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Luxury Independent Living Facility

The Independent is a luxury retirement living community on the Vicinia Gardens 16-acre senior living campus in Fenton, Michigan. The three-story, 170,000-square-foot facility is designed for luxury living during your golden years! The Independent is the perfect living arrangement for seniors who are looking to take the next step into care-free living with the comfort of on-site support.

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 senior apartments are 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!


One Bedroom Video Tour

Two Bedroom Video Tour

All-Inclusive Senior Living Apartments

Vicinia Gardens offers the best in hospitality for all of our residents. Our beautiful independent living senior apartments 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 your outdoor responsibilities for home upkeep, such as cleaning and maintenance tasks. Our community is designed to provide you with everything you 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.

What to Expect from Our Independent Living Facility

Fantastic Accomodations/Amenities

Our stunning, state-of-the-art communities are designed to provide peace of mind and a comfortable, luxurious environment. From our picturesque outdoor residential grounds to our multitude of life enrichment activities that cater to various interests, we work hard to make our community feel like home!

  • All utilities included (including WI-FI and Basic Cable)
  • Brunch and dinner included daily
  • Concierge services
  • Full kitchens with brand new stainless steel appliances
  • In-unit washer and dryer included
  • Biweekly housekeeping
  • Security doors and a state-of-the-art entry system with touchscreen and video to allow visitors after hours
  • Transportation services
  • A full calendar of activities
  • Beautiful living areas, shared spaces, and grounds
  • Professional interior and exterior maintenance
  • Use of all campus amenities, including 24/7 gym access, salon and spa services, on-site pub, outdoor sports court, movie theater & card room
  • Around the clock security
  • 24/7 emergency call services
  • Additional medical care services if needed, for example, on a temporary basis after a treatment or procedure, or on a more ongoing basis for a specific condition

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 in-room motion sensors 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 finances. We provide access to all of our amenities, life enrichment programs, and much more, without additional charges.

Room Layouts

The Independent offers a variety of apartment options and views! Whether you prefer the quiet corners of the building with a view of the woods or a suite front and center with a courtyard overlook, we’ve got you covered! Step into luxury living, and leave your home maintenance responsibilities behind! Our community includes 133 residential units providing 71 one-bedroom one-bath apartments, 59 two-bedroom two-bath apartments, and three studio units.

Unit 1B

Unit 2B

Unit 2BD

Studio 3A

Studio 3B

Studio 3C

Meet The Team!

Independent Living Executive Director – Catrina Kraus

Catrina was born and raised in Janesville, WI. She is 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 30 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’s of Healthcare 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.


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 you. We can’t wait to welcome you to the neighborhood!


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