The Benefits of Giving Up Driving

Seniors Benefit Giving Up Driving, Seniors On a Bus

Americans are in love with the road, and we have the cars and roads to prove it: there were about 225 million licensed drivers in the United States in 2016. There are more than 164,000 miles of highways. Yet, millennials often voluntarily do without cars, and their actions are persuading others…


Planning for the Future: How Long-term Care Insurance Can Help

Long Term Care Insurance, Computer on Desk

We live in a world where many of us are living longer. What does that mean? It gives us more time to enjoy life, friendships, family and other pleasures. On the other hand, what happens if we find ourselves unable to manage on our own? The fact is, families are far more spread out geographically


Calculate the Cost of a Senior Living Community

Calculating Senior Living Costs, Calculator

What is the cost of living in your home and how does it compare to living at a community that offers independent/assisted living options, or one that provides memory care or skilled nursing care? You may discover that a care community is much more affordable than you think. Before moving, you’ll w…


Memory Care, Restrictions & COVID-19

Memory Care and Safety Measures for COVID-19

A view from within senior living memory care during the pandemic It is getting close to three months since visiting restrictions began at Emerald Crest. The week before the restrictions, I was ice fishing on Leech Lake and now we’ve had temperatures in the 90s. Winter is a distant memory. Where ou…


Senior independent living project planned

Construction has begun on the Villas at Stoney Point Independent Living community, a $25 million, 99-unit project in southwest Cedar Rapids. The four-story structure, with one-and two-bedroom apartments and underground parking, is projected to open in winter 2020-21, according to developer Bob Sampl…


Looking forward to opening senior living community

What are you most excited about regarding the opening of Stoney Point Meadows? Steve Melchior, Director of Housing: Making a difference in families’ lives. And doing the right thing. Making that difference, and our management group that we have together here at Stoney Point, we will do the right t…


Opening date set for senior living complex

An opening date has been set for a $16 million southwest Cedar Rapids senior living complex. Bob Sample, president of Stoney Point Meadows, said the 95-room assisted living and memory care facility under construction at 1900 Stoney Point Rd. SW will open April 1. “We will actually be able to take …


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