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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Our Leadership

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    Jennifer Raymond
    Director of Activities

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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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    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

Celebrating the Power of Community During the Holidays

Resident receives a gift at her door.

For many families, holiday traditions are an essential part of the season. Whether it’s sharing a meal, exchanging gifts or attending a special event, holidays are a chance to gather and celebrate. The holiday can be lonely for those who don’t have loved ones visiting, but residents and staff work together to make everyone feel included and welcomed.

Amy Kotterman

“All of the United Church Homes communities, including residents, their families and our staff, come together to celebrate the holidays,” said Amy Kotterman, Director of Customer Experience. “We faced challenges last year due to COVID and made a concerted effort to enhance our celebrations this year. Our staff is taking it upon themselves to make the holidays extra special — the communities have really outdone themselves with holiday decorations.”

Resident feeds a reindeer.
Resident pets a reindeer.

Staff and residents enjoy coming together to celebrate. “The bonds between residents and staff deepened over the past year. We celebrated unique events at each community, like reindeer visits at The Parkvue Community or Hanukkah celebrations at The Glenwood Community,” said Kotterman. Special touches from staff add to the magic of the holiday. “At The Trinity Community at Fairborn, a nursing assistant made holiday ornaments with residents’ names and passed them to staff,” shared Kotterman. “At Pilgrim Manor, the staff created an adopt-a-resident program where residents fill out a holiday wish list for others who wish to contribute, all initiated in the communities by our dedicated staff members.”

Other United Church Homes communities are receiving support from the community at large. At The Parkvue Community, the Perkins Township Police Department received a list of residents who need a little extra cheer this year. The department plans to distribute the gifts in person and visit the residents the week of Christmas. The Parkvue Community also enjoys caroling from staff, local churches and high schoolers.

Staff and volunteers make sure all residents are included. “If staff members notice that someone isn’t getting visitors, they will go out of their way to plan something special,” commented Kotterman. “During the holidays, nobody’s alone, and that’s one of the best parts about community life at United Church Homes. We are family here — there are deep bonds between neighbors, residents and staff.”

Staff member greets residents at The Pines assisted living at The Glenwood Community.

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