Winner: Best Retirement Community 2017

Winner: Bethany Retirement Living

Location: 201 S. University Dr., Fargo and 4255 30th Ave. S., Fargo


What do residents like about living here?

"When I ask residents, they comment on our staff. We hire good people who are excited to help and get to know the residents," said Grant Richardson, senior executive of development and community relations. "We wouldn't be where we are without the support of the community and it is an honor to be named the best again this year."


What are favorite resident activities?

"Our church-related activities, we are sponsored by 38 Lutheran churches around the community, so bible studies, services, things like that are really popular since residents are at the peak of their faith journey. They also really enjoy our social activities--cards, bingo, dog shows, cloggers, wood carvers...we really try to find activities to keep our residents active with both their body and their mind and that is really key."


What's the best part about working at Bethany?

"Each of our 500 residents and staff bring their own stuff to what is Bethany. Their history, their talents, their stories...everyone has something to contribute to the organization and they all help us continue to grow and be successful."


Second Place: Eventide Senior Living Communities

Third Place: Touchmark at Harwood Groves