A dedication to comfortable, home-like living space makes up the foundation of Vintage Cooperatives. When founder Jeff Ewing’s grandfather, Carrollton, was paralyzed from the neck down at age 38, he was fated to spend many years of his life in a nursing home. Carrollton’s living space consisted of vinyl tiled floors, institutional lighting and only curtains to separate him from other residents.
As a child, Jeff thought there must be a way for his grandmother, Doris, to live with Carrollton in a home-like setting, instead of returning alone to the family farm after visiting Carrollton. As a result, Jeff has dedicated himself to developing Independent Senior Living communities in Iowa that respect residents and provide them with comfortable, home-like living spaces.
HOW IT ALL BEGAN
Today, Vintage Cooperatives is developing a reputation for excellence in providing members a strong sense of ownership and community in active, independent, thoughtfully designed and affordable cooperative housing.
Ewing Properties, founded in 2003, by Jeff and Tina Ewing with the desire to provide a more positive experience for those later in life, looking for an active and communal lifestyle. In our cooperative communities, shareholders get the luxury of home ownership while enjoying a completely maintenance-free, "turn the key and go" community. For those on the plus side of 55, Vintage Cooperatives strives to cultivate a strong member owned, member run community that encourages an active lifestyle.