Sunshine Gardens Senior Community Social Distance Update

With heightened concern and continued resident health and happiness as our first priority, internal measures are in place to ensure social distancing and all safety precautions humanly possible. Please enjoy the warmth of our hearts and website as we look forward to better days resuming. Thank you for visiting with us by phone and email!

Look at the bright side of Senior Community

Durango, Colorado

Sunshine Gardens West Assisted Living

Live safe, secure & active.

Enjoy a resident-centered community with an engaged lifestyle.

Country Home Memory Care

Live with dignity, respect & security.

Where family-owned meets family care.

Crystal River, Florida

Crystal River Memory Care

Live with dignity, respect & security.

Enjoy our charming and comfortable setting dedicated to memory care.

Sunshine Gardens Senior Community

Look at the bright side of senior living

Durango, Colorado

Sunshine Gardens West offers accommodations with an emphasis on high quality of life. Our residents are actively engaged, enjoying experiences with our local Senior Center and the Durango community. From restaurant-style dining and salon services to community events, we provide amenities that help keep life vibrant and exciting.

The residential charm of Country Home is uniquely dedicated to memory care, providing residents and their loved ones freedom of choice to live with dignity, respect and security. Individual resident health, nutrition and social activity is our daily priority.

Crystal River, Florida

Located in the heart of this charming Florida town, Crystal River Memory Care offers superb comfort and safety with each resident receiving personal attention from our memory care dedicated team. Enjoy our extensive service package, amenities, and lovely setting for visiting or relaxing.

Resident-Centered Community

Engaged Lifestyle

Well-Rounded Living

Services & Amenities

Medication Management


Pet Friendly

Events Calendar

About Us

I’m Robert Hilger. After 24 years in the landscape architecture and retail nursery business in Florida, I founded – and moved into – Sunshine Gardens.

Sunshine Gardens is all about being engaged in life, every day, in a genuine way. We work earnestly to provide warm, comfortable surroundings and offer a comprehensive scope of services and amenities to meet the dynamic needs of the aging individual. Our goal is to offer residents and their loved ones freedom of choice with dignity, respect, and security.

If you are considering living arrangements for yourself or a loved one, please call us. We look forward to meeting you, and telling you more about our resident-centered senior communities.

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“I feel so safe and secure knowing my mom is taken care of. She has lived here for several years, and I can sleep at night knowing she is loved and cared for in my absence. Sunshine Gardens is truly a home.”

~ Chessa Gill, Daughter of a Sunshine Gardens Resident

“My mom is cared for physically and emotionally in a manner that my dad would have been proud to give her. There is rarely a day that goes by that I don’t thank God she is there.”

~ Tamra Lavengood RN, BSN,MSN

“My mother’s Alzheimer’s Disease had progressed to the point that a secure facility of a modest size was the only situation which for her circumstances and, in fact, encouraged her to thrive.”

~ Karen Young

“The family wishes to thank the staff at Sunshine Gardens West and Country Home for the care and attention they gave to Fred for the last four years.”

~ The Family of Fred Kroeger

“Your kind, loving, gentle, and compassionate care during nearly eight years of our mother’s residence at Sunshine Gardens Country Home is so very much appreciated.”

~ The Family of Winona McClanahan

Local Resources

Alzheimer's Foundation of America

Providing support, services and education to individuals, families and caregivers affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias nationwide, and fund research for better treatment and a cure.

US Deptartment of Veteran Affairs

Providing veterans the world-class benefits and services they have earned – and doing so by adhering to the highest standards of compassion, commitment, excellence, professionalism, integrity, accountability, and stewardship.

Durango/La Plata Senior Center

Dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all adults age 60 years or older and helping them age with dignity and purpose. Through information, advocacy and service, they are committed to building a healthier community for all senior residents.

Infinity Rehab

Through the leadership of industry-recognized therapists, Infinity Rehab has grown to serve over 220 skilled nursing, assisted living, and independent living communities across fourteen states.

Durango Line Dancers

Over 55 and interested in line dancing? These dancers have been together since before the start of the new millennium. If you’re at least 55, you are invited to dance with them. They dance on Thursday afternoons. Visit their site to learn more.

Senior Lifestyle Magazine

A hub of news, information, and resources for all of us reaching our 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 100s, and those with aging parents.

Infinity Rehab
Dr. Cindiman Pinneke, DPT

Dr. Cindiman Pinneke, DPT, manages the Infinity Rehab outpatient clinic at Sunshine Gardens where she provides physical therapy services to our diverse members at Sunshine Gardens and to the Durango community. Dr. Pinneke specializes in lymphatic decongestive therapy, craniosacral therapy, and manual therapy, including visceral manipulation, strain-counterstrain and muscle energy and myofascial work. She has been practicing for 24 years working with clients ranging from 1 to 106 years of age. Her specialties include post traumatic and surgical edema, head injury treatment, and therapies for mechanical dysfunction of the pelvis and spine. Dr. Pinneke received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Des Moines University, and is a Colorado native and resident of Durango.

We are delighted to feature a physical therapy outpatient clinic conveniently located at Sunshine Gardens. A separate outside sidewalk entrance provides safety and privacy for our Sunshine Gardens residents.

To schedule an appointment or to speak to a therapist, please phone 970.375.1580.

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