Community Programs

One of the guiding principles of our organization is: Connected.

The following programs provided due in part to support from  United Way of Midland County .

The following programs provided due in part to support from United Way of Midland County.

We are better, together. We believe that when we take advantage of the strengths of those around us, everyone benefits. If we are unable to help someone, we believe that it is our responsibility to connect them to a resource that can. 

To that end, we continually find ways to create strong partnerships with our community.


driver's training

The Community Center hosts Segment One and Segment Two classes provided by the Michigan Driving School. Contact the school by phone at (989) 893-8403 for details on upcoming classes.

Lifeguard Training (15 & up)

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training. Students must be able to swim 300 yards continuously using breaststroke and front crawl, swim 20 yards, dive to 7 feet and retrieve a 10 pound object, and tread water for 3 minutes using only legs. This class includes CPR-PR/AED and first aid. Find the next available session in the Community Center brochure.

tax-aide program

AARP Tax-aide will prepare and e- file tax returns for state and federal income tax purposes in the Barstow/Shipps wing. This is a free program open to anyone with low to moderate income, with an emphasis on senior citizens.  Services offered in 2019 on Thursdays and Fridays from February 7 through April 12.  Full details in our community flyer (updated for 2018 tax year).

hunter safety

Single-day hunter safety classes are offered every fall at North Family Center. Students must pre-register for the class, take the online test course through the Michigan DNR website, and attend the field portion in order to pass. 

silver sneakers

Greater Midland Community Center and Family Centers accept Silver Sneakers Memberships! Join us every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in the Senior Center for a one-hour Silver Sneakers fitness class. Class time is 10:45 am - 11:45 am. Classes at the North Family Center are Monday & Thursday from 10:30 am to 11:30 am.

family fun nights

Family Fun Nights take place at the Community Center the 1st Friday of each month from October to May. Bring the whole family to swim in the Oasis pool, climb our rock wall, jump around in the gymnastics room, take part in our themed activities and enjoy snacks and refreshments! FREE for Premier Members, $20 for a family of 4, with each additional participant $2 extra. For more information email Kari Wedge at or call our Welcome Center. 

food and clothing pantries

Thanks to local donors and community partners, the Greater Midland Family Centers offer access to a variety of items from their emergency food and clothing pantries to local families in need. For more information on receiving items from the pantries or to make a contribution to the pantries, please contact North Family Center at 989.689.7770