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Read our most recent testimonial from a relative of an EKLC tenant...

"In June 2016, when it became apparent that my aunt needed additional care and could no longer live alone in her apartment, thoughts of Ellen Kennedy Living Center came to mind. I had always heard positive comments about the place. When the time came, we met with Kari Wittmeyer, the EKLC Director. Kari was very pleasant and knowledgeable. as well as kind and outgoing. She does everything to keep the residents safe, especially during these trying Covid months. My aunt moved in that June and has been a resident of the Assisted Living apartments since then. During the last 6 years, she has come to call it her home. She loves the chapel, Bingo, and card games the most. The staff has always been cordial and easy to work with my aunt as care needs grew. Kristi Goedken the RN is delightful and always willing to go the extra mile whenever we called. She looks out for the resident’s best interests and is proactive in seeking solutions for potential problems. Lili and Stacie are also friendly and helpful, and our family appreciates that. The bottom line is, my aunt is very happy there and that means everything to me and her family. If you have someone who needs extra help, I highly recommend talking to the Ellen Kennedy Living Center personnel and seeing if it would work for your needs too. We are very satisfied."

Kay R. 

Discover The Difference...

Ellen Kennedy Living Center, located in Dyersville, Iowa, offers premier independent and assisted living condominiums and apartments for older adults.  Our goal is to foster a sense of community and provide a continuum of quality care by keeping seniors as independent as possible, provide first-rate compassionate care and enjoyment while meeting a full range of needs to thrive during retirement years.  Our beautiful, state-of-the-art facility situated near, and managed by, MercyOne Medical Center in Dyersville & Dubuque, Iowa is your key to worry-free living, safety, and comfort.

Meet The Team

Kari Wittmeyer

Director EKLC
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Kristie Goedken

Registered Nurse / Case Manager
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Lili Peterson

Lifestyle Coordinator / Activities
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“As we grow older, we all desire security, a good home, and quality of life.  Here at the Ellen Kennedy Center, you’ll find these in great abundance.
 It’s a great place to live.  We really appreciate the good life they provide for us here.”


“We like everything about living here.  The arrangement and size of the condo, the underground heated garage…  We enjoy in-house card games and outside activities and outings.  The staff are very good and friendly, and ready to help when you need them.”


“I love it. There’s no place on earth I’d rather be.  When I came here it was beyond my expectations.  The staff is so wonderful.  I’m content with everything.  You couldn’t ask for better.”


“EKLC is a remarkable unique facility filled with a loving and kind staff!

We can’t thank you enough for that.”

Family of Tenant

“The people are so nice, and there’s something going on practically every week.  They take good care of us.  People who don’t live here don’t know what [they are] missing.  We just love it here.”


Learn more about Ellen Kennedy Living Center

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• INDEPENDENT LIVING: Visitors are allowed, but must be healthy with no symptoms of illness, including respiratory or fever. Masks recommended.

• ASSISTED LIVING: Visitors must be screened prior to entry and masks are required in common areas. Please call prior to visiting with children, for current recommendations.

This action results out of an abundance of caution to help limit the potential spread of COVID-19. If you have questions, please call 563-875-6323.