The Ambassadors of the West Coast Chamber join Resthaven’s staff and board
members for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Opening of Maple Maple Woods assisted living center.
They feature two 12-unit residences
Woods Cottages connected by a common dining
room/kitchen and outdoor patio.
AFTER OVER A YEAR of planning Each resident room provides a private
and eight months of construction, furnished bedroom and bath.
Resthaven opened the new Maple The staff prepares three meals a
Woods Cottages in May. The Cottages day on site. Care companions provide
are designed for seniors who want personal care as needed, including
a home-like residential setting for assistance with medication and
assisted living or respite care. The bathing, as they build meaningful
project is one of four initiatives relationships with the residents.
of The Campaign for Resthaven, The Cottages are wheelchair
a fundraising effort to expand accessible and provide 24-hour
and enhance Resthaven’s service monitoring of residents by qualified,
offerings to serve community seniors trained staff members.
now and well into the future. “The Maple Woods Cottages are
The Cottages, at 740 College Ave., intended to compliment the assisted
are adjacent to Resthaven’s current living services we have provided for
decades at Maple Woods, as well as enhance the surrounding neighborhood,”
says Rebecca Reed, the newly appointed director of Maple Woods and a 15-
year Resthaven employee. “We have already generated much interest by older
adults seeking respite or assisted living care who want the personalized care
and life-enrichment opportunities that reflect our mission and values.”
For a tour or more information, contact Rebecca at 616-796-3700.

The Campaign for
Resthaven is Launched
campaign to support the growing needs
of older adults throughout the greater
community as well as current residents
whose financial resources have been depleted
by care costs.
On March 15, Resthaven announced a
major fundraising campaign with a goal of
Co-Chairs: Bill and Diane raising $5 million in community support. At
Ryckbost (front), Andy and Lois a news conference held at the James I. & Jean
Mulder (back)
Cook Chapel on the Care Center campus,
campaign leaders shared the initiatives of
the campaign and the total raised through leadership gifts. Specifically, the
campaign will support:
• Construction of two 12-unit “cottages” for assisted living at Maple Woods
• The addition of more private rooms in Resthaven’s Care Center
• Construction of a 10-unit GREEN HOUSE cottage for long-term care
• Increased of funds for benevolent care assistance
The campaign, A Calling, A Promise, A Vision, is co-chaired by community
leaders Bill and Diane Ryckbost and Andy and Lois Mulder, and supported by
a campaign cabinet. It resulted from strategic planning that identified critical
needs in the next three years. The cost of these initiatives is $8.8 million.
Resthaven is asking the community to invest $5 million when combined with
Resthaven’s investment will accomplish the campaign goals.
“The campaign greatly affirmed Resthaven’s mission and its role in
serving older adults in our community,” says Bill Ryckbost, a campaign co-
chair. “A successful campaign will allow us to continue the 72-year tradition of
quality, compassionate care with new and enhanced service offerings.”
Fundraising efforts will continue through 2017, including a broad
community request in September. To view a short video on The Campaign
for Resthaven, visit
Given the acclaim of the Vern & Lois Boermsa Cottage, Resthaven intends to build
another cottage of similar design and scope.

Plans Unfold to providing a caring home, meaningful
life and an empowered staff,
Build a Second caregivers engage with residents
through the blending of many tasks,
Cottage from personal care to homemaking
to friendship.
WITH THE DEDICATION of the Vern The cottage was named in honor
& Lois Boersma Cottage on the of Vern and Lois Boersma, longtime
Care Center campus, Resthaven friends and former board members
opened the first GREEN HOUSE in of Resthaven. Lois’ father, Rev. Paul
West Michigan on May 18, 2007. Built Hinkamp, was the driving force
as a “small house” residence for behind the formation of Resthaven
ten seniors, the cottage has all the over 70 years ago.
amenities of home; private bedrooms With the proven positive impact
and baths, a central living room with of the Boersma Cottage, Resthaven
a hearth, a large open kitchen, a has plans to build a second cottage
dining room with a farmhouse table of similar design
and scope as part
and a beautiful outdoor patio. of The Campaign for Resthaven. The
The GREEN HOUSE project completion of another 10-bed cottage
is a nationally recognized effort, will enable Resthaven to provide
inspired by Dr. Bill Thomas, a additional private rooms, along with
Harvard-educated senior-living compassionate, resident-centered
medical director, to reinvent the care and life enrichment to residents
way residential skilled nursing care the community has come to expect
is delivered. With a commitment to from Resthaven.
Left to right: Jane Armstrong, Dale
Dykema, George Zuidema, President
Charles Vander Broek, Mike Van Doornik
(seated), Al McGeehan, Ron Wolthuis,
Sherrie Wolthuis, Tiger Teusink

