Friends, family, and fun – the spice of life.


Fact: Humans NEED social interaction as a core element of our health.

It’s easy to think of salt as a spice – after all, it’s something that we just use to season our food. But, the truth is our bodies need salt to function. Well, social interaction is exactly the same way. In fact, chronic loneliness is as bad for your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day! Regardless of whether we like a little or quite a lot, we simply cannot function as humans outside of a social environment.

That’s why social opportunities are a core part of the amenities at Journey. Our calendar of events, entertainment, and excursions has YOU covered, balancing mind, body, and spirit. Participate in what you want, when you want, and where you want. Challenge your neighbor to cards, take a group trip to a new museum, or throw yourself from the door of a plane! This is the core of independence – it’s the freedom to enjoy life.

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Entertainment

Excitement is just around the bend!

Movies that tickle your funny bone; music that inspires a tear. The social calendar at Journey is full of events and entertainment and crafted by your interests.

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Games

Call or raise?

Have you ever played Parcheesi? Or, are you more of a poker expert? Let’s pull up the chairs and play something. From bridge to bowling, we are up for some fun!  Let’s Play!

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Group Outings

Tonight we paint the town.

Events and entertainment are dandy, but let’s face it – there is adventure beyond them hills. Let’s get out and about to the places you’ve always enjoyed – whether that’s shopping or movies, museums or parks.

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Mindfulness

Working out the neurons.

The body needs to work out to stay active and independent and so does the mind. Let’s learn something new, enjoy seminars, have engaging discussions, and even do some gardening to keep ourselves young.

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Exercise

Sedentary is such a dirty word.

The old adage “move it or lose it” is cliché because it’s true – and we offer several levels of fitness events to get up and about. Or, if you prefer, you can always visit our fitness center to get the blood flowing!

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Transportation

Let me get the door for you.

Hop in, buckle up, let’s get going! Whether you are headed to a doctor appointment or just want to head to get some shopping done, your ride is a phone call away.

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Intergenerationality

The joy of children

It’s amazing the way a newborn will just light up a room. Seniors interacting with children is especially beneficial – for the seniors AND for the children.

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Volunteerism

Giving back to Ankeny

A core element of life is maintaining a sense of purpose and usefulness – and there is no better way than to bring our assistance to others.

Events Calendar


Our calendar of events is updated daily and may change without notice. We will make every effort to update our Google Calendar immediately when changes occur.

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More on Instagram and Facebook


Visit us on Instagram and Facebook to get a glimpse into a typical day at Journey Senior Living! From outings to special events and honoring staff, we post regularly to share with guests, family, and friends!

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