Dementia Services

Dementia Services

There are more than 13,000 men and women in Michigan who suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementia. As such, Grand Traverse Pavilions seeks to offer a continuum of dementia services to individuals, who need support in the greater Grand Traverse region.

The Pavilions provides assisted living in Willow Cottage to residents with early stage dementia. As the disease progresses, mid to later-stage care is available in Elm Pavilion within the main building.

Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. The association reports more than 5 million people are living with the disease in the United States. Among seniors, one in three dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia.

Today, the national organization states an American develops Alzheimer’s disease every 68 seconds. In 2050, an American will develop the disease every 33 seconds. As the population ages, the number of people with Alzheimer’s disease is estimated to reach 7 million in a little over a decade - a 40 percent increase

In addition to the individual who is the victim of the disease, the impact also takes a toll on the caregivers. Last year, the Alzheimer’s Association noted 15.4 million family and friends provided 17.5 billion hours of unpaid care to those with Alzheimer’s and other dementia.

Dementia Services

Grand Traverse Pavilions facilitates dementia caregiver support every first and third Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. at Hawthorn Cottage. There is an early-stage support group that meets the second Wednesday of each month from 11 a.m. until noon at the Alzheimer’s Association office in Traverse City. A men’s caregiver support group meets the first Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. at the Alzheimer’s office.

Contact the Admissions Office at (231) 932-3050 for details on Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia services at Grand Traverse Pavilions.



In response to the reality of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and in compliance with Governor Whitmer's Executive 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.

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Grand Traverse Pavilions

1000 Pavilions Circle
Traverse City, MI   49684

Phone: (231) 932-3000