The Evergreen Inn Named Agemark Senior Living’s Community of the Year 

Agemark Senior Living recently named The Evergreen Inn in Vancouver their community of the year for 2023. The award was announced at Agemark’s corporate meeting held on March 7, 2024, in Omaha.  

The Evergreen Inn is led by Executive Director Kelly Higdon, RN. Opened in 1987, the community mainly serves adults with intellectual disabilities while also offering traditional assisted living services. The community is home to 82 residents at capacity, offering both private and companion room options, in a safe and supportive environment. The Evergreen Inn once served as a lodging and entertainment center and was originally built in 1928.  

The community was measured in five areas: occupancy, family satisfaction, employee satisfaction, income to operating expenses and budget management. After all areas were closely examined, The Evergreen Inn rose to the top of Agemark’s 15 multi-service communities.  

Agemark CEO Martin Hug says of Kelly Higdon and The Evergreen Inn, “The Evergreen Inn is such a special place, and we are so proud of Kelly and her team. The community provides an exceptional experience for residents that make the building their home. The team at The Evergreen Inn are the embodiment of what is special about Agemark – a group of compassionate and caring individuals who are changing the lives of residents in their care each day through the love they share.”  

The win was the sixth historically for The Evergreen Inn and their third year in a row. Other members of the community’s leadership team include Candice Griffith, Bill Strickland, Cindy Strickland, Kathy Wagner, and Teresa Yohe, Additionally, the community employs an exceptional team of experienced caregivers. 

The Evergreen Inn earned two other awards. First, the community was Agemark’s top performer for both staff and resident satisfaction in surveys performed in 2023. Additionally, caregiver Christina Toledo was recognized as an Agemark HERO, which is the company’s highest individual award. This award was given to just four employees out of more than 1000 employed Nationwide. Executive Director Kelly Higdon says of Christina Toledo, “Christina has demonstrated the utmost commitment to our company’s core values: professionalism, integrity, commitment, and compassion. She has an amazing work ethic and gives so much to our community and residents every day. She is a loyal and loving person and displays that to residents and her coworkers. I’m honored to have Christina on my team.” 

For more information on The Evergreen Inn, please visit kensington-evergreen.com/Vancouver.

Celebrate 35 Years with Half-Off Care Costs at The Kensington in Fort Madison

For 35 years, we’ve been the heart of compassionate care for seniors in Fort Madison. Since opening our doors in 1988, we’ve proudly served hundreds of local seniors, offering a warm and welcoming environment filled with comfort, care and love.

To celebrate 35 years of providing exceptional care, we’re offering a special limited-time offer for new residents.

Those who deposit on an assisted living or a memory care apartment at The Kensingon by May 31, 2024, will get half off care costs for two years!*

Residents at The Kensington benefit from:

Personalized, Customized Care: We get to know residents personally, so they receive the care they need to thrive. Our expert care team is on-site 24/7 for any needs.

Vibrant Activities and Outings: Kensington residents have fun! Just some of the activities enjoyed are scenic drives, lunches out, and games, crafts, and live music inside our community.

Aging in Place: We’ll welcome you like family and hope you make The Kensington your home for years to come. If the time comes when memory care is needed, those services are only a step away.

To learn more, contact us today by calling (319) 372-4233, emailing fortmadison@kensington-evergreen.com or contacting us online.

*Offer restrictions: This offer is applicable to new residents only, who place a deposit by no later than May 31, 2024, and take financial possession or move within 15 days of deposit. Care costs are based on an assessment by our Director of Nursing. Incoming residents will be assigned a care level, and half-off will be given to the care level that’s deemed appropriate. Care costs can change at reassessments, but a 50% discount will continue to be given for a period of 24 months.

Save at The Kensington in Hastings! Newly Extended Offer!

For more than three decades, The Kensington in Hastings has provided exceptional assisted living and memory care for seniors in Hastings and the surrounding area.

At The Kensington, we go beyond providing just a place to live. Our commitment to unparalleled care, engaging activities and outings, and free transportation sets us apart. With a dedicated team passionate about enhancing the lives of our residents, every day is an opportunity for joy and fulfillment. We’re thrilled to present an unbeatable offer that ensures peace of mind and added value for you or your loved ones.

We’re thrilled to extend our unbeatable offer that ensures peace of mind and added value for you or your loved ones. Deposit on an apartment at The Kensington by July 31, 2024*, to qualify for:
A Two-Year Rate Lock: Gain peace of mind with a locked base rate for two years.
Your Third Month Free: Save even more with your third full month of base rent, free.

Discover the comfort, security, and vibrancy of life at The Kensington. Contact us today to learn more about this limited-time offer and embark on a journey to exceptional senior living!


Space is limited, schedule a tour by calling (402) 461-3149, emailing Hastings@kensington-evergreen.com or contacting us online.

Offer restrictions: This offer is applicable to new residents only, who place a deposit by no later than July 31, 2024 (or while supplies last), and take financial possession or move within 15 days of deposit. This offer may run out before the deadline due to a lack of availability. The two-year rate lock applies to base rent only. Care costs are not locked due to individually changing needs. The third full month of base rent is free of charge. Care costs are not waived.