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The Best Value in Pella Senior Living

Vriendschap Village, located in Pella, is a retirement community offering Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care. Enjoy great dining in an elegant dining room, a fitness center with wellness programs, a woodworking shop and personal garden plots – all just 30 minutes by car from Des Moines Metropolitan Area. Choose from more than a dozen floor plans.

Life at Vriendschap Village

Celebrating Active Aging and the Arts

We’re thrilled to introduce our 15th edition of EXPRESSIONS, Watermark’s annual calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. Complimentary copies of this beautiful, full-color wall calendar are available while they last at every Watermark community. Also, for the first time, we’re pleased to have published an online gallery featuring all the artwork. We’re delighted we […]

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Christmas Tour of Homes was a success at Vriendschap Village!

Thank you for coming to the Tour of Homes and donating soups and crackers for the Pella Food Shelf. You helped us collect 150 lbs. of canned goods for local families! Tis’ the Season for giving and it was evident at our Holiday Open House! Pictured: Staff and residents make their delivery to Pella Food Shelf of […]

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Residents at Vriendschap Village Enjoyed Christmas Sweater Day

Residents and staff pulled out new and old Christmas sweaters to wear on Friday, December 11th. We enjoyed many smiles and laughs as we celebrate the season!

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Out and About

Our Memory Care Road Trip

On October 15th, we went on a Road Trip around Pella with our Memory Care residents. They enjoyed seeing former resident’s houses and the cool breeze and the fall weather. Following our outing, we came back to the Village and had a picnic lunch.

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Our Trip to the Frisian Farm

On September 30th, Vrienschap Village residents rode in the new van to the Frisian Farm. It was very exciting to hear about the process of making cheese.

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Happy Thanksgiving from Vriendschap Village Dining Services

We are thankful for a loving community of residents, dedicated staff and food to nourish our bodies. Enjoy the Holiday!

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Our Garden at Vriendschap Village is Growing!

Residents are proud of their garden and love to share the fruits of their labor with our chef who includes them in daily meals.

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Juanita Den Adel – Famous Dutch Letters

If you haven’t tried resident Juanita Den Adel’s Dutch Letters, you are missing out. She is our resident expert in the Dutch pastry department and often holds sessions where you can learn how to make these famous pastries. Dutch Letters are giant-size pastries in the form of the alphabet. The baked to perfection flaky pastry surrounds […]

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On Aging

We Do Memory Care Differently

Throughout its nearly 30 year history, Watermark has sought ways, large and small, to enhance the well-being of our residents and associates. Success is mostly measured in the strong and durable relationships between residents and associates that bring with them trust, comfort and more than a bit of warm fun. Particularly in our Memory Care […]

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Couple Offers Advice After 70 Years of Marriage

Elfrieda and Kermit DeHaai, residents of Vriendschap Village in Pella, IA had some interesting things to say about life and love when WHO-TV sat down with them yesterday. The following article was published on on Thursday, February 12th, 2015. To view video of the interview with the residents and to read the full article, please click here. […]

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The DeHaai’s Love Story will be on WHO-TV at 5:00pm this week.

Residents of Vriendschap Village celebrate 70 years of marriage, Elfrieda and Kermit DeHaai, will be on WHO-TV to tell their love story!

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