Vintage Cooperatives

Vintage Cooperative of Ankeny, Information Meeting, Tuesday, July 18 at 2 pm and 6 pm

Jessica Davidson - Friday, July 07, 2017

Join us on Tuesday, July 18 at 2 pm or 6 pm at Vintage Cooperatives’ Conference Center (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 and opening later this year! Learn why over 30 beautiful homes are already SOLD. Don’t delay – RSVP today at 515-279-3000.  ... Read More

Co-op Tours and Wine & Cheese Open House at Vintage Hills Co-op at Prairie Trail (Ankeny), Thursday, January 19, from 1 – 3 pm

Shona Schmall - Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Join us for a tour of Vintage Hills Cooperative at Prairie Trail in Ankeny and stay for a Wine & Cheese social. Come and see what a senior housing cooperative is all about and tour a variety of Vintage Cooperative homes and common areas throughout the community. Construction is underway on our second Ankeny cooperative and we are taking reservations for three new locations – Johnston, W. Des Moines and Iowa City. When: Thursday, January 19, 1-3 pm Where: Vintage Hills Coop  ... Read More

Ankeny Groundbreaking & Mark Haverland's Remarks

Shona Schmall - Thursday, October 27, 2016

Did you make it to our groundbreaking at Ankeny? We know the community of Ankeny has absolutely loved our first co-op, and we are committed to providing affordable, independent living options for a growing senior population. Mark Haverland, a future Vintage Cooperative member, spoke at the groundbreaking and we are so honored by his kind words! “Twelve years ago, while I was the director of the Iowa Department of Elder Affairs, I heard about Ankeny’s plans for Prairie Trails. I was  ... Read More

Co-op Tours at Vintage Park Cooperative of Beaverdale on Thursday, October 20 at 1 - 3 pm

Shona Schmall - Monday, October 17, 2016

Join us for a tour of our newest cooperative community - Vintage Park Cooperative of Beaverdale. Come and see what a senior housing cooperative is all about and tour a variety of Vintage Cooperative homes and common areas. In addition to our established cooperative locations, our second Ankeny cooperative is under construction (opening 2017) and we are currently taking reservations for proposed locations in West Des Moines and Johnston. Don’t Delay – Tour and Reserve Today! Refreshments  ... Read More

How to teach your Grandchildren about money

Shona Schmall - Monday, October 10, 2016

As a grandparent, you may know what you want to teach your grandchildren about money, but you may be unsure about how to teach them. By far, the visual and experience-based methods are the best for young children – they might forget your words long before the memory of a special time with grandma or grandpa has faded from their minds. Here are some ideas for teaching your grandchildren about money: Take a trip to the grocery store A shopping trip with grandchildren can be a  ... Read More

Grand Opening Celebration at Vintage Park Cooperative of Beaverdale, Thursday, September 22, 3-7 pm

Shona Schmall - Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Please join us as we celebrate the opening of Vintage Cooperatives’ newest senior housing cooperative, Vintage Park Cooperative of Beaverdale, located at 3001 Beaver Avenue, Des Moines, IA. Tours and refreshments will be available, plus fun & prizes! Questions…Contact Carolyn at 515-279-1000.  ... Read More

How to Be A Long-Distance Grandparent

Shona Schmall - Wednesday, August 03, 2016

If your family lives far away, there are endless ways to keep in touch. One important relationship to cultivate is the one grandparents have with their grandchildren. Here are 4 ways to keep in touch with your grandkids, whether they are 2 hours away or 20 hours away: 1. Skype/Google Hangout/Facetime. In other words, any video chat feature that you have on your smart phone or computer! This is especially good for younger grandchildren who may have trouble connecting with yo  ... Read More

Vintage Cooperative of Ankeny Information Meeting & Tours – Thursday, May 19

Shona Schmall - Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Join us on Thursday May 19 at 1 pm at the Courtyard by Marriott in Ankeny (2405 SE Creekview Dr) to learn what all the buzz is about – another Vintage Cooperative is coming to Ankeny! Plus, tours will be provided at our first Ankeny co-op, Vintage Hills Cooperative at Prairie Trail (1370 SW Magazine Rd),following the meeting from 3 – 5 pm. Don’t delay – RSVP to Julie today at 515-964-2900.   ... Read More

Model Unit Open House at Vintage Park Cooperative of Beaverdale – Tuesday, May 17, 4 – 7 pm

Shona Schmall - Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Vintage Park Cooperative is opening in June and only 4 units remain! Check out our model home (Birch unit) and see the many amenities that our senior housing cooperatives offer. Contact Julie Jordan for more information at 515.279.1000   ... Read More

Top Three Cooperative Living Questions, Answered

Shona Schmall - Friday, April 29, 2016

You know that finding the right place to live can be tough. There are a lot of options, some good, some not good. The key is landing on a place that is right for you and your situation. Senior cooperative living is one option that suits many different types of scenarios and there are many perks. If you are considering senior cooperative housing, you probably have some questions about the benefits, what it’s like to live in a cooperative, and how it works. What advantages are th  ... Read More