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Dream Big In Pella, Iowa!

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Dream Big In Pella, Iowa!

Located in Pella, Iowa, Independence Village of Pella is a senior living community that encourages its residents to dream big. For all of us at the community, it’s an honor to learn residents’ dreams, and even better when we can help them to come true!

Keep reading to learn more about Pella and all that life at Independence Village of Pella has to offer.

About Pella, Iowa

Pella is located in Marion County, Iowa. It’s situated 40 miles southeast of Des Moines and is notable for being the home of Central College, as well as hosting manufacturing companies like Pella Corporation and Vermeer Manufacturing Company.

The city was originally established by Dutch immigrants in 1847, and the name “Pella” is a homage to Pella of the Decapolis, an important refuge during the Roman-Jewish war. History plays a huge part in day-to-day life in Pella, especially with so many beautiful historic traditions, architecture and landmarks to see. To name a few:

  • The iconic Vermeer Windmill is a fully functional 1850s-style windmill that stands an impressive 134 feet tall. This working windmill, recognized as the tallest in the United States, grinds wheat into flour using wind power.
  • Pella Opera House, which was constructed in 1900 and renovated in 1990, is a prominent entertainment venue. Notable for its stained-glass windows and ornate tin ceilings, the opera house attracts visitors with its historical charm.
  • The Molengracht Plaza features a variety of attractions, including shops, restaurants, a movie theater and a fully operational drawbridge.
  • Pella is renowned for its annual Tulip Time Festival, a vibrant celebration of Dutch heritage. Taking place over three days during the first weekend in May, the festival showcases tulip gardens, performances, crafters, music, food and Dutch costumes. The highlight of the festival is the daily parades.

independence Village of Pella exterior

At Independence Village Of Pella

Independence Village of Pella, a senior living community located in Pella, Indiana, is honored to support local seniors and their families. Our monthly activities calendar is filled with day-to-day happenings and larger community events, so residents always have something to look forward to. We also offer unique features and amenities to enjoy, including:

  • Chef-prepared meals
  • Multiple open-concept floor plans
  • Beauty salon/barbershop
  • Library/business center
  • Housekeeping services
  • Pet-friendly community
  • And more

For local seniors and their families searching for independent living, assisted living or memory care options, our community is here for you. In addition to unique amenities and features, Independence Village of Pella offers living options to meet residents where they’re at. Because we offer a variety of care options, our community is here to support you or your loved one, even if support needs change.

Not sure what living option is right for your loved one? Here’s a closer look at what’s offered at our community:

  • Independent Living: With maintenance-free living, residents in the independent living neighborhood can spend their days exactly as they want. Whether that means making friends over delicious meals in our restaurant-style dining room, participating in one of many life enrichment activities or reading a book in your spacious apartment, your ideal retirement is possible here.
  • Assisted Living: With 24-hour support in a licensed community setting, assisted living is a great fit for seniors who could benefit from services like assistance with daily activities, medication support, coordinating appointments and more. And when you can be sure your loved one is receiving the absolute best care, assisted living also means peace of mind for our residents’ families.
  • Memory Care: In the memory care neighborhood at Independence Village of Pella, specially trained employees, intentional programming and unique amenities are all designed to best support those experiencing dementia, Alzheimer’s or other memory impairments.

Where Residents Are Encouraged To Dream Big

At Independence Village of Pella and other StoryPoint Group communities across the country, we are always asking residents about their lifelong dreams. Why? Because of our Dream Big Initiative!

With this initiative, we sponsor residents’ dreams (both big and small!) and help to make them a reality. Here’s a look at a few of the Dream Big experiences we’ve pulled off at Independence Village of Pella:

Independence Village of Pella resident john In a planeIndependence Village of Pella resident john on the runway

John’s Dream Takes Flight

John worked for Pittsburg-Des Moines Steel as a welder, constructing huge water towers all over the country. In order for him to get to his work sites and to come home on the weekends, he purchased a 1946 Cessna 140 airplane. He later converted it into a floatplane to land on water and would use aircraft skis to land on snow and ice. He flew his wife to doctors’ appointments when she was ill and was always willing to give his children rides. He was very cautious with his daughter, but he might have been a little more playful doing loops and rolls with his sons!

John’s airplane was such a huge part of his life, and he misses flying every day. Which is why he was so thrilled when our Executive Director, Lindsay, told John they’d be chasing his dream of getting back in an airplane and flying. The photos of their trip are priceless, and they even captured their view flying over Independence Village, Lake Red Rock, Newton Speedway, Vermeer and Pella Corp.

John shared that, “Once a pilot has enjoyed the freedom of flight, it’s something you won’t ever forget.”

It was our honor to help John relive that experience and see him take to the sky again!

Visiting Coffee Cup Café

Margaret and her husband owned and operated the Coffee Cup Café in Sully, Iowa, until they retired in 1981. Margaret always wished that she could pay another visit to the Café, so that’s exactly what we did!

While we were there, we tried many delicious items on the menu, but the one that stole our hearts was the Dutch Lettuce Salad topped with Margaret’s very own warm Dutch dressing. Her homemade dressing recipe is still served today, and her salad was featured in “How to Eat Your Way Across Iowa This Summer,” according to the Des Moines Register.

It’s an honor to get to know our residents like Margaret. By listening to their stories and learning about their passions, we can help make their dreams come true.

Helping Residents Shine For More Than 40 Years

Whether it’s a community-wide event, Dream Big experience or just a regular afternoon, it’s our mission to create experiences every day that make residents shine. In communities across the country, StoryPoint Group has been providing seniors with the absolute best care for more than 40 years. We’re proud to bring that level of care to seniors and families in Pella, too.

To learn more about life in Pella, Iowa, and at Independence Village of Pella, give us a call or stop by for a tour today.

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For more than 40 years, we have been committed to providing our senior living residents with a sense of community and the absolute best experiences they deserve.

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