Edencrest soars above and beyond the ordinary to cultivate beauty, joy, and meaning in our residents’ lives every day.
Community That Cares
Community Life at Edencrest at The Legacy | Norwalk, 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 Edencrest 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 Edencrest 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
When Joyce found out that the Gaither Vocal Band would be coming to the Civic Center to perform, she was thrilled! Joyce, along with her husband and her son, used to listen to them sing gospel music every night on the television.
Joyce shared with us that her husband always promised her one day he’d get her to meet Bill Gaither, the man who started it all. Both Joyce’s husband and son developed cancer, and during that time, she wrote in to Bill to have him pray for her family. The Gaithers even sent a letter back to Joyce during this time. All these years later, The Gaither Vocal Band came back through Des Moines to perform!
Jo is known for her legacy at Central College. Not only is she one of five generations of women to attend school there—but she was also a member of the cheerleading team and Homecoming Queen in 1952!
Nothing makes Jo happier than talking about Central, so Edencrest at the Legacy worked with the school to help get her involved in this year’s festivities. After a nice meal at a VIP table, cheering with the current squad, and some special introductions, Jo got to crown Central’s 2018 Homecoming King and Queen!
Charming always wanted to take a ride on a helicopter. She had a brother in the Navy who flew them and Charming and her late husband had plans that fell through at one point. Charming mentioned her dream to Jessica one day at Glenwood Place Assisted Living and the wheels got in motion to make it happen.
Charming said “I never thought I would be able to take one, I had given up on it” when discussing the ride. After the ride she said “I was surprised at how much water was on the ground” and “That is a day I will always remember”.
Glenwood Place has a Dare to Dream program which helps make dreams come true for its residents.
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 Edencrest you’ll find endless activities to enjoy your days to the fullest.