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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

Summer 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 Garden Club to Building Balance to Culinary Arts and even Moving with Music, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, and taught by, […]

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Meet the Newest Resident of Vintage Hills – Billie!

Meet Billie! She’s a “resident in training” here at Vintage Hills and she makes friends wherever she goes. Billie is a calm, loveable Golden Retriever-Poodle mix. She loves to sit on residents’ laps and snuggle. Billie also has a playful side, which our residents get a laugh from. Although Billie is just a puppy, she’s learning every day and the […]

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Ankeny Christian Academy Children Visit Vintage Hills

We had a great group of children come to Vintage Hills on Thursday. The 7th graders from Ankeny Christian Academy came to enjoy “Game Day” with the residents. We played penny pitch, bingo, beach ball volleyball and also did a little dancing. It was fun to watch the kids and the residents interact during the games. Everyone had a […]

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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

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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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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On Aging

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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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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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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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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