About Us

Downtown Rochester View from Charter House

Charter House founded on integrity, compassion and dignity

For more than 25 years, Charter House has been the choice for people who value an active, independent and secure retirement community.

The environment, services and atmosphere of Charter House are designed to secure peace of mind. It does so by offering choices that enable you to live independently along with options for the future. As a registered Continuing Care Retirement Community, Charter House offers access to all the health care services you need---all under one roof.

These options include apartments, assisted living residences, and a variety of health-related services, if and when you need them.

Charter House is centrally located and physically connected to the community of Rochester, MN and its prime businesses and organizations.

Skyways and a walking subway system connect residents to Mayo Clinic, downtown shops, restaurants, the Rochester Public Library, and Civic Center.

Downtown Rochester View from Charter House

Rochester, MN - ranked as one of the nations best

Charter House is a community of 400 residents within Rochester, a city of more than 100,000 citizens. Rochester ranks among the nation's best cities in which to reside, according to Money Magazine.

Rochester earns high marks for its thriving economy and warm hospitality. Citizens enjoy civic theatre, symphony and orchestra, dozens of restaurants, specialty shops, and seasonal activities. Rochester's proximity to Minneapolis and St. Paul provides quick access to urban choices.

For more information about Rochester visit http://www.rochestermn.gov/

Frequently Asked Questions

"Charter House is my home & where my friends are; it feels like home."

Do I own my Charter House apartment?

Charter House residents do not own their apartment. There are no real estate taxes, assessments or repairs!

What does C.C.R.C. mean?

A Continuing Care Retirement Community brings together in one location a diverse selection of resident choices, lifestyle options, services, healthcare and amenities. At Charter House, continuing care also means an emphasis on wellness, helping seniors remain as healthy and active as possible. Furthermore, by definition, a C.C.R.C. continues to meet the needs of its residents as their needs change over time. The result is genuine peace of mind.

Is it just Rochester people living at Charter House?

Charter House is home to about 400 residents. Approximately 60% are from Minnesota and 40% have come from all over the country.

What is the relationship between Charter House and Mayo Clinic?

Charter House is an affiliate of Mayo Clinic, and just like St. Mary's Hospital and Rochester Methodist Hospital, Charter House is owned and governed by Mayo Clinic.

Visit www.mayoclinic.org for more information.

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