The Alton SuperStars Remain Undefeated After 14th Game and Kare 11 Captured the Fun.

The Alton SuperStars took on the StuartCo Corporate Office in balloon volleyball and landed their 14th consecutive win and story coverage on Kare11 News!

They remain undefeated with hopes of attracting more challenging opponents.

Volleyball is just one of the many activities residents at The Alton participate in. Our award-winning activities team is passionate about providing opportunities to play, learn, create, and grow in daily life at The Alton on our Shepard Park Senior Living campus.

Jana Shortal from Kare 11 and her team captured all the fun yesterday. The photo gallery can be viewed here.

Our ongoing fun, including The Alton’s take on Uptown Funk video that went viral, can be found on our Facebook Page.

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April 29, 2015 at 3:03 pm Leave a comment

Congratulations to our 2015 MADACS Nominees!


On Friday, September 25th, 2015, the Minnesota Multi Housing Association (MHA) will hold its 20th annual MADACS Awards: Multi housing Achievement in Design, Advertising & Community Support. The purpose of the MADACS awards is to recognize owners and associates who have made significant contributions to multi housing marketing and management through exemplary achievements.

The Minnesota Multi Housing Association acknowledges the MADACS awards as the most honored award given in recognition of superior contributions to the multi housing industry.

StuartCo is proudly submitting the following 2015 nominations:

Mario Westby, The View At Long Lake (Caretaker, Individual)

Amy Topel, 430 Oak Grove (Maintenance, Individual)

Dan Wolfe, Highland Ridge (Maintenance, Supervisor/Lead)

Ed Sacic, Dean Paulson, & Robert Hoffman, Greenfield (Maintenance, Team)

Kim West, Coachman Trails (Community Manager, Market Rate)

Lisa Komarek, Rockwood Place (Community Manager, Affordable Housing)

Jill Forrest, Deer Ridge & Raspberry Woods (Community Manager, Multiple Sites)

Catherine Ragozzino, Genesee (Assistant Manager)

Shannan Robb, Heritage Landing (Leasing Consultant)

Teresa Fenne, (Support Staff)

One Southdale Place, (Floor Plans)

430 Oak Grove, Rooftop Deck (Partial/Project Remodel or Addition, Common Area)

Shepard Park Senior Living, postcards (Outreach Marketing Piece)

One Southdale Place, (Website)

StuartCo/Simpson Housing Partnership, (Community Service Program/PR)  

Rockwood Place, (Property Excellence, Affordable Housing)

Parkside Apartments on Medicine Lake, (Property Excellence, pre-1995)

430 Oak Grove, (Property Excellence, post-1995)

One Southdale Place, (Property Excellence, Best New Development Market Rate)

Best of luck to our nominees!

April 23, 2015 at 5:22 pm Leave a comment

Uptown Funk at The Alton

This video of the team members and residents at The Alton Memory Care is guaranteed to brighten your day!

If you’d like to find out more about The Alton, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 651-699-2480 or via e-mail at We welcome you to take a tour of this wonderful Memory Care Community!

Connect with us on Facebook too for additional photos and videos of our vibrant community.

March 23, 2015 at 9:52 pm 2 comments

StuartCo at Feed My Starving Children

This past Wednesday, 50 StuartCo employees made a trip to Feed My Starving Children – Eagan for a company packing event.


Feed My Starving Children provides life-saving meals to people who need them most all over the world — from countries affected by natural disaster to places enduring economic despair.  FMSC meals are distributed in nearly 70 countries through missionary partnerships at orphanages, schools, clinics, refugee camps and malnourishment centers.


During the two hour packing time, we packed 111 boxes of food. Each box contains 36 Manna Packs, and each Manna Pack provides 6 meals. In the end, we packaged enough food for 23,976 meals! That’s enough to feed 66 kids for an entire year!

A Manna Pack consists of four ingredients.

1.   Rice, the most widely accepted grain around the world.
 2.   Extruded soy nuggets, providing maximum protein at lowest cost.
 3.   Vitamins, minerals and a vegetarian flavoring to give growing children the critical nutritional elements they need.
   4.   Dehydrated vegetables for flavor and nutrition.


Fun Facts About FMSC:

• A single meal costs only 22 cents to produce.

• Feed My Starving Children was founded in 1987; the first shipment of the current food formula was sent in 1991.

