History

A Family Providing Care to Seniors for Generations

The Lemieux family began caring for seniors in 1966 when Harry and Pearl Lemieux purchased Southview Acres Health Care Center, a 71-bed nursing facility. Through the years, Harry, Pearl, their children, and grandchildren continued to provide the highest quality of care, always looking for ways to expand and improve their services and to reach more seniors.

In 2003, Lance Lemieux, grandson of Harry and Pearl, began plans to serve a new, younger, and more independent group of seniors. By 2005, Lance’s new Southview Senior Living in West St. Paul welcomed its first guests, just a few feet from his grandparents' original care center. Southview Senior Living’s staff is dedicated to providing individuals the living arrangements that fit their unique needs, whether independent living, assisted living, or memory care.

Lance Lemieux continued his family’s tradition of high quality service at Inver Glen Senior Living in Inver Grove Heights. This facility not only cares for seniors, but it also houses "All Seasons Preschool," a progressive inter-generational school offering a model early learning environment. The school’s mission is to combine the wisdom and patience of the older generation with the energy and vitality of young children. We believe that quality of life is enhanced when all generations can live and work together.

In December of 2010 Lance’s next facility Arbor Lakes Senior Living opened its doors in Maple Grove. This 158 Senior Apartment building expanded his vision to the northern metro. This facility has two memory care units. His vision of continuum of care is fully realized in the senior communities he builds.

Oak Park Senior Living opened September 1, 2011. This 120 senior apartment building is managed in the tradition of the family values and vision. 

Lilydale Senior Living sits high above I-35 in the city of Lilydale. This facility has 120 senior apartments and opened November 1, 2012. This site offers the full continuum of care for seniors.

Shoreview Senior Living is the first facility in Shoreview that provides the full continuum of care. This 105 apartment facility opened December 1, 2012.

Villas of Oak Park opened July 15, 2013. This 62 apartment facility is for active 55+, who enjoy community and camaraderie in the Independent apartment building. Villas of Lilydale opened October 1, 2013. This is also a 55+ active, 47 apartment facility.

Lemieux continues to develop new locations throughout the Twin Cities to provide exceptional, continued care for our seniors. With the vast number of seniors needing quality care today and in the years to come, he has a mission to provide high quality care and home-like comfort for the residents of each Southview Communities senior living site. 

Eagan Pointe Senior Living opened in June 2015. This site offers the full continuum of care for seniors.

The Willows of Ramsey Hill is a memory care only facility in historic St. Paul that opened April 1, 2015. Part of this facility is a renovated historic hotel, that is now a quite, fun and caring atmosphere. 

The Willows of Arbor Lakes, is a memory care only facility in Maple Grove that opened August 1, 2015.

This family’s complete focus is on the residents’ happiness and comfort and Southview Communities remains dedicated to providing exceptional, continued care for our seniors.