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Spring Cleaning for Aging Adults

As we age, maintaining a home becomes a bigger burden and the idea of spring cleaning can be overwhelming. Remember that not everything has to be done in one day or even in one week. Enlist the help of family and friends, prioritize getting rid of clutter, and you’ll soon see your space becoming cleaner and safer.

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.

Holland Home Beacon Award

Holland Home and its Life Enrichment Team Wins Prestigious Beacon Award for 'Best in Wellness’ Holland Home has won the 2020 ICAA NuStep Beacon Award, which recognizes and honors the Top 25 'Best in Wellness' senior living communities in North America. Holland Home is among those recognized as best-in-class for successfully fostering a wellness-centered environment to benefit all who live and work in their community. The award was created as a joint effort between the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) and NuStep, LLC, a major manufacturer of recumbent cross-trainers used in healthcare, senior living, and fitness.

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.