Archives for Meth-Wick Community

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 could never live in one of those …

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Dietitian Tips: Healthful Fats – Nuts and Seeds


Nuts and seeds have been part of the human diet for centuries and are increasingly recognized for a growing list of potential health benefits. Nuts and seeds are a rich …

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Senior Discounts You Never Knew Existed

If you’re a senior living on a fixed budget, every dollar counts. But your lifestyle doesn’t need to suffer just because you’re keeping an eye on your bank account. Many …

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Hidden Costs of Aging in Place

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As you plan for the next stage of your life, there’s one big question every person has to consider. Do I want to stay in my home or move? For …

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Dietitian Tips: The Health Benefits of Coffee


Every day, millions of people around the world wake up and set about the same task – making their morning cup of coffee. Depending on where you are, that cup …

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Living at Oakwood: What To Expect

In 1961, Meth-Wick Community opened its doors with a mission to serve the older adults in Cedar Rapids. Over the next half century, we expanded our campus from one building …

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Who Knew? Life Begins (Again) at 65

By Bruce Horovitz, Kaiser Health News I was convinced I would become an adult when I turned 21. But now, I’m certain that turning 65 was the watershed moment that …

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When To Make The Move to a Senior Living Community


If you ask an older adult which decade of their life has been the best so far, they’ll probably say their sixties. Most adults in their sixties are in good …

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Dietitian Tips: Winter Vegetables – Adding Seasonal Produce To Your Diet


Winter vegetables are harvested late in the season and don’t spoil or rot easily. Some of the best produce to purchase in the winter includes root vegetables, such as potatoes, …

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Robin’s Nest: Researching The Move To Meth-Wick

From the desk of Meth-Wick Community CEO, Robin Mixdorf. With 240 spacious homes, condos and apartments across 68 acres, there is no shortage of seniors looking to make the move …

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