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Resident Testimonials

The Pillars of Prospect Park Senior Living opened in May 2020, and already we’re getting rave reviews from the people who live here. Scroll down to read our resident testimonials. Learn why they chose The Pillars of Prospect Park and why they’re happy with their decision to move (especially during a pandemic).

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I’ve been less stressed about my safety, which means I sleep better

I have been extremely impressed with The Pillars and how the staff treats COVID. It’s not casual. It’s really important. There are notices and hand sanitizers throughout the building. The staff wears masks and shields. People who are coming in have to be screened and are reminded about what they need to do to be safe. We get a lot of good communication about what’s happening here. We don’t have to walk around wondering, ‘what’s going on?’ we can relax a bit. The staff here has been a big part of making me feel safe and cared about, which I never imagined really would be part of the experience, but it’s been a very important part: that I feel cared about.

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Senior living means I can stay active

The thing I love most about The Pillars of Prospect Park is the location. I was on the faculty for over 35 years at the University of Minnesota so I’m very familiar with the area and love being able to still visit. With the convenient location of The Pillars of Prospect Park, I can continue to get my exercise by enjoying my frequent runs and walks to and around campus. This allows me to maintain my physical well-being – that’s a major plus. The Green Line is also a major plus for me, as it opens up the opportunity for me to travel between St. Paul and Minneapolis so easily.

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My life has always revolved around children, and it still does

Intergenerational relationships here at The Pillars is one of the big reasons we chose this community. It isn’t a senior building with just people over the age of 55. As ‘grandfriends’, we have the opportunity to work with the young children at The Pillars Child Care. I love reading books and doing finger plays with them, things that I did for so long and it feels comfortable to do. I love seeing their faces. Just watching them and the energy that they have. We can look down from our apartment and watch the children playing. It keeps us young.

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The Pillars of Prospect Park Feels like family

I absolutely love the staff here at The Pillars of Prospect Park. They have far exceeded my expectations. I really don’t know how so many talented people were grouped in one place and are so motivated to help older people enjoy their life. We have activities where we can socially distance and still do exercise classes, watch movies, or even have a weekly social event. I’m really enjoying getting to know the other residents. I was concerned when I came back to the Twin Cities after an absence of 50 years that I would not find the level of activity I had in New York City and Las Vegas. But I found a very different level of contentment. It feels very familial here. I fit right in. I feel like I’m part of a family.

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Julie & Sandy

We are pretty Spoiled here

What we love most is the entertainment! We’ve had a live concert, every week since we’ve moved here. Opera, accordionist, and even a hula dancer. There is always something going on. If you look at the activities calendar, there’s never a blank day. There’s yoga, balance classes, and Sunday afternoon movies to name a few. There’s so much to do! We like the fact that we can be really independent, and if we don’t feel like going to something, we don’t have to go. If you don’t feel like cooking, all you have to do is get on the phone, call up and say, put us on the list and you don’t have to cook. That’s pretty spoiled. We had no idea that the staff here would be as friendly and caring as they are. We had a different picture of what it would be like. We are definitely spoiled by the staff here, the amenities, and the location. It’s just been really great!

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