The Best Value in Pella Senior Living

Vriendschap Village is situated near the charming destination of Pella, Iowa. Rich with Dutch heritage, Pella is rooted in tradition such as the annual Tulip Festival held the first weekend in May. Our intimate senior friendly environment offers Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care. Vriendschap Village is located just minutes from shopping, dining, entertainment and healthcare.

In this friendly atmosphere we offer extraordinary cuisine, fun events, interesting classes and unsurpassed customized care. Choose from affordable one-bedroom apartments to spacious two-bedroom residences, wonderfully appointed with a kitchen, large living room and bathroom.

Residents of Vriendschap Village enjoy services and amenities that support a carefree, fun-filled lifestyle. Our on-site amenities include a well-stocked library, computer center with internet access, full-service beauty salon and barber shop, fitness center, woodworking shop, billiards room, personal garden plots, courtyard with walking path and scheduled transportation services. For a fulfilling meal you won’t have to look far, visit our elegant dining room or Gallery Café.

Pie and Ice Cream Social

Vriendschap Village had its Pie and Ice Cream Social this week. Residents, family members and the Pella Community joined together to select and devour their favorite pie (apple, cherry and peach) topped with ice cream. Attendees signed up for door prizes and voted on their favorite pie. One lucky winner took a free full pie home! […]

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June 2017 Vriendschap Village Activity Calendars

Looking for that next class or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further. Here at Vriendschap Village, we’ve got a month full of exciting activities and outings. We are sure you will find something that will pique your interest. » June 2017 Town Center Calendar » June 2017 Inn Calendar » June […]

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Resident Julia Kamerick Celebrates her 109th Birthday

Vriendschap Village would like to give special birthday wishes to resident Julia Kamerick who turned 109 years young today! We celebrated with her this week during our resident Birthday Celebration. Julia is such a blessing to us and a great example of someone who has thrived throughout life. Happy Birthday, Julia!

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Thursday Evenings in Pella: Game Night

Vriendschap Village residents and staff traveled to downtown Pella for the Thursday Evenings in Pella festivities. This week’s theme was Game Night and several games such as “Not So Newlywed Game” and “Who Wants to Be A Millionaire” entertained us on the main stage. Other game activities for residents of all ages were located at […]

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Heartland Gospel Hymn Sing Outing

Vriendschap Village residents and staff attended the Pella Heartland Gospel Sing at Pella Christian High School on Saturday. Singers from area churches performed and everyone got a chance to sing hymns. It was a great event.

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Thursday Evenings in Pella: Bark in the Park

Residents and staff traveled downtown for Thursday evenings in Pella. The theme for the evening was “Bark in the Park.” Area residents brought their favorite pets and we enjoyed seeing all of them. We also stayed to hear the performance of the Pella Community Band.

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Bon Appétit with Thrive Dining™

Thrive Dining™ is a revolutionary dining program designed to restore the dignity and enjoyment of mealtime for individuals with cognitive or physical challenges. Thrive Dining™ features Watermark Communities’ Chef recipes and high quality, freshly prepared gourmet menu items, transformed into incredibly tasty, nutritionally balanced, protein packed meals. Watermark Chefs start by using the Grind Dining “patent-pending” […]

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Vriendschap Village Remodel Places Fourth Nationally

Vriendschap Village placed fourth in the 8th Annual Environments for Aging Remodel/Renovation Competition. The renovation of the Independent Living common areas, dining room, and entrance sought to merge the previously separated Independent Living and Assisted Living residents. The renovation brought the creation of a new café for residents complete with coffee, cappuccino, and meals to go. Read more […]

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Lunch Outing to Sports Page

Our residents hit the road for a lunch outing, but did keep it local picking The Sports Page restaurant in Pella, Iowa. Thanks to the cooks and the service staff for making our trip so enjoyable.

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2017 Professional Roundtable Series

We’re pleased to announce our 2017 Professional Roundtable Series dates. Additional details will be provided as we get closer to the event date, but please mark your calendars now. Our Professional Roundtable Series is designed to provide professionals in the health care industry an opportunity to network and learn more about new trends and topics in the […]

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Bon Appétit with Thrive Dining™

Thrive Dining™ is a revolutionary dining program designed to restore the dignity and enjoyment of mealtime for individuals with cognitive or physical challenges. Thrive Dining™ features Watermark Communities’ Chef recipes and high quality, freshly prepared gourmet menu items, transformed into incredibly tasty, nutritionally balanced, protein packed meals. Watermark Chefs start by using the Grind Dining “patent-pending” […]

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Veterans offer life lessons in service, featured in Healthy Aging.

We are thrilled to announce that we have received outstanding national coverage for our Veterans Life Lessons initiative in the Healthy Aging Magazine, published on November 11th, 2016. To read the original article, please click here. Celebrating Our Veterans Around the U.S. Watermark Retirement Communities Shares Vet Words of Wisdom From practical, lifesaving advice, “You […]

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SeniorAdvisor Review – Good Care and Value

We are very happy with this community. The staff is very caring and attentive. The community is clean and maintained. They have a nice variety of good meals that are very appealing. The calendar has a lot of activities. We would recommend the community for the good care and value to others families.

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Caring.com Review – Spacious Apartments

We really liked Vriendschap Village, and it’s a newer facility. It’s in very nice shape, so it’s pretty nice. My mother-in-law liked it. The rooms are nice, and the living room is pretty big and had one fairly large bedroom and a nice-sized, eat-in kitchen where you could have a little table; my mother-in-law really […]

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American Gothic House and Museum Outing

Residents and staff traveled to Eldon, Iowa to visit the American Gothic House and Museum. There they learned about Grant Wood, the artist and more about the famous painting. The also bought items from the gift shop to remember the trip by. It was a great trip and wonderful memories were made.

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Pella Christian High School Spring Choral Concert

Several residents and staff enjoyed some great music at the Pella Christian High School Spring Choral Ensembles Concert. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and everyone in attendance.

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Pella Tulip Queen and Court Visit

2017 Tulip Time Queen Halle Van Vark and Jessa Bokhoven, Hannah Emmert, Sophia Steenhoek and Jennifer Van Haaften, the 2017 Tulip Time Court visited Vriendschap Village for a special performance. Residents enjoyed the pageantry, songs and learning about the history of Pella Tulip Time and Holland. Thanks so much ladies for spending some time with […]

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