A haven in the suburbs

A new senior living community in Richfield promises to fill a growing need.

Artist rendering of a Havenwood living room
Artist rendering of a Havenwood living room

Havenwood of Richfield — a new 88-unit senior living community — is opening in June on a relatively residential street, northeast of the I-494/I-35 interchange a block east of Lyndale Avenue.

Construction began in August on the three-story 115,000-square-foot senior residence, which will offer apartments in 19 different floor plans, including studio, one- and two-bedroom layouts.

Care options include independent living, assisted living and memory care, offered in 30 special suites.

Apartments will feature full kitchens with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, large windows, washers and dryers, in-unit climate controls and, in many cases, balconies.

Assisted living and home-care services are available to residents in their chosen apartments, along with other community perks, including a full-service dining room, a fitness center, spiritual services and an active schedule of social and wellness programming.

Kent Roers, principal at Roers Investments, said a boom in the senior population of Richfield and nearby cities in the next few years inspired the creation of the community, which allows folks to age in place, thanks to the continuum of care offered.

Roers said all senior demographics are expected to grow in Richfield and the surrounding area in the years leading up to 2020.

“Those 70 to 74 will grow at the greatest pace since the first baby boomers began retiring at 70 last year,” he said. “Those 75 and over — the age group most in need of full-service, senior-living options — will grow by 8.9 percent in the next four years alone.”

Long Lake-based Roers Investments — which partnered with Mesaba Capital Partners of Edina, CBS Construction of Champlin and Avinity, a Richfield-based nonprofit seniorcare organization — expects to open a second Havenwood location in Minnetonka in January 2019.

Havenwood exterior (artist rendering)
Havenwood exterior (artist rendering)

Amenities

  • Full-service dining room
  • Chef-prepared meals
  • Grab-and-go deli
  • Beauty salon
  • Four-season porch
  • Theater
  • Chapel / community room
  • Craft room
  • Fitness center featuring HUR equipment and Live2BHealthy training weekly
  • Library and game room
  • Guest suite
  • Underground heated parking
  • Chaplain
  • Non-denominational worship services
  • Dedicated activity coordinators for memory care as well as independent and assisted living residents
  • Home care and assisted living services available to residents in their chosen apartments
  • Smoke-free environment
  • Small pets welcome
Havenwood lobby
Havenwood lobby (artist rendering)

HAVENWOOD

WHERE: 245 76th St. W., Richfield

OPENING DATE: June 2018

OPENINGS: Yes

AGES WELCOME: 55 and older

NUMBER OF UNITS: 88 apartments, including 30 apartments in two memory care neighborhoods

COST RANGE FOR A SINGLE RESIDENT: Month-to-month leases are available with rates starting at $1,258 for studio apartments, $1,523 for one-bedrooms, $1,814 for one-bedrooms with dens and $2,105 for two-bedrooms. Rent includes a DirecTV package, wi-fi, water, sewer and trash removal. Residents pay for electricity and optional services such as underground parking and phones.

CARE OPTIONS: Home-care services are available on an a la carte basis. Assisted living starts at $2,800 per month, which includes an emergency pendant system, meals and snacks, daily reassurance checks, monthly vital signs monitoring, daily room tidying, weekly housekeeping, weekly laundry and linen changes.

PROPERTY OWNER: RM Senior Living Richfield LLC, 1964 West Wayzata Blvd, Suite 200, Long Lake, MN 55326.

INFO: havenwoodsenior.com or 612-260-9393

Havenwood kitchen (artist rendering)
Havenwood kitchen (artist rendering)