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.

Cadence the Beagle Visits The Gardens

Cadence the Beagle visited residents of The Gardens last week and residents absolutely love her! It is a nice change to their day and some even reminisced about the days when they had a dog, or the dogs they used to own, or other pets! It was a great time for residents!

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Beck, the ARL Therapy Dog, Visits The Springs

Beck is a hit among The Springs residents, he will visit once a month on Wednesday afternoons!

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July 2018 Community Life Calendars

July is approaching quickly, in this post you will find the calendars for each level of care at The Village at Legacy Pointe.

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Thrive Dining™: What sounds good to eat?

Watermark was recently featured on Senior Housing News in the article Dished: Hot New Trends in Memory Care published on July 25th, 2017. To view the article, please click here. Unintentional weight loss and unhealthy meals like chicken nuggets, fish sticks and French fries, all lacking any nutritional value, are a thing of the past. […]

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Meet Our New Dietary Manager, Sarah Winchell

We are excited to announce Sarah Winchell as the new Dietary Manager for The Village of Legacy Pointe. Sarah grew up in Van Meter, Iowa with her 2 younger brothers and 5 stepbrothers and sisters. Sarah comes to us with a great deal of experience as she received her degree in Culinary Arts through the […]

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Bon Appétit with Thrive Dining™

Thrive Dining™ is a revolutionary dining program designed to restore the dignity and enjoyment of mealtime for individuals with cognitive or physical challenges. Thrive Dining™ features Watermark Communities’ Chef recipes and high quality, freshly prepared gourmet menu items, transformed into incredibly tasty, nutritionally balanced, protein packed meals. Watermark Chefs start by using the Grind Dining “patent-pending” […]

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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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I-Cubs Game Outing

On June 6th, Legacy Pointe took several residents from all neighborhoods of the community, a couple of their family members, and three staff members to an afternoon baseball game at Principal Park to watch the I-Cubs win! It was a hot and muggy afternoon, but our seats were in the shade so we had a great […]

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Men’s Breakfast Club

The Town Center residents, from our independent living neighborhood, are enjoying our monthly breakfast outing! Currently we have 3, but we are hoping to continue to grow the group. This month we tried Jimmy's Egg, next month we plan to go to IHOP!

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Iowa Historical Museum Outing

Residents from The Gardens and The Town Center visited the Iowa State Historical Museum on Wednesday January 31st. The museum features 3 stories filled with the history of Iowa. We only made it through the first story, so we are planning a trip back in the near future!

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Cadence the Beagle Visits The Gardens

Cadence the Beagle visited residents of The Gardens last week and residents absolutely love her! It is a nice change to their day and some even reminisced about the days when they had a dog, or the dogs they used to own, or other pets! It was a great time for residents!

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Beck, the ARL Therapy Dog, Visits The Springs

Beck is a hit among The Springs residents, he will visit once a month on Wednesday afternoons!

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National Nursing Home Week Adventures

National Nursing Home Week was in May and we finally got all of our pictures pulled together after a fun-filled week!  Take a look at some of the things we did during the week!

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Thriving Resident – Helen Bowen

Our thriving resident for the month of July is Helen Bowen, or as she may introduce herself, "Helen of Troy". Helen was born and raised in East Los Angeles. Her father was a boxer and mother, a jack of all trades as she made their clothes, always had a very large garden, and was a […]

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Thriving Residents – Glenn and Joann Smith

Our thriving residents for the month of February are Glenn and Joann Smith, both Independent Living residents. Glenn and Joann met while living in the same apartment building in Cedar Rapids in 1950 and were married by September of 1952. At the time, Joann was a secretary of a parks manager and Glenn was the […]

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Thriving Residents! Ray and Margie Seeger!

Our Thriving residents for the month of January are Ray and Margie Seegers. One autumn during college, Ray and his brother took a break from helping their parents move and headed to the local roller rink. While there, Ray met his wife of 62 years, Marge. After their initial meeting, Ray returned to college and Marge finished high school. […]

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Bon Appétit with Thrive Dining™

Thrive Dining™ is a revolutionary dining program designed to restore the dignity and enjoyment of mealtime for individuals with cognitive or physical challenges. Thrive Dining™ features Watermark Communities’ Chef recipes and high quality, freshly prepared gourmet menu items, transformed into incredibly tasty, nutritionally balanced, protein packed meals. Watermark Chefs start by using the Grind Dining “patent-pending” […]

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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 […]

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We Do Memory Care Differently

Throughout its nearly 30 year history, Watermark has sought ways, large and small, to enhance the well-being of our residents and associates. Success is mostly measured in the strong and durable relationships between residents and associates that bring with them trust, comfort and more than a bit of warm fun. Particularly in our Memory Care […]

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SeniorAdvisor Review – Wonderful Physical and Occupational Therapists

My loved one has improved since moving into this community. The physical and occupational therapists have been great. The staff are friendly and encouraging. He seems to like the food and they do keep the community clean. I would recommend this community.

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SeniorAdvisor Review – My in-laws are happy and well cared for.

My in laws is doing well since their move to this community. We do feel they are safe, and in a good place. They have a nice staff at this facility. They have a good staff, they have been kind, and easy to work with. Everything is working out very well, and we are pleased […]

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SeniorAdvisor Review – A Good Experience All Around

Everything has worked out very well since our move to this community. My husband is being cared for very well. They have a very good staff, and they are taking very good care of him and his needs. I'am satisfied with all they have done for us. They have nice activities offered for the residents. […]

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