• "In 2009, John and I got the most devastating news any couple could get. John was diagnosed with Myelodisplastic Disease, for which there is no cure. He was given about 3 years to live. We started thinking about what I would do when he was gone. When we heard about Village Cooperative we decided to investigate further. What we learned convinced me that this would be a good option for me. I signed up and this proved to be all I had hoped for, except that John was not able to join me – he died on July 6th, 2012. I could not have made a better decision. The friendships I have made and the camaraderie we co-op members have is just what I needed. I also love the fact that it will be a very secure home with many wonderful amenities."

    Donna of Cedar Rapids

  • "The first thing that was important to us was the new lifestyle...carefree, new friends, and community living. When we are gone for the winter, our home will be looked after - of course no mowing or snow shoveling either! Plus, with the security we'll have, we know our safety is taken care of."

    Bill and Jane of Cedar Falls

  • "Living at the Village Cooperative means not having to worry about household repairs.  Whether it is an appliance, electrical or even a plumbing problem, we just call the office!"

    Al and Sue of Fergus Falls

  • "I’m looking forward to the no-maintenance lifestyle and fellowship with neighbors. My family is very supportive of my decision to move and you can’t beat the financial benefits of the Village Cooperative!"

    Denna of Sioux City

  • " Our home is light, comfortable, safe and convenient with plenty of storage space.  But of all we are surrounded by friendly people.  We enjoy the many activities available to us and yet everyone can choose to live as privately as they like."

    Morris and Marian of Fergus Falls

  • "Our townhouse was feeling way too big for us so we were looking for “the next” place.  The ad for Village Cooperative in our mailbox got our attention and we investigated further.  It was “wow!” from then on.  Everything looked perfect for us:  no maintenance, manageable space, convenient access, very affordable, lock up and leave, and a ready-made community of friends."

    Don and Pat of Ames

  • "My children are so excited for me to live in a secure community.  I will enjoy getting to know my new neighbors.  My house is getting to be a lot of work and to go across the icy street for my mail is scary.  I can hardly wait."

    Beverly of Marshalltown

  • "We travel several times throughout the year and will enjoy the security of leaving the Village with no cares about mail, papers, plant care, or maintenance while we are gone. I have used my snow blower and shovel very effectively over the years, but now I can let somebody else take care of that for me, and I won’t miss it at all.”"

    Dick and Sharon of Ames

  • "We can own our living space which makes it an investment for us as well as a positive lifestyle change. Also, our neighbors are people in our age group who are looking for the same lifestyle change as us!"

    Bob and Sue of Clinton

  • "We love the location – close to our friends, our church, shopping and medical facilities. It’s time to get out of our large house, yard work and start to enjoy our new no-maintenance lifestyle!"

    Mick and JoAnn of Sioux City

All testimonials

Senior Cooperative Living

Village Cooperative senior housing communities are designed for active seniors, 55+, who want an entirely maintenance-free lifestyle with all the financial benefits of home ownership. In a Village Cooperative, you can enjoy a connection with your neighbors at one of our community activities or an afternoon with the grandchildren in your own home. Live here while you work or enjoy it as your retirement community – the hassle-free living lets you take the vacations you want without the worry of upkeep back home!

As a member of your senior cooperative, you will be able to sit back and enjoy life as you deserve. The lawn care, landscaping, snow removal, building upkeep, and more are all cared for. This gives you and your friends more time to enjoy each other and the time with family.

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