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Published on October 28, 2014

New Resort-Style Community, Chateau Waters, Transforms the Senior Living Experience

Chateau Waters gives seniors more opportunities to live the active, social lifestyles they desire.

St. Cloud, Minn. – St. Benedict’s Senior Community (SBSC), a leader in health care and senior living in west central Minnesota today paved the way for cutting-edge senior communities in Minnesota during a groundbreaking event where they introduced Chateau Waters, a resort-style hospitality-focused senior living development.

Chateau Waters, named to portray the community’s classic elegance and charm balanced with wellness and distinction, will include 72 contemporary 1-2 bedroom apartment homes available for rent. The development will be rich with amenities, have numerous indoor-outdoor spaces, and is located within a naturally attractive environment.

“Our vision for Chateau Waters is to create a remarkable place for seniors,” said Robin Theis, administrator, housing and community services at SBSC. “St. Benedict’s Senior Community has been providing quality, innovation and exceptional service to seniors for years and it is our mission to continue to do so. Today, I couldn’t be more pleased to say that this unique project demonstrates that commitment.”

A centerpiece of the development includes an expansive spa and wellness center that will boast the latest in health, relaxation, beauty and fitness. Indoor and outdoor spaces are designed to engage and entertain residents in their favorite hobbies such as gardening, walking, or cooking as well as for socializing with friends and family. For those who enjoy going out, Chateau Waters will also have fine dining, a shop, fire pits and grilling areas, a theatre, bistro, and media center.

For residents who prefer to spend the day at home, all apartments will feature balconies, fireplaces, natural lighting, and accents like stone, glass and wood – all designed to create a high-quality living experience. Other conveniences include full kitchens, ample storage, washer and dryer, and more.

“St. Benedict’s Senior Community has been on the forefront of senior health care and housing,” said Linda Doerr, vice president of senior services at St. Cloud Hospital and CEO at SBSC. “We have accomplished this by continuously listening to what Minnesota seniors want and need. We’re always reinventing ourselves, always providing new and relevant options and services. To that end, we have incorporated an indoor pool, outdoor walking paths, a putting green, pickle ball court, and an area for outside yoga and exercise classes into the design of Chateau Waters to ensure the community offers something for everyone and that it will truly be a remarkable place to live.”

Chateau Waters will begin construction this spring. An anticipated completion and grand opening is scheduled for summer 2016.

RSP Architects, an international architecture firm, is the lead architect for the project. Construction is under the direction of Welsh Companies, a commercial real estate group. The project would not be possible without the support of the City of Sartell, Minn.

“Our goal in designing Chateau Waters is to honor that history and continue the tradition of excellence for the next generation of seniors,” commented Alanna Carter, RSP Architect’s director of environments for aging. “The new building has been sited to take full advantage of the beautiful setting so that no matter where you look, there is nature and serenity all around.”

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