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Community Choice Volunteers with Participants at LifeCircles

  LifeCircles participants recently enjoyed reminiscing with special guests from Community Choice Credit Union.  Seven members of Community Choice Credit Union from Holland, Muskegon and Farmington Hills devoted an afternoon to capturing stories of participants at the Holland Center for older adults. This special day kicked off the beginning of a book project that will highlight the unique life stories of participants in the program.  The project spun out of a request by the LifeCircles Participant Council to celebrate and…

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New Physician to Join LifeCircles Holland!

LifeCircles is pleased to welcome Dr. Jeff Crandle, to our Holland team. Doctor Crandle was born in Grand Rapids, MI, but spent most of his childhood in Parchment, Michigan, a small town just north of Kalamazoo. After graduating from Parchment High School he attended Calvin College and earned a BA in natural science. After graduating college, Dr. Crandle moved to Des Moines Iowa to attend the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery (currently named Des Moines University). It is there…

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Coping with Grief, Lonliness and Sadness During the Holidays

For most people, the holiday season is full of many fond memories, busy schedules, and lots of celebration. After all, It’s the most wonderful time of the year, isn’t it?   This time of the year can be difficult for some. You may know relatives, friends or neighbors, who may feel lonely and a deep sense of sadness. As families age, holiday traditions change. Children grow up, and make their own holiday traditions. The house becomes more quiet. The table isn’t…

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Caregiver Moment: 6 Easy Ways to Refuel

We live in a fast paced world. Stress seems to be embedded in our lives. If you are caregiving for a loved one though, you may be taking it to a new level. Stress related to caregiving is expected. Things are often outside of your control. However, how you cope with stress is something that you can control. Learn to understand your stress, and how to refuel yourself. LifeCircles PACE makes it a priority to help caregivers assess and understand…

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30 Meaningful Moments – Ideas for creating joy with those living with dementia

  Have you run out of ideas of things to do with your loved one living with dementia? Below is a quick list of ideas to refuel your creativity.  Remember that you should match activities with someone’s abilities so that they can feel successful. It should be just right – not too hard, not too easy. Not all activities are appropriate for every stage of dementia or every unique individual. The activities listed below can be adjusted in difficulty or…

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What’s that Smell? – New research in detecting memory changes

The big D word can be scary. DEMENTIA. Dementia is an umbrella term that covers many different diseases and conditions, which impact the way the brain functions. There are many different types of dementias – some professionals estimate that 80-90 different types exist. The most commonly known type of dementia is Alzheimer ’s disease. Researchers are working hard to look for tools that help people live better lives with dementias, and ultimately for cures. For many, the earlier dementia is…

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LifeCircles Holland Center Welcomes Participants

LifeCirlcles-PACE of Holland, MI welcomes our first participants!  We are excited to be serving our aging community in portions of Ottawa & Allegan Counties where we provide  supports to assist our seniors to continue to live within their community.   Welcome to the PACE Program, Participants!

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LifeCircles-PACE of Holland/Allegan begins Enrollment of New Participants

After months of construction and renovation the excitement of opening a new PACE Center in Holland is finally here!  LifeCircles-PACE is open for enrollment to the senior population that reside in portions of Ottawa and Allegan Counties and who meet the PACE enrollment criteria.  The supports and services that PACE  provides to seniors and their families can be life changing. We look forward to serving our new territory in Ottawa and Allegan Counties.

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LifeCircles-PACE Grand Opening – Thursday, Dec. 3rd from 4-6p.m.

LifeCircles-PACE  of Holland will be celebrating the Grand Opening of their new facility located at 12330 James Street, Holland, MI  49424 from 4 – 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 3rd, 2015.  The community and public is welcome to join in the celebration.  Please enjoy strolling through our state of the art Center where we will be able to serve up to 175 Participants 55 & older who live in portions of Ottawa and Allegan County, live safely in their community and…

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