Meadow Lakes soars above and beyond the ordinary to cultivate beauty, joy, and meaning in our residents’ lives every day.
Community That Cares
Community Life at Meadow Lakes | Rochester, Minnesota
Living With Friends
We’ve crafted a lifestyle for seniors that engages mind, body, and spirit. We’ve built a community that brings everyone together. We embrace and honor each individual by learning their stories and bringing their dreams to life.
Share a laugh and a conversation over a delicious meal. Create memories with friends on a town trip to see the show, or during a class with your neighbors. Community life at Meadow Lakes is filled with special moments to be enjoyed together.
At Your Service
A cheerful greeting by name. A bright smile and a comforting pat on the back. Your coffee and newspaper, just the way you like it, at just the right time.
We call it rolling out the Red Carpet—it’s our attention to detail and personalized service that makes each resident and guest at Meadow Lakes feel valued and cared for. We aim to treat everyone who comes through our doors as though they are the most important person in the world.
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Dreams Come True
There’s no time like the present to try a new adventure, revisit memories, or bond with friends and family. Your dream may be big, or small. It may be riding a horse for the first time, attending a sporting event with grandkids, or revisiting a childhood home.
Your dreams are important to us because they are important to you. They are what make you unique.
Our signature Dare To Dream program recognizes the special hopes and aspirations of our residents–and then makes them a reality! We aim to make at least one resident’s dream come true each month in our community.
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Take Flight Each Day
Staying involved in meaningful activities every day keeps people happy and healthy. The Finest Living Years or FLY program is our personalized approach that encourages and inspires each resident to thrive.
We focus on our residents’ histories, accomplishments, lifestyles, hobbies, interests, and dreams–and use what we learn to craft a customized plan to keep each community member:
- Active in body and mind
- Engaged in the community
- As capable as possible
Stories From Our Community
Ken spent 42 years as a University Professor and during that time he served as the official bell ringer for the university’s annual outdoor track and field event. Ken and his wife Betty are still avid fans of track and field, and were excited when Jaybird’s Dare To Dream program offered them the opportunity to attend last year’s meet. While there, Ken reunited with many of the officials he worked with at past events, and they helped make his dream come true – ringing the track meet bell one more time.
This afternoon, residents taking part in a program on the second floor were surprised to see a Police car pull into the parking lot. They could scarcely believe their eyes as they saw one of our residents, 90-year-old Georgie, being escorted to the police car by two officers!
They soon realized that one of the officers was Georgie’s grandson, and the police had come to take Georgie on her Dare to Dream outing–a ride in a real police cruiser with its lights and sirens on!
After riding through town, talking on the radio with Dispatch, and even passing by the county jail, the officers brought Georgie back home. Some of her fellow residents asked her if she had been “frisked,” and of course Georgie had to answer, “No!”
Connie is a 65-year-old-resident who loves Harley Davidson motorcycles. When Connie sees or hears a Harley coming down the road she lights up like a Christmas tree every time–she can barely contain her excitement. Connie used to ride with her husband when she was younger, and she loves talking about her experiences on the back of a Harley.
She was a part of a group that used to ride each weekend. Connie will tell stories of riding for fundraisers, riding to see the scenery and mostly just riding for fun! For her Dare To Dream, we reached out to the local HOG motorcycle club chapter and surprised Connie with one more ride. Her excitement was beautiful! Connie giggled like we have never seen. Connie put on the leather jacket and helmet, hopped on the back of a bike and rode. While she was on the back of the Harley she never stopped smiling and laughing. Connie’s love for Harleys is special, and it was a joy for everyone involved to bring her dream to life.
Active Living For Everyone
Are you an artist or craftsperson? A lifelong learner? A music lover? An exercise enthusiast? Or is a conversation over a game of Yahtzee your idea of an afternoon well spent? At Meadow Lakes you’ll find endless activities to enjoy your days to the fullest.
Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:30 AM
- Chair Chi
Every Tuesday at 2:00 PM
- Catholic Mass
Every 2nd and 4th Thursday at 10:00 AM
- Catholic Rosary
Every 1st and 3rd Thursday at 10:00 AM
- Beverage Cart
Every weekday at 3:00 PM