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Best of Minneapolis Senior Living 2016

Quality care in a supportive environment along with access to social activities and amenities are important factors when choosing a senior community. has the resources and tools to help you find top-rated living centers for seniors. We base our ratings on reviews by residents, family members, friends, and visitors. Take a look at the award selection criteria we use here, which was used in determining the 2016 Best of Senior Living award winners in the Minneapolis area.

Assisted Living Communities in the Minneapolis Area

Assisted living communities are the perfect choice for seniors who are still active but need some help with day-to-day activities such as housekeeping, laundry, cooking, transportation, and personal care.

Sunrise Senior Living of Edina, located in a friendly neighborhood in the suburbs surrounding Minneapolis, offers residents several living care arrangement plans. Sunrise of Edina’s assisted living services include helping seniors with daily living activities such as bathing, continence management, and taking medications. Amenities at the pet-friendly complex include craft classes, movie night, and tai chi.

Reviewers have given high marks to Sunrise of Edina, voting it among the Best of Senior Living two years in a row, in 2015 and again in 2016, for assisted living. One reviewer wrote, “We are very pleased with Sunrise of Edina. Staff is friendly, facility is clean, and food is great as well. Overall a great place to live.”

Lighthouse of Columbia Heights is conveniently located east of Minneapolis and provides a wide range of programs to meet the needs of seniors. Assisted living services are designed to promote a lifestyle that supports “freedom of choice and independence” while helping residents with their “activities of daily living (ADL).” Social events and entertainment are just a few of activities that seniors can enjoy.

Reviewers have voted Lighthouse of Columbia Heights among the Best of Senior Living in 2013-2014 and again in 2016 for assisted living. Many have commented about the wonderful community atmosphere with one reviewer who wrote, “The staff seemed genuinely friendly and really appeared to care about the residents.”

The Waters of Plymouth, located west of Minneapolis near Highway 55, is an assisted living community where seniors can enjoy a variety of programs, outings, and events. Activities include exercise classes, social hours, day trips and cultural excursions. Floor plan choices include 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom units. Amenities include a restaurant, salon, and creative studio. The complex is pet-friendly.

The Waters of Plymouth was awarded Best of Senior Living two years in a row, in 2015 and 2016, for assisted living. Positive comments include one reviewer who wrote, “The food is outstanding. The staff at the Waters is just absolutely marvelous. I feel very comfortable with my parents there.”

Summit Place Senior Campus in Eden Prairie, located southwest of Minneapolis, is an assisted living complex that has individual apartments with a full array of features. Residents have access to a wide range of programs and activities as well as an onsite library, bistro and general store, beauty, and barbershop, walking paths, free local transportation, and the Summit Club Health and Fitness Center.

Summit Place Senior Campus has been awarded Best of Senior Living for previous years including 2013-2014, 2015, and most recently in 2016 for their assisted living services. Positive posted comments by reviewers highlight the excellent staff, variety of activities, and great food.

You can see the complete list of 2016 Best of Senior Living award winners, including winners in the Minneapolis-area cities and towns of Edina, Eden Prairie, Columbia Heights, and Plymouth here.

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