Leading the way in memory care:

Cedar Community pioneered Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia care when they opened the nation’s first dedicated facility in 1976. Today, 38 years of experience and international research come together in the Cottages at Cedar Run, a new state-of-the-care assisted living nestled on 100 acres adjacent to Ridge Run Park in the Town of West Bend, Wis. It’s not simply a building – the “Cedar Concept” is a way to preserve residents’ feelings of ownership, autonomy and control. It’s a way to engage them in an energetic, bright and welcoming atmosphere with nature as a reassuring backdrop. It’s a space where trained staff understand and embrace the daily changes that this difficult diagnosis may bring.


Each Cottage residence is arranged within one of three 20-unit neighborhoods and features a cheerful window seat, closet storage, individual thermostat and a European-styled bathroom with shower for maximum privacy and protection. The Cottages offer two floorplans to choose from.

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The Cottages offer unique and engaging programs for those facing memory loss, as well as vital staff training, thanks to the generosity of donors like Judy Steffes. A local journalist, bike enthusiast and family member, Judy has embarked on three epic bike rides, logging more than 3000 miles and raising over $60,000 for Alzheimer's music and recreational programs at Cedar Community.

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A look inside

Inspired by a tradition of innovation and leadership, The Cottages reflect unique design features developed first and foremost to focus on resident-directed care with an emphasis on nurturing residents' dignity and personal choice.

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