|Re: retrofit cohousing - ultralite||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Fred-List manager (fholsoncohousing.org)|
|Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 06:09:25 -0800 (PST)|
Jean Hopkins <seaheidi [at] earthlink.net> is the author of the message below. It was posted by Fred, the Cohousing-L list manager <fholson [at] cohousing.org> due to a format problem. -------------------- FORWARDED MESSAGE FOLLOWS -------------------- Thank you very much for your article Alan. While caring for my mother I wanted an accessible common home in her neighborhood where neighbors could come together to care for not only seniors but also children and neighbors with disabilities or injuries. So I developed the idea of Neighborhood Care Homes. Promoting it was difficult with few people able to invest in such a place. I did learn of a small group trying to do retrofit cohousing, but we were spread rather thin. If our government would start matching grants, such as Community Development Block Grants, it might encourage neighbors to come together to create more sustainable neighborhoods. These neighborhoods would probably have lower crime rates, be healthier and everyone would feel valued so less suicides. These retrofit neighborhoods could also offer employment to people living in adjoining neighborhoods. Home care providers wouldn't have to travel so much from one neighborhood to another if they could work with all age groups in one neighborhood. I talked with a VNA Board member about 10 years ago about this, but I need to talk with them again. Jean, now living in an accessible cohousing community
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