Our Members

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Mary Eikenberry

Certified Senior Housing Professional (CSHP) with Coldwell Banker Mid-America

Mary is a Realtor with Coldwell Banker Mid-America.  She began her real estate career in 1993 and has developed a reputation of providing the skill, expertise and patience in real estate transactions that all clients deserve,  This is especially important for those home sellers who have not sold a house in decades.  Since 2008, Mary’s real estate focus has been that of working with the 55+ older age group. As a Certified Senior Housing Professional (CSHP) and Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES), she has received special training in working with the special needs, concerns and financial implications that involved in a late-in-life move. She has provided essential information to this group of home sellers & buyers through classes she's taught through Des Moines Community Education, area churches and retirement communities.  Education to the 55+ population and their adult children before making any decision is a priority for Mary.  In July 2018, Mary launched the “Straight Talk Senior Living Series” seminars.  These monthly seminars, free to seniors and their adult children/care givers, provide education on a variety of topics that we all need to know as we age.  Local experts on the topics are invited to join in the panel discussions, moderated by Mary.  Educate, Equip and Empower is her goal for everyone as we age.

 

www.StraightTalkSeniorLivingSeries.com

(515) 244-8576

www.maryeikenberry.com

mary.eikenberry@cbdsm.com

Debbie McAninch

Assistant Administrator, Senior Suites of Urbandale

Debbie is the Assistant Administrator at Senior Suites of Urbandale. Debbie has been a part of the Senior Suites family since 1997. She assists seniors and their families in providing information on both assisted living and memory care options. Debbie strives to provide insight and information to assist in making a difficult decision easier. She enjoys knowing that Senior Suites offers a community that provides the best in both Assisted Living and Memory Care.
 

(515) 270-9700
debbie@seniorsuitesofurbandale.com

www.seniorsuitesofurbandale.com
 

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Brenden McKnight

Suncrest Hospice

Brenden McKnight has been working in hospice and healthcare for over 10 years, and is an advocate for patients and their families when facing end-of-life challenges.

Suncrest Hospice
 

(515) 327-6026 (Office)

(515) 326-2884 (Cell)

brendanm@suncrestcare.com

www.suncrestcare.com

Vicki Monaco

Executive Director, Life & Legacy Advisors

Vicki Monaco provides clients in central Iowa comprehensive financial, retirement & estate planning services. Being a veteran of the financial services industry for over 25 years, Vicki Monaco has a wealth of knowledge and expertise to help people reach their financial goals. Ms. Monaco offers comprehensive wealth management services and specializes in pre and post retirement planning, as well as Estate Planning. Long term relationships with clients and a true dedication to their success is the driving force of Life & Legacy Advisors.

(515) 309-2985 Office

(515) 494-3261 Cell

vicki@lifeandlegacyadvisors.com

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Nick Stracke

Home Health Specialist with Suncrest Home Health

Nick is a Home Health Specialist with Suncrest Home Health. Nick has worked in the Des Moines area as well as in the Southern part of the state helping seniors get the skilled care they need in their homes. Nick's goal is to work with patients and their families to help them to understand how skilled home healthcare can benefit them and help return them to health and independence. 

(515) 480-4277

nstracke@suncrestcare.com

www.suncrestcare.com

Cheryl TanCreti

Community Outreach Director with McLaren's Resthaven Chapel and Cemetery

Cheryl's passion is working with people who have lost a loved one. Losing a spouse is the most stressful experience that many will ever face. The goal of Dignity Memorial LIFTTM (Living Information for Today) social support group gives widowed individuals the opportunity to socialize with other who shares similar feelings and experiences. Cheryl also has the opportunity to educate families and groups about planning ahead and creating the lasting memories you want to leave behind. 

Our Funeral Home specialize in assisting families with pre-arranged funeral cemetery decisions, and selecting appropriate burial spaces in our cemetery and mausoleums.

(515) 225-7225

cheryl.tancreti@dignitymemorial.com www.mclarensresthavenchapel.com

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Heather Weber

Care Liaison with ABCM Corporation

Heather has worked with the Senior population for over 17 years. I currently work with 30 nursing homes owned by ABCM Corp. around the state to give the best possible nursing home care whether it is for long term care or short term rehab. I can answer questions regarding what and when Medicare covers in long term care.

1320 Fourth St. NE, Hampton, IA 50441

(515) 414-1214 (Mobile)

(888) 972-4064 (Fax)

hweber@abcmcorp.com

Autumn Kline

Sales Manager with NuCara Home Medical

For the past 7 years, she has been providing assistance to partners all across Central Iowa. She is passionate about helping individuals stay safe, and remain in their homes for as long as they see fit. 

 

Autumn is knowledgeable about respiratory equipment, home medical equipment, mobility products and home modifications. She can answer questions about insurance coverage criteria or other funding sources as it relates to home medical equipment.

(515) 243-2886 (Office)

(515) 577-7410 (Cell)

akline@nucara.com

www.nucarahomemedical.com

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Michelle Willenborg

Sales Manager with NuCara Home Medical

For the past 5 years, she has been providing assistance to partners all across Central Iowa. She is passionate about helping individuals stay safe, and remain in their homes for as long as they see fit. Michelle is knowledgeable about respiratory equipment, home medical equipment, mobility products and home modifications. She can answer questions about insurance coverage criteria or other funding sources as it relates to home medical equipment.

(515) 243-2886 (Office)

(515) 664-9055 (Cell)

mwillenborg@nucara.com

www.nucarahomemedical.com

Marvis Baher

Reverse Mortgage Consultant

Marvis Baehr is with Retirement Funding Solutions, a Mutual of Omaha company.  Retirement Funding was created to address and solve one of the most significant challenges facing the Baby Boomer Generation today . . . Being Financially Prepared for Your Retirement Years.  Her skills for the common-sense analysis and application of the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage product with years of experience in the Home Equity Retirement field, have given her a keen understanding of this revolutionary retirement tool.

(515) 229-9675

mbaehr@rfslends.com

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Bob Baumgart

President, Home Instead Senior Care

Bio coming soon...

(515) 978-7991

bob.baumgart@homeinstead.com

Monica McDowell

Medicaid Paralegal/Business Development Coordinator, Pearson Bollman Law

Working with the aging population has always been Monica’s passion.  She had a long social work career working in long term care facilities, hospitals, and in case management for the Medicaid program.  Her past experiences have proven valuable to her current position at Pearson Bollman Law, where she works as a Medicaid Paralegal and Business Development Coordinator.  Monica works side by side with their Elder Law attorneys to assist those who need to qualify for Medicaid in a nursing facility or with the HCBS waiver programs. 

 

(515) 727-0986

monica@personbollmanlaw.com

www.pearsonbollmanlaw.com

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Tisa Johnson

Owner, Senior Transitioning Services of Central Iowa, LLC

Tisa Johnson has owned and operated Senior Transitioning Services since 2015. A former social worker, she recognizes the many practical and emotional factors involved in making a later-life move, and she and her team seek to make big transitions as smooth as possible by handling logistics such as packing, unpacking and setup of a new space, emptying a previous home, and the often innumerable other details. Additionally, she works with seniors and their families on an ongoing basis on making downsizing or "rightsizing" decisions whether a move is planned or not. She offers presentations frequently on downsizing, moving, and related topics.

(515) 277-7845

tisa@seniortransitioning.com

www.seniortransitioning.com

If you would like to learn how to become a member, please contact us at info@centraliowasenior.com!

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