The Valley View Men’s Coffee Group has been getting together for the past 15 to 20 years, and it is “growing”. About 14 to 20 men meet every afternoon at 3 p.m. for discussion, treats, laughs and coffee. They discuss every topic under the sun, ranging from world affairs, good eating places, old cars they have owned, jokes, pancake breakfast, “salt”, farming, military times and “try” to remember yesterday’s topics.
Two characteristics define these men, they have become good friends and they all serve in a variety of ways to make our cooperative our home. It's just another way to keep 'em young!
On May 19, 2018 Valley View Cooperative had their biannual Open House that is open to the public as well as for those who have registered for the opportunity to purchase their own unit. It is always a very fun time and is a great opportunity for those in the market that are 55 years old and better to see exactly what Valley View Cooperative of Eden Prairie has to offer.
As we get a bit older it is a fantastic option for those who have decided (or realized?) that owning a home or renting is not always the best option. Living at Valley View Cooperative is a very good option for many. You no longer have to maintain your house and all the responsibilities that come with it. Unexpected repairs, assessments, etc., can make life difficult as most all of us have encountered on at least a few occasions.
The options? Valley View Cooperative is a great place to start. Gone are the days where you will have to replace doors, windows, roofs, driveways, mow the lawn, and the list goes on. A common phrase we often hear from our residents is that they wished they had made the transition 5 years earlier than they did. There is plenty of room for family to visit and there are even flower and vegetable gardens you can participate with and reap the fruits of your labor. Each resident has their own story of how deciding to live at V V C has been a great decision for them.
Holidays are a wonderful example of how meaningful living here has been to them. Many times family lives in other parts of the country and holidays can be quite lonesome and apartment living (rent) usually does not provide the sense of family we all need. At Valley View if you want to spend your holiday alone you are certainly welcome to do so but you might want people you come to know and trust to be near and have consistency surrounding you. Every holiday is taken into consideration and you will always have great people and food that is TOO good to miss just a few steps away. Sure, you might still miss your family sometimes but the difference close by friends can make is a great salve when needed.
Our Property Manager, Shannon (left in photo) can help you get the information you need to be placed on the V V C waiting list or alert you to our next Open House later this year. In the meantime, visit our FAQ's Page to learn a bit more about Valley View Cooperative.
May 19, 2018 from 1-3PM, Valley View Cooperative will be hosting an Open House for prospective residents to come and view what we have to offer, and it is a lot.
This will be a pleasant and relaxed time to tour our building, get to know some of our residents and have your questions answered. Come and learn for yourself all the reasons why Valley View Cooperative may be the prefect fit for you.
Beverages and pie will be served.
Annual BAR contest – as in, “cookie” bar.
We have a lot of fun at Valley View Senior Cooperative centered around food and this time it was the annual gathering to sample and judge the “best” bar recipe and the “baker”. Nine of our “trusty” Eden Prairie police and firefighters came ready to “eat, sample and judge the winners. They loved it, but left on a “sugar high”. Incidentally there was a fire call right after they got here and the fire truck had to go, they were sent “take out” for the effort.
There were 3 winners and they received nice gift cards. We obviously have one “super baker”, Sheila, she has won three years in a row! To be honest, many competitors’ bars were neck and neck with the top winner so no one should feel their entry was less than fantastic.
As usual, it was a fun time to meet and thank our wonderful “community servants” and visit with them. We feel so honored to be able to do things like this simple annual bar contest as a token of our deep appreciation for those brave young men and women!
We who live here enjoyed a lot of sugar and smiles and no insulin shots were needed. That’s always a good thing… :-)
Every Saturday evening at Valley View Senior Cooperative, 15 to 20 neighbors join for a delicious meal in the Valley View Room. Each brings a “goody” of their choice and join together for fellowship and an enjoyable meal.
– Some of the comments from the attendees include:
“Enjoy getting together, good fellowship, excellent food, you only have to prepare one item, you don’t have to eat alone, make new friends, good way for new people to get acquainted, always a “surprise” meal.”
It’s a great way to spend the evening and as is with many, family isn’t always near by and spending nights alone isn’t always fun. This Saturday evening social at Valley View just makes life feel right!
* Tomorrow is the annual “Bar contest’ with Edina Police and Fire Department as the Judges. Always fun and we will have a good story and some photos to share in the near future.