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Independent Living in
St. Charles, Missouri

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Independent living at Fairwinds – River’s Edge encourages residents to find delight in the details, making meaningful connections in a strong community that values health, wellness, and freedom. We go beyond the basics (because you’re anything but basic) to provide a holistic approach to wellness where residents can grow, not age.

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Life at Fairwinds - River's Edge

Fairwinds – River’s Edge brings senior living to a whole new level of independence. Here, your day is your choice. Join in our annual golf fundraiser, explore the Katy Trail, or stop in tasting rooms in nearby Missouri Wine Country. Or, stay at home in your Fairwinds community for a dance class and cocktail hour with friends. At Fairwinds – River’s Edge, delight is in the details, and you’ll find it every day.

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The Leisure Care Difference

Today's older adults aren't wrapping up their life's journey, they're seeking a new one. And Leisure Care is here to inspire them to embrace joy and purpose in their lives. For nearly 50 years, we've been reimagining and reinventing senior living, making sure older adults have the most fulfilling, rewarding, and productive opportunities possible.

From our hospitality-based care to our signature programming, we take a beyond-the-body approach to well-being that goes beyond the basics because we know you're anything but. We're paying attention, providing new and innovative ways to help seniors rediscover, reinvigorate and occasionally even reinvent themselves.

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Independent Living Services

Our St. Charles independent living services go above and beyond to provide you with the amenities you need to support the best version of yourself. You’ll keep on rocking as you creatively pursue new interests, rediscover lifelong passions, and continue serving in your community in meaningful ways. We are dedicated to ensuring the comfort of our residents and offer onsite home health care services, so that our residents can continue living in their apartment homes within Fairwinds – River’s Edge.
  • Robust Calendar of Daily Activities
  • PrimeFit Wellness
  • BrainHQ
  • Travel by Leisure Care
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Housekeeping
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Dining at Fairwinds – River’s Edge is all about enjoying fantastic food with phenomenal friends. Whether you’re in our onsite restaurant, enjoying a special meal in our private dining room, or ordering room service, you’ll find nutritious and delicious food that fuels your active lifestyle.

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PrimeFit Wellness

We do wellness really well. PrimeFit Wellness’s beyond-the-body approach inspires you to invest in yourself and show up for your life in new and exciting ways. Personal training sessions, day trips, travel opportunities, language classes, resident-maintained gardens, and community clubs come together to support the best version of yourself.

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Floor Plans

We offer spacious one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments and villas with fully equipped kitchens, walk-in closets, private patios or balconies, and built-in emergency communication systems. Our apartments range in size from 650 square feet to 1,500 square feet.

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Today's senior living offers unprecedented opportunities. One of the first questions that potential residents and families ask is how much those opportunities will cost. Our advisors are here to provide full pricing transparency into our rates and fees and help you navigate paying for senior living.


* Pricing is subject to change. Contact us for details. Rates include lowest level of care.

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Visit Us for a Tour

Better with age, exceptional with us!
Come and see how Fairwinds - River's Edge Independent Living in St. Charles, MO, is helping seniors rediscover (and sometimes reinvent) themselves.

Fairwinds – River’s Edge is located in St. Charles, MO. Our prime location is near a thriving, quaint, and historic downtown area with abundant dining and shopping options. We are a short drive from the Missouri River and just a short drive from the neighboring cities of O’Fallon and Chesterfield. Residents also appreciate our proximity to the Lambert – St. Louis International Airport and St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Fairwinds - River's Edge Reviews

30 Resident and Family Reviews
3.9 out of 5(30 Comments) *
I have always been impressed how the leadership of Fairwinds - River's Edge is careful to treat each resident with respect and dignity. It's still true that your community is the best at enhancing the lives of our older friends. I will not hesitate to recommend River's Edge to others. - Althea W.
On behalf of the rest of our group I would like to thank you for the excellent lunch and welcome you provided us last Friday. I now completely understand why my loved one is so content in his new home! The ambiance of the community was appealing and your engaging style of telling us about Fairwinds hit just the right note. Thanks! - Dini G.
Our parents spent their final years at Fairwinds - Rivers Edge, and we can wholeheartedly say it was an exceptional experience for them. Choosing this facility was one of the best decisions we made, and we are deeply grateful for the care, comfort, and vibrant community our parents enjoyed during their time there. As we reflect on our parents’ time at Fairwinds we are filled with gratitude. Thank you, Fairwinds! - Sarah D.
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St. Charles Independent Living Q&A

There are approximately 50 independent living facilities around St. Charles, Missouri, but only one Fairwinds – River’s Edge.

When it comes to determining the top-rated independent living facilities, it truly comes down to individual choice and what each individual resident needs to live their best life. At Fairwinds – River’s Edge, we are committed to helping residents life each day to the fullest, staying active, and maintaining independence. We are well-established and have resident and family reviews that can give your family peace of mind.

Depending on the community, good independent living can be expensive. However, it is important to consider that independent living communities are all-inclusive and can provide value well beyond their cost. When evaluating the price of independent living, consider your entire budget and which expenses would be eliminated with a move to senior living.

St. Charles, Missouri is a great place to live and retire. Missouri boasts a low cost of living, access to world-class healthcare, and more coastline than the state of California – not to mention their renowned barbecue. Additionally, TIME magazine has ranked St. Charles as one of the top places to live in the United States.

Independent living facilities provide a range of amenities and services to help older adults live better than ever. Fairwinds – River’s Edge offers chef-prepared meals in a restaurant-style dining room, an active social calendar, private apartment homes, a 24-hour staff, home maintenance, laundry and linen service,

The age of seniors in independent living varies greatly and most senior living communities do have age limits. At Fairwinds – River’s Edge, residents must be at least 55 years old.
600 River's Edge Drive, St. Charles, MO
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