“We love it,” says Betty Selchow.“It’s the best place we’ve everlived,” adds her husband, Don.The couple moved to Briarcliff Manor six months ago from a condoin White Bear Lake. They were readyto trade in the hassles of ownershipfor stress-free living and everydayconveniences such as heated under-ground parking and easy access togrocery stores, medical services andlocal shopping.“Everything we need is close by,”says Betty, noting that best of all,Briarcliff Manor is just a few milesaway from most of their family.Briarcliff Manor and NorgardCourt Apartments offer quality apart-ment homes for those age 55+, and both facilities are nestled in peacefulsettings with beautifully landscapedgrounds. Norgard Court Apartmentsfeature spacious one-bedroom, one- bedroom plus den and two-bedroomapartment homes, and Briarcliff Manor offers one-, two- and three- bedroom units. Additionally, bothNorgard Court and Briarcliff arecat-friendly, and Norgard Court wel-comes small dogs as well.Any needed repairs are alwaysdone fast, says Don, and members of the friendly, helpful management staff are quick to address all concerns.“Any time we need something, it’sdone right away,” he explains, addingthat two on-site caretakers are alwaysavailable if issues pop up.“They come straight over as soonas we call,” Betty adds. Both facilities offer a variety of amenities and special features such aswalk-in closets, an exercise room, anon-site beauty salon, a theater, under-ground parking, controlled securityentries, and a community kitchengreat for family gatherings. NorgardCourt also offers in-unit washers anddryers.
“A little village”
In addition to the convenience of ownership-free living and variety of amenities, the Selchows say they alsoenjoy many opportunities to socializewith other residents.Both Briarcliff Manor and NorgardCourt Apartments offer regularlyscheduled activities such as cardgames, Bingo, exercise classes, groupoutings and holiday parties.Bob Johnson moved to NorgardCourt Apartments in 2001 after hiswife, Leota, was diagnosed withcancer. Johnson said he was goingthrough a difficult time when Leotapassed away in 2011, but that hehas been able to find comfort in thegood company at Norgard CourtApartments.“Everyone here is friendly,” hesays.“We’re like a little village here,”adds Carole Arnold, who has lived atNorgard Court Apartments since the building opened in 1999. “You makefriends and all of us kind of look outfor each other.”Carole, a North High graduatewho lived on St. Paul’s East Side for40 years, says she’s happy she wasable to return home to her roots. Sheleads an exercise class every week and participates in many other activi-ties with her neighbors.
A name you can trust
Norgard Court Apartmentsand Briarcliff Manor are managed by Home Care Senior Services, atrusted property management firmwith over 25 years of managementand training experience providingsenior care management.Home Care Senior Services alsooffers a 90-unit facility in Faribaultfor independent and assisted liv-ing, as well as memory care.“We are truly about the com-munity and serving the senior’sneeds,” adds Home Care SeniorServices general manager KarenTiedens. “We want to make sureseniors in our communities have aplace to call home.”
Independent seniors enjoy stress-free living at Briarcliff Manor and Norgard Court Apartments
here are plenty of rea-sons why it’s easy tocall Briarcliff Manorin Mahtomedi or Norgard CourtApartments in Maplewood‘home’ — just ask the residents.
Both Norgard Court Apartments and Briarcliff Manor are nestled in peaceful set-tings with beautifully landscaped grounds.Briarcliff Manor residents Don and BettySelchow
“We love the ‘extended family’ we have grown to know from our breakfasts, pot lucks and Bingo games. We enjoy the many services that come toour building: beautician, foot care, home care,two monthly religious services, chiropractic,Schwan’s truck, jewelry sales, equipment company selling chairs and walkers, weekly postal truck providing stamps and taking our packages. Even though we both still drive, many residents are house-bound and these bring the world to us.”
— Leo and Helengrace Bauer Norgard Court residents for four years
Norgard Court Entertainment RoomNorgard Court Living RoomNeonilla Paczkowski, a resident at Norgard Court, stands next to one of her paintings displayed in thebuilding.
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