Category: Life at Legacy Pointe

December 5, 2017

Showcase of Talent

We’re thrilled to introduce our 2018 edition of EXPRESSIONS, Watermark’s annual calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. This calendar reminds us that our communities are collective creations of friendly, caring individuals who are generous with their time and talents. Whether expressing their individual creativity through paint, clay, yarn, stone or an outstretched hand, they […]

June 26, 2017

Seven Dimensions of Wellness

Summer can sometimes prove to be a difficult season to continue working on our Seven Dimensions of Wellness. Here are some tips to help you enjoy a fun, safe, and healthy summer. Physical: Stay hydrated! Drink plenty of water. Also, make time to join in on an exercise class, or two. Social: Stay social! Join […]

May 26, 2017

Thriving at The Village at Legacy Pointe – Independent Living Resident LaVonne Davis

The Village at Legacy Pointe is happy to feature Independent Living resident, LaVonne Davis. Born 1932 in Illinois on a family farm, LaVonne met her husband Dan at the Coliseum Ballroom during a square dance. Married in 1968, Dan and LaVonne lived on a farm where they raised their two daughters, Lisa and Darcy. After the […]

May 26, 2017

Resident Art Show

Last week we had the joy of being able to hold a Resident Art Show featuring 10 individuals who had submitted various pieces of artwork. All submissions to the art show had an opportunity to be entered for a chance to be featured in the 2018 Expressions Calendar. Artists included wood workers, needlepoint workers, painters, and ceramic artists. Not only […]

April 28, 2017

Summer 2017 Watermark University Catalog is here!

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With almost 20 different classes with everything from Homemade Baking to iPhone & iPad Classes to Planting Wildflowers, Balance Exercise and even Beanbag Baseball, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, and […]

April 18, 2017

Watermark for Kids – Quintin Goes To Washington D.C.

Committed to helping underserved kids thrive. Watermark for Kids is a non-profit organization committed to empowering underserved kids to express their character, leadership, creativity, compassion and spirit – to express their true selves and thrive. This year, The Village at Legacy Pointe has sponsored local Waukee Junior High student Quintin to further his education. This trip […]

March 10, 2017

Spring 2017 Watermark University Catalog is here!

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With almost 20 different classes with everything from Meditation to iPhone & iPad Classes to Baking, Adult Coloring and even Men’s Club, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, and taught by, […]

March 7, 2017

Learn something new!

“Learn something new!” This is what artist Jane Wright encouraged us to do as she finished her presentation on Saturday afternoon. Jane encouraged all the men and women that attended her program to learn anything! Find something you look forward to each day! Jane visited Legacy Pointe to teach the technique of painting on porcelain or […]

December 20, 2016

Five-Star Rehabilitation

It’s official! We’ve received the highest rating from Medicare. We knew we were good – now national experts agree. With luxurious accommodations, delicious cuisine, Indulge Salon services and a full calendar of stimulating mind and body fitness programs, our Medicare certified rehabilitation feels like a visit to an upscale country inn. Please call 1-888-820-7687 today […]

November 22, 2016

Celebrating Active Aging and the Arts

We’re thrilled to introduce our 2017 edition of EXPRESSIONS, Watermark’s annual calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. Complimentary copies of this beautiful, full-color wall calendar are available while they last at every Watermark community. In addition, we hope you’ll enjoy our online gallery featuring all the wonderful submissions we received this year from artists […]

November 11, 2016

Veterans offer life lessons in service, featured in Healthy Aging.

We are thrilled to announce that we have received outstanding national coverage for our Veterans Life Lessons initiative in the Healthy Aging Magazine, published on November 11th, 2016. To read the original article, please click here. Celebrating Our Veterans Around the U.S. Watermark Retirement Communities Shares Vet Words of Wisdom From practical, lifesaving advice, “You […]

November 9, 2016

Blast from the Past

Independent Living and Assisted Living residents enjoyed a blast from the past with the entertainment styles of Aaron Shoemaker on Tuesday evening. Songs from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Elvis Presley were sung. We sang, we danced and we had a good laugh. Aaron worked the room shaking hands with the gentlemen and singing to the ladies. This really […]

September 26, 2016

The Legacy Walkers

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more that 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s! We at The Village at Legacy Pointe wanted to help support the association in finding a cure. The walk was hosted on September 17th, and over 2,000 participants joined up for the same cause! The Legacy Walkers was a combination of […]

August 26, 2016

Growing Our Own

When the residents in The Springs planted their vegetable garden, they anxiously awaited the profit of their hard work. What they did not expect was to grow so many tomatoes. Many of our residents grew up farming and many had gardens of their own at home. Their experience and patience shows in the abundance of […]

