The evening of August 1 was “Night to Unite” for Valley View Senior Cooperative and Summerhill neighbors.
Delicious hamburgers were grilled on our patio by Culvers Chefs and as usual, all of the trimmings were available as well. Delicious. We saved the best for last with the great custard dessert and toppings.
We also were privileged to be visited by Eden Prairie Police Officer, Liz Stroner, our Valley View Liaison and also other police and Fire Department members. We got a good look at the new EP Fire truck. WOW.
PROP donations were received. It was a great night in the neighborhood.
At Valley View Cooperative there is a faithful group of “card makers” that meet in our Craft Room weekly. They take recycled greeting cards donated by the Valley View residents and repurpose them into birthday cards, sympathy cards, get well and thank you cards. They are each unique and beautiful greetings for ONLY .50₵ per card.
The proceeds are used for decorations for the Valley View community room. A BIG thank you for these faithful ladies.
At Valley View Cooperative tenants are welcome to be involved in fun projects to the level they desire. One of Valley View Senior Cooperative's goals is to help our people to feel included and appreciated. This is so important because we recognize that it can make such a big difference for many Seniors and it isn't uncommon to see a love for life be reinforced when they realize their presence is welcomed and appreciated!
Valley View Cooperative family “did it again”. “Generosity” lives here.
On July 25, Valley View donated $1,100.00 and 22 pounds of school supplies to PROP for their Back to School collection. For the event, Members enjoyed coffee, strawberrys and cake. We had a Eden Prairie Police Officer join us at coffee and he received the donations and delivered to PROP.
There is always something to do at Valley View Senior Co-op if you're into exploring or maybe just wanting to sit down and visit. I live in a 55 + Cooperative with 94 living units. A third of our population are older than me and 2/3 are younger.
There is always something interesting and fun going on here, for example:
Tonight I sat outside with my upstairs neighbors. The man is the same age as me – alert, but in hospice with cancer. I sat outside talking to them for the longest time. I also chatted with another couple’s friends from Iowa. He is retired from the Air Force and still in the AF doing volunteer work- 50 years. Wow! I thanked him for his service.
Next, I went to the Library where some gals were doing jigsaw puzzles and I stopped and visited with them.
Then my good friend and I went on a search for where the former Board Room chairs went and we found them. You should see our comfortable new black leather Board Room chairs (see earlier blog post).
Thank you Rita and fellow committee members for doing such an outstanding job of decorating our building!!
I really like living here!
This maybe isn't the most exciting blog post but it does matter. At Valley View Senior Cooperative of Eden Prairie we think it is important to upgrade when necessary and the old Conference Room chairs were getting a bit long in the tooth. That said, we did some comparisons, spent time price shopping and as a Cooperative decided to upgrade the chairs. We are blessed with wonderful people on our volunteer resident marketing committee.
The Valley View Cooperative Marketing committee meets every month to review/plan for upcoming events as well as all of our marketing. Many of the Marketing Committee have a good deal of experience in this area and as volunteers they deserve to be well treated. Also, the conference room is open for use for a variety of meetings and can be a busy place and our collective tailbones say "thank you!