Rose Garden Blog

Mar 12,2020 | Chris Matzke

Sunset’s Message About COVID-19

May 21, 2020 Dear Family and Friends of Sunset Senior Communities, In my last letter, I talked about our formation of a task group to discuss how we will release restrictions from our COVID 19 response when the State’s Executive Orders allow us. I hope that you remember our plans will look different from the…

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New Waterford Place Expansion Phase 3

Dec 20,2019 | Chris Matzke

Sunset Retirement Communities to Build New Senior Living Facilities

The construction project will include independent living apartments and lakeside villas  Sunset Retirement Communities and Services will break ground in the fall of 2020 to begin construction on expansion of Waterford Place in Georgetown Township. Currently at over 228,000 square feet, the expansion will add 168,000 square footage to the campus and will include 62…

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Feb 25,2019 | Sheila Carney

Bringing a lot of love

Karen Christians, the Clinical Coordinator at Rose Garden, remembers a sweet couple that she cared for that brought lots of love to the staff and residents. “He was such a loving, loving husband and he was there to take care of his wife,” says Karen. No matter how hard it was, the husband insisted on…

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Jan 16,2019 | Sheila Carney

Filling the Heart with Special Moments

When Kally Verkaik was a child, she would help out at the retirement community that her aunt worked at whenever she visited. Kally would pass out the mail, help in the kitchen, or spend time talking with the residents. So, it is only natural that later in life, Kally would find her way to Sunset…

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Nov 27,2018 | Betty Epperly

Simply Nurturing

Dorothy (Slachter) Winkel showed a nurturing side even as a young girl. She lovingly cared for her dolls and even the chickens, which congregated on the back porch to wait for her and pecked at the door when they grew impatient. Dorothy was born in 1933 in Lucas, Michigan. Her father helped build roads and…

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Jul 25,2018 | Sheila Carney

Open to God’s Leading

Mary Meyers was a true entrepreneur. The Meyers family lived on the eastern banks of West Alton, Missouri, along the Mississippi River. Alton, Illinois was across the river with a connecting bridge between. The Meyers operated a service station and restaurant for interstate travelers, and in the 1940s Mary set up a fireworks shop in…

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