The estate gift of Ellie Otteson afforded First Lutheran Foundation the extraordinary opportunity to develop a continuum of care campus at 4880 Otteson Lane on Eau Claire’s south side. The Meadows at Otter Creek, a 36-unit independent living apartment complex for adults 55 years of age or older, opened in 1998 and continues to serve as the centerpiece of the campus.
Grace Willowbrook, an assisted living facility owned by Grace Lutheran Foundation, is located on the campus.
The Meadows tenants have access to the Beauty Shop services at Grace Willowbrook, volunteer opportunities, and
activities. A special needs housing facility has also been constructed on the campus.
Additional land is available for further expansion.
As a ministry of the Foundation, we have intentionally created an affordable, quality facility for the independent senior. But the real reason to consider The Meadows for you or your loved one is the “community” that exists within the real estate. We urge you to talk to our current residents about how they feel about their new home.
Here’s what some of them say:
"I'm so happy that I found this place. I looked at a lot of places and this one is the best."
"I've been here for seven years and I still like it!"
"For those of you who like to garden, there's one waiting here for you."
"I've felt welcome here since the first day."
"It's a caring community with good camaraderie."
"I love the convenience of the indoor mailboxes and being close to Target, Kohl's, and other shopping, but the beautiful setting seems like I'm living out in the country."
"You've never had birthday cake like we serve here."
"It's a nice place to live. Everyone is so friendly."