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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

The best time to move to any retirement community is while you are active and in good health. Tradition is the perfect choice for anyone who desires to remain connected to the greater Minneapolis area and stay engaged in familiar activities. In addition, this exceptional lifestyle offers the time and opportunities to discover new talents and make new friends.

You can feel it when you walk in…an energy that inspires and stimulates. Smiling people greeting you by name. Staff eager to help make each day special. A feeling of being at home, surrounded by countless opportunities for wellness, enrichment, and personal growth. Everything you need is in one place, including on-site support if ever needed so that you may age in place even as needs change. Throw in the soothing beauty of the Tessman Farm location and you have an outstanding address!

Absolutely. Independent living and assisted living residents at Tradition have their choice of gracious apartment floor plans. Each features a full kitchen and washer and dryer. You are invited to make yourself at home by furnishing or decorating your residence.

As a resident you enjoy a beautiful setting on the old Tessman Farm, an outdoor barbecue grill, raised garden beds, billiards room with Wii gaming system, and much more. Services include fine dining, housekeeping services, scheduled transportation and 24-hour maintenance and snow removal. An added bonus is the heated underground parking and car wash bay.

Through life-enriching activities and programs, Tradition offers all residents the opportunity to pursue all eight dimensions of wellness—spiritual, vocational, health services, intellectual, emotional, environmental, physical, and social. The emphasis is on achieving wellness in body and mind through all stages of life.

Assisted living offers individuals assistance with the activities of daily living—dressing, bathing, dining, medication management—while still offering every opportunity for maintaining independence. When researching a community offering assisted living, be sure to conduct a visit and observe the atmosphere. Are residents smiling and comfortable? Is there positive social interaction? Are meals served on time and with attention to detail? Do you detect unpleasant odors or unclean areas? Talk with staff, as well as with other family members you meet and get their input as well.

Each level of care includes specific supportive assistance, such as meals, housekeeping, laundry, and management and administration of medication. More specific nursing services and attention (depending upon individual needs) are offered in higher levels of care. Thus, even as needs change, residents can remain at Tradition as long as they choose and continue to enjoy the companionship, services, and personal attention they always have enjoyed.