|Re: Aging in Cohousing||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Kay Wilson Fisk (kwilsonfiskcomcast.net)|
|Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2013 12:41:17 -0700 (PDT)|
When we planned our community we had a few elderly residents who wanted handicap-accessible features in their units, and so we agreed to design all units for "aging in place." This includes: - at least one ramp to buildings not at ground level; - front doors that are wide enough for wheel-chairs; - handicap-accessible walk-in showers, including hand-held shower nozzles and room for a folding bench, in main floor bathrooms; - I think the folding bench, high toilets, and grab bars were all options. You don't need to be elderly to appreciate these features. They can come in handy when you have elderly or handicapped visitors, and after certain surgeries. And it turns out that they can make it easier to sell units. Kay Meadow Wood Community www.mwcondo.com -----Original Message----- From: David Entin [mailto:davidentin [at] comcast.net] <snip> ...We would be grateful to hear any cohousing examples addressing the needs of aging folks in a concrete way and what you have done. Thank you. David Entin, davidentin [at] comcast.net. _________________________________________________________________
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