Things to do in Urbandale IA this Summer

The Top 5 Things to do in Urbandale this Summer Located in the northwest part of the Des Moines Metro Area, Urbandale, Iowa is a great place to live – and to retire! With a lower cost of living and …

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Intergenerational Partnership Cooks Up Kid Favorites

Members of the culinary team at Deerfield Retirement Community in Urbandale, Iowa, recently spent seven weeks cooking up some delicious treats with the help of an enthusiastic group of elementary students. The endeavor was part of a spring semester partnership between …

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3 Ways to Improve Senior Mental Health

As you age, you often face certain lifestyle changes that can result in stress or anxiety. Perhaps you’re missing a loved one, or friends have moved away and you’ve become socially isolated. While it’s normal to feel sad every once …

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Culinary Feature

For the Artist Dinner at Deerfield, Executive Chef Aaron Vetter prepared a four-course meal that featured Peppered Ahi Tuna Nicoise.

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The Benefits of Social Activities for Seniors

A variety of studies reveal that older adults who continue to build relationships and make connections with others experience an array of health benefits into their later years. Seniors who make social activities a top priority enjoy everything from improved …

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Retiring? The Top 5 Reasons to Consider Iowa

When most people think about their retirement, they probably picture heading somewhere with warm weather, miles of sandy beaches and endless, sunny skies. However, several recent studies have revealed there are more benefits than one might think to trading in …

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Culinary Feature

Prior to Casino Night at Deerfield, Executive Chef Aaron Vetter hosts a culinary demonstration featuring crab cakes with smoked tomato relish.

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Is a Continuing Care Retirement Community Right for Me?

According to a recent survey conducted by the AARP, most older adults have the desire to “age in place.” When most people hear that phrase, what usually comes to mind is the idea of remaining in a long-time home, receiving …

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Lifespace Holiday Celebration

PHOTO GALLERY: Valentine’s Day – a Lifespace Holiday to celebrate the bonds, compassion and expressions of love experienced at Deerfield.

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