History

St. Ann’s was formally founded in 1951 by the Carmelite Sisters of The Divine Heart of Jesus after Bishop Francis Haas, of the Diocese of Grand Rapids, invited the Sisters to open a “Home for the Aged” in the diocese. The original St Ann’s Home was established on the corner of Madison and Wealthy streets on the near Southeast Side.

Seeing a continued need for expansion the Carmelite Sisters, in 1967, built the present St Ann’s on 23 acres on Grand Rapids’ West Side. The campus offers tree-lined walks and gently rolling hills. The picturesque facility is designed with residents needs first and creates a feeling of home and family. Whether a resident chooses a novel from the library; visits with friends in the salon; enjoys culinary creations in the dining room; or participates in scheduled activities, he or she will find fulfillment and peace.