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.

Knowledge is Power and We’re Here to Help

Are you mystified by all the confusing labels, terms and abbreviations used by healthcare professionals, government agencies and senior housing professionals? There are so many that we could fill a book. In fact, we did. We at Watermark Retirement Communities® created the Senior Reference Guide 10 years ago to help dispel myths and clarify facts. […]

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Social Drumming

Both staff and residents got to see the amazing effects of music today during our Social Drumming program. Joe Parrish brought his interactive drumming program to Vintage Hills. What a wonderful program! Residents who are normally quiet opened up and residents who are no longer verbal were moving to the beat and creating music. Everyone […]

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September 2017 Activity Calendars are in!

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 activities and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest. » Click to view the activity calendar for The Inn. » Click to view the activity calendar […]

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Thrive Dining™: What sounds good to eat?

Watermark was recently featured on Senior Housing News in the article Dished: Hot New Trends in Memory Care published on July 25th, 2017. To view the article, please click here. Unintentional weight loss and unhealthy meals like chicken nuggets, fish sticks and French fries, all lacking any nutritional value, are a thing of the past. […]

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This Week at Vintage Hills: Creating Masterpieces and Taste-Testing Super Foods

It was a busy week at Vintage Hills. Several ladies created canvas masterpieces! Each painter chose a different picture to paint. We also held a super foods taste testing. Residents tried quinoa, sprouted grains and red lentils. Sprouted grains are “seeds” that have partially started the growth process. This deactivation of anti-growth enzymes leads to greater availability of vitamin […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day from the Residents and Staff at Vintage Hills

The residents of Vintage Hills enjoyed a wonderful Valentine’s day. At lunch, each lady was presented with a red carnation and all the men received chocolate hearts. Chef Eli prepared a wonderful meal with your choice of Italian Sausage Pasta Bake or Smoked Ribs with tossed Salad, Garlic Bread and Chocolate Mousse. In the afternoon, residents enjoyed a […]

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Iowa Gold Star Military Museum Outing

The residents of Vintage Hills traveled to the Iowa Gold Star Military Museum at Camp Dodge in Johnston on this blustery February day. Of the eight residents who joined us, four were former Veterans of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. The Iowa Gold Star Military Museum, Iowa’s premier veteran’s museum, displays […]

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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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Consider the Difference You Can Make as a Volunteer

Have you considered volunteering for a local Assisted Living or Memory Care unit? Volunteering not only provides you with the opportunity to get involved in a cause that you are passionate about, but also provides the chance to look beyond your own circumstances and appreciate what others are experiencing. The difference that you’ll make in someone else’s life will make […]

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is relentless. So are we. Join our team for the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Vintage Hills in Ankeny has teamed up with our sister communities in Pella and Indianola to walk this Saturday, September 16th at 10:00am […]

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Social Drumming

Both staff and residents got to see the amazing effects of music today during our Social Drumming program. Joe Parrish brought his interactive drumming program to Vintage Hills. What a wonderful program! Residents who are normally quiet opened up and residents who are no longer verbal were moving to the beat and creating music. Everyone […]

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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 […]

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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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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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