News & Events

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

elderly enjoying music

May 22,2019

Music Program Brings Generations Together at Brookcrest—WoodTV

Every Tuesday morning, residents of Brookcrest Rehab & Life Center welcome a group of talented children. These kids are part of a Mixed Age Generation class from a music studio in Grand Rapids called Joyful Sounds. They come not only to bring music to the residents, but to make music with them too. Sometimes, it’s…

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May 10,2019

We Won the Biggest Loser Contest!

At Sunset Communities, we’re very proud to announce that Green Building Council of West Michigan has recognized us as the “Biggest Loser” for energy savings. Thanks to the long list of recent renovations to our facilities, we were able to reduce our energy consumption by 25%! The Battle of the Buildings ceremony was held during…

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little girl_grandma_dementia

May 03,2019

Understanding Dementia Workshop – May 29, 2019

Caring for a loved one who is battling dementia introduces unique challenges every day. At Sunset Communities, we understand these challenges, and we are here to help. We’re very proud to offer our Understanding Dementia Workshop. A class designed to help caregivers navigate through caring for those with dementia. The workshop takes place on May…

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Sunset Communities Annual Meeting – 2019

At Sunset Communities we value your input and strive to ensure that our efforts positively impact our surrounding communities. Please, join us for our annual meeting on Tuesday, June 4th at 7:00 PM. See the flyer below for meeting locations and additional details. Click here to print flyer 

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Tim Zimmerman and the King's Brass

2019 Fall Gala

Sunset Communities presents our 2019 Fall Gala, taking place September 20th at 6 PM! The Gala will feature Tim Zimmerman & the King’s Brass, for a night full of fun, delicious food, and entertainment! We’re now accepting donations and gifts for this year’s Gala, all of which benefit our Residence Benevolence Program. For more information…

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Apr 11,2019

Employers rate among Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in West Michigan – GRBJ

The National Association of Business Resources (NABR) will award Sunset Retirement Communities & Services, along with 157 other employers, for being this years Best and Brightest Companies to work for in West Michigan. NABR assesses organizations based on metrics such as communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, retention and more. An awards banquet will be held…

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Elderly couple on autumn walk

Apr 04,2019

Self-Care While Starting the Caregiving Journey — MLive

We know that the caregiver role can be demanding. While caring for aging family members can be a rewarding experience, you can only be an effective caregiver if you take care of yourself too. Dr. Dan Gowdy recommends coping with caregiver burnout by maintaining your own self-care and by dividing the caregiving responsibilities. Read the…

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Mar 21,2019

Bucket List Date Night for a 64 Year Anniversary — Fox17

Being married for sixty-four years is no small accomplishment, and Brookcrest Silver Bucket List wanted to be sure that Bernie and Mary Ann could celebrate. Bernie, a resident at Emmanuel Hospice, was able to treat his wife to a special night at the Grand Rapids Civic Theater, attending Mama Mia. The couple also enjoyed a night at…

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