Benefits of Moving to a Senior Living Community: A Closer Look at Cottage Grove Place

One question often looms as we age: where should we spend our retirement years? For many older adults, the answer is in a senior living community. Many of these communities offer senior living benefits that enhance quality of life, promote wellness and provide peace of mind. In this blog, we’ll explore the advantages of senior… Continue reading Benefits of Moving to a Senior Living Community: A Closer Look at Cottage Grove Place

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Cottage Grove Place’s Management Company becomes J.D. Power’s most awarded brand in the history of its Senior Living Satisfaction Study

Life Care Services ranked #1 in Independent Living, for the fifth year in a row, and added a #1 ranking for Assisted Living/Memory Care in the 2023 J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Study. Cottage Grove Place’s management company, Life Care Services, An LCS Company, has been recognized as #1 in Resident Satisfaction among Independent Senior Living… Continue reading Cottage Grove Place’s Management Company becomes J.D. Power’s most awarded brand in the history of its Senior Living Satisfaction Study

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Conversations With Cottage Grove: Insights Into Our Happy Place for Assisted Living Residents

Kayla Duggan knows a thing or two about senior assisted living and how it provides older adults with just the right amount of support they need to keep doing the things they love. She joined Cottage Grove Place staff five years ago as the health and wellness navigator, coordinating services and helping residents transition to different… Continue reading Conversations With Cottage Grove: Insights Into Our Happy Place for Assisted Living Residents

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Soundtrack to Wellness: The Therapeutic Benefits of Music for Seniors

Music transcends through generations and cultures proving to be a helpful tool for many. The benefits of music therapy for seniors are noteworthy, with an orchestra of positive physical, emotional and cognitive influences. In this blog, we’ll explore the role music plays in fostering a harmonious and fulfilling retirement lifestyle at Cottage Grove Place, how… Continue reading Soundtrack to Wellness: The Therapeutic Benefits of Music for Seniors

Rightsize Your Way to a Joy-Filled Retirement Lifestyle

If retirement is the chance to explore the lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of, then rightsizing is the key to setting the stage for a seamless journey. Whether you’re trading an oversized multi-bedroom house for a thoughtfully designed one-bedroom apartment-home or transitioning from a quiet rural setting to a lively urban environment, rightsizing can help you… Continue reading Rightsize Your Way to a Joy-Filled Retirement Lifestyle

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Residents Have Spoken: Cottage Grove Is Their Happy Place

Cottage Grove Place independent living residents are “able to live the best life possible” and “can’t imagine being anywhere else,” according to a recent satisfaction study. With an overall fulfillment rating of 93%, older adults are happier than ever with their all-inclusive senior living experience in our vibrant community just minutes from downtown Cedar Rapids.… Continue reading Residents Have Spoken: Cottage Grove Is Their Happy Place

Looking for Suggestions on How to Get Fit if You’re Over the Age of 65? Try These.

It’s no secret that being active is good for one’s health, and that’s true for people of all ages. But what if you’re in your 60s, 70s or older? What if you haven’t exercised in a very long time—maybe not since gym class in school? And what if you have physical limitations? Not to worry.… Continue reading Looking for Suggestions on How to Get Fit if You’re Over the Age of 65? Try These.

Do You Know the Difference Between Long-Term Care and Short-Term Care?

(Hint: It’s About More Than the Length of Time.) It’s true that someone who is receiving long-term care can typically expect a longer stay than someone who’s receiving short-term care. But there’s more to it than simply the duration of care. Understanding the difference between the two can help you decide what kind of care… Continue reading Do You Know the Difference Between Long-Term Care and Short-Term Care?

Senior Pet Project? Consider All the Aspects of Pet Ownership Before Taking That Particular Walk

You would be hard pressed to find someone whose day is not made better by an encounter with a lively pup or a frisky kitty. But owning and caring for a pet is, of course, a responsibility that comes with an investment of time, energy and, you guessed it, money. Most can agree interacting with… Continue reading Senior Pet Project? Consider All the Aspects of Pet Ownership Before Taking That Particular Walk

Independent Living Through the Eyes of a Cottage Grove Place Resident

The reasons people decide to move into an independent living community are as varied as the communities themselves, though there are some common themes. In some cases, the family home no longer suits an older couple’s or person’s lifestyle, or it becomes too much to maintain. In other cases, the health of a spouse might… Continue reading Independent Living Through the Eyes of a Cottage Grove Place Resident