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Grace and Faith Manor have been accepted by the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) to become a  Designated Best Practice Spotlight Organization (BPSO)!

Grace and Faith Manor have been accepted by the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) to become a Designated Best Practice Spotlight Organization (BPSO)!

What is a Spotlight Organization? Best Practice Spotlight Organizations (BPSOs) are health-care and academic organizations selected by the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) through a request for proposals process to implement and evaluate the RNAO’s best practice guidelines. This dynamic partnership focuses on making a positive impact on patient care though evidence-based practice. The ... Read More
 
A Prayer at the Reception with Princess Margriet

A Prayer at the Reception with Princess Margriet

Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet’s visit on May 13 brought together some themes that are important for who we are at Holland Christian Homes. With our Dutch roots, Holland Christian Homes serves as one of the places where the ongoing friendship between the Netherlands and Canada is celebrated. Since the Province of Ontario officially declared ... Read More
 
Like Snowflakes in Summer

Like Snowflakes in Summer

Not one snowflake is like another! As people – none of us are like the other! Celebrate our uniqueness and what this has to offer in the long-term care environment – and in life in general! Lift each other up – rather than looking for personal gain. When we lift another higher than ourselves – ... Read More
 
Springtime

Springtime

I am writing this article on the first day of spring! Springtime is my favorite season. In my farming days I would get excited about the grass turning green and looked forward to the day the cows would be turned out to pasture after many months of being cooped up in the dark barn. They ... Read More
 
Selfless Giving

Selfless Giving

What does ‘love’ mean to you? Many people think of ‘love’ as a relationship between two people. If we think about it – ‘love’ means much more than that! We can say that we ‘love’ the last place we vacationed in. We ‘loved’ the last book we read. We ‘loved’ the meal that you had ... Read More
 
Words from the artist – Opa sculpture

Words from the artist – Opa sculpture

Both of my parents were fortunate to have lived here in this wonderful community until their final days. They made friends , joined clubs, and felt a sense of belonging while enjoying the safety, security , and lovely surroundings of this complex. For those who have never been here, there is even a tunnel built, ... Read More
 
Camping with our Granddaughter

Camping with our Granddaughter

It’s been five years since I’ve written about the annual trek my wife Ruth and I make to Young State Park in Michigan to camp with our long-time friends. For those who have come to live in Holland Christian Homes since then, let me explain what that is. Before we married, Ruth had become part ... Read More
 
Baking in the Sun

Baking in the Sun

What beauty God brings to nature in the changing seasons! The month of July was hot and the grass was dry, crisp and yellow. The humidity was high and there were lots oftimes I thought I was going to melt as I drove my non-air-conditioned car to hospital visits, to and forth from work and ... Read More