Top Four Lifestyle Offerings of Senior Living

Some seniors believe that when they move into a retirement community, they’ll be sacrificing the finer luxuries in life to which they’ve grown accustomed. But that doesn’t have to be the case. In fact, some senior living amenities could offer much more than they expect.

Ridge Creek is the expansion of Heritage Community of Kalamazoo, where residents are invited to enjoy a forward-facing lifestyle at the leading edge of health and wellness. Here, residents don’t have to sacrifice comfort of contemporary design, cultural or social opportunities, or the stability of lifelong health care.

Ridge Creek offers an active retirement lifestyle with top amenities inside the home, endless dining options, an unmatched health care program and wellness services to keep you feeling your best no matter what phase of your retirement.

State of the Art Homes

As an expansion of Heritage Community of Kalamazoo, it was paramount that Ridge Creek incorporate the best technology available to better serve its residents. We have added Smart Home technology, a contemporary design and commitment to ongoing revitalization of Kalamazoo to address the wants and needs of a new generation of older adults in our region.

Residents have the option of a one- or two-bedroom apartment that offers stately accommodations with a number of features and floor plan options. Ridge Creek apartments are equipped with state of the art climate control and lighting systems. Amenities include full kitchens with appliances, designed specifically with entertaining in mind, as well as personalized housekeeping services, all-inclusive gas, electric and water and so much more.

24-hour emergency and security, including personal response system pendants, will also be available so you have peace of mind knowing you’ll be safe.

The Promise of Lifelong Health Care

Residents and their loved ones are granted safety and security by Ridge Creek’s unique approach to patient care — including personalized services tailored to fit each resident throughout their time as a Heritage Community Member.

As a part of the Continuum of Care promise, residents can become Lifecare Members, meaning they’ll be cared for regardless of their support needs down the line.

Heritage Community has long been reputed for its outstanding approach to health and wellness, offering the full continuum of care services in affiliation with both the Bronson and Borgess Medical Centers, southwest Michigan’s leading health systems.

If and when needed, Heritage Homecare, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing, and rehabilitation services are all available on the campus of Heritage Community.

Wellness Programs

Staying active is of the utmost importance to staying healthy, especially as you age. That’s why Ridge Creek offers a variety of physical wellness classes for residents to be active and get involved in new experiences.

Some wellness programs include the following:

Cardio Drumming

This activity helps you regain and maintain muscle strength while having fun playing music. Drumming releases endorphins and negative feelings, and increases synchronization of brain activity which promotes a variety of positive outcomes such as mental awareness.


Enhance®Fitness is a senior-friendly, hour-long class held three times a week that promotes strengthening, cardiovascular stimulation and mobility. The program is also flexible based on the residents’ individual needs so it can be enjoyed when possible.

Tai Chi

A Tai Chi instructor leads weekly sessions that allow participants to restfully increase their flexibility. Tai Chi involves deep breathing, positive visualization and a rhythmic series of physical postures to invigorate the mind, body and soul.

Exceptional Dining

Heritage Community offers dishes that delight the palate with familiar and savory flavors. The wide array of options available will accommodate dietary or health-related considerations to always make sure your health is accounted for, without sacrificing taste.

And as a locally owned non-profit, we value the incorporation of local grower’s products in meals and favor locally groomed culinary talent for our kitchen staff.

Staff invite regular recommendations from residents on favorite dishes so everyone can fully enjoy their food and eagerly anticipate their next meal together. From the light and fresh zing of our baked salmon to the home-mashed comfort of our potatoes or the decadent luxury of our chocolate torte, dining at Heritage Community offers rich, varied and exquisite tastes to complement your every day.

If you or a loved one is looking for comfortable and enjoyable living, with endless options to remain as carefree and independent as possible, Heritage could be the right fit. Take a look at the complete list of amenities we have to offer at Ridge Creek. For more information, contact us here.