Henry Cisneros Calls for More Senior Cohousing
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.] 

Thanks for reading,

TOM LOFFTLiberty Village, MD

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