OUR NEWS

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.

Meet Judy & Bella!

Say hello to Judy Rogers and Bella of Breton Ridge! As a lifelong dog lover, Judy was going back and forth on the idea of getting one when a phone call changed both her and Bella’s lives.

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.

Annual Golf Outing Raises Record Amount

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: OPEN Division 1st Place: TMI Supply 2nd Place: Quist boys and Mike Sherman Mixed and Senior Divisions – Random drawing for 1st and 2nd place

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.

12 Books You Should Read in 2021

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!

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.

COVID-19 UPDATE

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. https://hollandhome.org/news/a-coronavirus-update-from-mina-breuker/

6 Cybersecurity Tips for Seniors

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.