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.

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

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The Geology of Jesus – Performed by 1st Reformed Church

Ladies from the 1st Reformed Church performed the play “The Geology of Jesus” and brought special goodies to share during a special coffee time held this week at Vriendschap Village. Thanks so much ladies for putting on such a great presentation, we all really enjoyed it.

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Valentine’s Day Extravaganza!

Vriendschap Village served a special Valentine’s Day meal of beef wellington for the residents and held a Valentine’s Day Party where we passed out special Valentines and indulged with special treats. This was just to show our residents how much we love them not only on Valentine’s Day but everyday of the year and beyond!

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Trip to Pella Christian Winter Concert

Vriendschap residents and staff travelled to Pella Christian High School to hear the band and choirs perform their winter concert. What a great collection of young musicians! Thanks for all your hard work students and staff, we truly enjoyed it!

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Lunch Outing to Red Rock Grill in Knoxville

Vriendschap Village residents and staff traveled to Knoxville, Iowa to Red Rock Grill and Still for a lunch outing today. The burgers and fries were great along with the taco salad and baked potatoes. No one left hungry and many left with leftovers. We had a nice drive back by Red Rock Lake and saw several […]

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Educational Outing to Frisian Farms Cheese Factory

Talk about a tasty educational outing for residents and staff at Vriendschap Village! We traveled just outside of Pella to the Frisian Farms Cheese Factory where they make gouda cheese. Owner Mike Bandstra was so generous giving his time to do the tour and answering all our questions and of course the free samples were […]

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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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Trip to Pella Christian Winter Concert

Vriendschap residents and staff travelled to Pella Christian High School to hear the band and choirs perform their winter concert. What a great collection of young musicians! Thanks for all your hard work students and staff, we truly enjoyed it!

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Pella Girl Scouts Deliver Valentines, Sing and Read for Residents

Girls and parents of the local Girl Scout Troop recently visited and brought homemade Valentines, sang some Valentine’s songs and brought books which they read out loud to our Vriendschap residents. Thanks so much girls for spreading the love to our residents. We hope to see you again soon!

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Sheryl Stam Concert at Vriendschap Village

Sheryl Stam presented a special piano concert for our residents this afternoon entitled piano and poetry. All who attended were very impressed on her playing and the love she had for her craft. She even asked the residents to join in on a sing-along during one of the pieces. Thank-you Sheryl for sharing your gift […]

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