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Melrose Meadows Retirement Community

Melrose Meadows Retirement Community

350 Dublin Drive
Iowa City

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About Melrose Meadows Retirement Community

Find freedom in your retirement! A great apartment that feels like home. Delicious dining options. Laughter with friends. Freedom from upkeep, maintenance, and boredom. A simple lease, no mysterious fees, and a stellar reputation for over a decade. Find freedom in your retirement at Melrose Meadows.

We offer bright, private senior apartments for independent and assisted living in a quiet neighborhood setting minutes from University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, world-class entertainment, and a vibrant downtown. Maintenance-free retirement living in the heart of Iowa City.

Looking for freedom from upkeep and home maintenance? Tired of cooking, or maybe seeking some new social opportunities? Independent living at Melrose is the perfect fit for the active senior who doesn’t need assistance with activities of daily living, and who is safe on their own. It’s relief from boredom, upkeep and the responsibilities of home ownership. It’s the freedom to spend time doing what you like to do, and maybe even discovering something new. It feels like home, not a hotel. It’s senior living at Melrose Meadows.

Melrose offers all-inclusive assisted living providing help when you need it, and independence when you don’t. Rest easy knowing that help is just around the corner, and it doesn’t cost any extra. Assisted living is about helping you maintain as much independence as possible, while helping with activities of daily living like dressing, bathing, and medication management. It’s as much or as little assistance as you’d like—you’re the boss.

All of our bright, well-appointed assisted living apartments have big windows for lots of light, a convenient kitchenette for drinks and snacks, and a bathroom with a zero-entry walk-in shower. Plus, call buttons in all bedrooms and bathrooms for help 24/7. Assisted living rent includes housekeeping and laundry, along with any additional assistance you might like. We’re the only all-inclusive assisted living community in Iowa City. No à la carte charges or levels of care. All-inclusive assisted living means you don’t have to worry about asking for help—it’s all included in your rent, and you’ll never be charged extra for it.


Utilities, cable, and Internet included. You take care of your phone; we’ll take care of the rest. Wi-Fi is provided in our community common areas. For Wi-Fi connection in your own apartment, simply provide your own router so you can set up your personal, secured wireless network.

Dining Options

Our culinary coordinator has been with Melrose since we opened in 2002, and learned his trade at the beloved Lark Supper Club, where he perfected his famous beef tenderloin. Delicious!

For our independent living residents, breakfast and your evening meal are included each day, plus an optional fresh salad bar over the lunch hour Monday-Friday. We strive to offer choices to suit your lifestyle and preferences. Every independent living apartment has a fully equipped kitchen, so you can cook and bake when you want to. Ask us about our flexible dining options!

For our assisted living residents, three meals daily served in our bright dining room. No assigned seats, no need to order ahead. Just have a seat and choose from a couple of different options on our rotating seasonal menu. Or, enjoy homemade soup and fresh salad at our weekday salad bar! Assisted living apartments are also equipped with a kitchenette, which includes a microwave and full-size refrigerator with top freezer, so you can still have your favorite snacks on hand! Ice cream, anyone?

Please note that while we are unable to accommodate restricted or special diets, we make every effort to offer choices that accommodate needs and preferences.

Cleaning Services

Our independent living residents receive twice monthly housekeeping services, including vacuuming, mopping, dusting ,and cleaning bathrooms and kitchens. Plus, every independent living apartment has its own washer and dryer, so you can take care of laundry when and how you like.

Our assisted living residents receive weekly housekeeping services, including vacuuming, mopping, kitchens, and bathrooms. Personal and linen laundry services are also provided weekly. Laundry is washed in individual loads to cut back on any mix-ups, and we can use your detergent!


We believe that wellness is about more than just physical health. Our full-time wellness coordinator is award-winning, and has been with Melrose for over a decade. Our activities calendar changes based on our current residents and their interests, so there are endless opportunities for all independent living and assisted living residents to stay active, involved, and engaged! Some of our activities include water aerobics in a heated, zero entry pool, arts and crafts, spirituality services, cards and games, fitness classes, various entertainment events, outings, and Lifelong learning.

From senior fitness classes to cards and games, spiritual activities to arts and crafts, there are endless opportunities to stay active and have fun with friends and neighbors. All activities and common areas are for both independent and assisted living residents. Mix and mingle!

We also have certified personal trainers on staff, so you can schedule one-on-one sessions as you like—all at no charge. Personal health club, anyone?

Common Areas and Special Features

Independent living rent includes meals, housekeeping, transportation, wellness and social opportunities, maintenance, cable, Internet, and utilities. Each Independent Living apartment has a fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, and walk-out patio or balcony, so you can enjoy our green spaces and quiet neighborhood setting. We also provide emergency call systems in every independent living bathroom.

We’ve got you covered! Say goodbye to home repairs and upkeep-no more mowing, shoveling, or hauling the trash out to the curb (just toss it down one of the trash chutes, located on every floor). And if a faucet or fixture happens to need some attention, just let us know – we’ll take care of it, it’s all included! We also provide our residents with a 5 ft. x 3 ft. climate-controlled storage space at no charge. Half-size spaces also available.

Your assisted living rent includes meals, housekeeping, laundry, transportation, wellness center and social activities, utilities, cable, Internet, and 24/7 personal care services. Get help with medication management, bathing, dressing, grooming, getting up and to the bathroom, reminders for meals and activities, and other daily tasks, like making the bed or putting on compression hose. Think about it—if you had a little help with these things, you just might have more time and energy for the fun stuff! Self-directed care means you tell us what you’d like help with, and we’ll be there, day or night, 24/7. We want to help you be as independent as possible, while making sure everyday tasks are accomplished safely.

Our onsite salon offers cut, color, perm, wash, or set—just stop by the salon to make your appointment. We can even add the charge to your monthly bill for ultimate convenience.

We also offer a shopping service for your convenience. Need a few items from the store? Make a short list, and our driver will pick them up for you and deliver them to your apartment. No charge for the service—just the cost of the items added to that month’s bill!

Sign up for a time slot with our visiting podiatrist at our foot clinic, which is held approximately every six weeks and billed directly to Medicare.

For a fee, we offer a fully furnished two-bedroom apartment for your out-of-town visitors, so you do not have to worry about having room for overnight guests. Breakfast and use of the wellness center included.


We provide weekday transportation for appointments or errands. Our friendly van drivers will drop you off at the door and pick you up when you’re done.

No group grocery trips here—You tell us when and where you’d like to go in Iowa City, Coralville, or North Liberty, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

We provide our residents with ample outside parking. For an additional fee, our residents may rent a clean, climate-controlled space in our secure, underground garage.

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