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Cherrywood Pointe at 5501 American Blvd. W. in Bloomington offers a variety of self-catering and assisted living apartments for seniors. (Photo submitted)

A new apartment complex in West Bloomington offers a variety of amenities and a few surprises for senior citizens who live in Cherrywood Pointe.

The new development at 5501 American Blvd. W. opened on April 15 and has 82 apartments for independent and assisted living. The facility also included 24 memory care apartments and 12 care suites for residents who require more daily assistance from on-site staff.

The building has many layouts typical of an elderly community. Residents of the four-story building have several common areas available for a variety of activities, including multiple dining areas.

Most of the standard apartments at Cherrywood Pointe have a balcony. The building’s activity rooms feature scheduled programs, while a library offers computers and internet access. Separate outdoor patios are available to residents of Standard Apartments and Memory Care Apartments.

Other features of Cherrywood Pointe include salon and massage services available by appointment. A fitness and yoga center offers regular classes and wellness programs in addition to exercise equipment.

Food and beverage services are typical amenities of senior communities, and Cherrywood Pointe offers options for its residents. The dining room offers chef-prepared meals and table service, while a separate bistro offers different menu options from the main dining room, according to Therese Larson, director of sales and marketing at Cherrywood Pointe. .

Cherrywood Pointe also has its own pub near the main entrance, offering beer and wine service, with space for groups to meet and socialize outside of the dining room, according to Stephen Pagh, vice-president. president of sales and corporate strategy of Great Lakes Management Company. , the property manager.

Tucked away in office towers and hotels in the southwest corner of the intersection of Interstate 494 and Hwy 100, Cherrywood Pointe is two blocks from Normandale Lake.

Underground parking is available and transportation services are available via the Cherrywood Pointe community van. The building has been developed with several advanced technologies in the common areas, such as a bipolar ionization air filtering system to mitigate the spread of viruses. Beyond the coronavirus pandemic, the air filtering system is intended to help reduce the spread of flu and common viruses in the air, Pagh noted.

Cherrywood Pointe is owned by United Properties, and it is the sixth such development in the Twin Cities. The company has a variety of senior communities, including three Applewood Pointe developments in Bloomington. An active living community, ThePOINTE, for residents 55 and older, will include amenities such as an outdoor swimming pool. It’s under development next to Cherrywood Pointe and is slated to open early next year, according to Pagh.

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Cherrywood Pointe has a pub in addition to its traditional dining facilities. (Photo submitted)

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