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Nonprofit v. For Profit Retirement Communities

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

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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Employee Spotlight: Ron Jaeger

Employee Spotlight: Ron Jaeger

When Ron Jaeger started his career in accounting, he had a plan. He wanted to get experience in a range of different industries rather than sticking with one job his …

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What You Need To Know About Medicare Open Enrollment

What You Need To Know About Medicare Open Enrollment

Fall is here again, which means it’s time for the Medicare Fall Open Enrollment Period. Medicare enrollment can be challenging to sort through when you first sign up, let alone …

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Resident Spotlight: Gretchen Beckhelm

Gretchen Beckhelm has always had an independent, adventurous spirit. After graduating from Mt. Vernon High School, she left Iowa to attend college and never looked back. Gretchen earned degrees in …

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Dietitian Tips: Pumpkin For Dinner

Dietitian Tips: Pumpkin For Dinner

A chill is in the air, leaves are slowly changing colors, and pumpkin is in season! Pumpkin is a popular fall flavor that’s everywhere this time of year. You’ll find …

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Dietitian Tips: Mindful Eating

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?

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

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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My Loved One Has Dementia. What Should I Do Next?

Is Mom having a hard time finding her words lately? Are there unopened bills piling up on the dining room table? Have you noticed several dents and scratches on Dad’s …

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