The Village at Legacy Pointe

  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care
  • Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation

The Best Value in Waukee Senior Living

The Village at Legacy Pointe located in Waukee, Iowa is a retirement community that offers Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care and Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation on a large and comfortable senior campus notable for recent renovations and upgrades. The Village at Legacy Pointe is conveniently located near Des Moines’ shopping, dining, entertainment and healthcare.

Choose from spacious one-bedroom apartments or two-bedroom suites, wonderfully appointed with a full kitchen, large living room and bathrooms and stackable washer and dryer in every residence. Meals are enjoyed restaurant style either in the main dining room or the new Gallery Café.

Residents of The Village at Legacy Pointe, one of West Des Moines’ premier retirement communities, enjoy services and amenities catered specifically to each individual.

Life at Legacy Pointe


Freddy Gets a Spa Day

Our little Freddy from Memory Care has been loving every minute with our residents. They have been reading to him, petting him, cuddling with him, or even just watching him walk the campus. He has become a huge improvement to the well-being of our residents and staff. He is now definitely the favorite staff member we have. […]

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Granny Basketball League Visits Legacy Pointe

The Granny basketball team played our campus staff in a fun and festive community event. The residents had to opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and watch some wonderful basketball skills from all players. We are not sure who won the game, so we will just say it was a tie. Granny Basketball: Philosophy, Mission & Purpose […]

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The Legacy Pointe Community Pets

We have officially become proud owners of two community pets. Assisted Living has been enjoying the lovely sounds from Melon our Parakeet. Melon is a rescue pet from the ARL and is adjusting well to the residents and staff. He sits in our lobby just watching everyone pass by. If you’re in the lobby, say […]

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Resident Lucy Elrick: Winner of ‘Cookie Cook-Off’

Move over, reality shows! There’s a new bakery competition in town. Residents submitted recipes in a Cookie Cook-Off, in which the “people’s choice” winning recipes were showcased in the community bistro and the top three entries received trophies. “So many of our residents enjoy baking so it was a good chance to share the recipes […]

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The Gallery Café – Casual Fare

New Gallery Café Unveiled

The Village at Legacy Pointe is proud to show off their new Gallery Café with all of its modern details. Need a quick breakfast on your way to work? Grab a Cinnamon Roll and a Cup of Coffee. Feel like lunch on the go? Come pick up a Chicken Salad Wrap or Italian Club Sandwich. Feeling […]

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Resident Features

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Blankets for Karen (kun-REHN) Refugees

We would like to show recognition to Lucy Elrick, one of our Independent Living residents for taking her time to involve herself in community relations in the Des Moines area. Lucy started last year making fleece tie blankets and donating them to the men, women, and children of the Karen (Burmese) Congregation of the Creekside […]

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Jimmy’s Ties – Quilt by Resident Dorothy Cushing

Dorothy learned to quilt by watching her mother and grandmother. Now 90, she’s earned quite a share of ribbons from the Iowa State Fair and Des Moines Quilter’s Guild shows. During World War II, she made quilts as she waited for her fiance, James, to return home. They married in 1945. She made this colorful […]

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Out and About


Memory Care Extraordinary Outing

On June 25th, the memory care residents went on their extraordinary outing. We took a trip to Big Creek State Park and enjoyed watching other people fish because the residents decided that was more fun then actually doing the fishing themselves. The two young boys caught ten blue gills and two big mouth bass and the residents where […]

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Skilled Nursing Extraordinary Outing

On June 16th Lisa Knapp, Community Life Director, had the privilege of taking the skilled nursing residents on a fishing and picnic outing. During the all day adventure (leaving at 9:30 a.m. and returning at 3:00 p.m.) the residents enjoyed their time out in the sun and casting their fishing lines into the water. Unfortunately, we did not […]

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Independent Living Residents Tour KCCI TV Station

Our residents in Independent Living had the pleasure taking a tour of the KCCI Television Station. We were fortunate enough to meet Metinka Slater, one of the meteorologists. The residents where very excited to have their picture taken with her.  The residents had an opportunity to stand on the green screen and give a weather forecast. Thank goodness […]

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On Aging


Virtual Dementia Tour

Having hosted several tours, I can say this is an awarding experience if you truly want to have a better understanding for your loved ones daily struggle with dementia. Having watched people go through this very “simple” yet “difficult” task I can say I saw the emotions and questions begin. Various people who have completed this tour […]

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Tips on Exercising and Fitness

To get the most out of exercise and physical activity, they need to be a regular part of your life. Here are some tips to help you put physical activity at the top of your “to do” list every day. Make it a priority. Remember that being active is one of the most important things […]

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Difference Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia

“Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are often used interchangeably as many people believe that one means the other. In fact, the distinction between the two diseases often causes confusion on the behalf of patients, families and caregivers. Discover how the two diagnoses, while related, are remarkably different.” For the entire article, please click here. Article provided by: […]

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Thrive Stories


Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation: Getting you home – better, faster, stronger.

Thriving (thr-eye-ving) 1. To grow vigorously; flourish. 2. To make steady progress; prosper In our Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation neighborhood, The Springs, it is our goal to help our residents thrive by giving them access to services and amenities you never thought existed in a rehabilitation setting. We offer outstanding services in our extraordinary, Medicare-certified community, including […]

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Looks Like An Ordinary Nursing Home, But What They Did Inside? UNBELIEVABLE

There’s something so powerful about music and the way it speaks to our souls. You’re about to watch a video about this power that made one news anchor break down in tears. Many health benefits are associated with music, especially for seniors who struggle with dementia and other cognitive and physical challenges. Published on and […]

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Time to feel inspired!

Make it a great day. Video Credits: Published on Dec 19, 2014 Disco fever is alive and well in Auckland where 52 residents and staff at Edmund Hillary Retirement Village joined forces to create their own Saturday Night Fever in November 2014. The cast had a combined age of more than 3900 years and Remuera’s […]

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My Brain Matters – Helping to Wipe Out Alzheimer’s

Quick Facts: • More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. • By 2050, this number could be as high as 16 million. • Every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops the disease. • Almost two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s are women. • In her 60s, a woman’s estimated lifetime risk for […]

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Reviews Review – Dad likes it.

I got my dad moved into a place at Legacy Pointe. He is at the Memory Care at the Gardens. They have independent, assisted living, and skilled unit. It is one big complex. The staff is very nice and very friendly. They communicated a lot with the family. The place is clean. He seems to […]

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SeniorAdvisor Review – Genuine staff.

I was impressed with how genuine they were. You could tell that they were genuine because of the way the residents would respond to the staff, just gleeful. Ward was fantastic and you can tell he really cares about the residents.

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SeniorAdvisor Review – Beautiful facility, great food and very clean.

Both of my parents are at the Legacy. Dad was in skilled nursing for 6 months and has now been living in assisted for over 2 years now. My Mother has been in memory care also for 2 years. I have seen staff change numerous times, which is my only negative.  All staff have been […]

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