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Dream of a place where opportunities abound, friendships flourish and possibilities are endless. Where you can live as you like. Do as you choose. Be who you are.

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We offer choices for independent senior living, assisted living and health care services. Westhills ministers to the physical, mental, social and spiritual needs of each individual.

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Enjoy Our Senior Community in Rapid City, SD

The Westhills Village Foundation was established in 1988 so that Residents and friends of Westhills Village could assist in funding additional services and amenities that would not be possible using operational funds. The Foundation supports projects that directly impact the quality of life enjoyed at Westhills Village, such as the purchase of a new activity shuttle, Resident library computers, automatic doors, and commemorative benches.

The Foundation supervises the use of all gifts in accordance with the designation of each donor.  Gifts can be given through special appeals provided during the year; to memorialize or honor individuals; or for other designated reasons and special projects.  We would be delighted to share our ongoing Wish List of projects large and small if you are interested in helping us make our unique continuing care community even better!

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Recognizing the need for a middle income retirement option for this area, a volunteer Board of Directors invested its time and passion into founding a non-profit continuing care retirement community that would serve the needs of seniors in the Rapid City area.

Thanks to their vision and determination, construction started on Westhills Village in 1983.  In August 1984, the first Apartments were completed, and in December of that year Westhills Village Health Care Facility opened with accommodations for 44 residents.

In 1992, Westhills Village Home Health Agency, offering in-home skilled nursing and therapy services, was founded.  In 1995, Westhills South Assisted Living opened with 15 suites; 16 more opened in 1997.

Occupational, speech, and physical therapy became available on-site in 1996 when Westhills Village Therapy Services opened. Clarkson Mountain View Health Care Facility, a skilled nursing facility with accommodations for 52 residents located in West Rapid City, was purchased in 2000.

In 2005, an expansion and redesign began on Westhills Village Health Care Facility.  With the completion of this project, Westhills Village Health Care became one of the premier health care facilities in the State of South Dakota.

Because the board saw the need for additional options in retirement living, construction began on the first 24 Villas at Westhills in May 2003, and on another nine in Fall 2006, bringing the number of Villas to the present total of 33.

In the fall of 2008 Westhills Village Clarkson Health Care began a construction project to continue a legacy of innovation founded by the Clarkson Family. Over the next 18 -24 months Clarkson Health Care was completely reconstructed from the ground up, showcasing larger and more spacious resident suites within a neighborhood concept. Additionally, a state-of-the-art therapy gym was created to assist rehabilitating residents in maximizing their full potential to return home. The capital project was an investment of 7 million dollars.

In July of 2010, Westhills Village embarked on its largest construction project to date with a major overhaul of its upper and lower Commons Areas.  This monumental project improved not only the look and feel of the facility, but also added a swimming pool, expanded fitness center, game room, and theater.  The Dining Room, Pantry, Woodshop, and office areas were also re-worked; a new front entrance with covered canopy completed the list of improvements.  The project was completed in May 2013 and Westhills Village once again proved its commitment to lifestyle quality and staying current with the needs of retirees both today and into the future.

In August of 2012, Westhills Village added 11 new apartments to the main campus, incorporating the latest in senior design and layout.  The newly constructed apartments were completed in July of 2013 and fully occupied immediately upon completion.

In January of 2014, renovation of the two original wings in the Health Care facility will begin. Each suite will undergo a total remodeling and replacement of the current heating and cooling system.  The upgrade will result in individual heat and air conditioning control in each suite along with new paint, carpet, bathroom fixtures, and finishes.

The growth at Westhills Village is credited largely to its visionary Board of Directors.  Today's Board of Directors is composed of successful business people and civic leaders who give of their time, energy, and expertise to continue the mission set forth by the original board:  to provide a better quality of life for people wishing to retire in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

The only continuing care retirement community in the area, Westhills Village has surpassed the original vision and offers not just a beautiful retirement community with an exciting lifestyle, but peace of mind for its many Residents and their families.  Westhills Village will celebrate its 30th Anniversary in August of 2014.

Westhills Village Retirement Community is a non-profit, ecumenical continuing care community that provides gracious and secure retirement living in a pleasant environment at a reasonable cost.  Westhills Village offers choices for independent senior living, Assisted Living and health care services.  Its purpose is to enable residents to use their gifts fully, live their lives richly, and to make the best of the years that God has given them.


Westhills ministers to the physical, mental, social and spiritual requirements of each individual.  Our firm commitment to being innovative and maintaining the highest standards encourages meaningful and comfortable living without forfeiting privacy and dignity. 

Westhills continues to take a leadership role in assessing the retirement and health care needs of the community at large.  Responding to those needs enhances the status and image of Westhills while improving the community's quality of life.


Westhills Village is conveniently located in Rapid City, South Dakota.  Nestled in the beautiful Black Hills, Westhills' grounds feature pine trees, gorgeous landscaping, and proximity to numerous local attractions and events.  Residents enjoy the comforts of town while relaxing in a truly magnificent setting.

At Westhills Village we believe each individual is multifaceted and composed of the mind, body, and spirit. Each individual has the right to live life to its fullest potential and the goal is to enable individuals to enjoy life as independently as they can for as long as they can. That is why we have implemented the Seven Dimensions of Wellness through our facilities. These seven dimensions include Physical Wellness, Social Wellness, Vocational Wellness, Intellectual Wellness, Spiritual Wellness, Emotional Wellness, and Environmental Wellness. Below we will explain each dimension and how Westhills Village is incorporating it into the Life Enrichment Programs.