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John Knox Village


1001 N.W. Chipman Road , Lees Summit, MO 64081

(855) 840-7257

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DON'T BUY IN... Save your money and keep your future options open. Independent Living at John Knox Village is very satisfying for most residents. On the surface, the atmosphere and grounds are very inviting and conveniently located near shopping areas. As time moves on, however, and assisted living and/or nursing care become necessary, the risk is high that the policies and conditions will disappoint. For example, transportation and activities at the Assisted Living facility, once plentiful, have diminished over the years. The Skilled Nursing Unit at the Care Center is delinquent with missing medication dosages, very long wait times for call buttons, and high staff turnover, resulting in confusion of dosages and patients. Hearing aids? Staff is commonly not aware of how to insert them or the need to change batteries. Weekends are especially devoid of clinical help. Administration operates on the bottom dollar. They squander resources needed for reforms and additional help so they can build and market to attract new residents. Instead of buying in and paying for future care in the Care Center, parents should carefully invest that money so that they can move to another facility should they become unhappy. Buying in is like buying futures in the market; it is gambling that the future care will meet the needs. The sales pitch is seductive, promising great things that simply do not meet reality. There are PROS: amazing volunteers, without whom JKV would be truly substandard, and the residents, who are very sweet and friendly.

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Amenities at John Knox Village

Property Info

Emergency Services: Less than 3 Miles

Shopping: Less than 2 Miles

Recreation: Less than 1 Mile

Studio Apartments

1-Bedroom Units

2-Bedroom Units

Cottage-Style Homes

Air Conditioning/Climate Control

Washer/Dryer in Apt


Full Kitchen

Emergency Call System

24-Hour Staffing

Parking Provided

Fitness Room/Gym

Beauty/Barber Shop


Chapel Services

Convenience Store

Arts and Crafts Studio

Bowling Alleys

Indoor Heated Swimming Pool


Social Events

Trips & Outings

Spiritual Activities

Exercise Classes

Live, On-site Entertainment

Educational Opportunities

Chess Club





Outside Patio/Gardens

Computer/Internet Access

Cable/Satellite TV

Restaurant-Style Dining

Sweete Shoppe Ice Cream Counter

Courtyard Café



Medication Management

Help with Activities of Daily Living

Transportation to Appointments

Other Transportation Provided

Private Laundry


Flat Linen Service

Blood Pressure Clinics

Wellness Programs

Description of John Knox Village

“Enriching lives, building community” is our mission at John Knox Village, and when you join our community, you can see this manifested in our dedication to creating a vibrant and fulfilling lifestyle for our residents. As a continuing care retirement community, we have a complete suite of health care services located on our campus, which gives you peace of mind knowing you can age in place.

For more than 40 years, John Knox Village has been the retirement community of choice for seniors living in Lee's Summit and the Greater Kansas City area. We don't just provide a great place to retire; we also provide amenities and services that enhance each resident's potential.

Featured Amenities

Our 400-acre campus features a variety of neighborhood options that will please even the most discerning senior. You can choose apartment-style living or home-style living from the over 70 different floor plans of cottages, houses, apartments or villas. Features include deck or patios, full kitchens, walk-in closets and washer/dryers.

Upon joining John Knox Village, you will not only experience freedom from household responsibilities but also discover the fun to be had with an activity-filled life. Golfing, dance classes, swimming and stained glass classes are just a few of the activities that our residents participate in. There is also nature trails that are perfect for a bike ride.

Available Services

We offer multiple dining options to choose from, such as the Courtyard Café for a casual lunch or a visit to the Sweete Shoppe Ice Cream Counter for dessert after dinner. With our staff also handling the responsibilities of housekeeping, laundry service and general home maintenance, you will be amazed at the amount of free time you have pursue your hobbies.

Our residents who need a bit of assistance to remain active, our Valley View Residential Care community offers assisted living and memory care services. They enjoy access to many of the same services as those in independent living receive, including scheduled activities, transportation for errands and beauty salon services. Skilled nursing services are available at The Village Care Center located on site.

Stop dreaming of your retirement and start living it at John Knox Village in Lee's Summit.