Bethesda Terrace

2535 Oakmont Terrace Drive St. LouisMO  63129 314-846-6400 /BethesdaTerrace

Bethesda Terrace – Gracious Senior Living in South County

One of the most popular retirement communities in South St. Louis County, Bethesda Terrace offers worry-free senior retirement living for the resident and their family.

Conveniently located just off of Telegraph Road in a 10-acre park-like setting, Bethesda Terrace offers residents a welcome and vibrant social environment filled with amenities. Because all maintenance is included, you no longer have to think about repairs, housekeeping, yard work or snow shoveling. Delicious meals are served in the beautifully appointed dining room, which overlooks the rolling green courtyard. If transportation is needed for a doctor’s appointment, Bethesda Terrace residents will always have a ride available.

Many St. Louis senior living retirement communities wish they had as many activities as Bethesda Terrace! For outings to museums and the ballpark, residents ride on our own bus. And when you consider everything (movie night, live music performances, art classes, bridge and bingo) our staff and residents have planned, you’ll have a lot to look forward to!

Health education is also a priority at Bethesda Terrace. Whether attending an informational session or taking advantage of one of the wellness and exercise classes, Bethesda Terrace residents recognize the importance of good health to an active lifestyle.

Bethesda Terrace offers a choice of St. Louis senior living options. We have 145 apartments, including studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom options.

For more information or to set up a tour,  contact the Sales Counselor at 314-375-1070.

Community Amenities

  • Restaurant-Style Dining Room
  • Fully-Equipped Kitchens
  • Courtyard with Waterfalls and Fountains
  • Walking Paths
  • Fitness Center
  • Multi-Purpose Room
  • Library
  • Additional Storage

Resident Services

  • Healthy, Well-Balanced Meals
  • Utilities (except Phone & Internet)
  • Weekly Housekeeping
  • 24-hour Staff
  • 24-hour Emergency Response System
  • Transportation
  • Planned Activities
  • Exercise Classes
  • Convenient Indoor Trash Disposal

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  • On behalf of myself and my family, I would like to thank Bethesda for the level of care given to my mother, Lucille Smith. She first started with Bethesda in 2003 at the Terrace with a two-bedroom apartment. She later moved into a one-bedroom apartment and in 2010, we moved her to Charless Village where she has lived for almost a year. In the last month her health declined and it was obvious to her family and to Bethesda that she would need additional assistance, and on March 26, 2012 we moved her to Southgate.

    The care that she has gotten during her journey with Bethesda has been nothing short of amazing. In particular, the staff at Charless who took such great care of her during this last year. We know they paid special attention to her, always watching over her to help her maintain her independence, and for that we are grateful.

    So, on behalf of myself and my family, our sincere gratitude to Bethesda for the loving care that has been given to my mother.

    ~Patricia A. Kettelkamp

  • If you asked me I would have to say I like everything about the Terrace. Everyone is so nice and I don’t mean just the seniors but the people that work here. They are wonderful and in the dining room they are willing to please you. They do a very good job.

    ~Evelyn Ohlendorf

  • Theresa and I have long ago considered that as we aged, we would have the challenges of taking care of a home and other living requirements. After speaking to friends the process started, so with the urging of our daughter, we started looking. We wanted a caring friendly atmosphere and convenience for our children and grandchildren to be able to visit and to stay involved. Bethesda showed us the way, with documentation, country club type setting and a show and tell demonstration as the units were being upgraded. The friendly atmosphere can only be appreciated after you move-in. We were pleasantly surprised how immediately the staff got to know us. The residents are outstanding, welcoming and helpful. After only 4 weeks we are a new family.

    P.S. Food is delicious, nutritious, and plentiful, Service is Personable, courteous, respectful and caring. Residents are congenial, Happy and engaging.

    ~Frank Sauer

  • The marjority of the people are very pleasant to talk. The grounds are beautiful, the employees are wonderful. The diversity of the people here is outstanding. My family and I choose the Terrace for these reasons. My home away from home.

    ~Lodzne Schmidt

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