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.

Shepherd’s Staff Gospel Quartet

We were once again happy to host the members of Shepherd's Staff Quartet as they entertained us this week. Thanks gentlemen (and Nora) for entertaining us and spreading your positive message. We look forward to having you back!

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Road Trip through the Back Roads

The rain has finally stopped here in Pella and Vriendschap residents took advantage by loading up and going for a country ride this afternoon. Adam, our Community Life Director, and Lisa, our Executive Director, let our residents choose their destination northeast of town to look at the flooded Skunk River and the crop grounds on […]

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Grandparent’s Day Made Special at Vriendschap Village

This year at Vriendschap Village, Julie Klyn, Sales and Marketing Director, gathered photos from residents of and with their precious grandchildren and displayed them beautifully on our tree in the Assisted Living lobby. Lisa White, our Executive Director, handed out carnations to each resident in Assisted Living and Memory Care on Sunday morning, wishing everyone individually a Happy […]

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Residents Attend “The Last Lion: Winston Churchill” at Pella Opera House

This weekend, Vriendschap Village residents and staff traveled to Pella Opera House for “The Last Lion: Winston Churchill.” This one-man show is both educational and historical. It was performed by author Andrew Edlin. We received free tickets from the Opera House to this performance as a result of a grant from the Marion Co. Community […]

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Extraordinary Outing to Meswaki Casino

Vriendschap residents and staff headed to Tama, Iowa this week to have fun and try our luck. We had good conversation, good food and even though we didn't strike it rich, we had a blast!

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Road Trip through the Back Roads

The rain has finally stopped here in Pella and Vriendschap residents took advantage by loading up and going for a country ride this afternoon. Adam, our Community Life Director, and Lisa, our Executive Director, let our residents choose their destination northeast of town to look at the flooded Skunk River and the crop grounds on […]

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Vriendschap Village’s Thrive Dining™ Tasting Featured in Pella Chronicle

The following article was recently posted in the Pella Chronicle about our recent Thrive Dining™ event. To be directed to the article, please click here. Vriendschap Gets Taste of Cutting-Edge Senior Cuisine By Pat Finan, Editor PELLA - Chef Jeff Ross whetted appetites at Vriendschap Village on Aug. 23 for a new cooking method that […]

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A Summer Meal Tradition!

Vriendschap Village residents helped shuck corn to add to a summer meal. Fresh sweet corn just tastes better!

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Vriendschap Village Hosts Family Picnic

Nearly 200 happy guests arrived at Vriendschap Village on Tuesday, June 19th for the first annual Family Picnic. Everyone enjoyed delicious food from the grill, homemade ice cream from Jerry Bandstra and refreshing drinks all while listening to the Sully Big Band on in the courtyard. Residents, friends, and family complimented the great evening enjoyed […]

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Grandparent’s Day Made Special at Vriendschap Village

This year at Vriendschap Village, Julie Klyn, Sales and Marketing Director, gathered photos from residents of and with their precious grandchildren and displayed them beautifully on our tree in the Assisted Living lobby. Lisa White, our Executive Director, handed out carnations to each resident in Assisted Living and Memory Care on Sunday morning, wishing everyone individually a Happy […]

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Des Moines Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Lisa White, ED, and Denise VanDusseldorp, Associate, attended the Walk to End Alzheimer’s at the State Capital in Des Moines on Saturday morning August 25th. Over 2,600 people registered for this event. Lisa writes, "As you all know finding a cure for this devastating disease is something I hold very dear to my heart. Almost […]

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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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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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Shepherd’s Staff Gospel Quartet

We were once again happy to host the members of Shepherd's Staff Quartet as they entertained us this week. Thanks gentlemen (and Nora) for entertaining us and spreading your positive message. We look forward to having you back!

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Red Red Army Corps of Engineers Educate Residents About Geocaching

Jessica Heath, Natural Resource Specialist (Park Ranger) USACE - Lake Red Rock, came to Vriendschap Village to talk to our residents about geocaching. Have you heard about the geocaching? It is a modern-day nature scavenger hunt. Participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called "geocaches" […]

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Entertainer Russ Stravers Spreads Joy & Hope

Vriendschap Village welcomed Russ Stravers recently to our community for some lively entertainment. He delighted residents with his wonderful singing voice and stories of both joy and hope. Between songs, Russ spoke about some of the struggles he has had in life, and shared how his faith continues to make him strong daily. After the performance, residents had […]

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