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  • Pet Therapy: The Perfect Medicine on a Cold Day

    Pet Therapy: The Perfect Medicine on a Cold Day

    Residents greeted some canine friends during their visit this week. A lot of hugs were given and there were smiles all around.

  • Come Visit Our Winter Wonderland

    Come Visit Our Winter Wonderland

    Our building has been transformed into a Winter Wonderland this season thanks to the entire management team working hard, our Sales and Marketing Directors tasteful eye, and many helping hands of our own residents. The community of Pella was invited to join us on Tuesday for our Christmas Tree lighting celebration. Carolers worked their way […]

  • Holiday Light Outing in Altoona

    Holiday Light Outing in Altoona

    We loaded on the bus and headed for a wonderful holiday tradition; to see the lights on the Adventureland campus for Jolly Holiday Lights. Everyone in attendance had a great time, the lights were truly spectacular!

  • Sully Community Church Spreads Christmas Cheer

    Sully Community Church Spreads Christmas Cheer

    Members from the Sully Community Church joined together with Vriendschap Village residents this week to sing Christmas carols as Pastor Jerry shared a message about the true meaning of the season. Church members brought many goodies to share with the residents while they socialized. Thanks again for visiting us and making this an annual tradition!

  • Altoona Christian Church Presents: “That Night in Bethlehem”

    Altoona Christian Church Presents: “That Night in Bethlehem”

    Vriendschap residents headed to Altoona to the Altoona Christian Church for our 5th annual event, "That Night in Bethlehem". This event, held annually the first weekend in December, showcases hundreds of nativity scenes in a peaceful, candle-lit setting. All are welcome to share in the event, which includes holiday music, refreshments, and children's activities. Free-will donations were given to the […]

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Pet Therapy: The Perfect Medicine on a Cold Day

Residents greeted some canine friends during their visit this week. A lot of hugs were given and there were smiles all around.

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Come Visit Our Winter Wonderland

Our building has been transformed into a Winter Wonderland this season thanks to the entire management team working hard, our Sales and Marketing Directors tasteful eye, and many helping hands of our own residents. The community of Pella was invited to join us on Tuesday for our Christmas Tree lighting celebration. Carolers worked their way […]

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Sully Community Church Spreads Christmas Cheer

Members from the Sully Community Church joined together with Vriendschap Village residents this week to sing Christmas carols as Pastor Jerry shared a message about the true meaning of the season. Church members brought many goodies to share with the residents while they socialized. Thanks again for visiting us and making this an annual tradition!

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Holiday Light Outing in Altoona

We loaded on the bus and headed for a wonderful holiday tradition; to see the lights on the Adventureland campus for Jolly Holiday Lights. Everyone in attendance had a great time, the lights were truly spectacular!

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Altoona Christian Church Presents: “That Night in Bethlehem”

Vriendschap residents headed to Altoona to the Altoona Christian Church for our 5th annual event, "That Night in Bethlehem". This event, held annually the first weekend in December, showcases hundreds of nativity scenes in a peaceful, candle-lit setting. All are welcome to share in the event, which includes holiday music, refreshments, and children's activities. Free-will donations were given to the […]

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A Gentleman’s Dinner Outing to Bubba Q’s

Residents went out to supper this week at Bubba Q's in Pella. Even though it was cold outside, the food was hot and tasty!

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Vriendschap Village Residents Enjoy National Caramel Apple Day

In honor of National Caramel Apple Day, Vriendschap Village staff held a Watermark University class so residents could join together and create this sweet treat!

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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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Expressions 2019: Celebrating Active Aging and the Arts

For 19 consecutive years, Watermark has proudly published a full-color wall calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. Featuring works submitted by Watermark residents from coast to coast, Expressions 2019 is sure to inspire creativity within everyone it reaches. Complimentary copies of Expressions 2019 are available for the asking while supplies last. Please call or […]

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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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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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Altoona Christian Church Presents: “That Night in Bethlehem”

Vriendschap residents headed to Altoona to the Altoona Christian Church for our 5th annual event, "That Night in Bethlehem". This event, held annually the first weekend in December, showcases hundreds of nativity scenes in a peaceful, candle-lit setting. All are welcome to share in the event, which includes holiday music, refreshments, and children's activities. Free-will donations were given to the […]

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Guitarist Jim Skrydlak Shares Musical Talents

Local classical guitarist, Jim Skrydlak, played a variety of tunes on his guitar for residents this week. Jim gave a quick description of all the pieces he played and a brief history behind them. We look forward to having him back again soon!

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Sharing Stories with GEMS Girls Group

The GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) from 1st Church came to visit our residents. They performed a couple of songs and then brought some questions and got to know our residents and their biblical knowledge as they worked together to answer questions. Thanks so much for visiting us girls and we look forward to […]

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December 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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November 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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October 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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