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3 Signs It's Time to Downsize

Shona Schmall - Friday, April 28, 2017

Making the choice to downsize can be a complicated decision, and for that reason, many people can end up ignoring the signs that they should downsize. In many cases, downsizing can be the best decision for life and/or finances, so it is important to be aware of the signs that you should downsize! For starters, read this list of the three main signs that you might be ready to downsize. The first sign that you might be ready to downsize is that your home maintenance is getting to be t  ... Read More

VINTAGE COOPERATIVE OF WEST DES MOINES, INFORMATION MEETING, THURSDAY, MAY 11 AT 10 AM

Jessica Davidson - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Join us on Thursday, May 11 at 10am for an Information Meeting at Vintage Cooperative’s new Conference Center & Showroom (1631 SW Main St, Ste 201). Learn why today’s wisest seniors are choosing the cooperative lifestyle over other housing options. Don’t delay – RSVP today! Call 515.279.3000 or email tyler@vintagecooperatives.com  ... Read More

VINTAGE COOPERATIVE OF JOHNSTON, INFORMATION MEETING, TUESDAY, MAY 9 AT 10 AM

Jessica Davidson - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Join us on Tuesday, May 9 at 10am for an Information Meeting at Vintage Cooperative’s new Conference Center & Showroom (1631 SW Main St, Ste 201). Learn why today’s wisest seniors are choosing the cooperative lifestyle over other housing options. Don’t delay – RSVP today! Call 515.279.3000 or email tyler@vintagecooperatives.com  ... Read More

Technology Making Life Easier for Seniors

Shona Schmall - Friday, April 14, 2017

Nowadays, it seems like there is a new piece of technology announced every day. Everyone carries around devices reminiscent of something we would have seen on The Jetsons. In all of this technology mania, the new gadgets really do make our lives easier. Specifically for seniors, there are a few devices that have the potential to make your life easier and better. Here are four pieces of technology and why they could be just what you are needing! If you have been anywhere near a young adul  ... Read More

De-stressing When Retired

Shona Schmall - Friday, April 14, 2017

When considering retirement, most individuals look forward to total “me” time. Time to enjoy the activities you’ve longed to do instead of the duties you had to do. When retirement hits, those expectations are often met for a short while, but eventually even retirement can become stressful. It could be volunteering, family duties, or social obligations. Whatever it is, retirement can still end up being busy and stressful. When that time comes, follow these three pieces of advice to de-stress  ... Read More

3 Ways To Feel At Home

Shona Schmall - Monday, April 10, 2017

If you are moving or downsizing to a new location, it is easy to worry that your new location will not feel like home. If you have lived in the same place for a long time, you’re especially accustomed to home feeling a certain way. While your new location will definitely have an unfamiliar feeling at first, here are three ways to make the transition easier and help the new place feel like home. The first way to feel at home is to decorate with the same artwork or photographs that you had  ... Read More

Vintage Cooperative of Ankeny, Information Meeting, Thursday, April 13 at 2 pm

Jessica Davidson - Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Body: Join us on Thursday, April 13 at 2 pm at Vintage Cooperative’s New Conference Center & Showroom (1631 SW Main St. Suite 201, Ankeny, 50023) for an Informational Meeting. Find out what all the buzz is about – another Vintage Cooperative is under construction in Ankeny! Purchase in April and receive $1,000 upgrade credit. Don’t delay – RSVP today at 515-279-3000.   ... Read More

Bus Trip for Tours

Jessica Davidson - Tuesday, April 04, 2017

You are invited to join us on chartered bus trip Thursday, April 20th. We will depart from the Coralville office located at 1303 5th St, Suite 103, at 9:30am, enjoy lunch at our new Ankeny Office/Showroom, and then tour Beaverdale (Des Moines) Cooperative where you will see four to five different floor plans as well as common areas. We plan to arrive home by 4:30pm. The first 45 reservations will be accepted. RSVP required. Contact Heather Ropp at heather@vintagecooperatives.com or at 3  ... Read More

Keys to Internet Security

Shona Schmall - Friday, March 31, 2017

These days, it seems like the Internet is constantly finding more and more ways to make our lives easier. Through new technology, monthly subscriptions, and data gathering, the Internet is able to learn about us and make our daily lives smoother and more efficient. But as we give information and the Internet learns about us, how can we assure that our personal information is safe? In addition to the many protections that online platforms have in their software, there are simple things you ca  ... Read More

NEW Location: Information Center & Showroom

Shona Schmall - Friday, March 24, 2017

Vintage Cooperatives is thrilled to be in the District at Prairie Trail in Ankeny. We hope you'll join us in celebrating the opening of our Information Center, Showroom, and Conference Center. Members currently residing in one of our Vintage Cooperatives communities are welcome to attend our Open House on Friday, March 31 from 1-3 p.m. Or if you're just in the area, feel free to stop by and chat with some of our members, tour the showroom, hear about our amenities, and view all the ways you   ... Read More