About Marywood Circle

In 2011, Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids announced a unique and historic collaboration with Porter Hills to offer life services and spiritual support for older adults in the greater Grand Rapids area.

DSC_5937_38_39_40_41_tonemapped-PS-212Today Marywood Circle provides home health care, rehabilitation therapies and assisted living, combined with spiritual companionship and support from the Dominican Sisters.

Ministry of caring for older adults

For more than a century, Dominican Sisters have devoted themselves to caring for community through education. Looking ahead, with many Sisters returning to the motherhouse after lives spent teaching and serving, the Dominicans determined to refocus their ministry on a growing need: While caring for senior Sisters, they would also provide an important service to the greater population of older adults.

Faith-based partnership to benefit community

This ministry is realized through Marywood Circle, a collaboration that builds on the strengths and assets of both of these faith-based partners for the benefit of local seniors.

The Dominican Sisters have devoted over 100 years to ministries that include educating, counseling and caring for people of all ages throughout the State of Michigan and beyond.

The mission of the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids is that of Jesus Christ – to be God’s saving grace in the world. This has been their endeavor since their beginning ABOUT-_W0R0175-PS-300in 1877 as teachers and care givers to children. Since then they have continued to teach and to care for people through partnerships with nonprofit agencies and work in hospital ministries, social service agencies and hospice care. They have created works of art, led liturgical reform and fostered life in parishes and communities.

Porter Hills has a 40+ year history providing quality residences and services for older adults in West Michigan. Porter Hills provides living environments and services for nearly 4,500 older adults of all faiths in nine different communities throughout Kent County as well as through its in-home service agencies. Six of the nine communities are specifically for older adults with limited financial resources. Within its communities, Porter Hills offers a variety of living environments that correspond to the varying needs and lifestyles of seniors.

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