The Pillars of Prospect Park OpensJuly 01, 2020
In May, as University of Minnesota students were departing their resident halls and heading home for the summer, the first seniors began moving into their new residents—down the street—at The Pillars of Prospect Park.
The University of Minnesota Alumni Association has named the Pillars of Prospect Park its first senior living community partner, reshaping the future of housing in the U's backyard. While the property will offer a superior blend of services and amenities ranging from retail providers to assisted living, memory care, and a daycare onsite, it's the community and UofMN lifestyle offered to residents that will set it apart.
The Pillars boasts of a variety of unique amenities, including: Life membership with the UofMN Alumni Association, discounts to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) courses and transportation to these courses. A unique partnership with Gopher Athletics allows residents access to unique experiences with UofMN sports, like women’s basketball season tickets, and even volunteering opportunities at games.
An intergenerational program: The “grandfriends” offers the residents living in the community meaningful opportunities to engage with children who attend the on-site childcare program. Memory care residents benefit from increased alertness, improved mood, reduced hyperactivity, improved sleep and faster cognitive processing.
Additional amenities will help residents feel right at home include including a club room, fitness center with golf simulator, roof deck, bistro, salon/spa and in-unit washer/dryer, stainless steel appliances, granite counters, walk-in closets, balconies (for select units) and underground parking. Units will also feature oversized windows to capture views of the Minneapolis skyline.