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  • Vriendschap Village’s First Fall Fest was Fabulous

    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 […]

  • Behind the Scenes at Pella Municipal Airport

    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 […]

  • Fall Wreath Craft Project

    Fall Wreath Craft Project

    Thanks to good friend Robin Braun, Vriendschap Village residents got to help decorate their doors and apartments for the fall season with wreaths last week. Robin helped residents use wooden hoops and then glue on fall flowers, leaves and other decorations. Everyone who attended left with a wreath. Some went on doors, in apartments and […]

  • Shhhhh… It’s a Surprise!

    Shhhhh… It’s a Surprise!

    The Vriendschap Village Management Team was able to pull off a surprise Retirement Party for our dear Laura Van Dusseldorp. Julie Klyn, Sales and Marketing Director, planned the event with lots of fun games and surprises. All residents were invited and gave Laura their well wishes, many cards, hugs, and tears. Laura has been a great […]

  • Robert Slings Country & Gospel Performance Delights Crowd

    Robert Slings Country & Gospel Performance Delights Crowd

    Entertainer Robert Slings (Have Guitar, Will Travel) from Prairie City joined together with residents this week for some singing and story sharing. Bob sang several gospel and old time hymns which the crowd joined in on and then sang several country tunes. After the performance, he sat and talked with several friends that are residents. […]

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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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Fall Wreath Craft Project

Thanks to good friend Robin Braun, Vriendschap Village residents got to help decorate their doors and apartments for the fall season with wreaths last week. Robin helped residents use wooden hoops and then glue on fall flowers, leaves and other decorations. Everyone who attended left with a wreath. Some went on doors, in apartments and […]

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Shhhhh… It’s a Surprise!

The Vriendschap Village Management Team was able to pull off a surprise Retirement Party for our dear Laura Van Dusseldorp. Julie Klyn, Sales and Marketing Director, planned the event with lots of fun games and surprises. All residents were invited and gave Laura their well wishes, many cards, hugs, and tears. Laura has been a great […]

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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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Celebrating Fall – Pierce’s Pumpkin Patch Outing

Vriendschap Village residents and staff headed to Pierce's Pumpkin Patch to get pumpkins to decorate and paint to display throughout the building.

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Flying Pans Concert at Central College

This week, Vriendschap Village residents and staff traveled to Central College to enjoy the Flying Pans Alumni Steel Band 12th Annual Concert. The Flying Pans Steel Band is the only college ensemble in the country that plays steel pan drums. The instruments originated in Trinidad and Tobago, but the group doesn't limit itself to Caribbean […]

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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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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 […]

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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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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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Robert Slings Country & Gospel Performance Delights Crowd

Entertainer Robert Slings (Have Guitar, Will Travel) from Prairie City joined together with residents this week for some singing and story sharing. Bob sang several gospel and old time hymns which the crowd joined in on and then sang several country tunes. After the performance, he sat and talked with several friends that are residents. […]

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Pella Public Library Educational Talk

Wendy Street, Pella Public Library Director, spoke with Vriendschap Village residents about the opportunities that are available through the library. Wendy talked not only about books, but educational programs, on-line resources and even checking out cake pans, tools and seeds to plant in your garden.

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