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.

September 2018 Community Life Calendars

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 programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest.

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Fall 2018 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 20 different classes with everything from Wreath Creations to Cooking Club to Gratitude Attitude to Chair Yoga and even Motion with Music, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing […]

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Summer 2018 Watermark University Catalog is here!

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With almost 20 different classes with everything from Baking Bunch to Wreath Creations to Issues of the Day to Greeting Card Making and even Food for Thought, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these […]

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Watermark’s Thrive Dining™ Program Enables Iowa’s Elderly to Dine with Dignity

An article was recently published in the Des Moines Register on August 20th, 2018. To read the full article, please click here. Put down the utensils and prepare for a meal of bite-size hors d’oeuvres that pack a flavorful punch. The innovative Thrive Dining™ program, exclusive to Watermark Retirement Communities® is geared toward residents with cognitive and […]

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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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Enjoying the Sights and Sounds of the Holiday

Here at Vintage Hills we have been busy with all the season has to offer. The residents have enjoyed wonderful carolers from many of the local churches and youth groups. We took a trip to Jolly Holiday Lights in Altoona to see the wonderfully festive display of Christmas lights. We took another trip to Altoona and enjoyed the […]

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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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Watermark’s Thrive Dining™ Program Enables Iowa’s Elderly to Dine with Dignity

An article was recently published in the Des Moines Register on August 20th, 2018. To read the full article, please click here. Put down the utensils and prepare for a meal of bite-size hors d’oeuvres that pack a flavorful punch. The innovative Thrive Dining™ program, exclusive to Watermark Retirement Communities® is geared toward residents with cognitive and […]

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Vintage Hills at Prairie Trail Awarded Best of Senior Living Award for 2018

Vintage Hills at Prairie Trail kicked off the New Year with some exciting news. We were awarded a Best of Senior Living Award for 2018 by SeniorAdvisor.com, the largest ratings and reviews site for senior care and services in North America and Canada. According to SeniorAdvisor.com, recipients represent “the best of the best” of in-home […]

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Showcase of Talent

We’re thrilled to introduce our 2018 edition of EXPRESSIONS, Watermark’s annual calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. This calendar reminds us that our communities are collective creations of friendly, caring individuals who are generous with their time and talents. Whether expressing their individual creativity through paint, clay, yarn, stone or an outstretched hand, they […]

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Caring.com Review – Home-Like Environment and Friendly, Caring Staff

We chose Vintage Hills at Prairie Trail for my mother-in-law. We're in the process of getting her ready to move right now. I like that their memory care residents get the same activities as their assisted living residents. I like the layout. They check on the residents every half hour 24 hours a day. They […]

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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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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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