Addington Place soars above and beyond the ordinary to cultivate beauty, joy, and meaning in our residents’ lives every day.
Community That Cares
Community Life at Addington Place of Des Moines | Des Moines, Iowa
Living With Friends
We’ve crafted a lifestyle for seniors that engages mind, body, and spirit. We’ve built a community that brings everyone together. We embrace and honor each individual by learning their stories and bringing their dreams to life.
Share a laugh and a conversation over a delicious meal. Create memories with friends on a town trip to see the show, or during a class with your neighbors. Community life at Addington Place is filled with special moments to be enjoyed together.
At Your Service
A cheerful greeting by name. A bright smile and a comforting pat on the back. Your coffee and newspaper, just the way you like it, at just the right time.
We call it rolling out the Red Carpet—it’s our attention to detail and personalized service that makes each resident and guest at Addington Place feel valued and cared for. We aim to treat everyone who comes through our doors as though they are the most important person in the world.
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Dreams Come True
There’s no time like the present to try a new adventure, revisit memories, or bond with friends and family. Your dream may be big, or small. It may be riding a horse for the first time, attending a sporting event with grandkids, or revisiting a childhood home.
Your dreams are important to us because they are important to you. They are what make you unique.
Our signature Dare To Dream program recognizes the special hopes and aspirations of our residents–and then makes them a reality! We aim to make at least one resident’s dream come true each month in our community.
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Take Flight Each Day
Staying involved in meaningful activities every day keeps people happy and healthy. The Finest Living Years or FLY program is our personalized approach that encourages and inspires each resident to thrive.
We focus on our residents’ histories, accomplishments, lifestyles, hobbies, interests, and dreams–and use what we learn to craft a customized plan to keep each community member:
- Active in body and mind
- Engaged in the community
- As capable as possible
Stories From Our Community
This afternoon, we surprised our 90-year-old resident Georgie with her Dare to Dream. What was it, you ask? A ride in a police car with its lights and sirens on! It was quite a surprise for the participants in the exercise class on the 2nd floor.
They saw the cruiser pull up, and their faces pressed up to the window to watch Police Officer Lisa Petricka and Georgie’s grandson, Sergeant Rob Hovland escort Georgie into the police car! Rob rode along in the backseat. Officer Petricka turned on the flashing lights and sirens as they left the parking lot. What a magical moment!
Ken spent 42 years as a university professor, and was the official bell ringer for the Relays, an outdoor track and field event held at the university stadium, for more than five decades. Ken and his wife Betty are avid fans of the athletes and the event and were thrilled at the opportunity to attend this year. While there, Ken met with many of the officials he worked with in the past and they helped make his dream come true — ringing the bell one more time!
Connie is a 65-year-old-resident who loves Harley Davidson motorcycles. When Connie sees or hears a Harley coming down the road she lights up like a Christmas tree every time–she can barely contain her excitement. Connie used to ride with her husband when she was younger, and she loves talking about her experiences on the back of a Harley.
She was a part of a group that used to ride each weekend. Connie will tell stories of riding for fundraisers, riding to see the scenery and mostly just riding for fun! For her Dare To Dream, we reached out to the local HOG motorcycle club chapter and surprised Connie with one more ride. Her excitement was beautiful! Connie giggled like we have never seen. Connie put on the leather jacket and helmet, hopped on the back of a bike and rode. While she was on the back of the Harley she never stopped smiling and laughing. Connie’s love for Harleys is special, and it was a joy for everyone involved to bring her dream to life.
Active Living For Everyone
Are you an artist or craftsperson? A lifelong learner? A music lover? An exercise enthusiast? Or is a conversation over a game of Yahtzee your idea of an afternoon well spent? At Addington Place you’ll find endless activities to enjoy your days to the fullest.
- Daily Devotion
Every Day at 12:00 PM (Assisted Living)
- Devotion, Prayer, & Lunch
Everyday at 11:30 AM (Memory Care)
- Catholic Service
Every Sunday at 11:00 AM (Assisted Living)
- Movie & Popcorn
Every Sunday at 1:00 PM (Memory Care)
- Shopping Trip
Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 1:00 PM (Assisted Living)
- Plan the Day
Every Weekday at 10:00 AM (Memory Care)
- Exercise Group
Every Tuesday at 11:00 AM (Assisted Living)
- Adult Coloring/Music
Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 3:00 PM (Memory Care)
- Nail Day/Piano Music
Every Wednesday at 9:30 AM (Assisted Living)
- Movie & Snack
Every Saturday at 10:00 AM (Memory Care)
- Movie & Popcorn
Every Saturday at 2:00 PM (Assisted Living)