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.

Spreading some Spring Flower Smiles thanks to our friends at Hy-Vee.

Thanks to our friends at Pella Hy-Vee, we received over 100 carnations to help decorate our dining rooms and common areas with a fresh splash of flower color. We also gave residents a flower or two to take to their apartments to enjoy. After a rainy weekend, it was just right spring medicine our residents […]

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Watermark University Class on Muscular Dystrophy

Emily Allison, one of the members of Vriendschap Village’s Care Staff, held a Watermark University class on Muscular Dystrophy. Emily is a volunteer at MDA summer camp and fighting for those who have MD is near and dear to her heart because her cousin Dalton has a form of MD. Thanks so much for sharing Emily […]

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October 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. » October 2017 Town Center Calendar » October 2017 Inn Calendar » October […]

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Trip to Mark Trammell Quartet Concert

Residents traveled on the bus to Pella Christian High School Auditorium to see the Mark Trammell Gospel Quartet in concert. What wonderful musicians!

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Pumpkin Patch Excursion

We definitely got into the fall season this week with a trip to Pierce’s Pumpkin patch. The residents picked out pumpkins and other fall decorations and we picked out about a half a dozen pumpkins to decorate the entrance of the building with.

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Lunch Outing to Manny’s

Residents headed out on the bus for a lunch outing this week to Manny’s restaurant in Knoxville. It was delicious!

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Lunch Outing at Scooter’s and Drive to See Windmills

Residents enjoyed a country ride to see new windmills near New Sharon and then had a lunch at Scooter’s… delicious!

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Thrive Dining™: What sounds good to eat?

Watermark was recently featured on Senior Housing News in the article Dished: Hot New Trends in Memory Care published on July 25th, 2017. To view the article, please click here. Unintentional weight loss and unhealthy meals like chicken nuggets, fish sticks and French fries, all lacking any nutritional value, are a thing of the past. […]

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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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Meet The Author – Elizabeth Lonseth

Vriendschap Village was honored to welcome author Elizabeth Lonseth as she talked about the personal journey through memory loss in her book, The Dangers of Denial: Embracing the Challenges of Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Residents, family members, caregivers and the Pella public had an opportunity to get the book and learn how better recognize, care for […]

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Thrive Dining™: What sounds good to eat?

Watermark was recently featured on Senior Housing News in the article Dished: Hot New Trends in Memory Care published on July 25th, 2017. To view the article, please click here. Unintentional weight loss and unhealthy meals like chicken nuggets, fish sticks and French fries, all lacking any nutritional value, are a thing of the past. […]

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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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SeniorAdvisor Review – Convenient Location & Welcoming Staff

This community was a good choice for us. The location is convenient for us to get too so we can visit. My mom likes being here she has settled into her apartment very nicely she has enough space so that she is comfortable. The other residents and staff are very welcoming and friendly. Everything seems […]

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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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Resident Birthday and Anniversary Party

Vriendschap Village held it’s August Resident Birthday and Anniversary Party on Wednesday. Residents were treated to birthday cake with ice cream and refreshments. We had some great entertainment by Don Joy and Melanie Lynn who specialize in country western duets. Thank you to all who attended and helped with the party!

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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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