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Illahee Hills offers a charming retreat situated between the stunning bridges of Madison County and Saylor Lake. The Urbandale senior living community is just outside West Des Moines and near MercyOne Des Moines and Valley West Mall. Beyond the neighborhood, enjoy the Des Moines Civic Center, Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, and Blank Park Zoo.
When not relaxing at home, spend time in the media room, billiards lounge, or study. Indulge in chef prepared meals in the community dining room and coffee with dessert by the fire. The life-enriching activity calendar includes trivia, fitness classes, live “Price is Right” games, crafts, and more. You’ll love coming home to a community that feels like family.
The simplest definition of Holiday Retirement is that we’re the nation’s leading provider of independent living and a robust family of more than 260 senior living communities. Holiday Retirement is in the business of providing security, comfort, and value to seniors seeking a fulfilling lifestyle in a welcoming environment. But really, we’re so much more than that.
Our residents know that they’re experiencing something special here they couldn’t enjoy anywhere else. From exceptional, freshly made cuisine, to a full calendar of life-enriching programs and activities, life at Holiday Retirement is everything most seniors dreamed their retirement would be.
We invite you to become part of the Holiday Retirement family. Surround yourself with neighbors who feel like family, staff who go out of their way to make each day special, and a welcoming atmosphere that lets you know you’re right where you belong. Come experience The Holiday Touch for yourself.
Holiday Retirement’s senior living communities offer assisted or independent living at an affordable monthly rate with no long-term commitments and no expensive buy-ins. In addition to your private senior apartment, your rent covers three meals daily, housekeeping, maintenance, transportation, and even light laundry service. You’ll save time and money to dedicate to the people and activities you love!
With an independent lifestyle at a Holiday Retirement community, you have the time to focus on what’s important to you. Maybe it’s being closer and spending more time with your family. Or meeting your neighbors and nurturing new friendships. Or perhaps it’s visiting the museum, playing bridge, shooting pool, volunteering to help improve your community, or reading your favorite novels, again.
Our independent retirement lifestyle leaves you in control, making the choices that are right for you. And with all the “little things” like grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning, and maintaining the house taken care of; you have the time and energy to focus on enjoying your retirement. That’s the way it should be. We call it the “Holiday Touch”. It’s a rewarding and satisfying lifestyle characterized by friendship, belonging, and genuine understanding.
We hear it from residents all the time—how they wish they’d made the move to Holiday Retirement for senior living years earlier. The all-inclusive independent senior lifestyle is irresistible to be sure, but there’s something very special about life at Holiday Retirement that makes it unlike any other place on earth. It’s the warm, accepting community of neighbors who feel like family. It’s the devoted staff who see this as more of a calling than a job providing unrivaled service and compassion. And it’s the unique feeling of being right where you belong—a feeling of being home. We call it “The Holiday Touch”, and it’s what makes the independent senior living community at Holiday Retirement so special.
Most utilities, heating and air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and cable TV included. Telephone hookups are provided.
Food and an enjoyable dining experience are two of the most important factors in determining where you or your loved one will live, so we ensure our menus offer a variety of choices. While still providing homestyle favorites, each meal is carefully planned to meet the unique nutritional needs of our residents to support longer, healthier lives.
In addition to our healthy meals, we also offer a robust snack bar including a variety of choices available all day. Meals are served in our comfortable dining rooms where friendly wait staff serve residents and their family or friends. Residents also have the option of reserving the private dining room for special events like a birthday celebration, anniversary, or other function. Our dining and hospitality team takes tremendous pride in our meals—a highlight of the all-inclusive independent living lifestyle at Holiday Retirement.
Holiday Retirement chefs use the freshest, highest quality ingredients around. We pride ourselves on our high standard of quality cooking prepared from basic ingredients without pre-mixed or prepared foods. We make our meals from scratch. This is your home, and you deserve home cooked meals. Three meals are served daily.
No more vacuuming, no more dusting, and no more loads of sheets and towels. Let us take care of the housework and laundry. We provide our residents with weekly housekeeping and linen service. Our communities provide our residents laundry facilities with washers and dryers conveniently located throughout the property and free of charge! We will also do your laundry for an extra fee per load.
Illahee Hills provides complimentary, scheduled transportation. Let our staff drivers transport you to appointments, to run errands, and to off-site destinations for planned activities. For residents who choose to bring a car with them to Holiday, we offer convenient parking for them and their guests.