Greenwood Terrace

What Living Independently Looks Like at Meth-Wick

Retirement living comes in plenty of different shapes and sizes. At Meth-Wick alone, residents can choose between five different styles of living.

For many, independent living is the best way to keep up with your lifestyle without the demands of owning a home. All your home maintenance needs are handled by our capable Meth-Wick staff. Say goodbye to appliance maintenance and lawn care and say hello to the life you’ve been planning for years.

Meth-Wick has a variety of options for living an active and healthy senior lifestyle as part of our vibrant campus community.

Brendelwood Village includes 25 townhouses lining wooded Brendel Hill. Each home has 1,250–1,839 square feet of living space. The layout includes two bedrooms, two baths, living and dining area, full kitchen, washer and dryer, and attached garage. Several have been custom built to include extra features like a four seasons porch.


Highland Park consists of six single-family homes and four duplexes. All homes have a two-car garage, private entrance, basement for extra storage and generous living space of approximately 1,650 square feet. Select homes include a deck or patio.


Oakwood is our newest condominium living option. Residents choose from six floor plans, ranging from 1,176–1,822 square feet. The building includes a common area for gatherings and indoor parking to ensure easy access to your vehicle no matter what Iowa weather brings.


Deer Ridge condominiums offer one, two, extra-large two, and
three bedroom options. All sizes include a full kitchen, washer and dryer, and optional climate-controlled parking stalls on the ground floor. A year-round sunroom is incorporated into every home. There are over 60 condos, along with beautiful common areas, including a large dining room, library, exercise room, beauty and barber shop, meeting room, woodworking shop, craft room, billiards room and computer room.


Greenwood Terrace is comprised of more than 50 condo-style apartments within a secured entrance. Each home includes a full kitchen, washer and dryer, and enclosed porch, with parking in a heated garage. Common areas include a mezzanine, library, dining room, private dining alcove, outdoor patio, billiards and game room, meeting room, car wash, exercise room and computer room.


Could you see yourself at home in one of these beautiful residences on our wooded 65-acre campus? Get in touch with our sales manager, Julie Farmer, to see what’s available.

How Meth-Wick Does Independent Living

Independent living is best defined as seniors who can take care of themselves and their residence and are able to live independently without medical care. Do you know the number of independent living options for seniors today? There are quite a few, as the retirement living landscape has changed.

Retirement living is no longer seen as a place for those who need assistance, but is now seen as a place for those who want to maintain their lifestyle without having to worry about taking care of a home. Each independent living option should be unique to the senior and should allow them to pick a home that is a perfect fit for them.

As you are considering your independent living options, here is what Meth-Wick has to offer.

Brendelwood Village
Brendelwood Village consists of 25 homes: 5 single family and 10 duplexes. The homes are private and spacious. Each home has it’s own attached garage with a private entrance and ranges from 1,250 square feet to 1,650 square feet.

Deer Ridge
Deer Ridge offers a condominium style of living. It is a multi-resident building that provides residents both privacy and fellowship. There are one-, two-, extra large two- or three-bedroom condominiums available.

Amenities at Deer Ridge include a woodworking shop, billiards room, computer room, exercise room and a beauty/barber shop.

Greenwood Terrace
Greenwood Terrace first opened in April 1987. These condominium-style apartments have a true homey feel. There are one-, two-, extra large two- and three-bedroom units available. Each has it’s own porch and has plenty of storage space. The home you choose at Greenwood Terrace, like other places on Meth-Wick’s campus, can be customized to your style. You choose everything from the flooring to the paint color.

Highland Park
Highland Park is Meth-Wick’s newest addition. It consists of 13 units: 5 single-family homes and 4 duplexes. All homes have a two car attached garage, private entrance and are 1,600 square feet or larger. Each home has the option of adding a deck or porch and about half of the homes have walkout basements.

Independent living is for the active senior who is young or young at heart. The choices are many; the lifestyle is yours. It is important to know your options and find the retirement living environment that is the perfect fit for you.

Coming soon – Oakwood Condominiums. Please contact Julie Farmer at or 319-365-9171 for more information.

Get The Facts & Resources The First Time

Know the factsWhen turning to the internet for information on senior living options, hundreds of websites and links appear shortly after typing in your desired search. How do you choose the right link? Is all the information out there correct? This is the age of technology, and turning to the internet for facts, resources, and information, is natural. The information may be easily accessible, but the challenge comes when you need to find resources that are applicable to your own personal situation.

