Why Baby Boomers are Embracing Retirement Communities

Why Baby Boomers are Embracing Retirement Communities

We know the drill. You’re approaching retirement age and your kids start asking if you plan to move to a retirement community. “I’m not sure if that’s the right place for me, right now,” you say.

Phrases like “retirement community” and “assisted living” can come with a certain pre-conceived notion that they’re only for the elderly who need nursing care. At Meth-Wick Community, we’re working hard to change those perceptions. This is what life looks like at Meth-Wick.

Courtyard and garden at The Woodlands.
Single family homes and duplexes in the Highland Park neighborhood.
Common area in the Deer Ridge apartments.
Paved walking trails on campus.


Sixty-eight acres of wooded campus nestled in the hills of northwest Cedar Rapids, just minutes from downtown. A state-of-the-art workout facility and paved walking trails across campus. Eight different neighborhoods with residential options from apartments, townhomes and single-family homes. Five different styles of living to support you as your health needs change.

Meth-Wick isn’t what you may have experienced when visiting your grandparents decades ago. We are what’s called a Life Plan Community.

At a Life Plan Community, you decide what your retirement years look like. It could be a time to get active, travel, downsize, build new relationships, or invest some real time in your favorite activities. It’s a place where you have the freedom – and the safety net—to live the life you’ve been planning.

Whether you’re just beginning to think about planning the next stage in your life, or already have a good idea of how you want your lifestyle to look, consider Meth-Wick Community and schedule your tour today: Contact Us.