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Vintage Hills at Prairie Trail

The Best Value in Ankeny Senior Living

Vintage Hills at Prairie Trail, located in Ankeny, Iowa is a retirement community offering Assisted Living and Memory Care on an intimate senior campus. Vintage Hills at Prairie Trail is located just minutes from shopping, dining, entertainment and healthcare.

In this small, but friendly atmosphere we offer extraordinary cuisine, fun events, interesting classes and unsurpassed customized care. Choose from studio apartments to spacious two-bedroom suites, wonderfully appointed with a kitchen, large living room and bathrooms.

Residents of Vintage Hills at Prairie Trail enjoy services and amenities that support a carefree, fun-filled lifestyle. Our on-site amenities include a courtyard with walking path, library and computer center with high speed internet, full-service beauty salon and barber shop, billiards room, movie theater, country store, fitness and wellness center as well as an elegant dining room with private dining available.

Life at Vintage Hills at Prairie Trail

A Celebration! 70 Years of Marriage!

Vintage Hills at Prairie Trail hosted a celebration for Neal and Mary Jane Clemmer for an amazing milestone: 70 years of marriage! The staff, residents of Vintage Hills, friends and family of the Clemmers all raised a glass of champagne to toast this wonderful couple for their amazing milestone. The menu for the celebration was chosen […]

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Starting in January: Afternoon Meditation

The physical effects of mindfulness meditation are astounding. Here are just a few of the benefits for seniors: 1.) Mindfulness boosts the immune system. 2.) Mindfulness slows the progression of disease also has a protective effect against cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer’s and dementia. 3.) Mindfulness reduces stress and depression. 4.) Mindfulness reduces loneliness. Mindfulness teaches the […]

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Starting in January: Gentle Chair Yoga

Chair yoga is one of the gentlest forms of yoga available, a unique yoga style that adapts yoga positions and poses through creative use of a chair. Poses are done seated on the chair or the chair is used for support during standing and balance poses. The chair allows for greater stability to help you […]

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Dining

Holiday Family Potluck for Memory Care

Vintage Hills is hosting a holiday potluck for residents and their families. The Memory Care potluck will be December 19th at 5:00pm. We will provide the main dish. Please bring a side dish, salad or dessert to share. Please RSVP to Angelia McCright, Community Life Director by Monday December 12th. She can be reached at 1-515-639-2179 or amccright@watermarkcommunities.com […]

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Holiday Family Potluck for Assisted Living

Vintage Hills is hosting a holiday potluck for residents and their families. We will provide the main dish. Please bring a side dish, salad or dessert to share. This year, we are dividing the potluck into wings of the building. Each pot luck will be held at 6:00pm in the dining room. Rooms 101-109 will hold their potluck on […]

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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” […]

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Out and About

Festival of the Nativity

The residents of Vintage Hills travelled to Altoona on Friday, December 2nd to see the Festival of the Nativity hosted by the Altoona Christian Church.  This was a beautiful seasonal display with hundreds of nativity scenes.  Each display explained where it originated from and its age.  There were many from all over the world, including Bethlehem […]

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Vintage Hills on the Prairie

The residents of Vintage Hills at Prairie Trail traveled to the prairie to see what Iowa was like prior to the Euro-American settlement in the 1840’s. The Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge was created by an act of Congress to re-create 8,600 acres of tallgrass prairie and oak savanna. The native plant and animal communities that […]

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The Residents of Vintage Hills have an Extraordinary Adventure!

The Bridges of Madison County, the 1992 hit by best selling author Robert James Waller, made the covered bridges of Winterset, Iowa world famous.  The novel was eventually made into a movie which starred Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood and was shot on location in Winterset, Iowa.  The residents of Vintage Hills were able to experience a […]

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On Aging

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” […]

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Intergenerational Programming Enriches the Lives of Seniors and Children

Intergenerational Programming occurs when seniors and youth come together to share time and experiences. “Intergenerational programming,” as defined by the National Council on the Aging, involves those “activities or programs that increase cooperation, interaction or exchange between any two generations. It involves the sharing of skills, knowledge or experience between old and young.” At Vintage Hills we open our […]

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Veterans offer life lessons in service, featured in Healthy Aging.

We are thrilled to announce that we have received outstanding national coverage for our Veterans Life Lessons initiative in the Healthy Aging Magazine, published on November 11th, 2016. To read the original article, please click here. Celebrating Our Veterans Around the U.S. Watermark Retirement Communities Shares Vet Words of Wisdom From practical, lifesaving advice, “You […]

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Reviews

SeniorAdvisor Review – The services they provide were just what we needed.

It’s been really good. We haven’t had any complaints about the maintenance or other residents or anything. We liked the location it’s convenient for us. The lady that helped us was extremely knowledgeable, and once we told her what are situation was, she knew exactly what we were looking for, and the services they provide […]

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Caring.com Review – Dad is very happy.

We chose Vintage Hills for my father for two reasons: the cost and the way that the contract or the payments were made. There wasn’t a long-term requirement; it’s basically a month by month type of setup that seemed to fit our budget very well. They take residents on outings depending on the time of […]

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Facebook Review – Amazing place to work!

Vintage hills at Prairie Trail is an amazing place to work and I feel we do our best to make the residents happy and are able to thrive in their daily living.

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Videos

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” […]

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Royce Johns Wows the Residents of Vintage Hills!

Royce Johns is a country music artist emerging from Des Moines, IA. His music has roots in country, classic rock, blues, and… today’s music. He is nothing short of versitile. Royce’s soulful vocals, dynamic guitar solos, and tenacity for the business, has landed him many live performances within his career as a young musician. We are […]

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