Senior living community begins $3.3M expansion


A rendering of the expansion of the Breton Rehabilitation & Living Centre at Holland Home's Breton Woods campus in Kentwood. Courtesy Holland Home

A $3.3-million expansion to a local retirement community is underway.

A new 15-bed assisted living building is under construction for Holland Home’s Breton Rehabilitation & Living Centre at Breton Woods in Kentwood.

“The growth of our assisted living services at Breton Woods is part of Holland Home’s overall strategy to meet the needs of our aging population,” said Mina Breuker, president and CEO, Holland Home. 

The 12,999-square-foot building will feature private rooms with private bathrooms around a communal dining and living area with a residential kitchen.

The building will also have a den, spa, nurses station, staff office and linen rooms.

The facility will be completed in the fall.

It was designed by Grand Rapids-based Post Associates Architects, and Ada-based Erhardt Construction is performing the build out.

The new building is expected to create 10 to 15 jobs.

Breton Rehabilitation & Living Centre opened a similar 15-bed facility in the fall of 2015, which is full.

“Staff will handle any necessary tasks, whether it is dealing with personal care, doing laundry or making the resident a snack,” said Sara Heethuis, executive director, Breton Woods. “It has been shown that universal workers experience less job stress and spend more time engaging with residents.”

Holland Home

Holland Home was founded in 1892.

The organization has three campuses: Breton Woods, Fulton and Raybrook.

Holland Home also provides a variety of services through HomeCare of Holland Home, Helpers of Holland Home, Faith Hospice and Trillium Woods.

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