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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

Summer 2016 Watermark University Catalog is here!

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With 10 different classes with everything from Beginning Sign Language to Facebook Made Easy to Barbershop Woodshedding to Chair Yoga and even Grape Growing and Harvesting, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these […]

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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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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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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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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

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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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 www.whotv.com 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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