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  • Health Talk: Hypertension

    Health Talk: Hypertension

    Shannon Bris, Executive Director, RN BSN from our friends at Kindred Home Care spoke to residents about hypertension.

  • Valentine’s Day festivities a success!

    Valentine’s Day festivities a success!

    Residents and staff joined together to celebrate Valentine’s Day in their own special way. First there was a Prime Rib lunch with all the fixings…Yum! Then in the afternoon we had a special Valentine’s Day Party with sweet treats and entertainment by Russ Stravers. In the evening, residents watched a special Valentine’s Day movie “The Lost Valentine” with popcorn […]

  • Watermark University Class with Chris Showers on Daytona 500

    Watermark University Class with Chris Showers on Daytona 500

    Vriendschap’s resident racing expert, Chris Showers, hosted a Watermark University class today about upcoming Daytona 500 and answered the crowd’s questions. Chris talked about the “ins and outs” of the race and stock car racing. Thanks for sharing your time and expertise, Chris!

  • A Country Ride to See the Snow

    A Country Ride to See the Snow

    Residents from The Gardens climbed on the bus for a country ride to see the recent snowfall in the area and get a hot cup of coffee or hot chocolate at the Perk here in Pella.

  • Super Bowl Party

    Super Bowl Party

    Residents and staff joined together to watch the big game.

Upcoming Events

february, 2018

18febSunday Church Service2:30 pm - 3:30 pm CST 2602 Fifield Road, Pella, Iowa 50219
19febWii Bowling2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST 2602 Fifield Road ,Pella, Iowa 50219

march, 2018

3marFriday Night Movie6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST 2602 Fifield Road, Pella, Iowa 50219
4marSunday Church Service2:30 pm - 3:30 pm CST 2602 Fifield Road, Pella, Iowa 50219

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Health Talk: Hypertension

Shannon Bris, Executive Director, RN BSN from our friends at Kindred Home Care spoke to residents about hypertension.

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Valentine’s Day festivities a success!

Residents and staff joined together to celebrate Valentine’s Day in their own special way. First there was a Prime Rib lunch with all the fixings…Yum! Then in the afternoon we had a special Valentine’s Day Party with sweet treats and entertainment by Russ Stravers. In the evening, residents watched a special Valentine’s Day movie “The Lost Valentine” with popcorn […]

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Watermark University Class with Chris Showers on Daytona 500

Vriendschap’s resident racing expert, Chris Showers, hosted a Watermark University class today about upcoming Daytona 500 and answered the crowd’s questions. Chris talked about the “ins and outs” of the race and stock car racing. Thanks for sharing your time and expertise, Chris!

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A Country Ride to See the Snow

Residents from The Gardens climbed on the bus for a country ride to see the recent snowfall in the area and get a hot cup of coffee or hot chocolate at the Perk here in Pella.

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Lunch Outing to Pizza Ranch

Vriendschap residents braved the cooler weather this week and headed to Pizza Ranch for the buffet. It was delicious!

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Ice Cream Road Trip

Residents from our Memory Care neighborhood got to take a bus ride to enjoy the nice weather and some ice cream. Yum!!!!

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Valentine’s Day festivities a success!

Residents and staff joined together to celebrate Valentine’s Day in their own special way. First there was a Prime Rib lunch with all the fixings…Yum! Then in the afternoon we had a special Valentine’s Day Party with sweet treats and entertainment by Russ Stravers. In the evening, residents watched a special Valentine’s Day movie “The Lost Valentine” with popcorn […]

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Lunch Outing to Bubba-Q’s

Vriendschap residents headed out to lunch over at Bubba-Q’s. The food was delicious and the company was great!

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Veterans Day Celebration

Vriendschap Village hosted a Veterans Day celebration. We honored our 20 in-house veterans as well as friends and family that served or are currently serving in the military. We also invited area veterans and many joined us. We then had a cookie reception for all and a special lunch for Vriendschap Veterans their spouses and […]

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Showcase of Talent

We’re thrilled to introduce our 2018 edition of EXPRESSIONS, Watermark’s annual calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. This calendar reminds us that our communities are collective creations of friendly, caring individuals who are generous with their time and talents. Whether expressing their individual creativity through paint, clay, yarn, stone or an outstretched hand, they […]

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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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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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Valentine’s Day festivities a success!

Residents and staff joined together to celebrate Valentine’s Day in their own special way. First there was a Prime Rib lunch with all the fixings…Yum! Then in the afternoon we had a special Valentine’s Day Party with sweet treats and entertainment by Russ Stravers. In the evening, residents watched a special Valentine’s Day movie “The Lost Valentine” with popcorn […]

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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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