What Our Residents Are Saying

Herman and Marie Knappe

"This is the place where our life together began!"

"I was dining with three friends, and the hostess seated Herman at our table," says Marie. "The conversation flowed freely, and we had the most wonderful time right from the start."

After losing their spouses, Herman and Marie found each other.

"I enjoy meeting new people," says Herman, "especially having interesting conversations at dinner." That dinner conversation blossomed into a romance.

Today, Herman and Marie relish their lifestyle at Cottage Grove as they have for the last 10 years.

"We love the symphony, going to plays and especially dancing together," says Marie. "We love to go about our busy lives, then come home and freshen up for a lovely dinner that someone else has prepared! For us it all started over dinner one night at Cottage Grove Place."


Dorothy Wrangen

"My kids told me to ‘go for it!'"

"I've always led an active life and I didn't want that to change," says Dorothy.

"But I also wanted to be close to my family and, that's why I moved to Cottage Grove Place. There's always something to do here and someone to do it with. I volunteer, I help with gardening, and I especially enjoy playing cards with the lively group of friends I've made. I've been very happy and comfortable and I feel very safe. My kids were right and I'm glad I went for it!"


Mary Jeanette Andre

"Whatever I need, it's all right here."

"Cottage Grove Place is in a wonderful neighborhood location here in Cedar Rapids," says Mary Jeanette.

"Parks, shopping, restaurants and services are all nearby. But you don't even need to leave campus, if you don't want to. Cottage Grove Place offers classes and events all the time. This is a real community and I've found that most everything I need is right here."