Bishop Spencer PlaceLocated near the Country Club Plaza, Bishop Spencer Place is a distinguished retirement community with easy access to culture, cuisine, and adventure.

Independent Living

Enjoy full-service independent living in your private apartment home on our beautiful, conveniently-located, pet-friendly campus in Kansas City.

Beautiful Apartment Homes for Active Lifestyles

Enjoy full-service independent living in your private apartment home on our beautiful, conveniently located, pet-friendly campus in Kansas City. A wealth of amenities, including delightful dining choices, will be right outside your front door. Bishop Spencer Place offers some of the best value in Kansas City senior living.

At Saint Luke’s Bishop Spencer Place, we offer a variety of financial plans, including three unique entry plans. Review and complete our confidential financial statement, which will help you choose the option that’s right for you.

Learn more today by filling out the form or calling 816-931-4277.

Floor Plans

Come see the beautiful independent living apartment homes at Saint Luke’s Bishop Spencer Place for yourself. That’s the best way to find the one that’s right for you, so contact us today to schedule a tour. In the meantime, here’s an easy way to see the floor plans. Along with elegant interior design features, the distinctive selection of floor plans in our Madison and Jefferson buildings complement your sense of style. Additionally, apartment interior designs are customizable including flooring, kitchen countertops, and paint.

Jefferson Building

Personal washer/dryer in apartment home; balconies; underground, heated parking.

  • The Brookvale — 1 bedroom, 1 bath, great room, balcony (987 sq. ft.)
  • The Meyer — 1 bedroom, 1.5 baths, great room, balcony (1,195 sq. ft.)
  • The Northland — 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, balcony (1,238 sq. ft.)
  • The Fleming — 1 bedroom, 1.5 baths, den, balcony (1,334 sq. ft.)
  • The Rosedale — 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, formal dining room, den, balcony (1,402 sq. ft.)
  • The Seville — Master bedroom suite, 2nd bedroom, 2 baths, 2 balconies (1,545 sq. ft.)
  • The Summit — 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 balconies (1,572 sq. ft.)

Madison Building

Complimentary laundry rooms on each floor; personal washer/dryer in select apartment homes; covered carport parking.

  • The Nelson — Studio, 1 bath, walk-in closet (600 sq. ft.)
  • The Rockhill — 1 bedroom, 1 bath, galley kitchen, walk-in closet (625 sq. ft.)
  • The Crestwood — 1 bedroom, 1 bath, eat-in kitchen, walk-in closet (675 sq. ft.)
  • The Pershing — 1 bedroom, 1 bath, great room (800 sq. ft)
  • The Harrington — 1 bedroom, 2 baths, den, personal washer/dryer (950 sq. ft.)
  • The Wesley — 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, eat-in kitchen, washer/dryer (950 sq. ft.)
  • The Heritage — 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, open kitchen, washer/dryer (950 sq. ft.)
  • The Chelsea — Master bedroom suite, 2nd br, 2 baths, washer/dryer (1,162 sq. ft.)

Common Spaces

Bishop’s Garden

Enjoy the beautiful Bishop’s Garden—a breathtaking oasis nestled in the courtyard at Saint Luke’s Bishop Spencer Place, right in the heart of Kansas City. At it’s springtime peak, residents can sit or walk among magnolia, hydrangea, azalea, red maples, climbing rose, peonies, crabapple trees, flowering dogwoods, a variety of hosta, iris, boxwood, and more, flanked by an aromatic herb garden utilized by our own chefs.

Canterbury Dining Room

The Canterbury Dining Room provides an elegant backdrop take out for exceptional dining for the evening meal and Sunday brunch. We offer an extensive menu that is refreshed quarterly. Enjoy dining with friends or family in our lovely window-lined restaurant overlooking the Bishops Garden Monday through Saturday from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


The Bistro serves casual dining fare all day–for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and everything in between. A variety of soups, sandwiches, and specials are prepared while you wait. Bistro hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Vern’s Pub

Residents enjoy happy hour seven-days-a-week in Vern’s Pub at Saint Luke’s Bishop Spencer Place retirement community. Residents make popcorn, cheer on both local sports teams and watch national sporting events, engage in conversation, have wine, beer or a cocktail, Monday through Saturday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Madison Living Room

This comfortable space serves as a gathering place for residents, friends, and families, an entertainment venue, and a cozy spot to read by the fire. We are often fortunate to enjoy beautiful and varied music in the Madison Room, from the Lyric Opera to Kansas City’s jazz greats to vocalists sharing their interpretations of ‘the standards.’

Madison Lobby

Our warm and friendly concierge greets residents, staff, and guests alike in the Madison building lobby. This main entrance is at the corner of Southwest Trafficway and 43rd Street.

The Chapel of the Epiphany

The beautiful Chapel of the Epiphany at Saint Luke’s Bishop Spencer Place holds services for various denominations each week. Episcopal Eucharistic services are Sundays at 10 a.m.; Catholic Mass is every other week; and Rosary is each week. We serve and welcome all faiths at Bishop Spencer Place.

Jefferson Lobby

Concierges provide hospitality services for residents and guests in the main lobby of the Jefferson independent living building. Make yourself comfortable in cushy couches and chairs, enjoy a cup of coffee or tea from our coffee bar, and warm up by the fireplace when it’s chilly outside. Additionally, you can enjoy a movie with other residents at a weekly movie night.

Learn More About Independent Living


Our Independent Living Residents

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Frequently Asked Questions About Independent Living

Is independent living the right choice for me?

Independent living at Bishop Spencer Place in Kansas City gives you the comfortable freedom of living your way in a private space while having peace of mind in accessible healthcare and delicious dining. Independent living allows you to take control of your own beautiful home while enjoying the full-service benefits of Bishop Spencer Place.

Can I bring my own furnishings and decor?

Yes! This is your home, ready to be designed with your favorite furniture and décor.

How will I meet new people when I move in?

Bishop Spencer Place offers a wealth of community amenities such as our art & activities studio, card & game lounges and computer lab. Many of our residents also enjoy spending their time volunteering at various places on campus, such as the library or museum. Other residents serve on charitable event committees, church guilds, food pantries, community centers, and more. Our residents are energized by countless recreational and cultural activities and conveniences, both on site and within the surrounding neighborhoods.

Can my grandchildren, family and friends visit?

We encourage all friends and relatives to enjoy the Bishop Spencer Place lifestyle with you. During normal hours of operation, anyone is welcome for a visit. We know having your family and friends near is of utmost importance.

Are pets allowed?

Of course! We love our resident pets, from cats and dogs to birds and lizards. We even host a Blessing of the Animals event in our Bishop’s Garden where our chaplain blesses our residents and their pets.