About Us


Tradition is a wonderful senior living address for anyone 55 and better that appreciates carefree living, as well as the reassurance of on-site supportive care if needed. Here, you can stay connected to the Minneapolis area, socialize, learn, relax, and explore all dimensions of lifelong wellness. To learn more about Tradition call us today (763) 284-9896 or contact us online.


Tradition Location

Convenient Location

Tradition Senior Living Community is located on the old historic Tessman Farm in Brooklyn Park, near north Hennepin Community College and Edinburgh Golf Course. Residents enjoy easy access to Highways 94/694, 169, 252, and 610.

Proud History

Tradition was built in 2008 as a senior condominium. It reopened as an independent living and assisted living rental community in 2010. In 2016 Tradition joined the Transforming Age family of communities and officially became a not for profit organization.

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Not for profit management

Transforming Age is a leading not for profit organization committed to improving the lives of older adults through community housing and services, technology development, research and advocacy. Founded in 1956, the organization currently operates three communities in Seattle and eight in Minnesota. In addition, it provides operations and management as well as a variety of other business services to the industry. Transforming Age has a history of creating innovative solutions and advocacy opportunities for older adults. The Transforming Age Foundation provides support for the organization through a variety of philanthropic programs aimed at improving older adults lives and society as a whole.



  • My mother is 95 and has lived at Tradition since April of 2015. A year earlier, we had visited this facility and three others anticipating the time when she would have to leave her home. This was the nicest and also the least expensive of the four. I consider myself a discerning person and can sometimes be a bit hard to please, but I have not had one complaint about any part of the services and facilities they provide during the time Mom has lived here. If you are considering a move, I would like you to know what a wonderful place Tradition is. The first thing I noticed when mom first moved in was the friendly atmosphere and that almost instantly, the staff called her by name. Then, it wasn't long before they were calling me by name also even though I was just visiting several times a week. Speaking of the facility, it was originally constructed with the plan that the apartments would be sold. They made each unit spacious with high ceilings, a full kitchens, a large bath, laundry facilities and a balcony. Meals in the dinning room are of the "fine dinning" variety with cloth table cloths and napkins. There is always a featured meal, but residents can always order from the menu. Mom always tells me how good the food is. Her health has improved due to the good nutrition. My mother is at the highest level of care. The nursing department employs a wonderful staff. We meet quarterly for an evaluation of mom's needs and the plan that we have put together is followed to the "T". They insure that she attends exercise classes, and on alternating days, they take her for walks in the halls. She receives help with dressing and showering, they manage her medications, her apartment is cleaned once a week and someone comes in to do her laundry. Mom always tells me how they "pamper" her. If not for the care she receives, she would be in a nursing home at twice the price. The greatest benefit for me is the peace of mind that Tradition provides. They have my phone number and will call me to report an incident or when supplies need to be replenished. I highly recommend this wonderful facility!
  • “I spent 30 years as a Long Term Care Administrator and my wife and I have lived at several senior communities before coming to live at Tradition. I can say that my wife and I have never felt so well cared for, appreciated, and at home as we do here at Tradition. Tradition has followed a wonderful philosophy of helping their residents age in place that has been extremely important to both my family and my neighbors. I would recommend Tradition to any person, whether completely independent or needing extensive assistance, as a wonderful place to live.” -J.S.
  • The first thing my daughters and I noticed when walking into Tradition for the first time was the friendliness, not only of the staff, but also of the residents. Clearly this was a happy place to work and live. Last week was my first year anniversary living in this vibrant community and I have been grateful each and every day of the 12 months for making the decision to reside here. There are many activities available from learning foreign languages, meditation, movies, book club, exercise and Bible study ( to name a few). Best of all, if there is something that is of special interest to a resident that isn’t on the ever-changing schedule, the staff will help to identify other persons who share your interest and help to establish a group. However, there is absolutely no pressure to take part in any activity if you not wish to do so. You can be as active or inactive as you please. I would be remiss if I do not mention the excellence of the dining room. Each day the tables are set with linen for the evening meal, which is only right since the surroundings should match the quality of the cuisine being served. If you are looking to find a true, happy home where people care about one another, please come for a visit.