The Vitalize! Wellness Centre is an innovative senior wellness center serving Ecumen Parmly LifePointes residents and the broader Chisago Lakes community. Programs, services and amenities are designed to support active aging through the six dimensions of individual well-being: physical, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, vocational, and social. Vitality coaching is available to support holistic perspectives that integrate body, mind, heart and spirit. Vitalize! is open seven days a week, with early morning to evening hours. Class Schedule & Information Brochure
Ever-evolving programs and services offered by this model Wellness Centre include:
• Aquatics — Enjoy classes, therapy and open swim times in a heated lap pool for stress-free exercise and relief for aching joints. A separate therapy pool features massage jets and one of the few underwater treadmills in the region.
• Personal Training — Professional fitness experts provide assessments and individual fitness routines for aquatics and/or equipment in the Fitness Room.
• Fitness Room — Smart key virtual training technology guides members through their workout routines and tracks progress as they move from cardio machines to strength training equipment.
• Group Exercise — From yoga and aerobics to circuit training, we offer an array of classes to help members put wellness in motion.
• Massage Therapies — Choose from an automated warm water massage bed or deep, hands-on massage by a certified Message Therapist.
• Serenity Garden — An interior courtyard where mind and soul can find nourishment within the peace and natural beauty of a Japanese garden.
• Social, Intellectual and Art Groups — A variety of individual and group opportunities including classes and workshops in areas ranging from art, literature and music to Tai Chi. Class Schedule
Vitalize! membership is open to the community as well as to Ecumen Parmly LifePointes residents, with health insurance reimbursement available through several insurance providers. FOR MORE INFORMATION about Vitalize! membership, call us at 651-257-7957.
At Ecumen Parmly LifePointes, we motivate patients to higher levels of success so they may enjoy more independence and a better quality of life. Whether it is pre-surgical therapy/education, post surgery care, or therapy for post-acute or chronic issues, we offer numerous treatment approaches and programming for all therapeutic needs. By pre-planning your post-surgical rehabilitation, you can plan on going home healthier. When you plan ahead by choosing a therapy partner, you are taking charge of your recovery. One call will help put your mind at ease about your short-term rehabilitation following an injury, illness or surgical procedure. We offer:
• State-of-the-art wellness and therapy centers
• Private room reserved for you
• First-rate amenities
• On site certified care, 24/7
• Outpatient therapy options
Rehabilitation therapies are offered on an inpatient and outpatient basis, depending on medical need. Inpatient suites are located adjacent to Lakeside Post-Acute Care and the Vitalize! Wellness Centre to provide easy access to advanced therapeutic amenities. We offer rehabilitative therapies for many conditions, including:
• Orthopedic disorders, injuries
• Pre- & Post-Surgical conditions
• Neurological impairments
• Spinal injuries and conditions
• Pain Syndromes
• Balance Disorders
Aquatic therapy is offered at Ecumen Parmly LifePointes' Vitalize! Wellness Centre. The Centre features a heated lap pool and a separate therapy pool with massage jets and one of the only underwater treadmills in the region.
Please call 651-829-0117 for more information or to schedule a tour.
Post-Acute Care Unit
The warm and inviting private rooms of the Lakeside Post-Acute Care Unit are designed to help people recovering from hospitalization or illness regain their strength. Ecumen Parmly LifePointes offers rehabilitative services through a state-of-the-art physical therapy center, a combination of skilled nursing care, and physical, occupational, speech and aquatic therapies. The peace and serenity of Parmly’s gardens, walking paths, trees, and views of lovely Green Lake provide the perfect setting for health and recovery.
Think you may need physical therapy?
Consult with your doctor. Tell your doctor what issues you have been having with your activities of daily living such as walking, dressing, or balance. Your doctor will help you determine if physical therapy is your best option. Once you have a written doctor's order, call the business office at Parmly LifePointes to discuss your insurance/payment information at 651-213-2746. Then call the Therapy Department to schedule the appointment at 651-257-7940. If you need transportation services, you can make your arrangements by calling 651-257-7327. You will need to arrive 30 minutes early to your first appointment at the Vitalize! Wellness Centre to fill out the admissions packet.
