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Scenic Trails Active Living
610 East Scenic Valley Avenue, Indianola, IA 50125


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Active & Independent 55+ Senior Living Near Des Moines, IA

Scenic Trails Active Living combines an innovative wellness program for those 55+ with state of the art amenities, located in the beautiful town of Indianola, Iowa, 18 miles South of Des Moines.

We pride ourselves on providing high-quality amenities at affordable prices for all our residents. If you choose to live within our senior housing community, you will enjoy first-class amenities among a beautiful setting.


Our experienced maintenance & service team assures you peace of mind that you will never have to worry about shoveling snow, cutting grass, or fixing appliances.  



About our Senior Living Community 

Indianola is a charming community, from hot air ballooning at the National Balloon Classic, to patio music at a local winery. Indianola is both vibrant and tranquil. Home of the Des Moines Metro Opera. Indianola's Simpson College attracts activities, entertainment and sporting events to Greater Des Moines. Indianola square features a tea room, a Victorian era shop, health foods, an old fashioned soda fountain, an antique store and many other shops to explore.   

Indianola has many landmarks and attractions such as The Buxton Park Arboretum, The Des Moines Metro Opera, and Lake Ahquabi.

This small town provides a lot of charm, and excitement, in addition to being a very safe community, with many restaurants, and cultural attractions.  


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CONNECT 55+: About Our Innovative Wellness Program

Calamar's CONNECT 55+ Program is a wellness program designed to empower everyone to live life to the fullest.

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"There are certain things that are fundamental to human fulfillment. The essence of these needs is captured in the phrase "to live, to love, to learn, to leave a legacy." The need to live is our physical need for such things as food and health.  The need to love is our social need to relate to other people, to belong. The need to learn is the fundamental need to develop and grow.  And the need to leave a legacy is our spiritual need to have a sense of meaning, purpose and contribution."

-Stephen R. Covey


The CONNECT 55+ program at Calamar is an attempt to bring this quote by the famous motivational speaker and author of "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" to life.  


Wellness is a positive approach to living that emphasizes the whole person.   It is a state of being in which optimal balance is achieved between the mind and body. In order to achieve a state of wellness in our own lives, we must pay careful attention to each of the dimensions.   We may not all be free from obstacles and diseases, but we can all strive for improved wellness.

We are here to support and guide as well as provide healthy opportunities for our residents  that facilitate growth in the multiple dimensions of wellness:



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The benefits of exercise throughout your life is an important part of the quality of your life.  According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, most individuals can benefit from additional physical activity.  Join us for unique and innovative exervice programs to stay healthy, feel great, and have fun!


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Get your party on! Socializing is important to living a healthy life.  Take advantage of a barbeque, ice cream social, or trip to the casino.  The world is your oyster!  Meet new friends and rekindle old friendships.


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Learning at any age is extremely beneficial to the brain.  When you learn something new, your brain grows new cells & builds new connections which has proven benefits for problem-solving & memory skills.  Attend one of our Travel Sagas, play trivia, or learn the ins and outs of technology.


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Dollars and Sense is important at any age.  Attend seminars & lectures given by skilled professionals about fraud, Medicare, estate planning, and more.  Keep up with the times, it can be important to your wallet!


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Take a spiritual journey of exploration.  Join us for prayer groups, yoga,  faith services, relaxation, and much more to expand the world around you and explore your inner-self.


Our wellness program inspires members to have fun and become more active, as well as provides opportunities to collect points and earn rewards!

Contact Us for More Information on our State of the Art Active Living Communities

Interested in making Scenic Trails Active Living your next home? 

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Call 515-442-9681 or email for more information, and to learn how to make this your future home!