Senior Living Blog
Welcome to the senior living blog for Charter House! Charter House is the world’s only Mayo Clinic Senior Living and we’re located in Rochester, Minnesota.
In these blog posts we’ll provide you with helpful resources and information. You’ll learn more about the Charter House lifestyle and our philosophy on aging. You can gain insight from our wellness tips and healthy aging information from Mayo Clinic experts.
Learning about senior living can be best coming from a senior themselves. Therefore, we’ll feature personal stories from our very own Charter House residents. About half of our residents move to Charter House from the Rochester area, and the other half are move from all over the US. Moving cross-country can add complexity, so we’ll provide you with the tips and tricks our residents have used.
Charter House opened our Parkside Art Gallery in January of 2015 as a way to give back to the Rochester community. This rotating art gallery features artistic works from local artists. This dedicated space for local artists feeds our residents’ cultural interests and love for art.
We believe in being a strong community partner. Because of that, we are always looking to connect with programs and resources that benefit Rochester. Creating an art gallery was another way for Charter House to give back to the arts community. Offering a rotating art exhibit was also of enormous interest to our residents because of their love of the cultural arts.
We’ve had a very positive response from the community. To date, we’ve featured 31 artists within 18 exhibits! We now have artists scheduled to exhibit in the Parkside Gallery for the next several years. Artists now refer to Charter House as “the place where local artists want to display their work!”
Every quarter when we feature a new exhibit, we hosts an opening event in which the public is invited to attend. It is always a very well-attended event with refreshments, music, and a gallery talk by the artists. Check out our Facebook page or our Parkside Gallery page for details on upcoming openings!