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  • Celebrating Mothers

    Celebrating Mothers

    As spring turns toward summer and Mother’s Day draws nearer, our thoughts turn to those who have nurtured, loved and supported us throughout our lives. Let’s take a moment to reflect, celebrate and remember with a look back on the women who have helped us become who we are today. We offer thanks to Paul […]

  • Summer 2019 Watermark University Catalog

    Summer 2019 Watermark University Catalog

    Watermark University (WU) strives to provide individuals with meaningful opportunities to learn, teach, grow and achieve wellness. Research shows that learning and keeping our mind active and sharp supports healthy aging. At Watermark Retirement Communities®, we are committed to encouraging our residents and associates to lead balanced lives, full of meaning and purpose and grounded […]

  • May 2019 Community Life Calendar

    May 2019 Community Life Calendar

    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.

  • March 2019 Community Life Calendars

    March 2019 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.

  • Cold Weather Safety Tips

    Cold Weather Safety Tips

    We want everyone to be safe during this cold weather season. As part of Watermark retirement Communities, we'd like to help you thrive by sharing a few cold weather safety tips. This article from Watermark and the National Institute on Aging offers useful information and advice to help you and your loved ones stay warm […]

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Celebrating Mothers

As spring turns toward summer and Mother’s Day draws nearer, our thoughts turn to those who have nurtured, loved and supported us throughout our lives. Let’s take a moment to reflect, celebrate and remember with a look back on the women who have helped us become who we are today. We offer thanks to Paul […]

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Summer 2019 Watermark University Catalog

Watermark University (WU) strives to provide individuals with meaningful opportunities to learn, teach, grow and achieve wellness. Research shows that learning and keeping our mind active and sharp supports healthy aging. At Watermark Retirement Communities®, we are committed to encouraging our residents and associates to lead balanced lives, full of meaning and purpose and grounded […]

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Cold Weather Safety Tips

We want everyone to be safe during this cold weather season. As part of Watermark retirement Communities, we'd like to help you thrive by sharing a few cold weather safety tips. This article from Watermark and the National Institute on Aging offers useful information and advice to help you and your loved ones stay warm […]

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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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Cold Weather Safety Tips

We want everyone to be safe during this cold weather season. As part of Watermark retirement Communities, we'd like to help you thrive by sharing a few cold weather safety tips. This article from Watermark and the National Institute on Aging offers useful information and advice to help you and your loved ones stay warm […]

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Expressions 2019: Celebrating Active Aging and the Arts

For 19 consecutive years, Watermark has proudly published a full-color wall calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. Featuring works submitted by Watermark residents from coast to coast, Expressions 2019 is sure to inspire creativity within everyone it reaches. Complimentary copies of Expressions 2019 are available for the asking while supplies last. Please call or […]

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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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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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May 2019 Community Life Calendar

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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March 2019 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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February 2019 Community Life Calendars

Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further. We've go a month full of exciting programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest.

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