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Page Reviewed / Updated – August 31, 2023

With an estimated population of only 21,000, Willmar, MN, provides the perfect balance between small-town charm and modern amenities. The city’s relaxed atmosphere and close-knit community are particularly appealing to seniors, who make up 16% of the population. Older adults can also benefit from its affordable cost of living, which is significantly lower than state and national averages.

As a result of Willmar’s low crime rate, combined with mild summer temperatures and below-average rainfall, seniors enjoy greater levels of comfort and security. Furthermore, CentraCares’ Willmar Clinic, a multi-specialty hospital with physicians and providers in more than 40 specialties, is one of several health care facilities available to the region’s senior population. Locals are also offered social, educational and recreational programs at the Willmar Community Center

Seniors seeking assisted living communities will find Willmar more affordable than many other cities in Minnesota and across the country. Monthly costs for assisted living in the area average $4,100 according to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey. Compared to the state and national averages of $4,508 and $4,500, Willmar’s assisted living options can help seniors save $400 a month or more.

Note: Data for Willmar was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, St. Cloud, was used instead.

Using this guide, you can learn about some of the best assisted living communities in Willmar.

Brookdale Willmar

In a quiet and centrally located neighborhood, Brookdale Willmar offers quick access to shops, dining, parks and Rice Memorial Hospital. In this assisted living community, residents participate in daily activities, receive individualized care and get help with daily chores. Living quarters, including deluxe suites, feature private bathrooms and large windows that provide plenty of natural light. Among the community's amenities are shared spaces to encourage interaction and beautifully landscaped grounds and porches where residents can enjoy the outdoors. Seniors can engage in a game of bingo, unwind while watching a movie or indulge in a spa day. B-fit classes are provided to promote physical exercise.

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Vista Prairie at Copperleaf

Seniors can find a spacious and welcoming community at Vista Prairie at Copperleaf, located in an idyllic neighborhood close to grocery stores, medical facilities, restaurants and parks. It's on our list due to the community's diverse amenities, such as a reading nook for residents to unwind with a good book and a salon for convenient haircuts and beauty treatments. Furthermore, seniors can enjoy an on-site fitness center for maintaining strength and flexibility and a fireside living room featuring a piano for social gatherings and sing-a-longs. The community's assisted living program offers comfortable apartments, nutritious meals and around-the-clock compassionate care. All one- and two-bedroom apartments include full kitchens, closet space and weekly housekeeping.

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Central Minnesota Senior Care

Residents at Central Minnesota Senior Care in Willmar, MN, can enjoy an active and engaging lifestyle with nearby local amenities such as shops, restaurants and Rice Memorial Hospital just over a mile away. Trained staff and licensed nurses are available 24/7 to support daily living tasks, including grooming, bathing and taking medication, and address seniors' health concerns. Private bathrooms and bedrooms are in the comfortable living quarters, and residents can socialize with their neighbors in the community gardens. Family-style dining and housekeeping services foster a social atmosphere and tidy living spaces. Transportation can be arranged for medical appointments.

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Sunrise Village

Sunrise Village Assisted Living, near shops, health care facilities and several parks, sits on Bethesda's main campus, a nonprofit organization that has been providing care for seniors in West Central Minnesota for over a century. This community is designed to deliver personalized assistance without compromising privacy and independence. The apartments are equipped with small kitchenettes and private baths, and on-site amenities include a central elevator, personal mailboxes, housekeeping, a beauty and barbershop and free laundry services. Security and comfort are enhanced by emergency call systems and limited access entry systems. The community activity room hosts cooking classes as well as arts and crafts, yoga, music and movies.

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  • Residents are served three meals daily
  • On-site amenities include a cafe/bistro

Glen Oaks Village Apartments

GlenOaks Village Apartments makes our list because its comprehensive programs include independent and assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing while also offering respite, diabetes and wound care. The community is situated amid natural beauty with many dining, recreational and worship options nearby, providing seniors with opportunities to experience a relaxing and leisurely lifestyle. On-site, beauty and barber services as well as complimentary Wi-Fi and TV are provided to keep the residents refreshed, connected and entertained. Laundry chores are handled by staff, and residents stay socially active through regular events such as church socials, family gatherings and community excursions.

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Park View Village

Park View Village is a 20-unit assisted living community in Olivia, MN, near shops, restaurants and a golf course for active residents. Seniors can enjoy peace of mind knowing they have 24-hour access to on-site staff, personal assistance, medication monitoring and delicious and nutritious meals. The private one-bedroom apartments come with kitchenettes and private bathrooms, and complimentary laundry and weekly housekeeping services keep living quarters clean and comfortable. Guests can appreciate fresh air in the landscaped outdoor areas, and there's a games and craft area for recreational and creative activities. Seniors are also provided with on-site storage lockers for securing sentimental keepsakes.

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  • A central elevator for quick and safe access
  • Beauty and barbershop on-site

Ecumen Litchfield

Ecumen of Litchfield boasts the best staff who are devoted to enriching residents' lives by providing personalized, holistic care, collaborating with a diverse range of specialists and leveraging cutting-edge technology and innovations, which is why this nonprofit organization made our list. The community is located downtown and provides residents access to various local shops and restaurants. Assisted living residents can feel at ease receiving help with bathing, dressing, managing medication and light housekeeping tasks. A beauty salon, barbershop and computer room are among the amenities seniors can enjoy. Communal spaces create opportunities for socializing with neighbors. Members of the community engage in a variety of activities such as crafting, gardening, practicing yoga, book clubs and attending religious services.

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Lakeside Generations Senior Living Community

Overlooking Spring Lake, Lakeside Generations is situated in Dassel, MN, and conveniently located near places of worship, shopping and medical care. Seniors can select from private one- or two-bedroom apartments equipped with full kitchens and step-in showers. They also have access to a committed team of caregivers who provide 24-hour assistance with daily living activities. A library, beauty shop and lakeside patio are available to residents along with scheduled transportation. Older adults can enhance their flexibility and strength by enrolling in exercise classes. Community members can also engage in new interests or enjoy long-established hobbies by joining on-site clubs or regular activities. Emotional and spiritual support is available through on-site chaplain services.

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  • Residents served fresh, delicious meals three times daily
  • Daily wellness checks