What Is Independent Living?

Independent living is a senior living option designed for active older adults who are looking to downsize and enjoy a maintenance-free lifestyle. Unlike assisted living, skilled nursing (sometimes called nursing homes) or long-term care, independent living communities cater to seniors who are able to live independently but desire the convenience, amenities and social opportunities offered… Continue reading What Is Independent Living?

Take a Hike: Senior Tips for Tackling Those Trails

Older adults who’ve enjoyed the great outdoors their entire lives don’t have to retire from their senior hiking trips or hang up their walking shoes as they age. British adventurer Rosie Swale-Pope circumnavigated the globe on foot, covering over 20,000 miles at age 57. Retired Marine Maurice Green was 74 when he completed the Pacific… Continue reading Take a Hike: Senior Tips for Tackling Those Trails

U.S. News & World Report Names Cottage Grove Place Among Best Senior Living Communities for 2024

Cottage Grove Place is excited to announce that we have been recognized as a Best Independent Living for 2024-2025 by U.S. News & World Report. We earned the U.S. News Best Independent Living status by achieving a High Performing rating in the Independent Living. “Best Senior Living reflects U.S. News’ commitment to helping families navigate… Continue reading U.S. News & World Report Names Cottage Grove Place Among Best Senior Living Communities for 2024

Discover Cedar Rapids: 7 Must-See Spots Near Iowa’s Heartland

Cedar Rapids experiences all four seasons the same way other parts of the country do. But citizens of and visitors to the city–much like residents of Cottage Grove Place–also celebrate an extra season that transcends weather patterns and is a constant companion lasting all year long. Much more than a catchy slogan, the City of… Continue reading Discover Cedar Rapids: 7 Must-See Spots Near Iowa’s Heartland

A Creative Start to the New Year: Art Therapy for Seniors

What better moment to dive into the world of creativity than the beginning of a new year? January is International Creativity Month—the perfect time for seniors to embark on an art therapy journey that can paint their lives with joy, imagination and wellness. In this blog, we’ll look at the benefits of art therapy and… Continue reading A Creative Start to the New Year: Art Therapy for Seniors

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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