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.

Tales of a State Representative with Harold Van Maanen

Resident Harold Van Maanen held a Watermark University class on being a representative in the Iowa House of Representatives and his time as Speaker of the House. Thanks for sharing Harold, we hope to hear more in the future.

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You’re Invited – Iowa State Fair!

We’re bringing our own version of the Iowa State Fair to Vriendschap Village and you’re invited to join the fun on Wednesday, August 1st from 2:30pm – 6:00pm. We’ll celebrate with local bands, a tractor display by the Red Rock Thrashers, farm animals, race cars, a quilt show and more. Enter the pie eating contest, peruse […]

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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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Red Rock Balloon Festival Outing

Residents and staff traveled to Red Rock Lake to the Red Rock Balloon Fest. Even though the evening flight didn't take place, hot air balloons were blown up for people to see. We had a great time!

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Pella 4th of July Parade

Despite the heat, residents and staff found a nice shady spot to sit and watch the 4th of July parade. Such a wonderful event and thanks for all the Pella residents for making it so special.

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Vriendschap Village Enjoys Thursday Evenings in Pella

Residents and staff traveled downtown for Thursday evenings in Pella this week. The theme was "Ag in the City" and there were plenty of animals, farm machinery and food for all to enjoy!

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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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Vriendschap Family Picnic on June 19th – Deadline to register is June 13th!

We welcome summer with our Family Picnic on June 19th from 4:30pm - 6:30pm. Residents are encouraged to invite family members to join us for a picnic meal of hamburgers, hot dogs with all the fixings and special homemade ice-cream for dessert. We will also have special entertainment by the Sully Big Band starting at […]

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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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Tales of a State Representative with Harold Van Maanen

Resident Harold Van Maanen held a Watermark University class on being a representative in the Iowa House of Representatives and his time as Speaker of the House. Thanks for sharing Harold, we hope to hear more in the future.

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Red Rock Balloon Festival Outing

Residents and staff traveled to Red Rock Lake to the Red Rock Balloon Fest. Even though the evening flight didn't take place, hot air balloons were blown up for people to see. We had a great time!

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Hymn Sing with Paul Zagunis

Vriendschap Village welcomed Mr. Paul Zagunis as he played his guitar and led a hymn sing with our residents this week. Everyone enjoyed the opportunity to sing and make a joyful noise. Thanks for sharing your talent, Paul!

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