The Terrace Retirement Community

Where People Love to Live


At the Terrace, Enjoying Life is What It’s All About.

The Terrace isn’t like any other senior retirement community. We believe in helping people aged 62 and older have an independent living lifestyle that they truly love. Our caring and compassionate staff have ensured that each resident has the retirement community experience they deserve.

Whether your perfect day involves decorating your apartment, curling up by the fire with a good book, playing bridge with friends, or heading to the mall, your retirement community should give you the freedom to do just that. At the Terrace, you can be sure that you’ll spend your time how you want to spend it. We give our residents the opportunity to fill their days with what they enjoy.

If you or a loved one are interested in learning more about joining the Terrace Retirement Community, you can request materials via email, telephone, or you can come by our Columbia, MO location to learn more about the lifestyle our residents enjoy every day.

Why Make Your Next Home the Terrace Retirement Community?

During your retirement, the community you surround yourself with can have major impacts on your quality of life. Finding a retirement home community like the Terrace that upholds your similar values, makes it convenient to do the things you love, and empowers you to take control of your life, will help you feel your happiest and healthiest—no matter your age!

Friendship, freedom, and respect are the three core values that lie at the center of everything we do at the Terrace Retirement Community. Explore each way we communicate these core values using the clickable drop-down sections below.

Freedom: Seek New Adventures

Keep your mind and soul young at the Terrace as we continuously seek opportunities to find adventure and learn something new every week! Some of our activities may include:

Learning opportunities

  • Discussion groups
  • Mobile libraries
  • Book clubs
  • Educational lessons

Senior travel tours and day trips to:

  • Kansas City
  • Jefferson City
  • Hermann
  • St. Louis
  • And more!

Want to learn more about finding adventure in the everyday at the Terrace? Visit our Services & Amenities page for more information!

Friendship: Find Your People

Making friends and finding a solid senior community is easy at the Terrace. By hosting countless new activities each week, we maintain a lively environment that makes it a breeze to find others who are interested in your hobbies and passions.

  • Have a knack for singing? Join the Terrace Singers and take part in a weekly practice with others who share your love for music. At concert time, enjoy the overwhelming support of the crowds who will come to see you perform!
  • Need motivation to keep up with your balance, core or stretching exercises? Our fitness classes bring the community together to try new and exciting ways to stay fit — including salsa lessons and Tai Chi for seniors.
  • Love socializing with others? The Terrace regularly hosts fun social activities including movie watching, bingo and bridge.

Curious about what other activities we offer? Find more information on our Activities page!

Respect: Live Stress-Free

You’ve worked hard to get to retirement, and now we want to work hard to serve you in every way we can. Whether it’s through carefully-planned weekly activities, delicious made-to-order meals, or simply helping you pick up around the apartment with weekly housekeeping. You will never have to cook again – unless you want to – and you won’t have to worry about mowing your own lawn or shoveling away snow in the winter!

Satisfy your appetite! One of our most raved about services is our in-house dining. With three different restaurant styles to choose from, we guarantee that Terrace meals will rival some of the top restaurants in the area!

The Terrace Retirement Community will also help you have more time to do the things you love by housing all the establishments you might frequent, such as a beauty salon, sundry shop, and fitness center on our property! Feel free to visit our Services & Amenities, Apartments, and Dining pages to read more about the amenities that the Terrace offers our residents.

Discover Independence In Your New Home

At the end of each day, the Terrace invites you to relax in your own, independent apartment suite. We offer a wide variety of floor plans, including studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom options. Each apartment features a well-equipped kitchen, individual temperature controls, and a carefully-designed layout to let in natural sunlight.

Each of our beautiful, private apartments in Columbia, MO are available with no buy-in investment or nonrefundable community fee. Interested in hearing more? Check out our Apartments page for more information or call us today to set up a tour!

Ready to Learn More About the Terrace Retirement Community?

Request our informational materials online via our Contact Us page or by telephone at (573) 875-2538 today! We also invite you to stop by our location or schedule a full tour with our staff to get a first-hand look at what it’s like to live at the Terrace!

We look forward to meeting you and your loved ones soon!

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“We really like the fact we can choose to eat when we want to. We also really love the fact we don’t have to mow the grass anymore and that there is a nice golf course close by!”

— Harvey & Linda