|July 31. Aging in Cohousing (David Entin)||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Monty Berman (mberman116hotmail.com)|
|Date: Sat, 1 Aug 2009 08:00:35 -0700 (PDT)|
On the topic of Aging in CoHousing, Cohousing-L Digest, Aug. 1, '09, Vol 67, Issue 1, I guess this is happening to me. Started as a founding member of EcoVillage at Ithaca in 1996 and have, not surprisingly, grown older here. I write mainly to share with you all that the two outstanding experiences in my last couple of decades have been the two birthday celebrations I held here: the first in Jan. of 2004, my 75th, and the other more recently, my 80th, in Jan. '09. I used to wait for others to initiate my birthday celebrations but, beyond the ones my mother did for me as a young child, this rarely happened. So, these two opportunities for me to express my talents in workshop design have resulted in two absolutely soul-satisfying party experiences---and I have the scrap-books to prove it (put together by a couple of the participants.) Monty Berman EcoVillage at Ithaca, NY > From: cohousing-l-request [at] cohousing.org > Subject: Cohousing-L Digest, Vol 67, Issue 1 > To: cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org > Date: Sat, 1 Aug 2009 03:16:26 -0700 > Today's Topics: > > 1. Aging in Cohousing (David Entin) > ------------------------------------------------------------- > > Message: 1 > Date: Fri, 31 Jul 2009 20:00:09 -0400 > From: "David Entin" <davidentin [at] comcast.net> > Subject: [C-L]_ Aging in Cohousing > To: "Cohousing-L" <cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org> > Message-ID: <002101ca123b$09457dc0$6501a8c0@D1VX9Z91> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" > > To respond to Shira Klapper who wants to do research on aging on cohousing: > 1) I understand there are three completed senior cohousing communities in the > US. One is Silver Sage in Boulder, CO. All are relatively new and thus > don't have a long track record of experience. > 2) You should see "Senior Cohousing: A Community Approach to Independent > Living" by Charles Durrett. I believe he would be willing to talk with you > as well. He is a cohousing architect and experienced practitioner who lives > in cohousing and has led several workshops on how to create senior cohousing. > > 3) I also suggest you talk with Diane Margolis at Cambridge Cohousing who put > together a panel at our recent national cohousing conference on the subject > of aging in cohousing and her community has wrestled with this issue. > 4) We had a small working group on this topic a couple of years ago at Rocky > Hill and Pathways, two adjacent cohousing communities in Northampton, MA. > I hope these suggestions are helpful to you. The Cohousing Association > of the US would like to receive a copy of your research to make it available > to cohousing communities. I am on the Board of Coho/US. David Entin, Rocky > Hill Cohousing. > > -------------- **********
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