DIETITIAN & Social worker

Katheryn Flynn Exeutive Nursing Home Chef, Best Ankeny Nursing Home, Best Nursing Home Food, The Bridges at Ankeny

Kathryn Flynn is our Registered Dietitian and Long-Term Care Social Worker. Kathryn received her Associates Degree from DMACC in Culinary Arts and then her Bachelors in Dietetics from Iowa State. Kathryn’s dedication to whole body wellness extends beyond her formal education in Dietetics; Kathryn has been a fitness instructor and wellness dietitian for over 15 years. Kathryn also enjoys educating the community in preventative nutrition for 12 plus years.

Kathryn’s passion shines when she is interacting with our residents and welcome the challenge of meeting individual dietary and personal needs. Many residents have busy families who aren’t able to visit as often as they’d like;Kathryn can be seen interacting and sharing with the residents. Kathryn looks for ways to brighten our residents day as well as giving the families a piece of mind that their loved one has social engagement. Kathryn finds joy in seeing smiles knowing she’s a small part in creating their happiness. Kathryn feels it is a privilege to share time with our residents during this final stage of life. 

To Kathryn,working at The Bridges isn’t just a job it is working with an extended family.Kathryn states “I enjoy my co-workers, our residents, the beautiful grounds,our exceptional cares, and the dedication to promoting a positive resident experience on all accounts.” 

When Kathryn is relaxing at home, she enjoys laughter and memory making with family and friends. In the spring and summertime Kathryn can be found at the lake with her paddle board or watching movies with popcorn and her husband. Of course, it is safe to say Kathryn likes long walks, reading and fitness as personal pleasures.

receive the care you need

Our goal is to make Assisted Living accessible to seniors in Ankeny, with the ability to stay close to family and friends and develop an incredible support system of new and old relationships.

As you grow older, your health can change much more rapidly than in your younger years, often requiring different levels of care and specialized attention. With our onsite doctors, we can track your health, or the health of a loved one, to make sure you are receiving proper care. Assisted Living combines the freedom of Independent Living with the added benefit of an attentive staff and all-included services to make daily life easier and more manageable.