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Hidden Costs of Aging in Place

Meth-Wick Couple Hiking

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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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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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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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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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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Three Ways Community Living Can Make You Happier

Older adults have dozens of choices for where and how to spend their retirement years. Some of those choices are limited by ability but, for the most part, today’s older …

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Access to transportation keeps seniors independent, engaged in civic & social activities

Transportation is essential to quality of life for seniors. Yet our country’s transportation network policy has not undergone any extensive updates in five decades. Transportation for America (T4A), a coalition …

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Making an Informed Senior Living Community Decision

The good news is: seniors today have many retirement community options to choose from. The bad news is: seniors today have many retirement community options to choose from. In other …

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Tips for Long-Distance Caregivers of Aging Parents

Many baby boomers are concerned about the health and wellbeing of their aging parents. Complicating matters is the fact that a large number of these adult children live far from …

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Your First Day Home

Meth-Wick has an in-home assistance and home health care program available to every senior living in Linn County. This community outreach program is called Home & Health Services, established eight …

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