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.



THANK YOU!  To those who participated in the MAKE IT GRAND-Parent Video Charity Challenge!
The winner of the challenge was Ginny Thomas!  We hope everyone had a wonderful day on Sunday, September 13th celebrating National Grandparents Day!

If you would still like to make a contribution to the Grand Traverse Pavilions Benevolent Care Fund visit our website at


THANK YOU!  to all who joined us this summer for great music, shared between our residents, families and friends through our radio broadcast each week on WCCW 107.5 fm.   

Our virtual bucket for any free-will donations will still be passed around by vising our website at

We look forward to seeing everyone on the lawn for the 2021 season!  Take Care and Stay Well!

Missed a concert or just want to listen again?  Check out our About the Bands Page and listen anytime!


In response to the reality of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and in compliance with Governor Whitmer's Executive Orders, it has been determined that our Resident population is too vulnerable to risk having exposure to the influenza or pandemic infection.

Based on guidance from CMS, CDC, and our Emergency Preparedness Team, all visitation is restricted until further notice for purposes other than approved medical care and services.

Resident families are encouraged to view the Family Weekly Update on our website and please continue to visit our Facebook page for additional information as it becomes available by clicking here:

Now Hiring!

Now Hiring Certified Nurse Aides starting at $17.00/hour for full-time afternoon or midnight shifts!  CNAs perform basic resident care and are responsible in caring for the personal needs and comfort of our residents. Qualified candidates will be at least 17 years of age (18 for midnight shifts), have already completed a recognized Nurse Aide Training program, and obtained 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