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. And if you ever need health care, a full continuum is offered right on site, including scheduled private caregiving services in your independent living apartment, assisted living, and skilled nursing.

At Saint Luke’s Bishop Spencer Place, we offer a variety of financial plans, including 90% refundable entrance fees and rental options. Review and complete our confidential financial statement, which will help you choose the option that’s right for you.

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.

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.)

Learn more about amenities of all Jefferson Building apartment homes.

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.)

Learn more about amenities of all Madison Building apartment homes.

Explore Independent Living


Jefferson Independent Living Apartment Home


Jefferson independent living apartment homes include a foyer of a spacious three-bedroom, two-bath. The open entryway of the floor plan, accompanied by your decor, easily ushers you into your beautiful new home.

Living & Dining Rooms

Generous space, much natural light, and an open floor plan make this a favorite apartment style. All that’s needed is your artwork, collectibles, and personal decor to make this even more welcoming.

Master Bedroom

The Summit floor plan has a master bedroom in a three-bedroom, two-bath apartment home at Saint Luke’s Bishop Spencer Place. It measures approximately 13′ x 12′ and boasts generous closets and a private balcony, which makes it quite the consummate sanctuary.

Master Bath

The master bathroom in Jefferson independent living apartment homes is where you’ll find generous cabinets, closets, and counters, as well as a walk-in shower with tempered glass doors.


This style provides plenty of counter space and roomy cabinets while facilitating the perfect cooking area in this galley kitchen. There is even a built-in desk for laptops and paperwork in this floor plan.


A bedroom-turned-den in a Jefferson independent living apartment home is a great space for bookshelves and TV nook. Add your touch to our cozy living area to make this the perfect retreat just for you.

Guest Bedroom

Take a virtual tour of the guest bedroom of this three-bedroom, two-bath independent living apartment home within the Saint Luke’s Bishop Spencer Place retirement community – complete with great closet space and access to one of two private balconies. The approximate dimensions for the guest bedrooms in the Jefferson is  13′ x 12′.

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 retirement community, 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 for five-star dining for the evening meal and Sunday brunch. Our partner, PB&J Restaurants, offer an extensive quarterly menu that can include such entrees as grilled salmon, beef short ribs, and asiago chicken pasta followed by tempting desserts. Enjoy dining with friends or family in our lovely window-lined restaurant 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 – at Saint Luke’s Bishop Spencer Place retirement community. A variety of soups, sandwiches and specials are prepared by PB&J Restaurants while you wait. Residents, family and friends can enjoy a beverage from our extensive drink bar, including coffee, tea, hot chocolate, soft drinks, beer and wine. 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 The Publick House at Saint Luke’s Bishop Spencer Place retirement community. Residents make popcorn, turn on the TVs, engage in conversation, have wine or 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 here 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 the first Wednesday of each month; and Rosary is the second Thursday of each month. We serve and welcome all faiths at Bishop Spencer Place and non-denominational Communion is offered every Friday and Sunday.

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.


Our Independent Living Residents

See in the life of our Independent Living Residents.

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 5-star 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.

Is there a wait list?

If you have decided to move to Bishop Spencer Place, but your preferred apartment floor plan style isn’t available, you may join our Club Spencer Anticipation Program. This exclusive future residents program allows you to reserve the apartment style of your choice while you begin enjoying some of the benefits of living at Bishop Spencer Place. You’ll have the chance to meet your future neighbors, enjoy meals in our casual Bistro or full-service Canterbury Dining Room twice a month, take part in community activities and outings, and become acclimated to life at Bishop Spencer Place. Once your apartment of choice is available, we will call you according to your spot on the wait list. Currently, we have future residents enjoying the benefits of our Club Spencer program, but we also have apartments available if you’d like to move in now!

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.