Ridge Creek – An Expansion of Heritage Community

The future of retirement living is here in Kalamazoo. On the campus of Michigan’s Heritage Community, a pioneer in the senior living industry since 1945, a new addition called Ridge Creek, opened in summer 2022, invites residents to a forward-facing lifestyle befitting today’s modern seniors.

Heritage Community believes in the power of vibrant, active senior living communities, where residents are put in a position to flourish. Ridge Creek furthers Heritage Community’s mission by providing refreshingly new residences and amenities, among many other life-changing experiences. In this post, we’ll discuss all that Ridge Creek offers its residents, including:

  • Spacious, modern residences featuring Smart Home technology
  • Welcoming, lifestyle-enhancing amenities and conveniences
  • Outstanding health and wellness initiatives and care
  • Heritage Community’s longstanding tradition of senior living excellence

Homes at Ridge Creek

When you’re moving into a senior living community, you want it to feel like a place you can call home. That feeling starts with your residence itself, which needs to be a space where you are free to enjoy life.

Warm, welcoming, and contemporary, the Ridge Creek residences provide the comfort and modernity that today’s seniors love. At approximately 881-1,600 sq. ft, these one- and two-bedroom residences are among the most spacious retirement living spaces in the region. A porch or balcony is included in every floor plan, as are contemporary design features and fixtures, attractive finishes, and high ceilings.

Additionally, each and every Ridge Creek residence is integrated with Smart Home technology, which will enable residents to enjoy state-of-the-art climate control, lighting, and security systems. These features make living in a Ridge Creek home a pleasure—but residents also have plenty of reasons not to stay in their home all day.

Amenities and Conveniences

The amenities, services, and conveniences offered by some senior living communities differentiate them from others. At Ridge Creek, and on the broader Heritage Community campus, residents have the good life at their fingertips.

Here are just some of the upscale amenities and services provided for residents here at Heritage Community:

  • A modern, fully-equipped wellness and fitness center
  • Attractive gathering spaces, including a lovely outdoor terrace and fieldstone fireplace
  • A wide array of dining options, including a casual bistro with a full-service bar as well as an elegant, upscale venue with unique seating and intimate accommodations
  • Full exclusive access to an on-campus library, art studio, and The Seasons Salon & Spa where you can relax and unwind however you choose

When it comes to cuisine, Ridge Creek welcomes a chef trained at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America to bring locally-sourced foods and creative, delicious menus to residents. By offering such an eclectic mix of flavors on a weekly basis, the culinary experience at the community is something to look forward to each and every day.

And there’s plenty for nature lovers here at Ridge Creek. Our beautiful apartment homes feature views of—and future connections to—the Portage Creek hike and bike trail project.

Health and Wellness

Of course, health, wellness, and medical care are of paramount importance at any senior living community. However, this is especially true at Life Plan Communities like the one we’ve built here in Kalamazoo. Residents want to know that they will be in good hands should health issues arise, and that the care provided will be not only high-quality, but financially conscious as well.

When it comes to Heritage senior living, outstanding health and wellness is standard. Heritage Community has developed a sterling reputation for providing health and wellness services, and for giving residents the confidence that comes with lifelong care.

At Heritage Community, residents are able to take full advantage of our continuum of care services. Heritage is affiliated with the Bronson Hospital and Borgess Medical Center, southwest Michigan’s leading health systems. Heritage also provides Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing, and rehabilitation services, on-campus, to any residents who need these types of care. At Ridge Creek, these services are all included up-front in the standard life care agreement terms, so there are no hidden costs or surprise fees down the line.

A Heritage of Quality

“Ridge Creek combines the excitement of new, state-of-the-art facilities with the security of an established, highly-acclaimed senior living community,” says Matt Shankle, Heritage’s Director of Sales and Marketing.”

“This isn’t some unknown CCRC popping up out of nowhere—this is a beautiful new addition to a strong, existing community with 75 years of history.”

This is the beauty of Ridge Creek: It provides all the value of a brand new senior living community, combined with the peace of mind of living in a community that has stood the test of time.

Locally owned and not-for-profit, Heritage Community of Kalamazoo has added Ridge Creek to continue its legacy of senior living excellence, and to further revitalize Kalamazoo by addressing the wants and needs of a new generation of seniors (from Michigan and beyond). Heritage’s mission is to be “the premier senior living provider that celebrates the whole person while embracing families and partnering with the community” and Ridge Creek is just the most recent in Heritage’s next steps towards fulfilling that mission.

Heritage’s mission is to be “the premier senior living provider that celebrates the whole person while embracing families and partnering with the community,” and Ridge Creek is Heritage’s next step in fulfilling that mission.

Discover Ridge Creek at Heritage Community

Now fully open and accepting new residents, Ridge Creek will continue to be a cornerstone of our legacy here at Heritage Community. If you or someone you know may have an interest in joining this exceptional, forward-facing Life Plan Community right here in Kalamazoo, please reach out to our staff for more information, call 269-247-5999 or fill out our contact form.