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.

Quilts Made of Memories

Joyce Coin moved to Vintage Hills from Missouri in January of 2017. She is very active and participates in just about everything! Joyce enjoys crafts, but especially quilting. She recently made two quilts out of her late husband, Wayne’s shirts. Wayne and Joyce were high school sweethearts and had been married for 52 years before he passed away […]

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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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A Rockin’ Good Time with Elvis!

Elvis was in the house on Thursday, swinging his hips and serenading the residents of Vintage Hills! Beverly, a resident of Vintage Hills, exclaimed after the concert, “Elvis was just wonderful and it was the best day I have had in a long time!” The residents watched as Elvis put on his blue suede shoes for a […]

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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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Meet Our New Executive Chef, Elijah Rosenberg

We are excited to announce that Elijah Rosenberg (Eli) has joined the staff of Vintage Hills at Prairie Trail as our new Executive Chef. Eli was born in Colorado but moved to Texas as a child. He has been living in Iowa for the past 13 years. Eli graduated with a degree in culinary arts from the Iowa Culinary Institute […]

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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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Dementia Caregivers Support Group Coming to Vintage Hills

Vintage Hills in partnership with Kindred Hospice will host a Dementia Caregiver Support Group the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00pm in the private dining room at Vintage Hills starting May 10th. The first meeting will focus on caregiver burnout. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, there are ten symptoms of caregiver stress to be aware of. […]

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“Assisted Living Today” Rated Vintage Hills as One of the Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in the State of Iowa

Assisted Living Today is a premier publishing resource focused on providing high quality, trustworthy information about various aspects of senior living. The article has this to say about our community:  Whilst this is a retirement community that offers assisted living, memory care, and even short recuperative stays, the feel of the place is more country […]

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Vintage Hills Hosts a Progressive Tour

On March 30th, Vintage Hills at Prairie Trail hosted a Progressive Tour for the public to learn more about dementia and to see the opportunities within our community. The tour focused on three very important areas: food, quality of care and understanding dementia. At Vintage Hills we create high quality, freshly prepared menu items that are […]

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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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