Re: co-care agreements?
From: Sharon Villines (
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2017 09:16:41 -0800 (PST)
> On Jan 26, 2017, at 1:12 PM, Cohousing <cohousing [at]> wrote:

> Question for Shadowlake Village: Does your multigenerational coho include 
> amenities for aging in place such as one level homes and common house with no 
> steps, 36” doorways to accommodate wheelchairs, break-away under cabinetry 
> for knee space in wheelchair, 5’ area in bathroom to rotate wheelchair, grab 
> bars, level walkways without steps, etc? 

These are all accessibility issues. If you do a Google search on 
“accessibility” and “universal design” you find lots of guidelines. These 
features apply to all of us, not just seniors. Not every one  in a wheelchair 
is old. Strollers and bikes. Kids with broken legs. Accessibility foo visitors.

I have to look up the source of this information, but typically seniors do live 
at home or independently with relatives until the last 2 weeks of life. The 
nursing home vision applies to relatively few people. It isn’t inevitable. 
While aging is, permanent disability isn’t.

Sharon Villines
Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC

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