to Calvin!

The quality of our care is the core of our community.

Since 1965, Calvin Community’s success can be attributed to its mission: to provide, on a non-profit basis, services to older adults in a caring, Christian community designed to meet their physical, social spiritual and psychological needs and contribute to their health, security and happiness.

a complete continuum of care

Retirement living in Des Moines, Iowa

Calvin Community is a faith-based, not-for-profit retirement community
providing individualized care by a team of dedicated professionals in
Des Moines’ charming Beaverdale neighborhood. As one of the top senior living facilities Des Moines, IA has to offer, we provide our residents with a wide range of quality care services.

Independent Living PLUS

Calvin West is a quiet, private place to call home, free of the responsibility of home maintenance. Each apartment includes a full kitchen, and you can keep a car in our heated, secure garage or use Calvin’s transportation services.

Assisted Living

Calvin Community’s assisted living apartments offer privacy, dignity and independence. The home-like environment is free of household maintenance with three meals a day, full service laundry and weekly housekeeping.

Memory Care
Assisted Living

Garden View Memory Care Assisted Living is designed to enrich and enhance the ability of each memory care resident through a personalized care program emphasizing choice, independence and dignity.

Skilled Care

Calvin Community’s Health Center focuses on restorative care for residents. Each resident in the
59-bed licensed nursing facility is treated with respect and dignity by a dedicated team of
healthcare professionals.

Calvin Square

Calvin Square offers one and two-bedroom apartments and private-entry townhomes on the west side of Calvin Community’s campus. Spacious floor plans with features designed for older adults lay the foundation of comfort at Calvin Square.

Exceptional care in the iconic Beaverdale neighborhood!

Stay active on and off campus

With activities, a wellness program, on-site church services, delicious meals and 24-hour emergency nursing response, everything residents need is on campus. Garages are available for those who want to keep a car, and transportation services are available.

Why Calvin?

They say...

From the familiar faces that I have seen continually over the years, I am assured that people like working at Calvin. I can highly recommend Calvin Community as a place where the dignity and welfare of residents is ably provided for.
Marge Cavanah
I love the way Calvin Community is constructed with all the buildings connected in a quadrangle and with a center garden and park in back. Lots of flowers and mature trees to give shade to walks, park seats and bandstand. But most important is the staff and employees. They are very capable, caring, friendly and ready always to lend a helping arm or hand when needed. They are TOPS!
Gretchen Ashbaugh
Calvin Community was the only place for me as Beaverdale has been my home for over 50 years. My church and neighborhood friends were in Beaverdale, so Calvin was an easy move. Everything I might need was here... It was a new lease on life for me.
Doris Douglas


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