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.

Vriendschap Village Art and Craft Day

Vriendschap Village residents showed off their works of art during our art and craft day. This day was to celebrate the artist in all of us. There were a variety of crafts, quilts, paintings, woodwork, handwork and drawings. Thanks to all our residents who participated and all those viewed the display and showed their support!

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Covenant Reformed Church of Pella Hymn Sing

Members of the Covenant Reformed Church of Pella joined together with residents at Vriendschap Village for a hymn sing last night. There were some great chords and smiles to go around. After the hymn sing all were invited to stay, socialize and have refreshments.

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Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro with Gary Geels

Gary Geels, son of Vriendschap's own Nelson Geels, joined our residents after our monthly resident birthday and anniversary party to talk about climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. Gary spoke about the climb, gave out a booklet of information complete with pictures and answered all of the residents' questions. It was a very educational and entertaining presentation, thank-you Gary […]

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Lunch Outing to Tasos’ in Oskaloosa!

Residents and staff traveled to Oskaloosa this month for a lunch outing at Tasos' located downtown. The food, service and company were great!

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Pella Christian High School Spring Concert

Residents and staff of Vriendschap Village were thoroughly entertained by members of the Pella Christian Vocal Department as they presented their Spring Concert last night. Great music and fellowship shared by all!

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Vriendschap Village at Tulip Time

Wow, what a great Pella Tulip Time 2018 for the town and the residents, friends and staff of Vriendschap Village. We welcomed many visitors to our town and participated in all the events: the food, the street sweeping, the parades and all of the fun! We look forward to doing it again next year!

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Watermark University Class: How to Plan the Perfect Fiesta!

Vriendschap staff members Keri Bronemann, Demetria Stanbro and Kayla Haring helped bring a little taste of Mexico to our residents with their Fiesta! The ladies provided instructions and showed our residents how to make a delicious taco bake, chips and dip as well as margaritas, and gave them plenty of opportunities to taste. Thanks so much for […]

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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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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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Covenant Reformed Church of Pella Hymn Sing

Members of the Covenant Reformed Church of Pella joined together with residents at Vriendschap Village for a hymn sing last night. There were some great chords and smiles to go around. After the hymn sing all were invited to stay, socialize and have refreshments.

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Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro with Gary Geels

Gary Geels, son of Vriendschap's own Nelson Geels, joined our residents after our monthly resident birthday and anniversary party to talk about climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. Gary spoke about the climb, gave out a booklet of information complete with pictures and answered all of the residents' questions. It was a very educational and entertaining presentation, thank-you Gary […]

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Madison Elementary School Kindergarten Classes Visit Vriendschap Village

Kindergarten classes from Madison Elementary School came to Vriendschap Village today and sang several songs for our residents. After the performance, the children brought books and read to the residents. Everyone had a great time. Thanks so much to the kids and teachers for visiting us!

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