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|From: David Hornick (dhornicknycap.rr.com)|
|Date: Sat, 1 Aug 2009 09:56:08 -0700 (PDT)|
I've had a few off-list communications requesting that I post background information for this project to acquaint the cohousing community with my motives. It's somewhat complicated, but perhaps it will be helpful for readers to know that I am a physician who has dedicated my career to providing medical care to people that are homebound. I started in Philadelphia in 1974 and have continued in Upstate New York since moving here in 1983. My professional experiences have led me to understand how important it is that people who are are homebound have access to medical care. I've also come to appreciate the importance of home architectural design, landscape design, and 'community' on ensuring quality of life for frail older people and younger people with disabilities. The Mexicommunity project grew out of my experiences as a homecare physician. It is a not-for-profit venture looking for volunteers to assist with the development. Anyone interested? For a better understanding of the philosophy behind Mexicommunity, you can read a short article by one of my friends in Oaxaca at: http://mexicommunity.com/back_article.html You may also find it helpful to read the short 'Overview' of the Mexicommunity Project at: http://mexicommunity.com/overview.html My connections with cohousing go back several years. In 2008, I organized and moderated the Aging-in-Place section of the Annual Conference held in Waltham, MA. I appreciate hearing from folks who have constructive comments about Aging-in-Place. If I can be helpful to any community that is struggling with Aging-in-Place, feel free to contact me at: * * * * * David N. Hornick, M.D., M.P.H. Homedical Associates 16 Crimson Oak Court Schenectady, NY 12309-2234 Office: (518) 346-3100 Mobil: (518) 878-9355 (preferred) Skype: davidhor Website: http://www.homedicalassociates.com/
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