John Knox Village East Independent Living

1201 W 19th St, Higginsville, MO, 64037

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Describe the overall population of independent living residents at John Knox Village East. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

We are around 80 years old on average in our Independent Living neighborhood. Our independent living residents enjoy being with each other and socializing, as well as going on trips to eat out or enjoy local destinations.

What places are nearby for independent living residents to enjoy?

We go to several area restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is a local lake for fishing and a golf course. We are near Kansas City and many residents enjoy a trip there to go shopping, dining or visiting one of the area casinos.

What are some recent off-site events that the community activity director at John Knox Village East has organized?

We have recently gone to Jack Stack BBQ in Kansas City and took in the Plaza Lights. We have also recently attended the New Dinner Theatre, Miller's Pecan Farm, Isle of Capri Casino in Boonville, Chappelle's Sports Bar and Memorabilia in North Kansas City.

What transportation services does John Knox Village East offer to independent living residents?

Local transportation is provided free of charge to doctors visits, church on Sunday and shopping. Out of town transportation can be arranged for a fee.

What makes the chef or dining program at John Knox Village East exceptional? What kind of menu can independent living residents expect?

Our dining program is exceptional in the amount of food you receive for the cost. Some meals are included in the monthly fee for Life Care residents, but additional lunch tickets can be purchased for $9. For that $9, you receive 2 entrees, 2 vegetables, potatoes, dessert, salad bar, soup, tea, coffee and other drink choices. Menu items include salmon, Swiss steak, chicken pot pie, tenderloin, potatoes, corn, peas and carrots, beef tips in gravy, meatloaf, fried catfish and many other choices.

What common areas are available for independent living residents?

Our common areas include our Friendship Lounge, Activity Room, Two Billiard Lounges, A Club Room, Fireside Dining Room, A Private Dining Room, Computer Lounge, Puzzle Room and a Garden Room.

What safety features or security measures does John Knox Village East offer to independent living residents?

We have handicapped equipped bathrooms, rails in the halls, and an emergency call system.

If John Knox Village East accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

Our community welcomes dogs and cats and they are welcome indoors as well as outside on our 40 acre campus.

Does John Knox Village East work with an agency or registry to provide nursing and medical assistance as needed?

We have our own nurses on site that provide nursing services, but will work with an agency to fill any gaps in staffing requirements, if needed.

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Features of John Knox Village East


  • Rent Plus Care Fees
  • Entry Fee

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: We Do Not Offer Companion Suites
  • Studio Apartments


  • Resident Capacity: 170
  • Minimum Age: 62
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed

About John Knox Village East

At John Knox Village East, we’ll welcome you with a genuine smile, a warm cup of coffee and a lifestyle you won’t find anywhere else in the Lafayette County area. Smart, secure and simply the best decision you can make for your future, we also bring the natural beauty and tranquility of a 40-acre campus, complete with the 5-star Meyer Care & Rehabilitation Center.

Being a Life Plan Community means you’ll enjoy peace of mind knowing your healthcare needs are covered, while maintenance-free living will let you shed the worries of keeping up your own home. It’s where neighbors are truly neighbors and it’s also where you belong.

All Assisted Living residents enjoy access to our wonderful community services and amenities, including restaurant-style dining, fitness classes, social events, wellness programs and more.

Our licensed, caring nursing staff is available on a daily basis to provide assistance with medication management, meal preparation, and personal needs. We also offer onsite therapy services and transportation to medical appointments.

What Makes Us Special

Recently rated as one of the top 10 places in Missouri to retire, Higginsville has all the conveniences of the city with the unmistakable feel of a small town. The lifestyle at John Knox Village East is similar in that you’ll have everything you could ever need or want here, yet you’ll never feel as though you’re overwhelmed or come across an unfriendly face.

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