About Green Hills

Green Hills is a resident-owned 55+ Life-Plan Community in Ames, Iowa.

Our Mission

To enhance the quality of life for our residents through exceptional services and a continuum of care.

Our Vision

Green Hills will be a leading retirement community which will enhance the residents' quality of life by providing continuing education opportunities, cultural experiences, fitness and wellness development, diverse activities, and superior healthcare.

Our Value Statements

We believe in the spirit of community. Green Hills is a community of shared experiences, culture, similarities, and differences. We are committed to the quality of care for every resident. Green Hills carries out its commitment to quality care by:

  • Practicing person centered care
  • Keeping our pledge to health and wellness
  • Maintaining transparency in community policies and procedures

The Green Hills Story

Green Hills sits on a beautiful green 30-acre campus in a relaxed natural wooded setting minutes from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Landscape features include a pond, natural prairie full of wildflowers, paved walking trails, a garden, and a therapeutic fountain.

The idea for Green Hills came in 1976 during an ISU Alumni Association brainstorming session about ways to serve ISU alumni. When the feasibility of a retirement community seemed impossible, the Foundation sold the land to three developers and the idea for a retirement community was reborn.

Green Hills was built in 1986. The first townhome residents moved in February 1986 and The Oaks apartments opened November 1986.

The following year, the Green Hills Health Care Center opened. In 1988, Life Care Services was asked to manage Green Hills. And, we have been building for your future ever since.