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Senior Co-housing: growing old together

There are now 165 multi-generational and senior co-housing communities in 25 states with an additional 140 in development. Three senior cohousing communities are visited to learn more.

 

For Rent: Senior Citizens Turn To Roommates For Companionship, Cost-Cutting

NPR live On Point show. (11/6/18). Real-life “Golden Girls.” Senior citizens getting roommates to ease financial pressures and fight loneliness. It’s a growing trend. Discussing this and other innovative living arrangements, including cohousing, are: Wendi Burkhardt, co-founder and CEO of Silvernest, Dr. Anne Glass, gerontologist & professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and Rodney Harrell, director of livable communities at the AARP Policy Institute.

 

Elder Cohouing in the United States: An Overview

Dr. Anne Glass hosted an event entitled: Elder Cohousing Research Symposium: Is this innovative housing option an answer to social isolation? on October 27, 2016 at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. This event was co-sponsored by the UNCW College of Health and Human Services and AARP. Here is Dr. Glass talking about Elder cohousing in the U.S.: An overview. For more information and videos of the talks, visit the UNCW Gerontology website.

 

Oakcreek senior cohousing community

An introduction to the Oakcreek Senior Cohousing Community in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

 

Silver Sage Village Senior Cohousing - Boulder, Co

 
 

AARP's Rick Moody on Senior Cohousing 

Harry "Rick" Moody, director of Academic Affairs for AARP, talks about how senior cohousing can play a role in the diversity of strategies for healthy aging in the new Boomer retirement era. Recorded at the National Cohousing Conference in Boulder, CO, June, 2010.

 

ElderGrace - Santa Fe, NM

This co-housing development for low and middle-income people 55 and older is a 2010 AARP/National Association of Home Builders Livable Communities Awards winner. Designed through a partnership between residents and a non-profit, it features a Common House where residents can meet, walking and biking paths, a community garden and orchard, all close to public transportation to downtown Santa Fe.

 

The Older Women's Cohousing Project

In the UK today, being older, non-partnered and female can often mean isolation, loneliness and a lack of control of your own life. It doesn't have to be this way, and the Older Women's Co-housing Project is about a pioneering group of women over 60. Click image below to view.