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Live well, live smart: Discover value-driven senior living near you



Considering a move to a senior living community may feel overwhelming as you ponder:

  • Amenities
  • Floor plans
  • Cost

Cost can be an especially important consideration as you begin planning a move. As part of the Presbyterian Homes & Services (PHS) family, Avinity communities provide a high value choice along with all the benefits of PHS. With a range of economical options, you can choose the perfect fit for your lifestyle.

As a resident at one of the six Avinity communities, you experience first-hand the care and dedication of the staff. With a focus on “honoring God by enriching the lives and touching the hearts of older adults,” your satisfaction is of utmost importance.

“One of the benefits of living at an Avinity community, is the access to all that PHS offers,” explained Beth Doce, regional director of sales and marketing. “For example, Scandia Shores offers an urban oasis. Even though it is located in the heart of Shoreview within steps you can find yourself in an amazing natural backyard. Residents enjoy the convenience of nearby freeways, restaurants and shops and can return home to tranquility.”

Scandia Shores – Shoreview, Minn.

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At this independent living community you will find generous apartment spaces with large walk-in storage areas. While many residents relax on their balconies during warmer months, others take advantage common areas like the patio or gazebo in the beautiful back lawn. This is a great place to build community whether that’s through social, recreational or volunteer opportunities.

Scandia Shores’ unique location encapsulates the beauty and feel of the countryside, while simultaneously maintaining the convenience of suburban life. This means proximity to numerous restaurant options and grocery stores, including Panino’s and Kowalski’s Market. Additionally, you can expect pleasant, nearby walking trails and be relieved to return to a maintenance-free home. If you’re looking to stay active during colder weather, take advantage of the fitness center enabling you to pursue any of your health goals.

This well-established community also has a makeover coming later this year! The remodel will bring a modernized look and feel. Included in the renovations will be new floors, furnishings, paint, light fixtures and artwork. Come join us for this new chapter at Scandia Shores!

Explore further to learn about the other fabulous Avinity communities in your neighborhood.

Throughout these other communities, you’ll find amenities such as:
• Libraries
• Creative spaces
• Fitness centers
• Garage parking
• Wood shops
• Billiards
• Salons

Mainstreet Village – Richfield, Minn.

Image of Mainstreet Village senior living community.

At Mainstreet Village, you will find an attractive, welcoming and vibrant senior living community Choose from independent living, assisted living or memory care. The community is conveniently located near shops, restaurants, medical clinics and bus lines.

Mill Pond Gables – Champlin, Minn.

Image of Mill Pond Gables independent living community.Welcoming community spaces and building amenities contribute to the elegant yet cozy atmosphere. With its proximity to walking paths and bike trails, the Mill Pond Gables’ location can’t be beat!

Riverwood Village – Cambridge, Minn.

Image of Riverwood Village independent living community.

Riverwood Village is an independent senior living community offering comfort, security and independence for adults age 55+. Welcoming common spaces and included amenities contribute to the elegant yet homey atmosphere at Riverwood Village.

The Wellington – Highland Park, Minn.

Image of The Wellington independent living community.

The Wellington offers independent senior living in Highland Park, a thriving urban neighborhood with nearby city services, recreation, shopping, churches and public transportation. Welcoming and nicely appointed common areas and an assortment of amenities enrich the active, independent life you choose to live.

WestRidge – Minnetonka, Minn.

Image of WestRidge independent living community.

At WestRidge, a variety of unique one- and two-bedroom apartments offer value and comfortable maintenance-free living. You’ll find attractive surroundings with convenient services, spiritual care, engaging activities and the companionship of friends and neighbors.

Experience more at an Avinity community

Take your next step to embracing a refreshingly manageable lifestyle where you can focus more on spending time with loved ones, cultivating new relationships and pursuing passions. It’s never too early to start searching for a senior living community that fits your location and financial preferences, so schedule your personal tour today!

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