Life at Meth-Wick

When To Make The Move to a Senior Living Community

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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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Nonprofit v. For Profit Retirement Communities

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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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Employee Spotlight: Ron Jaeger

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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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Resident Spotlight: Gretchen Beckhelm

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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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What Makes Nursing Care Different at Meth-Wick?

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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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What To Do in Cedar Rapids This Summer

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Fill up your social calendar this season with plenty of summertime fun in and around Cedar Rapids. We’ve compiled a list of places to go and things to do with …

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Employee Spotlight: Julie Farmer

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Julie Farmer is the kind of person you like on sight. Her unmistakable warmth and energy draws people in and her conversations are filled with humor and compassion. She’s the …

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Robin’s Nest: Making Meth-Wick Unique

If there’s one thing that makes Meth-Wick unique, it’s the variety of lifestyles residents live on our campus. Those new to Meth-Wick are often surprised by the mix. We offer …

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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 …

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WelTracs: Making Wellness a Priority

Shantel Phipps stays busy on Meth-Wick’s campus. As a Successful Aging Coordinator, she personally developed and now implements the health and wellness program WelTracs. Once a new resident is accepted …

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