Independent Senior Living at LEE Center

Affordable housing in a country setting

Life Enrichment for the Elderly (LEE) Center in Hibbing is a comfortable, cheerful and fun community that offers affordable senior housing for older adults with qualifying incomes. Residents enjoy fellowship and convenient living, on a beautiful wooded hillside with backyard views to the great outdoors. LEE Center offers housing for people who qualify for federally subsidized section 8 rental assistance.  


Enjoy this Forever Young Media video featuring our amazing residents! 

This activity was made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Come for a visit

Taking a tour is the best way to see what life is like in our Avinity senior living communities. Meet the staff. Visit with the residents. Share a cup of coffee. Check out the apartments. Explore the property. Ask questions. Feel the spirit. If you visit in the afternoon, join us for a meal. Our treat. Walk-ins are welcome, but we can guarantee more time with you when you schedule a tour.

LEE Center amenities and support services

  • Resident-planned activities
  • Bus service available through Hibbing Area Transit System
  • 24-hour controlled access entry
  • Resident Services Coordinator
  • Handicap accessible
  • Month-to-month rental agreement
  • Heat, water, trash pick-up and cardboard recycling included in rent
  • Coin operated laundry facilities
  • Small pets welcome
  • Smoke free living environment
  • Dining provided by Meals on Wheels Monday through Friday
  • Community room with kitchenette
  • Sitting areas on each floor
  • Tub room on each floor
  • Beauty shop
  • Outdoor patio and screen house
  • Walking paths
  • Individual garden plots
  • Bird aviary
  • On-site caretaker
  • On-site professional management

Apartment amenities

  • Full kitchen with electric appliances, including microwave
  • Individually controlled heat
  • Step-in shower in apartment

Dining Services

Meals available Monday through Friday provided by AEOA program.

Recreation and Social Programming

LEE Center's Resident Services Coordinator assists residents with paperwork, insurance questions and arranging services (including homecare, transportation, housekeeping, laundry and meals). Residents also plan weekly and monthly events such as bingo, pot luck meals, cards etc.


Transportation is available to LEE Center residents by scheduling a pick up through Hibbing Area Transit System or by contacting Heartland Express Dial-A-Ride for a nominal fee.

Floor Plans

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One Bedroom Unit
One Beds One Baths 552 sq ft
One Bedroom Modified Unit
One Beds One Baths 552 sq ft
Two Bedroom Unit
Two Beds One Baths 768 sq ft

Additional Information

Do you have questions? Call us — (218) 262-2166

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Need help choosing the right senior housing option?

Download our Making the decision to move to Senior Housing handout for tips on what to look for when touring senior housing, what to ask and where to start in making decisions for this next stage of life.

Contact us

Call us — (218) 262-2166

LEE Center

3220 8th Avenue East

Hibbing, MN 55746

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Sandra Persson

Housing Administrator

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What's nearby?

  • Essentia Health Hibbing Clinic (1 block)
  • Fairview University Medical Center - Mesabi (1 block)
  • Hibbing Family Medical Center - St. Luke's Clinic (2 blocks)
  • Thrifty White Pharmacy (2 blocks)
  • Baron's Pharmacy (2 blocks)
  • Mesabi Mall (2 blocks)
  • Super One Foods (2 blocks)
  • Barber shop (2 blocks)
  • Beauty shop (2 blocks)
  • Gift shop (2 blocks)
  • L & M Fleet Supply (1 mile)
  • Hibbing Public Library (1 ½ miles)
"Returning to my nest at the LEE after a day out, always gives me that contented feeling everytime returning. To have my needs met, privacy or talking with friends, spiritual (from local church), meals, transportation, walks on our paths and gardens, parties, music, library. After leaving the LEE for a time to be with my family, I now am “home again” (11years) at the LEE Center. Also helpful is lady who coordinates resources for us."
– Jean Walters, current LEE Center of Hibbing resident