The Montclair

1000 E. Montclair St.
Springfield, MO 65807
(866) 336-8073

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Community Life

The Montclair celebrates its residents with special activities, seminars and more throughout the year that bring our community together. Our diverse social calendar includes musical entertainment, dances, parties, bingo and more. Our community hosts many programs for our residents to make new friends including our book club, Red Hat Society, brunch or lunch outings and shopping, and trips to theaters symphony concerts. Residents, family members and friends can keep track of all of our daily, weekly and monthly happenings, find out how to get involved in our activities, see photos from past events and get the latest news from our community by checking here. 

Date: 08/26/2017

Art Exhibit

The Montclair is home to many gifted artists and artisans. On Friday, August 25, from 1:30-6:30 p.m. we will showcase original works of our residents. Oils, watercolors, ink drawings, portraits, china paintings, needlework, woodwork, and much more will be displayed throughout our community. The artists will be available from 4:00-5:00 to discuss their works. Grab a glass of wine and stroll through the Love, Life, and Legacy exhibit at your leisure. Admission is free.
(The phenomenal portrait pictured to
the left was created by resident Pearl W.
and will be displayed along with several
of her other works.)

Date: 08/26/2017

Men;s Breakfast

Cook-to-order breakfast and great conversation—that’s what awaits you at the Men’s Breakfast on Friday, August 25, at 8:00 a.m. Space is limited, so sign up today to reserve your spot! The meal will be held in the Private Dining Room.

Date: 08/13/2017

Family Fashion Show

Prepare to be invaded by cuteness! Children and grandchildren of our residents and associates will present a parade of color as they model their back-to-school duds at the Family Fashion Show on Saturday, August 12, at 2:30 p.m.

Date: 08/10/2017

Murder Mystery Theatre

There’s been a murder at The Cat’s Meow! Enter the era of the Jazz Age as The Montclair Prime Time Players present this month’s Murder Mystery Theatre on Thursday, August 10, at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room. The guests are a mixed group of club staff members and entertainers at a private party held at a jazz club in 1920’s New York City. Club owner Felix Fontano, the son of a successful bootlegger and crime boss—and a successful businessman himself—is throwing this private party for a group of select friends. It is a night of revelry like many other nights enjoyed by this group of sophisticates, artists, and hoodlums . . . until things go horribly wrong. Watch closely and see if you can figure out whodunit!

Date: 07/25/2017

Crystal Bridges

Join us on Monday, July 24, for a trip to Crystal Bridges. A series of pavilions nestled around two spring-fed ponds house galleries and a restaurant on a glass enclosed bridge overlooking the ponds. Crystal Bridges’ permanent collection spans five centuries of American masterworks ranging from the Colonial era to the current day. This summer, experience stunning exhibitions featuring the work of artist Dale Chihuly. The cost of this trip is
$20.00. Lunch can be purchased at the on-site restaurant. Only 20 spaces are available , so sign up today!

Date: 07/18/2017

Nostalgia Live

Join us Monday night, July 17 at 6:30 p.m. at The Montclair for a special musical event.Nostalgia Live is a musical revue evoking memories through songs from the 1920s to the present, featuring two singers. Healing through music is what they seek to accomplish, performing Broadway show songs and old standards; as they take their audience on a trip down memory lane. Don Estes and Norman Begin performed in New York theater and toured for fifteen years in such shows as 1776, Student Prince, How to Succeed in Business, The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, and West Side Story; to name but a few of over one hundred shows in which they have appeared. Some of the stars with whom they have appeared are: John Cullum, Jane Powell, Dorothy Collins, Ray Walston, and Constance Towers.

Date: 06/30/2017

Casino Night

Casino Night returns on June 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room. Try your luck at Poker, Black Jack, Craps, or Roulette and trade your chips for prizes!


Posted On: 05/04/2017 - 3:00pm

Charity Bridge Event

The annual Montclair Social Bridge Event was held on April 29th with 48 players in attendance. This year's event raised $490 for Safe to Sleep, which gives women overnight shelter and food. This charity partners with the Council of Churches, The Kitchen, and One Door. Thank you to everyone who helped make this event a success!

Posted On: 04/12/2017 - 4:45pm

Lifetime Achievement Honorees

After several weeks of conducting interviews with seven Montclair residents, MSU students presented Lifetime Achievement Awards to them at a ceremony held on Saturday, April 8 at The Montclair. Pictured: Cal P., Betty G., Rosemary O., Lew C., Anna N., Katherine H. ( Not pictured: Jan B.)

Posted On: 04/12/2017 - 4:45pm

Associate of the Quarter

Madison Suhr has been selected by her peers as Montclair Associate of 1st Quarter. Madison recently celebrated her one year anniversary with our Montclair staff; prior to this, she completed her Gerontology practicum gaining experience in many different areas of the Montclair. Madison has been trained and covered the majority of positions in Dining Services. She also works at our Front Desk one evening a week, and she readily covers additional shifts. Madison is always going above and beyond in every position that she works; she is a fantastic representation of our Montclair team and deserves the recognition of Associate of 1st Quarter.

Posted On: 04/07/2017 - 12:15pm

Resident Approval Rating

The Montclair is thrilled to announce a 98.6% resident approval rating this year ! It is our goal to provide high quality services to our residents every day. We offer excellent dining, friendly, accommodating staff, city-wide transportation, and an overall welcoming atmosphere. We are honored that our residents have shown that they value those services by giving us such a high rating, and look forward to maintaining this high standard in the coming years!

Posted On: 04/07/2017 - 12:15pm

Associate of the Year

James Murray was selected by Associate Council and nominated by his peers as “Associate of the Year.” James has had a positive impact as part of the Montclair team. From carrying groceries and packages to residents’ apartments to jump starting a resident’s car, James is always putting others’ needs first. He is very versatile and will do anything asked of him with a smile. James is also responsible for the room set-up for most events, creating a smooth preparation for all activities and entertainers coming into Montclair. He also has a great attitude and a high level of workmanship. We are very proud to have James representing The Montclair and our team.