Senior Living Rochester MN - Mayo Clinic - Charter House

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A full-service continuing care retirement community.

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Mayo Clinic Retirement Living

For more than 30 years, Charter House has been the choice for those who value an active and independent lifestyle, as well as the convenience of maintenance-free living. Charter House combines thought leadership on healthy aging as the only senior living community owned and operated by the world-renowned Mayo Clinic. As a leading, not-for-profit continuing care retirement community, we offer a wide range of resources to provide you with the pathway to healthy aging.

Consistent with Mayo Clinic, our Mission is to create and sustain an innovative, vital and caring community for older persons served by passionate and dedicated staff so that Charter House is a preferred place to live and work.


Downtown Rochester Location

Rochester MN Downtown -Mayo Clinic

Charter House is conveniently located in downtown Rochester, Minnesota, which has been ranked the #1 Best Place to Live by Livability Magazine in 2017 and 2016!

As the most walkable senior living community in Rochester, we are physically connected to Mayo Clinic and the downtown area via a climate controlled pedestrian skyway and subway system.  This gives you access to downtown shops, banks, restaurants, the Mayo Civic Center, the Government Center, and Rochester Public Library year-round. Charter House is located next to the beautiful Central Park and within easy walking distance to nature trails, bike paths, and much more.

Rochester earns high marks for its thriving economy and warm hospitality. Citizens enjoy civic theater, 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 the city of Rochester, visit the Rochester, MN website.  For information about things to do in Rochester, visit the Rochester Downtown Alliance website.


Board of Directors

Our Charter House Board of Directors is made up Mayo Clinic leadership.

Douglas J. Holtan – Chair
Chair of Department of Facilities and Supportive Services

Tricia G. Lanzel, CPA – Vice Chair
Director of Finance and Accounting Services

John P. Abenstein, M.D.
Consultant, Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine

Franklin K. Ackerman
Associate Administrator of Hospital Operations

Sarah J. Crane, M.D.
Director of Employee and Community Health

Heidi L. Dieter
Vice Chair of Research Administrative Services

Nathan K. LeBrassseur, M.S., Ph.D.
Consultant, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

John D. Poe
Associate Administrator of Systems Quality

Tony Enquist – Secretary
Administrator, Charter House

(Guest) Brandon Verdoorn, M.D. – Charter House Medical Director
Consultant, Community and Internal Medicine