Transitional Year - Activities

Other Activities
Activity abounds outside of the hospital as well. Each year there are resident sports teams formed for soccer, basketball and softball. We’ve even been known to win a championship or two!

There is also an activities group called “Club Med.” This group plans activities each month for singles, couples, kids, and families. A newsletter is sent to each resident’s home detailing the activities for the month.

About Club Med Activities
This club provides many different activities and support for all fields of the residency program. A typical month includes a spouses/significant others night out, a couples/singles event and several activities for families with children.

Med Mates
We all deserve a relaxing night out and here’s our chance! The Med Mates group offers support to spouses/significant others of the residents by organizing a gathering such as dinner, a craft night, a movie, and so on, each month. This is a great way to meet other people in residency. The activities club pays for a portion of these events, so not only are you able to relax and enjoy some adult conversation, but you are able to do if for a little cheaper than usual. For advanced planning purposes, you should know that we usually get together on Wednesday nights at 7:00 p.m. (Please note: these are adult only events.)

Couples and Singles
We’d like to welcome and encourage all residents and significant others to come and participate in the activities planned especially for adults. Also, please feel welcome to join us as a single as well. The activities club pays for a portion of these events too! Just a reminder, we ask that you not include your children in these events, as these events are set-aside for adult time and camaraderie. Please look to the kids-time activities for family events.

Kids-time
Welcome to Kids-time with Club Med! Prepare for lots of fun events that are new and different for every member of the family. Each month we will have two activities for the children. We will try to vary the days of the week to accommodate set schedules and to involve the whole family!

Typical Events include:
Welcome Gathering
Trip to the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum
Painting Pottery at the Mudd Room
Dinners out at local restaurants
“Cinderella” at Civic Theatre
Playtime at Aerials Gymnastic Center & Playworld
Ice Skating at Rosa Parks Circle & Holiday Ornament and Cookie Exchange
Picnic at GR Township Park
Trip to Teusink’s Pony Farm & Klacke’s Orchard
Window Painting in East Grand Rapids
Miniature Golfing & Golf scramble
Hayride & Day at the Beach
Whitecaps Baseball game & Griffins Hockey Game
Picnic Pops at Cannonsburg Ski Area
Canoe/Kayak Trip
Snow tubing at Pando ski area
Bowling at Eastbrook Lanes

Please feel free to contact the GME Office if you have questions regarding the activities club. Also, if you are interested in helping with the planning of events, the club would love to hear from you. A member of the GME Staff can help put you in touch with the right people.