Alverna Apartments

CHI St. Gabriel's Health : Alverna Apartments

Comfort, Security, Convenience

Alverna ApartmentsComfort:

Alverna Apartments, a 60-unit senior housing complex providing independent living within a retirement community offers a unique blend of features that provides tenants with a comfortable living environment, removing some of the responsibilities of home ownership.

Each apartment has a living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom with approximately 540 square feet of total space. Kitchen appliances are provided and each unit has a four-foot by four-foot storage area. For the comfort of people with disabilities, six apartments have been specially designed for easy accessibility. A noon meal is served, Monday through Friday, for a reasonable cost. A wide range of activities, such as a garden club, crafts, bingo and a monthly birthday party keep tenants as busy as they choose.

Housekeeping and transportation services further enhance the comforting quality of life at Alverna, while an enclosed courtyard with its swing, flower beds and shrubs offers a beautiful outdoor experience.


A security system, installed at the front door, is connected to every apartment. Each bedroom and bathroom is equipped with a pull cord as part of an emergency call system. A part-time housing manager, a “buddy” system in which tenants look out for one another and access to Lifeline services (through St. Gabriel’s Hospital) all help to create a secure living environment.


Alverna Apartments is located on the St. Gabriel's Health campus next to St. Gabriel’s Hospital and is connected to the hospital via an underground tunnel. St. Gabriel’s Hosptal offers a wide array of primary care and selected specialty care services.

In addition, a parking lot with electrical plug-ins for cars and a handicapped-accessible entrance, help to make life even more convenient during the winter. St. Otto’s Care Center, a privately-owned long-term care and rehabilitative facility, is connected to Alverna Apartments via an enclosed walkway and featurese a chapel, full-service beauty shop, and a highly-regarded adult daycare program, in addition to traditional nursing home and rehabilitative care services. Laundry facilities, a tub room, craft room, and workshop as well as trash rooms on every floor all contribute to a convenient lifestyle.

Individual Units

Each apartment has a living room, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom with approximately 540 square feet of space. Large kitchen appliances are provided but tenants are responsible for their own furnishings. A four-foot by four-foot storage area is located within each unit. Six apartments have been specially designed to allow easy accessibility for handicapped tenants.

Rental Assistance

Rental Assistance Applicants with extremely low income are given priority consideration for occupancy. Financial assistance is available through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In addition, there are limitations on the amount of income a tenant receives, which determines whether they qualify for rent assistance. Qualified tenants are expected to pay 30 percent of their adjusted income for rent. To qualify for rental assistance, annual income must not exceed certain income limits that are updated annually.

Qualifications for Residency

Qualifications for Residency All applicants must be age 62 or older. Only one person needs to be qualified for a couple to be eligible. Alverna Apartments does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, national origin, creed, disability or sexual preference.

To learn more about how Alverna Apartments can provide you, or a loved one, with the comfort, security and convenience that comes from a quality living environment, please call: 320-631-5030; write to: Alverna Apartments, Attention: Housing Manager, 300 S.E. 8th Avenue, Little Falls, MN 56345-3554; or E-mail:


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