“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
When searching for a home for our aging parents, we found Pennsylvania Place to be the perfect match. One of the initial features that drew us to Pennsylvania Place was the fact that they offer a full range of care all on one campus: from independent living, to assisted living, memory care and respite care. Their facilities are beautiful, up to date, and built with seniors in mind. But the biggest thing that attracted us to Penn Place was the people and the peace of mind. There is always someone around to check on Mom and Dad every single day. The staff genuinely cares about their residents and goes above and beyond to make sure they are happy and well looked-after. And if there is an emergency, there is a trusting, caring staff member only seconds away to help Mom and Dad make good decisions in a moment of crisis. My brother and I both live out of town. But having Mom and Dad at Penn Place means that we can rest easier knowing that the Penn-Place family is right there, ready with a helping hand, a listening ear and a loving heart.
Daughter of Dan and Deanna R. (townhome residents)