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Meadowood Retirement Community Review

Voted #1 in the top 14 places to Consider Retiring by AOL Money freelance writer Carol Vinzant


A Meadowood garden home seen from the street.

A Meadowood garden home seen from the street.

The Meadowood Retirement Community really is something different - they pride themselves as being among the best places to retire in the United States, and are a worthy contender for being a Top Retirement Home in the US.

You know the Meadowood Retirement Community is different when you first read their mission statement which is To enhance the quality of life by promoting emotional, mental, physical and spiritual growth, To provide uncompromising personalized service, To respect human dignity, To enrich our lives and the lives of all who cross our paths, by caring, by affirming their unique worth, by giving what we have to give and accepting what they have to give us.

Residents at the Meadowood Retirement Community say it best - one long time resident states that the personnel are really what sets the Meadowood Retirement Community apart “they’re warm, friendly, helpful - amazing people”

The living options at Meadowood Retirement Community include 95 lovely garden homes, eighty eight mid-rise apartments, a wonderful community building, and a 66-bed health pavilion. Meadowood has broadened the offerings by authorizing structural changes to the units. From the simplest enclosure of a porch to the design and construction of new freestanding homes, Meadowood accommodates not only the needs of itsindividual residents, but their imaginations as well.

Monthly rentals at Meadowood Retirement Community are affordable and include fine dining, elegant parties, housekeeping, lawn/grounds services and door-to-door transportation for shopping, doctor visits and sponsored special events. Meadowood residents enjoy the natural beauty of Bloomington, the cultural and academic advantages of Indiana University, and a multitude of amenities year-round. The retirement home offers in-house continuing education classes, exercise classes, a woodworking shop, various clubs and organizations and over 100 musical events annually. Transportation is provided to local community activities such as Indiana University home football and basketball games, opera and theatre performances, and special events in Indianapolis and Brown County.

Meadowood Retirement Community continues to develop as a leader in providing community-based retirement living as we grow and offer more options to their fortunate residents. As an industry leader, Meadowood enjoys the privilege of attracting distinguished retirees from around the country including physicians, artists, lawyers, former university presidents, directors, diplomats, athletes, administrators, alumni, faculty, trustees, and staff.

Facilities offered at the Meadowood Retirement Community Facility:

Residents at this top retirement home can enjoy the modern and well kept facilities such as the formal fireplace lounge, card room, the fabulous sunny garden room, the arts and crafts room. There is a multi purpose room that has a very large screen TV, VCR and a DVD player, perfect for movie nights with your friends and neighbors. The Meadowood Retirement Community offers residents a green house, Monroe Bank Branch and ATM. Also on site are a woodworking shop, exercise and weight room with top notch equipment and even a trainer. There is a very well stocked library, and billiard room with fireplace and tv. The Meadowood Retirement Community also offers the Meadowood Spa which offers full service manicure, massage, pedicures, and full hair care services. Also on the property is a Senior computing facility with printer and internet access.

A complete view of Health and Wellness:

Meadowood takes a complete view of health and wellness, they offer Outpatient therapies available through the Meadowood Health Pavilion inlcuding, Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy; Supportive Care Services, Complimentary Blood Pressure checks,Monthly hearing aid cleaning/testing, Lecture series on “Healthy Living”, “Transitions” – Meadowood’s group for women, “Insight” – Meadowood’s low vision support group , “Now Hear This” – Meadowood’s hearing impaired support group. They also offer Free transportation to medical/doctor appointments on Tuesday/Thursdays.

Meadowood Retirement Community registered dietitian counsels and emphasizes nutritionally balanced menus based on the dietary guidelines of the USDA. Analysis of residents’ food plans for weight management, nutritional soundness and specific health needs is available at no cost. Meadowood provides every resident with membership in the Bloomington Hospital’s Plus + Card Program, an organization that offers assistance in completing insurance forms, health promotion seminars, and convenient early detection/screening and diagnostic services/wellness checks to Meadowood residents at discounted fees or at no cost.

Exercise is a way of life at Meadowood Retirement Community

Exercise of appropriate intensity done regularly is recognized as necessary for personal health. Meadowood is dedicated to providing exercise programs, which are appropriate to the needs of residents. Some exercise opportunities are offered free of charge on-site, while others are accessed through Bloomington Parks and Recreation and YMCA programming. Some of the programs that are offered include the very popular Exercise classes – 3 times a week with an Exercise Trainer - Hiking Club (2x month) - Tai Chi – 2 times a week - Meditation class weekly - Strength Training in our Exercise/Weight Room, a Cardiosplash at the YMCA and even Weekly Mall Walks


Active Residents are Healthy and Happy Residents at Meadowood


Meadowood Retirement Community encourage residents to be as active as possible. Retirement of course is to retire from work, not life. Meadowood’s activities director not only coordinates our acitvities that occur within their excellent facility, but also on the Indiana University campus, in downtown Bloomington, and around the state, such as day trips. The residents at Meadowood Retirement Community have even been known to spend a week in Greece.

The primary goal of the staff is to create an environment where people will continue to be involved in life. Fostering a sense of community and support among the resident and staff is an equally important goal. With an independent population of over 230, there is, of course, a wide array of preferences in the area of leisure. Whatever your style – formal or casual, indoors or outdoors, educational or just plain entertaining – it’s all included in Meadowood’s Activities!


The Meadowood retirement home can be contacted at 2455 Tamarack Trail • Bloomington, Indiana 47408 812-336-7060 • Toll-free: 877-330-4370



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