Don't wait to move to Trillium Woods. You don't want to lose the opportunity to be fully engaged in this wonderful community. We absolutely cherish this inclusive, welcoming community, the engaging range of available activities, and the incredible, delicious meals beautifully served.
There’s nothing quite like hearing from the people who call this place home and their families. See what residents like most about living here and why so many of them say, “I wish I’d made the move to Trillium Woods a lot sooner.”
Don and Mickie were thrilled to find a senior living community where they could settle down and enjoy an active lifestyle in a serene setting, close to everything they love about Maple Grove and the Twin Cities.
When they started looking at senior living options, Charlie and Joyce didn’t think they were ready — but they quickly fell in love with the maintenance-free lifestyle that allows them to worry less and enjoy more in retirement.
For Heather’s parents, moving to Trillium Woods was the best decision they ever made, and knowing they have a safe and supportive place to live has been a gift to their children as well.
AN INCLUSIVE AND WELCOMING COMMUNITY
WE FOUND OUR IDEAL SPOT
With each passing year, we were becoming more and more aware of our need to plan our golden years. A place called Trillium Woods was being developed just miles from our home. Sweet!! We went to meetings to learn about the community and to meet others also looking for the same solution. The community of potential residents was helpful and supportive, and we were so very comfortable. We found our ideal spot and stepped into retirement mode with confidence and great joy. We’re here and delighted to celebrate each new day with the best people possible!!
THE TIMING WAS RIGHT
Every day Heidi and I look at each other and say we absolutely made the right choice with Trillium Woods. We’re delighted, and our timing was right. What’s more, the residents adopted us immediately and have become good friends.
PEACE OF MIND WITH A PLAN FOR THE FUTURE
Five years ago, my parents gave my brother and me the greatest gift possible — they left their home/town/state of 25 years to move close to the two of us. They made the decision when they were young enough and healthy enough to CHOOSE where they wanted to live, to CREATE their own new community of friends, to be INVOLVED in the planning of activities, to be in a place where they could be close to family, and to be in their FOREVER home. After a lifetime of moving, they can be in one place now for the rest of their lives and not have to be stressed at making a move when they are otherwise incapacitated.
At Trillium, they were immediately made to feel welcome, and it was obvious that the staff has long-term plans well in hand: the weekly housekeeping started right way (not waiting until they thought they “needed” it), a shuttle availability for many things so they didn’t feel they needed to have two cars, exercise classes and salon on-site.
There are in-house activities, interesting outings, friendly people (staff and residents)… and if their particular interest wasn’t already available, there was a way to make it happen (pickleball and a choral group, for instance). There is certainly a strong community — when people need more medical/physical assistance, they move on to the Birches, but since it’s all under one roof, residents can easily walk over and visit their old friends, so no one is left to feel forgotten about and isolated.
When COVID-19 hit, I was grateful to know that safety precautions were in place right away, and I never worried about them.
I like the peace of mind of knowing that they will be well cared for, for many years to come!
MOVING CLOSER TO FAMILY
One of the happiest moments I've ever had was when my mother told me that moving to Trillium Woods was the best decision she and my dad ever made. It was about a year after they moved in, and she said that they had not looked back for a second since they got there.
That's not to say that they didn't have a wonderful, retired life in their previous home — great friends, active in their community, and a house in the woods that they loved. But now at Trillium Woods, they no longer had the worry of the upkeep of that house, the increasing difficulty of climbing the stairs at the end of the day, and being 6 hours away from their adult children and grandchildren.
Arriving at Trillium Woods gave them the immediate freedom from worry about what happens to them as time marches on, and they found a comfortable community that they embraced and that embraced them from day one.
What does that mean to me, as their son? Everything!
SURROUNDED BY PEOPLE WHO CARE
I'm an only child and currently live in London, England. My parents are in excellent health, but I worry about who will be there for them when they need help. They have no one but me. They found Trillium Woods where their very active lives have continued, and they have many new friends. When they need help, it will be just "around the corner." It gives me great peace of mind to know they are having a wonderful retirement at Trillium Woods, and I know that some people who care are there for them when needed.
PEACE OF MIND FOR FAMILY MEMBERS
At Trillium Woods, my dad is as independent as he would like to be while enjoying the benefits of some structure which I (and he) view as the gravy: safety, socialization, services … there is so much. My family is/has been so grateful for a community like Trillium Woods! The staff has done so much for my parents, which gives us children such peace of mind.
Why Trillium Woods?
“We enjoy being somewhere that has a country feel without really being too far from the luxuries of a city. We examined over 80 places in and around the Twin Cities. Only one had everything we wanted and needed. A heated garage; a chef of local renown; free transportation to scheduled events, doctors’ appointments, shopping centers and the house of worship of your choice; and a heated indoor pool to boot, all add up to the type of place ‘happy ever after’ dreams are made of.”
– Don and Mickie, Residents
A CULTURE OF KINDNESS
Trillium Woods has brought us into a community life unlike any we have ever known. It is a neighborhood. We feel safe and secure here. Jean and I treasure the generosity of everyone here, the thoughtful conversations, the care and support always at hand, the growing friendships, and the ever-present kindness of greeting one another in the hallways, meeting places, or the dining room.
EXTRA SPECIAL HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS
To the management and staff of Trillium Woods — You have outdone yourselves in making our holiday very special. The beautiful trees with lights, decorations, delicious and beautifully presented dinner, and creative and fun gifts have made this a memorable holiday for us. Thank you for your extra time and effort. It is much appreciated!
APPRECIATION FOR TRILLIUM WOODS TEAM MEMBERS
We express to each other and our neighbors each day about how very well cared for we feel here. We can only imagine the feat of planning, coordinating, cooking and executing the delivery of the wonderful meal choices. Please let the entire team know how grateful we are for each person that makes this possible. The team and their families are in our hearts.
A LIFESTYLE BEYOND EXPECTATIONS
I’m not even sure I have the right words in my vocabulary to express my appreciation to all of you who do so much for all of us living here at Trillium Woods. Never in my lifetime have I ever felt so pampered! The blessings we all receive because of all you people do are immeasurable. The services you provide are way beyond any expectations I ever had and way beyond any I could ever have imagined. Many, many, thanks for making my life at Trillium Woods such a safe and joyful place to be in these golden years.