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Senior Housing Guide shares helpful info

TRAIL has teamed with AARP Iowa to produce a digital Senior Housing Guide covering many of the facilities and communities in Johnson County.

“We recognize that aging in place doesn’t just mean living in a traditional family home,” says Susan Shullaw, chair of TRAIL’s Board of Directors. “Increasingly, older adults are considering senior-living facilities for this stage of their lives. TRAIL and AARP Iowa saw an opportunity to help inform families about various senior-living choices in Johnson County, and we hope the community will find this guide helpful. We thank AARP for their generous support in making the guide possible.”

The Johnson County Senior Housing Guide can be downloaded to print or read online from the More Resources section under the About Us tab on the TRAIL website.

The guide includes brief profiles and photos of 16 Johnson County facilities, arranged in the categories such as independent living, assisted living, memory care and continuing care. Each profile includes information about amenities and pricing, and the guide also has tips about how to evaluate various housing options.

“Even when living in a maintenance-free condo or an age 55-plus community,” Shullaw explains, “our members value TRAIL’s services, including access to volunteers for transportations or daily check-in calls. Social isolation has become an increasingly serious health concern for older adults, and TRAIL is working hard to keep our members cared for and connected, wherever they call home.”

The guide is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all senior-housing facilities in the county, and includes only those facilities that responded to an invitation to be featured. A more complete list of senior-housing facilities can be found in the Service Directory pages of the Johnson County Livable Community website at livablecommunity.org.