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.

October’s Thriving Resident

Each month the Community Life team discusses residents who are thriving, and each month we pick one to discuss in our Newsletter.  For October that person was Dee, Inn resident.  Dee has lived at Legacy Pointe for a few years now and is very involved.  She is also the Card Bingo Caller on Tuesday and […]

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October 2018 Community Life Calendars

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 programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest.

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The Springs likes to play Bingo!

Check out the crowd we had the other day playing bingo!  This is one of the biggest groups we have had.  Thanks to Community Life Associate, Juli, for corralling everyone and keeping the game fun.

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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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Residents Visit Local Animal Shelter

The Gardens residents made an outing to a local animal shelter to see all the animals, it was a fun outing for them all!

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Let’s Go Fly a Kite

Gardens residents are enjoying the beautiful weather by flying kites and spending time outside!

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We love to shop!

TJMaxx and Trader Joe's didn't expect this fun bunch! Town Center residents (from left to right) Gloria, Eleanor, Char, JoAnn, and LaVonne.  We had a wonderful time shopping away!

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National Assisted Living Week at The Village at Legacy Pointe

This past week we celebrated National Assisted Living Week.  Here are a few photos of some of the fun things we did to celebrate!

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Crafting in The Gardens

Gardens residents had some fun and got creative this week. Community Life Associate, Renee, likes to come up with creative crafts for the residents to do, that aren't too hard. Renee says she isn't the craftiest, but she has fun creating memories with the residents!

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Saturday Card Game

Inn residents enjoy their card games, we play several throughout the week, but it is always fun to have an extra game played on the weekend.  Community Life Associate, Renee, led these ladies in an afternoon game of Kings in the Corner on a Saturday afternoon.

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October’s Thriving Resident

Each month the Community Life team discusses residents who are thriving, and each month we pick one to discuss in our Newsletter.  For October that person was Dee, Inn resident.  Dee has lived at Legacy Pointe for a few years now and is very involved.  She is also the Card Bingo Caller on Tuesday and […]

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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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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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