More than 250 people came together in Clive, IA, for Meadowview of Clive’s grand opening on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023.
“It was a great event,” said Christine Cross, Area Director of Sales and Marketing for Cassia. “The feedback was very positive. There was a lot of genuine interest in our community.”
Meadowview of Clive offers independent living, assisted living and memory care in the Des Moines area. It is the latest addition to Meadowview Senior Living’s portfolio in Iowa, joining communities in Johnston, Cedar Rapids and Davenport.
“We’re really excited to bring this new building to seniors here in Clive,” said Meadowview Senior Living President Mike Osterhoff. “We have such a passion and a heart for seniors. This is a generation that has taken care of my generation, my kids and my kids’ kids’ generations, and so we want to bring something back to them. We wanted to bring the best community we could and bring a level of service that is beyond anyone else.”
As a nonprofit faith-based organization, Cassia is working to bring that mission to life while managing the 106-unit community on six acres.
“We’re responsible for delivering on a day-to-day basis the care that our residents have come to expect from us,” Cassia CEO Bob Dahl said. “… At Cassia, we view the work we do as a calling.”
Dahl expounded on what that means.
“We work very hard to attract and retain a workforce that is committed to compassionate and quality care,” he said. “We work hard to empower those caregivers every day to impact the lives of the people we serve here who will come to live here. We’re proud to be part of that and part of that opportunity.”
Innovation and collaboration are two service standards the organization is looking to put both into practice. That will be possible through a partnership with Shuler Elementary situated across the street from its location at 3300 Berkshire Pkwy.
Osterhoff said he remembers seeing seniors’ faces light up as he visited their senior living community as a child. He is looking to facilitate such connections for years to come.
“We look forward to many years of continued partnership with them,” he said of the school.
Ryan McKenna, of McKenna Capital, said he was very happy, thankful and lucky to be a part of making Meadowview of Clive a reality.
Clive Chamber of Commerce President Emily Bialis presented a plaque to Meadowview of Clive Executive Director Phil Mefford and introduced Clive City Manager Matt McQuillen.
As it had been raining all day, McQuillen joked that “It’s always a sunny day in Clive.”
“This project has been in the works for a number of years and I was fortunate to see it being built over the last 18 months to 2 years …” McQuillen said. “I think this is a great addition to this wonderful neighborhood we’ve been developing over a series of decades here and we really appreciate the investment in Clive.”
Fittingly, the sun came out just in time for the ribbon cutting, signifying bright days ahead for current and future residents of this state-of-the-art community.