Charter House Receives 8 Awards!

As Charter House celebrates 35 years of helping people age healthily, it has another reason to celebrate, having received several local and national awards and recognitions over the past year!

The eight awards and recognitions received in the past year are:

KTTC Fan Favorite for Senior Living Community for 2020

This is the third consecutive year that Charter House has won this award. Charter House is the only senior living community that has won the award since the award was created.

Post-Bulletin Best of the Best for 2019: Senior Community

Charter House won this award for the third consecutive year in 2019.

U.S. News & World Report Best Nursing Home: Short-Term Rehabilitation for 2019–2020

This award is given to nursing homes that were evaluated by U.S. News & World Report and achieved a certain level within the rankings. Charter House ranked in the top 20% for short-term rehabilitation

Minnesota Health Strategy and Communication Network Award of Merit for “Charter House Magazine Campaign”

An Award of Merit was presented to the “Charter House Magazine Campaign,” which was created to build awareness of what contributes to healthy aging and showcase how this healthy aging lifestyle is deeply embedded within the Charter House community.

Mature Media Award

The Charter House received the Mature Media Award for its 12 Strategies for Healthy Aging, a monthly newsletter created in collaboration with the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center. This national award recognizes the best marketing, communications, educational materials and programs for adults 50 and older.

Holleran Corporation’s Choice Community Award

The Charter House received the Holleran Corporation Choice Community Award for being in the top 15% of all senior living communities surveyed in 2019. Holleran is a leading research firm specializing in senior living and community engagement. The Charter House was one of 327 senior living communities in the U.S. surveyed.

Hearthstone Institute’s “I’m Still Here Center of Excellence” certification

Charter House was named a Center of Excellence for its practice of “I’m Still Here” — a philosophy of Alzheimer’s care that advocates the Hearthstone Institute’s belief that people living with Alzheimer’s and dementia can have a high quality of life, regardless of the severity of their memory loss.

LeadingAge Minnesota Excellence in Practice: Community Collaboration Award

Charter House received LeadingAge Minnesota’s Excellence in Practice: Community Collaboration Award for the successful execution of its annual Sidewalk Sale over the past 31 years. Since the sale’s inception, more than $310,000 has been raised for 48 local nonprofit organizations. LeadingAge Minnesota is a network of more than 1,100 organizations providing senior housing, assisted living, adult day care, skilled nursing, home care and other services for older adults.

“I am extremely excited and proud of my team, and the residents, for all that was accomplished and recognized this past year,” says Tony Enquist, Administrator of Charter House. “When I see it all of the awards together on one page, to me, it is staggering.”


(This article is re-posted from the Mayo Clinic News Center)