New Perspective Waconia

Lighthouse of Waconia

500 Cherry Street, Waconia MN 55387

New Perspective Waconia

500 Cherry Street, Waconia MN 55387

PROPERTY TYPE(s):   Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

Welcome to New Perspective Waconia

Located west of Minneapolis in the lovely lakeside community of Waconia, this New Perspective was the first community developed by the founding family—and the most recent to undergo a multi-million dollar expansion. The possibilities for Living Life on Purpose® are limited only by the imagination in this beautiful community.

Independent living

Active living at New Perspective Communities means freedom to enjoy private living space without the responsibilities or worry of continued maintenance and upkeep. Beautiful surroundings and the supportive Four Pillars philosophy help to create many opportunities for Living Life on Purpose™!  In addition to your personal, comfortable apartment, you enjoy:

  • Beautiful dining space with a chef to prepare your meals
  • Onsite therapy and wellness center
  • Brain fitness stations
  • Warm water therapy pool
  • Mirrored dance hall
  • Your own pub for a game of pool and a pint with friends
  • Plenty of activities and entertainments to choose from
  • A charming Bistro for a snack or a smoothie

Assisted Living

New Perspective Communities, assistance in the activities of daily living (ADL) is provided at several care levels that honor freedom of choice and focus on maintaining independence. Our supportive Four Pillars philosophy enhances our goal of providing just the right amount of help to enable your personal approach to Living Life on Purpose™!

Residents in Assisted Living have opportunities for:

  • Assistance in using the Dakim brain fitness stations
  • Enjoying all community entertainment and engagement options
  • Medication management
  • Assistance with dressing or other daily needs
  • Social interaction at events and meals

Memory Care

In our Betty’s Harbor Memory Care Neighborhoods, a Life Engagement Coach assists residents to participate in a continual flow of daily events, from group activities to pursuits based on personal interests and abilities. Our Four Pillars philosophy gives focus to these activities, which are designed to keep minds and bodies engaged and residents supported in Living Life on Purpose™.

Betty’s Harbor residents might participate—and receive support and encouragement—in:

  • Singing the songs they know best
  • Wii bowling
  • Miniature golf
  • Craft making
  • Art programs
  • Current events
  • Journaling
  • Chair exercise

Short Term Stay

When a caregiver needs to be away, or if a brief rehab stay is required—or even when someone wants to give the experience of assisted living a trial run—the short-term stay option that most New PerspectiveCommunities offer is the perfect solution! Short-term stay residents have:

  • Access to all the amenities available to permanent residents
  • Medication management or other assistance needs met
  • Delicious meals available
  • Physical or occupational therapy opportunities as required
  • Comfortable, safe oversight of medical needs
  • Opportunity to enjoy community activities or entertainment


Property Features
  • Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care
  • Activities
  • Bistro
  • Pool
  • Pub

Services Offered

  • Respite Care

Available Services (Call for Detail)

  • Meal Program
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping
  • Transportation

Payment Option

  • Market Rate
  • Elderly Waiver

Additional Property Details

New Perspective Communities have incorporated programming that supports each pillar for all of our New Perspective Waconia residents: Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care.

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