|Re: Senior-multigenerational dilemma||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Fred-List manager (fholsoncohousing.org)|
|Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2017 04:55:20 -0800 (PST)|
Susan Elster <elster.sm [at] gmail.com> 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 and restoring subject line. Digest subscribers, please delete most of quoted digest and restore subject line when replying. NOTE: Digest subscribers can make replying easier by using "auto folders" particularly Gmail and Outlook users. See http://justcomm.org/jc-faq.htm#Q6.5 -------------------- FORWARDED MESSAGE FOLLOWS -------------------- Thank you all for your thoughtful comments on our cohousing multi-gen dilemma (see my email and David Mencher's). We really appreciate the feedback. While most people are commenting on subjective preferences around seniors living in a multi-gen (which is very helpful), the other questions we are wrestling with relate to sustainability. Will we be able to continue managing our own affairs, in say 10+ years, when our ages begin to range from 67 to 85 (rather than our current 57 to 75)? And, related to this, how attractive will we be to younger seniors as our units slowly become available? A note on context: In the U.S., the assumption (I think) is that people requiring nursing-level care would have to move out. In Israel, however, we have a strong in-home service sector. My father in the U.S. requires nursing home care for advanced Parkinson's; in Israel people like him can receive the support they need in their own homes. Presumably this would mean that the average age of our senior community would end up higher than our counterparts in the U.S.... but we really don't know. Are there any senior communities out there with enough history to help us look forward 10-15 years to comment on these questions, both related to sustainability? Thanks again! Susan
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