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

Welcome to Pilgrim Manor, a United Church Homes Community

Pilgrim Manor is 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.

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 Pilgrim Manor

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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 the 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!

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 a full-time chaplain
  • Music & Memory program
  • SAGECare certified to meet the needs of LGBT older adults
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Visit us at Pilgrim Manor today!
To learn more, call (616) 458-1133 or contact us today to schedule your visit.

Our Leadership

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    Kimberly Vagnetti
    Executive Director

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    Carol Parsaca
    Assisted Living Director 

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    Mia Anavi
    Director of Nursing

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    Sheila Carney
    Director of Marketing

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    Jennifer Raymond
    Director of Activities

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    Alexandra Wilson
    Director of Annual Giving and Special Events, Pilgrim Manor Foundation

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    Diana O’Connor
    Director of Human Resources

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    Rev. Beth Rodenhouse
    Chaplain

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    Elizabeth Weatherwax
    Admissions Coordinator

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    Kimbra Livingston
    Environmental Services Manager

Latest Community News

Clinical Services Director Joins United Church Homes

Heineman to Lead Clinical Services

MARION, Ohio – A longtime registered nurse and respiratory therapist has accepted the position of director of clinical services for United Church Homes communities.

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Lorelei Heineman (left) and her mother

On June 22, 2020, Lorelei Heineman joined the team. She’ll lead clinical efforts for UCH senior living and housing communities.

Most recently, Heineman was an RN in the surgical intensive care unit at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital, Westerville. Prior to that, she served as vice president of patient care services at Morrow County Hospital, Mount Gilead, and chief clinical officer at Mansfield’s Kindred Hospital. Heineman is also a registered respiratory therapist. She holds a master’s degree in allied medicine management.

In her previous roles, Heineman helped hospitals meet or exceed national quality benchmarks and assisted in planning and implementing infectious disease prevention policies. She has worked in healthcare her entire adult life, beginning her career in registration at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center at age 18.

UCH Communities Aim to Exceed Quality Benchmarks

Nearly six months into the COVID-19 pandemic, United Church Homes and other senior living organizations in the U.S. have increased their focus on clinical care. United Church Homes has maintained its strict infection control policies and procedures to protect residents.

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to increased government scrutiny of nursing homes, especially in their infection control protocols. Heineman will ensure UCH communities are following, and exceeding, recommended guidance. But they’re also maintaining a focus on person-directed care that meets individual needs.

“Our teams have worked incredibly hard throughout this crisis to keep residents – and one another – safe,” Heineman said. “They’re doing everything in their power to care for the residents they love.”

Clinical Field Support for United Church Homes

Heineman will assist the following communities with clinical processes, including basic tasks such as blood pressure checks for independent living residents:

More About Lorelei

Heineman lives on a small horse farm near Cardington with her long-term partner, Dean Castanien. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, endurance horseback riding, gardening and singing with various groups, including First United Church of Christ in Marion. The couple has two dogs, Mya and Holly, and four Arabian horses, Chet, Ember, Kahdir and Dreamer.

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Media Contact: Alissa Paolella, communications coordinator, 740.382.4885 or apaolella@uchinc.org


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