MorningStar at Dayton Place
Offering the finest independent and assisted living Denver has to offer, MorningStar at Dayton Place is a beloved senior living community in southeast Denver, long dedicated to making the retirement years of our residents carefree. We offer 104 independent living suites and 76 assisted living suites, as studio, one-bedroom or two-bedroom, on three levels. The mature trees and landscaping create a year-round beauty that draws residents and their families to daily strolls around our grounds.
In our Reflections Neighborhood, we offer 17 secure studios and one-bedroom suites devoted to individualized and personalized memory care of those with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory impairments.
But it’s the unpretentious, loving and altogether homey environment of Dayton Place that most strongly distinguishes this MorningStar family.
On an adjacent campus is The Cottages at Dayton Place, our private neighborhood of homes for active independent seniors.
We are convenient to banks, hospitals, shopping malls, grocery stores and restaurants.
Updated Model Suite
The maintenance team recently unveiled an additional model suite with all new carpet, tile, appliances, cabinets and lighting in the kitchen and bathroom. At each new resident’s request, we are pleased to upgrade additional suites in like fashion.
Please give us an opportunity to show you the time-honored beauty and comfort found beneath our roof.
MorningStar at Dayton Place represents the best in senior living with a unique mission statement “to honor, to serve, to invest.” We have built our foundation on honoring God, valuing all seniors and selecting staff with a felt calling to serve…all of which contributes to creating a true home for residents amid a beautiful, serene setting. Call to schedule a visit to the finest independent and assisted living Denver has to offer.
Independent Senior Living at the Cottages at Dayton Place
A new adventure also awaits you in The Cottages at Dayton Place, a vital MorningStar senior living community for independent seniors.
Our 41 patio homes, tucked into their own private neighborhood in southeast Denver, allow you to fully enjoy your retirement years. Experience retirement as it is meant to be: stress free.
The Cottages offer incomparable value, which you will readily discover upon seeing the premium upgrades that characterize our homes and upon examining our fees alongside our competitors. Finally—predictable budgeting, for virtually all your living expenses (including homeowners insurance and property tax) are controlled through our bundled Monthly Service Fee.
And with your priority access to MorningStar at Dayton Place (offering independent living, assisted living and memory care suites), you have the security of knowing additional supportive care is right next door—if ever you need it.
With easy access to shopping, restaurants, major medical facilities and metropolitan recreation, your lifestyle at The Cottages at Dayton Place can be as active or relaxed as you choose. Take a careful look around. We certainly hope you like what you see.
Am I buying my cottage?
No. It is a month-to-month lease agreement.
Who is qualified to become a resident at The Cottages?
At least one resident must be 55 years or older and able to live independently.
Will my monthly rate rise?
Yearly adjustments are typically 3-7%, to reflect the current cost of labor, energy and food.
What levels of supportive care do you offer?
Residents of The Cottages have priority access to MorningStar at Dayton Place, which offers independent living, assisted living, secure memory care suites together with day programming and respite (recuperative) stays.
Are you pet friendly?
Definitely. However, certain animals and breeds are accepted at management’s discretion. A one-time pet fee is required.
Can I make alterations to my cottage?
Yes, a simple Alteration Request Form is all that’s needed. We encourage you to personalize your cottage.
What programs and activities are offered?
A variety of Life Enrichment programs, including social, fitness, enrichment, recreational and wellness, primarily held in our Clubhouse. Activities are centered around the interests, desires and hobbies of our current resident population.
Can I leave my cottage for an extended time unattended?
Absolutely. Don’t hesitate to travel, knowing we will keep a close eye on your cottage in your absence. We’ll even water your plants.
Who owns and operates The Cottages?
The Cottages are fully financed by a well-respected real estate investment group with significant senior living holdings. The community was developed in 2008 and is managed by MorningStar, whose executives have decades of experience in senior housing, healthcare, marketing, and real estate finance and investments.
What’s included in my monthly rate?
- Continental breakfast in the Clubhouse, M—F
- Housekeeping twice monthly
- Interior/exterior maintenance, repairs, replacement
- Home and community grounds keeping
- Water, sewer, gas, electric and standard cable
- Trash and snow removal
- Pest control
- Access to the Clubhouse during regular hours
- Programs and activities
- Transportation for community-sponsored outings
- Property taxes
- Homeowner’s insurance
- Access to the many amenities of MorningStar at Dayton Place: Library, Chapel and Activities
Other than the monthly rate, are there additional services available for a fee?
We have several optional services available for an additional charge including: personal transportation, private Clubhouse use and (at MorningStar at Dayton Place) Salon, Dining Room (three meals daily), General Store.
The unique mission statement of The Cottages at Dayton Place, “to honor, to serve, to invest,” sets us apart from other senior living communities. Our foundation is built upon honoring God, valuing all seniors, and investing in staff with a felt calling to serve. Dedicated to creating a real home for residents within a beautiful setting, we encourage you to see for yourself our exceptional senior living in Denver.
Glimpses of the Heart
The first senior I ever loved was my grandmother, Ida, after whom who I was named.
I grew up on the family farm with her, coming to her home every day for a slice of raw potato and a peppermint before supper. In living out the MorningStar mission and in her remembrance, I am passionate to make sure each senior is treated with dignity and respect every day. I’m so thankful that God brought MorningStar into my career path.
Growing up, I had many surrogate grandparents. My father pastored a small church
with a large elder population. As a family, we served them and other seniors throughout our community: cutting their grass, taking them shopping, whatever they needed. The senior with whom I was closest was a woman I called “Nanny”; she was a nurse and servant-leader. Many were the times I witnessed her giving medical advice to seniors, as the closest clinic was 30 miles away. She was my earliest inspiration for becoming a nurse.
Director, Community Relations
My passion for working with seniors began over ten years ago when a gerontologist
asked me to work in a rehabilitative capacity with one of his disabled patients. Ever since seniors have added to the quality of my life by sharing their amazing wisdom. MorningStar is my home where I’m surrounded by over 200 grandparents and the finest of teammates. This is not a job. It is the best classroom in the world, and I am learning every day!
Life Around Our House
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Testify to Love
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“I walked into the lobby on Saturday to a fairy tale. The Casino Night event was coordinated and complete…making such a wonderful impact. Seeing the animation and joy on resident faces is a joy to remember. This is a wonderful place to call home. I thank God for the gift of being here.” (Resident)Read more
“My dad and I toured MorningStar earlier last year. We met your incredible team: sweet and encouraging. It was a Happy Hour when we visited, and Dad thought it a pretty fun party. He felt right at home. More recently, with his failing health, we renewed our contact with MorningStar and signed the paperwork. Adrienne was fantastic and so empathetic to us both. I also met Executive Director Steve, and loved them both. Immediately, I knew we had made the right decision. Unfortunately, Dad passed away before he could move in, but I continue to be a raving fan of MorningStar. Their communities and care are the best I’ve seen, and I’ve looked around a ton. There is no better place than MorningStar.”