Community Life

Living At Arlington Place – Grundy Center

Arlington Place Assisted Living of Grundy Center provides service-enriched housing for those who need some assistance with daily living. Assisted living is perfect for the person desiring to maintain an independent lifestyle while having access to services and amenities. Our desire is to create a warm, caring, family-type atmosphere. We are conveniently located adjacent to the Pioneer Walking Trail and near the city sports complex.

Arlington Place offers private, one, or two bedroom apartments and studios. Each one and two bedroom apartment features a kitchenette, living room, bed room, private bath including a shower unit, ample closet space, telephone hook-up, cable, and emergency response systems.

We’re Celebrating a Deficiency Free State survey!

The Staff at Arlington Place is pleased to have received a deficiency free State Survey. Providing quality care and services to our residents is an ongoing process and the ultimate goal of our care team. We have an excellent team of care givers and supportive staff who make it possible for our residents to feel secure and cared for in their home at Arlington Place.

Arlington Place is pleased to be offering Memory Care

Arlington Place is now certified by the State of Iowa to provide Memory Care. Residents who need closer care with one-on-one interactions for socialization and activities of daily living can reside in a secure area with trained staff to provide positive life experiences according to their individual needs and preferences.

Some of the special services offered in memory care include:

  • Companion apartments
  • Life Stations with activities tailored to individual interests
  • Secure patio and garden with a walking path for exercise and relaxation
  • Monthly Alzheimer Support Group meeting at Arlington Place
  • Music Therapy

Dare to Dream – Jim

Jim is proud to be a World War ll Veteran. When Kaylene Hoskins, Manager of Arlington Place of Grundy Center, learned that planes from World War ll would be only 30 minutes away for just 2 days she knew she had to take him. Jim not only had a great time looking over every inch of all the planes on display, but had a great time talking with other folks that came out that day to see the planes. Jim even became the unofficial speaker of the day sharing stories and adventures of World War ll.

 

 


Dare to Dream – Miss Vi

Arlington Place recently had a resident turn 100! Miss Vi had mentioned to our staff that she had some things she would like to do before turning triple digits. Arlington Place made it our goal to help her achieve her bucket list items. Our Life Enrichment Coordinator organized a bus trip with Vi and her friends to eat at Sakura because she loves Japanese Grills and had wonderful memories of time spent eating and socializing at them. Our staff also took her to the capitol building for her very first time! During the guided tour, Vi fascinated the entire group including the tour guide with her knowledge of the USS Iowa because she had been on the boat. Vi completed the entire 90 minute tour and loved every minute of it. Lastly, Vi had a 100th birthday bash with a 10 piece band, centerpieces and photos galore! As the party neared she started to worry about if anyone would come and whether her 106 year old friend Alice would be able to attend. We filled our bus, Alice included, and made Miss Vi’s day!

 

 


Dare to Dream – Dorothy

Dorothy is one of our residents in memory care and she loves books! She especially loves being read to. Our Life Enrichment Coordinator, Lenah Oltman has been reading to her for 10 minutes everyday before she leaves. Dorothy gets so excited when Lenah comes to visit her with a book. They have been reading a book by an Iowa Native, Melissa Tagg. Lenah took Dorothy to a presentation by the author and she loved it! Dorothy insisted on getting her own copy of the book they were reading and was overjoyed when the author signed her copy. She couldn’t wait to come back to Arlington Place and show all of her friends the autographed book and tell them of the adventure she had been on.

 

 


Dare to Dream – Marge

Marge states that she loves dogs! Before she moved to Arlington Place in February, she had the company of her cats and dog every day. She was overjoyed when one of our staff brought Cooper to visit her. Bringing Cooper in to see Marge on a regular basis brings joy to her and to us!

 


Dare to Dream – Jean Loots

Jean Loots has lived at Arlington Place longer than any of our current residents. Jean moved in after a health issue for a respite stay but had to return to the hospital for another health problem. When she came back to Arlington Place the second time, she decided this is where she would stay. This year, to celebrate her 13th anniversary, Jean had a party in the private dining room with her closest friends. We made a card from the staff and her friends bought her flowers. We’re looking forward to many more anniversaries with Jean.

 


Senior Fitness and Wellness Program

Residents at Arlington Place are enjoying a new exercise program. Working with Andrew Peters, Branch Director with the local YMCA is more than an exercise class. Andrew brings experience and knowledge as a certified Health Fitness Specialist about the fitness and wellness needs of seniors. Residents are beginning a series of 6 week programs, meeting twice a week with Andrew as a group. The group will be working on improving their balance, coordination, flexibility, strengthening core muscles and enhancing their overall well- being. Many of the movements in class will help with performance of day to day living activities. We may discover muscles we didn’t know we had, but we’re enjoying the challenge!

 

 


WHY PEOPLE MOVE TO ARLINGTON PLACE

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“I wanted peace of mind for myself as well as my children.”

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“It was getting very difficult to maintain our home.”