Re: co-care agreements?
From: Beverly Jones Redekop (
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2017 22:35:37 -0800 (PST)
As a parent of children ages 4, 9, and 12, my preference is to have
neighbours of all ages. It seems sad to consider leaving when you think you
can't do your share after years of doing your share when you could.

On Thu, Jan 26, 2017, 3:48 PM Muriel Kranowski <murielk [at]> wrote:

> This topic is bringing up an unresolved issue for me about the goal of
> helping cohousers age in place. Does it make sense to plan on staying
> longer in your home, with whatever kind of assistance, past the point when
> you can "do" cohousing except in a social sense, receiving visits and
> perhaps getting some kinds of assistance from your neighbors that you can't
> reciprocate? How many such residents can a community sustain?
> I'm thinking about the very nice local senior living/ assisted living
> community to which several of our older members have moved in recent years.
> As pleasant as it may be to live there without all the responsibilities for
> maintaining one's house and the common spaces and the governance that
> cohousing entails, I think those of us who are getting older (yes, everyone
> is, but some of us have been at it longer) want to postpone that move and
> stay in our wonderful cohousing community as long as possible because of
> the human capital we have here. We want to remain in the presence of
> energetic younger folks and children and not live surrounded only by the
> old and the very old.
> But is it fair to our cohousing neighbors if we can't contribute to
> maintenance and governance? Or should that even be a consideration? I
> wonder about balancing all of this.
>    Muriel at Shadowlake Village
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