Generous Donations Bring Campus To Life

When you step on Meth-Wick’s campus for the first time, you start to notice all the little details that make it unique. Take a walk by the koi pond and you’ll see dedicated benches from spouses and loved ones. Walk through The Woodlands and its warm water therapy pools and you’ll see names of generous businesses and family endowments lining the walls. Visit a common area in one of the residences and you’ll see a benefactor’s name on the door.

Meth-Wick fills an important role in our community by building a positive and healthy environment for older adults. It’s a mission that has moved thousands of residents and community members to donate to the cause.

  • Resident Connie Proffitt has spent her life giving. Giving her homemade prayer shawls to those in need of a little love. Giving English lessons to adults learning to read. Giving care to her late husband when he fell ill. But most recently, she’s begun giving a memorial donation to Meth-Wick’s endowment fund every time a resident passes away. Connie’s gift pays respect to those who’ve passed by giving compassion to those still with us.
  • Carolyn Lindsay’s mother, Lillian Neff, lived at Meth-Wick for ten years until her passing in 2016. Lillian enjoyed her time at Meth-Wick and she especially cherished the staff who cared for her. To honor her mother’s memory, Carolyn contributed a Ninja Coffee Bar to the hardworking men and women who care for residents at The Woodlands, so they can continue to brighten the days of residents like Lillian.
  • Arbor Place, which provides assisted living for residents with memory needs, was in need of an upgrade. Meth-Wick staff was working to secure funding to replace the carpet, furniture and windows so the building would feel more like home. The relative of a former Arbor Place resident got wind of the project and made an anonymous $50,000 donation to make it a reality. The donor’s relative was well cared for at Arbor Place and their donation will ensure current and future residents will find comfort there as well.

Meth-Wick is made great by the people who love it. The community here is a product of generosity. Sometimes that generosity manifests itself as a tree that shades a pair of old friends passing under its branches. Other times it manifests itself as a new building where grandparents will one day invite their grandchildren over to play checkers.

Gifts large and small bring our campus to life. During October’s Leave A Legacy Month, we hope Connie, Carolyn, and countless others like them inspire you to share your values with the Meth-Wick Community.

Please consult your financial professional for to determine the gift best suited to your financial needs. If you have any questions, please contact Teresa Dusil at (319) 297-8603 or

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