Pat Bryan Enjoys Senior Living

One of our very own Independent Living residents, Pat, talks about her wonderful experience living here at Prairie Vista Village! See below the article from the Iowa Living Magazines- Altoona edition: “Pat Bryan grew up in the Des Moines area and moved to Altoona in 1968 because she wanted her children to grow up in
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Five Ways for Seniors to Stay Hydrated During Hot Summer Months

It’s hot and humid, but the sun is shining without a cloud in sight. It is easy to throw caution to the wind and run outside with your kids and grandkids. It’s also easy to suffer from dehydration in this kind of heat. By no means should you stay inside all summer and never enjoy
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5 Reasons Why a Senior Living Community Is Great for Introverts

As you get older and start looking at your next transition in life, a senior living community is an excellent option! However, as exciting as it may be for some, there are others who get nervous about big transitions and new experiences. Introverts struggle with moving to a new place and dealing with the anxiety
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Amazing Superfoods For Seniors

Over the last several years, there has been a bunch of talk about superfoods. Fitness gurus have encouraged people to eat quinoa, kale, ancient grains, and the list goes on. We know these foods have been around for some time, so why do they get a random burst of attention? Better yet, what even makes
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The Most Unusual Therapy Animals

Every year more and more people are registering their cats, dogs, bunnies, and hamsters as therapy animals! All of these animals make great companions and provide years of support and comfort. But for some people, these animals are too common—people like different. Take a look at some of the most unusual therapy animals! 1. Chinchillas
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6 Gift Ideas For Your Parents or Grandparents

It’s that time of year again! If you’re struggling for new ideas for what to buy for grandparents or seniors in your life, here are a few fool-proof suggestions sure to please. The best part of these gifts? They are made to be shared with your loved one.   Books Reading is a lifelong pastime.
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