TowerLight on Wooddale

Innovative living community offers a wide array of housing options for seniors.
“Grandfriends” Mavis McMillen and Gus Morrow work on a project together at TowerLight. Teacher Debbie Barnett and Elliana Toche (left) join in the fun.

A long winter takes its toll on nearly all of us in Minnesota, but it can be especially tough for seniors isolated from family and friends because they fear venturing out of the house. Many studies show a positive relationship between strong interpersonal connections and good mental health. For families concerned about isolated elders and currently weighing senior living options, TowerLight on Wooddale Avenue can help.

TowerLight offers a full continuum of care options for seniors. Residents can choose from a variety of housing arrangements, from independent apartments to assisted living to memory care suites. A special feature is the partnership with TowerLight Child Care, just next door. “The older adults and children gather together several times a week for a variety of music, art and holiday programs,” says Maureen Maher, director of sales and marketing for Fairview Health Services, which manages TowerLight. “The kids love their grandfriends.”

TowerLight staff encourage anyone considering senior living options to start researching information and touring communities now rather than wait for a crisis to hit. “We so often hear ‘I wish I would’ve done this years ago’ once a resident moves into TowerLight,” says Maher.

For more information or to schedule a tour, email or call 952.881.6322. Visits include a complimentary lunch.