Meet Lois "Loie" VanDis, Traditions' November Resident of the Month! Loie was born and raised in the beautiful city of Holland, Michigan, near the eastern shore of Lake Michigan on Lake Macatawa in the Lower Peninsula.
Loie has called Quincy Place Senior Living home since November, stating, "My daughter and I checked out Quincy Place several times before deciding. We loved that Quincy Place was brand new, so cozy and beautiful. But ultimately, we were impressed by the staff."
Loie has been married for 65 years and has earthly and heavenly children. Her heavenly children, who had a muscular disease, were true heroes in her life. Before her retirement, she worked at DeWaard Interiors, a family-owned business that has been part of the Holland community for many years. Loie was also actively involved in the community and even served as the president of the Ottawa County for MDAA, earning a nomination for the Outstanding Woman of Holland award.
Her commitment to service and compassion for others shines through in her actions. She played the organ and piano for her church for 30 years and continues volunteering her musical talents by leading Hymn Sings at Quincy Place on Sundays. Loie also takes the time to write cards of encouragement to those in need and strives to support new residents and acknowledge the excellent staff at Quincy Place. She proudly serves as an ambassador for Quincy Place, as she has cherished her time there from day 1!
"Loie stands out as an exemplary resident of Quincy Place due to her unwavering commitment to serving others. She exhibits a servant's heart, always willing to lend a helping hand and go the extra mile to make her fellow residents' lives more comfortable and enjoyable. Her genuine love for others is evident in countless acts of kindness and generosity she consistently displays," said Laura Kelling, Quincy Place Executive Director.
"What truly sets Loie apart is her personable nature. She has the remarkable ability to connect with people on a personal level, making everyone feel valued and appreciated. Her friendly demeanor and warm personality create a welcoming atmosphere within our community, and she is often a source of inspiration, comfort, and support for those around her.""We nominated Loie because she embodies the spirit of Traditions' Resident of the Month through her servant's heart, love for others, and unwavering kindness. She enriches the lives of those that she interacts with, and her presence is a true blessing to our senior living community."