• "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

  • "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

  • "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 appreciate the privacy, the choice of socializing and the quiet, convenient setting. We were ready to give up gardening, yard care, snow removal and all the upkeep projects. We love the benefit of living in a neighborhood where you know your neighbors and they are all active like we are. We love it here!"

    Don and Karen of Asbury

  • "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 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

  • "This is the most affordable option I have seen. I'll have freedom of worry about in and outdoor upkeep, live in a secure building, and belong to a group of people that will help each other out if needed."

    Anne of Cedar Falls

  • "Our monthly in Mason City is $1,310. After factoring in utility costs and upkeep at our old house, then investing the proceeds from the sales of our house and using that money towards our monthly fee, we are better off by about $150/month in the Coop which will buy you more than a 6-pack!"

    Jack and Ginger of Mason City

  • "The idea of being able to leave home whenever we want without the worry and hassle of arranging a care-taker is a big draw. The maintenance-free living feature takes the worry out of the day to day maintenance our house requires. The additional features of an exercise room, community and club room are things we will use regularly. Our kids see the benefits we’ll enjoy and they will not miss the burden of taking care of our property when we’re gone."

    Rick and Connie 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

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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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