Site work has begun on 1953 & 1955 Waterford Court

Sitework has begun for the newest addition the Waterford Grove Cottages at Cedar Crest.  This will bring our count of Cottages to 33.  This new construction features two single story ranch homes that have a screened porch, zero-step entry, laundry on the main level, and a walk-in shower in the master bath.  Projected occupancy date for the homes is December 2021/January 2022.  Find out more here:

Cedar Crest Announces Campus Expansion Plans

JANESVILLE, WI – Cedar Crest announced a campus-wide expansion that will introduce a new housing option for active adults in Rock County.  The Waters Edge Villas will offer a blend of apartment and cottage living in 10-unit homes close to the Rock River.  The initial phase will include 30 villas, a clubhouse, and a pier adjacent to scenic walking trails.

The expansion will also increase the Waterford Place Apartments from 102 to 126 independent apartments.  The new apartments will feature open concept floorplans that range from 1100 to 1600 square feet.  They will be connected to the existing apartment building and have indoor access to dining and amenities.

A new CBRF (Community-Based Residential Facility) building will include 60 assisted living and 18 memory care apartments.  The four story building will feature a variety of floor plans and scenic views of the Rock River.  Residents will have access to a courtyard with outdoor seating and activities.

“This expansion will reposition our campus to provide exciting options for active adults and bolster our continuing care options for the greater Janesville area,” said David Tanck, CEO of Cedar Crest.

Based in Janesville, Wisconsin, Cedar Crest is a Life Plan community known for its broad range of senior living residences and exceptional care in a scenic, wooded setting.  Pre-sale opportunities for the expansion are available now and they will be ready for occupancy in 2023.


  • 1181 Square Feet
  • Corner unit
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Appliances
  • Laundry
  • Breakfast Bar

COVID-19 Vaccinations at Cedar Crest

We had a fantastic turnout for our first round of COVID-19 vaccinations yesterday! 216 of our residents and staff participated. Initial plans were to vaccinate staff and skilled nursing residents. Fortunately, we were able to include Assisted Living, Memory Care, and some Apartment residents as well! The CVS Team Lead said Cedar Crest was “breaking records for efficiency” with how organized the process was.

Senior Move Manager Promotion

Overwhelmed by the thought of trying to set up a move by yourself? Senior move managers can help take the stress out of your transition. Cedar Crest will reimburse up to $2000 of moving costs into our townhomes and most apartments if you work with a certified senior move manager (NASMM).

Cedar Crest Townhome Update 9/24/20

Good things are happening at Cedar Crest!  Within the next 45 days, new residents will be moving into 1957, 1959, and 1979 Waterford Court.  We also have a couple of new units still available, and an existing home that is close to being ready for occupancy.

  • Available New Homes:
    • Of the 5 units that we are building, 2 are still available
      • 1966 Waterford: $400k
        • 1895 square feet,
        • 2 bedrooms + den, 2 baths, 2 car garage
        • Fireplace, screened porch, deck, quartz counters
        • Ready for occupancy
      • 1977 Waterford: $345k
        • 1790 square feet
        • 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage
        • Screened porch, bay window, zero step entry
        • Estimated completion date: October 2020
  • Available Existing Homes:
    • 1804 Waterford: $240k
      • 1451 square feet,
      • 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage
      • Updated floorplan
      • Sunroom, deck, and spacious backyard
      • All new appliances and countertops
      • Ready for occupancy Fall 2020

Cedar Crest Achieves Gold Member Status in WCCEAL

In a press release last night, LeadingAge Wisconsin congratulated Cedar Crest Assisted Living and other select communities for achieving Gold Star status for the first quarter of 2020.  Currently, in the Wisconsin Coalition for Collaborative Excellence in Assisted Living (WCCEAL), 84 assisted living communities from four WCCEAL approved programs have achieved Gold Member status. Gold Member status is awarded to those WCCEAL participants who are in good standing, submit and review their quarterly reports, and submit completed satisfaction surveys for at least 25 percent of their current residents.

COVID-19 Testing Update 6/5/20

RE: Independent Living Apartments – Opening Up Programs & Services…..slowly

Over the last couple of weeks, we have tested all our residents in the Health Center and Assisted Living for Covid-19.  In addition, we have completed testing of all employees.  All 362 tests came back negative for the virus.  We are very thankful for that outcome!

At this time, in line with guidance from the CDC, local public health officials, and our Medical Director, we are going to open up some Cedar Crest programs and services at this time for our Independent Living residents.  Please note that we are going to move forward in a thoughtful and measured manner.  Any future changes/openings will be made over time depending on how our campus and the greater Janesville community does in managing the virus.

Effective June 8th, the following programs and services will be available on a limited basis:

  • The Independent Living Beauty Shop will open on Wednesday, June 10th by appointment only. Connie Bilz will contact Independent Living apartment residents that have routine appointments. Residents can call 373-6897 to schedule an appointment.  Connie will be the only beautician and will take appointments on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.  Only one person will be allowed in the Beauty Shop at a time and masks must be worn at all times – resident and beautician.
  • Exercise classes will resume in the Social Room with strict guidelines. Only 3 people may attend class at a time, and more classes will be added at a later date.  Masks must be worn at all times.  Meghann will meet with all residents prior to the start of classes to determine level of comfort and scheduled attendees.
  • The Dining Room will open for lunch by June 15th. Two different seatings will be offered.  Only 15 people will be allowed in the Dining Room at a time; one person per table.  Masks must be worn into and out of the Dining Room.  Social Distancing guidelines apply.
  • Visitors will be allowed in resident apartments subject to the following guidelines:
  • All visitors must enter through the Independent Living Main Entrance. The doors will be open Monday through Friday from 8am to 4:30pm.
  • Lyn Soffe and/or designee will screen all visitors.
  • Masks must be worn at all times
  • All Social Distancing guidelines are to be adhered to and we are encouraging only two visitors at a time.
  • Visitors may walk the grounds with their loved ones but are to otherwise remain in the apartment. Masks must be worn at all times. No gardening or visiting in common spaces allowed at this time.
  • Mary Bielke will be offering Bible Study the week of June 15th. More details will be provided.  We hope to start Worship services by the end of the month.

We will begin to allow new move-ins, transfers, and move-outs of Independent Living residents.  Lyn Soffe will coordinate all moves.  A traffic pattern will be established, a door assigned for entering and exiting, and a masks must be worn at all times.  Residents will be notified of resident moves in their areas.

We will continue to provide you with periodic updates with as much information as we can on our efforts to combat COVID-19.   Going forward, please refer to to get the latest information.  On behalf of the entire Cedar Crest Family, we want to thank each of you for your continued patience and prayers.  It means a great deal to us.  Please let us know if you have further questions.

1966 Waterford Court is Ready for Occupancy

Schedule a tour today!

I am pleased to announce that we are completing the first home in our new expansion.  This home has many upgrades and is like nothing we have ever built before at Cedar Crest:

  • Cedar Crest’s first single family home
  • 1895 square feet
  • 2 bedrooms + den, 2 baths, 2 car garage
  • Fireplace, quartz counters, tiled shower
  • Scenic views from the screened porch and deck
  • Open concept with clerestory (high) windows in the great room
  • Our entrance fees for the new units are currently $290k-$400k, and this fully upgraded unit is $400k (85% of entrance fee is refundable)

Whether you are considering a move soon or are making plans for the future, I encourage you to schedule a tour and see for yourself why people choose Cedar Crest.  At this time all tours must be scheduled in advance and there are safety guidelines in place.  Call (608)373-6304 or fill out the contact form to set up a tour.