Features & Activities

Villa Maria offers a continually expanding range of activities for our residents

Dining out at local restaurants, exercise classes, arts and crafts, musical entertainment from bands and choirs, and bingo are all regular events. There are organized weekly trips to local grocery stores, banks, and shopping malls as well. Our lounges, recreation rooms and community room are available to residents and their families. Residents make friends, play cards, and socialize in a group environment. They may choose to watch sports or movies on the large-screen TV, or sit on the porch and talk. Residents enjoy getting to know one another and often develop lasting friendships.

Residence Features:

  • Gracious Main Dining Hall and Dining Rooms
  • Activity Rooms, Lounges and Coffee Shoppe
  • Library with space for puzzles and games
  • Elevators and Barrier-Free Access
  • On-site Convenience Store
  • Chapel (All Denominational)
  • Hair Care Salon
  • Carports Available

Download our monthly Activity Calendar

Our Historical Building - Past & Present

An atmosphere of old-world charm permeates the Villa Maria. Nestled by trees, our community reflects historical architecture with brick exterior, tile roofs and the appeal of days gone by. The Villa Maria is located in a historical landmark, on six beautifully landscaped acres on the Northwest side of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Established back in 1904 by the Contemplative Sisters of the Good Shepherd, sold in 1985 and converted into senior apartments, our six main buildings are nicely spaced as well as conveniently connected by enclosed passageways. In the spring and summer months our enclosed courtyards where residents gather to laugh and reflect, are ablaze with flowering trees and blooming perennials.

Dining, Old-World Style

Our three dining rooms are truly inspirational and a pleasant experience in old-world charm. The main dining hall was originally a chapel when built in 1904. Residents enjoy the beauty of the original stained glass windows surrounding the room. Family members are always welcome to dine with their loved ones.

Breakfast and the main meal are included in the rental fee with lunch available as an option. The main meal is served restaurant style and we offer a rotating menu with several different options. Residents may select what they'd like. Residents may dine in one of the three dining rooms and there is no assigned seating so they can sit with whomever they choose.

Download our current Dinner Menu


In addition to our residents own personal vehicle or public transportation, we offer shuttle bus service for shopping excursions, group events and medical appointments.