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10 Independent Living Communities in the Lakeville Area

The Fountains at Hosanna

Caring for mind, body and spirit

  •  9850 163rd Street West, Lakeville, MN 55044
  • Offering countless programs and opportunities to nurture spirituality, increase physical and mental fitness, enhance a sense of well-being and encourage socializing
  • Care teams including nurse practitioners, geriatric physicians and other providers who offer care on site
  • Wi-Fi based Healthsense® technology which helps communicate and resolve any client's potential health and safety issues
  • “Aging in Place” services that adapt to your changing needs while you stay in your apartment
  • Our Life Long Learning program, offering many opportunities for personal growth and creative expression

Brookdale Edina

Exceptional Senior Living

  •  3330 Edinborough Way, Edina, MN 55435
  • Spacious one- and two-bedroom style plans to suit every taste
  • Our full-service dining program offers three meals a day, prepared fresh and served by our friendly, well-trained wait staff.
  • Our housekeeping staff will clean your apartment the way you want it cleaned every week.
  • Our trained and licensed transportation staff provides door-to-door services to popular shopping, restaurants, and services in the community.
  • With a variety of programs, outings and/or events daily, there's always something fun and exciting to do.

Summit Place

An active 62 and better living community for seniors in Eden Prairie with the care options and amenities seniors deserve

  •  8501 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
  • Roomy apartment homes and townhomes with beautiful views
  • Organized social activities, cultural events and community outings
  • Fully staffed wellness program, including aerobics
  • Evening meals in the elegant dining room
  • Priority access to Assisted Living and health care services at all locations

Village Shores

Promoting Wellness for a Vibrant Life

  •  6501 Woodlake Drive, Richfield, MN 55423
  • Village Shores' apartment homes are some of the largest in the Twin Cities and were designed for today's active seniors.
  • Transportation to scheduled events and local medical appointments
  • Common areas including library, billiard room and community room with big-screen television
  • Guest rooms for overnight guests
  • Underground heated parking

Parkshore

Promoting Wellness for a Vibrant Life!

  •  3663 Park Center Boulevard, St. Louis Park, MN 55416
  • Spacious apartment homes with beautiful views
  • A vibrant community of residents and staff
  • Conveniently situated near shopping and activities
  • Beautifully landscaped grounds with outdoor patios and gardens
  • It's no wonder our residents are so happy here!

Cerenity Senior Care - Marian of Saint Paul

Caring With Compassion.

  •  225 Frank Street, St. Paul, MN 55106 $
  • The Residence at Marian of Saint Paul features assisted living and independent living apartments.
  • The Care Center offers skilled nursing, transitional care, enhanced assisted living and memory care assisted living.
  • The DayAway adult day center is adjacent to the Care Center.

New Perspective Carlson Parkway

Offering Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care

  •  500 Carlson Pkwy., Minnetonka, MN 55305
  • Studio and one bedroom floor plans available
  • Three nutritious, freshly prepared meals daily
  • Drinks and snacks provided throughout the day
  • Wellness and fitness center
  • Private courtyards and patio

Vicksburg Crossing

Welcome to Vicksburg Crossing - The right choice for today's seniors.

  •  3155 Vicksburg Lane, Plymouth, MN 55447
  • Designed for adults 55+, Vicksburg Crossing apartments combine charm with thoughtful details.
  • Heated underground parking
  • Library/computer room
  • Community and exercise room
  • Innovative floor plans provide convenience and style

Calibre Chase

A Secure, Satisfying & Pleasant Lifestyle for Independent Seniors

  •  6315 55th Ave N, Crystal, MN 55428
  • Spacious floor plans w/Screened balconies & Fully equipped kitchens
  • Underground parking in a heated garage with a car wash
  • Community Room with fireplace and kitchen
  • Heat and water included in rent
  • A full calendar of activities, events and games

What are Retirement Communities?
Retirement communities are often also called independent living communities, because they are designed for seniors who are able to live independently, with no need for daily personal or medical care. They are generally mid-to large-sized campus-style communities that offer a wide variety of activities and conveniences for residents.

If this sounds similar to an active adult or 55+ community, that is because retirement and active adult communities share some core commonalities. These often include providing exterior home and lawn maintenance, planned social activities, communal spaces and outdoor amenities such as tennis courts, golf courses or swimming pools. The benefits of living in a retirement community are generally the same as living in other types of senior housing: more opportunities for social engagement, more free time to spend pursuing hobbies and low-maintenance living. Retirement communities take low-maintenance living to an even higher level than active adult communities, because the following are often included, with other services available a la carte:

• Meals – 3x/day, served in a dining room
• Linen and laundry service
• Housekeeping
• Interior home maintenance
• Scheduled transportation to shopping, medical appointments and other errands
• 24-hr staff and onsite-healthcare in case of emergency

As in most types of senior housing, the size and style of home varies from community to community, from studio apartments to large villas, often with many styles available within the same campus. While the homes may differ in size, most will have features that are designed with seniors in mind, such as:

• One-level living
• Wide doorways
• Walk-in showers
• Low thresholds
• Emergency call systems

And while every community is unique, many will offer the same types of amenities and benefits to residents, all aimed at allowing them to live easier, more engaged and fulfilling lives. Most retirement communities provide an even broader range of amenities than those found in active adult communities, including:

• Daily scheduled activities, fitness classes or crafts
• On-site salons, libraries and chapels
• Game rooms
• Theaters
• Community meeting spaces such as club houses and bistros
• Private dining rooms for special family meals
• Community excursions

Some independent living communities are located within larger campuses that also offer assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care services; these campuses are called Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs). They offer a full range of senior care to residents as they age and their health needs change. CCRCs allow residents to age in place, and stay within the same overall community, as they move from one level of care to the next. A CCRC is especially helpful if one spouse has different care needs than the other. Even if one spouse is in a higher-level care facility, couples are still close enough to see each other every day and are able to enjoy the same amenities and activities.

Use our US map above to begin your search for the best retirement communities for you or your loved one.