Our Breton Campus is more than a place to live—it’s a community for residents to thrive. Our BretonNext campaign includes several projects set to be completed by January 2028, which will help to ensure this remains true for current and future residents alike. View our progress!
In this episode, we’re joined by Lois Thomas and Rosemary Apol-Hoezee of the Dementia Institute, who educate listeners on the effects of brain change and how we can better interact with, communicate with, and approach those living with dementia. Listen now!
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has awarded Holland Home a $3.5 Million grant to attract and retain more staff. Like many providers, Holland Home has struggled to meet its growing staffing needs over the last few years. With this grant, the senior living organization hopes to create “a stable pipeline of critical caregiving staff.”
The Roving Mic show of WGVU visited Holland Home, where host Shelley Irwin was taken through the Dementia Journey training—a live simulation in which the senses are altered as participants attempt to complete everyday tasks. All staff at Holland Home are required to complete the training in order to better understand what life is like for those living with dementia.
Breton Woods Park, which features walking paths, pickleball courts, bocce ball, a putting green, and a butterfly garden, is not only a tremendous addition for residents but is also beneficial for the surrounding areas it was built on.
Holland Home has brought on Suzanne Bolt, MM, SCHRM-SCP, to be their new Director of Human Resources. Suzanne comes from Pine Rest, an organization for which she has served various roles since 2002, most recently as their Director of Human Resources since 2016. >NEWS
Holland Home has become an official Testbed site for the AgeTech Collaborative™ from AARP. As a Testbed site, Holland Home is able to access tech startups and pilot new and innovative solutions designed with older adults in mind. At this time, Holland Home is the only Testbed site in the state of Michigan.
Thank you to all who attended and sponsored this year's Holland Home Foundation Golf outing which broke records in both number of golfers and dollars raised. Proceeds from the event help ensure continued care for Holland Home residents who rely on financial assistance. >NEWS
Holland Home has partnered with the GVSU graduate Occupational Therapy Program since 2021 to provide OT students with their Level 1 fieldwork placement. During this placement, which started for the summer semester on May 8th, students will work closely with residents to support their use and experience with technology.>NEWS
Holland Home CFO Adam Kinder sat down with WZZM 13 to discuss a few of the offerings and opportunities that make the senior living organization different from others in West Michigan. From its continuum of care to vibrant campuses and flexibility in cost, Adam shares how Holland Home has been a leader in senior living for over 130 years and counting. >NEWS
Holland Home has been named as a Best Nursing Home for Short-Term Rehabilitation (Breton Rehabilitation and Living Centre) and Long-Term Care (Raybrook Skilled Nursing) for 2022-23 by U.S. News & World Report.
It may be surprising to learn that it is very rare for senior communities to actually have an onsite practice where residents can easily access physicians and advanced care staff. Holland Home is one of those exceptions. This puts Holland Home in a distinctive position as, according to Holland Home Medical Director Dr. Duemler, “Trinity Health Grand Rapids probably has more geriatricians (5) in our practice than any other single practice in West Michigan.”
From tips on downsizing your home to dementia care and experiencing grief, This Day & Age starts the conversation on topics that many of us will experience in some way over our lifetime, but few care to talk about.
Tai Chi has been used for centuries for both physical and mental training. In fact, it is often described as “meditation in motion.” With its gentle movements and deep breathing techniques, Tai Chi offers a number of benefits for seniors. That’s why Holland Home offers classes numerous times a week.
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.
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.
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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 we age, the role that health and wellness play in our life changes from when we were younger (we’re probably not trying to make the varsity basketball team anymore), but it doesn’t change in importance. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle as we age becomes imperative to maintaining independence and living a high quality of life. To help inspire you as we begin this new year, we asked Holland Home fitness team members for tips on incorporating wellness into your weekly routine. We’ve also spoken with some Holland Home residents about their wellness journeys and how it has impacted them.
Technology has become an unavoidable part of our everyday lives. While the internet is a great tool for connection, it is also a hotbed for crime. Seniors are particularly vulnerable to these types of crimes because they are often not familiar with cybersecurity techniques and resources. Holland Home is helping spread awareness with six tips for seniors looking to enhance their cybersecurity.