Independent Living

Is Independent Living The Right Choice?

Hawthorn Cottage
Hawthorn Cottage

As we age, many of us are faced with the prospect of revising our living arrangements. While thinking about moving can be a source of anxiety and stress, planning ahead can give you more choices in your level of independence and quality of life.

Grand Traverse Pavilions understands your choices and introduces independent living exclusively for seniors who desire an active and healthy lifestyle. Our award-winning senior community features independent living apartments on the luxurious third level of historic Hawthorn Cottage.

The newly-constructed Hawthorn Lofts have breath-taking views of the grand lawn that appeal to adults age 55 plus who want a comfortable home and peace of mind as they downsize from maintaining their homes and yards.

A vital component of independent living is that maintenance and upkeep are no longer overwhelming. Hawthorn Lofts are more compact with easier navigation. Just as with regular housing, you can hire in help to assist you. However, if you or your loved one requires additional assistance, you have priority access to our assisted living, rehabilitation, and long-term care services.

Consider that at Hawthorn Lofts you have the freedom and flexibility to keep up your apartment. You have access to transportation to visit others, shop, or keep doctor’s appointments.

Independent Living

Independent living can give you built-in social network of peers and eliminate the boredom and frustration of not getting out of the house.

Hawthorn Lofts are close to Munson Medical Center, the Village at Grand Traverse Commons, and thriving downtown Traverse City. They offer the comfort, security, and amenities you desire.

As you look to the future and your current state of health, the Hawthorn Lofts can provide additional personal care and staff support for you or your loved one. You have choices.



Grand Traverse Pavilions is proud to be recognized by the U.S. News as a High Performing facility in both the Long-Term Care and Short-Term Rehabilitation categories.

Short-Term Care

The quality of care provided at the more than 15,000 U.S. nursing homes, also sometimes called skilled nursing facilities, varies widely. Grand Traverse Pavilions is among the top 5% of nursing home evaluated and one of only 708 facilities nationwide recognized for dual-facility designation. U.S. News wants to help families research facilities and find a nursing home that excels in the type of care they need. The U.S. New Best Nursing Homes ratings offer individuals and families a starting point in their search for a nursing home, whether they are in need of short-term rehabilitation or long-term care.

- U.S. News and World Report

Now Hiring!

Now Hiring! Certified Nurse Aides with full-time positions offering a starting wage of $17.00/hour, with .40 cents/hour shift differential and .50 cents/hour weekend differential. Position performs basic resident care activities and related non-professional services in caring for the personal needs and comfort of residents. Qualified must have already completed a recognized Nurse Aide Training program and obtain a current State of Michigan certification.

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Beautification Project

Be part of our Campus Wide Beautification Project!  We will be accepting orders throughout the year to enhance our beautiful campus.  Bricks, Park Benches, Picnic Tables and more can be purchased!


All donations to the Grand Traverse Pavilions Foundation are tax deductible charitable contributions as approved by the IRS.  For a full list of giving options please review our various Giving Opportunities below:

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Grand Traverse Pavilions

1000 Pavilions Circle
Traverse City, MI   49684

Phone: (231) 932-3000