Too much information can be stressful, and when it comes to considering senior living options, most people are first time shoppers. There are a number of different options to choose from such as: senior living services, levels of care, for profit vs not for profit, and more. It is hard to find the option that seems best for your loved one.

How do you get the facts and resources you need right at the beginning of your search so you don’t have to filter through endless pages of generic information? At Meth-Wick Community, we offer valuable information on our website to help you get started. Under our guided tabs such as Styles of Living, Services, and Resources, you can learn about the different levels of care we offer, the services offered such as home and health services, rehabilitation services, wellness and recreation, and downsizing services, as well as links to our calender downloads, and our most frequently asked questions. While you are there, browse campus photos and view videos.

If you like what you see, but still have more questions, take your search one step further and contact one of our Sales Representatives for Independent Living or our Admissions Coordinator for health services areas. Our team is ready and willing to help you every step of the way, and can provide you with the right facts and resources to aid in your decision making process. Call 319-365-9171 or email today!

Additional Resources:
LeadingAge Iowa


Could The Right Time Be Now?


When we think about moving, many emotions, questions, and thoughts arise. The thought of moving into a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) is no different. Some questions that you might have are: Is it the right time? Is it the right style of living? Am I making the right decision? All of these questions are important to think about before moving, and it’s important to take advantage of the resources available to make sure you have the information you need to make the best decisions for you!

Sometimes, it’s easy to put off moving into a retirement community. Many people think they might have to give up their freedom and independence. In truth, you are able to maintain your freedom and independence, with additional amenities, and services available if and when you need them. As you work your way through the questions you have, it’s important to remember that you’re not alone. Most of the people you will meet in your new home had the same questions and feelings as you did. And, most often, we hear “I wish I would have done this sooner!” or “Why did I wait so long?”

Daniel Sean Kaye who is the director of life enrichment for Rydal Park Continuing Care Retirement Community, recently published an article in The Presbyterian Outlook that provided some ideas for working on issues that may make your move a bit easier:

  1. Give yourself time to adjust: Change like this isn’t always easy to absorb. It may take a little while before this new life fits like a glove.
  2. Try to positively set the stage: Think of the move as embracing life’s next chapter or a brave new adventure.
  3. Be proactive: Ask all the questions you have a make sure you understand and are comfortable with the answers. If you aren’t, keep asking.
  4. Make the decisions to move intentional: No eenie-meenie-miney-moe on this one, you should make the choice that gives you most of what you want.
  5. Maintain control of what matters: You still play the major role in your life. You just need to decide what is important for you to continue to be in charge of, and what you are willing to give to another to manage.
  6. Age your way: There’s no “right” or “wrong” way to get older. Do you want to keep painting, read great works of literature, take classes? You can. Do you want to sit quietly outside or take long walks? It all depends upon what your body will let you do and how your will guides you.

Whatever you reason for moving, when the time is right, remember that this is a life change, and will take some adjusting. Change takes time and energy. Before you know it, those changes and adjustments will take place. You will adjust, you will meet people, and you will call your new surroundings home. In time, you will discover that a CCRC such as Meth-Wick Community provides just the answer and services you were looking for, and will allow you to live your life “as it should be.”

If you have questions about Meth-Wick, please contact our Sales Director, Julie Farmer, at, or by calling (319) 365-9171

The Presbyterian Outlook Published Jan 6, 2014

Come Along As We Explore “Life As It Should Be”

Welcome to Meth-WickThe new year calls for some new things happening around The Meth-Wick Community.  Welcome and thank you for checking out the official “first” blog post from Meth-Wick.  Like most of you, we wanted to start something new this year, and you have ventured upon just that, our blog!  The overall purpose of this space is to focus on specific areas of interest to our residents, families, friends, and visitors!

As we move forward through the year, there will be a number of topics discussed.  The topics range from: living options, caregiving, industry news, health and wellness, and everything in between.  There is so much information out there regarding retirement communities that it can be hard to know where to start.  Our mission in this blog is to provide you with adequate information, facts, stories, and overall “good reads” whether you are looking or thinking about retirement living for yourself, or for a loved one!

Meth-Wick is excited to take the leap into the blog world and we are so glad you have joined us on this journey.  We hope to discuss all points of senior living, our community, and the way our campus can help you or your loved one “live your best life.”  Beginning your move into a retirement community is a big step, and it requires a lot of thinking, planning, and decision making.  So I encourage you to sit back, relax, and follow along.  We hope to provide you with the information you are looking for.  If there are topics you would like to see, please send us an email with your ideas or feedback to!