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2423 Walden Rd
Iowa City, IA 52246
319-519-4637 319-519-4637

Walden Place retirement community is perched on a hillside just beyond scenic Willow Creek Park. Walking paths and flower gardens surround the senior living campus, offering an open invitation to enjoy the sunshine. Relax with neighbors in the gazebo, or walk your dog along the welcoming grounds.

This Iowa City independent living community is near University of Iowa Health Care and Coral Ridge Mall. You’re within a few miles of entertainment and sites. See a performance at The Englert Theatre. Tour the Old Capitol Museum. Make tee time at Finkbine Golf Course. Visit the Antique Car Museum. You’re just a mile and a half from the University of Iowa and its vibrant energy and attractions. Whether you're in the mood for recreation or relaxation, you'll find it at Walden Place.

Connection isn’t our goal. It’s our promise.

That’s why life at Holiday Retirement isn’t prescriptive, it’s personal. This is an era of opportunity to find passions that spark curiosity and people that inspire us to learn who one is. Life at Holiday Retirement isn’t about a building or amenities, it’s about the ways those simple pleasures and the people we share them with transform us every day. A meal becomes a memory. A trip to the store becomes an adventure. And a walk around the grounds becomes a tradition between friends. We are Holiday Retirement and we believe life is best lived among friends on your terms.

What are your interests?

Beauty Care Needs Met On-Site

The convenience of Walden Place's on-site beauty salon and barber means all you have to do is walk in to get your hair and nails done. Of course, appointments are available. We even offer massage therapy for residents offered at a greatly reduced fee.

Fitness Right at Home

Walden Place residents enjoy a variety of health and fitness activities, from weekly group exercise classes to anytime access to on-site fitness equipment.

The community offers twice-weekly balance classes, as well as a weekly chair Zoomba class. Physical therapy and occupational therapy is offered on-site through an agency. Our Resident Experience Coordinator has a degree in physical health from the University of Iowa.

Let Us Serve You

Enjoy restaurant-style dining served with courtesy and caring by our staff who know you. Chef-prepared meals are served every day in Walden Place's dining room. Sit with friends or invite your family for special occasions in our private dining room. Each meal is designed to meet the unique nutritional needs of community members.

Our chef is always open to suggestions and is happy to make dishes based on resident requests. Our residents love chili loaded potatoes, and shrimp tortellini. Our chef won the Touch of Excellence award in 2014, and each week's menu has direct resident input.

Make Memories Exploring the Surrounding Community

There's so much to explore in Iowa City, and Walden Place makes sure residents experience as much as possible. Regular outings to favorite restaurants, local events and more introduce residents to all their neighborhood has to offer and connect them to the surrounding community.

Our residents take several trips each year, including a pontoon boat ride on a nearby lake, a trip to the Riverside Casino, participating in the local Fourth of July parade, and a trip to a local apple orchard. The community explores local restaurants monthly, and residents decide on the destination as a group.

Life is Never Boring

Walden Place's comprehensive calendar is packed with both recurring activities and special events. The variety of available activities is meant to enrich the whole person by stimulating physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, creative, social or vocational wellness.

Residents tend to a raised garden on the back patio, and use herbs and vegetables in their personal cooking. Sundaes on Sunday is a favorite, as well as bean bag baseball.

Pets Make Life Better

Furry friends are welcomed as residents at Walden Place. We understand the importance of the companionship and bond that seniors share with their pets. We're delighted to have cats, dogs, birds and even bunnies as part of our community.

Residents have adopted "Samuel the Doodle" as a community mascot and dote on him daily.

Stay Connected with Technology and Wifi

Walden Place residents enjoy WiFi in the common areas, as well as two desktop computers for resident use, a Wii game device, a projector, Blu-ray player, Bluetooth speakers for activities and a Roku device. All technology is available to residents at any time.

The community also enjoys a weekly "Tech Tuesday" class where technology questions are answered. Residents also receive support from college volunteers who visit two times a month from the University of Iowa. They assist with any and all types of technology issues and concerns.

Travel and Adventure is Always Available

The exclusive Travel & Stay program offers residents exciting opportunities to travel around the country, with free stays of up to seven days at any of Holiday Retirement's more than 260 communities. Three chef-prepared meals are included with each trip. Visit all 43 states or just choose a favorite new location or two.

Lend a Helping Hand

At Walden Place, many residents find a sense of fulfillment in donating their time and skills to a cause close to their hearts. The community adopts several families during the holiday season and purchase toys and food to make their Christmas extra special. The community also hosts food and school supply drives. Walden Place residents enjoy visits from several church and musical groups. If a resident is interested in volunteering, at Walden Place we will find a way to "make it happen."

Join us for a Complimentary Meal

At Holiday Retirement, we love our food and know you will too. We invite you and a guest to join us for a flavorful meal and the opportunity to see first-hand if independent retirement living is right for you.

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Need Help Moving ?

Holiday offers a complete solution to help you with downsizing and
moving into our senior living community. Our partner, Moves for Seniors,
specializes in managing all your move-related details and can be your
one-stop resource for stress-free transitions.

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