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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-PACE of Holland/Allegan begins Enrollment of New Participants

After months of construction and renovation the new PACE Center in Holland is finally here!  LifeCircles-PACE is open to serve seniors that reside in portions of Ottawa and Allegan Counties and who meet the PACE enrollment criteria.  The supports and services PACE provides to seniors and their families can be life changing. PACE programs provide relief to caregivers, and joy to seniors who have access to health and social care like never before.

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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 encouraged to join in the celebration.  Guests will 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…

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Lisa Luckey & LifeCircles Recreation Therapy Were LIVE on 103.7 ‘The Beat’ Radio

Lisa Luckey, Manager of Community Engagement at LifeCircles as well as Kelly Oberlin-Butler & Jennifer Grinnell, Recreation Therapists with LifeCircles were special guests on WUVS 103.7 “The Beat Radio” with Paul Allen Billings.  Our Recreation Team shared with the listeners many social activities, events and outings that LifeCircles-PACE offers participants in the program. LifeCricles live music, beach and boat outings, BINGO, trivia, therapy groups, crafts and many more activities benefit and enhance our participants lives at LifeCircles.

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“National Health Directives Day”

LifeCircles celebrates “National Health Directives Day” on April 16th. Please contact LifeCircles for more information on Health Directive Education. We can work with our participants and families on completing Five Wishes and educating on planning in advance for future healthcare choices. Please Contact LifeCircles at (231) 733-8686.

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