Building a Community

In the early 1970s, members of the First Presbyterian Church in Cape Girardeau set out to create a high-quality residential community for the area’s retiring population. Based on the philosophy that residents should receive the most enjoyment possible from their retirement, plans for The Chateau would soon become reality. The Cape Retirement Community Inc. was formed as a non-profit, non-denominational organization to lead the development of the community. By 1979, the first residents moved into beautiful new apartments at The Chateau Girardeau. Since then, The Chateau has grown – adapting with changes in our industry and local community – into the accredited and highly-regarded full-service campus you see today. The Chateau is now the only CARF-accredited Continuing Care Retirement Community in the state of Missouri, and celebrates more than 40 years of offering premier senior living and continuing care to Cape Girardeau.  


The Chateau Mission

Our mission as part of Cape Retirement Community, Inc. is to provide area seniors with premier housing, healthcare, and wellness that reflect our Christian values and allow them to keep their independence. 


The Chateau Vision

Our vision is to be a premier and progressive regional leader in the provision of innovative senior independent living and housing with high-quality health and wellness services. 


Our Values

Our values include excellent and innovative service, leadership and teamwork, integrity, good stewardship, and positive caring attitudes.