• • • • • Welcome to SunPorch • • • • •

A place you can call home filled with the warmth of the sun,
and a spot on the porch for fellowship with a good friend!

SunPorch is a vibrant, caring community of elders……we are your neighbors, your mothers, fathers, uncles and aunts……we have not disengaged but continue to live our lives to the fullest each and every day…..and we continue to contribute to the town around us. The SunPorch campus consists of skilled nursing care based on the Green House model, (www.thegreenhouseproject.org) a unique model that provides services to 11 persons in one building. The building is licensed by the state and federal government as a skilled nursing home. It is designed with private rooms, comforts of home and a philosophy of wellness, rehabilitation, freedom, nurturing, and safety. Each day our elders set their own schedule, pursuing a hobby or personal activity or having lunch with a friend at the local café. Our goal is to facilitate the elders’ independence and ability to pursue their interests. Our staff are provided intensively trained and empowered to carry out their services compassionately and competently.

New Home

The Green House Model

Direct and open access to all areas of home, both inside and outside
Direct and open access to all areas of home, both inside and outside
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Private bedroom and full bath to support full expression of personal rhythms
Private bedroom and full bath to support full expression of personal rhythms
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Hearth area with open kitchen, dining and living areas centered around a fireplace
Hearth area with open kitchen, dining and living areas centered around a fireplace
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Personal caregivers cook meals in the elders home and elders have 24-hour access to food
Personal caregivers cook meals in the elders home and elders have 24-hour access to food
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One dining table creates a sense of belonging and community with everyone, including personal caregivers, family and guests joining together to share a meal
One dining table creates a sense of belonging and community with everyone, including personal ca...
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Spa area with a residential design
Spa area with a residential design
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Recent News

Moving Day
December 20, 2019
On October 1, 2019 staff and elders moved out of the Smith County Memorial Long Term Care into their new home at SunPorch of Smith County located at 920 East Kansas Ave. Smith Center, ...
SunPorch of Smith County Open House
December 20, 2019
Tammy Pettijohn, Administrator speaking on Behalf of SunPorch SunPorch of Smith County held a Ribbon Cutting for their 7.3-million-dollar campus.  Funded by a USDA Rural Development...
SunPorch of Smith County Project on Schedule; Community’s Help Sought
SunPorch of Smith County Project on Schedule; Community’s Help Sought
February 11, 2019
The construction of SunPorch of Smith County has reached the half-way mark, with completion expected this spring.“The project is moving right along but we still need the community’s hel

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