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


2015 Des Moines Area Heroes of the Heartland

Watch the Video of Carmen Thomas our Memory Care Director and award winner of DSM Heroes of the Heartland.    

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Senior Discounts for People Over 50

Have you ever wondered where you can get discounts if your over 50? Well, here is a compiled list of a few places you might enjoy. Click here to view the discounts.  

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Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation at The Springs – July 2015 Activities 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 activities and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest. » Click to download The Springs Activity Calendar.

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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


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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Road Trip to John Wayne’s Birthplace and Cover Bridges of Madison County

In October we took are residents from The Gardens on a drive to visit where John Wayne was born and the Cover Bridges of Madison County. Our residents enjoyed themselves and couldn’t believe how beautiful the cover bridges where.

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On Aging


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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Thirsty Thursday – Elderly Care: 7 Tips to Help Patients Avoid Dehydration

For caregivers, the early warning signs of dehydration can be difficult to detect in patients. For one, elderly adults don’t feel thirst as strongly as other adults, and thirst is a common early warning sign for mild dehydration. Plus, there are a number of other reasons elderly adults face a greater risk of developing dehydration. Click […]

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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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