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

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Legacy Pointe cheering on ISU!  

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Skilled Nursing at The Springs – March 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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Memory Care at The Gardens – March 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 Memory Care 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


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


If a senior you know is taking ‘retirement’ literally . . .

Miriam Schottland, 79, can bench press 90 pounds, putting women half her age, including the one writing this story, to shame. It wasn’t always this way. Although Schottland, an auto racing instructor, has been hitting the gym for nearly 30 years, she credits her weightlifting skills to her personal trainer at Fit, a gym in […]

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The Healing Power of Pets for Elderly People

The benefits owning a pet is one of the reasons we are a pet friendly community. “For elderly pet owners, who often live alone or in group facilities, pets can help reduce stress, lower blood pressure, increase social interaction and physical activity and help them learn.” “A new pet can stimulate someone to read up […]

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How to Find a Retirement Home That Doesn’t Make You Feel Old

Dread the thought of an ‘old folks’ home? These retirees deflate that stereotype. Helpful thoughts for those looking: No. 1: Think resort community, not retirement home. No. 2: Keep continuing care in mind but out of sight. No. 3: Get involved before you move. No. 4: Allow plenty of time to review your options. No. […]

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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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