A Senior Living Community Focused on Personalized Care in the Heart of Grand Rapids, Michigan

Welcome to The Pilgrim Manor, a United Church Homes Community

Pilgrim Manor is a senior living community conveniently located in northeast Grand Rapids, Michigan, just minutes from downtown. Our campus is steps away from beautiful and renowned Frederik Meijer Gardens, a 158-acre botanical garden and outdoor sculpture park.

We focus on individualized care in a casual and comfortable atmosphere. We offer multiple levels of care, from assisted living to memory care, short-term rehabilitation and long-term care, meaning you can remain at Pilgrim Manor even if your needs change. With no large upfront fees, you can rest easy knowing that care is available for you or your loved ones at every stage in life.

Pilgrim Manor Senior Living

Our mission at Pilgrim Manor is to transform aging by building a culture of community, wholeness and peace. We live out this mission with holistic, person-directed care. You’ll feel right at home at Pilgrim Manor!

Services we offer at The Pilgrim Manor

See how we LIVE IT! at Pilgrim Manor

Our culture of compassion and respect sets United Church Homes apart, and our LIVE IT! standards aim to show that we don’t just say it — we bring those values to life. Our LIVE IT! program is based on three core goals we help residents achieve: Living Life with Purpose, Creating Social Connections and Living Safe and Sound.

Senior Living Options

Choose the living type and layout that fits your needs!

Your Living Options

Community Amenities

Our amenities cater to your lifestyle. You decide what you want!

What’s Included?

About Pilgrim Manor

Pilgrim Manor offers a full range of lifestyle and healthcare services.

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About our Senior Living Community

Independent Living Community

We live life purposefully at Pilgrim Manor — physically, emotionally and spiritually. Our caring staff members offer more than just a community — they offer a rich lifestyle that focuses on helping each resident achieve peace, joy and a purpose-filled quality of life. When medical care is needed, our nurses and physicians are dedicated to helping you or your loved ones receive the highest quality care.

There’s never been a better time to become a part of Grand Rapids’ most trusted senior living community, offering compassionate care in a faith-inspired environment. We can’t wait to welcome you home to Pilgrim Manor!

Senior Community Amenities

  • A view from every bedroom of our picturesque property
  • Minutes from downtown Grand Rapids and major highways
  • Close to famed Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
  • Scheduled outings and transportation assistance
  • Full community calendar of life enrichment activities
  • No large upfront fees
  • Therapy offered seven days a week
  • Faith-inspired community with on-site chapel
  • Music & Memory program
  • SAGECare certified to meet the needs of LGBT older adults
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Visit us at the Pilgrim Manor Community today!
To learn more, call (616) 458-1133 or contact us today to schedule your visit.

Our Leadership

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    Jennifer Raymond
    Director of Activities

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    Alexandra Wilson
    Annual Giving and Advancement Communications Manager


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    Kimbra Livingston
    Environmental Services Manager

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    Trent VanWagoner
    Medical Records and Supplies

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    Michelle Kidd
    Assistant Director of Nursing

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    Lela Turner
    Admissions Coordinator

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    Jessica Andrews
    Clinical Care Coordinator

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    Ignacia Wallis
    Director of Social Services

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    Emily Alt
    Director of Assisted Living

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    Bonnie Nelson
    Director of Nursing

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    Belinda Werner
    Director of Marketing

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    Wendell Torrey
    Executive Director

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    Eva Smith
    Business Office Manager

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    Vincent Augustoni
    Director of Culinary Services

Are you ready to LIVE IT! at Pilgrim Manor?
To learn more call (616) 458-1133, or contact us today to schedule your visit.

Latest Community News

Helping Residents Navigate COVID Challenges By Staying Safe & Sound

With the uptick of COVID cases across the country, United Church Homes (UCH) and the Clinical Service team led by Patti Klingel, Executive Director of Compliance and Clinical Services, remind us that Safe and Sound isn’t just a saying —it’s a core pillar of our mission to help our residents Live It!

Patti Klingel, Director of Compliance and Clinical Service

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Klingel and her team monitor state and federal directives daily from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and up to 30 state departments of health where UCH has communities.

“We all experienced the fear and unease those first few months of sheltering-in-place brought, and our goal is to not return to that level of isolation,” shared Klingel. “We have a continued commitment to outbreak prevention and infection control so that we can maintain a sense of normalcy for our residents and staff.”

Communal activities are central to the engagement that residents desire. The staff remains focused on keeping residents connected, by maintaining open dining rooms whenever possible and encouraging safe family visitation, particularly those in memory care programs.

“Throughout the pandemic, we’ve been extra sensitive to our memory care residents,” said Klingel. “The fear and confusion that comes with the ever-changing restrictions can be traumatizing. We work extremely hard to balance safety and limit exposure with regular personal interaction, so residents get the individualized care they need to maintain their overall wellness.”

Limiting exposure risk goes a long way in infection control. Chances of viral transmission from resident to resident, who have remained within the community, is lower than the risk associated with visitors from outside the community. Knowing this, outdoor visitation with friends and family is highly encouraged.

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Additionally, Klingel and her team have completed a trial of an advanced telehealth program where residents in need of evaluation can remain in the building and potentially avoid visiting an ER or hospital. “Challenging times are the breeding ground of innovation. COVID is no different in that regard, and the success of the telehealth program is proof,” stated Klingel. “Over the past 18 months, 75%-80% of the residents potentially needing medical intervention were able to remain here in the building rather than having to be transported to a medical facility. Fewer trips outside the building mean less exposure risk and less trauma while still receiving excellent medical care.”

Even with rigorous safety protocols, potential exposures do happen. “Our team has a detailed communication procedure when a positive case occurs. From emails and phone messages for family members to letters to residents, our goal is to keep everyone informed as events happen,” added Klingel. While there may be a momentary pause of communal activities while testing takes place, the aim is to keep those pauses minimal and life in the community up and running.

“This pandemic has lasted longer than many of us expected. The persistence and grace exhibited by staff and residents throughout it all remind us that not only can we persevere in the face of uncertainty, but we can innovate, imagine and encourage,” said Klingel. “We can use it to forge stronger bonds between members of this community. We can build deeper connections, we can reengage with our life’s purpose, and we can help keep each other safe and sound.”

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