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Page Reviewed / Updated – January 17, 2024

Known as Scotland, USA, the city of Alma puts its preservation of Scottish history on display during its annual Highlands festival, featuring bagpipe music and traditional clothing and dance. Year-round, residents and tourists attend attractions such as apple cider mills, golf courses and classic car shows. The downtown historic district sits in the center of Alma, where visitors shop antiques or stroll by the river.

The city has fewer than 10,000 residents, and around 18% of the population in Alma is aged 65 or older. Michigan’s cost of living beats the national average by close to 9%, enabling seniors to stretch their retirement funds. Alma has one major medical center in the city and three other hospitals within a 25-mile radius. MyMichigan Medical Center Alma is an award-winning teaching hospital that offers several specialties, including heart and vascular services and cancer care.

Assisted living in Alma averages $4,460 monthly, which is pricier than the statewide median. Still, assisted living options in Alma are more affordable than in nearby Grand Rapids, where the median is $4,828 per month.

Note: Data for Alma was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Midland, was used instead.

Explore this guide to discover the top 10 assisted living communities in and around Alma, each offering unique benefits to its residents. 

Arbor Grove Assisted Living & Memory Care

Located just half a mile from the city's hospital, Arbor Grove Assisted Living & Memory Care ranks high on our list for its creative and healthy chef-prepared meals. Dinner menus offer salads with smoked whitefish dip, beer-braised beef tips with gravy and key lime pie, for example. Arbor Grove not only partners with local farmers to buy fresh ingredients but its chef also conducts live cooking demonstrations for residents once per month. The assisted living staff provides comprehensive daily assistance, including regular laundry and housekeeping services. Senior residences ensure safety and comfort with wheelchair-accessible rooms and private balconies or patios.

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Michigan Masonic Home

In operation since 1891, the Michigan Masonic Home offers independent and assisted living as well as skilled nursing care and rehabilitation services. Residents can spend their day in the library enjoying quiet reading or take in a movie at the on-site theater. The Masonic campus supports well-being through robust amenities such as a barbershop and beauty salon. As a nonprofit retirement center, the Masonic Home promotes senior independence while assuring 24-hour help with daily living activities. The community is open to non-Masons, but those with 10 years or more in the organization, their wives and their mothers receive priority on the waitlist.

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  • On-site eye, dental and primary health care
  • Shuffleboard and putting green

Crestwood Village Assisted Living & Memory Care

Crestwood Village, conveniently located near downtown Mt. Pleasant, is a midsize community with up to 57 residents in assisted living and memory care housing. This community offers a vibrant social calendar, making it one of the top choices in our guide. For instance, a typical day may include "Manicures & Mimosas" followed by an on-site exercise class. During the week, residents can join excursions such as a picnic at a nearby riverfront park or a seasonal trip to the county fair. Licensed staff ensures 24-hour support, while restaurant-style dining and on-site barber/beauty services promote comfort and well-being. Seniors can choose from a variety of floor plans, including wheelchair-friendly studios and apartments with walk-in showers.

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Mt. Pleasant Comfort Care Assisted Living and Memory Care

Offering both independent residences and assisted living, Mt. Pleasant Comfort Care's 24-hour support prioritizes senior health and social connection. Residents can choose between studio apartments or one-bedroom units and staff provides housekeeping and laundry services. Amenities at Mt. Pleasant resemble resort-like experiences, while a full activity calendar invites residents to join community games and classes such as group exercise. Seniors can find entertainment in Mt. Pleasant's community cinema before rounding out the day with a meal — prepared in their own kitchen or enjoyed in one of several dining areas. For health care needs not served in-house, the community maintains connections with local rehab specialists, physicians and nurses. 

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Prestige Centre

Prestige Centre sits in a residential area and offers up to 55 residents the choice of furnished or unfurnished rooms. An inviting outdoor patio features comfortable seating, dining under the pergola and a grill that residents use to cook special meals. The community provides all regular meals as well as housekeeping and laundry services to ensure residents are comfortable and have time to prioritize social activities. Friends and family may join seniors for meals, encouraging residents to keep connections with loved ones. Often, meal visits lead to extended time together with seniors and their families opting for a stroll past the community's rock garden or around meticulously kept grounds.

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Applewood Assisted Living

Residents at Applewood Assisted Living have convenient options for local shopping, attending church or accessing medical facilities. The owners of Applewood live on the premises, which is a 4-acre campus inclusive of residences and a private chapel. The community offers all meals plus assistance with bathing, dressing and medication management. Beyond helping with daily life activities, the staff at Applewood encourages social well-being by celebrating residents' birthdays and special occasions. A wide variety of activities, from a visiting musician to bingo three times per week, allows seniors to build friendships and find new hobbies. In the warm months, residents can enter into friendly competition with croquet and enjoy the great outdoors by watching local wildlife and birds.

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Green Acres Mt. Pleasant

Surrounded by woodland, Green Acres Mt. Pleasant stands out on our list for its unique layout and elevated living spaces. Inside, residents live on "Park Avenue'' — an indoor streetscape adorned with old-fashioned street lights and park benches. Skylights fill the space with natural sunlight, and store windows decorate the hallway, lined with 12-foot trees and colorful decor. Green Acres offers assisted living, independent residences for retirees and security-enhanced memory care apartments. Residents choose from personal apartments complete with a small kitchen, dining room, full bathroom and living area. In the community room, seniors can enjoy creating art, playing piano, joining an exercise class and listening to visiting musicians.

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Pine Haven Senior Assisted Living

Close to Saginaw, Pine Haven Senior Assisted Living maintains a country feel and promotes outdoor living. It makes our list for its unique connection with animals and nature. Alpacas, chickens and cats live on-site and participate in the community's companion animal program. Residents can also enjoy gardening, grilling and walking the landscaped grounds both for exercise and social well-being. The 24-hour support from staff includes help with daily necessities such as medication management and light housekeeping and laundry service. In this small community of 15 residents, staff prepares home-cooked meals and curates an engaging social calendar, which includes regular Bible study. 

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Independence Village Midland

Conveniently located in Midland, Independence Village Midland provides 24-hour support for residents, coordinated care with doctors and lively social activities to keep seniors engaged and healthy. A typical day begins with breakfast in the Prime Thyme dining room, where an executive chef prepares a buffet of options. Seniors can then take part in a daily devotional, with distinct religious services based on denomination and gender, or get active with exercise classes such as cardio drumming. Throughout the month, the community celebrates with theme parties and socials that often feature live music or games with prizes. 

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Merrill Fields Assisted Living

Merrill Fields Assisted Living features studio apartments in a neighborhood-like community in central Michigan. Seniors receive around-the-clock assistance with daily life activities. The low number of residents, which is capped at 20, helps to maintain a personal feel in the center's dining room and lounge, where residents can play chess or participate in an arts and crafts class. For hair care, Merrill Fields runs its own beauty salon and barbershop where residents may stop in for a trim or touch-up before joining evening activities in the center's party room or café. An all-inclusive approach provides residents with cable TV and Wi-Fi in every room, and rent covers housekeeping, laundry and health aid services.

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