At Home Care of Ecumen Parmly LifePointes provides an array of services to support active aging for our customers in the place they want to be, in their own homes. Services range from professional nursing and home health aid to light housekeeping, meal preparation, running errands and grocery shopping. At Home Care offers specially trained Parmly home health aides, supervised by a registered nurse, to help you in your home or your loved one’s home. We provide friendly, reasonably-priced home health care services.
Package A -- Daily 15 minute wellness visit and medication reminder by a Home Health Aid.
Package B -- Daily 30 minutes of morning or evening companionship, personal care assistance and medication reminder. Weekly linen change, bathing assistance and light housekeeping by a Home Health Aide.
Package C -- Daily 30 minutes of morning or evening companionship and personal care assistance. Twice Daily medication reminder. Weekly linen change, bathing assistance and light housekeeping by a Home Health Aide.
Daily Services are seven days per week. Home Health Aides are trained to do a variety of tasks. If you don't see it listed here, please ask.
Ala Carte At Home Care Services:
Weekly medication set-up by an RN
Personal Care Assistance by Home Health Aide
Companion Services [per hour]
Foot Care by Home Health Aide [per visit]
Foot Care by an RN [per visit]
Eye Drops [per visit]
RN services [per hour]
At Home Care also offers Homemaker Services, providing just the support you desire to make living at home easier.
Basic Homemaker Services:
Mop kitchen floor
Vacuuming of carpeted areas
Mopping bathroom floor
Sink & Tub cleaning
Deluxe Homemaker Services:
Mop kitchen floor
Wash kitchen counters, stove top, refrigerator top
Vacuuming carpeted areas
Mopping bathroom floor
Sink, mirror and tub cleaning
A homemaking interview will be done prior to beginning services to establish a unique, individualized homemaking schedule specific to your needs.
Laundry Services includes changing bed linens but does not include detergent or quarters.
For more information on Parmly At Home Care or Homemaker Services or to schedule an appointment, call (651) 257-7337.
Over the years, the greater Chisago Lakes community has made major contributions to the success and well being of the Ecumen Parmly LifePointes community. This essential relationship between friends and neighbors continues to this day and is seen in a variety of Parmly outreach programs — called Community Connections — which help seniors in the greater community to age well within their own homes.
Community Connections programs, such as transportation services, South Chisago Meals on Wheels, Day Club, Caregiver Coaches and At Home Care programs are available to assist people to live independently in their own homes. Other offerings include such programs as:
Reach For The Stars — an exercise program designed for seniors;
Support groups for those affected by Alzheimers and Parkinson’s;
and outpatient services including PTOT & Speech and Aquatic therapies.
Transit Plus -- Whether you live at one of Ecumen Parmly LifePointes residences or in the Chisago community, our Transit Plus service offers transportation for medical appointments, local shopping and other important errands. We also provide specialized transportation and senior taxi services within the greater community. The "Senior Shuttle" offers door-to-door service from your home to your destination and back.
Point Pleasant Heights tennants enjoy complimentary scheduled transportation for local shopping in the Chisago City and Forest lake area.
For more information or to reserve your ride, call 651-257-7327 or email us.
South Chisago Meals on Wheels -- Enlisting a network of community volunteers, Meals on Wheels serves southern Chisago County seniors living within a 15-mile radius of Ecumen Parmly LifePointes with a hot, nutritious home delivered meal. The program provides a noon meal Monday thru Friday.
For more information call 651-257-0580 or email us.
Adult Day Club -- The Ecumen Parmly LifePointes' Adult Day Club provides the essential elements of socialization and enjoyable activities within a gathering of peers who share similar backgrounds and life experiences. The goal of the Adult Day Club of Ecumen Parmly LifePointes is to socialize, stimulate, and motivate program participants while offering respite for the at home caregiver.
The Day Club is available to Chisago and Washington County residents 18 years of age and older, who are physically and/or mentally disabled and living at home. Transportation to and from Adult Day Club is available through the Ecumen Parmly LifePointes’ Transit Plus program.
Day Club operates Monday - Friday, from 9am to 3pm (except major holidays), and includes continental breakfast, family style dinner, and coffee hour with snacks, often made by participants.
In addition to daily exercise, our planned programs include board games, trivia and memory games, crafts, baking, walking groups, picnics, outings, plays, popcorn and movies, music and sing-a-longs, holiday celebrations, and more. Chapel services Catholic communion, and bible study are available through the Parmly Chapel.
