Thorne Crest Retirement Community in Albert Lea is proud to welcome Katie Bielefeld as the new Wellness Director. Katie comes to Thorne Crest with many years of training, education and experience.
On Friday, July 11, Thorne Crest broke ground on an ambitious 11 million dollar renovation project to create a Thorne Crest for the future! When complete Thorne Crest will be home to a brand new fitness/wellness center, pool, bistro, expanded and remodeled dining, new assisted living and memory care
Thorne Crest was recently featured in two local TV newscasts as part of a story on the importance of activity to quality of life in seniors. The two reports both aired on Wednesday, December 18, 2013. The stories appeared on KIMT Channel 3 and KAAL Channel 6.
Press Release, Thorne Crest News
Thursday, September 12, 2013 was a significant a day for the residents, families and staff members of Thorne Crest Retirement Community. Thorne Crest hosted a small gathering to mark the beginning of a $13 million redevelopment project. When complete the project will transform the campus and offer residents the latest in senior living and health care. In addition to remodeling the exterior, the project includes building a new Wellness Center with a lap pool and therapy pool, locker rooms, cardio room and multipurpose room.
On Saturday, September 7, Thorne Crest held its annual Wellness 5K Run/Walk. More than 70 people participated. Of those, over 10 were over the age of 62! Mary Miller, Thonre Crest resident, took first place in the Senior division of the event. She fniished the walk in less than an hour, beating out many of the staff who thought they were keeping a good pace.
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