A Welcoming Community to Call Home

Welcome to Prairie Hills​

Tucked among lush green farmlands and beneath endless blue Iowa skies, Prairie Hills offers residents a warm and inviting atmosphere they will be proud to call home. Our easy-to-navigate single-story Independence senior living community offers a rich selection of amenities and activities for you or your loved one to enjoy. With assistance from our highly trained caregivers, every resident – no matter their level of independence – can find the confidence to play, grow, and explore. Enjoy scheduled transportation to town for shopping and medical appointments, social activities in our many community spaces, and the splendor of pondside views from our well-maintained community walking path. The good life awaits you at Prairie Hills – plan your visit today!

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319-327-8627

505 Enterprise Dr Independence, IA 50644

"I love Bingo, church, meeting new people, racquetball; I can’t even choose a favorite! I always tell my friends how fun it is to live at Prairie Hills."

- Donna

Programs​

Our Prairie Hills senior living community is proud to offer a wide variety of resident-centric programming. Designed with residents in mind, we strive to offer you fun and enriching ways to enjoy every day.

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Red carpet service at Prairie Hills in Independence, Iowa

Red Carpet Service

Our Red Carpet Service helps make every element of life at Prairie Hills exceptional.

Our Dare to Dream program at Prairie Hills in Independence, 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 Prairie Hills in Independence, Iowa.

LifeShare

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

The Music Speaks program at Prairie Hills in Independence, Iowa

Music Speaks

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

We Live to Be Healthy at Prairie Hills in Independence, 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 Martin Brothers at Prairie Hills in Independence, Iowa

Martin Brothers

Our partnership with Martin Brothers allows us to offer delicious snacks and dining that meet the highest standards.

A resident and his dog in his pet-friendly apartment at Prairie Hills in Independence, Iowa.

Amenities

Imagine morning strolls along our beautiful walking path and afternoons shooting pool with friends in the billiards room. Flip through a favorite book in the library, get your heart rate up in the fitness center, and then soothe sore muscles in the spa. There’s so much to enjoy at Prairie Hills, every day feels like a vacation.

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Dare to Dream

Resident Frank with Polka star Mollie B at his Dare to Dream event near Prairie Hills in Independence, Iowa

Frank

Frank is a long-time lover of Polka dancing, so we knew we needed to get him to a show! Frank got the opportunity to go to a live Mollie B. performance! Mollie B. is a multi-instrumentalist and award-winning vocalist who is the host of the Mollie B. Polka Party TV show. She has been performing all of her life!

Residents Melvin and Jean visit the botanical gardens nearPrairie Hills in Independence, Iowa.

Melvin & Jean

Two of our residents, Melvin and Jean, enjoyed a tour through the University of Northern Iowa's Botanical Center. Melvin and Jean have always had a garden, but nothing compared to this! They were able to see diverse species from all around the world. Melvin enjoyed smelling all the plants and Jean talked to the birds!

Resident Merlin at a community event near Prairie Hills in Independence, Iowa.

Merlin

Former Senator Merlin Hulse received the North Cedar High School Alumni Service Award for his countless contributions to many not-for-profit organizations. The alumni committee awarded six individuals this day and we were happy to help Merlin get to this point. The award ceremony was held at the North Cedar Middle School.

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