|Re: Re: Questions re senior cohousing||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Sharon Villines (sharonsharonvillines.com)|
|Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2005 11:12:11 -0800 (PST)|
On Mar 18, 2005, at 12:45 PM, Eris Weaver wrote:
But how many/what percentage of people with limited abilities could one community sustain? Even if a senior cohousing started out with relatively "young" and fit seniors, over time the amount of decreased function and disability that can often come with age would increase and thus the amount of energy/time/work that individuals contribute would decrease. What would this look like over the long term?
I think this is a real concern but it goes both ways. Right now I'm feeling the crunch in the other direction. Since we moved in it has been the younger people who needed all the help -- from breast cancer to babies to multiple adoptions. We do have a wheel-chair bound quadriplegic who actually requires NO extra support because he has his own support network. Other than helping him get a heavy box home that UPS has delivered to the commonhouse or walking his service dog he has not required the weeks of food and child care support that younger and more able people have required.
Sharon ----- Sharon Villines Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC http://www.takomavillage.org
- Re: Re: Questions re senior cohousing, (continued)
- Re: Re: Questions re senior cohousing aamato, March 17 2005
- RE: Re: Questions re senior cohousing Alexander Robin A, March 17 2005
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Re: Questions re senior cohousing Eris Weaver, March 18 2005
- Re: Re: Questions re senior cohousing Sharon Villines, March 18 2005
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