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This Day and Age Podcast

Dementia expert and founder of Positive Approach to Care® (PAC), Teepa Snow, uses real-life examples to help listeners better understand how to care for and relate to loved ones with dementia. >MORE

The Benefits of Tai Chi for Seniors

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.

Caring for Those Living with Alzheimer’s

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.

Pickleball: America’s New Favorite Pastime

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.

Veterans Take Off On Dream Flights

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.

Vibrant Living

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.

Top 5 Things You Need to Know About Independent Living

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.

Being Prepared Checklist

Everyone ages, but not everyone prepares for it. Planning for the “what-ifs” makes things easier for yourself and your family. We’ve put together a list of things everyone 65+ should have in place.

Best of GR 2021

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. For the full issue, visit: https://issuu.com/grmag/docs/gr0221_digital?fbclid=IwAR1I9IMse5OH31OQf4a_PWgkZEoMGf6dKcun9iI7J54yRX5r2u1xoK2O2TA

It Takes A Team

With a big “thank you” to our dedicated team, we invite you to watch the video and learn more about how we overcame all the challenges that 2020 brought.

Memory Care: Making Moments Meaningful

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.

Holland Home Health & Wellness

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.

Preparing Residents with Cybersecurity

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.