Seven Reasons Seniors Prefer Senior Living at Trillium Woods

As we age, the question of senior care and living accommodations eventually becomes a topic of conversation. Many seniors choose to move to senior living communities as they age, not because they need daily assistance – although that is available – but because they are looking for a place where they can be active, meet new people and enjoy their senior years.

For those considering senior living accommodations, Trillium Woods, a senior independent living community in Plymouth, Minnesota, is a place where seniors can have freedom, independence and the ability to choose the lifestyle that’s right for them. Here are some top reasons why seniors prefer community living, especially at Trillium Woods:

Active independent living at its finest

Lush rolling hills, beautiful woodlands, natural, protected wetlands, and nearby Lakes Pomerleau and Camelot set the stage for Trillium Woods, the 46-acre active lifestyle retirement community in Plymouth, Minnesota. Just 15 miles west of downtown Minneapolis and only five minutes from Maple Grove, Trillium Woods is senior independent living at its best.

Voted 2016 “Best of Plymouth,” Trillium Woods’ independent living residences include such living options and lifestyle benefits as: spacious one- and two-bedroom apartments style homes with dens, beautifully appointed Garden Homes with garages, full kitchens and walk-in closets, large balconies and patios, underground reserved parking, washer and dryer, modern finishes, and beautiful, scenic views from commons spaces and residences.

In the event you need short-term rehabilitation or transitional care, Trillium Woods offers high-quality, on-site rehab services in the intimate Maple Suites at The Birches Health Center. At Maple Suites, you are in control of your day – when you wake, eat, have therapy and participate in activities. Our dedicated team of physical, occupational, and speech therapists will develop with you an individualized restorative therapy plan to help you reach your prior activity levels and return to the independence of your own home as quickly as possible.

Private, top-notch skilled nursing and memory care

Should you need medical attention for serious illness, have reduced mobility, or require skilled long-term care, The Birches Health Center offers round-the-clock skilled nursing to assist you with activities of daily living, tailored to your individual needs and preferences. Residents needing long-term care enjoy living in the private Tamarack Suites at The Birches, which include chef-prepared meals, outdoor sitting areas, and the freedom to choose when to start your day and in which activities you wish to participate. Your complete medical team includes a medical director, lead physician, and nurse practitioner.

Seniors with Alzheimer’s disease or age-related dementia will receive compassionate, respectful memory care in the Aspen Suites at The Birches. All of the furnished suites are private and arranged in a neighborhood setting, allowing residents to feel safe and secure and to encourage socializing and friendship. Seniors can bring their own furniture, artwork and cherished belongings as they wish.

The Aspen Suites include the latest safety and security features and a 24-hour emergency response system. Each member of our memory care team is trained in the innovative and proven Heartfelt Connections™ Memory Care Program, a comprehensive program based on the latest in memory care research and best practices that helps provide a person-centered, activity focused, dignified continuum-of-care. Additional services are available if ever needed, including hospice care. The Birches always offers a gentle and supportive environment for residents and families, especially during difficult times.

Making friends and keeping active

Senior living communities are about more than health care, though. Making new friends and becoming involved in social groups and activities go hand-in-hand with an active senior community lifestyle.

At Trillium Woods, there’s always something to do. Seniors can choose from a wide variety of life-enriching activities every day—and you get to make the decisions about your daily schedule. Our HealthyLife™ Services program offers opportunities in four specific categories that are key to maintaining your optimum health: fitness, nutrition, active life, and well-being. Some of Trillium’s weekly activities and on-site amenities include:

  • Music and Cultural Events
  • Book Clubs and Reviews
  • Groups, Clubs, and Committees
  • Hiking
  • Life-Long Learning Courses
  • Cards and Games
  • Shopping and Cocktails
  • Guest Lecture Series
  • Wood Carving Classes
  • Weight Training
  • Salon and Spa Services
  • Current Events Discussion Groups
  • Wii® Tournaments
  • Volunteerism
  • Aquacise
  • Tai Chi and Yoga
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Swimming
  • Posture, Core, and Balance Classes
  • Educational Seminars
  • Dance Classes
  • Strength and Cardio
  • Walking and Biking Paths
  • And Much, Much More!

Trillium’s Community Life Services Director plans a complete calendar of cultural, recreational and social opportunities each week. Seniors can enjoy the lush rolling hills, beautiful woodlands and natural, protected wetlands in and around Plymouth and the many dining, shopping and entertainment offerings in Maple Grove and Minneapolis.

Healthy living every step of the way

Every Trillium Woods resident has access to a Health and Wellness Navigator who can help you reach your health and wellness goals by connecting you with members of our fitness and nutrition teams. The Navigator also acts as a liaison, helping you schedule health- and medical-related appointments and services. If you need to go to the hospital for a procedure or due to illness, the Navigator helps coordinate all the transfers and paperwork.

Should your health care needs change, the Navigator will help you secure the appropriate level of health services, either in-residence by qualified and approved home-health caregivers, or in The Birches Health Center.

Flexible and nutritious dining

Trillium Woods’ innovative dining program is called Preferred Choice Dining™. It provides flexible dining times and menu selections and allows you to choose from a variety of dining options—our beautiful main dining room, the cafe, or our fun and relaxed Minihaha Pub. If you’d like, you can even carry out.

A portion of your monthly fee includes a specific dining allocation that can be spent as you please. Want to have your family over for dinner? It’s covered. Had a late lunch and just want a cup of soup and a glass of wine? As you like! You decide where, when, and how you spend your dining allocation budget.

Whether your dining choice is formal or casual, our executive chef and his culinary team prepare a wide selection of healthy and delicious options daily. On the lighter side, seniors can enjoy a continental breakfast or full breakfast as well as a variety of baked goods, hot drinks and smoothies from our Cafe’. Lunch options range from soup and salads to a range wraps, sandwiches and burgers. And for dinner, you can choose a chef-prepared selection of appetizers, entree’ salads, pastas and Trillium favorites, such as Beef Tenderloin Steak, Broiled Mahi Mahi or Classic Meatloaf.

Seniors who were not eating well before moving into a senior living community find they have more energy and their health often improves after a short period of regularly eating nutritious meals at Trillium Woods.

Full range of services and amenities

At Trillium Woods, our LifeSTYLE Promise® to you means a dedication to ensuring an exceptional level of choice, control and flexibility in everything you do. We offer stellar service and five-star amenities. As a resident of Trillium Woods, you enjoy housekeeping services according to your preferences, concierge and valet services, transportation, and exceptional attention to detail and maintenance throughout the grounds and in your residence. Less housework worries means more time to enjoy life.

Feel safe and secure

We designed Trillium Woods independent living community after listening to what today’s seniors and their loved ones told us they wanted in their senior living homes: security, independence, and the ability to choose what’s right for them.

Twenty-four hour security insures you’ll no longer have to worry about trying to reach a family member or neighbor should the need arise. You and your loved ones will feel confident knowing you are happy, healthy and well cared for. In addition, seniors who make the move to senior living communities like Trillium Woods often find their relationships with loved ones improve greatly. Time spent together can now be centered around doing things you both enjoy.

Trillium Woods is senior living at its finest. But don’t just take our word for it. See what living at Trillium Woods means to our residents. To find out how you can become a part of Trillium Woods’s senior living community, get in touch with us at (763) 553-7600.