Independent Living Frequently Asked Questions
What is independent living for seniors?
Independent living for seniors refers to residence in a comfortable, easy-to-maintain, private apartment or house within a community of seniors. Any housing arrangement designed exclusively for seniors (generally those age 55+) may be classified as an independent living community. The Gardens at Felician Village is considered an independent living community for those who are 55+ and offers many amenities to keep you active!
What amenities are available?
Each apartment or garden home comes equipped with a refrigerator, stove, microwave, garbage disposal, washer and dryer. Your monthly service fee includes maintenance service on all appliances. Heat, air and water utilities are also included in the apartments. All residents have direct access to the Village Square which includes Premier Hair Studio at Felician Village and massage therapy, Blessed Angela Chapel, Business Office, HFM clinic, Next Step Rehabilitation and the Village Café and Market.
Are dining services available?
Yes. There are three dining locations available to residents. The Bistro and Wisconsin Room are available at The Gardens and the Village Café is available at the Village Square. All three of these restaurants are also available to the public along with our Felician Village catering service.
How do I pay for my meals?
A meal credit for dining services is included in your monthly fee. This amount can be used in The Bistro, Wisconsin Room and the Village Café.
I still like to cook or bake. Can I still do that?
Yes! Every apartment or garden home has a full kitchen including a full size stove, refrigerator and microwave.
I enjoy socializing with friends. What is available?
Socializing for seniors is very important to us at The Gardens. You will find many common areas available for socializing throughout our campus. One in particular is our fabulous Glab Lounge, which houses our in-home movie theater system, bar/socializing area, Wii bowling, bingo, and so much more! There are also areas available for residents to reserve for family gatherings. Our three restaurants are also wonderful places for socializing with family and friends.
Am I required to pay a membership or any other type of fee prior to moving in?
In the past, residents were required to pay a membership fee but that changed in 2000. You are not required to pay a membership fee. However, a security deposit equivalent of one month’s rent is collected at the time of contract signing.
Is medical care provided?
Medical services are not provided at The Gardens. Our campus offers the convenience of an on-site HFM Clinic in the Village Square. Residents can contract with an outside homecare agency while living at The Gardens.
Will my insurance cover any of my accommodation fee?
Most insurances will not cover the cost of your accommodation fee at The Gardens.
I am still driving. Is parking available?
Yes. If you choose to live in a garden home an attached garage is included with the home. An underground heated parking garage is available for an additional fee to those living in the apartments.
Are religious services provided on campus?
Yes. Catholic Mass and Lutheran/Protestant services are offered in the Blessed Angela Chapel located in the Village Square. There is also a Pastoral Care team to help with your individual spiritual needs. Rosary is offered nightly in The Gardens reflection area. We welcome all faiths.
My family from out of town comes to visit and stay with me. Can they stay at The Gardens?
Yes. They can either stay with you in your apartment or garden home or in one of the fully furnished guest suites available at The Gardens. If they choose not to stay on campus, there are local hotels in the area.
Is smoking allowed?
Smoking is not allowed anywhere on the Felician Village campus.
Are pets allowed?
Pets are allowed to live in our garden homes only. They are allowed for visits in the apartments, but not overnight.