|Inter-generational Integration efforts||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Becky M. Pulito (BeckyPulito.us)|
|Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2007 21:30:19 -0700 (PDT)|
Hello! I have a question to pose mainly geared towards established (aka, built and moved-in) communities. But if you have an opinion or idea, and you are pre-move-in, I am of course interested in your information as well. Bear with me. I cannot find a way to ask this question in a simple sentence or two, so here goes. I am interested to know what, if anything, your community did to prepare your members for living together in community, particularly in regards to children. Did you hold a discussion about expectations, concerns, requests? If you have policies or guidelines addressing concerns around children specifically, did you formulate them before move-in, and if so, how? And if you intentionally did not create such policy/guidelines, what was your reasoning? How did you learn what the wants and needs were within your membership? How did you address such a delicate subject? We have families with children, and we have couples and singles without children. We haven't expressly communicated about any expectations or concerns we may have. I'm sure we all have different ideas of "the way things will be". We need to communicate. We are having a hard time finding a good way to do that. Our meetings have a distinctly businesslike feel, so we are having difficulty figuring out how a discussion such as this could fit into our typical meeting structure. We've considered creative ways of integrating adults and children in certain activities, but some members bristle at the idea of forced or artificial integration. How to smooth the communication pathways and figure out. whatever we need to figure out?? Many thanks, ~Becky, Camelot Cohousing, Berlin, MA
- Inter-generational Integration efforts Becky M. Pulito, April 11 2007
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