Northcrest Community

Who We Are

The Northcrest Story

It was long recognized that a major need existed in Ames for quality senior housing. Along with housing for seniors, there was a need for a total project including programs and services geared to the particular needs and interests of older adults. It was quite appropriate that among the first to give substance to the early dreams of such a project should be the Golden Age Cooperative Board, which linked together service clubs and agencies serving senior citizens in the Ames area. The Mid-American Baptist Churches also worked with the Ames residents in securing sponsorship for the project.

Northcrest Community was incorporated as a non-profit, tax-exempt organization in June 1962. The first residents moved into the retirement community on December 1, 1965. Since its founding, Northcrest has undergone numerous construction stages to create the vibrant senior living community that exists today. The Northcrest Foundation owns and operates Northcrest Community, providing a variety of housing options for older adults.

Northcrest Community's 27-acre site is nestled in an established Ames neighborhood close to shopping, churches, and Iowa State University. This ideal location allows Northcrest to offer a large selection of social activities, events, health care services, and retirement living amenities. Northcrest boasts 42 independent living townhomes, 116 independent and assisted living apartments, a 24-bed licensed Health Center, and a state-of-the-art 14-bed Alzheimer's and dementia unit called Heartwood House.

As soon as you arrive, you'll feel the difference at Northcrest with the sense of a vibrant, engaging community for those who embrace this special time in their lives. You will get the feeling of belonging with a close-knit community of friends and neighbors.

Are you busy with retirement planning? Stop searching and consider Northcrest as your senior independent living option for your retirement years! Learn more about independent living.

Looking for a secure, supportive living option for a loved one? Our assisted living facility has a 55-year tradition of providing premier senior care services to the residents of Ames and the surrounding area. Learn more about assisted living.

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