Independent Living is the ideal option for older adults searching for a maintenance-free lifestyle and community companionship. Our residents still live independently but enjoy having access to Riley Crossing’s support and resources when needed. The independent living lifestyle offers a safe and healthy living environment but with minimal assistance.
Why Join Riley Crossing’s Independent Living Community?
A Place to Call Home. A Community to Make Friends
The Riley Crossing campus was built for engaged living. As a member of our community, you’ll find opportunities for socialization with like-minded, active seniors. Meet your neighbors in our community room, music lounge, rooftop deck or outdoor areas for happy hours, games and parties. Or, if you prefer to host, invite your friends and family to bond in our amazing community spaces.
Our apartments are well-designed and spacious with plenty of natural lighting. Best of all, they’re maintenance-free. No more shoveling snow, mowing the lawn, painting or repairs. Your weekends are your own and you can have peace of mind while traveling during our Minnesota winters.
While staying on our 9-acre campus, you’ll be close to shopping, entertainment, parks, trails, and nearby beautiful lakes and scenic wetlands. You can start off the morning by walking around Lake Susan or Rice Marsh Lake Park, and end the day by exploring the shops and theatres in downtown Chanhassen. If you prefer staying close to home, relax at our spa or enjoy our rooftop patio.
Fitness room. Exercise Programs. Bike trails. Riley Crossing caters to your health and wellness with features you would normally find in a high-end health club. Whether you want to try a new hobby with a friend or continue your routine of morning bike rides, our convenient location and variety of amenities make it easy. Prefer mental exercise? Check out a book from our library and enjoy it on your personal balcony, our rooftop patio, or anywhere else of your choosing. Our abundance of outdoor green space provides the perfect opportunity to change your setting and add variety to your day.
Peace of Mind
Have peace of mind in knowing that you have well-trained care staff, maintenance team, dining/nutrition, administration, and concierge to support you with your needs, when you need them.
Independent Living Frequently Asked Questions
Have a question? We’re here to help. Explore some frequently asked questions below and contact us if your question isn’t here.
What’s the difference between Assisted Living and Independent Living?
We offer Independent Living for older adults who can still live independently and want a safe, maintenance-free living environment with access to Riley Crossing’s services and resources when needed. Assisted Living is for those who need an elevated level of personal care and assistance. Assisted Living can offer a minimal amount of assistance to a full array of services, all without having to move apartments.
What types of activities do you offer?
Our programming and activities are specially designed to engage a senior’s mind, body, and spirit.
Our mind activities include games, discussion groups, outings, happy hours, and more! Riley Crossing will offer daily programming that helps our community stay physically active with chair yoga, walking clubs, and much more. For residents that like to get in touch with their inner spirit, we provide musical programs, classes, and a variety of religious offerings.
Additionally, we regularly plan fun and engaging activities outside of the community, such as a trip to local parks for a barbeque lunch or a scenic bus ride tour. There’s always something to look forward to!
How does the dining program work?
In Independent Living, you have a full kitchen in your home and scheduled outings in our transportation shuttle to the grocery store. If you don’t feel like cooking, just call down to our Concierge so you can have a restaurant-style meal in our dining room with friends. Our executive chef and highly trained culinary team will serve three meals of delicious food a day in a friendly and inviting atmosphere. We focus on providing nutritious meals with seasonal specialties to create the most enjoyable dining experience for our community as possible. Emphasizing choice is important. In addition to the unique entrees featured at each meal, we also offer an “always available” menu for our residents.
Can I bring my own furniture?
Yes, you are welcome to bring your own furniture with you, as this is your home! We want your transition to our community to be care-free and we encourage you to design your apartment to be as comfortable and familiar as possible.
How quickly can you help me move in?
We work with each family to support their needs as best we can, including accommodating urgent move-ins when possible. Residents in Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Enhanced Care receive a full care assessment prior to moving in, which helps our care team develop his or her Individualized Plan. In some cases, a move-in can occur in as little as a day or so.
Do we have to sign a long-term lease for the apartment?
No. Our community does not require long-term lease commitments. However, most of our communities require a deposit/move-in fee upon signing the residency agreement. We also require a 30 day written notice prior to moving out of the community.
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Riley Crossing Blog and Senior Living Articles
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Ready to Tour Your New Home?
At Riley Crossing, our goal is simple: To focus on family and engaged living with dedicated care, support, resources, and friendship. Our family is eager to show you what Riley Crossing Independent Living has to offer, so what are you waiting for?