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.

Lining up the Perfect Putt with Gordon Nettle

Resident Gordon Nettle shared his passion for golf with us during a recent Watermark University class entitled, Lining Up The Perfect Putt. Gordon showed all in attendance the passion and patience it takes to knock in that needed putt on the golf course. Thanks so much Gordon!

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Carroll Arkema Shares His Love of Poetry

Poet Carroll Arkema recently visited Vriendschap Village. He has written two books about Iowa and New York. These poems are about the experiences he had as a child on the farm in Iowa and as an adult in the New York metropolitan area where he lived since he graduated from college. Our residents really enjoyed […]

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Pella Christian Kindergarten Classes Visit for Special Performance

Kindergarten students from Pella Christian Elementary School visited Vriendschap Village residents on Friday and gave a special program of singing and dancing with enthusiasm. After the performance, the kids brought books along to read to our residents. Thanks so much to the students, teachers and helpers that made our afternoon so much fun. We would […]

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Pella Men’s Gospel Chorus Concert Outing

Vriendschap Village residents traveled to Pella First Reformed Church this week and attended the concert of the Pella Men's Gospel Chorus. What a wonderful event!

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Lunch Outing to Goldie’s and Trip to Neil Smith Nature Center in Prairie City

Vriendschap Village residents and staff traveled to Prairie City for lunch and to the Neil Smith Nature Center to look for some bison. We were lucky enough to see over 30! It was a great trip for all.

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Ice Cream Outing to Jersey Freeze

Residents traveled on our community bus to Jersey Freeze for our ice cream outing. It was so delicious!

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Soup Supper Benefits Alzheimer’s Association

Vriendschap Village staff, residents and friends joined together to hold a Soup Supper with all proceeds going to the Alzheimer's Association. For a free-will donation, those in attendance got a great meal and conversation, and entertainment by the Living Water Quartet. It was a great night! Thanks to all who participated and attended.

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Soup Supper

Join us Thursday, March 22nd from 4:30pm to 6:00pm for a Soup Supper for our residents! Enjoy a hearty bowl of soup sure to hit the spot. Donations will benefit the Alzheimer's Association. There will be a concert of the Roozeboom Quartet following the supper at 6 p.m.

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February Resident Birthday and Anniversary Party

Residents and staff gathered together this week to celebrate all those who are celebrating birthdays and anniversaries in February. We were treated to red velvet birthday cake and ice cream ....YUM!!!!!

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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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Pella Men’s Gospel Chorus Concert Outing

Vriendschap Village residents traveled to Pella First Reformed Church this week and attended the concert of the Pella Men's Gospel Chorus. What a wonderful event!

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Pella Christian Kindergarten Classes Visit for Special Performance

Kindergarten students from Pella Christian Elementary School visited Vriendschap Village residents on Friday and gave a special program of singing and dancing with enthusiasm. After the performance, the kids brought books along to read to our residents. Thanks so much to the students, teachers and helpers that made our afternoon so much fun. We would […]

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Pella Tulip Queen and Court Visit Vriendschap

Pella Tulip Queen for 2018, Juliana Van Gorp, and her court of  Naomi Tripp, Lexi De Jong, Tressa Vos and Elise Beukelman visited Vriendschap Village this week to get us all in the mood for Tulip Time scheduled for the 1st week in May. The queen and her court gave a presentation full of singing, dancing […]

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