The Lodge of Ashworth, an independent retirement community located in the heart of West Des Moines on historic Ashworth road. A true picturesque setting surrounded by mature trees provides seclusion and privacy while our location is only a few minutes away from, Valley Junction, Jordon Creek and Valley West Malls, and 10 minutes to downtown Des Moines.

The Lodge of Ashworth and the Surrounding Community

The Lodge of Ashworth members have many opportunities to attend events in the surrounding community. We offer scheduled transportation, as well as personal shuttle service, and arrange outings to popular destinations. We also work to bring cultural programming to the Lodge of Ashworth throughout the year. Some examples of events and activities we’ve arranged for residents on campus and offsite include:

  • Des Moines Playhouse events
  • Celebrations, concerts, dances, socials and themed parties
  • Classic movie showcase
  • Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino
  • Des Moines Civic Center events and concerts
  • Golf and other sporting events
  • Informative lectures and guest speakers
  • Lifelong learning led by college professors and expert instructors and lecturers
  • Current event discussion groups
  • Performance and choral groups that showcase resident talents
  • Walking groups


I like the people here as well as the atmosphere. I have the opportunity every day to maintain my privacy or to be with people who enjoy life and with whom I have a mutual interest. We share our travel experiences, shop together, or work and plan together.

I’ve come to the realization that Lodge members truly care for each other. My experiences seems to shoot down the theory that growing older necessarily means growing lonely.

Helen P.