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Lenoir Woods

Lenoir Woods

Columbia Missouri

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Lenoir Woods (map)
3710 S. Lenoir St.
Columbia, MO 65201

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Columbia’s Choice for Exceptional
Service in Assisted Living

Lenoir Woods‘ new Bradford Manor Assisted Living community is the perfect choice for people who love living life to the fullest, but who need a little extra help to maintain their independence.

Choose from one of our companion rooms or companion suites, or a studio, one or two-bedroom apartment and pair it with your own individualized plan for person-centered care, including personal care assistance, medication management, weekly housekeeping, and regular exercise programs.

Find out how affordable peace of mind can be — call 573.876.5800 or e-mail us today!


activities of daily living 65201What We Offer

At Bradford Manor, the residents and staff at our assisted living household are coming together to form a unique, closeknit culture within Lenoir Woods, born out of the tastes and needs of the people who live here.

That’s what our person-centered approach to care is all about. Here, older adults can continue to live their lives their way, while still getting the additional help they need. Our program is customized to suit each individual’s preferences that they’ve developed over the course of a lifetime.

In short, assisted living at Lenoir Woods is more than senior living; it’s an extended family.


The Household Experience

Specifically designed around spaces where daily life happens, the manor is made up of two “households” — smaller settings for just 12-14 residents each. The households are modeled after a real family home, and staffed by specially trained teams of flexible staff members.

Here, the emphasis is on the social experience, with shared living rooms, daily activities, and family-style meals prepared on-site in the heart of each household — the warm, inviting kitchen. The result is a close-knit community with a real family feel.


Services and Amenities

Located in Columbia, MO 65201, our assisted living apartments offer all the comforts of home, plus so much more. Our surroundings are charming and graceful with exceptional dining and amenities. Perhaps the best comfort comes from knowing that you or your loved one will be embraced in a caring community that fosters active living.

We offer:

  • Assistance with activities of daily living and medication assistance and administration
  • An onsite Senior Fitness Specialist as well as onsite therapy
  • Diverse social, cultural and educational services year round
  • A sense of community and friendship for active senior living
  • Onsite health care services with a wide range of options for mind, body and soul
  • Full service building, grounds and appliance maintenance
  • Exceptional housekeeping service
  • A Community Center with regularly scheduled activities for many different interests
  • Many utility costs included
  • Superb dining services with options to fit your lifestyle
  • Beautiful countryside surroundings
  • Move-In Resources to assist you with the moving process
  • On-site transportation services, a beauty shop, and a barber shop
  • A faith-inspired community with an onsite chaplain and spiritual services

For your comfort and convenience, physical, occupational, and speech therapies are available on-site through our REACH Wellness program. Personal care programs are available and tailored to meet your individual needs. Plus, you’ll receive priority access to higher levels of care should your needs change.


retirement home Columbia missouriOur Promise To You

As part of Lutheran Senior Services, Lenoir Woods is backed by one of the largest, most financially stable not-for-profit senior care networks in the country. With a 150-year tradition of excellence, we set out to create the highest quality Continuing Care Retirement Communities possible, with a full array of personalized features to customize the retirement living experience for each person.

Lenoir WoodsWe look forward to showing you our beautiful campus here in Columbia. At Lenoir Woods, we’re more than a retirement home — we’re a community of close friends.


Virtual Tours

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Retire in style — Below you’ll find a sample of the floorplans we have available at Bradford Manor. Click on the pictures below to enlarge images, or, to see more floorplans, contact us at 573.876.5800.


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The Lifestyle at
Lenoir Woods

What does a fulfilling lifestyle look like at Lenoir Woods? What do you want it to look like?

When you choose Lenoir Woods, you’re making a choice to preserve your independence. Here, our caring staff can offer you the personal assistance you need so you can continue to pursue all the things you love.

Plus, we take care of the housekeeping, cooking, grounds, and property maintenance. In short, when you let us take care of the things you have to do, it frees you to do all the things you want to do!


Recreation at Lenoir Woods

Our recreation team designs a unique and varied calendar of events each and every month, with an eye toward helping you expand your horizons socially, culturally, spiritually, and educationally.

There’s always something happening at Lenoir Woods, from exercise classes to discussion groups in the Chapel, from movie nights in the Media Room to shopping trips off campus. And if there’s ever something you want to do that’s not on the calendar, let us know! We’re always looking for new ideas.


Dining at Lenoir Woods

One of the most popular features of life at Lenoir Woods is our fabulous on-site dining. Our attentive dining services staff is always ready to assist you! Residents in our assisted living apartments can enjoy three meals a day in our beautifully appointed dining room, with meal plans included in their service fee.


Plenty of Fun Just Around the Corner

Located in the heart of Columbia, Missouri, Lenoir Woods is just a short drive from everywhere. Columbia and its neighboring communities offer a wealth of cultural attractions, dining, shopping, golf, and medical facilities. Click below to see what Columbia and its sister cities have to offer.