July 29, 2016

Pet of the Month

Lilly is a 5 year old wire hair Fox Terrier who is the companion of town home owner, Shirley Haag. Shirley’s daughter Beth adopted her at 8 weeks old from a shelter in Indiana. This is her 3rd Fox Terrier. Lilly has been going to the Health Center to visit residents for the past 5 […]

July 29, 2016

A Trip Down Memory Lane

We’re sure you remember your days at school… the times when you and your friends sat on the last bench and ate your tiffin during class. The times when your best friend ‘helped’ you with the answers to a test, and all you had to do in return was buy an ice cream. The first […]

July 8, 2016

The Village at Legacy Pointe Receives 2016 Best of Waukee Award

The Village at Legacy Pointe was recently selected for the 2016 Best of Waukee Award in the Assisted Living Facility category by the Waukee Award Program as stated in a Press Release on June 30th, 2016. For more information about the Waukee Award program, please visit awardconnect.org. To read the full Press Release, please click here. The […]

April 20, 2016

Meet our April Watermark Kid

Carol, a long-time music enthusiastic had the honor of delivering Paul, our featured Watermark for Kids recipient a trumpet and music lessons. Paul has been wanting to join band and play the trumpet for a couple of years and is excited about this new adventure in his life. Paul will be visiting us the beginning of next school year […]

March 2, 2016

KCCI News 8 – Special Feature of Twins Leap Year Birthday

Residents Earl Nielson and Jane Tiggeman of The Village at Legacy Pointe in Waukee, Iowa celebrated their 76th birthday together with family and friends. What would only be their 19th birthday (because leap year happens only every 4 years) Earl decided to celebrate his birthday for 4 days straight noting “It’s working good.” To view […]

February 23, 2016

Pet of the Month

The featured pet for the month of March is Elois Kuhlemeier’s Shih Tzu, Shay. Elois and Shay met 9 years ago after Elois’ Shih Tzu, Abbie, had passed away. Elois knew that she wanted another dog and the local Veterinarian in Elois’ hometowon of Burlington, IA mentioned to her that there was a lovable little […]

February 4, 2016

Pet of the Month

Assisted Living resident Penny Bergman and her 11 year old pet dachshund Morty have been at The Village at Legacy Pointe for the last 4 years. Morty was adopted from the Nebraska Dachshund League. Penny and Morty enjoy watching Clifford the Big Red Dog and Curious George. Morty also enjoys napping on her lap and […]

January 29, 2016

Spring 2016 Watermark University Catalog is here!

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 60 different classes with everything from Creative Card Making to iPhone & iPad Classes to Fondue Tasting and even Indoor Gardening, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, and […]

January 25, 2016

Craft Time

The Town Center residents enjoy their crafts. It’s a great time to get together and enjoy making something beautiful for yourself or a friend plus the added bonus of being with friends.

January 25, 2016

Meals from the Heartland Labeling Events for Legacy Pointe

Meals from the Heartland is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization composed of volunteers who package meals for delivery to starving people around the world as well as in Central Iowa and elsewhere in the United States. Individuals, businesses, schools, churches and various civic organizations have come together to show the nation and the world what people […]

December 29, 2015

Blanket Drive for the Homeless

In November we did a blanket drive for the Des Moines Homeless Shelter. We collected 60 blankets in total! The residents in the Health Care Center made four fleece blankets. The residents really enjoyed making the blankets and kept asking for more to do after each one was done. The residents made one blanket in an hour! They […]

December 29, 2015

Craft time!

Once a month I have the pleasure of doing crafts with a fun group of ladies in Independent Living. In December we made a Santa Claus out of a paint brush. The ladies had a lot of fun and loved the craft they did.

December 16, 2015

Celebrating Active Aging and the Arts

We’re thrilled to introduce our 15th edition of EXPRESSIONS, Watermark’s annual calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. Complimentary copies of this beautiful, full-color wall calendar are available while they last at every Watermark community. Also, for the first time, we’re pleased to have published an online gallery featuring all the artwork. We’re delighted we […]

October 1, 2015

Blanket Drive for the Homeless

Legacy Pointe will be holding it’s very first Blanket Drive for the homeless in the surrounding communities October 19th through the 30th.  We will be accepting blankets from local businesses, family and friends of residents and associates of Legacy Pointe.  The residents at Legacy Pointe are  making tie blankets through the end of the year for this cause. […]

September 28, 2015

Independent Living at Town Center – October 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. During one of our recent trips to the KCCI TV station, one of our Independent Living residents […]