A Day in the Life of Independent Living at Addington Place of Lakeside Vista

Addington Place of Lakeside Vista is a welcoming senior living Michigan community in the beautiful city of Holland. Near Lake Michigan and its breathtaking beaches, Holland is known for its Dutch history and fun community events, like the annual Holland Tulip Time festival.

Residents of Addington Place of Lakeside Vista have access to a variety of lifestyle options, including Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care and Short-Term Care. From exploring beautiful Holland, to taking part in diverse daily activities right at home, Addington Place of Lakeside Vista provides many offerings to seniors and those who care for them.

Here’s what a day in the life of independent senior living in Michigan at Addington Place of Lakeside Vista might look like.

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Fun Things for Seniors to Do in Holland, MI

Named one of “America’s Prettiest Towns” by Forbes, Holland has beautiful environments and charming attractions to visit. Downtown Holland is home to more than 100 shops, restaurants and breweries. It’s easily navigable, as it features heated streets and cobblestone sidewalks that melt away snow and ice for visitors. 

There are also lots of natural spots to check out, from apple orchards and tree-lined trails, to boating and water excursions and lakeshore walks. The following are some enjoyable local things to do in Holland, MI.

  • Visit downtown Holland: Downtown Holland is the hub for shopping, dining and drinking in Holland. Head here to find stores specializing in antiques, apparel, books, jewelry, furniture, artwork, music and more. You can also find a variety of bakeries, pubs, restaurants, coffee shops and ice cream parlors. Weekly events include the local Holland Farmers Market and special events like festivals, concerts, community speaking engagements and tours. There’s also a splash pad open for little ones during the summer season.
  • Learn about Dutch history: Holland, Michigan, was originally settled by Dutch Calvinist separatists in 1847. As such, the city has a robust Dutch history residents and visitors can learn more about, including Dutch architecture and Dutch-themed dining and shopping to check out in downtown Holland. You can also visit Nelis’ Dutch Village, home to more than 30,000 tulips in 100 varieties during the city’s Tulip Time each May. There are also kids’ amusement park rides, a petting farm, presentations on Dutch history and demonstrations for activities like Dutch dance and wooden shoe carving. You can also visit Veldheer’s, the only tulip farm perennial garden in Holland. Plus, the Tulip Time festival features traditional Dutch dancing, art from local artisans, dining and drink specials, and more.  
  • Stroll the Windmill Island Gardens: Speaking of Dutch influence, the Windmill Island Gardens in Holland has plenty of it. The space features more than 36 acres of gardens, natural areas and exhibits, including tulips, an antique kids’ carousel, themed garden plantings and walking trails. It’s also home to the last working windmill that was allowed to leave the Netherlands, acquired in 1964, and puts on programming like synchronized light and music shows in the gardens.
  • Tour the Holland Museum: The Holland Museum gives visitors a glimpse into the unique history of the area, with rotating exhibits on subjects like the history of Holland’s women missionaries, a look at the evolution of Holland’s postal service, Dutch art galleries, hands-on science space for kids and families, and permanent exhibits featuring more than 100,000 artifacts from throughout Holland’s history. The museum also hosts special events like lectures and holiday community programs.
  • See a show at the Holland Community Theater: The Holland Community Theatre puts on a variety of theater programming throughout the year for theater-lovers of all ages. There are three main stage performances from fall to spring, as well as a holiday show production, a children’s show production and a teen show production. The theater also hosts workshops and new play presentations for community members to take part in. 

The city of Holland is also home to a variety of public art displays, with nearly 100 installations including murals and sculptures around the area. Other notable landmarks include the big red Holland Harbor Lighthouse and the free outdoor Oz Sculpture Garden exhibit.

A Look at Independent Living Programming Offered at Addington Place

In addition to checking out attractions like these, Addington Place of Lakeside Vista has on-site daily programming for residents. The calendar has activities focused on culture and the arts, leadership and volunteerism, lectures and learning, physical movement, mental health, recreation and games, spiritual health and off-site excursions. Some of the sample independent senior living activities include:

      • Beauty and barber services at the full-service salon
      • Board games
      • Book club
      • Cardio fitness classes
      • Mindfulness meditation
      • Off-site trips to places like casinos
      • Reading in the private library
      • Religious activities
      • Special holiday events
      • Sports competition watching
      • Technology classes
      • Vegetable garden tending
      • Walking along nature paths
      • Wii sports and community game competitions
      • Wine and painting classes

Plus, dining takes center stage at Addington Place of Lakeside Vista. Residents get nutritious and delicious meals in our bright and spacious formal dining room. We also have a Garden Café bistro for casual dining, in-room dining service and a bar area for happy hour cocktails, wine and beer.

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Make Yourself at Home at Addington Place of Lakeside Vista

Senior residents with all types of interest and needs love to call Addington Place at Lakeside Vista home. Our friendly community provides plenty of entertainment on-site. It’s also close to local attractions, including nature destinations, festivals, art and cultural attractions, shopping, dining and more.

If you or a loved one is interested in senior living in a community that cares, tour Addington Place of Lakeside Vista. Find out more about Senior Lifestyle, or schedule a tour today.

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