Manning soars above and beyond the ordinary to cultivate beauty, joy, and meaning in our residents’ lives every day.
Community That Cares
Community Life at Manning Senior Living | Manning, Iowa
Living With Friends
We’ve crafted a lifestyle for seniors that engages mind, body, and spirit. We’ve built a community that brings everyone together. We embrace and honor each individual by learning their stories and bringing their dreams to life.
Share a laugh and a conversation over a delicious meal. Create memories with friends on a town trip to see the show, or during a class with your neighbors. Community life at Manning is filled with special moments to be enjoyed together.
At Your Service
A cheerful greeting by name. A bright smile and a comforting pat on the back. Your coffee and newspaper, just the way you like it, at just the right time.
We call it rolling out the Red Carpet—it’s our attention to detail and personalized service that makes each resident and guest at Manning feel valued and cared for. We aim to treat everyone who comes through our doors as though they are the most important person in the world.
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Dreams Come True
There’s no time like the present to try a new adventure, revisit memories, or bond with friends and family. Your dream may be big, or small. It may be riding a horse for the first time, attending a sporting event with grandkids, or revisiting a childhood home.
Your dreams are important to us because they are important to you. They are what make you unique.
Our signature Dare To Dream program recognizes the special hopes and aspirations of our residents–and then makes them a reality! We aim to make at least one resident’s dream come true each month in our community.
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Take Flight Each Day
Staying involved in meaningful activities every day keeps people happy and healthy. The Finest Living Years or FLY program is our personalized approach that encourages and inspires each resident to thrive.
We focus on our residents’ histories, accomplishments, lifestyles, hobbies, interests, and dreams–and use what we learn to craft a customized plan to keep each community member:
- Active in body and mind
- Engaged in the community
- As capable as possible
Stories From Our Community
Mary has had a passion for ponies all her life and she enjoys sharing stories about her childhood in Dodgeville, a small rural community west of Madison, WI. Mary had a birth defect involving her lower extremities, so she has always needed assistance devices to help her walk. She used to ride her pony, Polly, to school and back, as well as for fun whenever she could.
Mary’s daughter mentioned that Mary always admires and comments on the horses in the fields when they are out in the country, so for Mary’s Dare To Dream a very handsome horse named Boaz came to Milestone to visit her. Mary was elated!
Mary’s daughter was aware of the plan for the horse’s visit and was thrilled her Mom would be able to see and pet a horse again. Mary had a delightful time, along with the other Milestone residents and families who got to meet Boaz.
For a decade, Jerry was a dedicated snowplow driver for Linn County. He especially loved removing snow on Ellis Boulevard, along the beautiful and picturesque Cedar River. For Jerry’s Dare To Dream, we partnered with the City of Cedar Rapids to highlight Jerry’s commitment to plowing by taking part in their Paint a Plow program.
For Jerry’s Plow, we created an image of a train in honor of Jerry’s railroad career together with snowflakes and a picture of the Cedar River to remind him of his favorite spot to clear. Jerry was delighted with his beautifully painted plow and the City invited Jerry to ride along on his plow any day.
Ken spent 42 years as a University Professor and during that time he served as the official bell ringer for the university’s annual outdoor track and field event. Ken and his wife Betty are still avid fans of track and field, and were excited when Jaybird’s Dare To Dream program offered them the opportunity to attend last year’s meet. While there, Ken reunited with many of the officials he worked with at past events, and they helped make his dream come true – ringing the track meet bell one more time.
Active Living For Everyone
Are you an artist or craftsperson? A lifelong learner? A music lover? An exercise enthusiast? Or is a conversation over a game of Yahtzee your idea of an afternoon well spent? At Manning you’ll find endless activities to enjoy your days to the fullest.
- General Store
Every weekday 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
- Catholic Church live stream
Every Sunday at 9:30 AM
- Circle Chat
Every day at 12:15 PM
- Puzzle Group
Every evening at 7:00 PM
- Beauty Shop Day
Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Visit us and experience the difference for yourself. Share a meal, and join in a community event. We’d be honored to roll out the Red Carpet for you!Schedule A Tour