Category: Out and About

September 21, 2017

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 […]

December 7, 2016

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 […]

September 14, 2016

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 […]

August 12, 2016

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 […]

January 27, 2016

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 […]

September 21, 2015

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 […]

September 10, 2015

Art in the Park

The residents enjoyed a beautiful sunny day at the Pappajohn Sculpture Park in Des Moines on Wednesday. The Pappajohn Sculpture Park features artwork by 22 of the world's most celebrated artists. The Pappajohns' contribution of 28 works for the park is the most significant donation of artwork ever made to the Des Moines Art Center. […]

August 19, 2015

What a day for art!

The residents headed out for an afternoon at the Des Moines Art Center today! We explored the wonderful art exhibits and enjoyed the beautiful landscaping around the Art Center. On our way home, we took the "back roads" and drove by the Governor's mansion and through downtown Des Moines to take in the sights. Everyone had a great […]

August 12, 2015

Des Moines Art Center Field Trip

Look where we are going! Recognized by international art critics as a world-class museum in the heart of the Midwest, the not-for-profit Des Moines Art Center has amassed an important collection with a major emphasis on contemporary art. The collection’s overriding principle is a representation of artists of the 19th and 20th century, each through […]