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But somehow the playing field always seems to shift again, doesn’t it?

The only constant that seems to stay is change.

Take Marshalltown for example. Remember Skate Town? The Mall? Stones Restaurant? All those buildings taken out by the tornado and derecho?

We dealt with those changes. They weren’t easy, but we’re Marshalltown Strong, so we got through it. And you know, every change we weathered; they all made us stronger.

Growing older is another change we all face. Grocery bags get heavier to carry, the stairs get harder and our memory takes some vacations.

Should we be surprised? Heck no. Should we be fearful? Of course not. Because we will weather these changes like all the rest and come out stronger for it.

I know, it’s easier said than done, right? But you know what? Aging just happens to be my specialty. A big part of my work every day is bringing understanding and confidence to the elderly in our community and helping them and their adult children navigate this next change in life.

Everyone who is aging or has aging parents needs an experienced advisor. Trying to figure this out on your own can lead to many missteps that could otherwise be avoided. This is one of life’s most crucial times and you need an experienced teammate.

Call me some time. My cell phone is – 4851672 – I’m here to help. We can chat on the phone, or you can have a coffee here at The Willows and I can answer any questions you might have and hey, you can meet some of our wonderful residents while you’re at it.

Because you know what? This change doesn’t have to be scary, in fact, it just might be the next great adventure, and I can be your guide.


Jennifer Stanley
Executive Director
The Willows of Marshalltown