Village Concepts donated $32,000 to the Des Moines Legacy Foundation At the January 14th city council meeting, Village Concepts donated $32,000 to the Des Moines Legacy Foundation. This 501c3 foundation, formed in 1999 to support Des Moines parks, recreation and senior services will use the funds to support the community's programs and services for older adults.

"We're honored to become a part of the fabric of the growing Des Moines community," said Stuart Brown, Village Concepts CEO. "We're excited to offer the Adriana as the premier community retirement location in the Des Moines area."

The opening of The Adriana will help fulfill the need for affordable housing for seniors and contribute to the revitalization goals of Des Moines' marina district. Residents of the new assisted living facility will be able to stroll through the nearby Saltwater State Park, visit the public library or take classes at Highline Community College. The Adriana will feature 119 units spanning across five stories and is slated to open fall of 2016.


Community Supports Seniors and Youth at 16th Annual Bayside Brunch Bayside Brunch, the biggest fundraiser the Des Moines Legacy Foundation hosts for senior and youth programs, it was a SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE HALLOWEEN SPECIAL with costumes galore and plenty of action for great Not Ready for Prime Time raffles, Roseann Roseanna Danna's restaurants and Steve Martin Mystery Bags! All past Make A Difference paddle raises were topped this year with a whopping $15,475 raised for recreation scholarships for low income youth. Senior programs and services benefited with approximately $12,000 raised.


NEW STOVE FOR SENIOR CENTER!
Our nutrition program volunteers are HAPPY with our new 2015 Vulcan Stove purchased with Bayside Brunch Funds by the Des Moines Legacy Foundation. Installed Sunday, May 3, at Des Moines/Normandy Park Senior Activity Center, the new stove replaces a 1964 stove that was way past its prime to cook daily nutritious meals for seniors sixty and older.



Vegas Lights Casino Night 2015
Once again the Des Moines Legacy Foundation has put the FUN in fundraising.

The thump of rolling dice and periodic shouts of "21" echoed throughout the Des Moines Field House as partygoers enjoyed games of chance at the 2015 Casino Night.

The 50/50 Raffle Winner was Rick Scott! He graciously donated all of his winnings back to the Foundation!



DMLF Funded Community Contribution
Here's another Legacy-funded community contribution! This beautiful new shuttle will make events at the Beach Park and Marina easier to get to for seniors and the disabled, from the Farmers Market to summer concerts to winter Christmas Ship bonfires! Des Moines Legacy Foundation, the Waterfront Farmers Market, and Des Moines Rotary joined forces to provide this second shuttle vehicle to the City of Des Moines!


DMLF Funds Dance for Parkinson's Program
Dance for Parkinson's is an eight week free program for senior adults who have movement issues. Taught by professional dancers from Seattle Theatre Group, the program is in its fourth year in Des Moines, held at Des Moines/Normandy Park Activity Center. Offered three sessions per year, the music is "live" and so is the laughter! See more about this program under the Projects Page.


Des Moines Projects Supported By Des Moines Legacy Foundation


Des Moines Garden Projects
Sonju Community Orchard and Garden, opened in 2010, is a gathering spot for gardeners, elementary school kids, and our whole neighborhood. The garden offers annual p-patch rentals and grows food for the Des Moines Area Food Bank. Stop by and enjoy our garden paradise patch!

Des Moines Art Commision
The mission of the Des Moines Arts Commission is to provide leadership in establishing cultural opportunities to improve the quality of life, enhance the aesthetic environment and to promote Des Moines as a center for great arts.