Tanglewood Park, the home of a unique collaboration of three senior-serving agencies---the first of its kind in the country-- opened to the public on Saturday, October 4, 2008. No other facility in the country offers as many services for older adults under one roof!
It all began in late 2006, when Porter Hills Retirement Communities & Services obtained permission from the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) to develop a Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) in Muskegon and Ottawa counties. They sought partner agencies to create a new non-profit agency to implement PACE called LifeCircles. Both Senior Resources and Mercy Health Partners joined this effort. The former D&W grocery store at 560 Seminole Road (between Tanglewood and Park streets) was selected as the ideal location for a PACE. However, LifeCircles only needed half of the available space. Senior Resources suggested that the other half of the facility house additional senior-serving agencies, thus achieving cost-efficiencies and create a convenient one-stop shop for seniors.
In addition to LifeCircles, Tanglewood Park, houses Senior Resources and AgeWell Services (formerly Nutritional Services/Meals on Wheels). Through collaboration, these agencies will save money by combining resources, therefore using more dollars for services and programs for the elderly.
In June 2014 LifeCircles PACE announced a renovation and a 12,000 square foot addition onto Tanglewood Park. It was completed in early 2016.
The addition and renovation allowed LifeCircles PACE to serve a total of 350 participants. In late 2016, CALL 2-1-1, which had originally been in the building, moved to its own space in downtown Muskegon. Senior Resources, which had expanded greatly, moved into that space to better serve its participants.
In October of 2018, Tanglewood Park celebrated its 10th anniversary!