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Outdoor Activities for Seniors

Shona Schmall - Friday, March 24, 2017

March can be such a wonderful month in Iowa. The sun is slowly making its way back and the snow is--hopefully--making its way out. Kids everywhere are rejoicing as this time of year indicates that they will be able to spend time outside again. But the fun is not just for kids! The great weather can be enjoyed by all of us, regardless of age. Additionally, experts recommend spending time outside to soak up the sun’s Vitamin D. (Though don’t take in too much sun without sunscreen, or a sunburn  ... Read More

Age is an Attitude

Shona Schmall - Monday, March 20, 2017

You’ve heard “age is just a number,” but have you thought about how true that really is? Don’t let a number define what you can do. If you feel like there are things you can’t do because of your age, just look at these four examples of seniors who prove that age is an attitude. There is a group of seniors in London learning how to “parkour.” Parkour is a sport of moving from one place to another, often jumping across buildings or climbing walls. This sport is high-inten  ... Read More

Traveling Tips for Seniors

Shona Schmall - Monday, March 13, 2017

March is a glorious month for many people across the nation as it brings long awaited, often luxurious spring break vacations for students and their parents. But who says they get to have all the fun? Traveling can be just as refreshing for seniors. It might be best to wait until the spring break busyness cools down, before taking off on your adventure, but follow this traveling advice for a wonderful, relaxing trip. The first tip for traveling is to plan ahead. Putting in time befo  ... Read More

Vintage Cooperative of Ankeny, Information Meeting and Part 2 of 2 educational topics, “ABC’s of Moving for Seniors”, Tuesday, March 21 at 10 am

Jessica Davidson - Monday, March 06, 2017

Join us on Tuesday, March 21 at 10 am at the Courtyard by Marriott in Ankeny (2405 SE Creekview Dr) for an Informational Meeting. Find out what all the buzz is about – another Vintage Cooperative is under construction in Ankeny! Also, learn about the “ABC’s of Moving for Seniors” with guest speaker and certified senior housing professional, Mary Eikenberry. Simplifying your life should leave you overjoyed, not overwhelmed. Purchase in March and receive $1,000 upgrade credit. D  ... Read More

Why Planning Ahead Matters

Shona Schmall - Friday, March 03, 2017

Planning ahead is something that nearly everyone would agree is important. Whether it is for school, a job, or retirement, we have all learned or even experienced first-hand how efficient planning ahead can be. Still, most people ignore the positives and shrug it off as too much work or pointless. Take a closer look at planning for retirement and see just how important and advantageous thinking a few steps ahead can be. The first benefit of planning ahead is that it helps with stre  ... Read More

Proactive Relaxation

Shona Schmall - Friday, March 03, 2017

What if keeping yourself healthy was as simple as relaxing? Many studies have shown that relaxing can lead to a better memory, improved immune system, and healthier heart. But, to clarify, “relaxing” doesn’t mean sitting on the couch all day. There are some incredible ways to strengthen your body without the intense workouts that most people imagine. It’s more “proactive relaxing.” Three of the best ways to do this are yoga, walking, and meditation. People everywhere have their own  ... Read More

Building Community

Shona Schmall - Monday, February 20, 2017

You most likely know that community is a vital aspect to a healthy lifestyle. It is an important factor that goes into designing neighborhoods, apartment complexes, and even residence halls on college campuses. It’s no mystery that community with other people is crucial when considering a living location, and at Vintage Cooperatives, community is a huge factor in the way that we organize the co-op lifestyle. It is rarely a challenge to lack community with all the activities there are, the pe  ... Read More

The Details on Downsizing

Shona Schmall - Wednesday, February 08, 2017

It is perfectly normal to feel stressed out about moving, especially into a smaller space. Taking inventory of all your belongings can be a daunting task and it’s easy to find oneself feeling overwhelmed physically and emotionally. However, there are upsides to the downsize! We have found that the process of simplifying results in freedom, fewer chores, and an increase in savings for our members. Here are some tips for making the transition into your new home and community as easy and effici  ... Read More

Vintage Cooperative of Ankeny, Information Meeting and Part 1 of 2 educational topics, “Downsizing Made Easy”, Tuesday, February 14 at 10 am

Shona Schmall - Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Join us on Tuesday, February 14 at 10 am at the Courtyard by Marriott in Ankeny (2405 SE Creekview Dr) for an Informational Meeting. Find out what all the buzz is about – another Vintage Cooperative is under construction in Ankeny! Also, learn about ‘Downsizing Made Easy’ with guest speaker and certified senior housing professional, Mary Eikenberry. Simplifying your life should leave you overjoyed, not overwhelmed. Purchase in February and receive $1,000 upgrade credit. Don’t   ... Read More

Warm Winters at Vintage Cooperatives

Shona Schmall - Friday, February 03, 2017

Iowa is a wonderful place to live, but sometimes it is hard to remember that when you’re scraping a sheet of ice off your car, feeling cooped up inside because of freezing temperatures, or shoveling a foot of snow off your driveway. The activities that accompany winter weather can be annoying and burdensome, but sometimes even dangerous. You don’t have to worry about battling inclement weather at Vintage Cooperatives. Our communities have heated underground parking so you don’t have  ... Read More