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McDowell Place Of Danville



Welcome to McDowell Place of Danville, an independent, assisted living, and personal care community in the heart of central Kentucky. At McDowellPlaceBldgMcDowell Place, you or your loved one can find a new beginning to a better way of life for your senior years.

When you move to McDowell Place, you will become part of a neighborhood of people in your own age group. Our community offers assistance with some daily activities as security for your peace of mind and that of your family.

McDowell Place of Danville is spacious, comfortable, and finely appointed to make your stay, or that of a loved one, as pleasant as possible.

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McDowell Place of Danville is located at 1181 Ben Ali Drive. Use the map of Danville or written directions to find us.


From Lexington:
Follow U.S. 27 south approximately 27 miles to KY 34. Turn right on KY 34 and drive about seven miles until you arrive in Danville at Fourth Street, which is a one-way street heading south. Turn left on Fourth Street, go 1 block, then turn right onto Main Street/150. Continue on Main Street for about 2 miles. Once you cross the highway 127 bypass, turn right onto Ben Ali Drive, then veer to the right on Ben Ali Drive. Follow about a mile and McDowell Place of Danville is on the left.

From Mount Vernon and Stanford:
Follow U.S. 150 approximately eight miles. At the U.S. 27 intersection in Stanford, stay on U.S. 150, which becomes U.S. 150 bypass. Drive about three miles and the bypass becomes U.S. 150 West. Drive about 10 miles to U.S. 150/U.S. 127 bypass intersection. Stay on the U.S. 150/U.S. 127 bypass for four miles and then turn left onto U.S. 150. Turn right onto Ben Ali Drive, then veer to the right on Ben Ali Drive. Follow about a mile and McDowell Place of Danville is on the left.

From Russell Springs and Liberty:
Follow U.S. 127 a distance of about 47 miles from Russell Springs and about 26 miles from Liberty. At the U.S. 127/U.S. 150 bypass intersection, turn left onto the U.S. 127 bypass. Continue on U.S. 127 bypass for about 4 miles, then turn left onto U.S. 150. Turn right onto Ben Ali Drive, then veer to the right on Ben Ali Drive. Follow about a mile and McDowell Place of Danville is on the left.

From Louisville and Harrodsburg:
Follow I-64 East from Louisville a distance of approximately 43 miles. Take exit 48 (KY 151) towards U.S. 127 and Lawrenceburg. Follow KY 151 about six miles, turn right onto the U.S. 127 bypass and drive about six miles until the bypass becomes U.S. 127 South. Continue on U.S. 127 South about 22 miles and the road then becomes the U.S. 127 bypass. Drive about two miles, then turn right onto U.S. 150. Turn right onto Ben Ali Drive, then veer to the right on Ben Ali Drive. Follow about a mile and McDowell Place of Danville is on the left.

From Bardstown and Springfield:
Follow U.S. 150 a distance of about 16 miles. Stay straight to go onto U.S. 150/KY 152 about one mile, then stay straight to go onto U.S. 150. Drive about 16 miles until U.S. 150 becomes U.S. 150/U.S. 68. Stay straight to go onto U.S. 150/KY 52 and drive about nine miles. Turn left onto Ben Ali Drive directly after Comfort Suites hotel and then veer to the right on Ben Ali Drive. Follow about a mile and McDowell Place of Danville is on the left.

Staying active is the key to a long and healthy life. That's why we encourage our residents at McDowell Place to plan daily activities they willMcDowellPlace2 enjoy or to join in one of the fun programs planned by our activities director.

We offer a variety of recreational, educational, social and cultural activities. You can curl up with a book in our cozy library or take a walk with a friend in our courtyard. You are also welcome to join other residents on regular outings in the community, including programs offered at nearby Centre College.

If you are a fitness enthusiast or simply want to exercise indoors, we have an exercise room on-site or you can take advantage of your free membership at McDowell Wellness Center, which is only a short walk away. It offers individual or group exercise classes, community education programs and a swimming pool. In addition, McDowell Wellness Center offers outpatient rehabilitation, which includes physical, occupational and speech therapies.

New friendships can be made and old friendships can endure at McDowell Place of Danville.

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Our Activities at a Glance

Movers and Shakers- Group Chair exercise (exercise done primarily while seated)

Laughter Club-Group gathers and tells/listens to jokes for 45 minutes.  If you like a good laugh, this could be the group for you!!

ROOK-People who enjoy the card game ROOK gathers and play.  This is also for people who would like to learn how to play.  Observers are also welcome.

Brain Aerobics-Group gathers for  various “thinking” activities such as discussion group, reminiscing, and group puzzles.  Something different every time!

Silver Notes-This is our resident chorus group.  It is open to anyone who enjoys singing.

Bingo-Group gathers to play bingo game and win prize money and/or prizes.

Assisted Living Wellness Checks-Blood pressure and weight checked by staff each week on Lakeview.

Prayer Service-Weekly devotion lead by Chaplain Dale Denton

Left, Right and Center Game-Dice game played in a large group. Easy to play and lots of fun!

Book club (with Gina)-Book club in which the leader reads aloud the selected book.  Participants listen and then discuss at the end.

