|Henry Cisneros Calls for More Senior Cohousing||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Thomas Lofft (tloffthotmail.com)|
|Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2012 17:54:12 -0700 (PDT)|
Here's the opening text and a link to an article quoting Henry Cisneros, former HUD Secretary, who's emphasizing a need for what is virtually Senior Cohousing, but apparently he doesn't know that's what it's called: There needs to be a much larger emphasis on designing homes and neighborhoods for aging in place as the nation’s senior population continues to explode for the next couple of decades, with only about 4% of the 65+ demographic entering nursing homes, according to former Department of Housing and Urban Development secretary Henry Cisneros in an interview published in Kaiser Health News and the Washington Post.Aging in place is something that roughly 90% of older adults want to do, AARP studies say, but to make that possible, houses and neighborhoods must be designed and built for “lifelong” living to accommodate people as they age, he says.Losing the ability to communicate or socially engage with others is a huge fear for many seniors, says Cisneros, who currently runs a company specializing in urban real estate. Recent studies have shown the dangers of isolation and loneliness, but with so many people wanting to maintain their independence and stay in their own homes, there are some issues the nation needs to address.Here are some selected excerpts from the Cisneros interview: [Obviously, it's a really long link which will probably be corrupted by transfer to Coho-L, so copy it all and paste the entire link into your browser.] http://seniorhousingnews.com/2012/08/14/former-hud-secretary-save-money-keep-seniors-at-home-instead-of-assisted-living/?utm_source=Senior+Housing+News+Consumer+List&utm_campaign=d8b03cfff7-Senior_Housing_News_Weekly3_25_2010&utm_medium=email Thanks for reading, TOM LOFFTLiberty Village, MD
Henry Cisneros Calls for More Senior Cohousing Thomas Lofft, August 17 2012
- Re: Henry Cisneros Calls for More Senior Cohousing Ann Zabaldo, August 17 2012
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