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.
Many older adults wait too long to incorporate resources into their lives that will help them remain independent. Planning ahead is essential to considering the options available to you if your health or circumstances change. You will have more control when you make time to carefully explore [...]
The Difficulty of Downsizing.
Do you cringe whenever you hear the word "downsize?" If so, you're not alone! We often hear from our incoming Charter House residents that the downsizing process was the most difficult aspect of moving.
We have an emotional connection to our belongings for several reasons. [...]
As we age, we tend to fall into familiar patterns and routines that are not helpful for our brain. The most impactful benefit comes when you engage in a variety of activities each day that stimulate and challenge different parts of your brain. Your brain is challenged when you [...]
Start the summer off with creativity and promote healthy aging! There is a growing body of research exploring the relationship between aging and creativity. Creativity influences your mind and body. It fosters communication and expression that is both healing and embraces the wholeness inherent in each of us. Creative activities [...]
May 31st is National Save Your Hearing Day. This serves as a great reminder of the importance of our hearing. Use it as an opportunity to learn about risk factors along with the steps you can take to protect your hearing.
Hearing loss can occur from damage to [...]