Belle Oakes Living CenterBelle Oakes Living Center At Belle Oakes, you're not just a tenant, you're family.About UsOwned and operated by Esther Nederhood, RN, who has planned and dreamed of offering retirement living in a peaceful and beautiful setting. Working in a nursing career for 33 years, Esther has worked with senior citizens and saw a need for high quality retirement living, in an environment that places the tenant's emotional and physical needs as top priority.Belle Oakes Living Center is located halfway between the vibrant communities of Cadillac and Lake City, Michigan. The area is well known for it's recreational opportunities, hospitality and beauty year round.The thirty four suite retirement living residence at Belle Oakes Living Center is the first phase of the center's development. Plans are in progress for a second, third, and fourth phase for the Center. Opened in 2003, suites are currently available for occupancy.Belle Oakes Retirement Living is a special combination of Housing and Services to promote the highest level of independence for the tenants of Belle Oakes Living Center. In addition, we provide access to a more personal level of care with coordinating Home Healthcare Agencies in our area.Facilities are available for visiting professionals. Contact us to discuss any individual needs and services by calling our office 231-779-4671 and ask for Marianne Meekhof."As I have worked with senior citizens, I have found that their environment plays a major role in their ability to enjoy their retirement years that they have worked so hard for.Belle Oakes Living Center is my commitment to creating and maintaining a community where each tenant becomes a part of my own family. My desire is for every member of our community to feel they have many things to contribute, to our family and theirs while living in a stress free, dignified and loving environment."