The Lakeside Village soars above and beyond the ordinary to cultivate beauty, joy, and meaning in our residents’ lives every day.
Community That Cares
Community Life at The Lakeside Village | Panora, 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 The Lakeside Village 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 The Lakeside Village 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
Ken spent 42 years as a professor at Drake University and was the official bell ringer for the Drake Relays, an outdoor track and field event held at Drake Stadium, for more than five decades. Ken and his wife Betty are avid fans of the athletes and the event and were excited at the opportunity to attend. While there, Ken met with many of the officials he worked with in the past and they helped make his dream come true – ringing the bell one last time.
Merlin, or Senator Hulse, was honored with the North Cedar High School Alumni Service Award for his countless hours and commitment to supporting non-profit organizations. Merlin even wore his 1941 high school sweater to the ceremony. Plus, thinking of his friends back at Prairie Hills, he made sure to bring home enough cake to share. It was a terrific day and Merlin shared his pride in being recognized at coffee hour.
For a decade, Jerry was a dedicated snowplow driver for Linn County who loved removing snow along the beautiful and picturesque Cedar River on Ellis Boulevard. We partnered with the City of Cedar Rapids to highlight Jerry’s commitment to plowing and took part in their Paint a Plow program. For Jerry’s Plow, we created an image of a train to honor 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 and the City invited Jerry to take a ride on his plow any day.
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 The Lakeside Village you’ll find endless activities to enjoy your days to the fullest.
- Live Stream Church Services
Every Sunday between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm
- Catholic Communion
Every Thursday morning at 8:45 am
- Christian Communion
Every first Monday of the month at 9:00 am
- Christian Devotions
Every Wednesday morning at 10:00 am
Every Monday and Thursday at 2:30 pm
- Ice Cream Social
Every Wednesday at 2:30 pm
- Social Hour
Every Friday at 2:30 pm
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