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  • Jim Brady Trio Concert Trip

    Jim Brady Trio Concert Trip

    Several Vriendschap Village residents traveled to Pella Christian High School where the Iowa Southern Gospel Music Concerts hosted the Jim Brady Trio for a special performance.

  • Intergenerational Art Program

    Intergenerational Art Program

    Vriendschap Village held its first of 4 Intergenerational Art Classes entitled “Seasons” that will occur every other month. Each participant was given a canvas to paint a scene from summer as “saying goodbye to summer.” In November they will be asked to paint an almost identical scene in fall, in January it will be winter and March […]

  • Grape Growing and Harvesting with Larry Engbers

    Grape Growing and Harvesting with Larry Engbers

    Resident Larry Engbers spoke during our Grape Growing and Harvesting Watermark University class. Larry and his wife Vi were owner’s of Larry’s Berries and Vi Vines a local business where they raised grapes and harvested them and supplied them to local vineyards. Larry spoke about the process and answered questions from those in attendance. Thanks […]

  • Wishing Our Fellow Florida Area Communities and Those in Hurricane Irma’s Path Our Support

    Wishing Our Fellow Florida Area Communities and Those in Hurricane Irma’s Path Our Support

    Vriendschap residents and staff are thinking of our fellow brethren communities in Florida who are facing Irma and all those who are in its path and those who have been suffering during this hurricane season. Thinking of you all!

  • Meet The Author – Elizabeth Lonseth

    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 […]

Upcoming Events

september, 2017

20sepChair Yoga9:00 am - 9:30 am CST 2602 Fifield Road, Pella, Iowa 50219
20sepComputer Class10:45 am - 11:30 am 2602 Fifield Road, Pella, Iowa 50219

october, 2017

3octBalance Class9:00 am - 9:30 am CST
4octChair Yoga9:00 am - 9:30 am CST 2602 Fifield Road, Pella, Iowa 50219

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Intergenerational Art Program

Vriendschap Village held its first of 4 Intergenerational Art Classes entitled “Seasons” that will occur every other month. Each participant was given a canvas to paint a scene from summer as “saying goodbye to summer.” In November they will be asked to paint an almost identical scene in fall, in January it will be winter and March […]

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Grape Growing and Harvesting with Larry Engbers

Resident Larry Engbers spoke during our Grape Growing and Harvesting Watermark University class. Larry and his wife Vi were owner’s of Larry’s Berries and Vi Vines a local business where they raised grapes and harvested them and supplied them to local vineyards. Larry spoke about the process and answered questions from those in attendance. Thanks […]

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Wishing Our Fellow Florida Area Communities and Those in Hurricane Irma’s Path Our Support

Vriendschap residents and staff are thinking of our fellow brethren communities in Florida who are facing Irma and all those who are in its path and those who have been suffering during this hurricane season. Thinking of you all!

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Jim Brady Trio Concert Trip

Several Vriendschap Village residents traveled to Pella Christian High School where the Iowa Southern Gospel Music Concerts hosted the Jim Brady Trio for a special performance.

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Heartland Reformed Church hosted Gospel Quartets

Residents traveled to Heartland Reformed Church in Pella to hear gospel music from three area quartets: Heading Home, Living Water and Sharon Bethel Quartet.

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Trip to Neil Smith Nature Center and Ice Cream Outing to Goldies

We had a full bus of residents as we headed to the Neil Smith Nature Center in Prairie City. We had a great time learning in the nature center and we were able to see a bison on the plain. We then head to Goldies for some ice cream ……yum!

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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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Beef Stroganoff

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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