ORCHARDS OF MINNETONKA SENIOR LIVING: THE BEST IS YET TO COME . . .
The Orchards of Minnetonka Senior Living Community was designed for today’s seniors. Located in beautiful Minnetonka, Orchards of Minnetonka is surrounded by beautiful walking paths and outdoor spaces. Orchards combines the natural beauty of one of the most desirable suburbs in Minneapolis with the convenience of apartment living. We offer Independent living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care ammenities to our senior commmunity.
As part of Ebenezer, Orchards of Minnetonka Senior Living’s age-in-place model allows you to move into an apartment and add care and services as you need them. Ebenezer is Minnesota’s largest senior living operator with 100 years of experience serving older adults. As the senior housing arm of Fairview Health Services, Ebenezer is dedicated to healing, discovering and educating for longer, healthier and meaningful lives.
WHETHER YOU ARE LOOKING FOR HELP WITH MEALS, OR NEED A LITTLE HELP TO MANAGE DAILY ACTIVITIES, ORCHARDS OF MINNETONKA HAS A SENIOR LIVING OPTION THAT WILL SUIT YOUR LIFESTYLE.
FAIRVIEW ON-SITE SERVICES
Fairview offers on-site services for better health! Fairview Home Care nurses, physical therapists, occupational, social workers and speech therapists are available at Orchards of Minnetonka to provide baseline assessments that can be billed through Medicare and other insurance plans.
Ebenezer senior living has been part of Fairview Health Services since 1995. Ebenezer is proud to be part of a team that is dedicated to improving the lives of seniors. Together with our combined resources and expertise offer access to a full range of choices for vibrant senior living. Fairview is a nonprofit organization, here for every health care need and every Minnesotan. Thanks to our recent integration of the HealthEast system and partnership with specialists at the University of Minnesota Health, we provide a network of more than 5,000 doctors and providers at primary care and specialty clinics across the state.
Meet Our Team
Julie Flaig Smith | Executive Director
Welcome! Julie has worked in senior living and healthcare for over 15 years and is proud to work as the Executive Director at the Orchards of Minnetonka. She received a degree in Business Administration and long-term care healthcare administration and is excited to welcome all our residents and to get to know each of them. Julie is proud to provide excellent care and services to our residents in this beautiful new community. She loves being part of a team that is truly dedicated to providing longer, healthier and meaningful lives for the residents they serve!
Melissa Anderson | Director of Health Services, RN
Melissa obtained her Associate Degree in Nursing from St. Catherine University & completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Bemidji State University. She is a strong advocate for patient care and their rights; her compassion drives her to become more involved in the emotional and spiritual aspects of overall wellness. She enjoys working with elders and she gains wisdom and knowledge from their life experiences. She enjoys building long lasting and trusting relationships with residents and their families.
Lisa Lee | Outreach and Sales Director
Lisa’s passion for seniors began while working at Odd Fellows in Northfield in High School. She achieved her BS at UW River Falls and has enjoyed a rewarding career in sales, most recently with a Senior Living focus over the last 5 years. Lisa loves animals (she has 2 horses, 2 dogs, cat and veiled chameleon) and teaches painting classes. She desires to build top notch relationships with our residents, their families, and team members.
Ambrea Vadis | Resident Services Coordinator
Ambrea graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN with a degree in Global Studies and Communication Studies. She spent two years working in a care facility in Rochester, MN before moving up to the cities to help open Orchards of Minnetonka. Ambrea enjoys working in this field because her passion is helping people. Ambrea enjoys her experiences in the community and taking part in developing its culture!
Melissa Zentz | Dimensions Manager
Melissa started her career in the theater industry as a Stage Manager, several years ago she made the transition into senior living and never looked back! Creativity, connectedness, and dementia care are important to her, as a community we can grow and support one another through the aging journey. Life is full of opportunities to continue learning and Melissa enjoys bringing those opportunities to both residents and staff.
Ross Keveles | Activity Director
Ross obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree at University of Wisconsin Stout in Menomonie, Wisconsin. His degree is in Vocational Rehabilitation with Certification in Community Based Resources. Ross has been working with persons with disabilities for over 20 years in roles such as County Case Manager, Designated Manager and Service Coordinator, including roles such as job development and retention, recreational rehabilitation as well as Independent Living Specialist. He enriches the community here at Orchards of Minnetonka.
Jackson Sullivan | Environmental Services Director
Jackson is in charge of Maintenance, housekeeping and all environmental services. He recently graduated from Bemidji State University in Applied Engineering, but Jackson has been fixing things since he was in elementary school. He likes cultivating the community at Orchards, learning from it, getting to know it, and helping everyone enjoy life.
Dan Geltz | Culinary Director
Dan loves food because it brings people and families together. Dan attended the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and has had the privilege of working with some of the best chefs in the state over his career and loves to teach and learn from them. He appreciates getting to know each resident and learn about their families’ food traditions!