Vriendschap Village

  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care
  • Short-Term Stays

The Best Value in Pella Senior Living

Vriendschap Village, located in Pella, is a retirement community offering Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care. Enjoy great dining in an elegant dining room, a fitness center with wellness programs, a woodworking shop and personal garden plots – all just 30 minutes by car from Des Moines Metropolitan Area. Choose from more than a dozen floor plans.

Life at Vriendschap Village

Pumpkin cheesecake in autumn setting

Fall 2015 Watermark University Catalog is here!

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With almost 10 different classes with everything from Armchair Travelogue to Alaska to Pumpkin Pie 101 to Love of Nature and even How to Crochet, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these […]

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September 2015 Newsletters & Activity Calendars

Are you interested in learning something new? Our Watermark University classes are open to the public and they are FREE. Check out our September events and join us anytime! » Click to view the Independent Living Calendar. » Click to view the Assisted Living Calendar. » Click to view the Memory Care Calendar.

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Watermark University Class: How to Make Egg Rolls

Today Chery (our Care Assistant) demonstrated how to make egg rolls! She brought copies of the recipe and provided one to all the residents. She also brought extra wraps and filling so the residents had the opportunity to wrap an egg roll themselves. The egg rolls were delicious!!

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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


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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The DeHaai’s Love Story will be on WHO-TV at 5:00pm this week.

Residents of Vriendschap Village celebrate 70 years of marriage, Elfrieda and Kermit DeHaai, will be on WHO-TV to tell their love story!

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Celebrate Senior Citizens Day

Let us treat you on Senior Citizens Day with a delicious breakfast in our community.  Fresh Pancakes smoothered with maple syrup and savory bacon. ALL to celebrate YOU!  August 21 at 9:00 am at Vriendschap Village- 2602 Fifield Road, Pella, Iowa    

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