Welcome to the Charter House page! Charter House is the world’s only Mayo Clinic Retirement Living and is located in Rochester, Minnesota.

In these pages we provide you with helpful resources that enable you to age in a healthy and purposeful way. You’ll find insight from Mayo Clinic experts, wellness tips, and personal stories about aging well. Follow us as we discuss steps you can take to improve your overall well-being.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do residents own their Charter House apartment?

Charter House residents do not own their apartment. This means there are no real estate taxes, property taxes, or assessment fees!

What does CCRC mean?

CCRC stands for Continuing Care Retirement Community. A Continuing Care Retirement Community brings together in one location, a diverse selection of resident choices, lifestyle options, services, healthcare, and amenities.

At Charter House, continuing care also means an emphasis on wellness, helping you remain as healthy and active as possible. Furthermore, as a CCRC, we continue to meet the needs of our residents as your needs change over time.

What is the relationship between Charter House and Mayo Clinic?

Charter House is not-for-profit and owned and operated by Mayo Clinic. Just like St. Marys Hospital and Rochester Methodist Hospital, Charter House is governed by Mayo Clinic. Visit the Mayo Clinic website for more information.

Can only Mayo Clinic employees or retirees live at Charter House?

You do not have to be a current or former Mayo Clinic employee in order to live at Charter House.

Who lives at Charter House?

Charter House is home to about 350 residents. Approximately 60% are from Minnesota and 30% have come from all over the country.  The average age at move-in is 77.

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