|Re: Benefits of cohousing for Diane Margolis||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Fred H Olson (fholsoncohousing.org)|
|Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 04:54:36 -0700 (PDT)|
Carolyn Dyer wrote on 29 Mar 2015: >*The Blue Zones* movement and book by Mark Buettner emphasizes the >importance of community and connectedness to long and happy lives. >The book documents a study originally supported by National Geographic to >identify the characteristics of communities around the world where people >live longest and happiest. Many of the strategies and practices identified >either describe cohousing communities or are ones cohousing communities >could commit to to provide benefits of cohousing. Unfortuantely I don't >have time at present to point to specifics, but I encourage those >interested to explore. >Iowa City and the state of Iowa are working to becoming Blue Zone places. >Carolyn Dyer >Board of Managers >Iowa City Cohousing >developer of Prairie Hill Cohousing >iowacitycohousing.org >cdyer1621 [at] gmail.com Interesting observation Carolyn. From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Buettner : >In April 2008, Buettner released a book on his findings, The Blue >Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the >Longest, through National Geographic Books. In September 2009, >Buettner gave a TED talk on the topic. >http://www.ted.com/talks/dan_buettner_how_to_live_to_be_100 The Blue ones website is: http://www.bluezones.com/ Anyone know if Dan is familiar with cohousing? I have not studied any of these much yet but as it happens, Dan is from the Twin Cities and will be talking at the Minneapolis Library April 27. If I get a chance to ask him a question, what should I ask? Fred -- Fred H. Olson Minneapolis,MN 55411 USA (near north Mpls) Email: fholson at cohousing.org 612-588-9532 My Link Pg: http://fholson.cohousing.org My org: Communications for Justice -- Free, superior listserv's w/o ads
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