Our Adult Day Club follows a medical model using trained professional staff, with services including assistance with bathing, medications, and other personal needs. Club participants can also take advantage of the Parmly Beauty Shop and, with a doctor's order, the Parmly rehabilitation services for those in need of OT, PT, and speech therapy.
Half-day guest passes are available for the adult and family members to experience the program. For more information or arrange for a guest pass, call Carol at 651-257-7947.
Our Day Club service is also available at Margaret's House for those suffering from memory loss.
For further information, call 651-257-7947 or email us.
The State of Minnesota Department of Human Services licenses the Adult Day Club program. Adult Day Club of Parmly LifePointes works with adults and their family members, medical providers, counties and the Veterans Administration for assistance with enrollment.
Support Groups --
It’s rare when the place you live looks more like a park than a housing complex but that’s just one of the signature features at Ecumen Parmly LifePointes. On 60 acres along the shores of Green Lake, residents enjoy serene, wooded views, gardens and paths for leisurely walks throughout the community. And, for those on the go, there are transportation services available, and a full and wide-ranging calendar of activities.
Being part of the Parmly LifePointes community also provides residents with priority entrance to additional care or services including Assisted Living, Transitional Care, Rehabilitation Therapy, Memory Care and Skilled Nursing if they are ever needed.
Point Pleasant Heights offers the companionship of friends and the active, carefree retirement lifestyle you've earned. Point Pleasant Heights might just be the perfect place to live in retirement. With 63 apartments and 44 picturesque townhomes, you can enjoy independent living with options in one- or two-bedroom floor plans and rents. We offer single-level homes with updated kitchens, flooring and bathrooms and spacious living areas. Basic cable, on-site garages, emergency system, and reduced-fee membership at Vitalize! Wellness Centre are included in the monthly fee at Point Pleasant Heights. Want a break from cooking? Lunch and dinner are served restaurant style in the community dining room. Exercise programs, a beauty and barber shop, putting green and personal garden spaces are also available for residents. Enjoy privacy and security within a community of friends and neighbors and a wealth of amenities.
Lakeview Apartments provide maintenance-free, independent living for adults over age 62 and for young adults with a mobility impairment needing the features of a handicapped accessible apartment. Tenants in this beautiful HUD-subsidized apartment building enjoy a delicious, nutritionally balanced lunch Monday-Saturday (separate meals agreement required). Choose from a one or two bedroom apartment. Two bedroom apartments require a two-person household. Garden plots are available for tenants with "green thumbs". In addition to on-site banking, church services, and an exercise program, transportation, health care services, and grocery delivery are available.
Vindauga View Assisted Living Apartments provide the extra support and services needed to make enjoying life a bit easier. The 25 studio, one and two bedroom apartments are up-to-date, convenient and comfortable. Our caring staff is committed to creating a homelike environment while respecting each resident’s privacy and dignity. Services include two meals a day, weekly light housekeeping, a 24/7 urgent response system, medication monitoring and more. Contact us at 651-257-7332 or by email to learn more!
For residents of our assisted living apartments, the Ecumen Lifestyle Covenant is one way we support each individual's right to live fully. The Covenant is an agreement that we and our customers shape together to ensure that we’re empowering residents in living the lifestyle each person desires. It is through empowerment that we honor the people we serve. The Lifestyle Covenant begins with a series of questions that our customers and an Ecumen team member discuss and explore together. The discussion guide helps identify and honor what is most important to each person and how we can support his or her lifestyle.
The journey for people with memory loss often has many stages. To help ensure an optimum quality of life along the journey, Ecumen Parmly LifePointes has developed Memory Bridges, a supportive array of housing options and services for individuals with memory loss -- and for their loved ones, too. Taking into account each individual's cognitive abilities, we "custom-fit" our services, housing offerings and specially trained professional staff to meet their needs through all stages of memory challenges. Our specially designed housing amenities are named in honor of prominent women in the history of Ecumen Parmly LifePointes.
Margaret's House is an ideal residential setting for individuals experiencing the early to mid stages of memory loss but who are able to complete activities of daily living with the assistance of a caregiver. Here, an innovative design supports daily activities in personal care suites — including a private bath — surrounded by beautifully appointed common spaces within a home-like environment. Margaret’s House also offers a Day Club for people affected by memory loss who are living at home or in a caregiver’s home. Services are designed to help individuals maintain their highest level of physical, emotional, social and psychological well being.
