News & Events

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

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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Ribbon cutting

Sep 24,2018

Retirement community celebrates 45 years of service with $2.3 million renovated campus

JENISON, Mich. – September 19, 2018 – Sunset Retirement Communities & Services today celebrated the grand reopening of its Sunset Manor & Villages. Located at 725 Baldwin St., the 400-resident community received a $2.3 million update, which included the removal and rebuilding of the drive-through canopy, an expansion of its Reflections memory care facility, upgrades…

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Sunset Communities Car Show

Aug 08,2018

Sunset Retirement Communities Annual Car Show – August 29, 2018

Join us for our annual car show and enjoy classic cars, music, and food! All are welcome to swing by and appreciate the day at Sunset’s Rose Garden Assisted Living Community at 3391 Prairie Ave Grandville, MI. Event Details Date: August 29, 2018 Time: 6PM – 8PM Location: Rose Garden 3391 Praire Ave Grandville MI,…

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Waterford Place Memory Care Dementia Treatment

Jul 30,2018

Waterford Place Memory Care – Offering Hope in Dementia Care

Waterford Place Memory Care was recently featured on Wood TV8, showcasing SAIDO Learning. At Waterford Place, we offer hope through various techniques that aim to improve the symptoms of Dementia. Christina Matzke, COO of Sunset Retirement Communities, and Melinda Haight, Director of Clinical Services, showcase Waterford Place and the SAIDO Learning process in the news clip…

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Centenarian twins growing up

Jul 18,2018

Twin Centenarians Talk About Growing Up in Grand Rapids

We recently had the pleasure to sit down with Louis Whittemore and Lloyd Van Horn as they celebrated their 100th birthday. These Twin Centenarians grew up in Grand Rapids, MI and had a host of memories to share with us. Take a moment to watch our video below to hear some of their stories of…

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