Care in the name of Christ
Meeting the needs of Christian seniors
Since our first resident moved to Sierra Village in 1998, we have continually refined and adapted our approach to providing seniors with a community of fellowship and care. Decades of experience have made us experts at helping seniors age with grace and respect.
The Purpose of Sierra Village is to provide loving, compassionate care for all of our residents. Such care and service is given in the name of Christ with love and concern, respecting individuality, enhancing personal dignity, and meeting the needs of the whole person. All caregivers and support staff must share this mission of caring for those who cared for us. (Matthew 25:40)
We believe that the Bible directs us to care for and respect the elderly (Proverbs 23:22, 1 Timothy 5:8, et al.), and these beliefs underpin everything we do.
Our community was established in 1992 through the cooperation of six foundational Christian churches in the area (Visalia Christian Reformed Church; Trinity United Reformed Church; Tulare Community Church; First Christian Reformed Church of Hanford; Cornerstone Community Church of Chowchilla and Fresno Christian Reformed Church). We work to build on their legacy of community, independence, and Christian values.
Groundbreaking at Sierra Village commenced in 1996. Our community is strategically located next to Visalia’s Central Valley Christian K–12 school to encourage generational interaction and connection. Our Central Valley location keeps residents connected to honest, hardworking local families and the surrounding community. And we’re just a short drive from the ocean, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Yosemite and Sequoia National Park.
The Windmill is the hub of our community and has become a bit of a local landmark, as it is visible from the highway as you enter Visalia. The Windmill’s base is 46 feet tall, and its motor-driven sails are 65 feet in diameter. Together, the sails weigh about 9,000 pounds and rotate approximately 3.5 revolutions per minute. The design concept was done by Dutch Architect Jan VanGaale and was adapted by EBM Design in Visalia to meet local requirements. It was built by Bothof Construction.
The Windmill’s eight sided base is 26 feet in diameter and houses an informal coffee house where residents and friends gather twice daily (9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.) for coffee and fellowship. This informal coffee time makes it very easy for new residents to become acquainted with others living at Sierra Village.
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Our Village Center is available to residents and for Sierra Village sponsored functions. Birthdays, anniversaries, and family gatherings regularly happen here.
Residents enjoy the use of our library, game room, pool tables, and an exercise room. Musicians can use the organ and baby-grand piano at any time for their own enjoyment. And there is always a puzzle or two in progress and residents gather around the fireplace to visit or to read.
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