• 92% of the total donations goes directly to the food program. 8% goes to fundraising, administration, and overhead combined.

• They have sent food to more than 70 countries in our history including Haiti, Sudan, Jamaica, Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Tanzania, Lesotho, Liberia, Ghana, Guatemala, Malawi, Cambodia, East Timor, Nicaragua, Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Cameroon, Niger, Colombia, and El Salvador, and to Hurricane Katrina victims in Louisiana, Mississippi and many more.

For more fun Facts about FMSC, click here.


If you’d like to find out more about FMSC and how to get involved, please visit their website here.

To see more photos from our packing event, visit us on Facebook.

March 16, 2015 at 5:21 pm Leave a comment

2015 Career Development Day

This past Wednesday was StuartCo’s annual Career Development Day. The entire StuartCo team gathered for an all day event attending motivational and educational seminars, a luncheon, and a state-of-the-company address.

DSC_1021The day began with a talk from our founder Stuart Nolan, who shared his insights on the state of the industry, as well as his predictions for the coming months. Our President and CEO Lisa Moe then updated us on the state of the company, as well as what has been achieved, learned, and what to focus on for 2015.

Following, we had a message from keynote speaker Anne Sadovsky, who spoke about how “Fair Housing is for Everyone.”  Anne Sadovsky, a Dallas based professional speaker provides training, keynotes and counsel to a variety of industries, businesses and associations. Her experience, expertise, wisdom and wit were just what we needed to start off our day!

We were then inspired by David Faust, affectionately known as “Cowboy Dave,” on how to “Plan to be Positive.” David Faust, President and Founder of Stonehouse Resources has been training and consulting with companies and individuals since 1977. His workshop focused on the science of being positive, as well as how to increase our positivity both personally and professionally.


After the keynote speakers, all of StuartCo got together for a delicious and healthy company luncheon. During the luncheon two members from Health Source Solutions introduced our NEW StuartCo wellness website, which was custom-designed for the use of StuartCo team members and their families.

StuartCo team members then broke up and attended three sessions on various topics related to customer care, professionalism, and wellness to name a few.


Thank you to all who attended the StuartCo Career Development day! We always enjoy getting to know our StuartCo employees better! For more pictures of the day, head to our Facebook page.

March 2, 2015 at 4:08 pm Leave a comment

Genesee Voted Best Apartments for Third Consecutive Year!

2015 Blmgt Sun Readers Choice

Bloomington Sun readers took time to vote their favorite community businesses, and Genesee was again chosen the winner of Best Apartment Community for the third consecutive year!  We’d like to thank our residents, and our Bloomington neighbors for voting for us. Your vote three years running is a testimate to our ongoing effort to provide an exceptional living experience to our residents. Experience the Allure of Genesee for yourself by taking a tour of our award winning community!  Learn more about the exciting developments opening late 2015 as a part of the Penn & American Phase II project, and schedule your tour at

February 6, 2015 at 3:44 pm Leave a comment

StuartCo Welcomes Back Kim Webster to Our Shepard Park Senior Campus!

Kim Webster

We’re Pleased to Welcome Back Kim Webster as Regional Executive Director of Senior Living Services!

Kim has been in the field of aging services for 34 years, holding various roles within senior housing, home healthcare and hospice, nursing homes, dining services and hospitals providing leadership, on site management, marketing and sales and customer service.   Kim also has played an active and key leadership role in the development of the Leading Age of Minnesota Confident Choices program and Management Certificate programs.

In her most recent role, Ms. Webster served as Vice President of Healthcare in Food and Management with A’viands, a service partner for Shepard Park Senior Housing Campus.

Webster previously worked with us in the Executive Director role from 2003-2009 and was part of the development team when The Alton Memory Care was opened.  She will be working with our teams at The Alton, Rockwood Place, The Wellington and Shepard Park Home Care to oversee all areas of operations including service and property integrity and quality; employee engagement, development and retention; customer service and financial success

Kim earned her B.S. degree in Social Development at University of Minnesota Duluth. She has served in various positions including Board Member for Aging Services of Minnesota, and has received numerous awards including Excellence in Management and Best New Senior Housing Development for The Alton Memory Care in 2008.

Please help us welcome Kim back to the StuartCo team.

January 21, 2015 at 3:03 pm Leave a comment

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