Labor Day at Valley View was a little bit of Labor and a LOT of fun.
It all started with the Johnny Appleseed Grace. We followed by a picnic-style catered dinner with Pulled Pork sandwiches, beans, cole slaw and “the works”. One of our residents did a great rendition of “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad” including names of volunteers and staff helping to make this a wonderful place to live. All attendees participated in singing the song, it was great fun. We ended with some “labor intensive” competitive activities, winners were rewarded with a Pay Day candy bar. We have good times at VVC.
Want more proof? Visit our Valley View Cooperative Photo Gallery and look at the fun mischief we can get into around here!
Some activities are just as much fun when you're 10 or 80, it doesn't seem to matter. 2 such things are putting together puzzles and shooting pool. And it doesn't hurt when the puzzles and pool tables are of good quality and fun to play on. Makes it a good time.
Did I tell you about the time when we was gettin snow building up so fast that the plows just quit tryin until was worth tryin again? That was a bad snowstorm. Some of us wanted to go hang out at the pool hall and just have a marathon playin pool but it got to the point when even the owners said "Enough! We're headed home, we got families too" Yea, those were some fun times but now, I can get a few friends and play right here at home whenever we want. Weather don't tell us nothing! We just have a good time until we get tired and call it quits for a while. These are still the good ol’ days if you ask us!
And the ladies, they can say the same. They like to relax and take their good time piecing together them goofy shapes until there's a masterpiece that covers the whole table! Wow, the patience them gals have is somethin'. And they have friends everywhere around the building! They do stuff and enjoy themselves until family comes in and then their hearts really warm up seeing their kids and grandkids. Of course there’s a ton of other things around here goin on too. Not everyone likes pool (if you can believe that!) some form a group and go fishin', bowling, they paint, garden, build stuff in the wood shop, sew fancy blankets for babies, all kinds of stuff.
Valley View Senior Cooperative is a great place to be. You should see for yourself. You could do a whole lot worse, I can tell you that. Click here to get in contact with our staff. They'll show you what I'm talking about. - Jim
You are at your home or apartment at the moment imagining what fun it would be to be in the midst of a Root Beer Float social and brownies served by our Men’s group. Very tasty on a warm, humid day.
Sounds good to you but you're at home STILL, so you walk over to your refrigerator and look inside...nope, no root beer. You open the freezer door, someone picked through the Neopolitan and only the pink junk is left. Blech, doesn't work for a float. You realize you're in a fix but the solution suddenly shines forth...
"I COULD BE AT VALLEY VIEW COOPERATIVE!!"
Now you're realizing,"... they do things like this all the time at Valley View Cooperative and that Open House they just had would have been a great time to visit and see for myself."
So you decided to click right here and contact our Property Manager to set up a time to come visit us! Sigh...what a relief that there is an answer to your dilemma. And everyone lived happily ever after. The beginning. :-)
People Reaching Out to People!
Again, the residents of Valley View Cooperative showed their support and generosity for the children in our community. At our coffee gathering in July we our residents gave a gift of $1,250.00 cash plus 49 lbs. in school supplies.
Again Elizabeth Stroner of the Eden Prairie Police joined us and gave a big “Thank you” for the support and the gener,osity. There is great JOY in giving to others.
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!