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Beat The Winter Blahs

According to T.S. Elliot – and many others – “February is the cruelest month.” With short days, cold nights, dreary weather and (seemingly) no end to winter in sight, it’s easy to see why this time of year makes people want to hunker down and hibernate until warmer weather arrives. But staying indoors and staying sedentary is […]

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Making Moves in 2019: Getting Ready to Move to a Senior Living Community

So you’ve decided to take the plunge and move to a senior living community in 2019. Excellent! It’s a new year, which means a perfect opportunity for a new start and a new future in a new home. This is an exciting time, but it can also be a bit overwhelming and you may be […]

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5 Tips for Staying Healthy This Winter

The new year is upon us, which means excitement! Possibilities! Adventures! … and, unfortunately, several more months of winter. As much fun as it is to have a white Christmas, once the holidays are over, the winter weather may give you a severe case of the blahs. The ice, snow and cold can make it […]

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New Year, New Focus: Develop a Mindset for Moving in 2019

The year is wrapping up, which means celebrating the old and getting ready to welcome the new. As you’re preparing to ring in 2019, your thoughts may be turning to New Year’s Resolutions. Alongside the old chestnuts of eating better, getting more exercise and all the rest, we’d like to propose a new one for […]

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Celebrate The Spirit of the Season at Melrose Meadows!

Put on your holly, break out the jolly and get ready to jingle all the way. You, your friends and your loved ones are cordially invited to “The Spirit of the Season” Holiday Open House at Melrose Meadows. Join us on Thursday, December 13 from 1:30-3:30 as we open our doors to get you into […]

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An All-American Thanksgiving: Why It’s Important to Celebrate Traditions

While “giving thanks” and ceremonies of celebration are common in almost all religions around the harvest time, Thanksgiving – like the 4th of July – is a uniquely American holiday. Sure, a few other countries (like Canada) have “Thanksgiving” holidays, the traditional cornucopia of food, family and togetherness that we in the United States celebrate […]

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Dealing with Holiday Loneliness

  While the holiday season is touted as the most wonderful time of the year, the truth is that it can arrive with mixed emotions. If family lives far away, if we’ve lost a loved one, or if life has changed in some significant way, it’s normal that the tidings of comfort and joy can […]

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Make Your Own Fun: How Melrose Meadows Residents Bring Their Activity Ideas To Life

Blase Bingo? Cookie-cutter activities? Paint-by-number events? Not here at Melrose Meadows. When it comes to providing fun activities and events for our residents, we’re all about variety. Sure, our activities director, April, does an amazing job of finding out what residents enjoy doing, looking for what’s hot and happening in our Iowa City community and […]

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Guest Post: Four-Footed Healers Support the Team

We’re a bunch of animal lovers here at Melrose. Staff, residents and visitors have all been known to bring furry friends to the community, where they’re welcomed with baby talk, treats, and lots of love. Pets are welcome to live at Melrose with their owners at no additional monthly charge (just a pet deposit prior […]

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“Do Yourself a Favor and Don’t Wait Too Long to Move Here” A Conversation with a Melrose Meadows Resident

Lucy Murphy knows more than a little bit when it comes to senior living. After all, she used to be a consultant to nursing homes back in the day, so she understands what makes a community great. Which is why we’re so lucky and happy to have her as a dedicated and essential part of […]

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