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.

Lining Up the Perfect Putt with Gordon Nettle

Vriendschap Village residents and staff learned a little more to help them sink that all important golf putt this afternoon thanks to resident Gordon Nettle and his Watermark University class. Gordon talked to the class and gave them some basic tips and helped with one-on-one instruction on our make-shift indoor putting green. Thanks for all that […]

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Earth Day

Vriendschap Village celebrated Earth Day this weekend with a special event. Residents were given flower pots to fill with marigold seeds. They will set them in their window to grow and when they get too big for the pot we will transplant them outside. There was also a special Earth Day goodie for the residents […]

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Notes in Harmony Performance

Sounds of piano and accordion filled the air this week at Vriendschap Village thanks to the ladies of Notes in Harmony. The crowd clapped and sang along as they played familiar favorites and hymns.

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Educational Outing to Dutch Meadows

Vriendschap Village residents and staff traveled to Dutch Meadows Greenhouse to learn more about various plants we can grow this season as well as purchase some starters. After getting all our “green thumb” goodies, we headed to Pizza Ranch for lunch!

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Men Of A-Chord and Gospel Singers Concert

Vriendschap Village residents traveled to a joint Gospel Concert with Men Of A-Chord from Chicago Illinois and Gospel Singers from Central Iowa 1st CRC in Pella. One of our own, Norm Rozenboom, participated in the choir. What a wonderful concert and many thanks to the gentlemen for sharing your gifts with us and the rest […]

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Volunteer Day

Residents at Vriendschap Village helped the Pella Community during the March Resident Volunteer Day. Volunteers helped fold flyers for the Pella Historical Society, read to students at Pella Christian Elementary School and helped organize donations for Bibles For Missions Thrift Store. Thanks for all the opportunities from the Pella Community and thanks to all 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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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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Notes in Harmony Performance

Sounds of piano and accordion filled the air this week at Vriendschap Village thanks to the ladies of Notes in Harmony. The crowd clapped and sang along as they played familiar favorites and hymns.

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Pella Tulip Time Dutch Dancers Visit Vriendschap Village

A taste of Pella Tulip Time came early to Vriendschap Village this week when the Duchess and Dancers came to perform. The ladies entertained our residents showing them various Dutch dances and then telling about their history. After the presentation residents were treated to special Tulip Cookies. Thanks for sharing your talents with us ladies!

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Men Of A-Chord and Gospel Singers Concert

Vriendschap Village residents traveled to a joint Gospel Concert with Men Of A-Chord from Chicago Illinois and Gospel Singers from Central Iowa 1st CRC in Pella. One of our own, Norm Rozenboom, participated in the choir. What a wonderful concert and many thanks to the gentlemen for sharing your gifts with us and the rest […]

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