News & Events

News from our senior living communities and services can be found here. Check back often for updates.


Jan 31,2019

Sunset Communities Partners With Mary Free Bed — GRBJ

At Sunset, we’re happy to announce that we’ve partnered with home health provider, Mary Free Bed.  We’re now able to better provide services like in-home skilled nursing and rehabilitation care.  Services are available to both Sunset residents and community members. Those who were already receiving in-home care will continue to under the same structure without worry. Additionally, we’re…

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Dec 11,2018

Sunset Communities Partners with Mary Free Bed

Sunset Communities has officially partnered with Mary Free Bed, joining forces to better provide home care to the West Michigan community! Mary Free Bed provides a number of Home Services, and we could not be more thrilled to have their help. Learn more about our home services and our partnership with Mary Free Bed here.

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saging and aging class

Seniors join GVSU students for the “Saging and Aging” Class

Local seniors join GVSU students for the “Saging and Aging” class through Grand Valley’s Honors College in Allendale, MI. The class bridges college freshmen with fifteen local seniors, giving both groups the opportunity to learn from one another. Have a look at the full story from WoodTV8 here!  

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Hudsonville Holiday Parade

Nov 30,2018

Sunset Sponsors Hudsonville Holiday Parade

Joel Elsenbroek of Sunset Retirement Communities recently went live on 95.6/98.9 FM The Pledge to promote the Sunset Retirement sponsored, Hudsonville Holiday Parade. Check out the video below to watch him talking on air and see photos of the parade at

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Dan Gowdy and Angel Russo talk with WZZM's the exchange about Memory Care

Nov 29,2018

Sunset Communities featured on WZZM13’s The Exchange

Dr. Dan Gowdy and Angela Russo talk with WZZM 13 about the growing demand for memory care, and how Sunset Communities is already taking steps to meet the demand with new facilities and innovative treatment. The pair discusses Sunset’s latest facility, Waterford Memory Care,  introducing SAIDO programs to help combat and slow the effects of Alzheimer’s…

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2018 fall gala table

Nov 08,2018

Thank you 2018 Gala Sponsors

At Sunset Communities, we would like to extend an enormous thank you to all of our 2018 Fall Gala sponsors. This year’s Gala was a complete success, and it would not have been possible without the love and support of our sponsors. Your kindness and generosity is well-received and deeply appreciated. Thank you!  

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Waterford Place on WZZM13

Nov 02,2018

Waterford Place Featured on WZZM 13 News

Waterford Place was recently featured on WZZM 13 News for Alzheimers Awareness Month. Our dedicated staff members Chris Matzke and Ben Leavell were guests on the show to promote and educate on the Waterford Place Memory Care program and the usage of the SAIDO Learning processes on location. SAIDO Learning is a non-pharmaceutical intervention process designed to…

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Sunset Communities Arts & Crafts Bazaar

Oct 19,2018

Sunset Manor & Villages’ Arts & Crafts Bazaar

Sunset Manor & Villages is hosting their annual Arts & Crafts Bazaar on Friday, November 2nd. The Bazaar will run from 9 AM – 3 PM and will feature goods from over 40 vendors including, homemade baked goods, home decor, holiday gift ideas, a variety of jewelry and more! Come to admire the local artists and find…

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Sep 28,2018

2018 Fall Gala

At Sunset Communities, we are so happy to announce that we will be hosting our 2018 Fall Gala this October 26th. The gala will be featuring gospel a cappella group Voices of Lee. All profits and donations from the Fall Gala will benefit our Residence Benevolence Program, helping seniors stay in their homes. To RSVP: Visit or call 616.254.8090 Location: The…

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Sep 25,2018

Community Wellness Classes Starting October 3rd

Sunset Communities is proud to offer free community wellness classes to the West Michigan area.  Each of our classes provides participants with the opportunity to grow mentally, socially, and spiritually—while helping individuals focus on their wellbeing. Join us! Location: Waterford Place 1725 Port Sheldon Jenison, MI 49428 October 3rd ~ Gizmos & Gadgets-Make Life Easier October 10th…

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