Just north of Grand Rapids, Rockford, Michigan, embodies a blend of natural beauty, historical significance and modern suburban living. This vibrant town is a short drive from Lake Michigan and an even shorter drive to smaller lakes like Lake Bella Vista and Pickerel Lake. For residents and visitors alike, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the natural scenery, explore the town and discover the rich history of Rockford.
For seniors in search of assisted living or memory care in Rockford, Michigan, Boulder Creek senior living is here for you. Like the picturesque town, Boulder Creek offers a variety of unique amenities, features and a whole lot of charm. Keep reading to discover more about what makes Rockford and Boulder Creek such a special place to call home.
The History Of Rockford
The history of Rockford begins with Native American cultures, including the Hopewell, Mascouten and Ottawa tribes, who navigated the region, leaving trails that were later noted by early surveyors. The area’s settlement began in the 19th century, coinciding with the establishment of Kent County in 1831. Smith Lapham, an instrumental figure, arrived in 1843 and became the area’s first significant settler. Lapham’s dedication led to the construction of a sawmill along the Rogue River, attracting more pioneers to join him.
Initially known as Laphamville due to its association with Smith Lapham, the village was later renamed Rockford in 1866 following the arrival of the Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad. The name, suggested by a newcomer from Rockford, Illinois, reflects the shallow, rocky ford below the dam, where travelers crossed the river. As the railroad expanded, Rockford transformed into a bustling hub, earning recognition as a shopping destination for surrounding townships and communities.
Today, Rockford stands as a thriving city, proudly preserving its historical legacy while embracing modern amenities and progress. With its rich history, scenic landscapes and access to education and recreational opportunities, Rockford continues to be a cherished community full of small-town charm and urban convenience.
Many Rockford families have called their community home for generations. When seniors would benefit from additional assistance getting about their days, Boulder Creek is here with all the services they need, and our community is just down the block.
Boulder Creek Senior Living In Rockford, Michigan
Every single employee at Boulder Creek spends their days making sure residents get the most out of theirs. It’s their job, but it’s their passion, too. Who takes their coffee black? Who loves classic ‘60s rock? And who will find any excuse to talk about their grandkids? At Boulder Creek, we want to know.
Our community also holds unique, exciting life enrichment activities, so there’s something to look forward to every day. We offer a smile and a helping hand as residents go about their day, plus we offer any of the additional services they may need.
Boulder Creek also features a variety of unique amenities, including:
- Delicious chef-prepared meals
- Multiple open-concept floor plans
- Beauty salon and barbershop
- Library and business center
- Housekeeping services
- Pet-friendly accommodations
- And more
Our community offers two unique living options: assisted living and memory care.
With assisted living, residents receive 24/7 support with activities of daily living, including dressing, grooming and showering. We even provide additional services like coordination with health care providers, wellness checks, medication assistance, pet care and more.
For seniors experiencing Alzheimer’s, dementia or other memory impairments, memory care is there to provide intentional, personalized support. Our memory care team places an emphasis on forming relationships that nurture and support the effects of memory loss. We also offer specialized programming, activities, community spaces and more, specially designed with these residents in mind.
Enjoying The Greater Community
What is life at Boulder Creek really like? Take a look! Here are a few of the events, activities and adventures that our residents have enjoyed at our community.
- Lunch at a local restaurant!
We all enjoyed going out to lunch for a delicious meal and outing together. A special thank you for the excellent service at Russ’ Restaurant!
- Singing together!
It’s always a wonderful time when our good friend Anita comes in and entertains us. She plays piano, and we all sing hymns together.
- Making crafts!
We welcomed students from KCTC, and enjoyed their help in making some beautiful fall decorations for our resident’s apartments! They turned out really beautifully.
- Relaxing at our own spa!
There’s nothing like a fresh manicure! The residents had a great time choosing their colors, enjoying some pampering and spending the day at our very own Boulder Creek spa.
We’ll Be Your Guide
Whether you have a loved one who may benefit from services at Boulder Creek in Rockford or another one of our senior living communities across the country, we’re here for you.
All of us at StoryPoint Group are dedicated to providing the absolute best experience for the seniors and families we serve. Trusting someone with your loved one’s care is no small task, but we’re here to guide you every step of the way and help you make the decision that’s best for your family, together.
Just give us a call at 616-866-2911 to learn more about life at Boulder Creek senior living or 1-844-403-6569 to be connected to a StoryPoint Group community near you.