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  • It’s a Wrap!

    It’s a Wrap!

    Today was the big day! All year long, the residents and their families have been contributing each month various items for Operation Christmas Child.  The residents of Vintage Hills had a “packaging party” today. Fifty gifts for needy children were packaged by the residents and will be sent on to fifty children all over the world. Bouncy balls, […]

  • Welcome, Chef Linda Siriphan

    Welcome, Chef Linda Siriphan

    Linda Siriphan was born in Raleigh, NC and moved to Iowa at the age of 6. Fluent in the Lao language, Linda enjoys foods from all over the world and strives to expand her knowledge of international cooking and techniques. Her hobbies include cooking, fishing, hanging out with friends and family and listening to some […]

  • Today We Honor Our Veterans

    Today We Honor Our Veterans

    Veteran I was a proud veteran That served my country well To those that would listen I had many stories to tell. We fought for America’s freedom In far away places on foreign land. Wherever the battle for democracy raged, American’s finest made a stand. We fought for your future And the right to remain […]

  • November 2017 Activity Calendars and Newsletters are in!

    November 2017 Activity Calendars and Newsletters are in!

    The calendars and newsletters are in for November. It is going to be an exciting holiday season here at Vintage Hills! » Click to see The Inn Calendar for November. » Click to see The Inn Newsletter for November. » Click to see The Gardens Calendar for November. » Click to see The Gardens Newsletter for […]

  • Happy Halloween from Vintage Hills at Prairie Trail!

    Happy Halloween from Vintage Hills at Prairie Trail!

    The residents have enjoyed this festive Halloween season with many activities for all to choose from! Residents made seasonal Halloween cards, decorated pumpkins and handed out candy during our annual trick-or-treating parade. The kids from La Petite joined us in their costumes for a parade and they enjoyed special treats and some songs with our residents. It has […]

Upcoming Events

november, 2017

20novTom Anderson's Treasured Memories Concert2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 1275 SW State Street, Ankeny, IA 50023
27novUnity Point Ensemble Music Concert6:00 pm - 7:00 pm 1275 SW State Street, Ankeny, IA 50023

december, 2017

1decTrip to Festival of the Nativity10:00 am - 11:30 am
3dec"A Carlisle Christmas" with Jim Garnett2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 1275 SW State Street, Ankeny, IA 50023

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It’s a Wrap!

Today was the big day! All year long, the residents and their families have been contributing each month various items for Operation Christmas Child.  The residents of Vintage Hills had a “packaging party” today. Fifty gifts for needy children were packaged by the residents and will be sent on to fifty children all over the world. Bouncy balls, […]

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Today We Honor Our Veterans

Veteran I was a proud veteran That served my country well To those that would listen I had many stories to tell. We fought for America’s freedom In far away places on foreign land. Wherever the battle for democracy raged, American’s finest made a stand. We fought for your future And the right to remain […]

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November 2017 Activity Calendars and Newsletters are in!

The calendars and newsletters are in for November. It is going to be an exciting holiday season here at Vintage Hills! » Click to see The Inn Calendar for November. » Click to see The Inn Newsletter for November. » Click to see The Gardens Calendar for November. » Click to see The Gardens Newsletter for […]

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Welcome, Chef Linda Siriphan

Linda Siriphan was born in Raleigh, NC and moved to Iowa at the age of 6. Fluent in the Lao language, Linda enjoys foods from all over the world and strives to expand her knowledge of international cooking and techniques. Her hobbies include cooking, fishing, hanging out with friends and family and listening to some […]

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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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Enjoying a Beautiful Fall Day at the Orchard

Vintage Hills residents enjoyed the picture perfect weather on Friday as we ventured to Center Grove Orchard for a tour and a treat! We participated in the “Sweet Hop On the Bus” tour where our wonderful tour guide joined us on our bus and guided us through the orchard telling us all the interesting facts of […]

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Vintage Hills Participates in Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Several employees with Vintage Hills participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday September 16th at the State Capital. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia […]

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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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Vintage Hills Participates in Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Several employees with Vintage Hills participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday September 16th at the State Capital. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia […]

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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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SeniorAdvisor Review – Mom Received Excellent Care

My mother had recently lived at this community for a short period of time and I was pleased with her experience of this place. It was newer facility so they where still working out some things but for the most part everything went well. The staff where attentive to her needs and I was comfortable […]

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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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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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