Resthaven Honors Community Leaders
RESTHAVEN AND THE HOLLAND community recognized seven individuals or
couples for extraordinary achievements in their retirement years with the
ENCORE! Lakeshore Awards. presented in October. The recipients were honored
at a reception in October at the Holland Area Arts Council, presided by Holland’s
mayor, Nancy DeBoer, and Resthaven’s president, Charlie Vander Broek.
ENCORE! was established by Resthaven in 2009 as a biennial event to bring
community awareness to the incredible talents, gifts and fortitude of people
over 70 years of age who continue to contribute to the betterment of society.
Recipients are chosen by a panel of community leaders using a community-
wide nomination process.
“We value the life-stories of all of the seniors in our area,” said Charlie
Vander Broek, “and appreciate the opportunity to lift up profiles of a few
individuals who inspire and encourage all of us to live full and vital lives.”

• JANE ARMSTRONG - a physician leadership and skills in the building
recruiter for over 14 years, she and distribution of mobility carts
also instrumental in the growth of to people with disabilities in 103
the Holland Area Arts Council, the countries.

Center for Women in Transition • AL MCGEEHAN - an educator and
and the Holland Symphony program director for 38 years, he
Orchestra. served as Holland City councilman
• DALE DYKEMA, M.D. - a career and mayor, and serves on many
obstetrician/gynecologist for over community boards.
35 years, he became involved with • DWAYNE (TIGER) TEUSINK –
Mobility Worldwide, providing a teacher for 31 years and coach
Resthaven Home Care Becomes ATRIO
IN APRIL, RESTHAVEN ANNOUNCED its exciting new partnership in home care
services with the formation of ATRIO. This venture joins three experts in senior
care to provide better in-home health care and help to seniors who want to
remain in their homes. With the combined resources of Holland Home, Clark
Retirement Community of Grand Rapids and Resthaven, Atrio now offers
expanded services and increased staff to meet the needs of area seniors.
“By joining with two other reputable healthcare organizations, Resthaven
can better serve the needs of a growing senior population with greater depth
and flexibility, increased telehealth technology and operational efficiencies,”
says Charles VanderBroek, Resthaven’s President/Chief Executive Officer.
“Our clients on the Lakeshore experience the same, even improved services
they have come to expect from Resthaven.”
Home Health includes nursing assistance, therapy, social services, home
health aides, dietary support and telehealth monitoring. Help at Home includes
personal care and coordination,
light house work, respite care, meal
preparation, companionship and
health monitoring.
Atrio Lakeshore offices remain
at 948 S. Washington Ave., Holland.
Atrio provides home care services
only. Resthaven remains the
provider of residential services
and rehabilitation. For more
Amanda Olson, Administrator of Atrio
Home Care Lakeshore, in front of the office information, call 616-796-3800 or
at 948 Washington Ave., Holland. visit

for 52 years, he continues to serve and those in need. Ron, a retired
as a mentor to tennis coaches and college professor and Sherrie, a
players, and is a leader in athletic former teacher, work tirelessly
and tennis associations.
 with local organizations to support
• REV. MIKE VAN DOORNIK – others, including supporting the
a minister for over 35 years, he children of foreign missionaries
shares his musical talents with studying at Hope College.
many community organizations, • GEORGE ZUIDEMA, M.D. –
and mentors students and adults.
 a surgeon, a teacher and a medical
• DR. RON AND SHERRIE administrator, he has served on
WOLTHUIS live out their calling to numerous community boards,
raise up those who are at risk, those including the boards of Hope
with physical and social limitations College and Resthaven.
Giving Through beneficial to a donor who wants to
make a gift, is required to take a

