Independent Senior Living

"Living here is like being on vacation at a wonderful resort. Wish we had come sooner!"

The Gardens - senior independence and variety, along with a sense of community and security in Manitowoc County, WI. Making new friends, maintenance free living, restaurant meals, an active lifestyle...these are the advantages you experience when you live at The Gardens at Felician Village. Take part in an exercise class, meet a friend at The Bistro, work out in the fitness center or pick up a book from the library. You choose what fits your lifestyle from physical, spiritual, intellectual and emotional opportunities. 

The Gardens is an independent senior living community for anyone 55 years or better. With choices of a duplex or an apartment with one, two or three bedrooms, you have options to accommodate overnight guests or have a home office or study. The open concept floor plan allows for entertaining in your home. Each apartment and duplex offers a private patio (ground floor) or balcony (second floor) for a view of the peaceful grounds or interior courtyard.

The Gardens at Felician Village rests on more than 14 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds in Manitowoc, WI.  In our independent retirement apartments or duplexes, you can enjoy all the comforts of home without the inconveniences. No more lawn mowing, painting, leaf raking or snow shoveling. Even garbage removal and recycling are included. Likewise, appliance breakdown and warranty red tape are things of the past – all apartments and  homes come with a refrigerator, stove, microwave, washer and dryer that The Gardens staff maintains.

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Floor Plans

Whether you choose a 1, 2, or 3-bedroom apartment or duplex, you'll appreciate the security and privacy as well as the many features of our unique community. Click here for more information on our campus amenities. And you get it all with no up-front entrance/membership fee.      

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Apartments

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Apartments

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom angled Apartments

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Apartments



Felician Village Campus Map

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  • Open floor plans
  • Beautiful oak cabinets and woodwork throughout
  • Full size stove and refrigerator, microwave and garbage disposal
  • Washer and dryer in apartment
  • Individually controlled heat and air conditioning
  • Abundant closet space
  • Patio (decks on second floor apartments)
  • Attached garage (duplexes)
  • Fitness room
  • Woodworking shop
  • Library services
  • Prayer room
  • Computer 
  • Security and fire protection
  • Garbage removal

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You can take part in an exercise class, meet friends at The Bistro or work out in the fitness center. The Glab Lounge at The Gardens is perfect for watching a football game on the large screen TV, enjoying scheduled social events or taking advantage of "Happy Hour" and the dance floor for birthday and anniversary parties.

In addition to activities you may plan, the staff ensures that everyone always has something to look forward to.

  • Functional movement  & exercise classes
  • Book Club
  • Healthy activity challenges
  • Summer concerts
  • Sheepshead, poker, cribbage and more     
  • Bus trips
  • Bible study
  • Wii bowling
  • Bingo
  • Arts and crafts
  • Weekly movies and popcorn
  • Volunteer opportunities      

Monthly Activity Calendar            

Dining Services

The Gardens at Felician Village provides dining services to our independent living residents. Keeping in mind that our residents at The Gardens are active on a daily basis means that their dining times, expectations and needs vary greatly.

Dining Services provides three dining options campuswide:

There's also catering for family reunions and get-togethers. Click here for more information regarding our catering services.

Felician Village can meet your senior living needs with our comprehensive life plan community. No one else in Manitowoc County offers this type of living environment. Come see the difference for yourself. Come home to The Gardens at Felician Village — a senior living community celebrating active lifestyles.

Additional Services

These services, available as needed, may be purchased: 

  • Salon
  • Massage
  • Guest suite for residents' guests
  • Heated underground garage space
  • Housekeeping
  • Guest suites
  • Foot clinic
  • Felician Village at Home Membership
  • FelicianVillage on the Go Transportation

Independent Living FAQs

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 include the salon, Take Time Therapeutic Massage, Blessed Angela Chapel, Business Office,  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 Oak Medical as a medical care option. 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.

The Gardens Testimonials

"I feel like I’ve been on vacation ever since I moved to The Gardens."

"Felician Village is the best facility because they know how to treat their residents like family."

"A wonderful place to live."

"We have so much FUN! The activities are endless!"

"The response from maintenance staff is remarkable."

"I feel everything they do here is done at its best."

"You offer many activities and opportunities to keep us entertained and interested in life and others."

"The apartments and food are great! Wonderful activities and day trips."

"The schedule of social activities is great and the van for transportation to shopping or concerts in the city is very helpful for those who no longer drive."

"My husband doesn't have to cut the grass or shovel the snow."

"Maintenance staff is second to none!"

"All the people who work here really care about the residents living here and assist when needed."

"The cost is exceptional for what we get."

"Create an atmosphere of friendliness that is unique in retirement facilities. We have really good leaders."

"I appreciate the availability of my religious services."

"The buildings and grounds are very well maintainable. Beautiful!"

"Attention to our needs is immediate. You recognize each resident by name with an upbeat attitude every day and provide a willingness to listen to ideas and concerns."

"I feel VERY SAFE."

"It's all here - church, salon, cafe, doctor, store - best in the state of Wisconsin!"

"The monthly calendar is full of many activities and day trips. There are always books to read, puzzles to do and cards to play. I love cocktail hour and the entertainment."

"As I live in a Garden home, I don't use the doctor, beauty shop or church services yet, but I am happy they are available when I do need them."

"Maintenance staff is wonderful. Any repair I have needed is fixed by the time I hang up the phone."

"Staff is always enthusiastic and knows each resident by name."

"Thank you for providing us a facility we are truly proud of. It's one of a kind!"

"Everything we need is right here at Felician Village. Church, doctor, hair salon and 3 restaurants. It is located on the city bus line or the assist to transport van can get you places if it's too snowy to drive. Social activities on calendar keep us, dominoes, movies and bus service to community events. Excellent activities director."

"Keep up the great work of providing such a 'Garden of Eden' for the retirees and elderly."


Choosing the right senior living facility is important and cost is certainly a key consideration.  However, because there are many items that factor into the final monthly cost, we would like to speak directly to you to explain all those items and choices.  At Felician Village there are no “move-in” or “buy-in” fees for new residents.

For cost information please contact:

Independent Living (The Gardens)
Roselle Jacobi, or 920-684-7171 ext. 409

Assisted Living (The Court and The Villa)
Jeremy Denor, or 920-684-7171 ext. 411

Nursing Home (St. Mary’s) and Next Step (Rehab)
Megan Bruckschen, or 920-684-7171 ext. 329


Looking for a vibrant senior living community in Manitowoc that's been voted Best of the Lakeshore 14 years in a row? Now's the time to make Felician Village YOUR home!

We currently have limited openings at St. Mary's Nursing Home.  St. Mary's is a skilled nursing facility and features a high staff-resident ratio to care for people needing more complex clinical care. We are unique in that ALL our staff are trained in dementia care.

The Gardens (independent senior living) is currently taking names for a waiting list.

We are also taking names for a waiting list at The Court (assisted living apartments) and The Villa (assisted living group home). Plan for the future now!

Contact us now for your own personalized tour of the Felician Village campus and discover all we have to offer!  For more information call Megan Bruckschen, Director of Marketing, at 920-684-7171 or email.

Roselle Jacobi
Roselle Jacobi Director of Independent Living 920-684-7171 Email Roselle
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