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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

There is something for everyone here at Vintage Hills!

Here at Vintage Hills we have a wide range of activities to choose from. This week we had some fun planned for our art and sports lovers! The art lovers enjoyed our first ever “Wine and Canvas” event. Residents were able to paint a selected scene while sipping wine and listening to classical music. It was a relaxing event […]

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Vintage Hills adds a NuStep® to the Exercise Room!

Vintage Hills has now added a NuStep® Recumbent Fitness Trainer to our Exercise Room. The NuStep®, which is used in quality rehabilitative facilities and hospitals, is a welcome addition to our fitness room. The NuStep® offers an inclusive option to meet the unique needs of senior citizens of many ages and ability levels. Our NuStep has a wheelchair-height seat that swivels […]

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Experienced Iowa Fathers Share Sage Advice

Everyday, men across Iowa, the U.S. and the world become dads. We asked Iowa dads that have a lifetime of experience what the most important advice they would share. Below are our favorite tidbits from some of the fathers at Vintage Hills at Prairie Trail, The Village at Legacy Pointe, Vintage Hills of Indianola and […]

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Dining

Happy Valentine’s Day from Vintage Hills

Residents and staff have enjoyed Valentine’s activities all week. The week started off with a Heart Health Talk during social hour by Gentiva Home Health. We discussed ways to keep our hearts healthy from the food we eat to the exercise we get. Tuesday was the “Sweethearts and Sweets” Valentine’s party. The residents were entertained […]

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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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Out and About

Vintage Hills Goes to the Iowa Capital

The residents took a tour of the Iowa State Capital building. The Iowa State Capitol building in Des Moines, Iowa was built between 1871 and 1886. This magnificent building represents, both inside and out, one of the nation’s finest examples of 19th century architecture.The commanding feature is the central towering dome. This is constructed of steel […]

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Day Trip to the Pella Tulip Festival

The residents of Vintage Hills enjoyed a beautiful, sunny day in Pella, Iowa at the Annual Tulip Festival. Pella is beautiful and unique all year long, but at Tulip Time it comes alive! Dutch attire, parades, authentic food, a Dutch market, Dutch dancing and the sounds of wooden shoes transport visitors to the Netherlands here in the […]

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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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On Aging

Vintage Hills adds a NuStep® to the Exercise Room!

Vintage Hills has now added a NuStep® Recumbent Fitness Trainer to our Exercise Room. The NuStep®, which is used in quality rehabilitative facilities and hospitals, is a welcome addition to our fitness room. The NuStep® offers an inclusive option to meet the unique needs of senior citizens of many ages and ability levels. Our NuStep has a wheelchair-height seat that swivels […]

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Fall Prevention and Exercise

Fall prevention is an important part of staying healthy and active, maintaining independence and being able to continue to do the things you love. According to the CDC, one out of three seniors fall each year, but less than half tell their doctor. Falling once doubles your chances of falling again. Many falls do not […]

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We Do Memory Care Differently

Throughout its nearly 30 year history, Watermark has sought ways, large and small, to enhance the well-being of our residents and associates. Success is mostly measured in the strong and durable relationships between residents and associates that bring with them trust, comfort and more than a bit of warm fun. Particularly in our Memory Care […]

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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

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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