Re: Senior Cohousing Book
From: mark harfenist (
Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2005 23:56:46 -0800 (PST)

Well, Chuck, I forwarded your query to the Bellingham Cohousing membership. I got three immediate replies, each of which suggested in tones of mild irritation that our over-fifty residents are not often found "sitting around." One representative post:

"I doubt he'll get any good photos here. He's asking for seniors "sitting
around in cohousing."  Seems to me our seniors are too busy kayaking,
hiking, woodworking, moving and shaking in various ways to sit still for a

Should your needs change, it sounds like there might be a few photos available here.

Hope you're well and enjoying your new home.


From: McCamant & Durrett Architects - The CoHousing Company <coho [at]>
Date: Tue Mar 15, 2005  2:34:54  PM US/Pacific
To: L-cohousing <Cohousing-L [at]>
Subject: [C-L]_ Senior Cohousing Book
Reply-To: Cohousing-L <cohousing-l [at]>

Dear Cohousers,

Chuck Durrett here. As many of you already know, after years and years and years (it seems like), I am in the final stages of finishing our book on senior cohousing. I have a need for a few fill-in images in particular of folks (above 50) sitting around in cohousing in the U.S. If you have any.

We started our research on senior cohousing/elder cohousing (which do you prefer?) at the tale end of our 13 months of research in 1984/85. The way that the Danes implement senior cohousing is much more complicated than intergenerational – so after a half a dozen trips back to Denmark we feel that we finally have got it figured out. And while we have done a few slide shows (mostly in Colorado) and are the design architects at Silver Sage in Boulder, CO, for the most part we have avoided proceeding until we got this book out – otherwise there would just be too much to talk about. It is more
complicated, but phenomenally profound at the same time.

Looking forward to sharing it with you.

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