Ecumen Seasons at Apple Valley to open March 1, 2011

Feb 28th, 2011 1:37pm

Ecumen Expanding Senior Housing and Service Options in Apple Valley

Ecumen Empowers Seniors to Age in Place in Apple Valley

APPLE VALLEY, MINN. (February 18, 2011) – Ecumen, an innovative non-profit senior housing and services company, is expanding its senior living offerings in Apple Valley. Ecumen Seasons at Apple Valley will open on March 1st. Ecumen Seasons at Apple Valley will offer 134 well-appointed one-and two-bedroom apartment homes for seniors seeking independent or assisted living, where residents can add a la carte supportive services as they want them. A memory care neighborhood will feature 14 studio and one bedroom apartments, and will include an enhanced care neighborhood for residents with more intensive care needs.

The 220,000 square-foot community will offer a variety of apartment floor plans and community rooms on four levels. Amenities at the new Ecumen community will include a movie theater, pub, café for casual dining, restaurant-style dining, private dining room, arts studio, fitness center, library, learning center, salon with massage therapy, and more.

Ecumen Seasons at Apple Valley is located at 15359 Founders Lane in the 60-acre Central Village development, a pedestrian-oriented neighborhood that will include a variety of housing, retail, office, restaurant, and other uses. Residents will be able to move in to Ecumen Seasons at Apple Valley as of March 1st, though the grounds and the exterior of the senior living community will be under development into the warmer weather of spring.

“Our goal with Ecumen Seasons at Apple Valley is to create a community that was a vital, integrated part of the neighborhood,” said Julie Walton, leader of Ecumen Seasons at Apple Valley. “The Central Village neighborhood is growing into a vibrant multi-generational destination, and we’re extremely excited to be a part of it and to serve the greater Apple Valley community through a mix of services that empower seniors to stay in this great area.”

In Apple Valley, Ecumen also operates Ecumen Centennial House at 14625 Pennock Avenue, which offers assisted living and memory care; and Ecumen At Home, whichprovides a full suite of at-home non-medical and medical services that empower aging in place.

“Our mission is to create home for older adults wherever they choose to live,” said Walton, “and our network of housing and at-home services allow us to deliver that mission in Apple Valley.”

Tours and additional information are available by contacting Dena Meyer of Ecumen Seasons at Apple Valley at 952-698-5300 or

Ecumen ( is the most innovative, nonprofit provider of senior housing and services, empowering individuals to live richer and fuller lives. Ecumen’s mission is to create home for older adults wherever they choose to live. With at-home services and senior housing communities, Ecumen envisions a world in which aging is viewed and understood in radically different ways. Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal has named Ecumen as one of Minnesota’s “Best Places to Work” for the past six straight years.

For more information about Ecumen Seasons at Apple Valley, please call 952-698-5300, or visit