If you plan on moving into a senior living community, you’ll most likely have to downsize. But, sorting through a lifetime’s worth of memories is not easy. The stress and anxiety of sorting, packing, and moving can be so overwhelming that people avoid it altogether. Fortunately, there are resources to help you get past this barrier. In a recent episode of our podcast, This Day & Age, we sat down with Holland Home’s Michael Loughman and Jeanne Jones of Pathway Senior Movers. These experts had some great tips to share to ease the burden and stress of downsizing.
Our new podcast, This Day and Age, has officially launched! Along with our affiliates, Faith Hospice and Atrio Home Care, we will be providing important information needed to help you or your loved ones make confident decisions while aging. Listen to the latest episode on your favorite podcast platform or at thisdayandage.org by following the links.
Moving into a senior living community is a big decision, and at first, it can feel like you are giving up a lot to do so. However, what you are really gaining is a community of hundreds of individuals at a similar stage of life. These days, it’s not just those looking for more care that are moving into senior living. It’s those that are looking for connection. A community like Holland Home brings those people together and gives them plenty of opportunities to thrive.
As we continue to celebrate Women’s History Month, we recognize the many contributions the amazing women at Holland Home make to our organization and community. Our Director of Nursing, Tracy J., is one of the incredible women who make this place so special.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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