New Perspective -

Service Options:
Independent Living, Assisted Living,

Memory Care, Vivid Living

Main Office - 952-442-1261

Address - 500 Cherry Street
Waconia, MN 55387

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Located minutes west of Minneapolis in the lovely lakeside community of Waconia, Minnesota, New Perspective’s senior living community features the beauty and amenities of a fine hotel. The conveniences of Ridgeview Hospital are right across the street. Parks, recreation options and dining are minutes away. You can either drive yourself or use our convenient shuttle bus. Of course, New Perspective Senior Living offers plenty to get involved in. If you’re looking to relax, there’s no better place to enjoy the afternoon sunshine than rocking on the front porch.


New Perspective Senior Living | Waconia offers four service options to meet the needs of the expanding senior population.

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Spacious apartments

Beautifully landscaped grounds

Chef-prepared, restaurant-style dining

Beauty/barber salon

Billiards and game room


Fitness center with onsite physical & occupational therapy

Spacious closets


Outings & Trips


Computer Stations

Here's what's happening at
New Perspective | Waconia

Our residents lead enriching lives and are active in the Waconia community. Explore the wide range of activities on the docket, and check out our delicious, healthy menu options.





Prices Start at $2,494 for Independent Living per month,
Prices Start at $3,529 for Assisted Living per month,
Prices Start at $4,502 for Memory Care per month
(Care Fees are additional)

The Stories
We Can Tell

"...We had more work than
we could handle - but here I
don't miss those things at all!"

Irene Swartzer, Age 85
New Perspective Resident

Here to Help

Lisa Harrel

Executive Director


Lisa Harrel

Executive Director

Lisa Harrel Graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Social Work. She is a Licensed Social Worker, Licensed Senior Living Administrator, and Honoring Choices Advanced Care Plan Facilitator.  Her career has focused exclusively on seniors.  She has worked as a social worker, nursing home executive director, and hospice executive director for 26 years.  She is passionate about caring for senior citizens in the community and advocating for their needs. She lives in Chanhassen, Minnesota with her husband, Rob. They have a daughter, Elizabeth and son, Nicholas. Most of their spare time is spent with extended family at sporting events of all kinds. Lisa wants to continue to welcome the community to visit New Perspective | Waconia. “The community is full of kindness, warmth and fun people. I feel very lucky to be a part of the New Perspective Senior Living family”.

Rita Halloran

Sales Director


Rita Halloran

Sales Director

I'm the Director of Sales for New Perspective Senior Living | Waconia. I grew up on a farm not too far from this beautiful city. I fell in love with New Perspective in 2012, when I started as a Life Enrichment Director at the Eagan and Prior Lake communities. From there I worked as the Business Office Coordinator and have worked in our corporate human resources department. Each time I visited Waconia, I was so impressed by the way I felt love and positive energy, I knew I wanted to call it my career home. It's exciting to help seniors find such a wonderful place to call their new home,and where they get to live life on purpose everyday with an outstanding care staff and leadership team!

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