Neighborhood design that promotes Aging in Place and enjoying every minute of it.
From the newsletter of McCamant and Durrett:
Earlier this year, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released alarming data - the morbidity rate of women in the U.S. is increasing. The data is parallel with an increase in suicides and drug overdoses.
As women get older, their children leave the home and they retire, they are at a risk of isolation and depression - believing they have nothing to do and no one to see. Often is the case, especially in small towns, rural homesteads, or suburbs, that conveniences like coffee shops and grocery stores are actually not convenient anymore.
For the full article published by the Washington Post, please click on this link.
What can we do about this? Senior cohousing groups are popping up across the U.S. - many led by women who are determined to have more fun the next 50 years than in the last 50 years. Senior cohousing communities are the perfect anecdote to American atomization and the perfect amount of independence and community - living alone in a neighborhood of people who care and listen. Senior cohousing communities are designed by the future residents, who value community engagement rather than growing more sedentary.
To learn more about how you can start a senior cohousing community in your area, attend the Study Group 1: Training the Trainers webinar series on Wednesdays Oct 12 - Dec 14. For more information, visit our website.
In Raleigh, Raleigh Cohousing is addressing these issues and providing a community for all people interested in adult cohousing we can live in for the rest of our lives.