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Enjoy fun with neighbors in our resident-led activities or a community celebration hosted by our team. There's always something to do or keep busy with at The Fields at Arbor Glen.

Imagine life at The Fields at Arbor Glen. It is Saturday morning and you are enjoying a cup of coffee from your rocking chair on the patio of your new home. Your grandkids are playing in the nearby bocce ball courts and there is a friendly game of pickleball being played with friends. Feel the warm morning sun on your face as you engage in Tai Chi in the garden. Smell the food cooking on the community grill and feel the excitement of people headed over to the neighborhood potluck. Hear the sweet sounds of a harpist, pianist, or singers during special afternoon concerts as you listen with friends and family from the comfort of your new home.

Learn a new hobby or join that “group” you have been meaning to join. Meet people with similar interests and a zest for life just steps away from your front door. Grab a friend and take a boat cruise down the beautiful St. Croix River. Or pack a picnic and take an afternoon bike ride on one of our beautiful trails. Feel the comfort and warm welcome from the people of Lake Elmo as they greet you on your afternoon walks around The Fields at Arbor Glen and our nearby trail system.

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More than 17% of the U.S. population is 65 and older. That means every year more and more people are beginning the search for senior living. In the past, options for senior housing were limited. Fortunately, there are more senior living options available today than ever before.  

The idea of a one size fits all solution has been replaced by a variety of senior housing options designed to meet the care needs and personal preferences of older adults while preserving their independence and helping them make the most of their lives. 

Improvements in health care, nutrition and access to information have helped people to live longer, however, living longer doesn’t mean living life unchanged. As you age, you may need different housing accommodations, and the senior housing market has produced a variety of choices as broad as the market it serves. 

Navigating the different types of senior living can be challenging. That’s why it’s a good idea to get to know the different levels of senior living before you start your search.  

Independent Senior Living 

For those who want to live on their own, independent living provides the opportunity to live within a senior community without the work and worry of maintaining your home and yard. 

Independent senior housing options include apartments, townhomes, cooperatives, and condominiums with age restrictions - usually 55 and over, but sometimes 62+. You get the perks of home ownership without the maintenance and upkeep. You’ll enjoy life on your own, in your home within a community created for older adults and healthy aging. Fitness rooms, walking and bike trails, and community rooms for parties provide you with the perfect location to live your best life.  

Independent living located on the same "campus" an assisted living community lets you maintain your independence but leaves your options open. Your apartment home gives you access to the best of both worlds — the privacy and independence you want, with opportunities to join in community events, create a meal plan if desired; and live a maintenance-free lifestyle with the option to add personal care and services. If you are a resident of The Fields, you would move next door to Arbor Glen Senior Living when health services are needed.

Assisted Living 

Whether you need help with dressing, bathing, cooking, or cleaning, you can get care and services in your private apartment home. Assisted living may provide weekly housekeeping, a choice of meal plans plus the personal assistance that will help you live as independently as you can. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to engage in planned activities, field trips and weekly happy hours. Many who live in assisted living communities find that the social life is a real bonus! 

Memory Care 

For those living with memory loss, Alzheimer’s, or dementia, memory care neighborhoods—usually located within the assisted living community—offer uniquely designed apartments and specialized programming. Caregivers are specially trained to provide person-centered care and attention to individual care needs. Controlled access entrances and exits give families peace of mind. 


As you navigate different levels of senior living, in addition to finding a community that meets your care needs, you should also keep in mind that the location of the community is also important. Where do you want to live? Do you prefer the familiarity of your current location and want to find senior housing in your own community? Or do you look forward to moving closer to loved ones who may live in a different area? Perhaps you are interested in experiencing a new neighborhood altogether? Your personal preferences are an important factor in your decision. 


Finally, what is your budget? Many times, when you add up the day-to-day expenses of maintaining a home, meals, housekeeping, and utilities, you find that senior living communities are a wise choice.  

Whatever you need, Ebenezer is here to help. For more than 100 years, Ebenezer has provided trusted housing for seniors, and with more than 120 senior communities in six states, Ebenezer can help you!  

Not only does Ebenezer offer all types of senior living communities, but we are also affiliated with Fairview Health Services. This means you have a wealth of resources at your disposal. Call today to learn more and tour a state-of-the-art active senior community here at The Fields at Arbor Glen: 651-770-4443

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