About Our Community
We have promised ourselves that we shall always treat our residents as we would our own loved ones. Nothing less than our best will do.
This is the promise that the staff at Emeritus at Sunrise Creek – and throughout Brookdale Senior Living communities – has shared since our community first opened its doors. It’s a simple promise to be compassionate and kind, understanding and respectful – a promise to become extended family to the seniors entrusted in our care and to our retirees who have chosen our Montrose, Colorado assisted living, memory care and retirement living community for its active lifestyle.
The Perfect Location
Emeritus at Sunrise Creek is set on fourteen acres of beautifully landscaped grounds with walking paths surrounding the main building and exterior cottages. The community is centrally located with miles of local walking trails, parks, and bike paths just outside the entrance. An interior open courtyard is complete with pond, circular path, raised planters, flowering plants, and seating.
Adjacent to the community is a large pasture, which is home to horses, wild deer, fox and other animals. Emeritus at Sunrise Creek is surrounded by the towering San Juan and Cimarron mountain ranges to the south and the Black Canyon National Park to the east – both are visible from the community and provide a majestic backdrop.
The town’s hospital, physician’s offices, and other medical services are a short drive, the performing arts center, the Montrose Pavilion and Senior Center, is just down the street, and several national chain retail stores and shopping centers are nearby. The downtown area is thriving with locally owned businesses and restaurants and is home to the farmer’s market and weekly Main in Motion event during the summer months hosting numerous street vendors and outdoor entertainment.
A Wonderful Selection
Emeritus at Sunrise Creek offers 71 assisted living apartments of various sizes on two floors, 24 memory care semi-private suites, and 14 retirement living cottages. Amenities include a spacious dining room with “restaurant” style seating, a private dining room which can be reserved for large parties, a stocked library, pool table, card tables, media room, 1950s inspired diner, outdoor interior courtyard, van transportation to errands and medical appointments, and free use of two laundry rooms.
Strong, Caring Professional Relationships
Emeritus at Sunrise Creek maintains a strong relationship with area hospitals, nursing homes and rehabilitation centers. We are a member of the Senior Resource Councils in both Montrose and Delta, a member of the Montrose Association of Commerce and Tourism, and highly active in fundraising efforts for the Western Slope Alzheimer’s Association.
Emeritus at Sunrise Creek is unlike any other community in our area – the staff is loving, respectful, energetic, and work together to maintain the highest standards of care. The management team at Sunrise Creek has been in place since the opening in 2007 and our caregiver staff has very little turnover.
The caregivers choose to work here because they all have a genuine interest in making Emeritus at Sunrise Creek the best home-like community for our residents. Our life engagement staff “interviews” each new resident and asks about the events that shaped their lives, their likes and dislikes, and discovers the little things that make each person unique in an effort to best serve their emotional, spiritual, and physical needs.
Our Community Lifestyle
A Wonderful Active Lifestyle
Emeritus at Sunrise Creek offers numerous daily activities for resident enjoyment including six day a week exercise classes, twice a week church services, bridge, bingo, baking, sing-alongs, current event discussion group, live entertainment, happy hour cocktails, ladies’ coffee and chat, men’s coffee group, spa treatments like manicures and pedicures, educational speakers, errands and shopping. During holidays the common areas are decorated for the season, the kitchen staff puts on fabulous buffets, and there are numerous additional activities for residents and family members.
Partnering with the Local Neighborhood Community
Emeritus at Sunrise Creek participates in and hosts many public events including the Christmas Angel Tree program, a Christmas craft bazaar, senior art classes, a chocolate and wine event to raise funds for Parkinson’s research, our own anniversary party and dance, plus we sponsor a table at the Altrusa International of Montrose spring luncheon fashion show and decorate a themed-tree for Altrusa’s holiday winter fundraiser.
Each year Sunrise Creek is host to an elegant dinner and silent auction with all proceeds going to Alzheimer’s research and is also the host site for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in the summer. We regularly invite the local Alzheimer’s Association director to hold educational seminars in our community, as well as local physicians, other healthcare professionals, veterans benefits officers, travel enthusiasts, authors and other community leaders.
The dining at Emeritus at Sunrise Creek is restaurant style – no assigned seating, our staff takes your order at the table, and choices and alternates are available. Breakfast consists of one main alternating with eggs, bacon, sausage and gravy, fresh fruit, pancakes, hash browns, toast, or French toast. Cold cereals, oatmeal, cream of wheat, fruit and yogurt are always available. Lunches and dinners have a main and alternate choice, but if you wish, there are standards always available like sandwiches, salads, or soups.
Dessert is available at both lunch and dinner. Emeritus at Sunrise Creek’s dining service director Tony Manzanares has a culinary degree from Western Colorado Institute and has been managing restaurant and hotel kitchens for 30 years. The Emeritus at Sunrise Creek kitchen staff develops fabulous fresh buffets at major holidays, offers summer-time cookouts, and provides appetizers and meals for public events and community parties and fundraisers.
Several residents and the ED at Sunrise Creek took instruction on how to paint a landscape. The class was taught by a local group – the Pickled Painter – who offer group instruction in a fun atmosphere. The Pickled Painter gals were kind enough to bring the fun to us and we turned out some [...]
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Snowmen and Smiles at Sunrise Creek It’s been snowing a lot in Montrose and it’s been very cold. So, instead of going outside to make snowmen, we made sock snowmen inside, where it was warm. We filled the socks with rice, tied off sections for the body, and turned the top inside out to make [...]
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