Charter House

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.

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Dec 18, 2019

When is the Right Time to Move?

By Aimalicia Staub, MSW @aimaliciastaub
If you're considering a senior living community for your future, you may ask yourself "when is the right time to move?"  The following questions and responses may be helpful in aiding you in your decision. Planning now can help ensure a smooth transition!   “We don’t need senior [...]
When is the Right Time to Move?
Nov 1, 2019

Planning Ahead for Your Future

By Aimalicia Staub, MSW @aimaliciastaub
  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 [...]
Planning Ahead for Your Future
Sep 15, 2019

Right-Size Your Home

By Aimalicia Staub, MSW @aimaliciastaub
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.  [...]
Right-Size Your Home
Jul 1, 2019

Cognitive Workout

By Aimalicia Staub, MSW @aimaliciastaub
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 [...]
Cognitive Workout
Jun 1, 2019

Creativity: The More You Use, The More You Have

By Aimalicia Staub, MSW @aimaliciastaub
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 [...]
Creativity: The More You Use, The More You Have

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