OUR NEWS

Breton Terrace Renovations Well Underway

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!

This Day and Age Podcast

In this episode, we explore the transformative power of resilience and how it can help you navigate life’s challenges with a more positive mindset. Michelle Steffes, author and CEO/Founder of IPV Consulting, leads the discussion. Listen now!

Holland Home Receives $3.5 Million Grant for Staffing

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.”

Shelley Irwin of WGVU Experiences the Dementia Journey

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.

34th Annual Golf Outing Breaks Records

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 Partners with GVSU OT Program

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 Talks with WZZM 13

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 Setting the Standard for On-Campus Resident Care

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.”

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.