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By Meredith Holt
April 5th, 2015
FARGO – Change is hard, and it gets even harder with age. But sometimes it’s necessary.
As seniors’ health declines, their homes may no longer meet their needs, forcing them to make in-home adaptations, remodel or move to a single-level, which can take some convincing by family, friends and health care providers.
It’s a process Carol Bradley Bursack, longtime caregiver and “Minding Our Elders” columnist for The Forum, is all too familiar with.
She says emotional ties to a house, decades’ worth of belongings, limited finances and stubbornness can complicate the matter, so the sooner you start talking about options, the better.
“But realistically, most people aren’t going to do a lot until something forces them to really think about it,” like a mobility-limiting joint replacement, she says.
Here, Busack makes suggestions for home adaptations that would be beneficial for seniors with increasing needs.
MASON CITY March 14, 2015 – People aren’t the only ones who leave their trash behind. Village Cooperative of Mason City member Doug Lee shows off an antler he found Saturday morning while picking up winter debris left behind by humans, too. Shown with Lee are volunteers Dick Smith (left) and Darrell Hackbarth (right). The group of Co-op volunteers also included Carroll Bogard, Roger Brownmiller, Mary Miller, and Larry Schuler. Members gathered trash along the Taft Ave. walking trail from W. State St. 4th’ St. NW.
February 13th, 2015
By: Nico Roesler
Construction will soon begin on the first senior housing cooperative in the Kansas City metro area and it’s being built in the heart of Shawnee.
On Thursday, Feb. 19, ground will be broken on Village Cooperative of Shawnee on the north side of Johnson Drive just west of Noland Road. The cooperative housing development is for adults older than 55 years old and is scheduled to open next year. Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 5th, 2015
FOR: Village Cooperative of Shawnee, KS
CONTACT: Shane Wright, 612.432.3927, email@example.com
THE FIRST SENIOR HOUSING COOPERATIVE IN THE KC METRO WILL CELEBRATE ITS GROUNDBREAKING ON FEB 19
Shawnee, KS – On Thursday, February 19th at noon, the Village Cooperative of Shawnee will have its official ground breaking ceremony for its location near the corner of Johnson Drive and Noland Road in Shawnee. The new cooperative is for active adults 55+ and is set to open next year. Over 80% of the homes are currently sold. Read More
Lee’s Summit Journal
The Village Cooperative, a proposed three-story apartment complex in Lee’s Summit for older adults, got a unanimous endorsement Tuesday from the city Planning Commission.
The project, at Battery and Shenandoah drives, still needs approval from the City Council for new zoning and must clear a few other hurdles before construction begins.
Village Cooperative of Crow Creek Sales Manager, Elyce Billany, discusses a new and exciting lifestyle option coming to the Quad Cities with Paula Sands!
Cooperative style living planned for 2015
By: RUSS PULLEY – firstname.lastname@example.org
A new style of retirement community is coming to Lee’s Summit, where residents don’t rent but join a cooperative, buying a share in their apartment building.
Village Cooperative of Lee’s Summit is a 50-unit, three-story project that developers plan to build east of Lee’s Summit Medical Center on Battery Drive. Read More
Listen to our Village Cooperative of Burlington members, Bob and Judy, discuss their thoughts on the benefits of the new lifestyle they’re going to enjoy at the Village Cooperative!
4 more testimonials to watch!
By: Kelli Lageson – Albert Lea Tribune
For Red Mershon, the Village Cooperative in Albert Lea has been a great home, and the other residents are like a big group of brothers and sisters.
Mershon has lived at the Village Cooperative since 2006. This past year he was named treasurer, so he’s been busy signing checks and watching the finances. He’s not sure if he will continue serving on the board, but he has enjoyed it. Read More