Good Shepherd Senior Apartments

3304 14th St.
Eau Claire, WI 54703
715-834-3587
Website: http://www.goodshepherdseniorapartments.org/
email: goodshepherd-apts@sbcglobal.net
Property Manager: Beth Bender

Good Shepherd Senior Apartments were specifically designed to enhance the comfort of our residents. At Good Shepherd, we strive to create an atmosphere of community and friendship. Good Shepherd Foundation believes that a warm environment is as important as a pleasant place to live. Individuality and a sense of community make up the foundation of  Good Shepherd Apartments.

History:
The congregation of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, recognizing a need on the west side of Eau Claire for affordable, comfortable senior housing, incorporated Good Shepherd Lutheran Foundation. The Foundation’s mission was to build and operate a senior apartment complex.

Good Shepherd Senior Apartments opened in October 2001 with 24-units. In October 2004, a new wing added 16 new apartments. In March 2008, 16 additional two bedroom apartments were opened. The Senior Apartments now have 20 one-bedroom and 36 two-bedroom apartments.

Our primary goal is to provide Christian based affordable elderly housing. Good Shepherd Apartments are located at 3304 14th Street, just south of Dove Healthcare Center on Eau Claire’s west side. The Senior Apartments are only five minutes from area churches, two minutes from Gordy’s Foods and five minutes from I-94. Large living spaces and security are essential to a pleasant place to live and Good Shepherd strives to provide a sense of community and friendship with optional common meals and planned activities for its residents.

One or two bedroom apartments may be seen by appointment.
For more information, please call between 9 a.m. noon to schedule your visit.

Provisions:

Above rent includes heat, electricity, water, sewer, and garbage service.  Residents are responsible for telephone charges and for cable TV service.  Yearly income limits to determine low income eligibility are $22,600 for one person and $25,800 for two persons.  Good Shepherd Senior Apartments is a non-smoking apartment complex.  There is no smoking on the grounds or in the facility.

Rental Information:

Seniors aged 55 and over who wish to rent an apartment must fill out a Reservation Agreement form and pay a Reservation Deposit of $300 for the particular apartment that they are interested in.  This Reservation Deposit will give the prospective tenant the right of first refusal for the apartment for no longer than 21 days. If a lease has not been signed by 21 days, management will refund the Reservation Deposit less any costs incurred to re-rent the apartment.   The signing of the Reservation Deposit does not guarantee the rental of the apartment.  The prospective tenant must complete and submit the Application for Residency which management must approve.  If management refuses the application, the $300 Reservation Deposit will be refunded.  If there is a change in plans prior to signing the lease, the prospective tenant may in writing request a refund of the Reservation Deposit.  The $300 Reservation Deposit will then be refunded less any costs incurred by management to re-rent the apartment.   Upon signing the lease, the $300 Reservation Deposit will convert to the Security Deposit.  An additional $200 toward the Security Deposit must be paid at the time of the lease signing which will bring the total of the Security Deposit to $500.  The Security Deposit is held until the tenant vacates the apartment.  If the tenant has a pet, there is also a $500 Pet Deposit that will be collected at the time of the lease signing.

Meals:
Noon meals ($6.50) are prepared and served in the dining room and are available every day of the week, including holidays.  Residents sign up a week in advance for meals and may take as many or as few meals as they wish.

Garage Facilities:
There are 23 indoor garage spaces and five outside garage spaces that can be rented on an as-available basis for $35.00/month.

Transportation:
Our apartments are located on the city bus line.  We also have a mini-bus that is used for bi-weekly trips to Gordy’s County Market for grocery shopping ($2 fee), to the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd on Sundays (donation accepted), and for seasonal outings.

Beauty/Barber Salon:
Jan Horlacher is our beautician. She takes appointments on Thursdays and Fridays.  Jan is also able to come in after hours for special requests.

Laundry Facilities:
Two laundry rooms are available on the second floor and one on the first floor.  Each laundry room has two washers and two dryers that are coin operated.  The cost to wash is $1.00 per load and $.75 per load to dry.

Storage Facilities:
The above rent prices include the use of a storage cage.  The storage cages are located throughout the building and in the indoor garages. Other storage cages are located on the second and third floors.

Apartment information:
Each apartment is equipped with its own gas forced air furnace and central air unit.  Each resident has a thermostat that controls the heating and cooling for his/her individual apartment.  Medical pull cords are located in each bathroom and bedroom of every apartment to be used in case of an emergency.  Once these pull cords are pulled, EMTs will arrive at the resident’s door.  All apartment light bulbs and batteries for the smoke detectors and thermostats are maintained by management.  Each kitchen has a stove and refrigerator.  All kitchen appliances are maintained by management. The large one bedroom apartments as well as all two bedroom apartments have an area in the main bathroom where a standard-sized stackable washer and dryer could be placed if the tenant wishes to purchase one for his/her own use.

Special Rooms:
Bertlesen Hall is a large “gathering room” for resident parties, concerts, and church services.  This is also where the library is located.  For large family gatherings, residents may use this room by simply reserving it in advance. There is a refundable $25 deposit for reserving Bertelsen Hall.  Near Bertelsen Hall are the Craft and Exercise Rooms.  The Guest Room on the third floor is similar to a hotel room.  For a fee of $50 per night, residents’ out of town family members may reserve and use this room while visiting.  Pets are not allowed in the Guest Room.

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Activities:
Church service, bingo, card game nights, movie nights, Bible study, coffee hour, Dominoes and Skip-Bo are among some of our activities.

TYPE (number of each type) SQ. FT. (approximate) PRICE
Small One Bedroom—Low Income Eligible (6) 535 $530
Medium One Bedroom—Market Rate (6) 592 $675
Large One Bedroom—Market Rate (8) 612 $760
2 Bedroom—Low Income Eligible  (2) 880 $640
2 Bedroom—Market Rate  (31) 880 $930
2 Bedroom Corner—Market Rate (2) 1070 $990
Large 2 Bedroom—Market Rate  (1) 1128 $1090

Good Shepherd Senior Apartment complex – a unique option in senior living.