Senior Cohousing Handbook

Senior Cohousing Handbook

A Community Approach to Independent Living

eBook - 2009
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No matter how rich life is in youth and middle age, the elder years can bring on increasing isolation and loneliness as social connections lessen, especially if friends and family members move away. Senior cohousing fills a niche for this demographic--the healthy, educated, and proactive adults who want to live in a social and environmentally vibrant community. These seniors are already wanting to ward off the aging process, so they are unlikely to want to live in assisted housing. Senior cohousing revolves around custom-built neighborhoods organized by the seniors themselves in order to fit in
Publisher: Gabriola Island, B.C. : New Society Publishers, 2009.
Edition: 2nd ed.
ISBN: 9781550924138
1550924133
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvii, 301 p.) : ill. (chiefly col.)
Additional Contributors: Thomas, William H.
Contents: pt. 1. Introducing senior cohousing
pt. 2. senior cohousing in Denmark: an inside look
pt. 3. Creating a senior cohousing community
pt. 4. The first wave- pioneering senior cohousing in America: the beginnings of an American movement.
Summary: No matter how rich life is in youth and middle age, the elder years can bring on increasing isolation and loneliness as social connections lessen, especially if friends and family members move away. Senior cohousing fills a niche for this demographic--the healthy, educated, and proactive adults who want to live in a social and environmentally vibrant community. These seniors are already wanting to ward off the aging process, so they are unlikely to want to live in assisted housing. Senior cohousing revolves around custom-built neighborhoods organized by the seniors themselves in order to fit in

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Nov 06, 2012

very engaging and informative, full of interviews with residents and profiles of communities - a must for anyone interested in cohousing

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