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Community information, events and news at Resthaven.

Introducing Seth Weener.

Introducing Seth Weener.

We are pleased to share Seth Weener is the new Chief Financial Officer at Resthaven. Seth has over 10 years’ experience as a CPA. Prior to joining Resthaven, he was an Assurance Senior Manager at Crowe LLP in Chicago, where he worked exclusively with non-profit...

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New Administrator, Abby Waldo.

New Administrator, Abby Waldo.

We are excited to announce that Abby Waldo is the new Administrator of The Warm Friend and Maple Woods. Abby began working at Resthaven in 2018 as the Director of Recreational Therapy. Her leadership has shaped a clinically sound recreational therapy program across...

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Joy, Patience, Faith.

Joy, Patience, Faith.

Written by Rev. Leigh Boelkins Van Kempen -  “When you hope, be joyful. When you suffer, be patient. When you pray, be faithful.” (Romans 12: 12) I was leading a Bible study yesterday and I asked the residents if anyone had been a model of joy and faith for them in...

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While We Wait.

While We Wait.

We’ve been living our new ‘COVID normal” for the past few weeks. Comparing life today vs. before this pandemic started over five months ago is certainly interesting. It has been a long five months. For our residents and loved ones, we know it has been challenging. It...

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When I Grow Up.

When I Grow Up.

Written by Rev. Leigh Boelkins Van Kempen -  “Tell everyone who is discouraged, ‘Be strong and don’t be afraid! God is coming to your rescue.’” (Isaiah 35: 4)One of the blessings of spending time with older people is that we can have wonderful role models. People who...

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Resthaven CFO Retires

Resthaven CFO Retires

Resthaven Chief Financial Officer Bev Donahue will retire in June. Bev started at Resthaven in June of 1998 and has been the Finance Director since then. During her 22 years of service, Bev has been a fundamental member of the leadership at Resthaven. She has been a...

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Warm Friend News

Warm Friend News

Warm Friend Director Susan DeJong announced her resignation from Resthaven effective end of May. Susan has served Resthaven for 18 years and has been instrumental in the revitalization of The Warm Friend, transitioning it from assisted living to the thriving...

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In this together.

In this together.

Update from President & CEO, Deedre Vriesman. I would be lying if I said that times have been easy. It has been difficult to implement the always-changing restrictions from the CDC, MDHHS, CMS and the governor. But yet, recently I received an email from my pastor...

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