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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

Fantastic Accomodations/Amenities

  • 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

Learn more about our accommodations and amenities at our Fenton facilities.


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.

Room Layouts

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Unit 3A

Meet The Team!

Executive 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 feels blessed to build a Neighborhood that is committed to senior life full time! In 2018, Catrina became a certified Assisted Living Director through MALA, and she serves on the committee for GCCOA, AFC Providers and Fenton Chamber promoting senior advocacy.

RN-BSN-CALD-CDSM – Kelly Steffey

Kelly is part Owner of Assisti Care, LLC, our management company. She is a licensed Registered Nurse with over 20 years of experience including critical care at McLaren and Visiting Nurse services. She has obtained a Bachelor of Health Care Administration from the University of Michigan-Flint as well as a certified dementia care manager and trainer. At Assisti Care, she oversees the licensing and management of our facilities. Kelly’s close, compassionate relationship with our residents and directors makes her the perfect leader of our medical team.

Director of Marketing Madison Bruce

Leasing Director – Madison Bruce

Madison was born and raised in Gregory, MI. She moved to California with her family in 2008 and went on to attend California State University Long Beach. She moved back to Michigan last year, and her passion and experience for business and marketing led her to Vicinia Gardens! With a great eye for design and a knack for digital marketing, Madison made a great addition to our executive team. She is compassionate and kind towards our residents and has already made great effort to grow our community. She brings new and exciting ideas to the table and is a wiz when it comes to technology . Madison is so happy to be a Michigan resident again, and currently lives in Howell with her lab-husky mix, Ember.

Independent Senior Living in Michigan

The Vicinia Gardens team is committed to providing our residents with a comfortable and safe environment that they can thrive in. There is nothing that brings us more joy than promoting the health, independence, and social interaction of our residents. Come see what our independent living facility in Fenton has to offer your loved one. We can’t wait to welcome you to the neighborhood!


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