What is distinctive about Sunnyside Communities?

There is a special rhythm to life at Sunnyside Communities that is like nowhere else. Our residents blossom in a maintenance-free lifestyle. They treasure special family moments. They make new friends readily. And they appreciate daily life in a community that is steeped in history but always looking toward tomorrow.

For more than 100 years, Sunnyside Communities has built a legacy of stability and trust, pioneering modern retirement living with a vibrant lifestyle. More than 800 residents, over three beautifully situated communities in Virginia, enjoy daily life with the perfect blend of amenities to meet their needs. Some of the conveniences residents experience include a fitness center, indoor pool, banking, restaurant, pharmacy, transportation, beauty salon, chapels and more.

The three distinctive, full-service, continuing care locations offer residents the opportunity to take charge of their own lifestyle with an ever expanding variety of fun and stimulating activities.


Located on over one-hundred acres in Harrisonburg, Sunnyside offers multiple living options in cottages, villas and apartments surrounded by breath-taking mountain views, vivid landscapes and award-winning amenities. A recent recognition for Sunnyside includes being named a “Best in Nursing Home” by U.S. News & World Report. Rich in history, culture and diversity, Harrisonburg and Rockingham County are home to approximately 115,100 residents.

Kings Grant

On over 120 acres, King’s Grant in Martinsville is worthy of an artist’s brush with its two lakes, lush green fields and wooded perimeter. Known as “Henry County’s largest family,” King’s Grant is a true neighborhood that offers its residents spacious cottages, garden homes, and one and two-bedroom apartments. Located in one of the country’s top ranked “micropolitan” areas, King’s Grant was named a winner of Virginia Living Magazine’s “Best of Virginia 2013.”

Summit Square

Nestled in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, Summit Square offers the small town charm of Waynesboro, which ranks among the country’s top “micropolitan” areas, with easy access to larger surrounding cities. Residents choose from apartment and patio homes to suit their needs. Summit Square is a 2013 winner of the Valley Favorites Award.

What kind of retirement communities are the Sunnyside Communities?

Sunnyside Communities is committed to Continuing Care which means changing health care needs will be met in one place for life. Whether you choose to live at Sunnyside, King’s Grant or Summit Square…independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing care are all there for you. Should your health needs change, Continuing Care means you never have to say good-bye to home and friends.

Who owns Sunnyside Communities?

Sunnyside Communities is a non-profit, faith-based retirement community that serves as the parent company for three communities – Sunnyside, King’s Grant and Summit Square. For more than 100 years, Sunnyside Communities has remained true to the mission and ministry of its founders – care and compassion to older adults.

What activities are available to residents?

If it’s a packed social calendar you want, then Sunnyside Communities is the right place for you. Planned, daily activities give you every opportunity to be as busy as you desire. Bus trips, outings, ballroom dancing, cooking classes, educational seminars, wine-tastings, special celebrations, apple butter making, movie nights, games, book clubs, concerts, and religious services are just a few of the activities residents enjoy. The creative staff at Sunnyside Communities is always open to adding new and exciting recreational, cultural, educational, spiritual, and social opportunities for its residents.

What are the health and wellness programs at Sunnyside Communities?

“Adding life to years” is what Sunnyside Communities is all about, and one way we achieve that mission is by offering award-winning health and wellness programs. From fitness classes to special workshops to community events and much more, Sunnyside Communities has a health and wellness program for you that incorporates the many dimensions of whole-person wellness – physical, spiritual, social, vocational, emotional, environmental, and intellectual. At Sunnyside Communities, there’s something for everyone!

Are pets allowed?

At Sunnyside Communities, your friends are our friends. We welcome wagging tails, tweeting birds and pets that purr. To learn more about how your pet will complement our communities, just contact Sunnyside, King’s Grant or Summit Square directly.

Can I bring my own furnishings and décor for my new home?

Simply put, make your living space your own. Sunnyside Communities encourages new residents to bring with them all the comforts of home and to decorate with their own individual and distinctive style. It is fun to rearrange and often refreshing to downsize, if that is your preference.