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A Welcome From Our Leadership

Welcome to Royal Park Place. I’m glad you took the time to stop by, and I hope you’ll stay for a while and get to know our community better.

Royal Park Place is an ideal place to get the assistance you need. I’ve been the Community Manager here for over 25 years, and I’m grateful for the excellent reputation we’ve had for so long. Zeeland is a great place to live, close to so many towns, allowing family members to visit often. We have beautiful grounds with surrounding ponds, and inside, you’ll see residents engaged in an active lifestyle, with their choice of a variety of things to do.

While I know you’ll get a good idea of Royal Park Place from these web pages, I’d love for you to come for a visit so you can see for yourself how much we can offer you and your family. You can enjoy one of our delicious meals (with plenty of tasty options), stay for a hymn sing, or play pool with some of our residents. You’ll see why this is Retirement Living at a great value, and a place where you can age in place, living life to the fullest.

You see, we’re all family here. I really like every piece of our mission statement: “to enhance the lives of those we serve in the name of Jesus Christ.” For me, I think the word ‘enhance’ best describes our ministry. No matter who we are, or what our job description is, everyone has the opportunity to enhance lives. Good food, correct bills, fun activities, the right medications, fixed air conditioners, a prompt response to assistance, clean floors, a smile or kind word—all enhance lives. And that’s what we do here.

I know the search for the right place to live can be a difficult one, but I hope that search leads you to us. We’re friendly and helpful, and we’re happy to answer your questions. I hope to meet you soon.

Jeff Zylstra

Community Manager, Royal Park Place

Jeff Zylstra community manager

Meet our Community Manager

Jeff Zylstra

Jeff Zylstra graduated with a Psychology degree from Central College in Pella, Iowa and received his master’s degree in Gerontological Studies from Miami University. Jeff began working at Royal Park Place shortly thereafter in 1993, and became manager of Royal Atrium Inn when it was added in 1997. He is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator and licensed Real Estate Broker. Jeff and his wife Julie are Zeeland natives and have three children: Zach, Josh, and Hannah. He enjoys playing cards, singing, and hiking through our country’s National Parks.