• "The Co-op makes real sense because you have little or no worries about safety, security, maintenance, etc. I’ve visited other Village Cooperatives and was delighted to find that the residents love their new homes. I really don’t know what more a person could ask for with this lifestyle."

    Bob of Cedar Rapids

  • " 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

  • "Moving to the Village Cooperative, almost two years ago, has been one of the best decisions I have ever made!  I absolutely love living here in this beautiful building, and my home is just what I wanted and needed.  I have made so many good friends here at the Village Cooperative.  It is a wonderful place to live."

    Susan of Marshalltown

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "I nearly walked away from Villages, but with the help of my realtor and Penny Shedek, I am reassured that I won't move twice and that I can relax about this."

    Les of Cedar Rapids

  • "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 liked the fact that we won’t have to invest all our money into the Cooperative, leaving us more capital to work with other investments."

    George and Jean of Asbury

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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