|Dr. Bill Thomas' Eldershire concept||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Fred H Olson (fholsoncohousing.org)|
|Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2006 11:09:40 -0800 (PST)|
Dr. Bill Thomas, a Harvard Medical School alumnus, author, and nationally recognized innovator who has created several alternative housing options for older adults, developed his his new intergenerational housing concept, Eldershire, It sounds a lot like cohousing. He will be speaking in Minneapolis and visiting Monterey cohousing next week. Does anyone know enough about "Eldershire" to compare it to cohousing? I suspect it is more "developer-led" than cohousing developments tend to be. I wonder about the implications for the nature of the community. Note that his ideas are specifically intergenerational but "senior rich" which I guess is unlike senior cohousing and maybe more like traditional cohousing (which is my preference). References: For more about Eldershire, see http://www.eldershire.net/index.php article from newsletter of Chapel Hill, NC organization, Second Journey: http://www.secondjourney.org/newsltr/05.06/05.06_NY_Thomas.htm Announcement I posted to a MN Folk School list about next week appearance with a bit more detail. http://lists.hopework.org/archives/hopework-l/msg00120.html Fred -- Family news sent Jan 1, if we missed you, sorry, send a note. Fred Fred H. Olson Minneapolis,MN 55411 USA (near north Mpls) Communications for Justice - My new listserv org. UU, Linux My Link Page: http://fholson.cohousing.org Ham radio:WB0YQM fholson at cohousing.org 612-588-9532 (7am-10pm Central time)
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