MCLEAN, Va., March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunrise Senior Living (NYSE:SRZ) announced today its second annual Tour of Homes, showcasing resident suites at more than 250 of its senior living communities throughout the United States and Canada. Running Sunday, March 18, through Saturday, March 24, the Tour of Homes events are open to the public and visitors will receive a complimentary copy of Sunrise's Comforts of Home Design Guide with tips from HGTV's Emily Henderson. "At Sunrise, we want each of our residents to feel at home, which includes helping them personalize their suite to reflect their interests, tastes and needs," said Laura McDuffie, head of Operations for Sunrise. "Whether it's bringing in their favorite piece of furniture or helping them display precious belongings that hold so many memories, we support each of our residents in making their new space their own. During the Tour of Homes, we invite guests to visit the community and explore our residents' suites to learn more about the Sunrise Signature Experience." The Tour of Homes will allow visitors to hear directly from residents about their life at Sunrise. Each community has selected multiple unique suites with resident hosts ranging from pianists, who still practice their craft at the community, to veterans, whose suites are filled with medals and history. Expanding on its longtime dedication to creating homelike environments for seniors, Sunrise this year launched a partnership with HGTV Designer and Host Emily Henderson to create tools and offer tips that help seniors and their families design spaces to address the changes caused by aging, as well as support the transition from a larger home to apartment-style living. Tips, design ideas and product recommendations from Emily Henderson and Sunrise can be found in Sunrise's Comforts of Home Design Guide and online at www.sunriseseniorliving.com/design. Tour guests will also witness firsthand all of the special touches our residents enjoy each day through the Sunrise Signature Experience. Visitors will receive sample treats from Sunrise's culinary professionals, learn more about the life-enriching activities offered and meet the community cat and dog. To schedule your tour at a community near you, go to www.sunriseseniorliving.com/tour. About Sunrise Senior Living Sunrise Senior Living, a McLean, Va.-based company, employs approximately 31,600 people. As of December 31, 2011, Sunrise operated 311 communities located in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, with a unit capacity of approximately 30,700 units. Sunrise offers a full range of personalized senior living services, including independent living, assisted living, care for individuals with Alzheimer's and other forms of memory loss, as well as nursing and rehabilitative services. Sunrise's senior living services are delivered by staff trained to encourage the independence, preserve the dignity, enable freedom of choice and protect the privacy of residents. To learn more about Sunrise, please visit http://www.sunriseseniorliving.com. Contact: Sara Abriatis Corporate Communications (703) 744-1829 SOURCE Sunrise Senior Living, Inc.