Village Place is an independent living retirement community for active seniors who enjoy their freedom and independence as well as the peace of mind that comes from a 24-hour secured entrance and an emergency alert system in their apartment. Housekeeping, laundry, meals and other services are available as well.
Most residents find that retirement suits them quite well. They make the most of enjoying hobbies and socializing, and Village Place empowers the residents to do just that.
Village Place offers 79 spacious apartments with seven different floor plans including studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments.
Peggy and her husband moved to Village Place eight years ago after her husband lost the use of his legs. In addition to taking care of her husband, she opens her home at the Villages to other residents, like the ones she cooked Thanksgiving dinner for last year. She says there are so many nice people in her building that she likes to be able to do nice things for them. She stays busy cooking meals for her husband and herself, as well as baking for her two grandchildren in California. She also enjoys an occasional outing to the casino, or to the grocery store to do her own shopping and meal planning. Without family in the immediate area, Peggy says it was nice for them to have a place to go, and that Village Place is very, very nice with so many wonderful advantages.
All the Amenities
A host of amenities abounds at Village Place. Residents enjoy spacious apartments, social activities, shopping and planned outings. Scheduled transportation services take residents to local appointments.
Village Place is also equipped with a large dining room, friendship room, exercise area and puzzle lounge.
Plenty of Fun
When it comes to entertainment, residents at Village Place decide what they want to see and do. An entertainment committee brings in musicians like pianists, harmonica players, and a harp player.
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Socializing and Staying Active
“Anything you want. We can find it out there” says Carl, a Villages resident who’s active on the entertainment committee. “It’s been a lot of fun. And after they’ve been here, they like coming back.”
Another Village Place resident, Lavonne, adds “The activities are wonderful. They keep people involved. Keep them active.”
Dorothy Plum was the head school cook for 30 years, then worked at a funeral home for 11 years. She’s been at Village Place for nearly ten years.
“I love it here.” She says the spelling bee and playing cards are a couple of her favorite activities.
Dorothy and good friend Evelyn, who’s also a Village Place resident, have been told they’re pranksters. They earned the nicknames “Trouble 1″ and “Trouble 2,″ though Evelyn says, “We don’t think we’re trouble!”
The two friends agree that Village Place is a great way to spend retirement.
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If you ever want to talk about Kansas City sports, you can have a great conversation with Jo Villavicencio. Jo moved to Village Place three months ago after 50 years of living and raising a family in Kansas City, MO. With family here, she felt the need to be closer to her children.
Jo says she absolutely loves it in Iowa, especially the friendliness of the people at Village Place. She says she is very blessed to have made the move here when she made it so she is still able to enjoy the area.
With an apartment overlooking a local park, Jo gets to see a variety of wildlife including deer and turkey. Even though her view is terrific, she says there are also plenty of activities so you don’t have to stay in your room all the time. With all kinds of outings, meetings and group discussions, Jo says there’s always something going on at Village Place.