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  • Entertainer Russ Stravers Spreads Joy & Hope

    Entertainer Russ Stravers Spreads Joy & Hope

    Vriendschap Village welcomed Russ Stravers recently to our community for some lively entertainment. He delighted residents with his wonderful singing voice and stories of both joy and hope. Between songs, Russ spoke about some of the struggles he has had in life, and shared how his faith continues to make him strong daily. After the performance, residents had […]

  • Residents Attend “Kiss Me, Kate” Performance by Union Street Players

    Residents Attend “Kiss Me, Kate” Performance by Union Street Players

    Union Street Players of Pella recently put on the play Kiss Me, Kate and residents of Vriendschap Village attended the performance, thoroughly enjoying the show. There were many local residents in the play that were friends and family of our residents. Kiss Me, Kate was written by Samuel and Bella Spewack with music and lyrics […]

  • We brought the fair to Vriendschap!

    We brought the fair to Vriendschap!

    Vriendschap Village brought the fair to our residents last week. Our fair started with our blue ribbon events (items brought by residents such as handcrafts, woodwork and baked goods). Then we ushered our residents just outside our doors where we had tractors provided by Red Rock Threshers, FFA students and several resident families had farm animals to […]

  • Gorgeous Weather and Great Company

    Gorgeous Weather and Great Company

    The weather in Pella was amazing this morning, there was absolutely no humidity! We knew it wouldn't last long, so Lisa, Executive Director and resident Thelma decided to advantage of it by enjoying some fresh air outside. The building looks beautiful with our flower beds maintained by our own resident gardeners!

  • August 2018 Community Life Calendars

    August 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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Entertainer Russ Stravers Spreads Joy & Hope

Vriendschap Village welcomed Russ Stravers recently to our community for some lively entertainment. He delighted residents with his wonderful singing voice and stories of both joy and hope. Between songs, Russ spoke about some of the struggles he has had in life, and shared how his faith continues to make him strong daily. After the performance, residents had […]

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We brought the fair to Vriendschap!

Vriendschap Village brought the fair to our residents last week. Our fair started with our blue ribbon events (items brought by residents such as handcrafts, woodwork and baked goods). Then we ushered our residents just outside our doors where we had tractors provided by Red Rock Threshers, FFA students and several resident families had farm animals to […]

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Gorgeous Weather and Great Company

The weather in Pella was amazing this morning, there was absolutely no humidity! We knew it wouldn't last long, so Lisa, Executive Director and resident Thelma decided to advantage of it by enjoying some fresh air outside. The building looks beautiful with our flower beds maintained by our own resident gardeners!

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Residents Attend “Kiss Me, Kate” Performance by Union Street Players

Union Street Players of Pella recently put on the play Kiss Me, Kate and residents of Vriendschap Village attended the performance, thoroughly enjoying the show. There were many local residents in the play that were friends and family of our residents. Kiss Me, Kate was written by Samuel and Bella Spewack with music and lyrics […]

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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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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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Entertainer Russ Stravers Spreads Joy & Hope

Vriendschap Village welcomed Russ Stravers recently to our community for some lively entertainment. He delighted residents with his wonderful singing voice and stories of both joy and hope. Between songs, Russ spoke about some of the struggles he has had in life, and shared how his faith continues to make him strong daily. After the performance, residents had […]

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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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