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  • August 2017 Vriendschap Village Activity Calendars

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

  • Volunteer Day

    Volunteer Day

    Residents helped out in the community during volunteer day.

  • Red Rock Threshers Tractor Ride Parade

    Red Rock Threshers Tractor Ride Parade

    The Red Rock Threshers Tractor Ride came through Pella last week and residents enjoyed sitting out and seeing all the different styles and sizes of tractors. Thank you to the organizers for including us!

  • Wii Bowling Tournament

    Wii Bowling Tournament

    Residents participated in the inaugural Vriendschap Village Wii Bowling Tournament. Congratulations to Bob Beyer who finished in first place; Wilber Veenstra finished second place; Larry Engbers and Marilyn Veenstra tied for 3rd Place. Thanks for all who participated and those who cheered on the competitors.

  • Vriendschap residents travel to Red Rock Balloonfest

    Vriendschap residents travel to Red Rock Balloonfest

    Residents and staff climbed on the bus and headed to Red Rock Lake this weekend for the annual balloonfest. There was a great crowd on Friday night along with great music and the wind was just right to launch!

Upcoming Events

july, 2017

24julCoffee and Cookies10:00 am - 10:45 am CST 2602 Fifield Road, Pella, Iowa 50219
27julChair Yoga9:00 am - 9:30 am CST 2602 Fifield Road, Pella, Iowa 50219

august, 2017

3augChair Yoga9:00 am - 9:30 am CST 2602 Fifield Road, Pella, Iowa 50219
3augComputer Class10:45 am - 11:30 am 2602 Fifield Road, Pella, Iowa 50219

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

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Wii Bowling Tournament

Residents participated in the inaugural Vriendschap Village Wii Bowling Tournament. Congratulations to Bob Beyer who finished in first place; Wilber Veenstra finished second place; Larry Engbers and Marilyn Veenstra tied for 3rd Place. Thanks for all who participated and those who cheered on the competitors.

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Sheryl Stam Piano Students Recital

Piano students of Sheryl Stam, daughter of our own Lois Galema, performed for our residents last week. Most of the performances were duets and everyone enjoyed listening to all the hard work the students put in.

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Volunteer Day

Residents helped out in the community during volunteer day.

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Red Rock Threshers Tractor Ride Parade

The Red Rock Threshers Tractor Ride came through Pella last week and residents enjoyed sitting out and seeing all the different styles and sizes of tractors. Thank you to the organizers for including us!

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Vriendschap residents travel to Red Rock Balloonfest

Residents and staff climbed on the bus and headed to Red Rock Lake this weekend for the annual balloonfest. There was a great crowd on Friday night along with great music and the wind was just right to launch!

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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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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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Pella Tulip Queen and Court Visit

2017 Tulip Time Queen Halle Van Vark and Jessa Bokhoven, Hannah Emmert, Sophia Steenhoek and Jennifer Van Haaften, the 2017 Tulip Time Court visited Vriendschap Village for a special performance. Residents enjoyed the pageantry, songs and learning about the history of Pella Tulip Time and Holland. Thanks so much ladies for spending some time with […]

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