Welcome to Lenoir Woods


Welcome to Lenoir Woods!

At our community we offer 110 beautiful acres of peaceful country living in the heart of Missouri! Located in Columbia, Missouri, our neighborhoods are suited to those with a passion for life, and who love carefree living in a friendly, activity-filled environment!

Whether you are looking for a patio home along one of our winding, tree-lined streets or a spacious apartment home, life with maintenance-free living will allow you to do the things you want to do, when you want to do them!

Our residents say it best: “If you’re looking for friends, food, fun and fellowship, come to Lenoir Woods.”

We are all eagerly waiting to get to know you! Come and experience the difference life makes, living at Lenoir Woods! Our warm hearts and smiles will make you feel right at home!

Kent Kirkwood
Executive Director

Members of Our Team

Kent Kirkwood
Lenoir Woods Executive Director
ph 573.876.5888, x1602

The Executive Director of Lenoir Woods, Kent Kirkwood has more than 30 years’ experience in senior housing. He holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology and master’s degree in social gerontology from University of Central Missouri. He joined the LSS team in 2005. Kent and his wife Vallie have two children, Kate and Drew.

Charice Hilgedick
Care Center Administrator
ph 573.876.5888 x1304

Charice received her Associate Degree in Nursing from Central Methodist University and is currently studying for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at University of Missouri, Columbia. With over 17 years in senior living, she loves the residents of Lenoir Woods and how she can use her passions to make a difference. Chalice, her husband, and their two children live in Fayette, MO.

Denise Cohen
Denise Cohen
Director of Nursing (RN)
ph 573.876.5888 x1308
Elliott Bentley
Director of Resident Services
ph 573.876.5888, x1605

The Director of Resident Services at Lenoir Woods, Elliott Bentley has nine years of experience working at Lenoir and holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Columbia College and a master’s degree in health care management from William Woods University. Elliott lives in Columbia.

Reverend Jerry Riggert
ph 573.876.5888, x1717

Chaplain Jerry Riggert was born and raised in Topeka, Kansas. He attended schools in Kansas, the Netherlands, Indiana and Illinois, earning a Master of Divinity degree. Before coming to LSS he served Lutheran congregations in Minnesota, Nebraska and Missouri as a parish pastor for 28 years. In addition, he is continuing his education through the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education. He has been with LSS since 2006.

senior community 65201Volunteering:
Giving A Gift of Time

At Lenoir Woods, service-minded individuals find many opportunities to give of their time and talents. We match each volunteer with residents and their families depending upon skills, interests, and availability.

Volunteering can include any number of activities, including:

  • Clerical work
  • Assistance with resident activities
  • Support for special events and fundraisers

If you are interested in volunteering at Lenoir Woods, click here to email our volunteer coordinator.


Giving a Gift of Treasure

Our parent organization, Lutheran Senior Services, is a not-for-profit organization built on financial stability and sound stewardship. We invite you to support us in our mission of service by making a gift through the LSS Living Foundation.

Your help will advance our Christian mission of honoring and cherishing those we serve. Your gift will be used to directly help older adults living life to the fullest.

So make your legacy part of the Lutheran Senior Services legacy - give today or contact our stewardship director for free and confidential advice about how your gift can help others.

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Ron Freiburghaus
Director of Stewardship
ph 573.876.5888, x 1613

Ron Freiburghaus is committed to building the benevolent care endowment for residents who have outlived their resources. He has twenty years of experience in fund development and estate planning at organizations such as Yale University, Missouri State Teachers Foundation and the University of Missouri. Ron works closely with volunteers and residents to offer wonderful opportunities to experience the joy of giving. Many of the financial options he proposes provide tax-advantaged, fixed income for life at an attractive rate of return, or do not involve current assets. Ron holds bachelor's and doctor of jurisprudence degrees from the University of Missouri. His wife, Mary, is an Advanced Practice nurse at the Cosmopolitan Diabetes Center at University Hospital.

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Making the move to a senior living community is an investment in your own peace of mind. When you become a resident at Lenoir Woods, you get priority access to higher levels of care should your needs change.

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Costs for assisted senior living are assessed on a monthly basis. For specific pricing, contact our senior living counselor by calling 573.876.5800 or by email.

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LSS Move-In Resources

Lutheran Senior Services offers a host of resources to make the move to Lenoir Woods as smooth and carefree as possible. Through the LSS Move-In Resources service, you can find help to organize, rightsize, move, and enjoy!

Our Move-In Resources service can provide…

  • Help with managing the home sale process.
  • Assistance with transforming a new space so it becomes home.
  • Advice on what to take, sell, or give away.
  • Preapproved resources to help make the transition easy.

To learn more, contact our senior living counselor by calling 573.876.5800 or by email.