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.

Oktoberfest Style Musical Entertainment by Roger Christians & Family

Roger Christians, brother of Vriendschap Village resident Mary Lou Heetland, and members of her family, came to entertain our residents this week with their songs and comedy in the German Oktoberfest style. Thanks you so much for the fun!

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We Salute Veterans

Words cannot express our appreciation of those who served our country. This Veteran’s Day at Watermark communities coast to coast, we continue our commitment to recording the advice, life lessons and video interviews of our veterans in residence. We welcome veterans, their families and friends to join us for our Veteran’s Day observations and upcoming […]

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Central Students Lend A Helping Hand

Central students and staff came to Vriendschap Village during their work day and helped clear out old bushes in the front entrance and plant tulip bulbs. They also helped move lawn furniture inside for the winter and reorganize the activity room. Thanks so much for your help Central, we appreciate you!

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Oklahoma! Musical Receives Rave Reviews

We loaded a bus full of Vriendschap Village residents and attended Pella Christian High School's presentation of the musical Oklahoma! The residents were all a "buzz" about the great singing, acting and dancing performances the students did in the show. Great job everyone ------ WE LOVED IT! The musical is based on Lynn Riggs' 1931 […]

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A Fall Country Ride Is Just What We Needed

Vriendschap Village residents climbed on the bus this week for a country ride to see all the changing fall colors and leaves falling. We headed towards Lake Red Rock and drove around the dam, several campgrounds and ended up back in town. It was a sunny day and perfect for the drive!

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Behind the Scenes at Pella Municipal Airport

Thanks to the wonderful people who work at the Pella airport, along with our resident pilot, Dan Nugteren, we had a great tour of the airport and see the behind the scenes work that goes on everyday. Even though it was a little windy and cold we got to go out to the hanger and […]

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Vriendschap Village Residents Enjoy National Caramel Apple Day

In honor of National Caramel Apple Day, Vriendschap Village staff held a Watermark University class so residents could join together and create this sweet treat!

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Vriendschap Village’s First Fall Fest was Fabulous

Vriendschap Village Management Team put together a Fall Fest Party on Monday evening and everyone was invited. 140 guests arrived and had a fabulous time.  Dining Services made homemade Chili, Vegetable Beef Soup, and Cheeseburger Chowder deliciously paired with Cinnamon Rolls. Fall cocktails and mocktails were enjoyed by all.  Entertainment was provided by the Sully […]

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Vriendschap Village Hosts “Ciders and Sweaters” Event to Welcome Fall

Thursday evening the Vriendschap Village Team partnered up with A&P Pub, and hosted a Ciders and Sweaters event. Over 135 people gathered in our courtyard to hear live music from Notes of Harmony, our own Kitchen Band, and Jim Skrydlak on the guitar. Dining Services made homemade apple cider and hot chocolate along with delicious […]

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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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Oktoberfest Style Musical Entertainment by Roger Christians & Family

Roger Christians, brother of Vriendschap Village resident Mary Lou Heetland, and members of her family, came to entertain our residents this week with their songs and comedy in the German Oktoberfest style. Thanks you so much for the fun!

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Mobility Worldwide – PET Carts and the Ministry Behind Them

Pete Verhey of Mobility Worldwide from Leighton Iowa gave a presentation about the PET carts that are peddled by hand. It provides mobility for many across the world. PET International is based in Columbia Missouri. They have 20+ branches across the country. There is a branch in Leighton Iowa. The focus of PET is to […]

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Bluegrass Sounds with Joe & Lori King

Joe and Lori King brought bluegrass sound to Vriendschap Village to share with our residents. Joe is a great guitarist and Lori is a great vocalist and musician as well. We really enjoyed the performance and look forward to having them back!

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November 2018 Community Life Calendars

Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further. We’ve got a month full of exciting programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest!

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October 2018 Community Life Calendars

Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further. We’ve got a month full of exciting programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest!

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September 2018 Community Life Calendars

Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further. We’ve got a month full of exciting programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest.

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