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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

The End of a Busy Week!

The residents at Vintage Hills have had a very busy week! Not even a snow storm could slow us down this week. We had many visitors here, including some furry and not so furry friends. The Blank Park Zoo came to bring a few of their animals. The residents enjoyed hearing all about a very interesting, and very large […]

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Hawaiian Fun in January!

The residents of Vintage Hills enjoyed some Hawaiian themed food and fun in the middle of a cold January day! The room was full of birds, flowers and Hawaiian sights. The food included tastes of the island, like Coconut Shrimp, Hawaiian Sweet Bread, Pineapple Salsa and a fresh Fruit Platter. After a round of coconut bowling, winners of […]

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Spring 2016 Watermark University Catalog is here!

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 25 different classes with everything from Culinary Arts to Scrapbooking to Arm Chair Travels and even Bread Baking, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, and taught by, our […]

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Corn shucking on a warm August day!

On Thursday, August 13th the residents of Vintage Hills at Prairie Trail enjoyed the Hot Dog Days of Summer Festival. Prior to lunch being served, residents pitched in to help shuck the sweet corn. Everyone enjoyed shucking corn and chatting with their friends. After all the corn was shucked, the residents and guests enjoyed hot dogs, sweet corn and potato […]

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Baking with Stephanie – Peanut Butter Popcorn Balls

Today during our Watermark University class Baking with Stephanie, we made Peanut Butter Popcorn Balls. We had many busy hands rolling the popcorn balls! Join Stephanie for a fun afternoon of baking every 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 3:00pm. We will explore different creative baking ideas and use the convection oven right in the neighborhood to […]

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Thrive 5 Granola Recipe

Ingredients: 1/3 cup maple syrup 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar 4 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 cup vegetable oil 5 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (do not use quick oats) 1 cup raw almonds, chopped coarse 1 cup cashews, chopped coarse 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes 1/3 cup dried cranberries 1/3 cup dried […]

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Out and About

Vintage Hills Residents Visit Iowa State Historical Museum

We had a great turnout for our trip to the State Historical Museum. The residents saw woolly mammoth fossils, explored the Civil War exhibit and the Iowa nature exhibit. The residents were impressed by the size of the woolly mammoth! Russell, one of our residents, shared that he was a Civil War buff so he really enjoyed that exhibit […]

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Lunch Outing to Hickory Park in Ames

Hickory Park was established in 1970, and since its inception has become an Ames tradition! Today the residents were able to enjoy this Ames tradition. We filled the bus and we headed to Ames for some barbeque. The residents enjoyed the drive to Ames as many farmers were in the fields.  Many reminisced of their days on the […]

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Our Day Trip to Center Grove Apple Orchard

What a beautiful fall day to visit an apple orchard in Iowa!  And that’s just what the residents did today!  Our bus was full for our trip to Center Grove Apple Orchard near Cambridge Iowa.  Upon arriving at the orchard, we were greeted by our tour guide Deanna who hopped aboard our bus and took us […]

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On Aging

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

On Saturday September 19th, several employees from Vintage Hills attended the “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” at the State Capital in Des Moines. The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls […]

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Aging Gracefully

While aging is inevitable, there is no reason why pain, disability or mental decline should result from growing older. However, in his book Healthy Aging: A Lifelong Guide to Your Physical and Spiritual Well-Being, Dr. Andrew Weil believes there is no evidence “that particular foods, supplements or other substances have anything to do with our living […]

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Ten Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease

Not even sure what questions to ask? Take a look at this article from the Alzheimer’s Association on the Ten Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s. The Alzheimer’s Association and their website is an invaluable resource for anybody with questions about memory related disease. Vintage Hills at Prairie Trail’s Memory Care program borrows traditions […]

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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 […]

Read more 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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