Isabelle's House serves residents with advanced memory loss who require more assistance in achieving their optimum lifestyle. It’s the ideal environment for people who do not require skilled nursing care, yet do require one-on-one assistance with some activities of daily living. A nostalgic design features destination points and activities throughout the building to encourage active participation throughout the day.
The Cottage opened in 2010 and is nestled in a beautiful tree filled area near the lake. The Cottages provides memory care services for early to mid stages of memory loss. This unique remodel of an existing town home complex is a very home-like setting decorated with a "cottage" feel for eight clients. The building features private rooms and a beautiful outdoor space for gardening, walking or taking in some fresh air. Services are available 24 hours per day and strive to keep the individual as independent as possible.
Martha's House presents a smaller, home-like setting within The Residence which is more conducive to higher care levels for people with memory loss who require advanced support.
Day Club is a unique opportunity at Ecumen Parmly LifePointes for persons experiencing memory loss who are living at home or in their caregivers’ home. Day Club participants enjoy health promotion and social activities; family members and friends appreciate knowing their loved one is experiencing compassionate support. The services are designed to enable participants to maintain their highest level of physical, emotional, social and psychological functioning, ultimately securing a sense of well being.
The Residence at Parmly offers the choice of private and semi-private rooms, in addition to around-the-clock skilled nursing care. Here we carry forward Parmly’s historic tradition of providing the most compassionate elderly care. Dedicated, friendly and professional employees enhance the home-like environment, fostering dignity and independence for the residents.
Our broad array of services also includes entertainment, social programs, worship services, pastoral care, and home cooked meals. And, in keeping with the concept of staying engaged in life, a key component of living at The Residence is the active involvement of family members and friends.
All of Parmly’s services are based on a foundation of Christian warmth and compassion. We offer ecumenical pastoral care and a campus chapel for clients and the community, as spiritual well being is one of the six areas of wellness we support and encourage through our services. Spiritual care is extended to residents or tenants and their families as well as to staff without religious discrimination. Our chaplain works cooperatively with local religious leaders to provide spiritual support in times of life transition, health crisis, and bereavement.
The variety of worship and spiritual opportunities available on the Parmly campus gives both residents and tenants broad choices. Everyone is welcome to attend and be a part of a worship or spiritual experience that fulfills their spiritual need. For those unable to attend in person, Parmly offers live telecast of spiritual services across the campus.
The Residence -- In the chapel at the Residence, ecumenical worship services are held every Sunday morning and Wednesday morning at 9:15 a.m. Sunday worship is more formal and includes Holy Communion on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. All our worship services are televised on a closed circuit cable channel for viewing in rooms and housing units throughout the Parmly campus. One of our 24 area community congregational pastors leads the Wednesday morning chapel service, and the Parmly chaplain leads Sunday worship.
We also offer Roman Catholic communion and rosary each Thursday morning, and Catholic laity provide private communion for our residents as requested.
In addition, a prayer service is held Friday mornings. Other offerings include a Wednesday afternoon Bible study, monthly "Services of Remembrance," the annual "All Saints’ Day," Catholic anointing twice yearly and a spiritual group for less cognitive residents twice a week.
Point Pleasant Heights -- We offer worship services in the Cedar Room at 2:30 p.m. on the 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th Monday of the month with a Holy Communion service every 2nd Monday. Coffee and fellowship follow each service. Each Wednesday morning there is a Bible Study at 10:00 a.m. led by the Chaplain (except the summer.)
Lakeview Apartments -- Several community pastors lead worship on the 1st and 3rd Mondays in the library room with a Holy Communion service held for the tenants every third Monday. We also offer a Bible study every Friday afternoon.
Vindauga View Apartments -- A Bible Study Group meets every Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. in the dining room. Many also attend both of our the worship services at the Parmly Chapel on Sundays and Wednesdays as it is a convenient walk through the connecting hallways.
Day Club -- Bible Study is offered each Thursday before lunch. Holy Communion and pastoral conversations are available upon request. Each Wednesday most folks arrive to attend morning chapel.
Margaret’s House -- Spiritual Group is conducted each Monday, and individual pastoral visits can be arranged by request. Residents also enjoy worship in the chapel.
28210 Old Towne Road
Chisago City, MN 55013