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Nationwide Surge in Demand for Senior Housing

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Aired June 23rd, 2015

Construction update on Village Cooperative of Ames

Drone providing the incredible views!

125 hours, one little library

By Annie Harman on April 29th, 2015
Alexandria Echo Press


Dick Patton, Jenny Muzik and Randy Berglin pose with the “Washington Elementary School” Little Free Library after it was erected on Wednesday, April 22. They put in 125 hours to construct the library to be a replica of the old school building. (Annie Harman | Echo Press)

Walking around the residential area of Alexandria, it’s not uncommon to stumble upon what appears to be a birdhouse full of books.

Don’t be fooled. These clever boxes are much more than that: they are libraries. Read More


April 21st, 2015

FOR: Village Cooperative of Lenexa, KS
CONTACT: Shane Wright, 612.432.3927,

Lenexa, KS / April 21st – On Wednesday, May 6th at 1pm, the Village Cooperative of Lenexa, a senior housing cooperative, will host an Informational Seminar at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 12601 West 95th Street, Lenexa. The seminar will provide information regarding the proposed age 55+ cooperative planned for Lenexa. The informational seminar will be an opportunity for the public to learn about the financial benefits & lifestyle of maintenance free cooperative living. Shane Wright, Project Manager, Real Estate Equities Development, LLC is the speaker for this event. Read More

Village Cooperative of West Des Moines – Larry and Dotta TV Commercial

Watch our new commercial for the Village Cooperative of West Des Moines featuring Larry and Dotta!

Caregiver offers tips for senior in-home safety

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.

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Village Co-op Residents Turn out for Trail Clean-up

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.

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Shawnee senior housing cooperative to be first of its kind in metro area

Shawnee Dispatch
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,


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

Village Cooperative in Lee’s Summit asks for rezoning

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.

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Village Cooperative of Crow Creek featured on the Paula Sands Live Show

Village Cooperative of Crow Creek Sales Manager, Elyce Billany, discusses a new and exciting lifestyle option coming to the Quad Cities with Paula Sands!

New housing for seniors

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Cooperative style living planned for 2015


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

Village Cooperative of Burlington – Bob and Judy Testimonials

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!

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“Our Stories” by Village Cooperative of Clinton Members

Albert Lea man enjoys living at Village Cooperative housing near Goose Lake


Red Mershon stands on his patio that overlooks Goose Lake. — Kelli Lageson/Albert Lea Tribune

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