Walden Place


2423 Walden Rd , Iowa City, IA 52246

(855) 840-7257

Reviews of Walden Place

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I Am A Friend Or Relative Of A Current/Past Resident

My first impressions of Walden Place were good. My brother seems to be thriving there and making friends. When I stop in unannounced, I see the staff interacting with the people living there and being very good and very personable. I really like them. They keep the grounds up. The grocery store is within two blocks, and it's a block down from the large park. He's not so far away from his doctor. His studio apartment is very nice and has a little balcony where you can have a couple of chairs. People come in once a week to make sure things are clean, and they have on-site laundry facilities. The staff is good, but they no longer have anybody on-site at 7:00. They had alert necklaces but that was something they used to offer and don't anymore. My concern is they're pulling back services.

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Provider Response

Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and providing us with some great feedback. We are glad to hear your brother is doing well at Walden Place. We did change our community model from live in managers. Unfortunately, having live in managers was not a sustainable way to manage our communities and there was high turnover because managers lived at work. We now have a member of management available from 7:30 am until 7:30 pm. All of our residents are provided a GreatCall device that allows them to reach emergency services 24/7 anywhere they have cell phone service. We have found this to be a better fit for residents and managers. If you have any further questions or concerns, please reach out. We are always happy to speak with you!

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I Visited This Facility

Walden Place is not a new community and they don't have the newest gadgets. The rooms are arranged comfortably, and they repaired a room for me to see. It's definitely one of the cleaner communities I got to see, and as far as I can see, the grounds are fine. It's also in a good location.

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I Visited This Facility

Walden Place is so much bigger than our current community, and it looks nice. The rooms that were offered lacked individuality and looked like a white box instead of individual rooms. There's very limited kitchen space, and the value is very different. I had a meal there and it was good, but it's in a much more formal setting. The staff members seemed very nice, and they had a lot more activities.

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I Visited This Facility

The apartment we saw at Walden Place had a nice balcony and it's lighter in color than the one we visited, which was dreary and dark. It's good. The dining area was pleasant and well lit. The only staff members we met were the people who showed us the rooms, and they were nice. They have an exercise area. The place was more colorful than other facilities. The facility has been around for a while, but it's well-maintained.

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I Visited This Facility

We went to Walden Place. It was handy and it was close to my home. The staff was friendly, and it seemed they offer quite a bit of activities for a person to do. The cost wasn't too bad. They have Bingo, trips to the mall, bus tours, they take the residents to the doctor, and they do a lot of jigsaw puzzles. They have movie nights, a hair salon on site, and an exercise facility.

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I Visited This Facility

I have a nice apartment at Walden Place and they serve all meals. They change the sheets on the bed, but you have to do your own personal laundry. They have a barber shop and they have had a concert outside and a cookout. They also go shopping. They provide transportation for people who need it or want it.

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I Am A Friend Or Relative Of A Current/Past Resident

My brother lived for a month in Walden Place. It was a very clean and friendly community that had a really nice dining facility. It was within his budget, and we could easily add services if needed. It’s convenient for us and his friends to visit.

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Costs for Walden Place

Independent Living Starting Cost per Month:

$ 1,699

Medicaid/Medicare Not Accepted

Amenities at Walden Place

Property Info

Emergency Services: Less than 2 Miles

Shopping: Less than 2 Miles

Recreation: Less than 1 Mile

Minimum Age: 55

Private Units

Studio Apartments

1-Bedroom Units

2-Bedroom Units

Air Conditioning/Climate Control

Emergency Call System

24-Hour Staffing

Parking Provided

Fitness Room/Gym

Beauty/Barber Shop

TV and Media Room with Nintendo Wii®

Billiards Lounge and Game Room


Full-Time Activity Director

Local Outings and Trips

Educational Lectures

Fitness Classes

Creative and Social Programs


Outside Patio/Gardens

Cable/Satellite TV

Pet Policy: Pets allowed

Private Dining Room

Restaurant-style Dining


Transportation to Appointments

Other Transportation Provided


Seniors Serving Seniors/Seniors-

Serving Society Program

Live-in Managers

Travel Program

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Description of Walden Place

Walden Place is located in Iowa City, IA, providing a vibrant backdrop for your new life as a valued member of our caring community.

From pleasant housekeepers, to attentive servers at mealtime and helpful maintenance technicians who are there when you need them, this community is the new extension of your family. We take pleasure in getting to know each of our residents and look out for their comfort and happiness. Our chefs prepare three delicious meals each day, served in our beautiful dining room. We provide housekeeping, linen services, fun and stimulating activities, off-site excursions, transportation to your personal appointments and a variety of classes and programs. Our warm, comfortable community and our friendly staff and residents will welcome you. We look forward to making your life easier any way we can.

So come to Walden Place for a visit...and stay!

*We understand that each individual is unique and that needs may change over time. Holiday Retirement does not provide any health care services. However, residents are welcome to receive services from any outside home health care provider of their choice to help them continue enjoying life at our community.