St. Mark’s offers a full continuum of services for seniors. Seniors can enjoy a lifestyle that fits...from apartment living to assisted living to short term rehabilitation to nursing home care. We have a warm, home-like atmosphere where you can feel comfort and security in the company of your peers. Subsidized housing is available for the apartments. Private and semi-private rooms are available in the nursing home. St. Mark’s has a peaceful and relaxing environment. Ours staff consists of qualified, caring nursing personnel, physical, occupational and speech therapists, an active fun-loving activity department, dietary staff, social services department, a full-time chaplain and a dedicated housekeeping/laundry and maintenance staff.

For assistance, please call our admissions coordinator at(507)437-4594.

St. Mark’s Living
Independent Housing (HUD Subsidized)

Kenwood Heritage Living
Assisted Living (elderly waiver accepted)

St. Mark’s Nursing Home
Rehabilitation Unit and Nursing Home


2301 10th St NW
Norma Beard, Member Services Manager

Austin offers a variety of housing options for senior citizens, including condominiums, apartments, assisted living and long-term care facilities.

Our House is an assisted living home, providing compassionate support for older adults. Respect and independence are the foundation of care delivered at the 40-unit facility.

Professional trained staff are available 24 hours a day to assist residents with personal care and, administer medications. Residents receive three home-cooked meals along with snacks that are available anytime.

The health of every resident is monitored daily. The Residence Director and Registered Nurse communicate with each resident’s family and doctor on an on-going basis. This pro-active approach to wellness includes not only the resident’s physical well-being, but their emotional well-being as well. Activities are designed to stimulate, entertain and motivate.

Our House Memory Care I
24 Bed Unit
1401 15th Ave NW
Assistant Director: Jennifer Beckel

Our House Memory Care II
19 Bed Unit
204 14th St NW
Randy Klein Community Director for all 3 facilities

Your lifestyle is uniquely yours. Whether it's morning coffee, Sunday dinners or just enjoying quiet summer evenings - the patterns of your daily life make you who you are.

At Primrose Retirement Communities, you'll find an environment designed to compliment and even enhance the lifestyle you've come to know. Our independent and assisted living apartment homes offer you freedom from the everyday hassle of home ownership, while our experienced staff provides you with the specialized care and attention you need.

For nearly two decades, we've taken pride in giving personal attention to each of our resident's unique lifestyles and needs. And it's that personal attention that drives all aspects of our retirement communities - including location, design and staff.

We invite you to come by and look around. Bring a friend or your family, meet our staff, have lunch on us and find out why so many people like you call Primrose home.


1201 17th St NE
Jennifer Rowinski, Administrator

For over 25 years, the Cedars of Austin strives to meet our residents' needs at every stage in their life. We offer wonderful senior housing community located in the heart of downtown Austin for those 55 and better. We're conveniently located near Mayo Clinic Health Systems, the YMCA, banks, churches, shopping, the Mill Pond and more! We have a number of different apartments and floor plans to offer in each of our areas: Assisted Living, Independent Living, and Memory Care. We have the ability to care for seniors who need simple reminders all the way to end of life care. We also provide a caring home and community for seniors not requiring any additional services but seek a secure maintenance free life style.

We also offer a wide variety of social and recreational activities, special events and planned outings. We have numerous community areas including our library, craft room, exercise room, beauty shop and our spacious main dining room with a coffee corner. Plus, we offer attached ground level heated garage space, storage lockers, a secured building entrance, a safety & wellness program, laundry, recycling & trash facilities on each floor, a guest apartment, memory care adult day program and many other optional services. Our delicious home-cooked meals are served 3 times a day plus snacks & coffee. Our 24 hour nursing staff includes RN’s, LPN’s and nurses aides to attend to any resident’s needs. We also have on-site management and a full-time maintenance and housekeeping staff. For more information and to schedule a tour, contact Lisa at 507-437-3246.


700 First Dr. NW
Mary Barajas, Executive Director
Lisa Nelson, Sales & Marketing Director

Senior Living

Comforcare is owned and operated by the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society. The Center can accommodate 45 residents, all in a private setting, is licensed by the Minnesota Department of Health and provides the finest professional care in an atmosphere of comfort, compassion and dignity. The Center is designed to provide 24-hour care for persons following hospitalization, those requiring temporary rehabilitative care, and those who are unable to live independently. Comforcare offers all the amenities of home such as flat screen TV, fridge, etc.

Staff includes registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and certified nursing assistants. Physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech/language pathology are available five days a week. Activity personnel provide an on-going program of social, recreational and therapeutic activities.

Each resident is invited to participate in the development of a comprehensive care plan which emphasizes service to the whole person. Consideration is given to spiritual, emotional and social needs, as well as to the resident’s well-being.


400 15th Ave SW
Murray Finger, Administrator
Cheryl Corey, HR Director


1701 22nd Ave SW
Annette Ross, Executive Director

HOT MEALS ON WHEELS, INC. is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization that consists of dedicated volunteers who deliver nutritious meals to residents in Austin, Minnesota, who are elderly, physically or emotionally unable to obtain food, disabled, or otherwise can’t prepare full meals.   This service enables these members of our community to live independently in their own homes with dignity. 

The meals are professionally prepared at licensed facilities and delivered, Monday - Friday, between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
(The meal options are: General, Low Sodium, Diabetic, Bland or Soft)

The cost is $4.00 per meal.  (Invoiced Monthly)

State and Local assistance is available for eligible individuals.  Financial donations help to provide healthy home delivered meals in our community.

HOMES AVAILABLE NOW!  The Village Cooperative of Austin consists of 62 one and two bedroom homes for active adults (55+) and was completed in 2007.  Discover the great landscaped grounds and enjoy the scenic walking paths around the property.  Built with a large community room and kitchen, as well as two guest suites, your family and friends can visit you with the comfort of space and amenities this fantastic community has to offer.

The spacious community room has plenty of space for playing games with friends, working on arts and crafts, or simply enjoying conversation with your neighbors.  You will love watching your favorite sports team or show on the large screen TV.  Other cooperative features include a clubroom, woodworking shop, underground heated parking with a car wash bay, and a full security building.  Standard in every room are all appliances including a washer and dryer, in-home storage, walk-in closets and individually controlled HVAC systems.  Call us today for more information on our homes for resale or to be added to our wait list! 


1313 15th Ave NW
Assistant Director: Jennifer Purkapile
Residence Care Director; Lorrie Nelson