|Re: Reserve Studies (and aging in place)||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Jim Snyder-Grant (jimsgnewview.org)|
|Date: Tue, 8 Aug 2006 12:22:12 -0700 (PDT)|
We have read that most condos are under-funded, and the dynamics are as Rob describes. In contrast, at New View, we've been here for 10 years now, with only 3 turnovers among the 24 households. It looks and feels like a bunch of us are in it for the long haul. I describe this as my terminal house. People here used to laugh, now they nod. With another neighbor, I'll be sponsoring a series of discussions this fall about aging in place at New View. My cosponsor had a stroke this Spring, the main effect being partial (left-visual-field) blindness. Suddenly she needs a lot, and the community has done a decent job of coming through for her. She and I want to generalize from that experience, and learn more about how we can help create and nurture that support as time & morbidity catch up. -Jim On 8/8/06, Rob Sandelin <floriferous [at] msn.com> wrote:
Just one perspective about reserves, this being a psychological one . I was in a frank discussion once where many of the people wanted to put in the minimum towards reserves because they has little faith that they would be living in that building in the thirty years later time frame, and so if it cost something extra, they would not be paying for it. This came from the wider notion that America is not the kind of society anymore where people live 30 years in one house. In fact, such longevity in one place is almost unheard of in this generation. We are mobile, we move for jobs, relationships, or just to change scenery. In this group discussion that I am describing, not one person in the 25 people had ever lived anywhere in their lives longer than 9 years! They had little attraction to charging themselves a bunch of money for something they would never receive and choose to put in whatever the minimum requirement was. So the whole notion of planning ahead thirty years can be extra challenging. I know it was for this particular group Rob Sandelin Naturalist, Writer The Environmental Science School http://www.nonprofitpages.com/nica/SVE.htm ><((((º>`·..·`·..·`·...><((((º>...·`·..·`·...><((((º>.·`·..·`·...><((((º>.·` ·..·`·...><((((º>·.. ><((((º> ·`·..·`·...·..·`><((((º>.·`·..·`·...><((((º>.·`·..·`·...><((((º>..·`·..·`·.. .><((((º>·.. ·`·..·`·....·`·..·`·...><((((º> -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.1.405 / Virus Database: 268.10.8/413 - Release Date: 8/8/2006 _________________________________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/
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