Category: Dining

June 21, 2019

2nd Annual Family BBQ!

Our annual Family BBQ has come and gone too soon! It is always great to spend time with friends and family, and get to know everyone else's as well. While we may have had a few rain drops at the beginning, the clouds held off for us during the event to make for a wonderful […]

October 16, 2018

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 […]

September 28, 2018

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 […]

August 28, 2018

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 […]

June 11, 2018

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 […]

May 16, 2018

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 […]

March 8, 2018

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.

February 15, 2018

Valentine’s Day festivities a success!

Residents and staff joined together to celebrate Valentine's Day in their own special way. First there was a Prime Rib lunch with all the fixings...Yum! Then in the afternoon we had a special Valentine's Day Party with sweet treats and entertainment by Russ Stravers. In the evening, residents watched a special Valentine's Day movie "The Lost Valentine" with popcorn […]

November 13, 2017

Veterans Day Celebration

Vriendschap Village hosted a Veterans Day celebration. We honored our 20 in-house veterans as well as friends and family that served or are currently serving in the military. We also invited area veterans and many joined us. We then had a cookie reception for all and a special lunch for Vriendschap Veterans their spouses and […]

November 22, 2016

Bon Appétit with Thrive Dining™

Thrive Dining™ is a revolutionary dining program designed to restore the dignity and enjoyment of mealtime for individuals with cognitive or physical challenges. Thrive Dining™ features Watermark Communities’ Chef recipes and high quality, freshly prepared gourmet menu items, transformed into incredibly tasty, nutritionally balanced, protein packed meals. Watermark Chefs start by using the Grind Dining “patent-pending” […]

October 26, 2016

Vriendschap Village Remodel Places Fourth Nationally

Vriendschap Village placed fourth in the 8th Annual Environments for Aging Remodel/Renovation Competition. The renovation of the Independent Living common areas, dining room, and entrance sought to merge the previously separated Independent Living and Assisted Living residents. The renovation brought the creation of a new café for residents complete with coffee, cappuccino, and meals to go. Read more […]