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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.

Life at Vriendschap Village

Beekeeping with Larry Engbers

Vriendschap residents Larry Engbers shared his expertise on beekeeping and honey harvesting during a recent Watermark University Class. Larry had a slideshow presentation and had fresh honey available for those in attendance. Thanks Larry for sharing your time and knowledge!

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Book Review with Marilyn Shuler

Marilyn Schuler is a retired elementary school teacher who lives in Grinnell, Iowa and writes stories for parents and grandparents to read to their children and grandchildren. She visited Vriendschap and read some of her stories for our residents and answered questions. We appreciate Mrs. Schuler talent and taking the time to visit with us […]

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Ice Cream Outing to Jersey Freeze

Vriendschap Village residents traveled to Jersey Freeze in Monroe, Iowa before they closed for the season. The ice cream and conversation was great!

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Out and About

Ice Cream Outing to Jersey Freeze

Vriendschap Village residents traveled to Jersey Freeze in Monroe, Iowa before they closed for the season. The ice cream and conversation was great!

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Vriendschap Village Residents Attend Central College Variety Show

Several of our residents attended the SWE Variety Show in the Upper Chapel at Central College in Pella. SWE members and favorite professors performed different acts throughout the show. The acts ranged from instrumental ensembles, singing, trivia and dancing. Several residents participated in learning a new dance from one of the acts.

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Trip to Jim Brady Trio Performance

Vriendschap residents recently attended the Jim Brady Trio gospel music concert at Pella Christian High School. The residents enjoyed the music and fellowship with others in attendance. Thanks to Iowa Southern Gospel Music Concert Series and Tom & Cindy Drost for putting on such a great event.

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Dining

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 Need Your Vote – Environments for Aging Competition

Hello everyone, We would really appreciate your support. Please take a moment to click here to cast your vote. Please note: Voting closes on July 22nd. You must vote for three projects – be sure Vriendschap Village is one of your three votes. Feel free to note in the comment box that it was your top pick […]

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Resident Julia Kamerick Turns 108!

Resident Julia Kamerick will turn 108 years young on May 19th. She plans to celebrate with the other May birthdays at Vriendschap Village as well as at an additional party planed by her nephew’s wife. When asked what was the secret to living such a long life, Kamerick replied that she did not know why she […]

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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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Videos

Book Review with Marilyn Shuler

Marilyn Schuler is a retired elementary school teacher who lives in Grinnell, Iowa and writes stories for parents and grandparents to read to their children and grandchildren. She visited Vriendschap and read some of her stories for our residents and answered questions. We appreciate Mrs. Schuler talent and taking the time to visit with us […]

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Vriendschap Village Residents Attend Central College Variety Show

Several of our residents attended the SWE Variety Show in the Upper Chapel at Central College in Pella. SWE members and favorite professors performed different acts throughout the show. The acts ranged from instrumental ensembles, singing, trivia and dancing. Several residents participated in learning a new dance from one of the acts.

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Residents Lola and Millie Got Talent

Recently our very own Vriendschap Village residents Lola Klein and Millie Lanser entertained their friends and family during a special concert. Lola played the piano and Millie played the organ. After the ladies played their favorite hymns there was a sing-a-long for the residents. Thank you ladies for sharing your talent and making Vriendschap a great […]

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