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COVID-19 Information

The Lodge of Ashworth is committed to protecting the well being of our members during COVID-19. We will continue to follow the recommendations provided by the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Thank you for the cooperation and understanding. Learn more.

The Lodge of Ashworth

Iowa’s Premier Resort Community

Independent Living all Inclusive, Retirement Community
The Lodge of Ashworth is located in West Des Moines on historic Ashworth Road. A truly picturesque setting surrounded by mature trees provides seclusion and privacy. Our location is only minutes away from Valley Junction, Jordan Creek, and Valley West Mall. And ten minutes to downtown Des Moines.
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The Lodge of Ashworth Lifestyle

At The Lodge of Ashworth, our members bring together interesting people who share their skills and experiences. We provide an environment that encourages friendship, connection, and health, with an approach grounded in whole-person wellness. Moreover, we provide services to aid you with daily living, so you have time and energy to invest in doing what you love.
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Our Suites

Our spacious independent living suites are designed to provide you with space and style for your furnishings and personal treasures. Available suites include: One-Bedroom, One Plus & Two Bedrooms and Two + Bedroom Suites. Stop by today for a tour.
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Dining

The Lodge of Ashworth, the choice is paramount, and dining is no exception. When it comes to meals, The Lodge takes the cake. With fresh, seasonal menus created by our talented team of chefs you will get a five-star experience every time you dine.
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Senior Health

Physical activities for seniors slows the progression of dementia and will keep senior’s bodies healthier. The Lodge has several physical activities you can get involved in. Including the Fitness Center, Indoor Heated Pool, Fitness Programs, Walking Clubs and Green fees at Willow Creek Golf Course.
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Activities

The Lodge of Ashworth’s program design, and activities, allows every member to experience wide-ranging life enhancement. Our exciting programs, are gratifying, and inspiring to our members. The members never get bored with daily activities.
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Underground Parking

One of our amenities to our members is the heated underground secured parking garage. Also in the underground parking garage, every member receives a heated secure storage space for all the treasures that you want to store. It’s great for the holiday decorations; our staff will even bring your stored items to your suite. We have a woodworking shop, in the garage.
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Guest Services

The Lodges Guest Services impacts our members and their families. Our professional staff treats you and your family, like our family. Our team becomes an essential foundation, in the sensitive support system, of members and visiting loved-ones. We have 24/7 security, and front desk help. Stop by and say hello.
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When is the right time to contact the Lodge?

Deciding if the time is now for senior living for yourself or a loved one is an personal decision. There are a few questions below, see how many “YES” answers you have. If you answered “YES” to, most or all of them, then consider reaching out to The Lodge Of Ashworth. Call us today and set up a personal tour that fits your schedule.

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Have bills and other financial responsibilities been sliding?

Hard getting your mail and garbage?

Need help unloading your groceries from your car?

Are you lonely?

Is keeping your house clean difficult?

Are you are nervous about falling?

Getting together with friends or family seems unpleasant?

Have a few meals been missed?

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Dirk Roghair

General Manager

What Members Have to Say...

  • Ms. Bacon | Member The Lodge of Ashworth Avatar

    Location That I Could Make My Home I wanted a retirement location that I could make my home and had whatever the next stages were I could live and would be a part of my continuum. I did not want my new location to look institutional. The Lodge handles all of what I needed. When I walked in the Lodge I said this is it.

    Ms. Bacon | Member The Lodge of Ashworth
  • Mrs. Miller | Member The Lodge of Ashworth Avatar

    Indoor Heated Pool My husband looked at many other retirement locations, however as soon he walked into the Lodge it felt like home. I love to play bridge, and we have a bridge club that meets every week. Plus I enjoy the book club and all the evening activities. I had to have an indoor heated pool so I could do all my water exercises the lodge has the best pool and program. The staff is all so friendly and just regular folks that treat us like family.

    Mrs. Miller | Member The Lodge of Ashworth
  • Mrs. Noel | Member of The Lodge Of Ashworth Avatar

    Discover the Perfect Senior Living Finding the right senior living suites are very important, this is where you will be living for the next several years. Activities are great to have. However, you need to find a senior living location that has an exceptional staff, staff that loves their job and is over the top friendly to all members.

    Mrs. Noel | Member of The Lodge Of Ashworth
  • Mr. Adams | Member The Lodge of Ashworth Avatar

    Safety First First, we had to feel safe, at the Lodge it is very safe. We love all the space in our apartment; it is much larger than most we have visited. Every assisted living offers you something different, but the GM Dirk works with you on your suite and is very honest.. Food is phenomenal! You never have to leave the lodge for dinner because every night the food is outstanding and we can eat with our regular friends or sit with new ones.

    Mr. Adams | Member The Lodge of Ashworth
  • Mr. Adams | Member The Lodge of Ashworth Avatar
    5 out of 5 stars
    Mr. Adams | Member The Lodge of Ashworth

    Safety First First, we had to feel safe, at the Lodge it is very safe. We love all the space in our apartment; it is much... read more

  • Mrs. Noel | Member of The Lodge Of Ashworth Avatar
    5 out of 5 stars
    Mrs. Noel | Member of The Lodge Of Ashworth

    Discover the Perfect Senior Living Finding the right senior living suites are very important, this is where you will be living for the next several years. Activities are great... read more

  • Ms. Bacon | Member The Lodge of Ashworth Avatar
    5 out of 5 stars
    Ms. Bacon | Member The Lodge of Ashworth

    Location That I Could Make My Home I wanted a retirement location that I could make my home and had whatever the next stages were I could live and would be a... read more

  • Mrs. Miller | Member The Lodge of Ashworth Avatar
    5 out of 5 stars
    Mrs. Miller | Member The Lodge of Ashworth

    Indoor Heated Pool My husband looked at many other retirement locations, however as soon he walked into the Lodge it felt like home. I love to play... read more