Your IRA minimum distribution each year,
and does not itemize deductions or
charitable gifts already equal to 50%
THE PENSION PROTECTION ACT of of adjusted gross income,” states
2006 (PPA) permitted individuals to roll Glenn Lowe, Resthaven’s Director of
over up to $100,000 from an individual Development.
retirement account (IRA) directly to a Resthaven, as a 501c3 charitable
qualifying charity without the assets organization, depends on gifts from
qualifying as income. individuals,
While this initial provision expired businesses,
on December 31, 2007, it has been churches and
extended several times. In 2015, the organizations to
charitable rollover provision was provide support
made permanent. for care and
Under the provision, individuals life-enrichment
age 70 1⁄2 and older may transfer a needs of the
Glenn Lowe,
charitable gift from an IRA to Resthaven Director seniors they
Resthaven (or a qualified charitable of Development serve, and to
organization) without considering provide for
the gift as income. The gift must be capital needs such as those identified
transferred directly by the IRA provider in the Campaign for Resthaven
to the charity by writing a letter to the initiative. For more information,
provider, requesting the transfer. contact the Development Office at
“The provision is particularly 616-796-3510.

Rick Zweering, Chair Charles Vander Broek, CEO
Matt Ahearn Susan DeJong
Marianne Bouwens Bev Donahue
Gretchen Cosby Barb Huls
Kaitlin DeMaagd Mike Jalacki
Jack Gisinger Glenn Lowe
Craig Janusz Rebecca Reed
Sam Martin
Our mission: To glorify God
Andy Mulder by providing a continuum of
Victor Orozco quality care and services that
Scott Patchin demonstrates the love and
Molly Truttman compassion of Jesus Christ.
Resthaven is pleased to announce the addition of three new members
of the Board of Trustees, community volunteers who direct the vision
and provide broad overall management of Resthaven.

GRETCHEN COSBY, MSN, is employed by Mercy
Health Physician Partners, Holland Campus,
where she is responsible for the leadership and
management of the clinical site. She coordinates
patient care delivery, planning and evaluation of
the services provided, and policy development
in collaboration with Mercy Health’s upper
Gretchen has Bachelor of Science and master’s
degrees in nursing. She has worked in clinical
educator positions since 1994 in Illinois, Iowa,
Nevada and Grand Haven, Michigan.

JACK GISINGER, PE, is the retired President/CEO
of SAF-HOLLAND, and worked in executive and
managerial positions within the company starting
in 1980. He also worked as an engineer for Ford
Motor Company, and served in the U.S. Navy.
Jack has served on the boards of Greater
Holland United Way, Boys & Girls Club and the
Holland Board of Education, currently serving as
its president. He has a bachelor’s degree from
the University of Illinos and a master’s degree
from the University of Michigan.

KAITLIN DEMAAGD, BSN, is currently working in
adult orthopedics at Spectrum Health/Blodgett
as she completes her Doctor of Nursing (DNP)
degree at Grand Valley State University, as a
primary care nurse practitioner with a focus on
adult-gerontology. She has worked in nursing
positions at Spectrum for seven years.
Kaitlin has a BSN degree from Calvin College.
She is a Holland native.
many strategic accomplishments
and challenges. We completed a
9 East 8th Street
partnership with the formation of Holland Michigan 49423
Atrio, our home health care services,
to improve and expand our home
and community-based services. We
made significant progress toward our $5 million capital
campaign goal, with gifts and pledges totaling $3.4
million. We opened Maple Woods Cottage, our new
assisted living center. The average occupancy of our
residences exceeds 95%.
We also face challenges moving forward. A
growing senior population, increasing costs,
uncertainty of government funding and a tight job
market will require increased efficiencies and staff
recruitment efforts. We can meet those challenges
with our strong management team, stewardship of
resources and reputation as a desirable place to work.
We deeply appreciate the support of the greater
community in helping us fulfill our mission and
continue our tradition of caring for older adults. MAPLE WOODS / MAPLE WOODS COTTAGES / THE WARM FRIEND