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.


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

US News and World Report

The Best Nursing Homes reflect U.S. News’ analysis of data collected and published by the federal government using a methodology defined by U.S. News that evaluates factors that U.S. News has determined most impact resident care, safety and outcomes. All measures in both ratings were developed from publicly available data from CMS as of July 2021. COVID-19 vaccine information reflects publicly available data as of October 2021. For more information about this year’s updates and new ratings, please refer to the methodology. U.S. News also profiles Assisted Living Communities, which in many cases provide services that overlap with traditional nursing homes. For the full list, visit the Nursing Home Finder

Now Hiring!

Now Hiring! Certified Nurse Aides with full-time positions offering a starting wage of $22.22/hour, with $2.00/hour shift differential, $1.00/hour weekend differential, and $2.35/hour Essential Worker Bonus. 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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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!


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Grand Traverse Pavilions

1000 Pavilions Circle
Traverse City, MI   49684

Phone: (231) 932-3000