|Re: cohousing for older people||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Sharon Villines (sharonvillinesprodigy.net)|
|Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2001 09:23:01 -0600 (MDT)|
As an almost 60 person with many friends in their 70s and 80s, the attraction of cohousing is that it includes older people without being limited to older people. I may have mentioned this before but there was study done to determine the value of older people in society -- "why does nature allow humans to outlive their reproductive usefulness when other species generally do not." The result of the study was that the older people (grandparents) were necessary for the well-being of older children. While the parents could provide for the infant and the economic well being of the family, older children fared better when there were active grandparents and other older generation people involved in their care and education. As the oldest of 4, my grandmother was much more instrumental in my life than my mother who was always taking care of the babies "because they needed her more." When I was at home, I was also taking care of the babies. The only age-appropriate activities for me were gained away from home. Grandmothers also have a lot of time to just sit and rock a baby which has been found to be very good for developing the nervous system and stimulating the lymphatic drainage. "In the old days" adults were also rocked. Sharon -- Sharon Villines Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC http://www.takomavillage.org _______________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list Cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org Unsubscribe and other info: http://www.communityforum.net/mailman/listinfo/cohousing-l
- Fw: [C-L] cohousing for older people Katrina M. Lewis, July 9 2001
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