Mankato Senior Living and Retirement Community for Hometown Living

Beautiful senior apartments are waiting for you at The Pillars of Mankato! Seniors can live independently in this inclusive community among new friends without the burden of daily home or yard work. You’ll love having your own private apartment while enjoying community life that includes activities, entertainment, and educational events.

The Pillars of Mankato offers apartments with washers and dryers, walk-in closets, and many apartments feature balconies overlooking lush wetlands. In addition to the stunning scenery, you’ll also find shopping, restaurants, and nearby pharmacies for your convenience.

Our Senior Living apartments are designed to help you maintain and get more from your independence. When you move into our senior community in Mankato, you’ll receive all the benefits of a private residence with all the advantages of a social community. Best of all, you can add housekeeping and meals as you need them or reserve the private dining room for a special event with friends and family.

Mankato’s Senior Apartment Features

  • Studio, one, and two-bedroom apartment homes with several floor plans to choose from
  • Many apartments include dens, balconies, and walk-in closets
  • Private bath with safety features and a roll-in shower
  • Individual climate control (heat and central air) in every apartment
  • Nine-foot ceilings and some units with stainless steel appliances
  • All utilities included with the exception of telephone service
  • Expanded basic satellite television service and wireless internet access
  • Extra storage
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We Are an Active, Independent Living Community

At Pillars Senior Living in Mankato, our Life Enrichment Director develops a monthly calendar full of engaging events and activities. These include Life Long Learning, card games, music, arts and crafts, and regular outings throughout Blue Earth County. We schedule shopping trips and outings to museums, casinos, plays, and more! Our private van offers convenient transportation to scheduled events and we drop residents off at their destination so they don’t have to worry about driving or parking.

Is Mankato’s Independent Retirement Community Right for You?

Check out our video to see why other older adults have chosen a Pillars Senior Living community for their next home! Or, take a peek at some of our resources that might help you narrow down your options and feel confident in your decision to move to our independent senior apartments in Mankato.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Read answers to some of our frequently asked questions. Don’t see your question on the list? Give us a call at 507-344-6777. We love helping families understand and navigate what Mankato senior living has to offer.

  • Cost of Living Comparison Checklist

    Use this checklist to compare the cost of living in and maintaining your home to the expense of monthly rent at the Pillars of Mankato.

  • Senior Linkage Line

    A free resource for Minnesota Seniors and their families. One call can help to simplify the complex issues and decisions that need to be made by older adults and their families as you age.

For those who need a little more help, The Pillars of Mankato provides a full array of assisted living services. Residents enjoy the benefits of the Senior Living package (activities, fitness center/classes, library, outdoor community areas, movie theater, meals, and light housekeeping), but they don’t need to move when or if they need extra help. The Assisted Living program at Mankato offers personal health and care plans with staff on-site 24-hours per day, and pendants to call for help when needed.

As part of Oppidan and Ebenezer, The Pillars of Mankato offers our award-winning Dimensions® Program, which helps us to provide tailored care to meet each resident’s specific needs. Our Dimensions Memory Care neighborhood offers the highest levels of care in our community with staff on-site 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Meals are served family-style and innovative art and music activities are designed to ease residents’ anxiety while promoting brain health. Each resident lives in a private apartment with their own private bath. Our Dimensions neighborhood has controlled access and features specialized areas (kitchen, family room, music, enclosed outdoor garden, etc.) to trigger memories and engage residents in activities.

Conveniently Enjoy All Your Favorite Activities and Events with New and Old Friends

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