A legacy of innovative care for older adults
A faith-based commitment to Benevolent Care as a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization.
United Methodist Retirement Communities (UMRC) and Porter Hills share a lot in common, including the vision of our faithful founders representing the United Methodist Church and the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Grand Rapids. Each of them not only imagined, but planned and created a better way to care for older adults.
UMRC was founded in 1906 by a group of Methodist pastors and lay leaders who envisioned a way to provide a lifetime of caring and dignity for older adults.
Porter Hills was founded in 1970, bringing to life the vision of pastors and members of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Grand Rapids to provide the highest quality of care and services for older adults.
Now as Brio Living Services, our organization maintains its faithful mission. We believe in inclusiveness, and our communities and services are open for all.
The Porter Hills Foundation was officially established in 1995 as a separate 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization to serve as the fundraising arm for Porter Hills. Likewise, the UMRC Foundation was created in 1998 to raise funds for UMRC. With Benevolent Care as its cornerstone, the combined UMRC-Porter Hills Foundation supports the faith-based mission and guiding beliefs of Brio Living Services.