Q: What are the different living options available at NRC?

A: At NRC, we offer multiple housing options for our residents, including apartments with a minimal level of services, as well as other home settings that make increasing levels of service readily available. Options include one- and two-bedroom apartments. Units are available for both income-sensitive and market-rate income levels.

Click here to find out more about our different living options.

Q: How do I schedule a tour?

A: To schedule a tour or request more information, email info@NorthfieldRetirement.org or call Mallory Dingman at (507) 664-3466. We’d love to hear from you.

Q: Does NRC offer memory care services?

A: Yes, at Evergreen Lodge we provide housing and services for individuals with dementia-specific needs.

Q: Are the apartments at NRC large enough to accommodate more than one person?

A: Many of our living options allow for more than one person to live together in a unit. To find out more about our campus and living options, call (507) 664-3466.

Q: Is NRC church-affiliated?

A: Northfield Retirement Community is a Christian not-for-profit organization affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. We are dedicated to the development of living environments and outreach services as works of love and mercy for aging individuals. For more information, click here.

Q: What care services are available at NRC?

A: At Northfield Retirement Community, we recognize the different needs of each individual we serve, and offer a variety of options to meet the resident’s unique needs. Click here to read more about our care services.

Q: Is NRC’s campus handicap accessible?

A: Yes. To find out more about our campus and living options, call (507) 664-3466.

Q: What is Northfield like?

A: The city of Northfield is located in Rice County about 40 miles south of the Twin Cities. The city is known for its charming downtown and hosts two colleges, Carleton College and St. Olaf College. For more information about Northfield, visit the following websites:

City of Northfield
Visiting Northfield
Northfield Senior Center
Chamber of Commerce
Community Action Center of Northfield

Q: Can I have pets at NRC?

A: Yes, in some of our housing options we do allow small pets. For clarification, call (507) 664-3466.

Q: Are garages available to residents?

A: Yes, we offer both attached and unattached garage spaces for an additional charge. To find out more, call (507) 664-3466.

Q: What types of events are there at NRC?

A: There’s always plenty to do here! Read more about life at NRC and all of the different programs and services we offer by clicking here.

Q: How can I volunteer at NRC?

A: We love to have extra help. For more information on volunteering, click here.

Q: What type of payment options does NRC accept?

A: We accept private pay, medical assistance (in the Care Center), and in qualifying areas of our housing, we accept waivered assistance programs through Rice County.

Q: Does NRC offer transitional care?

A: We do offer respite and short-term stay transitional care. We also provide end-of-life care.

Q: Why choose NRC?

A: There are many variables to consider when choosing a new place to call home and it’s a decision that takes thought and research. We invite you to visit Northfield Retirement Community to see if our award-winning staff, variety of housing options, outstanding care services and great location is the right fit for you. To schedule a tour or request more information, email info@NorthfieldRetirement.org or call Mallory Hennen at (507) 664-3466.

Q: How does NRC compare?

A: Northfield Retirement Community is proud to receive and maintain the Leading Age of Minnesota Confident Choices designation. The Program was designed by Leading Age of Minnesota, the state’s largest association of organizations that serve older adults. The requirements for Confident Choices designation have been developed by experienced senior housing providers and are focused on areas of operation that have a direct impact on the resident experience.

NRC’s Care Center has received My InnerView’s annual Excellence in Action award for five years in a row. This national award honors the facility’s commitment to superior customer and workforce satisfaction. Participating nursing homes from across the United States took part in a satisfaction survey, and of nearly 5,500 participants, the award recognizes only those providers that performed in the top 10 percent.

NRC’s Northfield Care Center has earned a five-star rating, the top possible rating for nursing homes in the United States, from the “Best Nursing Homes 2015” list published by U.S. News & World Report. Nearly every nursing home in the country – over 16,000 – was reviewed to build a searchable database designed to highlight the nation’s best care facilities. Click here for more information about the U.S. News & World Report annual rankings and criteria. To view Northfield Care Center’s profile, click here.


General Information
Phone: (507) 645-9511  FAX: (507) 664-3490

Phone: (507) 664-3466  FAX: (507) 664-3490

Care Center
Phone: (507) 645-9511 FAX: (507) 645-0117

Social Services
Phone: (507) 664-3476  FAX: (507) 665-0117