Devotions with Sue- A non-denominational devotion group that meets each week.

You Be the Judge-Group leader reads actual court cases and the group discusses how they would have ruled.  This is a very lively discussion group.

Farmers Bank-The Farmers Bank comes to MPOD to help with any financial needs residents may have.  They are here on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. on Stony Point.


Social Hour-Each week residents gather in the main dining room for finger food and drinks to socialize with one another.

Music and You-Residents learn about a composer/musician/entertainer and listen to music written or performed by that person.  Notes and images are projected on a screen to make it even more interesting.

Resident Council- Meets once a month. This is an informational meeting.  Residents are informed of new programs or services.  This is also an opportunity for residents to discuss any pertinent issues.

Birthday Party- Residents gather in the main dining room for birthday cake once a month to celebrate all who have had birthdays in that month

Health Rewards Bingo-Bingo game in the main dining room once a month sponsored by the Health Rewards Group.  Prizes are awarded.

Family Night -Occurs monthly.  Family night consists of an evening meal or entertainment that residents may invite family members to attend.

Game Night-Residents gather and play various board and card games together.

Boyle County Bookmobile-The bookmobile from the Boyle County Public library comes to McDowell Place twice a month on Wednesdays.  Residents may get a library card and check out or request books at this time.

Educational Offerings-We do have educational offerings on the activity calendar every couple of months.  We have had topics such as:  Kentucky’s Native Americans, health and wellness of seniors and many others.  We try to have topics which are of interest to our residents.

Stretch and Strengthen- Group exercise using Theraband resistance bands.  This group meets three times per week.


Grand-buddies-Kindergarten class from Woodlawn Elementary visits twice/month to do various art projects, etc. throughout the school year.

Helping Hands Group-Resident group who devotes their time/talents to help others.  They work on various service projects during the year.

Rainbow Bells-Resident hand bell choir.  Group uses color coded hand bells.  No musical training required!

Art with Jack-Local artist Jack Carey volunteers and teaches art classes throughout the year.  (oil painting, pen & ink drawing, and gourd painting).  Student is responsible for cost of supplies.

Spa Day- Once a month, residents who wish to participate are treated to hand and shoulder massage given by staff  in a relaxing atmosphere.

Wii Bowling-Electronic bowling using the Ninetendo Wii game system.

Maintaining a healthy diet and eating nutritious foods are important in the lives of everyone, especially senior adults. We take extra care to meetMcDowellPlace6 these needs among our residents at McDowell Place.

We have an experienced dining services manager who oversees the preparation of all food, which is served fresh daily. All meals, including breakfast, lunch and dinner, are served in our spacious dining room.

Each morning, you or your loved one may choose from either a hot breakfast (eggs, sausage, bacon, hash browns, etc.) or a cold breakfast (cereals, pastries, etc.). Lunch offers a choice of soup, appetizer, entrée and dessert from the menu of the day while a lighter dinner is served. For both lunch and dinner, we offer an alternative "pantry menu" that offers items such as hamburgers, grilled chicken, deli sandwiches and salads. We also offer nutritious snacks daily in your own apartment, and fresh fruit is always available.

Adjacent to our large dining area is a bistro, where residents can grab a fresh snack at any time of the day.

Call us now to reserve a complimentary meal for you and your family.

Our community features 98 apartments with 12 designated for personal care. The remaining apartments are for independent and assisted living. 

Our apartments are available in studio, deluxe and one- and two-bedroom units. Each unit has an efficiency kitchen and bathroom. The deluxe and one- and two-bedroom units have separate living rooms. For increased affordability, apartments may be shared. Please click on the floorplan images below to view the different residences and floor plans.



We include furniture in personal care apartments for our residents and can furnish apartments used by respite care residents; otherwise, we invite residents to bring their own furniture from home. Our staff can provide information regarding moving companies or can help with arrangements.

Parking is available for residents who own their own vehicle.

McDowell Place recognizes the enjoyment and companionship that a pet can provide. Therefore, we are a pet friendly community and welcome your pet (upon prior approval of the director).

One of our most valuable safety benefits at McDowell Place of Danville is a staff that provides individualized care and attention for residents 24 hours a day. Other safety and security features include:  McDowellPlace

* A personal emergency response system available in each room
* An individual entrance from inside the building that can be locked by the resident
* Front entrance doors that are locked every night
* A personal, locked mailbox
* Elevators for easy access to and from the second floor
* Telephone jacks in each apartment (the resident must arrange for phone service)
* Safety rails in the personal care hallway and in bathrooms
* Sprinklers and smoke detectors in each apartment
* 24-hour assistance, giving you or your loved one added peace of mind

If needed, the complete services of Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center are only a few minutes away. Ephraim McDowell Health offers several other services for you and your family.

McDowell Place of Danville
1181 Ben Ali Drive
Danville, KY 40422

(859)239-HOME (4663)

or toll free (877)402-HOME (4663)

We are interested in your thoughts about assisted living and the services provided at McDowell Place of Danville.
Contact Susan Matherly, Director of McDowell Place of Danville through our contact form