10 Hidden Perks of Living in Our Senior Communities

Commons area at senior living community

Before moving into a Cherrywood Pointe senior living facility, you or a loved one might be unsure of what to expect. It’s no wonder many future residents feel a bit overwhelmed — leaving behind a familiar home life and routine for something completely new is a life-changing experience. The good news is, life at Cherrywood Pointe provides convenience, comfort and new opportunities you won’t find at home.

At Cherrywood Pointe, every day brings pleasant surprises, and our residents are always discovering new things to enjoy in and around their homes. When weighing the pros and cons of long term care facilities, some of the advantages of life at Cherrywood Pointe may not be immediately obvious. Read on to learn about the perks that put smiles on our residents’ faces.

1. Unexpected Conveniences

There’s no getting around it — home life in Minnesota is usually plenty of work. One of the main reasons people move to Cherrywood Pointe is to eliminate the need for outdoor maintenance, but we take convenience a step further in our communities. Cherrywood Pointe residents rarely need to venture out into harsh weather conditions, because there are so many services and amenities right in their buildings.

Those who call Cherrywood Pointe home can leave many of their past responsibilities to our dedicated team, and focus on more enjoyable activities. For example, there is no need to brave the cold winter weather to retrieve the newspaper, which can be delivered directly to a resident’s door. Small conveniences like this add up, and many of our residents wonder why they put up with irksome tasks for so long before transitioning to their new lifestyles. Whatever passion project you’ve been putting off due to a lack of free time can become your new focus in our communities.

2. Transportation to Attractions & Appointments

Cherrywood Pointe residents enjoy access to community vans that make it easy to get from point A to point B. These vans complete a loop around the area surrounding Cherrywood Pointe, stopping at the destinations our residents may want to visit. We also do scheduled group outings to restaurants, plays and sports games, and we can provide affordable medical appointment transportation as well!

Not only do our rides for seniors provide a convenient way to get around, but they also ensure that our residents won’t need to worry about keeping a vehicle nearby or risk accidents on the road. Say goodbye to gas costs, insurance bills and vehicle maintenance — Cherrywood Pointe residents can get around without any of the hassles that come with driving when they rely on our senior transportation.

3. Short Walk to On-site Amenities

Running errands can be a drag at any age, but our facilities have on-site amenities that eliminate the need to travel far to get things done. Need a haircut? Take a short stroll to the salon and barbershop without ever leaving the Cherrywood property. How about a hearty dinner? Our chef-prepared meals with table-side service add simplicity to dining.

Here are a few other on-site amenities our residents enjoy:

  • Fitness center
  • Community rooms for special events
  • Arts & crafts room
  • Coffee bar & happy hour club room
  • Library (with computers)
  • Movie theater
  • Chapel
  • Card room with pool table

If you’d like to see any of these features for yourself, don’t hesitate to reach out to our helpful staff to schedule a tour!

4. Make Friends & Share Stories

Sometimes, it’s the simplest things in life that make the biggest impact on wellbeing. At Cherrywood Pointe, storytelling is a favorite pastime of many residents. Not only are these stories entertaining, but they can also be downright inspiring. Whether you’re conversing with a Navy veteran, feeling nostalgic with a former teacher, or swapping stories with a retired police officer, there is no shortage of new perspectives to discover at Cherrywood Pointe.

5. Delicious Meals

Dining area at senior living community

Dining at Cherrywood Pointe is similar to what you’d find at any favorite restaurant. Our residents enjoy fresh food prepared by an experienced chef on a daily basis. Every resident is served with tableside service — so their choice of cuisine always comes with a side of convenience!

Our meals are prepared from scratch and are diverse enough to satisfy a wide range of tastes. What’s more, our culinary staff gets to know our residents, taking their preferences into account when preparing a fresh, homemade meal. If a resident loves ice cream for dessert, you can bet that we’ll go out of our way to provide a few scoops at the end of their meal, just the way they like it. Go ahead, dig in!

6. Intellectual Endeavours

Cherrywood Pointe offers regular classes and seminars for seniors who would like to expand their skill sets and continue growing intellectually. Whether you’re hoping to learn more about finances, fitness, literature, health or another subject, you can find a class that suits your interests.

Education is a lifelong journey, and at Cherrywood Pointe, we provide the resources it takes to expand one’s horizons at any age.

7. Friendly Staff

We take pride in our empathetic approach to senior living. Every member of our staff truly cares about the wellbeing of our residents and the peace of mind we provide to family members. Our team is always available to address any concerns our residents are facing, and we will do everything we can to provide a healthy, happy and fulfilling life for everyone who calls Cherrywood Pointe home.

8. On-site Medical Care

Some Cherrywood Pointe residents face health issues that require extensive memory care or enhanced care, while others may be better suited for our senior living or assisted living lifestyle options. No matter the needs of a resident, one fact remains the same — we bring in many health care services to make dealing with changing health conditions a little easier to manage.

Many people are surprised to hear, not only do we have home care available 24/7, but we also bring in visiting physicians, traveling x-rays, and laboratory, audiology, vision and podiatry services. We work with pharmacies that deliver right to our nurses, making keeping up to date with medications a breeze. Our relationship with Fairview Health Services also means we have physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy in our communities on a regular basis.

9. Nature Nearby

Outdoor patio at senior living community

No matter which Cherrywood Pointe location you choose to live in, you will be within a short distance to postcard-worthy scenery. Before we build a new Cherrywood Pointe facility, we take the natural surroundings into account. Whether it’s a scenic lake, lush trails, plentiful parks or another type of outdoor escape, you don’t have to go far to experience natural serenity around a Cherrywood Pointe home.

Some of the top natural attractions near our communities include:

Forest Lake

Minnetonka

After building Cherrywood Pointe of Minnetonka, United Properties designated 54,905 sq. ft. (1.26 acres of the total 3.5 acre site) as a woodland conservation area — making a positive environmental impact for the City of Minnetonka and for the residents (and wildlife!) surrounding Cherrywood Pointe. Other nearby areas nature include:

Plymouth

Roseville on Cleveland

Roseville on Lexington

10. Music Therapy Sessions

We provide residents with music therapy to help them connect with neighbors, forget about daily stressors or simply to relax in a way that promotes creativity and fun. We invite musicians to perform for our residents who are encouraged to sing, dance or connect with the music however they like. Residents who attend music therapy feel a sense of joy after each session, as music provides a soothing form of relaxation that’s like no other form of therapy.

Learn More About Cherrywood Pointe

These are just ten of the advantages to life at Cherrywood Pointe, but in reality, the list is nearly endless. Every one of our residents enjoys something different about their experience, and it all comes down to personal taste. Wondering whether Cherrywood Pointe is the right community for you? Be sure to contact our team with any questions you have about life at one of our communities. We look forward to hearing from you!