“The people are great, staff and residents. The residents are like family and help each other and we have fun socializing. Happy hour, bingo, and arts and crafts are some of my favorite activities.”-S. Cancellieri, Penn Place Independent Senior Living, Ottumwa
“We get good care here and the caregivers are sincere. We have lots of fun activities to choose from. I lived in Bloomfield before moving here and I really enjoy having other residents around so I am not lonely.” B. Pearson, Sylvan Woods Assisted Living, Ottumwa
"I like it here because I like to bake and love the flowers in the garden." - D. Blumhagen
"I like Bingo and my friends." - L. Boyd
"I like to sit and chat with friends." - M. Stansberry
"I was born on a farm and have always liked to cook and I get to cook here."
It’s a great place to call home. I like the staff, from the servers to the care staff. Activity director Chris keeps us busy by coming up with new ideas all the time.
-Pat, Sylvan Woods Assisted Living, Ottumwa
The activities and the bus/van rides to visit places are my favorite things about living here. I love meeting new people and have made great friends here. Some I would compare to being my family.
-Julie, Sylvan Woods Assisted Living, Ottumwa
The staff goes above and beyond to help mom maintain her independence and provide a safe, comfortable and caring environment. We have such peace of mind knowing the staff truly cares for mom and provides for her needs when we can’t be there. Mom always tells her friends “If you can’t be at home, Sylvan Woods is a great place to live”.
-Daughter of Joan S., Sylvan Woods Assisted Living, Ottumwa