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Nonprofit v. For Profit Retirement Communities


In 1947, a Cedar Rapids philanthropist named Mr. Barthinius Wick set aside some funds in his trust for a specific purpose: he wanted to build a residence to provide care …

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Dietitian Tips: A Nutrition Plan for the Holidays


Despite the many temptations of the season, it’s possible to enjoy the holidays and maintain a healthy diet as long as you follow a few simple tips: The holiday season …

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Dietitian Tips: Mindful Eating


Mindful eating is a practice of awareness that keeps you in tune with your hungry body. When you pay attention to internal and external hunger triggers throughout your day, your …

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What Makes Nursing Care Different at Meth-Wick?


Every older adult has unique goals for their retirement years, which is why Meth-Wick Community offers a spectrum of living styles. As a Life Plan Community, Meth-Wick residents can live …

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Dietitian Tips: Food Safety


While healthy eating is important for a healthy lifestyle, proper food storage is just as critical. If you follow safe food handling and preparation practices, you will dramatically reduce your …

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Calculating the Cost of Senior Independent Living

Many seniors who own their home (and are therefore free of mortgage payments) believe their cost of living is lower than it would be at a senior living community. However, …

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Socializing Has a Positive Impact on Senior Health

You enjoy your book club, visits with grandkids and lunch with friends, but did you also know these are good for your health? Research shows that social interaction is good …

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Seniors Benefit from Exploring Their Creative Side

In recent years, the “graying of America” has inspired a re-evaluation of the way people age, emphasizing the potential of seniors rather than their limitations. This new perspective goes hand-in-hand …

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Suit up! Warm Water Therapy is Coming to Meth-Wick

Water is a therapeutic tool that can benefit many health conditions, which is why we’ve taken steps to provide this therapy to Linn County residents. Meth-Wick is installing two Hydroworx …

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What is the cost of care?

According to’s annual “Usage and Attitudes Survey,” family caregivers are hesitant to discuss health care concerns with their loved ones. This includes topics like moving into a senior living …

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