History

1979 — Representatives of a number of churches of the Reformed faith in the area initiate the effort to form an Association to seek members from area churches of the Reformed faith that will support the establishment of a Christian retirement home in Kalamazoo.

1983 — The Kalamazoo Area Christian Retirement Association (KACRA) purchases Park Village Pines, a retirement community built in 1979.

1994 — 25 acres bordering the west end of our campus was purchased.

1990s — Park Village Pines begins to broaden its scope of service from being a retirement home to an assisted living facility providing care for all seniors of the Kalamazoo area.

2000 — Crystal Woods, a 20-room memory care community was opened on the southeast edge of our campus property.

2005 — A 20-room addition on the west side of the original Park Village Pines was opened which featured larger rooms and two suites.

2011 — Oakview Terrace, a state-of-the-art residential community of 30 beds offering specialized care which connected Park Village Pines and Crystal Woods, was opened on the northeast edge of our property.

2014 — A 5-bed addition to Crystal Woods with updates to the nurses station and resident spa room.