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  • 2nd Annual Family BBQ!

    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 […]

  • A Day with the Executive Director – Prairie Meadows Casino Outing

    A Day with the Executive Director – Prairie Meadows Casino Outing

    This month, the crew headed towards Altoona to spend the day at Prairie Meadows! Due to a last minute cancellation we were able to take along one of Vriendschap Village's fabulous gentlemen as well. The residents had fun playing slot machines, people watching and enjoying a delicious buffet. Resident Marty RicKard even taught Lisa White, […]

  • Living a Healthy Lifestyle

    Living a Healthy Lifestyle

    Every day we have a morning exercise class, and we have recently been running out of room for everyone! It is a great problem to have!! We have been inviting more and more people each week as we love to start the day off with a little exercise. We work on several different areas including […]

  • Giving Back to the Community – Angel Tree Camp

    Giving Back to the Community – Angel Tree Camp

    We had some visitors from the Angel Tree Camp come in and talk about all of the great things that Angel Tree does for the children that attend, and ways that we are able to give back and help! Angel Tree Camp helps children who have at least one parent incarcerated, and gives them an […]

  • Sunshine and Smiles

    Sunshine and Smiles

    We are all elated when the weather decides to cooperate and give us some much needed sunshine! Some of the Gardens residents spent the afternoon soaking up the sun and talking with each other about their days. We can't wait for more warm weather and nice days to come, especially with the annual Family BBQ […]

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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 […]

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Living a Healthy Lifestyle

Every day we have a morning exercise class, and we have recently been running out of room for everyone! It is a great problem to have!! We have been inviting more and more people each week as we love to start the day off with a little exercise. We work on several different areas including […]

Read more about Living a Healthy Lifestyle

Giving Back to the Community – Angel Tree Camp

We had some visitors from the Angel Tree Camp come in and talk about all of the great things that Angel Tree does for the children that attend, and ways that we are able to give back and help! Angel Tree Camp helps children who have at least one parent incarcerated, and gives them an […]

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A Day with the Executive Director – Prairie Meadows Casino Outing

This month, the crew headed towards Altoona to spend the day at Prairie Meadows! Due to a last minute cancellation we were able to take along one of Vriendschap Village's fabulous gentlemen as well. The residents had fun playing slot machines, people watching and enjoying a delicious buffet. Resident Marty RicKard even taught Lisa White, […]

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Good Times Continue with this Month’s “Ladies Day with Lisa”

The ladies were at it again! Yesterday Vriendschap Village ladies traveled with Executive Director, Lisa White, and chauffeur (aka front desk manager) Denise Van Dusseldorp, to Ellis Greenhouse in Lucas, Iowa to purchase beautiful flowers for our community. Ellis greenhouse is a family owned business that started from the ground up in 1968. Unlike the big box […]

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Tiptoe Through the Tulips!

The annual Tulip Time Festival has come back to take over Pella once again this year! The tulip flowers were blooming great and the weather has been perfect. With the immense Dutch heritage that flows through Pella and Vriendschap Village, a few of our residents were able to go up town to watch the first […]

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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 […]

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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 is Home to the Tulip Queen

Vriendschap Village is very proud to have the Queen living in our community! Lee Zylstra, who happened to turn 99 years old last week, is also Pella's oldest living Tulip Queen. Lee was named Tulip Queen in 1940. Friday, the current Tulip Queen and her Duchess visited Vriendschap for a tribute to Lee and perform […]

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Lola Mae turns 95!

Lola Mae Klein, a Vriendschap Village resident for almost 12 years, celebrated her 95th birthday this week. Friends, family and most of her neighbors gathered together to celebrate this week. Lola, a lover of music and accomplished piano player had classical music at her party and had pizza for everyone. Lola is known in the […]

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Sea of Red at Vriendschap Village Today!

Vriendschap Village's Management Team and residents participated in "National Wear Red Day" by coming together to raise support of heart disease and sporting their red attire. Our experienced RN's, Tonya Lawrence and Ashely Angelo, performed a presentation to all residents on the importance of heart health. "It is never too late to learn about ways […]

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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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A HUGE thank you!

Our residents that stayed back at the community during the Tulip Time parade wanted to send their thanks to the Pella Opera House for streaming the parade so they could watch it inside! With the generosity from the Opera House, our residents are able to watch all of the parades that happen up town in […]

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Irish Dancers Bring a Touch of Ireland to Vriendschap Village

An Irish Dance Team from the Robert Thomas Dance Center in Des Moines visited Vriendschap Village to bring joy and share their talent this week. Thanks so much ladies, our residents really enjoyed it! Irish dance is rapidly growing in popularity in central Iowa, and the Robert Thomas Dance Center is meeting this demand by […]

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King’s Choraliers from Michigan Share Spiritual Music

Members from the King's Choraliers chorus visited Vriendschap Village during their recent tour. The King's Choraliers of Grand Rapids, Michigan, a male chorus comprised of men with diverse occupations, has roots dating back to 1950. The chorus was organized by Peter VandenBosch, who directed them for 23 years. The second director, Robert Talsma, a graduate […]

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June 2019 Community Life Calendars

We have a lot of great entertainment this month at Vriendschap Village! Our biggest event is our Annual Family BBQ where we invite our families to come eat delicious grilled food and enjoy the sounds of The Sully Big Band. Our schedule also includes offerings like online shopping, a day at the casino, wine making […]

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March 2019 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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February 2019 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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