of declining health. We pride ourselves in overcoming these obstacles by encouraging friendships to form. We provide opportunities to build these friendships within the numerous activities and events though out the day. You never know when a spontaneous marshmallow fight will break out or someone will start to have a sing-a-long. Plus in the Main Street Cafe, where fresh baked cookies and coffee are always available and conversation flows, a simple gathering can make ones day special .


Enrichment Calendar

We are proud to offer daily enrichment activities thoughtfully planned each month. Enrichment activities take place in Thornapple Manor and The Cottages. Therefore, we invite you to download each monthly calendar as required. As always, feel free to join in on the fun – and you never know what impromptu fun might erupt!