Category Archives: Life at VPC

VPC Appointed Jeff Smith as Vice President of External Relations

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Vista Prairie Communities (VPC), a nonprofit provider of assisted living, independent living, memory care, care suites and respite services in Minnesota, Iowa and Ohio, has appointed Jeff Smith as Vice President of External Relations. As a member of the executive team, he will be responsible for reputation management, government relations and fund development for the 20-year-old organization.

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! 

First and foremost, we would like to wish all of you a Merry Christmas from all of us at Vista Prairie Communities.

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Tips for Making the Holiday Season Special in Senior Living

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The holidays can be a stressful time of year for seniors in assisted living care, particularly those whose families don’t live close enough to make an easy visit. If someone doesn’t feel they can fully participate in the festivities—whether due to distance or due to personal limitations—it can be easy to experience feelings of isolation and loneliness. Vista Prairie Communities does a lot throughout the holidays to help seniors feel engaged in the holiday spirit by making it easy to celebrate with families and staff. There are also many things you can do to make your senior’s holiday season special, no matter if you leave near or far. Continue reading “Tips for Making the Holiday Season Special in Senior Living” »

How Seniors Stay Healthy and Happy

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Elbert Hubbard once said, “Happiness is a habit. Cultivate it.” As time passes, it’s important to not only put your health but also your happiness first. Seniors oftentimes feel isolated and can get down when they live away from their friends and their families. Nevertheless, there are many different ways to stay healthy and happy in a senior living community like Vista Prairie Communities.

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Questions to Ask When Starting Your Senior Housing Search

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As you start to think about moving into a senior living community, or if you are assisting a loved one with their next steps, it’s important to establish what they’re looking for and what is most important to them.

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