News


03
Nov

Montessori For Aging and Dementia

For the past year, Clark's staff, led by Chris Simons, Renee Van Y and the rest of our amazing Life Enrichment Team, has been implementing our Montessori for Aging and Dementia program. Developed for those living with dementia, the program encourages each person to engage in activities and to find valuable roles based on their history and interests. It has been a wonderful experience seeing the positive impact that it has made with our residents and staff.

02
Nov

Annual Craft Bazaar

Annual Craft Bazaar

Friday, November 17 from 10 AM - 3 PM.

Local vendors, employees, and residents will host booths to display a variety of craft goods.  Parking will be available in our Sherman Lot, located on Sherman St. SE between Ethel Ave. SE and Gladstone Drive. 

23
Aug

Art Gallery Reception featuring Carole Hunnes-Nielsen

Art Gallery Reception featuring Carole Hunnes-Nielsen 

Wednesday, August 23 from 3:00-4:30 PM (3:30 artist talk)

Light refreshments will be served and her work will be available for purchase. 

Carole is a watercolor artist from Rockford, Michigan.  Her training includes MA and BS degrees in art from Western Michigan University and workshop experience with internationally known watercolor artists. Carole taught high school art for over thirty years and retired in 2010.  She is a workshop instructor, and she belongs to several artist organizations.  As an educator, she has a strong desire to continue to learn and grow.  Her work has been accepted in many juried shows, solo exhibitions and group shows.  She has won awards for both her watercolors and her watercolor batiks, the most recent being from the Michigan Watercolor Society and Festival of the Arts here in Grand Rapids. Color is a major element in her expressive style work.  Her love of nature and her home state of Michigan is evident in the subject matter she chooses. 

16
Aug

Summer Block Party

Join Us for Clark’s Summer Block Party!  Bring your family and friends!

We are offering free chili dogs, ice cream, entertainment, games, raffle prizes and fun for the whole family.

Wednesday, August 16 from 4-7 PM

 

21
Jun

Used Book Sale

Join Us! Public Welcome!
Clark’s Used Book Sale

There will be a wide variety of books, DVDs, VHS tapes, and puzzles.

Proceeds from the sale are used to purchase large-print books for the Clark Residents’ Library.

July 10, 11, 12, 2017

Monday and Tuesday / 8 am – 7 pm
Wednesday / 8 am – 3 pm

01
Apr

Clark at Home Becomes Atrio Home Care on April 1, 2017

Clark, Holland Home, and Resthaven have decided to partner together and combine our home care services under the new name of Atrio Home Care. 

Our decision to collaborate was natural.  Our nonprofit organizations already share similar missions, philosophies and ways of approaching senior care.

In establishing Atrio as a faith-based nonprofit, we have borrowed the best that Clark, Holland Home, and Resthaven have to offer to establish a new non-profit that is better than the sume of its parts.  Together, we have a combined heritage of more than 300 years of delivering compassionate, skilled and quality care to seniors.  Atrio will allow us to provide better care, more resources and a broader range of services to those we assist. 

Click here to learn more about how Clark at Home will become Atrio Home Care on April 1, 2017.

 

08
Mar

WMU Students Living at Clark on Keller Lake as Part of a Social Experiment

WWMT visited Clark on Keller Lake to learn more about how the Western Michigan Students and our residents are living together as part of a social experiment.   Check out the full story by clicking here.

 

 

17
Feb

Emmanuel Hospice Grants Final Wishes

Our partner organization Emmanuel Hospice is doing great work including going above and beyond to grant the final wishes of those in their care.  See the links below to hear more about some of the great work they are doing.

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12
Nov

Pathway to Caregiving Conference

Clark Retirement Community, Holland Home, and the Alzheimer's Association are once again hosting the Pathway to Caregiving Conference on Saturday, November 12, 2016.  This conference is designed to help support those caregivers in our community caring for a loved one with dementia.  Visit the conference website to learn more about what sessions are offered, who will be speaking, and to register today! 

http://www.PathwaytoCaregiving.com

 

06
Oct

Pathway to Caregiving Conference Makes Headlines

On October 6th Chris Simons, Clark Retirement Community's Director of Dementia and Life Enrichment Services, and Joy Spahn, Regional Director of the Alzheimer's Association's Greater Michigan Chapter, joined WoodTV8's Eight West show to discuss the upcoming Pathway to Caregiving Conference.  Click the link below to see the segment. 

http://woodtv.com/2016/10/06/local-conference-to-provide-resources-and-education-for-dementia-caregivers/

There is still time to register. Visit http://www.pathwaytocaregiving.com or call (616) 452-1666 x 107.