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The Theodore at Wirth on the Woods & Forty-Forty Flats Welcomes First Residents

By Corrine McCallum | October 26, 2023

Two of Twin Cities’ newest affordable housing communities for older adults — The Theodore at Wirth on the Woods, and Forty-Forty Flats — have begun welcoming their first residents . Interest continues to grow in both the Bryn Mawr neighborhood and Edina senior communities.

“We continue to be very busy giving tours and educating the community on what we have to offer every day,” said Alex Stolis, The Theodore’s Housing Manager. “It’s clear there’s a real need for high-quality affordable housing for older adults in the Bryn Mawr neighborhood, and it’s exciting to see residents moving in and truly making this community feel like home.”

“Edina is a city that will offer so much activity and vibrancy for the new residents who will call Forty-Forty Flats home,” said Jen Massa, Forty-Forty Flats Housing Manager. “We have been very busy with inquiries and tours; we know that this community will be a wonderful addition to the growing city!”

The Theodore, an Ecumen-managed living space, developed and owned by Lupe Development Partners, and Forty-Forty Flats, developed and owned by Lupe Development Partners and Ecumen, offer many amenities such as a fitness studio, club and community room and underground parking. Both communities are managed by Ecumen, one of the leading senior care and service providers in the country.

The Theodore and Forty-Forty Flats have designed apartments in 15 different floor plans that are available to qualifying seniors, 55 and older. The Theodore welcomes individuals earning 30-50 percent of the Hennepin County Area Median Income (AMI), and Forty-Forty Flats welcomes those earning 30-80 percent of Hennepin County AMI.

“Creating affordable living spaces for older adults is a growing need throughout Minnesota,” said Shelley Kendrick, Ecumen president and CEO. “As a nonprofit that’s been serving communities for more than 160 years, we take action when we see those needs. It’s a pleasure to welcome the first residents to these beautiful communities.”

Those interested in scheduling a visit or learning more about The Theodore at Wirth on the Woods, can visit or call 612-255-9705. For information about Forty-Forty Flats, visit or call 952-232-0001.

About Ecumen

Ecumen is a nonprofit provider, developer and operator of award-winning living spaces and innovative services for older adults. Mission-driven since its founding in 1862, Ecumen’s legacy of service reflects a commitment to honoring those it serves. Ecumen is based in Shoreview, Minn., and operates properties and services in multiple states, and provides new development, management and consulting services. Housing options include independent living, assisted living, memory care, short-term rehabilitation and long-term care communities. Its diverse in-home and community-based services include home care, hospice, physical and occupational therapy, adult day services and an online durable goods medical store. For more information, visit

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