Life at Meth-Wick

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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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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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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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

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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