It’s the Simple Things in Life…

orange bike

 

This summer, it seems like everywhere we look there are reminders of a simpler time. And isn’t it great to round a corner with a group of women, laughing and talking and come upon a monument to bygone days? An old-fashioned bicycle leaned against a tree (as if its owner just went into the corner drugstore for an ice cream sundae or a soda fountain Coca-Cola). A blackboard on a cobblestone walkway touting “Fresh Flowers” for sale…

 

flower sign

 

It is the sign of a thriving city – those small surprises nestled beneath a window ledge. Those nostalgic memories of childhood in the arc of a building or a vine covered wall. Grand Rapids city-walks, with the women of Sanford House, are ideal for reminiscing, exploring, communing with new friends  and dreaming…

 

bridal

 

The juxtaposition of old and new is also a reminder that it is often best to leave the past where it belongs – in the past. Because as much as we appreciate the place from whence we’ve come, our real hope is in a new fashioned future…

 

 

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Sanford Behavioral Health is a residential and outpatient facility located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Sanford offers excellence in evidence-based practice models in a home-like, restorative setting. Our clinicians, supported by our medical team, focus on resolving the underlying issues that often cause substance use, such as trauma, unhealthy relationships, co-occurring disorders and isolation. Programs include both in-person and telehealth: residential, day programs, intensive outpatient, outpatient, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), education and relapse prevention classes, one-on-one and family therapy, and alumni and family support groups. At Sanford, we want to inspire you to find your inner grit, rekindle your interests and engage your passion.