Northpointe Woods – A Senior Living Community

The perfect location for retirement as it should be.

“There is a true sense of community about NorthPointe Woods. It’s a feeling that you get the moment you walk through the door. With friendly staff and residents who extend a welcoming hand, you will feel supported and inspired to achieve all that you can every day, whether you need independent living or assisted living.”

Our Community

The perfect location for retirement as it should be.

NorthPointe Woods is an independent living and assisted living community in Battle Creek where imaginations are inspired and active engagement is always a priority. Here, senior living residents discover a retirement lifestyle that is second to none. Situated on 50 wooded acres overlooking the City of Battle Creek and bordering Battle Creek’s Linear Park, NorthPointe Woods is located adjacent to Kellogg Community College, near Battle Creek Health System, a pharmacy, grocery store, restaurants—and everything you need for a full and rewarding life.

Leadership

Get to know the team who will get to know you.

Laurie Cook

Executive Director

Laurie brings a wealth of management experience to NorthPointe Woods, along with a fierce dedication to enriching the lives of seniors and developing relationships between staff, residents, and their families. Laurie, who earned her Nursing Home Administrator accreditation from Michigan State University in 2019, has served in management positions at senior living communities for the last 6 years. According to Lori: I’m passionate about working with seniors and I’m looking forward to building on NorthPointe Woods’ excellent reputation. My goal is to make our community the top choice in independent living and assisted living in Battle Creek.

Erika Sandin

Director of Health Services

Since taking on the role of Director of Health Services at NorthPointe Woods, Erika, an experienced Licensed Practical Nurse, has made a difference. She’s worked closely with the nursing team to expand and enhance the health services that residents receive, as well as working to maintain exceptional quality of care. Her reasons are simple: “I have always heard great things about this community. The care staff has an exceptional reputation, but what really drew me in and inspired me to head up the team were the residents. They were so relaxed and welcoming. It felt like I was joining a family.”

Greg Schiesser

Executive Chef/Director of Dining

Imagine having a chef with more than 25 years of experience and countless culinary awards to his credit, who provides not just delicious but nutritious food. That’s what residents have come to expect under the leadership of the community’s Director of Dining Services. According to Chef Greg Schiesser, “Bringing people together through food is what we do. I think they can taste that I put my heart, soul and love into it.” Regardless of dietary requirements or taste preferences, NorthPointe Woods’ executive chef always has an irresistibly tasty choice on the menu.

Kristen Millen

Director of Life Enrichment

Planning a calendar of events and activities that targets mind, body and soul—while appealing to a population of seniors with diverse interests—can be a challenge. But Kristen loves the opportunity and has demonstrated a passion for the task from day-one, when she joined NorthPointe Woods back in 2013 as Life Enrichment Assistant. She was promoted to Director of Life Enrichment in 2016 and continues to successfully keep residents engaged through life-enriching activities and events, as well as meeting the transportation needs of residents.

Shelly Button

Director of Environmental Services

Shelly joined the NorthPointe Woods team more than 20 years ago when the community opened. She retired her 15-year residential cleaning business and took the job, perhaps most importantly because her grandparents would be living here! Since then, Shelly’s in-laws have become residents, and her parents may someday, too. According to the Director of Environmental Services, her staff’s role is to make life better for everyone. It’s clear based on her dedication to her own team and the residents, she’s doing just that.

Lorene Frisbie

Director of Human Resources

Lorene wears a few important hats. She has over 34 years of human resources experience and is charged with making sure NorthPointe Woods is staffed with employees who love the senior living environment and are passionate about working with residents. She is also the Business Office Manager, handling all the administrative functions for residents and the community. When asked how she feels about her role at the community, she said, “Working within senior living has been the most rewarding and humbling profession I have experienced.”

Mark Ingle

Plant-Maintenance Director

Mark engages in best practices to keep our operations, including facilities management and emergency preparedness, conducted at the highest level. Testing and troubleshooting fire systems, generators, and other mechanical systems/equipment, plus overseeing repairs in common areas and apartments are just a few of the key tasks on his priority list. With more than 30 years’ experience in construction and trade management as well as plant maintenance at NorthPointe Woods, Mark is uniquely qualified to effectively serve the community and residents.

Board of Directors

Meet the members of our advisory board.

NorthPointe Woods is a non-profit, community based senior living community, governed by a local Board of Directors, assuring peace of mind for both residents and their families. 

Officers and Members:

Karla Fales, Chair

Sherii Sherban, Vice-Chair

Annette Chapman

David Schweitzer

Diane Ramirez

James Baldwin

Management Company

Life Care Services®, An LCS® Company, leads the way in senior living with over 40 years of proven experience. This innovative leadership brings passion and performance through strong financial stewardship, lifestyle-centered services as well as high-quality health services in communities as unique as the individuals who live in them.

Family Resources

Maybe you or your parents are active, but simply don’t want to do all the home maintenance or drive anymore. Or perhaps you’re worried about your parents’ safety or security living alone. Exploring senior living options before a health crisis occurs is key. Start here for answers, then don’t hesitate to contact NorthPointe Woods for more information. We’re happy to help!