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Senior Living

The community is quite appealing to baby boomers, thanks to its vast cultural, recreational and educational opportunities, which are coupled with a variety of excellent housing alternatives and a great location that promotes regional travel.

The Orpheum Theater serves as an exciting multipurpose community facility with the capabilities of hosting such events as movie screenings, performing arts, educational opportunities and more. It is home to the Jean Seberg and Donna Reed film festivals. Residents will also enjoy the offerings discovered at the Marshalltown Community Theatre, which performs at the Martha Ellen Tye Playhouse, the Fisher Community Center and through such excellent community events as the Farmers Market in downtown Marshalltown.

Recreational diversions are just as abundant as the city’s cultural channels. Adults have plenty to choose from in terms of recreational facilities and active programming. Plus, the area offers several first-class golf courses for those who enjoy friendly competition on the greens.

Marshalltown’s ideal location places it within close proximity to some of Iowa’s biggest cities—Des Moines, Cedar Rapids and Waterloo. The city is also within a day’s drive of a number of major Midwest cities—Minneapolis, Chicago and Kansas City—providing residents with even more opportunities for unmatched weekend getaways.

Hundreds of adult and continuing education classes are offered through the esteemed Iowa Valley Continuing Education program. Fostering lifelong learning opportunities, IVCE welcomes adults to take advantage of its extensive course listing, featuring options for those looking to acquire new skills or pursue a personal interest. Arts, dog obedience training, dance, computers, recreation and sports courses are blended with classes focusing on business, communications, health and human services and real estate—ensuring interested adults will find something to peak their interests.

With kids going to college or entering the “real world,” many parents choose to downsize their home space. Marshalltown offers plenty of alternatives perfect for this age group, including condominium and townhome living and, for some, maintenance-free retirement community options.

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