MAKE IT GRAND-parent Video Charity Challenge

Make it GRAND-parent Video Charity Challenge Video submissions and voting will run 8/1 to 9/10/2020 – find out how you can make a difference and invest in the future of Northern Michigan’s aging population.

Join us in celebrating successful aging with the MAKE IT GRAND-Parent Video Charity Challenge.  Submit a 60-90 second video to and  - titling the video with the grandparent’s name and a short message about what makes them grand!  Share the videos with your friends & family giving your grandparent a chance at winning $1,000 worth of Downtown Traverse City Gift Certificates sponsored by the Downtown Traverse City Association.

Submit a video on behalf of a grandparent in your life – it doesn’t even have to be your family member! It’s simple: take a 60-90 second video of a grandparent doing something interesting. They can be engaged in a family tradition, showing off a talent, demonstrating a favorite recipe, or any other activity that is family friendly. Already have a clip or video? Then don’t hesitate. All you have to do is go to 9&10 News’ Facebook event: Make it GRAND-parent Video Charity Challenge and post your video between 8/3 and 9/10. Please add a brief message to your video – telling us who the grandparent is and what they are doing. Then, share the event so others can see just how amazing they are!

You can vote for a Grand-parent video of your choice or more than one: here’s how! Return to the event Grand-parent Video Charity Challenge for instructions or go directly to the donation page and show your support between 8/1 and 9/10/20. You can be a part in determining the Make it GRAND-parent Video Charity Challenge winner by selecting the video of your choice and making a contribution: the Grand-parent video representing the highest amount in donations will win a special grand prize: announced on Grandparents Day, 9/13/20. 100% of donations received go directly to Grand Traverse Pavilions Foundation for Benevolent Care … . The Grandparent with the most votes will win $1,000 worth of Downtown Traverse City Gift Certificates provided by the Downtown Traverse City Association on Grandparents Day, September 13th, 2020! 

For questions about the Facebook event or submission process, please contact
For questions about donations or Grand Traverse Pavilions, please contact Jessi at
Sponsored by 9&10 News, PNC Bank, and Downtown Traverse City Association.

SAMPLE #0 - Sample Video 
VOTE !   


Vote for "Papa &
Pit Crew - Piper"

#1-Jill Hayes

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Vote for Jill

#2-Ginny Thomas

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Vote for

Ginny Thomas





In response to the reality of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and in compliance with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Epidemic Orders, it has been determined that our Resident population is too vulnerable to risk having exposure to the influenza or pandemic infection.

Based on guidance from CMS, CDC, and our Emergency Preparedness Team, all visitation is restricted until further notice for purposes other than approved medical care and services.

Resident families are encouraged to view the Family Weekly Update on our website and please continue to visit our Facebook page for additional information as it becomes available by clicking here:


Grand Traverse Pavilions is proud to be recognized by the U.S. News as a High Performing facility in both the Long-Term Care and Short-Term Rehabilitation categories.

Short-Term Care

The quality of care provided at the more than 15,000 U.S. nursing homes, also sometimes called skilled nursing facilities, varies widely. Grand Traverse Pavilions is among the top 5% of nursing home evaluated and one of only 708 facilities nationwide recognized for dual-facility designation. U.S. News wants to help families research facilities and find a nursing home that excels in the type of care they need. The U.S. New Best Nursing Homes ratings offer individuals and families a starting point in their search for a nursing home, whether they are in need of short-term rehabilitation or long-term care.

- U.S. News and World Report

Now Hiring!

Now Hiring! Certified Nurse Aides with full-time positions offering a starting wage of $17.00/hour, with .40 cents/hour shift differential and .50 cents/hour weekend differential. Position performs basic resident care activities and related non-professional services in caring for the personal needs and comfort of residents. Qualified must have already completed a recognized Nurse Aide Training program and obtain a current State of Michigan certification.

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