Welcome Home to Edencrest at Riverwoods

Nestled among the verdant green grasslands of Des Moines, Iowa, Edencrest at Riverwoods is surrounded in softly rolling hills, beneath endless blue skies – an idyllic setting for relaxed living and supportive, personalized care. Our warm, inviting community offers the best in Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care, as well as short-term Respite Care options. Days here are filled with engaging activities, day trips, and resort-style amenities, all yours to enjoy as you choose. This is the retirement lifestyle you’ve been dreaming of.

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2210 E Park Ave Des Moines, IA 50320


Residents are always the stars at Edencrest at Riverwoods, and our Red Carpet programs serve to make each day better than the last. Come home to a community designed around your happiness, health, and well-being.

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Red carpet service at Edencrest at Riverwoods in Des Moines, Iowa

Red Carpet Service

Our Red Carpet Service helps make every element of life at Edencrest at Riverwoods exceptional.

Our Dare to Dream program at Edencrest at Riverwoods in Des Moines, Iowa

Dare to Dream

Each month, we help make one resident’s dream a reality — the sky's the limit.

LifeShare, the digital communication system at Edencrest at Riverwoods in Des Moines, Iowa.


This system makes it possible to broadcast community information onto TVs in common areas and private rooms.

The Music Speaks program at Edencrest at Riverwoods in Des Moines, Iowa

Music Speaks

Certified music therapists use evidence-based music interventions to address specific care goals.

We Live to Be Healthy at Edencrest at Riverwoods in Des Moines, Iowa

Live 2B Healthy

We partner with this fitness company to offer classes and training designed for seniors of all shapes and abilities.

We partner with US Foods at Edencrest at Riverwoods in Des Moines, Iowa

US Foods

Our US Foods partnership allows us access to a world class team dedicated to help us achieve our commitment to serve great food with innovative recipes designed to inspire any menu.


From spacious, pet-friendly apartment homes and suites to delicious chef-prepared meals, a fully stocked game room, and our rich calendar of daily activities, Edencrest at Riverwoods has something for everyone. Plan your visit today and see why our Des Moines, Iowa, senior living community is the perfect place to call home.

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Dare to Dream

Jo & Roger

Roger is 93 years old and recently had a big procedure done.

He stated that he just had to make it to August 30th, so he could celebrate his 72nd Wedding Anniversary with his lovely wife Jo.


Bob is a newer resident at Riverwoods. He is 63 years old and has Cerebral Palsy. Not only does Bob have Cerebral Palsy he also lost his hearing to old fashion measles before the measles vaccine. Bob’s family wanted him to live the best life growing up, so they traveled the world to educate Bob. Bob has been in every state except Alaska and Hawaii and has also been to Canada and Mexico.


Orville Cox is a WWII Veteran and is 96 years old! He is a huge Chicago Cubs fan and always talks about how he and his wife used to watch every game together. His wife passed away 9 years ago but he continues to watch the games with his cub’s blanket on his lap.

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