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Stay informed on topics of special interest to seniors as well as the latest news from Cottage Grove Place retirement community in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

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August 29, 2022 • News & Blog

U.S. News & World Report Names Cottage Grove Place a 2022-23 Best Senior Living Community

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – May 10, 2022 – Cottage Grove Place has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a 2022-23 Best Senior Living

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December 01, 2021 • News & Blog

Life Care Services Ranked #1 In Independent Living Customer Satisfaction By J.D. Power

Nation’s second-largest senior living operator receives highest score in all 6 factors Cottage Grove Place is excited to announce our

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September 29, 2021 • News & Blog

Planning Financially for a Move to a CCRC

Every so often I get asked about financial guidance on moving to a continuing care retirement community (CCRC or “life plan community”).

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June 23, 2021 • News & Blog

A Positive Aging Mindset May Slow the Aging Process

by Brad Breeding “Age is just a number.” “You’re only as old as you feel.” “Age is a state of mind.” Such clichés may seem

senior couple woman in wheelchair

May 12, 2021 • News & Blog

How Respite Care Can Be Used To Test Drive Assisted Living

Moving your parents or loved one to assisted living is a decision that requires a lot of thought and research. There are so many different aspects

senior couple selling house

April 09, 2021 • News & Blog

Thinking of Selling Your Home? This Could Be the Ideal Time

by Brad Breeding   Spring is in the air, and most of us couldn’t be more ready for warmer weather, budding flowers, and chirping

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March 08, 2021 • News & Blog

Senior Living Gives Seniors and Adult Children Peace of Mind

Children — even adult children — turn to their parents for support. They see their parents as caregivers, and it’s often a surprise when the

senior couple reading

February 12, 2021 • News & Blog

4 Ways to Know You’re Ready to Consider a Move to a Retirement Community

by Brad Breeding There are certain things in life that, if you wait until you feel absolutely certain that you’re ready and

senior couple smiling

January 12, 2021 • News & Blog

What Will Long-Term Care Cost and How Long Will I Need It?

by Brad Breeding According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)’s Administration on Aging

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December 29, 2020 • News & Blog

What Residents Say About Cottage Grove Place

What Sharon Says: "My first connection with Cottage Grove Place was in 1996 when it first opened. My mother moved in at the time of the opening. The

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December 10, 2020 • News & Blog

Emotional Wellness Apps for Seniors

Most of us appreciate the importance of physical wellness both now and as we age. Intellectual wellness too has garnered more attention as we learn

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November 20, 2020 • News & Blog

Life Care Services Ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction by J.D. Power

It’s a Proud Time to Live at Cottage Grove Place Our management company, Life Care Services®, An LCS® Company, ranked highest in customer

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November 18, 2020 • News & Blog

Long Term Planning: When to Start and What to Consider

When it comes to making a long-term plan for how and where to live as we age, you’d be hard pressed to find many who don’t see the value in

Senior Couple Embracing

November 06, 2020 • News & Blog

Potential Health Benefits of Living in a CCRC

    by Brad Breeding A recent study conducted in the U.K. looked at the impact that moving to a retirement community had on

Senior woman with daughter

October 07, 2020 • News & Blog

4 Ways To Support Your Aging Parent

Everyone ages differently and at different times. And while your parent may still be young in your mind, it’s important to notice changes in

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June 16, 2020 • News & Blog

Red Cedars Assisted Living at Cottage Grove Place Redefines Life for Residents

Red Cedars Assisted Living at Cottage Grove Place Redefines Life for Residents. New program helps residents preserve their lifestyle in a stylish

retirement community questions

November 14, 2019 • News & Blog

Questions to Ask When Choosing a Retirement Community

Choosing a retirement community is a big decision, one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Picking a retirement community to reside in takes

Holidays with loved ones in assisted living | Cottage Grove Place

November 12, 2019 • News & Blog

Ways to Celebrate the Holidays with Loved Ones in Assisted Living

Retirement communities offer activities that will help people stay active and engaged in life. Ready or not, the holidays are quickly

Al & Terry | World Traveling Seniors

November 12, 2019 • News & Blog

Independent Living: These World-Traveling Seniors Have Seen it All

Just because you live at Cottage Grove Place doesn’t mean you can’t roam the planet, too! Who says moving to a retirement community means

Retired Couple on Bench in Independent & Assisted Living community | Cottage Grove Place

September 30, 2019 • News & Blog

What’s the Difference between Independent and Assisted Living?

It’s common for people to misunderstand the difference between independent living and assisted living. Some retirement communities only offer one

senior couple on vespa

July 18, 2019 • News & Blog

Retirement Communities Are Not Nursing Homes: Common Myths and Misconceptions About Retirement Communities

Living in a retirement community gives residents the option to enjoy daily exercise, entertainment and various activities. Unfortunately, there

Couple in Thought about Assisted Living | Cottage Grove Place

March 29, 2018 • News & Blog

When Is The Right Time For Assisted Living?

The decision to place a loved one in the care of another is undoubtedly one of the most difficult you’ll face. We’ve put together information

Senior Couple Downsizing their Home | Cottage Grove Place

October 27, 2017 • News & Blog

Five Steps To Downsizing for Seniors

Many responsibilities may fall on your shoulders as you help take care of an elderly parent or grandparent. These responsibilities can include

Senior Rehab

July 27, 2017 • News & Blog

Five Reasons To Implement Post-Surgery Rehab

There’s no hiding the fact that America’s Greatest Generation is aging, a fact we must face head on as they did with the many challenges they

senior man in wheelchair laughing with daughter

April 20, 2017 • News & Blog

The Need For Assisted Living Options

Your parents raised you and protected you as a child. Now the tables have turned. As they age, your parents may require a new level of care from

senior couple on walking path

August 15, 2016 • News & Blog

Nine Things To Look For In Independent Living Communities

You’ve worked hard your entire life. You’ve raised a family. You lead an active lifestyle. But you’re ready to downsize, sell your home, and