Luxury Independent Living Facility
Residing in The Independent means you’ll have the freedom to continue your own routines and truly enjoy your golden years without the hassle of running a household! We at Vicinia Gardens celebrate and encourage active lifestyles in our apartment-style community. We always put our residents’ comfort and safety first — and our new senior apartments will be nothing short of luxurious!
In addition to being an independent living community, our campus also has an assisted living, intermediate care, and memory care community — this allows residents to easily transition between these settings as their needs increase. We provide luxury amenities, full enrichment calendars and activities, and of course restaurant-style dining. Learn more about our independent living community in Fenton, Michigan to see what your retirement years could look like!
Senior Apartments with Everything Your Loved One Needs
Vicinia Gardens offers the best in hospitality for all of our residents. When completed, our beautiful independent living senior apartments will boast comfortable, private living spaces as well as common areas with luxury amenities. At The Independent, we aim to make our residents’ day-to-day lives easier — not by assisting with daily living, but by minimizing their responsibilities for home upkeep, such as cleaning and maintenance tasks. Our community is designed to provide seniors with everything they need, including a spacious living/dining room, a full-sized kitchen with updated appliances, in-unit washer and dryer, large closets, the option for a patio or balcony in most apartments, and more!
As a tight-knit community, we also place great importance on offering socialization and wellness through a full enrichment calendar, 24/7 gym access, salon and spa services, and monthly outings. Rest assured, we follow strict guidelines to help keep our residents safe and healthy. Due to the implementation of these measures, all of our senior living facilities continue to be COVID-19 free. Learn more about our COVID-19 updates.
What to Expect from Our Independent Living Facility
- A variety of dining options from restaurant atmosphere to smaller intimate dining settings with brunch and dinner included.
- Full social enrichment calendar with planned activities 7 days a week
- Walk-in closets and private baths with tub or shower options
- Washer and dryer included in every unit
- Full kitchen with stainless steel appliances
- Gas, electric, water and trash removal included
- Biweekly cleaning and disinfecting of the suite on a regular basis
- 24/7 gym access
- Security doors and a state-of-the-art entry system with touchscreen and video to allow visitors after hours
- 24-hour emergency response systems and other support services provided
- Use of all campus amenities, including 24/7 gym access, salon and spa services, on-site pub, outdoor sports court, billiards & card room
- Pets under 35lbs allowed
- 24/7 emergency call services
- Month-to-month leasing
We encourage our residents to live their golden years to the fullest! In addition to our in-house amenities, The Independent is located near restaurants, shopping centers, public parks, movie theaters, and much more. Whether it’s exploring new hobbies or socializing with other residents, our senior living communities provide home-like comfort without the responsibilities!
Resident safety is vitally important to our team. That’s why we don’t cut corners when it comes to ensuring you are protected. Vicinia Gardens utilizes state-of-the-art security in every facility. Each suite is fitted with a video intercom system with room-to-room calling and live camera views of the front door! The fully fire-sprinkled facilities and electronic Medication Administration Records (eMARS) are just a few tools available to our team that keep our residents safe 24-7.
Families can breathe easy thanks to our all-inclusive prices that don’t come with any extra fees or surprise bills. That means you receive the best in hospitality, without worrying about financials. We provide access to all of our amenities, life enrichment programs, and much more, without additional charges.
Meet The Directors
Executive Resident Director – Catrina Kraus
Catrina was born and raised in Janesville, WI. She is a part of a large Catholic family, and the oldest of 6 children. She worked for Mercy Health Systems as a CNA, Phlebotomist, and MA. Catrina relocated to Michigan with her husband of 26 years and 2 children, and that’s when she started her journey into senior care! She worked as an Admission Director for 6 years which then sparked her passion to bring individualized care to seniors. In June of 2013, she helped open the very first Vicinia Gardens community, our beautiful Assisted Living. Catrina is a certified Assisted Living Director through MALA, and she serves on the committee for GCCOA, AFC Providers and Fenton Chamber promoting senior advocacy. As of 2021, Catrina has been promoted to Resident Director of our Independent living! Catrina feels blessed to build a new community that is committed to active senior life full time!
Executive Business Director – Alison Bickford
Ali was born and raised in Linden, MI. She attended the University of Michigan – Flint, where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. Ali started at Vicinia Gardens in 2013. She was one of the original resident aides for the grand opening of our Assisted Living! During that time Ali showed leadership qualities and a passion for seniors that allowed her to effortlessly train and oversee new staff members and gain medical knowledge. Upon her college graduation she moved into a professional role as Resident Director of Memory Care and later our Intermediate Care as she could not imagine a more fulfilling career. Ali was a perfect choice to take on the business director role in The Independent. She is excited to continue to grow with a community that recognizes the value of seniors.