Sunrise Difference

What is the Sunrise Difference?

We’ve been caring for and serving seniors since 1981,* when Founders Paul and Terry Klaassen started with a simple vision – to create senior living that champions quality of life for all seniors. Today, we are one of the most experienced and innovative providers of senior living services in the world.

There’s no secret to our success. We believe that no two people are alike, and that no two residents require the same service. Because we never stop focusing on our residents’ individual needs, we offer a wealth of options to suit their lifestyle. Options include day-to-day assistance, tailored service and individualized care from our designated care managers. This resident-centered approach helps our residents maintain independance and dignity, even as their needs change. The way in which we provide the best possible lifestyle for each resident has set Sunrise apart for more than 35 years.*


The Sunrise Story

Sunrise has served seniors and their families for more than 35 years.* It all started with a simple vision: to create senior living that champions the quality of life for all seniors. Learn more about how the first Sunrise was started and has since grown to be the international company it is today.

The Sunrise Signature Experience

There are Sunrise communities from coast to coast, but every last one shares a number of welcoming features to enrich our residents’ quality of life. They range from the simple pleasure of dogs and cats in our communities to the special touches that make Sunrise a welcoming environment.

Our Mission, Principles and Values

At every Sunrise community, team members are trained to understand the value of our Mission, Principles of Service and Core Values, and are encouraged to be guided by them in everything they do.

*Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. was founded in 1981. The Canadian subsidiary, Sunrise North Senior Living, Ltd. operates the Canadian Sunrise communities.