Entry of Lenoir Woods assisted living in Columbia, MO, awarded Best Independent Living, Memory Care, and Continuing Care Retirement Community by US News.

Independent and Assisted Living in Columbia, Missouri

Live in the Fullness of Life’s Possibilities

You’ll quickly find Lenoir Woods is driven by a mission that puts a personal focus on helping each resident live life to the fullest. As a proud member of the Lutheran Senior Services family, our mission is shown in the purpose, joy, and choice that’s renewed each day.

You’ll also find that as the only Life Plan Community (also known as a continuing care retirement community or CCRC) in the area, Lenoir Woods offers the peace of mind of priority access to additional levels of living and care. Add to that our close-knit neighborhood feel, and you have a place where you can’t help but feel at home.

To learn more about the senior living options at Lenoir Woods or to schedule a tour, complete our Contact Us form.

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Independent and Assisted Living in Columbia  Missouri

Older Adults Living Life to the Fullest

(John 10:10)


Discover a Lifestyle That’s Purely Yours

Knowing your future is backed by one of the most financially sound senior living providers, you can focus on making the most of each moment. Free from the hassles of shoveling, mowing the lawn, and home maintenance, you can pursue what makes you happiest.

Soak up an ever-changing schedule of cultural and educational events, ample opportunities to stay active, and a full list of convenient features designed to open your life to more of the things that matter to you.

Discover a Lifestyle That   s Purely Yours

Living at Lenoir Woods includes:

  • Movie theater
  • Art studio
  • Multiple dining options
  • Chapel and religious services
  • Community garden
  • Dog park
  • Woodworking shop
  • Indoor pool with locker rooms
  • Ceramics studio
  • Fine dining venue
  • 30 wooded acres with walking trails
  • Beauty salon and barbershop
  • Transportation services
  • Housekeeping
  • Home maintenance and repair
  • Health and wellness clinic
  • Aerobics studio
  • Fitness gym
  • Lounge
  • Prime location near your favorite Columbia, MO, attractions

Life Plan

A Life Plan Community: Your Plan for the Future

When considering a move to a senior living community, it’s important to find a community that provides the lifestyle desired with the conveniences and amenities you want. Another significant consideration is how a community can meet future needs. This is what a Life Plan Community does.

One of the greatest benefits of moving to a Life Plan Community is having a plan for your future if your needs change. A Life Plan Community has all levels of living located on one campus, with priority access to more care and assistance if needed. Levels include independent living, assisted living, memory care, long term care, and short stay rehabilitation.

A Life Plan Community  Your Plan for the Future

Living Choices

Life-Enriching Options for Today and Tomorrow

As a Life Plan Community — sometimes called a continuing care retirement community or CCRC — Lenoir Woods provides priority access to all other levels of living and care, along with a warm culture of belonging you simply won’t find elsewhere.

Independent Living

Independent Living

At Lenoir Woods we firmly believe that life gets better with age. Embrace the possibilities of Independent Living in Columbia, where every moment is an opportunity to thrive and live life to the fullest. Our spacious, comfortable senior living apartments and patio homes offer a full range of life-enriching amenities. All designed to make you feel right at home — embraced by warm, friendly neighbors and caring, professional staff of our close-knit community.

At Lenoir Woods, our personal services and on-site conveniences are designed to support you as you discover the possibilities of joyful living. Below is a list of only some of the great features you’ll find:

  • Wide range of opportunities to promote an active mind, body, and soul
  • A diverse and intriguing calendar of social, cultural, and educational events and programs
  • Variety of living options, including patio homes and apartment homes
  • Faith-inspired community with a historic on-site chapel, chaplain, and religious services
  • Community Center featuring multiple dining venues, movie theater, library, market, game room, beauty salon, and much more
  • A Wellness Center featuring fitness centers with indoor swimming pool, fitness and exercise rooms, art room, and trainers on staff
  • Scheduled transportation services
  • Move-in resources to assist you with the moving process
  • Full-service building and grounds maintenance
  • Regularly scheduled housekeeping services

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Assisted Living

Assisted Living

Lenoir Woods offers personalized assisted living in Columbia, MO, helping with tasks from daily living to managing medication. Plus, all private Assisted Living apartments come with the added benefits of weekly housekeeping, laundry service, three daily meals, and a professional staff that’s available around-the-clock.

Assisted Living at Lenoir Woods is more than senior living; it’s an extended family. Over the years, residents and staff at our Assisted Living neighborhood have come together to form a unique, close-knit culture that respects each resident.

