|Re: Aging in Place||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Fred-List manager (fholsoncohousing.org)|
|Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2015 04:32:43 -0700 (PDT)|
Jean Foster <jean [at] jeanfoster.org> is the author of the message below. It was posted by Fred, the Cohousing-L list manager <fholson [at] cohousing.org> after deleting quoted digest. Digest subscribers, please delete most of quoted digest and restore subject line when replying. -------------------- FORWARDED MESSAGE FOLLOWS -------------------- Hi, Thanks for this discussion. It has helped me better understand what I am looking for and why. To me cohousing is trying to get us back to the old “it takes a village” way of life with extended families and people who saw the village itself as their home. I guess there are particular cultures where elders wandered off to die when their time came (and that seems to be our current model) but generally I think village life could and should accommodate the whole human lifespan and its needs. And accessibility features generally help everyone. For example, curb cuts and ramps don’t just enable those in wheelchairs but enable parents pushing strollers and folks pulling their grocery carts. best. Jean
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