While the search for a cure for Alzheimer’s continues, the Holland Home Memory Care team is dedicated to improving the lives of those living with the disease and of their loved ones. Over the years, we have learned that while there might be bad days, there are always good moments. Whether it’s singing a song or just a look of understanding, those moments motivate us to keep going.
A detailed succession plan was announced this past January with several changes positioning Holland Home for the future with a wonderfully prepared executive leadership team. In 2022, the changes will continue as our CEO, Mina Breuker, plans to retire with Troy Vugteveen chosen as her successor. Troy will take on the title of President & CEO on January 1, 2022, but Mina will stay on as President Emeritus until March.
From painters to musicians to writers, we encourage everyone to pursue their passions. So, on this National Day on Writing, we are excited to be able to share that two of our residents have recently published books. Read on to learn more about each of their writings.
One of the latest additions to our campus might be just what you're looking for: pickleball. If you've been wondering how you can switch up your workout routine or try something new, here's some additional information about America's new favorite sport and its many benefits for aging adults.
On Friday, August 6, fifteen World War II veterans from Holland Home were recognized for their service with individual rides in a Boeing Stearman biplane, the exact aircraft many veterans trained with when preparing for WWII flying missions.
Spiritual fulfillment has always been a big part of Suzie and Bob Zoerman’s life. Since moving to Holland Home, they have continued to make it a priority, with Bob leading worship services and Suzie teaching Bible study.
For residents of Holland Home, Vibrant Living is second nature. It’s woven into their daily lives, and many times, without even realizing it, they are participating in this unique wellness model. It plays a big role throughout Holland Home, and words like “spiritual fulfillment” and “intellectual discovery” are mentioned daily. But, when we say these things, what exactly do we mean? How was Vibrant Living created? How does it affect our organization? To dig deeper into the meaning and purpose behind Vibrant Living, we sat down with Director of Resident Life, Marenta Klinger.
If you have reservations about moving into a senior living community, you’re not alone. Take Lois V., a resident at Breton Woods of Holland Home, for instance. Her dad was an administrator of a senior living community in California, and her mom lived at Holland Home, so senior living has always been on her radar. Still, she was hesitant to make the move. She thought she was too young and that she wouldn’t find friends her age that were still active and had the same interests, ultimately fearing she’d grow old faster by living there.
Annual Golf Outing Raises Record Amount
Thank you to everyone who sponsored and attended the Holland Home Foundation 32nd Annual Golf Outing! We were able to raise over $120,000 to ensure continued care for residents in need of financial assistance. Over 200 golfers participated, many of whom braved the afternoon rain that came our way.
Congratulations to our division winners! Here’s how the outing ended:
1st Place: TMI Supply
2nd Place: Quist boys and Mike Sherman
Mixed and Senior Divisions – Random drawing for 1st and 2nd place
Reading is not only an excellent form of entertainment but a great exercise for the mind. It introduces new ideas, inspires creativity, and expands vocabulary. To help our residents (and anyone else who is reading this!) grow intellectually and challenge themselves, we are encouraging them to read one book a month this year. We’ve compiled a list of 12 literary works based on recommendations from The New York Times, Barnes & Noble, Amazon and the Kent District Library. Whether you are a lifelong reader or just getting started, this collection of historical fiction, personal memoirs, and thought-provoking essays will have something for you!
Serving our community’s seniors...Like it should be.
Thank you for voting us the Best Retirement Community in Grand Rapids! It has always been our mission to provide the highest level of care—emotionally, physically, intellectually, socially, and spiritually—and we are proud that others are able to see that mission come to life. It is not just our expert care or Vibrant Living amenities that set us apart but the supportive community that we offer and are a part of.
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Approximately 1 in 7 adults aged 65 and over suffer from some form of dementia. With substantial growth in the aging population over the next decade, this number will only increase which is why Holland Home has been dedicated to bringing Memory Care to the forefront of what they offer.
This dedication has led our specially trained team to become one of only five Positive Approach to Care (PAC) designated facilities in the nation.
As the situation regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) rapidly evolves, we want to assure you of the steps Christian Living Services and its affiliates (Holland Home, Faith Hospice, Reliance Community Care Partners, and Atrio Home Care) have taken, and are continuing to take in response to the virus to ensure the health and safety of our staff and those we serve.
Seniors are particularly vulnerable to these types of crimes because they are often not familiar with cybersecurity techniques and resources. As a part of National Cybersecurity Month, at Holland Home, we're hoping to help change that.
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