Coppers Shores Wins Best of Des Moines

Support. Sharing. Friends. Community. Love.

Most people will tell you those five words are significant to their quality of life. They are especially important to those who are looking into retirement living options.

They are also words used to describe life at Copper Shores Village by the people who live and work there. In fact, Copper Shores was recently named Top Retirement Community in Des Moines Radio Group’s annual Best of Des Moines contest.

“There is always something to do – the people are so friendly,” said Copper Shores’ resident Tena Nelson. “The hometown atmosphere, it’s a palpable thing you feel when you walk in the front door. You just feel the friendliness and that the people care about you.

Located just minutes from downtown Des Moines, Copper Shores Village brings the best of small-town comfort and big-city conveniences to one special place. Retirement doesn’t mean it’s time to wind down. Independent living at Copper Shores offers residents a home full of possibilities. This includes perfectly sized maintenance-free apartments, paid utilities, housekeeping, and ground maintenance. Copper Shores is designed for residents who want to create homes that fit their unique tastes and lifestyles.

Independent living allows residents to explore new passions and shared interests with whole-person wellness programming, fitness facilities, and organized social activities and events where neighbors quickly become friends. Residents can participate in outdoor activities such as fishing, strolls on walking paths, and other wellness activities. Living amenities include restaurant-style dining with delicious meal options, life-long learning opportunities, group engagements and outings, and much more. All of this is near the heart of downtown Des Moines and its diversions, such as a golf course, a movie theater, and lots of shopping!

For those who require assisted living accommodations or specialized memory care and support, Copper Shores Village caters to those residents’ needs to give them – and their loved ones – peace of mind. Assisted living offers the same perks of independent living with additional health care needs and support. This includes dedicated care and assistance in medication management, dressing, bathing, eating, and more.

When it comes to memory care, safety, security, and compassion are top priorities. Copper Shores’ compassionate staff – led by certified dementia experts – work diligently to create the best environment for residents. This approach includes activities tailored to a resident’s specific needs to inspire creativity and foster a sense of purpose. And because families are essential to memory care, Copper Shores offers special digital communication programs that enable family members to stay informed about and in touch with their loved ones.

As Tena Nelson said, Copper Shores Village is a place where people care. It is more than just a place to retire: it is a special community filled with exciting times, great friends, and where residents live their best lives.