Growing Community at Beacon Hill

A Grand Rapids-based CCRC uses great food to bring residents, staff and the neighborhood together.

Senior residents find a home and a hearth at Beacon Hill at Eastgate, a newly built independent living community in Grand Rapids, MI. The hearth is a fiery oven in a bistro near the foyer. On a recent Tuesday afternoon, chefs are pulling out fresh-baked loaves of sourdough bread, which some lucky residents sample minutes later, with a touch of butter.

The relationship between food and community is the concept on which Beacon Hill was planned, built and is now a central part of the day

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