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Life at NRC

NRC serves the mind, body and spirit of residents by offering accessible campus amenities and events that appeal to a range of interests and encourage personal, social and spiritual growth.

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Supporting the Whole Resident

From strengthening your faith and friendships to helping you stay active and physically well, NRC meets the comprehensive needs of each resident by offering a full array of campus amenities and supports.

  • Faith

    Supporting residents in their faith journeys

    NRC is a welcoming community to people of all faith backgrounds. Recognizing the importance of spiritual life,NRC employs a full-time Chaplain who is called to this campus to be present with and walk alongside residents, staff, and their families through times of blessing and loss, sorrow and joy. The Chaplain plans and leads daily devotions, weekly on-site worship services in our Chapel, Bible studies, one-on-one visits, hospital visits, memorial and funeral services, and other spiritual care events with residents, staff, and volunteers. The NRC Chaplain also helps coordinate educational and cultural events that encourage spiritual well-being.

    NRC's Chaplain offers occasions for caring conversations and prayer sessions through both individual and small-group settings on campus, along with the spiritual care providers from residents’ home congregations and hospice chaplains. Private Communion is available upon request.

    NRC is also home to Pathways of Faith Park, a gathering space for our campus community and the entire Northfield community to relax, restore and spiritually renew.

    Ecumenical Services are Held in the Chapel and Broadcast on Channel 105:

    • 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship Service with Holy Communion
    • Semi-monthly visits with Holy Communion from St. Dominic Catholic Church (Second and Fourth Tuesdays)
    • 3:30 p.m. Monthly Vespers service for residents and staff (Second Thursday)
    • 3:30 p.m. Lenten Services (all Wednesdays during Lent)
    • 3:30 p.m. Holy Week Services (Holy Thursday and Good Friday)
    • 3:30 p.m. Thanksgiving Eve service
    • 3:30 p.m. Christmas Eve service
    • 3:30 p.m. Christmas Day service

    Other Prayer and Worship Events on Campus (times or locations subject to change):

    • 9:15 a.m. Worship Service with Holy Communion each Sunday at Evergreen Lodge
    • 9:15 a.m. Daily Devotions with Pastor Mandsager, broadcast on Channel 104
  • Social Events

    Activities to serve your mind, body and spirit

    NRC residents have the opportunity to create new friendships through a host of regular activities and events that foster community, including:

    • Exercise classes
    • Guest speakers
    • Musical performances
    • Daily coffee hour
    • Movies
    • Crafts, games and cards
    • Special events

    • Wellness

      Keeping you feeling your best

      Hula Hoop Exercise Class


      Staying physically fit is important, no matter what age you have attained, to keep you feeling your best. NRC’s Fountain Fitness Center offers a complete health regime. Exercise classes are offered regularly, and our LifeTrail system of exercise stations and groomed walking paths surround our campus. Residents also find peace and quiet walking along our Pathways of Faith Park. Plenty of indoor hallways are available for walking in inclement weather.

      Corner Clinic

      Our on-campus clinic offers a weekly wellness clinic where residents can get basic wellness services, such as lab draws, and have their health-related questions answered by a registered nurse. The Corner Clinic also provides dental and podiatry services.

      Innovative Partnership with Rice County Health Program

    • Accessible Amenities

      Convenient amenities to meet your needs
      Reading in the Library

      Northwoods Salon

      Our full-service professional, licensed hairstyling staff will learn how you like your hair done and pamper you from head to toe. We feature affordable, natural products and are open to the public. Our services include cuts, styles, perms and even pedicures.

      Nygaard Theater

      Enjoy the latest movies in our state-of- the-art theater. A large-screen television and movie projection screen, coupled with our surround sound system, makes every show come alive. The theater offers several motion pictures each week as well as educational classes. Personal listening devices are available.


      Our library offers plenty of new and classic reading material for a variety of tastes.

      Wireless (wi-fi) Internet

      Wireless (wi-fi) internet is available throughout campus for residents and guests.

      Lounges and Sunrooms

      There are many locations throughout the campus where residents and visitors can relax and socialize. Large, small and cozy lounges, garden areas, sunrooms and patios offer a wide variety of both indoor and outdoor opportunities for reflection and refuge.

      NRC TV

      We offer an expansive choice of television channels plus our own five channels, featuring movies, spiritual events, entertainment events, daily dining menus, St. Olaf broadcasts and more.

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    NRC offers a variety of living options on campus to meet your needs now and into the future.

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    A range of tailored services are available on campus and in the Northfield community.

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    Woman In Garden
    "We have cleaning and laundry services, wireless internet, the Corner Clinic, the salon, the café, great food, convenient transportation services and the bank, all right here."

    - Northfield Manor Resident