Our Story

at Vista Grande Villa

Jackson's Senior Destination Choice for More Than Five Decades.

Vista Grande Villa has been providing residential and care services to seniors in the Jackson region for more than 50 years. As a not-for-profit organization, we offer a close-knit family of continuum care services under one roof—independent living, assisted living, memory care, short-term rehabilitation, long-term skilled nursing care, and respite care—allowing residents to age-in-place as care needs progress.

More than ordinary. Extraordinary.

We’re not your average senior living community. Managed by Kauhale Healthcare, careful oversight ensures our community delivers quality services, premium accommodations, and personalized senior care with a focus on individual choice and dignity. At Vista Grande Villa, we pride ourselves on being more than just a place to live. We’re a supportive community, a safe haven, and a vibrant place to call home; a space where seniors of all interests and abilities can grow and thrive.

Our History

  • Founded

    Founded by Rev. Charles & Mrs. Donna Berry, of the Sycamore Baptist Church, to meet the growing need for care and assistance for the area elderly.

  • Named

    The Vista Grande Villa name was derived from a reflection Mrs. Berry had on a trip to a beloved mountain retreat named Vista Grande—meaning beautiful or grand view. Villa was added to the name to represent the plans for apartments or cottages to eventually be built.

  • Ground Breaking

    Ground breaking took place on September 27, 1970 for what is now Vista Grande Villa. In attendance for the brief program were local government units, as well as several area ministers who represented the Vista Grande Villa Advisory Council.

  • Ox-Roast

    In the summer of 1971, an ox-roast was held on the property to acquaint prospective residents and interested persons.

  • 1971

    4 models apartment homes were finished and ready to show.

  • 1971

    Care Center and kitchen were first to operate in 1971; Apartments, game rooms, laundries and the All-Purpose Room followed.

  • 1972

    June, 1972, first residents moved into the Villa apartments.

  • 1998

    Extensively renovated and refurbished.

  • 2002

    32 Independent Living Carriage Homes opened.

  • 2002

    Assisted Living and Memory Care Neighborhoods opened

  • 2022

    Kauhale Health assumes management of Vista Grande Villa.