About the Community

Avista Sun City West
12820 W Beardsley Rd
Sun City West, AZ 85375
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Avista Sun City West is a dedicated Memory Care community serving the residents of Sun City West and its surrounding areas such El MirageSun City and Surprise. With three separate secure cottages with 16 apartments each, you receive a smaller neighborhood feel, while also sharing a common large backyard space for walking and enjoying nature. Each cottage has been designed with amazing dining, living and activity spaces to help create meaningful days, every day!

Meet Sherylea

Sherylea Downes, an Iowa native, began her senior living industry career in 2013 when she moved to Arizona and has been in love with the people ever since. While in Iowa, Downes worked for some incredible non-profit organizations such as the American Cancer Society and Mercy Medical Center, however, she always knew senior living was where her heart lied. When the opportunity presented itself for her to move to Arizona, she knew she was heading in the right direction in her career. “As much as I enjoyed my time as a professional fundraiser in Iowa, I knew this career path was right for me.” Sherylea enjoys offering solutions that provide families with comfort and peace of mind.

Virtual Tour

Can’t make it to visit our community in person? Click here for an interactive virtual tour on your computer or smartphone.


We take great pride in our Dining Program at Avista Senior Living. Our Dining Services Directors lead trained team members who enjoy culinary arts and love to serve our residents. We provide three delicious meals throughout the day, and our team can accommodate a variety of specific dietary needs. Whether it’s a made to order breakfast or the many options offered daily, variety is readily available and our servers deliver a smile to each table.

Our residents look forward to each meal not only for the delicious food but for the time to gather with friends. We love having family and friends dine with us, especially on festive occasions such as birthdays and holidays. Prospective residents are invited to enjoy a complimentary meal when touring any of our Avista communities!

Life engagement

At Avista at Sun City West, we understand that an active lifestyle is healthy for mind and body. Also, wholesome interaction with others promotes feelings of belonging and friendship. Our activities are geared to the interests, wants, and needs of our residents. With input from our residents, the Activity Directors coordinate and lead a full calendar of activities at each of our Avista communities.

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