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About Clark

About Clark Retirement Community

Clark is a leading senior living community in Grand Rapids, Michigan offering a range of living options and services including assisted living, independent living, memory and dementia care, skilled nursing and respite care. Clark’s residences, amenities, extensive social calendar, filled with life-enriching activities and outings, make our vibrant communities a sought-after place for senior living.

A Legacy of Care and Compassion in West Michigan

Clark was founded in 1906 through a generous donation by Melvin and Emily Clark who wanted to provide a permanent residence to retired Methodist ministers. Over the years we've grown and evolved while continuing to deliver excellent living options, compassionate care and meaningful opportunities to our residents.

Today, Clark is an ecumenical community, welcoming people from all walks of life and faith backgrounds. We are a nonprofit Life Plan Community and home to nearly 500 residents. We employ over 400 people committed to enriching the lives of our residents.

Our Mission

To create communities of dignity, compassion and respect centered on the lives of older adults and those who care for them.

Our Vision

Vibrant living at Clark is being part of a community where my voice is valued, my life has purpose and I make choices about how I live every day. Clark nurtures my spirit and my need:

  • To be well-known
  • To be in meaningful relationships
  • To feel secure and
  • To grow.

Clark is about living… Residents, families, friends and staff.

Together we celebrate Clark!

We are the model of the future!

Our Values

We value communities where…

  • the services provided reflect dignity, respect and compassion for residents, their families and the colleagues who serve them.
    services are resident-centered, shaped by individual need and choice.
  • services are provided with a caring, holistic approach that is mindful of the health of the mind, body and spirit.
    high quality services are provided in the most effective and efficient manner.
  • services reflect a commitment to Christian values, respectful of the faiths of the world, in the tradition of the United Methodist Church.

Learn about our Clark Promise.

Clark Retirement Community