That’s what our person-centered approach to care is all about, and it’s why we work to provide a vast range of services and amenities that include:

  • On-site senior fitness specialist as well as personalized on-site therapy programs
  • Diverse schedule of engaging social, cultural, and educational opportunities
  • Move-in resources to assist you with the moving process
  • Faith-inspired community with on-site chaplain and religious services
  • Endless options for enhancing wellness of the mind, body, and soul
  • Full-service building and grounds maintenance
  • Scheduled housekeeping service
  • Community Center featuring multiple dining venues, a movie theater, library, market, game room, beauty salon, and much more

View this month’s activities calendar

Memory Care Assisted Living

Memory Care Assisted Living

Our controlled-access Memory Care neighborhood supports ambulatory residents who have early- to mid-stage Alzheimer’s disease or other memory impairments. Offering all the amenities of our assisted senior living apartments, this inviting setting helps residents find comfort in the company of friendly neighbors and caring staff members.

For people living with early- to mid-stage Alzheimer’s disease or other memory impairments, change can be more than just hard. That’s why we’re focused on making the adjustment to life at our community as comfortable as possible.

Our Memory Care assisted living is designed to embrace each resident in a caring, comfortable community that fosters active living — all while providing exceptional services and amenities, including:

  • We are the first in this region to implement Tovertafel, an innovative interactive technology proven to promote movement and stimulation for people living with dementia. Read more here.
  • 24-hour care with licensed nursing care as well as medication administration
  • Consistent, dedicated, and familiar staff that helps promote a sense of stability
  • Three meals prepared daily and snacks
  • Engaging daily schedules to enhance social, spiritual, psychological, and physical well-being
  • Comfortable surroundings with controlled-access entrances
  • Housekeeping and laundry services

Memory Care Assisted Living activities calendar

Long-Term Care

Skilled Nursing & Long Term Care

A Caring Experience: When a resident requires around-the-clock nursing care, we believe care should start with that resident’s needs and wishes. Our Care Centers provide warm, welcoming settings that help older adults continue to experience a full life. LSS communities have a long-standing reputation for quality care and excellent service that residents and their families can trust. This is supported by our consistently high ratings from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Our dedicated staff members get to know each Long Term Care resident and customize their care plan accordingly. They focus on providing consistency, stability, and companionship to those in their care. Staff members are also in regular contact with family members, providing them updates on their loved ones and keeping them informed of happenings at the community. Our Care Centers include REACH Short Stay Rehabilitation if recovery and rehabilitation services are needed following a qualifying hospital stay for surgery, illness, or injury.

As a not-for-profit organization, LSS has the resources, knowledge, and commitment to our mission of Older Adults Living Life to the Fullest to serve our residents and their families for many years to come.

Complete the Contact Us form on this page to find out more about our available short stay rehabilitation and long term nursing care options.

Some of the services and amenities we offer at our communities include:

  • Private rooms, companion suites, and companion rooms
  • 24-hour care
  • Medical director oversight
  • Housekeeping and laundry services
  • Three meals and snacks prepared daily
  • Warm, comfortable surroundings
  • Beauty salon/barbershop
  • Medication administration
  • Recreational, educational, and spiritual programs

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Get an inside look

Explore each of the galleries below for a snapshot of life at Lenoir Woods.

Floor Plans

Find your perfect fit at Lenoir Woods

View the details of our sample floor plans to see examples of living options in our community. With these and many more floor plan options to choose from, contact a Senior Living Counselor to find which option may best suit your needs.

The Bradford

  • Assisted Living
  • Apartment Home
  • 555 sq. ft.
  • 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath

The Laurel

  • Independent Living
  • Apartment Home
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath

The Palladium

  • Independent Living
  • Apartment Home
  • 800 sq. ft.
  • 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath

The Hawthorn

  • Independent Living
  • Apartment Home
  • 1100 sq. ft.
  • 2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath


Hear from the folks who know Lenoir Woods best, or check out our vibrant Facebook page to see what’s happening right now.

"There’s a tranquility about living at Lenoir Woods. It’s not just the top-notch buildings and equipment, but also the friendliness of the staff and the community itself."
- Tommy
"Lenoir Woods hires the perfect person for each job. There isn’t a single staff member who doesn’t just love working here."
- Larry and Carol
"I live maintenance-free at Lenoir Woods; if something is out of order, all you have to do is pick up the phone. Not only do they fix it, they do it quickly. No waiting."
- Fern
"As soon as you step out the door, you’re greeted by friendly neighbors. Family and fellowship are everywhere. Everybody here sings Lenoir’s praises."
- Eva
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