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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 Vintage Hills Vipers Baseball Team is 1-1

The Vintage Hills Vipers bean bag baseball team is entering their third game of the season with a 1-1 record. The first game was at home against Edencrest where the Vipers suffered a loss. Last week, the Vipers traveled to Waukee to play the Legacy Pointe Warriors. The Vipers edged out the Warriors 16 to 13! This Wednesday the Vipers […]

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Scout’s Eagle Project Benefits the Residents of Vintage Hills

Carson Love chose Vintage Hills at Prairie Trail as the beneficiary of his Eagle Project. Carson and his group of Boy Scout volunteers constructed a bird bath in the garden area of the Memory Care unit and also busy boards for the residents in the Memory Care unit. Busy boards are boards full of many […]

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Here’s What’s Been Going on at Vintage Hills

September is always an exciting time of the year. The days are warm and the evenings are crisp. Warm apple cobbler and creamy pumpkin bars are in season. And for some people, its football watching season! We had our tailgate party for the big game on Friday. The residents voted on their favorite team and although, University of Iowa won […]

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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

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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The Residents of Vintage Hills have an Extraordinary Adventure!

The Bridges of Madison County, the 1992 hit by best selling author Robert James Waller, made the covered bridges of Winterset, Iowa world famous.  The novel was eventually made into a movie which starred Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood and was shot on location in Winterset, Iowa.  The residents of Vintage Hills were able to experience a […]

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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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On Aging

August is Cataract Awareness Month

August is Cataract awareness month. A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye that can make it harder for you to see. The lens is made of mostly water and protein. As we age, some of the protein may clump together and start to cloud a small area of the lens. This is a […]

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Handling Life’s Changes

Change can be challenging. Change after living independently for all of your adult life is especially difficult. When someone moves into an assisted living community there is often a transition period. The time it takes to transition is different for everyone. Family members must have patience and understanding as they help transition their loved one. The keys to success […]

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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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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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