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Honoring Helping Hands

Bethesda Gardens surpasses national standards, ensuring seniors smile throughout their golden years. Our services have been recognized for excellence by St. Louis Magazine.

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Discover the Best of Both Worlds at Bethesda Gardens

Bethesda Gardens gives you the best of all worlds, from the cool and quirky shops of Kirkwood to the world-class sports, dining and culture in St. Louis. Best of all, you’re part of a community that’s an inviting and engaging world all its own.

Amenities & Lifestyle

Bethesda Gardens is the place to create the future you’ve always imagined. Whether you’re socializing with new friends at Happy Hour, discovering a new author in the library or tending to one of our gardens, you’ll find plenty to do everywhere you look. When you feel like a little adventure, you’ll love the numerous activities (Wii Bowling is a favorite!), outings and events planned by our staff, like trips to the Missouri Botanical Gardens and St. Louis Art Museum. Whatever your interest, Bethesda Gardens puts you close to it.

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The Best in Wellness

Our wellness program encourages all-around wellness in mind, body and spirit. We’re always offering something new to keep our residents feeling engaged and healthy with comprehensive tools and programs designed to help you stay active longer.

Live Well
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Food that Fits Your Lifestyle

At Bethesda Gardens, food is a means of coming together to celebrate every day. Whether you’re craving gourmet cuisine or comfort food, our culinary team have delicious options that fit your lifestyle, fulfill your cravings and excite your palate.

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Activities for All

We focus on creating a positive, vibrant living environment full of engaging and socially connected programs that enable our residents to thrive. Our dedicated life enrichment team finds new ways to engage residents based on their individual preferences, inspiring more time to do what they enjoy.

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You’ve earned this life, one with comfort in every moment and without worry for the future. A life like this shouldn’t feel like a far-off fantasy. It’s just around the corner, and it’s at Bethesda Gardens.
Bill N. from Bethesda Gardens
I have found that living at Bethesda Gardens is very easy. It’s a very comfortable, secure environment, and you do not feel isolated at all. The residents are very friendly, and the staff has been phenomenal. You get the feeling that they care for you as a person, and that’s a great way to live your life.
— Bill N.
Janet and Ron S. from Bethesda Gardens
The day we were touring, we were going through the dining room and a man stopped us and said the food here is great. He didn’t know us, and we didn’t know him, but he was warm and welcoming, and made us feel really good. That’s how it is here at Bethesda Gardens.
— Janet and Ron S.
Alice and Ron J. from Bethesda Gardens
We have been extremely happy here, and there is no place I would have rather been living during a pandemic. We felt very comfortable and very safe, and the communication from the management was wonderful – they kept telling us what we needed to know. And being able to get our COVID shots here was wonderful.
— Alice and Ron J.
Jean B. from Bethesda Gardens
I’m a second-generation Bethesda Gardens resident – my mother lived here and loved it. I used to visit her all of the time and saw how much she loved it. I like being with people and being active, so when I decided to downsize, I moved here and I love it!
— Jean B.

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Independent Living Costs

It’s hard to put a price tag on your quality of life, but the cost of living matters when considering moving to an independent living community. Bethesda Gardens offers financial options that fit a wide variety of budgets and planning needs, and don’t be surprised if you find it to be more affordable than you think.

  • Entrance Fee Agreement — offers multiple refund options. Residents pay a one-time entrance fee based on their floor plan and chosen return option along with associated monthly fees.
  • Rental Agreement — provides monthly rental opportunities with no entrance fee.

An Average Range of Independent Living Costs at Bethesda Gardens:

  • Entrance Fees start at $90,000 with an Associated Monthly Fee starting at $930


  • Monthly Rental Fees start at $2,405

Entrance and monthly service fees will depend on the floor plan and agreement you choose.

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Compare Your Current Housing Expenses to Costs at Bethesda Gardens

As you weigh the costs associated with an independent living community, you will discover that many older adults spend more living alone in their own home by paying separately for a mortgage or rent, utilities, groceries, maintenance, and home care or transportation.

Use our Cost Comparison Calculator as a quick and easy way to see how your current monthly expenses compare to monthly fees at Bethesda Gardens.

Apartments & Floor Plans

Choose from a wide variety of floor plans that offer ample space and true comfort. Bethesda Gardens also offers easy access to everything you could want from a community that’s as vibrant, welcoming and unique as you are.
1 Bedroom — 625 sq. ft
2 Bedroom — 875 sq. ft.
2 Bedroom — 961 sq. ft.
This is a sample of floor plans available at Bethesda Gardens. Please contact us to view more floor plan options and discuss pricing.

Our Guarantee to You

We want to make sure your experience at Bethesda Gardens is a positive one. The Bethesda Guarantee allows you to:

  • Live the Bethesda retirement life without committing to the unknown
  • Experience a variety of social events
  • Make new friends
  • Dine with your family and friends on us
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A Plan for the Future

When you make the move to a Bethesda independent senior living community, you are creating a life plan for both now and the future. That’s because Bethesda also offers an array of living options to accommodate those whose health is starting to decline, including assisted living, memory support, and 24-hour skilled nursing care. We also offer a program called Senior Support Solutions that can provide you with some assistance yet let you remain in your apartment.

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You can take comfort knowing all of these are Bethesda services, and therefore reflect the commitment to quality for which Bethesda is known. Also, it may be comforting to know that our residents get top priority in case any of these are needed.

Staying. Safer. Together.

At Bethesda, we take a very proactive stance on infection control, including providing all of our Independent Senior Living residents and staff with access to flu and COVID vaccines. We are so happy that we are helping keep our community healthy and safe!

We invite those interested in senior living to learn more about our communities and live the life you deserve.

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Moving with Ease

Designed specifically for our incoming residents, Bethesda’s Moving with Ease program simplifies the process and provides you peace of mind. Our Core Experience Team is here to make the transition from your home to your new apartment easy and stress-free.

Your Home Is in Good Hands

When you reserve your home at Bethesda, you will receive up to $3,000 worth of moving assistance through the Moving with Ease program. This benefit includes access to one or more of the following services:

  • Full-Service Movers
  • Professional Organizer and Space Planner
  • Estate Sale Referrals
  • Home Clean-Out
  • Handyman Services
  • Multiple Home Sale Options
  • Weekly House Visits During the Listing Process
  • Consistent Communication
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Embrace Your Independence with Bethesda Gardens

Discover the Bethesda Difference and enjoy an exceptional retirement lifestyle — all on your terms. Fill out the form below or call Beth, our Sales Counselor, at (314) 686-4250.