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A new concept in 55+ living comes to fruition with the opening of Prairie Wind, the sixth independent living community designed by Western Home Communities in Cedar Falls.

Located at 5313 Caraway Lane, just west of Prairie Parkway, Prairie Wind incorporates hassle-free living with enhanced opportunities for all aspects of well-being: physical, social, intellectual, physical and emotional.

The design by AHTS Architects in Waterloo incorporates brick and stone masonry in the façade. The three-story U-shaped building includes 25 residences per floors and offers residents a choice of views to the east or west, or to the expansive courtyard in between two wings.

The private dining room for residents is located near the front entrance on first floor. The second and third floors include library/lounge spaces for use by residents and available for them to host private events.

Residences range from 1,080 to 1,450 square feet. Each offers a private patio or balcony plus two or three bedrooms, 1 ½ or two bathrooms, spacious kitchen with island, appliances (full-size refrigerator, stove, microwave and dishwasher), walk-in closet, a secure underground heated parking garage, bi-weekly housekeeping, transportation to appointments and events, all maintenance, lawn care and snow removal.

Continental breakfast is provided daily and dining at Prairie Wind is managed by Barmuda, well-known for its restaurant venues in the Cedar Valley. A chef-designed menu will offer residents a palate-pleasing variety of options.

The attached Jorgensen Plaza for Well-Being opens in early 2018. Prairie Wind residents will enjoy easy access to amenities that enhance well-being: Diamond Event Center for weekly worship, concerts, classes, weddings and special events; walking/jogging track; exercise equipment; exercise classes, including yoga and tai chi; swimming pool with lap lanes and resistance current; aquatics classes; outpatient therapy; salon spa with massage therapy; fast casual restaurant with healthy options; pub and fine dining

“We can’t wait to see how Jorgensen Plaza impacts the health and well-being of the people we serve,” Amanda Lynch enthuses. “This demonstrates the commitment of Western Home Communities to enhance well-being and help all of us live our best possible lives.”


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