We’re so glad you’re here. Independence Village is a place full of warmth, energy and activity. We hope you feel an instant connection to the people that live and work in our community, as we strive to make sure you enjoy every single moment of every single day here.
Our community sits close to a wooded, wetland area that has all types of wildlife to watch. Our residents enjoy sitting outside, under our covered porch areas watching rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks, and many types of native birds. The natural beauty of Grand Ledge is one of the most memorable reasons to call it your home.
We believe that our extra effort and attention to detail make us an extra special place to live. Because we know the little things make a difference, we work to make sure that every thing we do – large or small – will help you get more out of every day.
We offer a variety of apartment types, from studios to one- or two-bedroom suites. Each style includes utilities and is ready for immediate move-in. Stylish accents and thoughtful touches make whichever floor plan you choose a wonderful home. Add your personal touch and make the décor as individual as you are.
The Main Activity Room is our large banquet space, designed for big events and gatherings with lots of people, such as bingo games and group exercise classes. Take in a movie or catch a game on our big screen TV, and enjoy the camaraderie of sharing the experience with friends in a room that’s big enough to be together without feeling cramped. Located in the center of our community, the Main Activity Room can hold up to 70 people comfortably, and is where we hold special performances and parties. Music lovers can play the piano or organ, catch an Elvis impersonator, the local Bell Choir, or the MSU Alumni Band. Our annual Sweetheart Party, which is open to the public, honors couple celebrating 50 years of marriage and is always a special, romantic event. Other activities residents love to attend include our Tapas and Teatime gatherings, cooking demos, and ice sculptor shows. You can also reserve the Main Activity Room for your own personal special event, like a baby shower, birthday party, or anything where you need a lot of space to have a great time.
Our Garden Activity Room is located in our Enhanced Living area, and is designed for small, intimate events. With garden and patio access, it is a lovely area that is home to two birds, and comes equipped with an organ, which can be used for church services, and a TV with video capabilities for presentations during educational events. We also like to use the Garden Activity Room for crafting and art classes, including art therapy, and for special game day cards and dice tournaments.
Independence Village of Grand Ledge is not only your home, it’s home to a five-star restaurant, where the food is always excellent and the service always exceeds expectations. Our hostess and waitstaff take pride in knowing our residents—not just their names, but their preferences and needs. We know what you like, and what you don’t. We remember that you like your bacon crisp, and your eggs over medium. We pay attention to any dietary requests you have and respect them. Everyone is special to us, and we take care of your food just as we take care you. We want you to be happy with your dining options, so we’ll make whatever you like—even if it’s not on the menu. Residents love our theme nights, when we switch up the menu to offer special dishes from Mexico, Asia, or the southern US. We also go all out for brunches and feature plenty of made-to-order dishes. Our Executive Chef is very serious about his kitchen and what comes out of it, using herbs and vegetables grown right here in our own garden. Every dish is 95% made from scratch, and are often original recipes from our own chefs! And of course we love suggestions for new meal ideas. We believe you deserve the very best, and we will do everything we can to ensure a consistently top-shelf dining experience at every meal.
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There is something to do for everyone. We offer everything from Bingo to growing your own tomatoes in our garden.
Our Life Enrichment Program is meant to be a personal journey of growth and enrichment, affecting not only our residents but also their families and our surrounding community. Our approach is always to include spirit, mind, soul, and body in our event consideration for each resident. We believe that everyone has lived and continues to live a beautiful and interesting life, and we want all of our residents to remain well-rounded, healthy and personally fulfilled.
A big part of our program involves listening. We like to hear about your life experiences and further your interests. Every person is important and valuable to our community, and we work hard to make sure each resident feels loved and appreciated. To that end, we hold a resident forum each month to talk about past, current and future activities. We want to make sure that everyone’s input is heard and that we’re always offering lots of interesting things to do. Some events on our calendar include bingo games, art therapy classes, social and happy hours, a garden club, farmers’ market trips, and more! There is literally something for everyone in our Life Enrichment Program, and we encourage every resident to get involved and enjoy everything life at Independence Village has to offer.
The Assisted Living and Memory Care Program also incorporates all of the above programs but in a more person-centered approach. Since these residents are in various stages of dementia, our calendar does not have a scheduled timetable. We list various activities to cover the Seven Dimensions of Wellness to be executed at whatever time of day works best for each resident. Several activities take place at the same time to meet the individual needs of each resident. Although we have many group activities, this stage requires more one-on-one, or small group activities. Although a daily list of activities is offered, there is also a daily pick list we pull from to meet an individual person’s needs.
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Our Grand Ledge campus has been very involved in the community since 1999. As the first major establishment to invest in Grand Ledge, we’re proud to have been the impetus for other much-needed development in the area. We love the small, family-oriented feel of Grand Ledge, and embrace the hometown feel by participating and sponsor many local events. We host the Kiwanis and Grand Ledge Chamber of Commerce board meetings, and encourage our residents to engage in local community outings and local events. We believe in supporting local businesses and professionals and offer residents a variety of ancillary services as well as the convenience of onsite doctor visits from two local physicians.