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The Face of Caring: Denice Ward

Newton Village Assisted Living  -  Newton, Iowa Denice Ward has been with Newton Village Assisted Living for over fifteen years. Not only is she truly the face of caring, but she is the face of Newto… View article »
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The Cassia Life: ‘New’ Word For Not Seen: Invisibility

The Cassia Life By Jesse Watkins, Cassia’s own resident blogger Becoming invisible. Not seen. Feeling like it. A teacher, a pastor makes eye contact with others but not with you. Ignored, denied, avo… View article »
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Calculate the Cost of a Care Community

What is the cost of living in your home and how does it compare to living at a community that offers independent/assisted living options, or one that provides memory care or skilled nursing care? You … View article »
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Planning for the Future: How Long-term Care Insurance Can Help

We live in a world where many of us are living longer. What does that mean? It gives us more time to enjoy life, friendships, family and other pleasures. On the other hand, what happens if we find our… View article »
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The Cassia Life: Let's Talk Turkey

The Cassia Life By Jesse Watkins, Cassia’s own resident blogger Nothing I can think of right now sounds better than a generous helping of hot roasted turkey. Imagining that it’s Thanksgiving Day, als… View article »
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The Benefits of Giving Up Driving

Americans are in love with the road, and we have the cars and roads to prove it: there were about 225 million licensed drivers in the United States in 2016. There are more than 164,000 miles of highwa… View article »
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The Cassia Life: 6 Guidelines to Make Downsizing Easier

The Cassia Life By Jesse Watkins, Cassia’s own resident blogger Goods, goods everywhere: clothing, toys, games, books, magazines, appliances small and large, furniture, bedding, cars new and old, tru… View article »
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What to Look for When You Tour a Care Community

As the number of older people in our community continues to increase, it’s also likely the number of housing options is increasing too. That makes it harder to choose the right community—either for yo… View article »
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Independent or Assisted Living? What’s the Difference?

Choosing a community to provide care and services to you or your loved ones—along with opportunities for new friendships and activities— can be confusing. The first step is to figure out what your opt… View article »
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The Cassia Life: Soup’s On!

The Cassia Life By Jesse Watkins, Cassia’s own resident blogger Don’t care to cook? Like great soup? Got wheels? You can have your favorite soup and eat it too! This week’s blog is about where to fi… View article »
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